Portland Mayor-elect Sam Adams announced last week that the world's largest wind turbine company would be relocating to Portland. But some local media said he was jumping the gun.
The Portland Tribune warned Adams to avoid making the same mistake as former Mayor Vera Katz, who announced in 2002 that Vestas would be opening a manufacturing plant in Portland. But that manufacturing plant was never built.
The Tribune quoted Vestas spokesman Roby Roberts as saying hewas glad the mayor was excited, but the project was still being negotiated.
When Roberts spoke to KBOO's Jenka Soderberg today, however, he sounded optimistic about the plan.
Pam Alee hosts a discussion with Benedict Herman and Lusijah Marx of Susila Dharma, a non-profit which funds small non-humanitarian projects. They discuss the organization and their upcoming fundraiser.
The Bush administration continues issuing midnight regulations that will help destroy the earth as we know it. This past week they issued a new rule that loosens restrictions on how mountaintop removal is regulated by reducing the required buffer zones from streams and making it easier for mining companies to dump tailings into rivers and creeks. Mine safety & health and environmental specialist Jack Spadaro will be the guest for this discussion on what is mountaintop removal mining, why it threatens both human and wildlife in the appalachians and what is being done to try to stop it.
Members of Portland Mural Defense discuss current issues with murals in Portland. Joe Cotter will update listeners on the latest sign code developments. He's currently working on the Buckman Community mural at SE 12th & Morrison, now stopped mid-way for the season. And Angelina Marino, Portland artist and frequent muralist. She worked on a mural for the ReBuilding Center, painted the mural on the Cricket Cafe on Belmont St., and painted the retaining wall mural at St Francis Park.
Hosts Abe Proctor and Joe Uris and the listening audience share views on Politically Correct Holiday Greetings, the LNG pipeline that's about to decimate the Mt. Hood National Forest, and other topics of interest.
Anna Keith hosts a new pilot program called "Family Business." Today's show looks at breastfeeding with guest Rachel Martinez from the Nursing Mothers Counsel of Oregon and Washington. Call-ins are welcome.
Kathleen Stephenson interviews Kathleen Norris, author of the memoir Acedia and Me: A Marriage, Monks and a Writer's Life.Acedia is an ancient term meaning soul weariness. Kathleen Norris is an award-winning poet, writer, and author of the New York Times bestsellers The Cloister Walk and AmazingGrace: A Vocablualry of Faith.