GMO-Labeling Initiative Approved by State Supreme Court

Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 05/08/2014
After receiving the approval of the Oregon Supreme Court today, a group trying to get a GMO-labeling initiative on the November ballot is poised to begin gathering signatures.
For more on the initiative, KBOO’s Sam Bouman spoke to Sandeep Kaushik, a spokesman with Oregon Right to Know.
6:31 minutes (5.97 MB)

Ken Moore Interview

Between Us
program date: 
Sun, 05/04/2014
Ken Moore is a Democrat running for the Oregon House in District 24 which serves Yamhill County. He talked with Don Merrill about how he feels people who have concealed carry licenses are the "good guys", why he thinks his enthusiasm is why people chose him to run against an incumbent and why he believes people in hard hit timber counties may have had a hand in their own financial situation. *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon 2014 candidates to share their views. A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly.
28:22 minutes (25.96 MB)

Cascadia Rising: Emergency Preparedness, Community Resilience and Sustainability

program date: 
Sun, 04/27/2014

Emergency Preparedness, Community Resilience & Sustainability: Same Idea, Different Timescales

A panel featuring Jeremy O’Leary, Charla Chamberlain and Leif Brecke, 11 AM, Room 236

70:39 minutes (80.85 MB)

The Harder You Work, The Richer They Get: wages, profits, and productivity

program date: 
Mon, 04/14/2014
Tom Becker reads excerpts from a CounterPunch article by Pete Dollack about the ideology that widens the gap between worker productivity and wages already stagnant for decades. 7:26 minutes (6.81 MB)

Portland Ranks Sixteenth for Solar Power in the Nation

Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 04/10/2014
A report released on April 10 by Environment Oregon ranked Portland sixteenth among US cities for solar power.
KBOO reporter Ethan Martin spoke with Charlie Fischer of Environment Oregon and Andrea Jacob of Solar Forward for more on the report and Portland's ranking.
6:56 minutes (6.34 MB)

Toward a 30 Hour Work Week

program date: 
Mon, 03/24/2014
Joe Clement and Anna Coote talk about an article she wrote for the NYTimes advocating a reduction of the work week to 30 hours*. They consider not just the reduction of the work-week, but different ways of appreciating our limited time. The fundamental issue is that the more of our time that we put toward paid work, the less of it we have to take care of ourselves and our communities; the less of it we have to stay informed; the less of it we have to take our time in ways that reduce our impact on the environment. Anna says that part-time should be the new full-time, and we can raise wages to make it happen. 14:39 minutes (13.41 MB)

Survey Analyzes Possibilities for "Co-Existence" Between GMO and Non-GMO Crops

Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 03/03/2014
 The USDA Committee on 21st Century Biotechnology has released policy recommendations for what they call the “co-existence” of genetically modified (GMO) and non-GMO crops. 
The policies were necessitated by a lack of data regarding GMO crop contamination and its effect on non-GMO farmers. 
To fill in these data gaps, Food and Water Watch and the Organic Farmer’s Agency for Relationship Marketing (OFARM) conducted a survey to analyze how non-GMO farmer’s are being affected by crop contamination. 
KBOO's Raechel Bennett spoke with Patty Lovera, Assistant Director for Food and Water Watch, for more about the survey. 5:26 minutes (2.49 MB)
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