Environment

Greg Higgins and the Food Wars

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Mon, 06/16/2008

Hosts Joe Uris and Abe Proctor speak with downtown Portland Higgins Restaurant owner and chef Greg Higgins on the food wars.

85:26 minutes (39.11 MB)

Obama and McCain on the Economy

program date: 
Sun, 06/15/2008

Where do John McCain and Barack Obama  stand on issues affecting jobs, health care, and income inequality?  Economist Arthur MacEwan talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick  about what's wrong with the economy, what needs to be done, and how likely the main presidential contenders are to do the right things.  MacEwan contributes to Dollars & Sense as "Dr. Dollar" and is the author of  NEOLIBERALISM OR DEMOCRACY?

14:36 minutes (6.68 MB)

Astoria LNG Terminal Approved by Feds: 1 Down 2 To Go

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 06/05/2008

Federal regulators have given the environmental go-ahead for a proposed liquefied natural gas, or LNG, terminal near Astoria.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission released its environmental impact statement on the controversial Bradwood Landing Project late this afternoon.

2:13 minutes (2.04 MB)

Food Show on 06/16/08

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Food Show
Air date: 
Mon, 06/16/2008 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Host Marliese Franklin looks at two questions on today's show...

1. How do performers make ice cream? Rudy Speerschneider of Mostlandia sets the stage.

2. Are we an "Irradiation Nation?" Wenonah Hauter discusses her new book, "Zapped: Irradiation and the Death of Food." 

Organic Farming Certification and Farmer's Markets

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Locus Focus
program date: 
Tue, 06/10/2008

Host Barbara Bernstein talks about organic farming certification with Chris Schreiner of Oregon Tilth, plus Moreland Farmers' Market Manager Laura Wendel and several farmers who have gone through the federal organic certification process, and some who have not.

80:11 minutes (36.71 MB)

Radiozine on 06/12/08

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Thu, 06/12/2008 - 10:00am - 10:30am

The guest is filmmaker Todd Darling, who talks about his film A Snow Mobile for George, he motors across America in search of what drives environmental policy at the
Bush White House. Fired up by a question over a used snowmobile in the Sierra
Nevada, he visits Yurok Indians in Northern California, cowboys in Wyoming, and
Wall Street workers in New York City. 

Locus Focus on 06/11/08

Program: 
Locus Focus
Air date: 
Wed, 06/11/2008 - 7:30am - 9:00am

Host Barbara Bernstein talks about organic farming certification with Chris Schreiner
of Oregon Tilth, Moreland Farmers' Market Manager Laura Wendel and several
farmers who have gone through the federal organic certification process, and
some who have not.

Old Mole Variety Hour for June 9, 2008

program date: 
Sun, 06/08/2008

Today's show features, for the second time, the music of Portland band Pink Martini and concludes with a discussion of the implicit politics of their work.   Also discussed on the show are world hunger and the cost of food, the relations between being queer and being an immigrant, "Sex and the City," and what Congress is  and is not doing about climate change.

To hear the whole show, click on the arrow above.  To hear individual pieces, follow the links below. 

1.  Bill Resnick and Deborah James discuss poverty, hunger, and food.   

2.   Frann Michel on how being queer is like being an immigrant (and  vice-versa). 

57:16 minutes (26.22 MB)

Climate Change in Congress?

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program date: 
Sun, 06/08/2008

The U.S. Senate has just rejected an ineffective climate-change bill--for the wrong reasons.  What kind of legislation  would really deal with the issue, and what would it take to make it happen?  Brian Tokar of the Institute for Social Ecology lays out the problems and possible solutions in this discussion with Bill Resnick.  

Tokar has just published an article "Toward a Movement for Peace and Climate Justice" in which he expands on what he says in this interview.   

11:41 minutes (5.35 MB)

Alternative Radio on 06/11/08

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Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Wed, 06/11/2008 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Host David Barsamian interviews Maude Barlow about The Global Water Crisis. Maude Barlow is the National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians, Canada's largest public advocacy organization, and the co-founder of
the Blue Planet Project, working internationally for the right to water. She is the recipient of the Lannan Cultural Freedom Fellowship Award, and the Right Livelihood Award, the alternative Nobel Prize. Her latest book is Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis.
 

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