Host Marianne Barisonek interviews Mike Hudak, author of Western Turf Wars: The Politics of Public Lands Ranching. Hudak documents how public lands ranching is bad and why it happens this way, what the forces of
resistance are, and what happens when people with a conscience take action
against the political corruption rampant throughout the West.
On the Thursday, July 3, Recovey Zone, host Stephanie Potter and KBOO listeners spoke with Les Knight about a radical solution to the problems of planet Earth. Knight is a Portland resident who serves as an international spokesperson for VHEMT -- the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement. He uses logic and humor to argue for the end of the human race. (Music by Kevin McLeod.)
Jerry DeWitt, Director of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University, j
Jerry DeWitt, Director of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University, joins host Barbara Bernstein in a discussion about the impacts of climate change and agricultural practices on recent flooding in the midwest.
Host Andrew Geller sits in for Joe & Abe today with a discussion of the sneaky replacement of natural beets with genetically engineered Sugar Beets in our domestic sugar supply, right here in the Willamette Valley. Andrew brings in three experts to illuminate the shady goings-on.
First, in studio, we have Laurie Ann Bird from NW Rage, the NW Resistance Against Genetic Engineering.
Davis says, "Our world, our old world that we have inhabited for the last 12,000 years, has
ended, even if no newspaper in North America or Europe has yet printed its
scientific obituary. This February, while cranes were hoisting cladding to the
141st floor of the Burj Dubai tower (which will soon be twice the height of the
Empire State Building), the Stratigraphy Commission of the Geological Society of
London was adding the newest and highest story to the geological column."
Host Barbara Bernstein speaks with Michael Klare, author of Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet: The New Geopolitics of Energy(2008), about the hype and myth of off-shore oil drilling and how our wrong-headed energy policies are destined to lead to resource wars.