Environment

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

program date: 
Tue, 04/07/2009

Greetings Cascadia! My name is Steve, and this is the KBOO Community Calendar for Wednesday, April 8th, 2009.
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2:10 minutes (1.99 MB)

Locus Focus on 04/08/09

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Locus Focus
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Wed, 04/08/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Is nuclear power a solution for climate change?

In 1980 investigative journalist Karl Grossman wrote a book called "COVER UP: What you are not supposed to know about Nuclear Power." That was a year after the meltdown at the Three Mile Island nuclear power facility in Pennsylvania scared the nation into rethinking its faith in nuclear power as a source of energy too cheap to meter. After a thirty year hiatus, however, nuclear power is back on the table, this time touted as a carbon emission-free source of electricity. But Karl Grossman is still here to tell us what we're not supposed to know about Nuclear Power.

Political Perspectives

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Tue, 04/07/2009 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Guests Regna Merritt, Executive Director of Oregon Wild, and Floy Jones of Friends of the Reservoir discuss new threats to Bull Run water including a possible additional water treatment plant, the replacement of the five open reservoirs at Mt Tabor and Washington Parks, and upcoming increases to Portland water bills. They are inviting listeners to a critical meeting to discuss threats and solutions, answer questions and accept short testimony on Saturday, April 11, 2009 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon at Glencoe Elementary School cafeteria at 825 SE 51st Avenue, Portland.

The Dirtbag

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The Dirtbag
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Wed, 04/08/2009 - 11:00am - 11:30am

Host Glen Andresen discusses space-saving techniques for growing vegetables in the city.

Radiozine on 04/08/09

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Radiozine
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Wed, 04/08/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Harriet and Marge host another installment of House Holding, or Homemaking Gone Progressive. They see a new way of considering our roles as stewards, not just as it applies in the world at large, but in the concrete management of resources as they flow from the natural world to our homes, kitchens, tables and community. Join them for a discussion of house holding as a form as activism. Today's topic is "Getting Ready For Your Preserving Season."

 

Renewable Energy Payments

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Thu, 04/02/2009
 

Hosts Melodie Silverwolf and Crystal Leighty speak with Bianca Barth, Policy Officer for the World Future Council, who is in Portland to promote the efforts of Oregonians for Renewable Energy Payments. Barth is supporting locally sponsored state legislation to adopt the German model for quickly advancing renewable energy production.

54:16 minutes (37.27 MB)

Human-powered Electricity

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Radiozine
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Tue, 03/24/2009

Host Todd Wilson speaks with designer Elizabeth Redmond about her work on flooring that can act as a human powered electric grid.

19:41 minutes (18.02 MB)

More Talk Radio on 04/06/09

Program: 
More Talk Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 04/06/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Greening Military Bases

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with two guests about a new project for turning US military bases into eco-development centers. This project will forge a diverse global coalition to press for the transformation of hundreds of US military bases overseas into eco-centers for launching the global green economy from the grassroots.

In the first half hour of the show the guest is Kevin Danaher, co-founder of Global Exchange. Since co-founding Global Exchange in 1988, Dr. Danaher has spoken at hundreds of universities and for community organizations throughout the U.S. He conducts workshops on issues ranging from the dynamics of the global economy to how we can replace the power of transnational corporations with local green economy networks.

In the second part of the show the guest is Miriam Pemberton, a Research Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, who writes and speaks on demilitarization issues for its Foreign Policy In Focus project. She leads a group that produces the annual “Unified Security Budget for the United States.

Coal Ash Disaster, and Coal Sludge Activism

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Wed, 04/01/2009

As a country, we tend to forget the dangers of current methods of processing coal. We focus on the myth of “clean coal” and don’t pay much attention to stories such as the December 22nd Coal Ash Disaster in Kingston, Tenn.,
The 65 foot tall pile of 1.6 billion gallons of coal ash created by years of burning coal for electricity broke the dam that separated it from the nearby Emory  river, spilling into the river and  burying 400 acres of land.

57:54 minutes (23.2 MB)

Positively Revolting

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Fri, 04/03/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Hosts Melodie Silverwolf and Crystal Leighty speak with Bianca Barth, Policy Officer for the World Future Council, who is in Portland to promote the efforts of Oregonians for Renewable Energy Payments. Barth is supporting locally sponsored state legislation to adopt the German model for quickly advancing renewable energy production.

Bianca Barth regularly hosts legislators from around the world, leading tours to demonstrate Germany's success at deploying solar, wind and other renewables in urban and rural settings across the country. She has first-hand knowledge of how Germany has used feed-in tariffs to exceed its Kyoto goals for carbon emissions.

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