Energy/Natural Resources

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Earth Day Special Programming

  On Monday, April 22nd, KBOO Community Radio celebrates Earth Day with special programming devoted to everything Mother Earth, ecological justice, environmental awareness, climate activism and animal rights advocacy. Either poetic and imaginative, or highly researched and... Read more

War and Climate Change

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Laurie Mercier speaks with Neta C Crawford about militarism and climate crisis. Crawford is the Montague Burton Chair in International Relations  at the University of Oxford and is co-founder and co-director of the Costs of War Project at Brown University She is author of n... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for July 15, 2024

Airs at: Mon, 07/15/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Patricia Kullberg hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: Media Watch: Why is the pundit class so desperate to push Biden out of the race? US Guardian correspondent and activist Rebecca Solnit argues that the corporate media is hellben... Read more

A Heatwave Evening with Bill McKibben

Airs at: Mon, 07/15/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
At the start of Portland’s first heatwave this summer at the end of a traumatic week for our nation, longtime climate activist and journalist Bill McKibben came to Portland to speak at a gathering sponsored by the Third Act Oregon. In 2008 McKibben co-founded 350.org, which... Read more

Big Vision for the Willamette

Airs at: Mon, 07/08/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
We are blessed in Portland to have a magnificent river flowing through our city. But we haven't always taken the best care of this treasure. Fortunately for many years there have been several civic organizations that have led the way in promoting and producing river cleanup... Read more

Crystal Creed

Airs at: Sun, 07/07/2024 at 8:30am - 9:00am
Produced for Pathways
Jamie Inglett is an intuitive healer, teacher, author, founder and CEO of Enchanting Earth, a gemstone jewelry and crystal shop. She is a crystal healing expert who has studied crystals and healing since having a spiritual experience at a Quartz mine in Arkansas. Jamie has ... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for July 1, 2024

Airs at: Mon, 07/01/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Episode Audio: Download or listen to this episode here Jon Nelson hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: New Forms of Democracy-Part Two: In part two of their discussion, Bill Resnick interviews Eleanor Finley, an anthropologist, who ... Read more

Hanford Journey

Airs at: Mon, 07/01/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Since time immemorial the Yakama Nation lived along a stretch of the Columbia River now known as the Hanford Reach. This area provided sources of food and medicines and contains many sacred sites, like Gable and Rattlesnake mountains, and the white bluffs that peer down fro... Read more

Between doomerism and hopium: A conversation with Patrick Mazza

Airs at: Wed, 06/26/2024 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Wednesday Talk Radio
  Host Paul Roland welcomes back Cascadian climate activist and writer Patrick Mazza for a deep dive into our present predicament. Back in the day, when they were younger and somewhat more optimistic about our prospects of fighting power and environmental devastation, Patr... Read more

Risk Bonds: So We Don't Pay for an Industrial Disaster

Airs at: Mon, 06/17/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
The gravest risk to Portland and much of Northwestern Oregon is posed by the enormous tank farms that line the North Reach of the Willamette River. These tanks hold 90% of the fossil fuel used in the entire state of Oregon as well as other hazardous substances. When a big e... Read more