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.
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.
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.
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.
How can our gardens contribute to saving the planet? One neighborhood at a time! Alissa Hartman and Dreya Mancini offer tutorials on sustainable landscaping, and they talk with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about their work.
A report from Haiti where more than a thousand people have died from causes related to damage from recent hurricanes, a report from activist Malik Rahim of Common Ground in New Orleans, and an interview about women in prison.