Private gains, public losses. Abe and Joe look at Portland's biogas boondoggle.
Why not take our food waste and turn it into a source of energy? That's the idea behind biogas, and the impetus for a proposed new biogas plant in the Cully neighborhood. There's just one hitch to the plan: the company that wants to build the plant, Columbia Biogas, is asking the city of Portland to back its loan -- a scheme that could cost the city as much as $900,000 per year for 20 years. Abe and Joe take a look at this latest attempt to privatize gains and socialize losses.
Last week KBOO and Outside In worked together on a youth media project about Peer Education and health. We begin with Erick and Heberto Espinosa, Youth Specialist, who introduce the show.
Next, Richard Temple finds out how others cope with stress in order to adapt, cope and thrive. He created the song on the track, Sled Through Snow. After that we'll have Love Gun speak about recovering from alcohol and drug addiction, Peter Tysdal demystify psychic abilities, Jem talk about healthy, affordable alternatives to tampons, and interviews “veteren menstrator” Annie Calhoun, and Jackson Weird talk about the similarities between transgender and cisgender folks, how to be a good ally and shares great resources.
Bill Resnick talks with Burkhard Bilger about his New Yorker article "The Great Oasis": What can be done to halt the encroachment of deserts on land where people live and food is grown? They emphasize the effective grassroots movements that are most successful.
Hey all you urban farmers – and wanna-bes - out there! Tune in THIS evening at 7 pm for a special program featuring the authors, Novella Carpenter and Willow Rosenthal, of the The Essential Urban Farmer.And be sure to call 503-232-8818 with your membership pledge to get yourself a copy of this essential guidebook for any budding urban farmer.