Marianne Barisonek speaks with Doug Fine, author of Farewell, My Subaru: An Epic Adventure in Local Living. In an attempt to reduce his carbon footprint, Fine moves to a remote ranch in New Mexico,
where he brazenly vows to grow his own food, use sunlight to power his world,
and drive on restaurant grease. Never mind that he’s never raised so much as a
chicken or a bean. Or that he has no mechanical or electrical skills.
Stop worrying about gas prices and get on your bike! This morning on the KBOO Bike Show, the topic is Pedalpalooza, a two-week bike fair with over 200 free events. The Toward Car-free Cities Conference and the Cycle Seen bike art show will also be highlighted.
Host Barbara Bernstein invites local Portland activists Paul Maresh and Pam Arden from the Friends of the 40 Mile Loop (40mileLoop.org) to discuss the plans for adding the North Portland Greenway to the long-term plan for a 40 Mile hiking and biking loop around the Portland Metro area.
The Village Building Convergence is a project for creating new public spaces in our cities through neighbors working together to create urban villages, some of which can be found in many Portland neighborhoods. Bill Resnick talks with two members of this movement, Kat Steele and Matt Philllips, who will be speaking at the VBC conference coming up in Portland May 23 - June 1. Read all about it here.
Building on the work of visionPDX, the Portland Plan
is a citywide effort to guide the physical, economic, social, cultural
and environmental development of Portland over the next 30 years. City Repair, among many projects,
seeks to activate people to be part of the communities around them, as
well as part of the decision-making that shapes the future of their
Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris. Today their guest is Metro Councilor Rex Burkholder. (www.metro-region.org) He'll talk about his support for a new multi-billion dollar interstate bridge with light rail, extending the MAX Yellow Line from the Expo Center to an area about 40 blocks north of the Columbia River.