Public Utilities

program date: 
Sun, 06/01/2008

Host Scott Forrester's topic today is Public Utilities, why we need them and how to get them. Guests Steve Johnson, Executive Director for the Washington Public Utility Districts Association (wpuda.org) and Joe Nipper, Senior VIce President for the American Public Power Association (appanet.org) encourage us to get our act together in Oregon and fight hard for a Public Utility District.

27:44 minutes (25.4 MB)

Tuesday Radiozine on 06/03/08

Air date: 
Tue, 06/03/2008 - 10:15am - 10:30am

Bruce Silverman presents another installment in his "Answers Series." The topic is Hippo Water Rollers. Dirty water is the number one cause of death and disease in the world. But many people have to travel far to get clean water, and water is heavy to carry. We'll hear about two ingenious, low-tech inventions to solve the problem. 

A Different Nature on 06/05/08

A Different Nature
Air date: 
Thu, 06/05/2008 - 9:00pm - Fri, 06/06/2008 - 12:00am

SOUND MAP OF THE DANUBE --- by Annea Lockwood -- A three hours special of recordings taken from 59 sites along the Danube and 13 brief interviews (in German) with people who live along the river.

More Talk Radio on 06/02/08

More Talk Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 06/02/2008 - 7:30am - 9:00am

Today hosts Cecil and Celeste host an open forum for your calls. 

News and Public Affairs Special on 06/02/08

Air date: 
Mon, 06/02/2008 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Biodevastation Special

A look at geological catastrophe and the world's food supply, a five-hour special.

Portland's 40 Mile Loop - The North Portland Greenway

Locus Focus
program date: 
Tue, 05/27/2008

Host Barbara Bernstein invites local Portland activists Paul Maresh and Pam Arden from the Friends of the 40 Mile Loop (40mileLoop.org) to discuss the plans for adding the North Portland Greenway to the long-term plan for a 40 Mile hiking and biking loop around the Portland Metro area.

77:15 minutes (35.37 MB)

Joe and Abe Talk Radio - May 27

program date: 
Mon, 05/26/2008

Host Joe Uris brings a variety of topics to the table today, including the controversial LNG Terminals in Oregon, the Presidential Race, and the Columbia River Crossing. Our conservative friend James is declared KBOO's official Rush [Limbaugh] Reporter, inspiring some listener comments on the place of inflammatory Hate Speech and death threats on the public air waves.

85:43 minutes (39.25 MB)

Our Backyard: Strange Bedfellows

program date: 
Tue, 05/27/2008

Our Backyard: KBOO's locally produced environmental series. Our very own Congressman Earl Blumenauer and the President have ended up in the same bed over the 2008 Farm Bill, but perhaps not exactly for the same reasons.

3:37 minutes (3.32 MB)

Villages in Cities

program date: 
Sun, 05/25/2008

The Village Building Convergence is a project for creating new public spaces in our cities through neighbors working together to create urban villages, some of which can be found in many Portland neighborhoods. Bill Resnick talks with two members of this movement, Kat Steele and Matt Philllips, who will be speaking at the VBC conference coming up in Portland May 23 - June 1.  Read all about it here. 

13:58 minutes (6.4 MB)

Patenting the Climate Genes

program date: 
Tue, 05/27/2008

Hope Shand,  Research Director for the ETC Group and I discuss their new report
describing efforts by the ag-biotech industry to patent 'climate-ready'
genes which would theoretically allow our most common agricultural
crops to continue thriving in the warm future confronting us all.

29:32 minutes (10.14 MB)
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