Bill Resnick talks with energy expert Suzanne Hunt about the political economy and the enviirnomental impact of alternative energy, especially the pros and cons of biofuels. Hunt was the head of a project on biofuels for the World Watch Institute.
Host Scott Forrester speaks with New York Times reporter David Cay Johnston about his new book, Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense and Stick You With the Bill, which features many examples from the Pacific Northwest.
Crystal Leighty interviews David Wann, co-author of Affluenza: the All-Consuming Epidemic. (Berrett-Koehler Publishers) He’ll discuss his new book Simple Prosperity: Finding Real Wealth in a Sustainable Lifestyle.” (St. Martin's Griffin)
Join Marliese Franklin as she goes trufflle hunting along Beaver Creek with Frank Evans, Co- author of the book, Field Guide to North American Truffles. (Ten Speed Press) He'll also join her in the studio for an interview. Be sure to visit the North American Truffling Society on the web at www.natruffling.org.
Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission On Thursday that they must study all alternatives to supplying natural gas to the region.He added that these studies must occur before any permits are issued for liquefied natural gas terminals in Oregon.The statement came a day after a public hearing was held in Astoria about the proposed terminals.Hundreds of people came to that hearing to voice opposition to the project.Their Concerns range from safety issues to whether the project would benefit the state. Dan Serres, with the Friends of Oregon Living Waters speaks here.