Environment

Radiozine on 08/06/08

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Radiozine
Air date: 
Wed, 08/06/2008 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Dave Mazza speaks with two participants in upcoming Portland events for Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Dr. James N. Yamazaki is UCLA professor emeritus in pediatrics. At the age of 33, Yamazaki was the lead physician of the 1949 U.S. Atomic Bomb Medical Team, studying the effects of nuclear bombing on children in Nagasaki, in which more than 100,000 persons died directly, with hundreds of thousands more being exposed directly and indirectly to the bomb. He helped establish the website Children of the Bomb. Pamela Vergun is editor and translator of "A Dimly Burning Wick: Memoir from the Ruins of Hiroshima.

Locus Focus on 08/06/08

Program: 
Locus Focus
Air date: 
Wed, 08/06/2008 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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What's wrong with off-shore oil drilling and why is this bad idea gaining political traction?

Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein talks with Richard Charter, with Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund, about the recent push for lifting moratoriums on off-shore oil drilling, why the idea seems to be winning public support and what is wrong with the plan.

2008 Election Racism, Offshore Drilling, and "New Capitalism"

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Mon, 08/04/2008

Hosts Abe Proctor and Joe Uris cover the entire political spectrum, with today's show centered around Racism in the 2008 Elections (and our culture in general), how off-shore drilling is more smokescreen than solution to our energy problems, and they introduce the concept of the "New Capitalism" for later discussion.

56:42 minutes (25.96 MB)

Radiozine on 08/06/08

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Wed, 08/06/2008 - 10:00am - 10:30am
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"Free Trade" or Fair Trade? - Reform, Accountability, Development and Employment Act

Laurie King of Portland Jobs with Justice and Arthur Stamoulis of the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign join host Martha Odom to discuss The Trade Act introduced in Congress in June, '08. They will review the devastating consequences of trade agreements, both for the U.S. and for other countries and talk about why the new law would correct many of the injustices. And hear what you can do to help insure passage of this critical legislation.

Population, Climate and Women's Right to Choose

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Tue, 07/29/2008

On the July 30 News and Public Affairs Special on the Climate Crisis, Stephanie Potter looked at how our numbers are affecting the climate crisis, and learned that providing women with the means to determine the size of their families could lead to population stabilzation.  She spoke with Bob Doppelt, Director of the Climate Leadership Initiative at the Univesity of Oregon's Institute for a Sustainable Environment;   Marian Starkey, Communications Director at the Population ConnectionRamona Rex, Population Issues Coordinator for the Sierra Club's  13:17 minutes (12.16 MB)

Positively Revolting on 08/01/08

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Fri, 08/01/2008 - 7:30am - 9:00am

Ani Haines hosts a discussion of the pagan holiday of Lammas, the festival of the first harvests: it's time to take stock of how our plans and goals are doing, make adjustments where needed and plan for lean times ahead.

 

Wildfires and Climate Change

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Locus Focus
program date: 
Tue, 07/29/2008

This morning Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein is joined by Timothy Ingalsbee, former forest firefighter and now executive director of Firefighters United for Safety, Ethics, and Ecology. They discuss causes for the current rash of wildfires in California and how they are in part a result of climate change.

84:12 minutes (38.55 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for July 28, 2008

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Sun, 07/27/2008

Viable options for saving the planet and making life better; a novel about mending family ties; The New Yorker's Obama cartoon cover;  and the history of victims' rights -- all these are discussed by the Old Moles on this show hosted by Tom Becker, who plays some of Billy Bragg's versions of Woody Guthrie songs.  Hear the whole show by clicking the arrow above.  Hear individual segments by following their links below:

1.  Bill Resnick interviews Guy Dauncy about real possibilties for saving us from global warming and making a better world in the process.

2.  Larry Bowlden reviews The Art of Mending by Elizabeth Berg.

51:45 minutes (23.7 MB)

A Future for the Earth

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Sun, 07/27/2008

Global climate activist Guy Dauncy talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about available technologies and policies that could save the planet.  Dauncy is with Earth Future.

18:18 minutes (8.38 MB)

Locus Focus on 07/30/08

Program: 
Locus Focus
Air date: 
Wed, 07/30/2008 - 7:30am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Wildfires and climate change

This morning Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein is joined by Timothy Ingalsbee, former forest firefighter and now executive director of Firefighters United for Safety, Ethics, and Ecology. They will discuss causes for the current rash of wildfires in California and how they are in part a result of climate change.

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