A series of new political ads opposing measure 50, the new initiative to raise tobacco taxes to fund health care for thousands of Oregon kids, is drawing the ire of the plans supporters. They say the ads, from a political action committee funded by big tobacco, are completely false, deceiving voters. KBOO’s Kurt Ackerson reports.
On the Sept 6 Recovery Zone, host Stephanie Potter featured mycologist Paul Stamets, author of Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World. Stamets has done extensive research in mycorestoration: using mushrooms/mycelium to clean and filter water, restore soil and habitat, and clean up toxic wastes. He argues that our survival depends on reconnecting with nature and protecting its diversity.