Environment

Foreign Policy in the Obama Years

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Sun, 12/21/2008

Where will US foreign policy go under Obama?  How might it impact the poorer nations of the world.  Sarah Anderson,  Director of the Global Economic Project at the Institute for Policy Studies,  provides her insights in this conversation with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick.  

19:23 minutes (11.09 MB)

If You Love This Planet

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Mon, 12/29/2008 - 11:15am - 12:00pm

Host Dr, Helen Caldicott gave a lecture in October of this year to medical colleagues in Calgary, Alberta Canada. She describes the medical and environmental risks associated with the complex process of the nuclear fuel cycle, and climate change.

Radiozine

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Radiozine
Air date: 
Wed, 12/24/2008 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Scott Forrester hosts a discussion of current events.

If You Love This Planet

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Mon, 12/22/2008 - 11:15am - 12:00pm

Dr Helen Caldicott traveled to Oak Ridge, Tennessee as a guest of OREPA, the Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance. Director of OREPA Ralph Hutchison took Dr Caldicott to the Y12 National Security Complex, which was involved in developing the nuclear weapons that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of the second world war. Currently operated by B&W Y12, the plant plays a 'vital role in the Department of Energy's Nuclear Weapons Complex.'
Ralph Hutchison has lived on the doorstep of the facility for many years, and he joins Dr Caldicott on If You Love This Planet to explain the capabilities - and dangers - of the Y12 plant.

Get This

Air date: 
Mon, 12/22/2008 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Host Cris Andreae speaks with Leslie Adamson about Obama's Secretary of the Interior appointment, the WOPR plan and an update on the LNG pipeline.

Locus Focus

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Locus Focus
Air date: 
Wed, 12/24/2008 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A cross-generational look back at 2008 and look ahead at 2009

What opportunities and challenges have the events of 2008 created for us in the coming year? Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein is joined by two college students - Justin Ralls and Ted Sweeney, whom she recently met at a Sellwood cafe - for a cross-generational conversation about how we create social movements for change in the current climate. How are these times similar to another crossroads era, the 1960s, yet how are they significantly different? This program continues the coffehouse conversation and opens it up to KBOO's listeners.

Vestas Wind Turbine Company

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Evening News
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Tue, 12/09/2008

Portland Mayor-elect Sam Adams announced last week that the world's largest wind turbine company would be relocating to Portland. But some local media said he was jumping the gun.
The Portland Tribune warned Adams to avoid making the same mistake as former Mayor Vera Katz, who announced in 2002 that Vestas would be opening a manufacturing plant in Portland. But that manufacturing plant was never built.
The Tribune quoted Vestas spokesman Roby Roberts as saying hewas glad the mayor was excited, but the project was still being negotiated.
When Roberts spoke to KBOO's Jenka Soderberg today, however, he sounded optimistic about the plan.
 

3:04 minutes (2.81 MB)

More Talk Radio

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More Talk Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 12/22/2008 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Hosts Cecil and Celeste speak with Peter Phillips of Project Censored with a look back at 2008 and the most censored stories.

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show

Air date: 
Tue, 12/23/2008 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Per Fagereng substitutes for Abe and Joe today. His guest is Tom Whipple. In a recent article in the Falls Church News-Press Whipple said, "There is a growing consensus among those who follow such things, that the new high of world oil production (87.9 million barrels a day) reached last July is likely to go down in history as the all-time peak."

eWaste and "Green" Energy

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The Digital Divide
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Wed, 12/17/2008

This month, the Digital Divide looks at the environment and what technology is doing to help or harm it. 

We speak with a pioneering nonprofit that is battling the growing amount of eWaste and talk to a justice organization on just how green many of the next generation energy technologies really are.

55:04 minutes (18.91 MB)
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