Environment

Radiozine on 03/26/09

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Radiozine
Air date: 
Thu, 03/26/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

The guest is Karen Coulter of Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project, a group that has been successfully fighting for the preservation of forests and wildlife in eastern Oregon for nearly 20 years. She discusses their upcoming fundraiser and their work to spark widespread public discussion and initiatives addressing the need to re-establish citizen authority instead of transnational corporate rule and create real democracy to protect the integrity of ecosystems and communities for the future. Eva Lake hosts.

Sunnyside Neighborhood Energy: Transforming Energy from a Commodity to a Renewable Community Resource

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program: 
Recovery Zone
program date: 
Tue, 03/24/2009

sunnyside energyThis month's featured guests are John Sorenson & Seth Truby, co-founders of  Sunnyside Neighborhood Energy(SunNE) .  Their aim is to build a local renewable energy system based at the Sunnyside Environmental school that would provide space heat and hot water for hundreds of nearby homes and small businesses.  Thermal energy districts have been created in towns and villages in Canada and Europe; if SunNE succee

30:39 minutes (21.05 MB)

Radiozine on 03/25/09

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Wed, 03/25/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

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

Flashpoints on 03/24/09

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Tue, 03/24/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Journalist Greg Palast on the 20th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez spill and the current economic meltdown. And Malik Rahim of Common Ground Relief on the current financial situation.

If You Love This Planet on 03/23/09

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Mon, 03/23/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Host Dr. Helen Caldicott speaks with Mary Olson, Southeast Regional Coordinator for the Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS) talks about the nuclear 'renaissance' in the United States, including the push for the flawed Generation IV reactors.

Cracked Pots: "Re-use Is at the Heart of All We Do"

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program: 
Recovery Zone
program date: 
Wed, 03/18/2009

On the March 5th, Recovery Zone, Stephanie Potter hosted Tess Beistel, founder of Cracked Pots, where waste is kept out of landfills and turned into garden art:  "Reuse is at the heart of all we do."  Biestel discussed  the introduction of the Cracked Pots UnGarden Show, which took place on March 7, featuring "indoor" work by more than 20 artists.  Cracked Pots also hosts a Garden Show every summer and is taking applications from artists until April 22nd.  All art is made from at least 75% reused and recycled materials.  

29:14 minutes (11.71 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for March 16, 2009

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Sun, 03/15/2009

 Hosted by Denise Morris, this program features discussions of single payer health insurance, a strike against a hedge-fund owned cookie company in Brooklyn, a movie about ambiguous gender, and a psychological investigation of political apathy.  To hear the whole show, click on the arrow at the top of this page.  For individual segments, follow the links below:

1.  Russell Mokhiber and Bill Resnick discuss the need for getting single payer health insurance recognized as an option in the current debate.

2.  Movie Moles Jan Haaken and Denise Morris review the Argentine film XXY.

54:13 minutes (31.02 MB)

Getting Past Apathy

program date: 
Sun, 03/15/2009

Political activists are often discouraged by public "apathy" about big problems like the environmental crisis.  But what lies behind apathy? Psychologists  Jan Haaken and Renee Lertzman discuss how activists can relieve the sense of powerlessness that underlies what looks like apathy.

Photo Credit: www.beyondrobson.com

12:55 minutes (7.39 MB)

Radiozine on 03/23/09

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Mon, 03/23/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Pete Anderson hosts Web of Life, a program about animals and topics related to animals, with an expanded focus on the ways the society impacts animals and how animals impact society. Today's co-host is Janna Banana. The topic is "Animal Slavery."

Wake-Free on the Willamette

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Locus Focus
program date: 
Tue, 03/17/2009

Why we need to make the Holgate Channel & Ross Island Lagoon wake-free or non-motorized zones - and what that means.

Between Ross Island and the east bank of the Willamette lies the Holgate Channel, a patch of natural paradise only a couple miles south of downtown Portland.  Sitting above the river on the eastbank, with osprey and eagles and blue herron as your companions, you have no idea you're anywhere near a city. . .except for the roar of jet skis and motor boat engines - not to mention the bass enhanced stereo systems booming across the river.  Bob Sallinger, Urban Conservation Director for the Portland Audubon Society has been working hard to create a wake-free zone in the Holgate Channel and ban motorized craft outright from neighboring Ross Island Lagoon. Tune in to hear why he believes this is necessary to make the Holgate Channel a safer place for humans and wildlife.

53:51 minutes (24.65 MB)
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