Remembering the life and work of legendary activist, Father Gerard Jean-Juste, a fierce advocate for the rights of Haitian refugees, often in opposition to U.S. policies towards Haiti. He died on Wednesday. Also a look at the fight against Shell Oil in Nigeria. And the Knight Report.
Host Cris Andreae interviews Toby Hemenway about his updated classic, GAIA'S GARDEN: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture. Toby Hemenway is the author of the first major North American book on permaculture, Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture, and an adjunct professor at Portland State University. He is also Scholar in Residence at Pacific University. His current project is developing urban sustainability resources in Portland, where he now lives. He teaches permaculture and consults and lectures on ecological design throughout the country.
On the Columbia, sea lions have moved in because of Salmon struggling to make it up the dams. In order to protect the Salmon population from Sea Lions looking for an easy meal, the state has begun executing Sea Lions who frequent the location.
Some feel that the Sea Lions are being unfairly killed. Peter Shoaf talked to one such individual:
How will salmon policy change under the Obama Administration? A key meeting this week gives us some
For eight years the Bush administration did everything in their power to impede real salmon recovery along the Columbia River. Now it is the Obama administration's turn to take a serious look at restoring adequate salmon runs to our region. It started this week with high-level Obama administration officials, including NOAA Administrator Dr. Jane Lubchenco, meeting in Portland with representatives from Northwest states and Tribes. However, fishermen and salmon advocates were blocked from the meeting.
Host Dr. Helen Caldicott interviews Captain Charles Moore, surfer, sea captain, and scientific researcher. He was the first person to come upon the stretch of floating plastic debris now known as the Pacific Garbage Patch. (Air Cascadia is on break today, so If You Love This Planet begins at 10AM today.)
What is the role of economic and racial justice when we consider a sustainable world? Jill Fuglister talks with Laurie Mercier about her work with the Coalition for a Livable Future and the Livability Summit held at Portland State University this week.