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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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Holding the Thin Green Line, Part One

Airs at: Mon, 10/21/2019 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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As the fossil fuel industry increases pressure to turn the Pacific Northwest into a fossil fuel hub, a Thin Green Line stands in its way. Now that communities across the region have stopped numerous coal and oil projects, the industry is pushing even harder to build the Wes... Read more

On Fire with Naomi Klein

Airs at: Mon, 10/14/2019 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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For more than twenty years, Naomi Klein has been the foremost chronicler of the economic war waged on both people and planet—and an unapologetic champion of a sweeping environmental agenda with justice at its center. In her latest book On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Gree... Read more

Surveillance on the Pipeline - A Legal Perspective

Airs at: Mon, 10/07/2019 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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Two months ago the Guardian reported that opponents of the Jordan Cove LNG terminal and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline were under increasing surveillance by local law enforcement and the FBI. This came as little surprise to many activists who have suspected that their phone... Read more

Fracked Gas in the NW and West Virgina & Impeachment in DC with Eric de Place

Airs at: Mon, 09/30/2019 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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Eric de Place, the director of the Thin Green Line at Sightline Institute in Seattle has broadened his portfolio beyond the Northwest and is now sharing the lessons learned in the Northwest about how to stop fossil fuel projects with environmentalists working to stop fracki... Read more

Dammed to Extinction

Airs at: Mon, 09/23/2019 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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For centuries, three unique pods of orcas have hunted chinook salmon along the northwestern Pacific coast. Yet wild chinook salmon here are increasingly scarce. The orcas are going hungry, their numbers dwindling along with their primary source of food. Extinction looms for... Read more

Bomb Trains

Airs at: Mon, 09/16/2019 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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On July 6, 2013, a train hauling crude oil from North Dakota's Bakken region derailed in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, resulting in fires and explosions that killed 47 people and wiped out a large part of the small Canadian town's center. In the six months following the deadly disa... Read more

Surveillance on the Pipeline

Airs at: Mon, 09/09/2019 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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A few weeks ago the Guardian broke a chilling story: "Law enforcement groups, including the FBI, have been monitoring opponents of a natural gas infrastructure project in Oregon and circulated intelligence to an email list that included a Republican-aligned anti-environment... Read more

Freedom Gas

Airs at: Mon, 09/02/2019 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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Last week, the people of Tacoma received a glossy mailer from Puget Sound Energy touting their proposed Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) facility that has been nearly completed without the proper permits. In the mailer, residents were told: "LNG is cleaner. Tacoma LNG will reduce g... Read more

JORDAN COVE Preview

Airs at: Mon, 08/26/2019 at 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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For fifteen years people across Southern Oregon have been fighting a proposed Liquid Natural Gas terminal in Coos Bay and its companion 36" pipeline that would transport fracked gas across four counties in Southern Oregon. JORDAN COVE is a new documentary that depicts this ... Read more

Kalama Methanol: Perspective from the Puget Sound

Airs at: Mon, 08/26/2019 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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  This program aired originally on July 1, 2019 For nearly five years the community of Kalama has been fighting the world's largest methanol refinery proposed for the Port of Kalama. Until recently the community felt isolated and invisible as they struggled to stop this ma... Read more