Science

Water District Proposal

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 01/09/2014
KBOO's Genevieve McDaniel speaks with Kent Craford, a water ratepayer advocate and one of the chief petitioners working towards establishing a Portland Water District separate from City Council control. 4:59 minutes (4.56 MB)

Megaload Protest: the Breakfast of Governors

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 01/09/2014
This morning, protesters with Rising Tide interrupted a "power" breakfast being held by Governor Kitzhaber at downtown Portland's Governor Hotel, in order to give voice to concerns over the movement of megaloads of extraction equipment through tribal land in Eastern Oregon on the way to the Alberta tar sands. KBOO's Jenka Soderberg was on the scene. 7:50 minutes (7.17 MB)

Kitzhaber's Federal Forest Plan

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 01/09/2014
Yesterday evening, the Oregon Board of Forestry unanimously approved a federal forest plan personally presented by Governor John Kitzhaber. The plan aims to direct the Board's actions in order to create a more favorable context for both commercial and stewardship activity on Oregon's federal forest lands (about 60% of forest in the state). KBOO's Sam Bouman spoke to Sean Stevens, Executive Director of Oregon Wild, for clarification on the plan's aims and what it implies for the future of Oregon's forests. 6:16 minutes (5.74 MB)

Kelly McGonigal Interview

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program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Tue, 01/07/2014
Kelly McGonigal has a PhD in psychology from Stanford University, the home of the famous "Marshmallow Test".  In the late 70s, four and five year olds were tested on how well they could resist the temptation to eat a bowl of them; a willpower test.  Don Merrill talks with Ms. McGonigal about her book, the results of those experiments and how willpower can be strenghtened just as you exercise any muscle.
25:45 minutes (23.57 MB)

Klamath Tribes and Ranchers Reach Agreement Over Water Rights

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 12/05/2013
In Klamath Falls, Oregon, the fight over water between farmers and native tribes may have come to a conclusion that will satisfy all parties. 
Kristin Yount spoke to Don Gentry, the Commissioner of the Klamath Tribes, for more.

4:47 minutes (4.38 MB)

Climate Summit Corruption at the COP-19

program date: 
Mon, 11/25/2013
Tom Becker reads from an article about the corrupt failure of the United Nations COP-19 Climate Summit, where industry interests controlled the conference and civil society groups hassled. It is titled "The Government Scandal That Shows The People Have to Take Radical Action to Prevent Climate Change: the corrupt failure of the COP-19 make revolt irresistable", by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers. 7:03 minutes (6.45 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour October 21 2013

program date: 
Mon, 10/21/2013
Iven Hale hosts this two-hour membership-drive special that focuses on the environment and various social struggles that link up with it (note that pitch-breaks accounts for about 40 minutes of the programming otherwise excised). 

Mark Hertsgaard talks about his new book "Hot: living through the next 50 years" Mark Jacobson discusses fast-track models for converting energy production to non-fossil fuels within 15-30 years.
110:47 minutes (63.39 MB)
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