Environment/Climate

Farmworker Protection & Water Issues

Airs at: Wed, 09/15/2021 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
For International Day of Democracy, we hear from food system leaders about their work on policies to protect farmworker health, how the climate crisis is impacting water and farmers, and the rights of nature. This Food Show episode features: Ira Cuello-Martinez of Pine... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour and the International Day of Democracy

Airs at: Wed, 09/15/2021 at 10:00am - 11:00am
  To thank the generous supporters of community radio in Portland, the Old Mole Variety Hour is sponsoring gift prints of one of Bette Lee’s photos to 10 lucky listeners who contribute during KBOO’s 2021 fall membership drive. To view Bette’s photos and learn details about... Read more

International Day of Democracy: Interview with PDX Sunrise Movement

Airs at: Wed, 09/15/2021 at 9:30am - 10:00am
  For KBOO’s celebration of the International Day of Democracy, reporter Melissa Hood discusses how and why our country’s legislators need to begin taking serious action in order to effectively inhibit climate change. Joining her in the discussion are Paxton Rothwell and T... Read more

Zenith Energy's Big Loss

Airs at: Mon, 09/13/2021 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
On August 27 the City of Portland put the brakes on Zenith Energy's oil-by-rail storage and transfer facility in NW Portland by denying a Land Use Compatibility Statement (LUCS) for the facility. After relentless pressure from Portland residents, community organizations, a... Read more

Oregon's Big Burn Anniversary

Airs at: Mon, 09/06/2021 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
This week is the first anniversary of Oregon's Big Burn. A year later the impacts of the wild fires that raged across Western Oregon on Labor Day last year are still very much with us. But the gravest impact of all is the U.S. Forest Service and the Oregon Department of Tra... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for September 6, 2021

Airs at: Mon, 09/06/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  The Old Mole Variety Hour is pleased to present Thirty Years in the Streets of Portland: The Activist Photography of Bette Lee. Follow the link to view a collection of Bette's photos with her reflections.   Everyday Resistance. Bill Resnick interviews Kevin Van Mete... Read more

Proposed rules from state environmental quality agency fall short of climate needs, environmental advocates say

Airs at: Mon, 08/30/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  Oregonians have been feeling the effects of climate change the past year, whether it was the cold snap, the heatwaves, drought, or the prolonged wildfire season currently raging in the state’s forests. The state’s lead environmental agency, the Department of Environmenta... Read more

The Necessary End of Consumerism

Airs at: Mon, 08/30/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bill Resnick interviews Simon Torracinta, a graduate student at Yale who studies climate change and human responses that might succeed in reducing greenhouse gas concentrations and in prolonging the human experiment. They discuss consumption and consumerism, how in capitali... Read more

Wonderfil startup finds innovative way to tackle consumer plastic waste with dispensers for body care products

Airs at: Wed, 08/25/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  Most of us in the Pacific Northwest are familiar with reusable water bottles by now. Trading in other plastic containers however, can be challenging. That’s where a new start up called Wonderfil comes in. They’re not the first to work on refillable systems for shampoo an... Read more