Locus Focus

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Every Monday from 10:00am to 11:00am.


A weekly conversation about our place on the planet. Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein talks with local, regional and national experts, activists and policy makers about climate change, food policy, land use, salmon restoration, forest management and all the other things that matter in our environment.

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LNG Coos Bay to Tacoma

Airs at: Mon, 10/22/2018 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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Before a plethora of proposals for coal and oil terminals starting popping up in the Pacific Northwest a few years ago, there was Liquid Natural Gas, or LNG. Intense public opposition to coal and oil terminals and trains prevented virtually all of them from being built. But... Read more

Kalama Methanol Refinery on the Public Dole

Airs at: Mon, 10/15/2018 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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Northwest Innovation Works LLC (NWIW) is proposing to build the world's largest methanol refinery in the small SW Washington town of Kalama. NWIW aims to use tax breaks, grants, and other forms of financial assistance to build and operate its refinery. In August, Columbia R... Read more

Northwest Wolf Update

Airs at: Mon, 10/08/2018 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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A few months ago a new wolf pack was discovered in the Mt. Hood National Forest. This is Western Oregon's first wolf pack since wolves were extirpated across the state six decades ago. Meanwhile wolf celebrity OR7 has fathered his fifth litter in SW Oregon. But across the r... Read more

Washington State Initiative 1631

Airs at: Mon, 10/01/2018 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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On November 6 Washington State voters will have a chance to vote on an initiative that would put a fee on the state’s largest polluters, including the oil industry and utilities that have not switched over to clean energy. These fees will be used to protect that state's cle... Read more

Rising

Airs at: Mon, 09/24/2018 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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Harvey. Maria. Irma. Sandy. Katrina. We live in a time of unprecedented hurricanes and catastrophic weather events, a time when it is increasingly clear that climate change is neither imagined nor distant—and that rising seas are transforming the coastline of the United Sta... Read more

Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees

Airs at: Mon, 09/17/2018 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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From honey bees and bumbles to lesser-known diggers, miners, leafcutters and masons, bees have long been central to our harvests, our mythologies and our very existence. But for the past decade, resounding alarm about dwindling bee populations has often seemed to drown out... Read more

Deciding Hanford's Future Today

Airs at: Mon, 09/10/2018 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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The Columbia River runs through the Hanford Nuclear Site, home to some of the most dangerous pollution on Earth. What will remain of the Hanford Nuclear Site’s radioactive and toxic pollution in 100 years? Are Columbia River fish too toxic to eat? Can tribal people exercise... Read more

Tacoma on the Front Lines

Airs at: Mon, 09/03/2018 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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  This program originally aired on June 25, 2018 According to Sightline Institute Tacoma, Washington is the major frontline community in the fight to stop fossil fuel development in the Northwest. After vehemently rejecting a proposal to build the world's largest methanol ... Read more

Pacific Northwest in the Tar Sands Crosshairs

Airs at: Mon, 08/27/2018 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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  This program was originally broadcast on June 18, 2018. It seems likely that the Canadian province of Alberta—home to a massive tar sands industry that produces some of the globe’s dirtiest and most polluting oil—has put the Pacific Northwest in its crosshairs. The provi... Read more

Mount St. Helens @38

Airs at: Mon, 08/20/2018 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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  This program originally aired on May 28, 2018 Every May 18, I spend time remembering the eruption of Mt. St. Helens that day in 1980. But this year I had the opportunity to commemorate the 38th anniversary of the eruption by hiking the Hummocks Trail in the blast zone o... Read more