Agriculture

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Growing Gardens and Food Stories

Airs at: Wed, 06/21/2017 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Food Show
Growing Gardens works to cultivate healthy communities by encouraging people to grow their own food. On this episode, we talk with Jason Skipton, the executive director of Growing Gardens, about the goals of the organization, food justice, and their upcoming fundraising ser... Read more

Growing a Revolution

Airs at: Mon, 06/12/2017 at 10:15am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
What if there was a relatively simple, cost-effective way to help feed the world, reduce pollution, pull carbon from the atmosphere, protect biodiversity, and make farmers money to boot? According to geologist David R. Montgomery the answer is right beneath our feet. In his... Read more

DI Squared: Episode 1, A Black Wine Maker

Airs at: Tue, 05/30/2017 at 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News
DI Squared stands for "Dream it, Do it."  It's a series about people in Portland who've started their own companies.  Each week we feature three elements: A profile of an entrepreneur, someone who's actually started a business and made it successful. A featured resource... Read more

Lincoln County Spray Ban Reactions

Airs at: Thu, 06/01/2017 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News
Yesterday, KBOO reported on the victory of a ballot measure in Lincoln County, Oregon, that bans the aerial spraying of pesticides and herbicides. It also establishes community environmental rights, pre-empting so-called “corporate rights,” which lead to local jurisdictions... Read more

Trump Withdraws US from Climate Deal

Airs at: Thu, 06/01/2017 at 5:00pm - 5:15pm
Produced for Evening News
President Trump announced today that he is withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate agreement. This comes after several days of speculation on what the predictably unpredictable president would do after meeting with European leaders, who tried to pressure him in... Read more

Lincoln County Aerial Spray Ban Passes

Airs at: Wed, 05/31/2017 at 5:15pm - 5:30pm
Produced for Evening News
A ballot measure has passed in the Lincoln County May Special Election which bans the aerial spraying of pesticides. It also includes language pre-empting corporate rights in favor of community rights, and is the first such law to be passed directly by voters in the nation.... Read more

Virginia Garcia Opens Hillsboro Clinic

Airs at: Thu, 05/18/2017 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News
In the face of deep cuts to health care programs, the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center has expanded to open a new clinic in Hillsboro, Oregon, with community driven, integrated services focusing on OB care, family planning and general women’s wellness. Since it’s foun... Read more

Wolf Plan Hearing in Portland Tomorrow

Airs at: Thu, 05/18/2017 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has a Wolf Plan, and it is up for review and revision every five years. The ODFW is holding a public listening session in Portland tomorrow to hear public input on the plan. KBOO reporter Sam Bouman spoke with Danielle Moser, the ... Read more

CAFOS IN OREGON

Airs at: Mon, 05/22/2017 at 10:15am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Oregon is already home to one of the nation’s largest industrial-scale dairy operations. Located near Boardman, Threemile Canyon Farms houses 70,000 cows and is a major source of ammonia and other pollution emissions. On March 31, despite unprecedented public opposition, th... Read more

Happiness Family Farm, North Portland Farmers Markets

Airs at: Wed, 05/17/2017 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Food Show
It is a very special Spring Membership Drive episode of the Food Show. I'm extremely excited to share an interview with Rosata Hezumuryano from Happiness Family Farm and Eca-Etabo Wasongolo from Village Gardens. Rosata is originally from Burundi, where she spent nine years ... Read more