Environment

Indigenous Issues from Belgium

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 05/21/2009

Today is the third day of a United Nations Summit for Indigenous Issues. 

As part of the summit, indigenous activists marched to several embassies to demand policy changes toward native people and biodiversity.

KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with Ann Peterman of the Global Forests Coalition about one of the stops on today’s march – at the Belgian national mission:

4:50 minutes (4.43 MB)

Sea Lion Hunts Continue

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 05/20/2009

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:
 
4:54 minutes (4.49 MB)

How will Salmon Policy change under the Obama Administration?

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program: 
Locus Focus
program date: 
Tue, 05/26/2009

Hosted by: Barbara Bernstein

How will Salmon Policy change under the Obama Administration?

54:22 minutes (24.89 MB)

Locus Focus

Program: 
Locus Focus
Air date: 
Wed, 05/27/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
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.

 

 

If You Love This Planet on 05/25/09

Air date: 
Mon, 05/25/2009 - 10:00am - 11:00am

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.)

Justice and Sustainability

program date: 
Sun, 05/17/2009

 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.  

10:25 minutes (5.97 MB)

Great Blue Heron Week - Portland's Official Bird

program: 
Locus Focus
program date: 
Tue, 05/19/2009

 Hosted by: Barbara Bernstein

The Great Blue Heron has been Portland's official city bird since 1986.

56:23 minutes (25.81 MB)

Food Show on 05/20/09

Program: 
Food Show
Air date: 
Wed, 05/20/2009 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
The new Sunday King neighborhood market, Ivy Manning's cookbook and even the Burgerville menu all sh
 
What are your sources of locally-grown food in this season of bounty? Farmers markets, your backyard garden, neighborhood buying clubs, the natural foods store or co-op? Then there are countless ways to prepare such fresh fruits and vegetables at home. Overwhelmed in the kitchen? Some fast food joints are even cooking up such local produce for you.
On Wednesday’s show we’ll hear from:
  • Ann Forsthoefel, director of the Portland Farmers Market, on how the new Sunday King market will help revitalize the neighborhood.

Wolves are removed from the endangered species list

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Sun, 05/10/2009

4:03 minutes (3.71 MB)

Nuclear Provision in Climate Bill

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 05/13/2009

 

President Obama has promoted ‘alternative energy’ as a key part of his agenda.

To achieve that goal, some legislators in the US Congress have proposed a ‘Clean Energy Bank’ that would provide low-interest loans for new alternative energy projects.

But anti-nuclear groups have discovered a little-publicized provision in the bill that would allow unlimited loans for nuclear power plant construction.

2:48 minutes (2.57 MB)
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