Environment

Radiozine

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Thu, 01/08/2009 - 10:00am - 10:30am

Dave Mazza interviews Leuren Moret, geoscientist and international expert on depleted uranium, who speaks at the Friends Meeting House on Sunday, January 11th.

Locus Focus

Program: 
Locus Focus
Air date: 
Wed, 01/07/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Is climate change the culprit for our recent spate of extreme weather?

 

 

Andrew Rice, assistant professor of physics at Portland State University, talks with Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein about the weather. Especially the recent stretch of cold, snow and flooding that has shaped the past few weeks. Is climate change the culprit? Should cities in the lower Willamette Valley start investing in more snow removal equipment. Dr. Rice answers these and any of your weather-related questions.

 

Circle A Radio

Air date: 
Wed, 01/07/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
we discuss Hawaiian Sovereignty with Portland Author Elinor Langer, and Dr. Kekuni Blazedell, conven

Queen Liliuokalani was the last reigning monarch of the Hawaiian islands. She was deposed by opposition forces who called themselves the Committee of Safety,  with the help of the U.S. Marines.
On January 17, 1893, Queen Liliuokalani yielded her authority:
. . . Now to avoid any collision of armed forces, and perhaps the loss of life, I do this under protest and impelled by said force yield my authority until such time as the Government of the United States shall, upon facts being presented to it, undo the action of its representatives and reinstate me in the authority which I claim as the Constitutional Sovereign of the Hawaiian Islands.

Anna & the Eco-Terrorists

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sun, 01/04/2009

A weird and erotic psycho-suspense audio drama about environmentalists, FBI agents, the Green Scare, and the woman at the center of it all.   

35:48 minutes (24.59 MB)

Index of leading asshattery indicators

 I love Harper's Index.

For those of you not familiar with it, Harper's Index appears near the front of every edition of Harper's magazine. It presents a sort of snapshot of current affairs by way of assembling a bunch of seemingly obscure, but ultimately telling, statistics. The index can really help break an issue down to irrefutable numbers in a way that cuts through ideological trappings.

Take the current iteration of Harper's Index, for example. It's all about the legacy of the Bush years, the whole fucking war-ridden, corrupt, incompetent, greedy, murderous, filthy lot of them. Here's just a few choice nuggets:

 

Percentage of Bush’s first 189 appointees who also served in his father’s administration: 42

Minimum number of Bush appointees who have regulated industries they used to represent as lobbyists: 98

Date on which the GAO sued Dick Cheney to force the release of documents related to current U.S. energy policy: 2/22/02

Number of other officials the GAO has sued over access to federal records: 0

Number of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and North African men detained in the U.S. in the eight weeks after 9/11: 1,182

Number charged with an immigration violation: 762

Days since the federal government first placed the nation under an “elevated terror alert” that the level has been relaxed: 0

Percentage of the amendments in the Bill of Rights that are violated by the USA PATRIOT Act, according to the ACLU: 50

Minimum number of laws that Bush signing statements have exempted his administration from following: 1,069

 

... and on and on. It's an itemized chronicle of catastrophic mis-government. Read the whole thing, and then print it off and give it to your Republican co-workers.

-A

If You Love This Planet

Air date: 
Mon, 01/05/2009 - 11:15am - 12:00pm

Pediatrician and anti nuclear advocate Dr Helen Caldicott joins President of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, Dr Arjun Makhijani at a public lecture in Washington DC, October 2008.
Dr Makhijani has competed a study called Carbon Free and Nuclear Free: A Roadmap for US Energy Policy, and in this lecture he and Dr Caldicott address the folly of nuclear power, and discuss the bright future of renewable energy sources.

Earthwatch

Categories:
Air date: 
Mon, 01/05/2009 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Nina Bell, Executive Director of Northwest Environmental Advocates, talks about the recent decision by the EPA to issue a national vessel discharge permit ten years after envrionmental groups requested action.

Starting about two weeks ago ships discharging pollution, most notably invasive species, into the nation’s waters were for the first time required to comply with a Clean Water Act permit.  The permit was issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It comes nearly ten years after environmental organizations petitioned EPA to reverse a regulation shielding ships from the permitting requirements of the Clean Water Act.  EPA denied the petition but the groups went to court and ultimately won.

Diane Wilson

program: 
Radiozine
program date: 
Mon, 12/29/2008

 Diane Wilson talks with host Marianne Barisonek about her book "Holy Roller: Growing Up in the Church of Knock Down, Drag Out; or, How I Quit Loving a Blue-Eyed Jesus"

27:36 minutes (25.27 MB)

Recovery Zone

Program: 
Recovery Zone
Air date: 
Thu, 01/01/2009 - 10:00am - 10:30am

Host Stephanie Potter interviews Randy White, founder of Bright Neighbor.com, which is a new website that encourages people to share their skills and their stuff with their neighbors.  --Something to encourage nonconsumerism and sustainability, and that could help us with economic hard times.
 

Voices from the Edge

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Air date: 
Thu, 01/01/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Scott Forrester guest hosts today. Be the first to call in this year at 503 231-8187!

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