Wow! What a banner year for cycling! The KBOO Bike Show celebrates LIVE on the air with our New Year's Open House. Blind Pilot, a Portland-based rock band that tours by bike, performs live in the studios. We invite people on the air to share their favorite moments of 2008 and hopes for 2009.
An in-depth look at the Idaho stop sign law which effectively turns stop signs into yield signs for cyclists. Can this law work in Oregon? Is it long past due or a potentially dangerous change? Are all vehicles created equal? Join the KBOO Bike Show to join the discussion and hear what the experts have to say about the future of how we not only go, but stop in Oregon.
The Sellwood Bridge is in desperate need of repair or replacement. After a long process, a final decision is due soon on a new bridge's alignment and design. In recent weeks this process has become contentious because two groups are being pitted against one another.
A group of condo owners who live on either side of the bridge have been aggressively supporting an alignment that would move the bridge a block or more north, saving their property from demolition but having major impacts on other parts of the neighborhood.
This week we talk with a group of Sellwood neighbors who are opposed to this plan and have organized a grassroots movement to rebuild the bridge in its current alignment. We look at the sustainability and livability issues of where the new Sellwood Bridge is built.
The world is on a crash course to environmental devastation. It's time to put the brakes on! This Wednesday morning, stay tuned to KBOO for 'Shifting Gears: Toward a Carbon Free Future'. Guests will include world-renowned climate activist Vandana Shiva with her new book 'Soil not Oil', environmental visionary Guy Dauncey, and discussions on local projects to transform the logging industry, create an electric vehicle infrastructure, and take direct action for climate change.
Richard Heinberg - Endless Consumption: The Party's Over (lecture)
Richard Heinberg, author, journalist and educator, is a leading expert on energy issues. He is Senior Fellow at the Post Carbon Institute. He is the author of "The Party's Over: Oil, War & the Fate of Industrial Societies," "Powerdown: Options & Actions for a Post-Carbon World" and "Peak Everything."
Mark Brenner, editor of Labor Notes, talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about what will happen, and what should happen, in the process of saving the big 3 from the consequences of their own short-sightedness.
Then local activist Laurie King joins Bill to talk about the workers' takeover of a door manufacturing plant in Chicago and about an upcoming anti-bailout action here in Portland.
Is there a war on wheels? Is there any difference between a "crash" and an "accident?" The August KBOO Bike Show will address recent media coverage of bike-related issues in Portland. Guests Amy Ruiz, Portland Mercury News Editor, and Jonathan Maus of BikePortland.org join hosts Ayleen Crotty and Carl Larson to analyze recent incidents, the resulting media coverage, and its influence on public perceptions. Portland's streets are famously friendly to bicyclists. Can the same be said about Portland's news sources?
Hosts Tori and Ayleen interview Karol Collymore, a participant in the Low-Car Diet program, a program that encourages people to reduce their dependence on the personal car. They will also talk about the opening of Cyclocross season with Kris Schamp.