Locus Focus

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Airs at: Mon, 04/06/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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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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COVID-19: An Epidemiologist's View

Airs at: Mon, 03/30/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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As the CoronaVirus pandemic transforms our increasingly surreal reality, there is much confusion, misinformation and abject fear that gets in the way of seriously tackling this crisis. Of course the Confuser-in-Chief is a primary culprit in spreading dangerous misconception... Read more

Activism in the Time of COVID-19

Airs at: Mon, 03/23/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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As we all hunker down in social isolation, in hope of staving off the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, how do we maintain our connections to community and social activism? Since KBOO has shut down all volunteer operations, we are producing our programming from our homes or o... Read more

Battling Bottled Water in Randle, Washington

Airs at: Mon, 03/16/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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Last year residents of Randle, Washington, a small community in eastern Lewis county nestled between Mt. Rainier and Mt. St. Helens, learned that Crystal Geyser had bought property to get access to spring water for a water bottling plant. They immediately pressured their Co... Read more

The Never-ending Saga of the Hanford Cleanup

Airs at: Mon, 03/09/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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The Hanford Nuclear Reservation - along the Columbia River 200 miles upstream from Portland, is one of the most contaminated places on the planet. Once a bustling production facility for Plutonium and later a proposed site for the United States' permanent nuclear waste repo... Read more

The End of the Shale Oil and Gas boom

Airs at: Mon, 03/02/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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Recent comments by John Hess, CEO of Hess Corporation, offer a rare acknowledgement from within the U.S. oil & gas industry that the “shale revolution” may not have staying power. Speaking at the Argus Americas Crude Summit in Houston, Texas, Hess warned that “production in... Read more

Three Strikes Against Jordan Cove LNG

Airs at: Mon, 02/24/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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On February 19, the State of Oregon denied the coastal zone permit for Jordan Cove LNG! This is the THIRD critical state permit for which Jordan Cove LNG has failed to qualify. The Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) said that Jordan Cove LNG would... Read more

Extinction Rebellion Activists On Trial

Airs at: Mon, 02/17/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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Five XR PDX climate activists are going to trial on Monday, February 24th, at the Multnomah County Courthouse for allegedly building a victory-over-climate-change garden on the railroad yard and track at Zenith Energy Corporation. The defendants’ criminal charges of trespas... Read more

LNG, Methanol, the Northwest, the World

Airs at: Mon, 02/10/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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In recent weeks there have been interesting developments with two fracked gas projects in the Northwest. In December the Washington State Department of Ecology (DOE) rejected the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS) that Northwest Innovation Works (NWIW... Read more

The Long and Twisted Tale of Jordan Cove

Airs at: Mon, 02/03/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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For several years we have been following the long and twisted tale of the Jordan Cove LNG export facility proposed for Coos Bay and its companion Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline, which would snake across much of Southern Oregon, carrying fracked gas to Jordan Cove. In the pa... Read more

We went to jail for our great-granddaughters

Airs at: Mon, 01/27/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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For over fifteen years people across Southern Oregon have been living with the specter of the Jordan Cove LNG export facility and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline haunting their lives. Tens of thousands of people have raised their voices in opposition to this project which th... Read more