Environment

Positively Revolting on 09/26/08

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Fri, 09/26/2008 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Host Ani Haines speaks with local journalist Nena Baker about her new book, The Body Toxic: How the Hazardous Chemistry of Everyday Things Threatens Our Health and Well-being

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/01/08

Air date: 
Wed, 10/01/2008 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Confronting Peak Oil: Building a Sustainable Future

Confronting Peak Oil: Building a Sustainable Future

As we approach the end of the age of oil, and the reality of the climate
crisis sinks in, more and more people are beginning to wake up to the fact
that we need to change our ways, and begin building sustainable energy
alternatives.  We'll spend the day exploring those alternatives - people and
projects who are working for change, places that have reduced their carbon
footprint, a national agenda for addressing the crisis, and local
initiatives in the Portland area.

Tentative schedule (subject to change):

If You Love This Planet on 09/22/08

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Mon, 09/22/2008 - 11:15am - 12:00pm

Host Dr. Helen Caldicott interviews Australian catholic author and historian Paul Collins, who resigned from the priesthood in 2002 following a dispute about his book, "Papal Power." He discusses his "environmental conversion."

Thor Hanson: Eco-tourism & the Uganda Mountain Gorilla

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Radiozine
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Wed, 09/17/2008

On the Thursday Radioazine for September 18, Stephanie Potter spoke with Thor Hanson, author of  The Impenetrable Forest, My Gorilla Years in Uganda.    Hanson lived in a remote village at the Edge of Bwindi Impenetrable forest , working with local trackers to create an eco-tourist program  and save some of the world's last remaining mountain gorillas and their ancient forest home.  With humor and affection he has written not only about the gorillas, but also the people of Uganda and the rich hospitality of their culture. 

27:21 minutes (6.26 MB)

Our Backyard: Drill Baby, Drill!

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Tue, 09/16/2008

Our Backyard, KBOO's locally produced environmental series. This edition: The US House passes an energy bill allowing off-shore drilling .... sorta. Republicans and Democrats do kabuki politics with energy policy.

4:09 minutes (3.8 MB)

Flashpoints on 09/16/08

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Flashpoints
Air date: 
Tue, 09/16/2008 - 11:15am - 12:00pm

The guest is environmental philosopher and cultural critic Derrick Jensen, author of numerous books including Endgame.

Carnivore Extinction: Why should we care?

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Radiozine
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Wed, 09/10/2008
On the Sept 10 Radiozine, Host Melinda Bernerts asks, "How does the extinction of the world's large predators such as lions affect us?" She talks with wildlife journalist William Stolzenberg about what the loss of top carnivores means to cities like Portland.
 
28:10 minutes (12.9 MB)

Wes Jackson: Prairie Ecology-Model for Agriculture

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Radiozine
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Wed, 09/10/2008
On the Sept 5 Radiozine, Bruce Silverman interviews Wes Jackson, botanist, geneticist, proponent of using prairie ecology as the model for agriculture, and director of The Land Institute. He has edited a new book of essays called The Virtues of Ignorance: Complexity, Sustainability and The Limits of Knowledge. Jackson claims achieving a better world may require less information and technology, not more.
28:01 minutes (12.83 MB)

Our Backyard: Undamming the Klamath

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Tue, 09/09/2008

Our Backyard, KBOOs locally produced environmental series. This edition: The efforts to undam the Klamath River and Derrick Jensen comes to Oregon for a Deep Green workshop.

Links:

Undamming the Klamath - http://www.klamathriver.org/Events.html#pdoa

Derrick Jensen Deep Green Workshop - http://www.derrickjensen.org/dgr.html

4:00 minutes (3.67 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for September 8, 2008

program date: 
Tue, 09/09/2008

Hosted by Luz María Gordillo, this show deals with issues affecting Mexican-Americans as well as immigration.  We also learn about saving the planet, our city, and our neighborhoods by changing the way we landscape and garden in our yards.  You can hear the whole show by clicking on the arrow above; or you can follow the links below to individual segments. 

1.  Gardening in the City: Bill Resnick talks with two experts, Dreya Mancini and Alissa Hartman.

2.  Community Organizing around immigration: Denise Morris interviews Amelia Cates and Amy Dudley

55:48 minutes (31.93 MB)
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