April 22nd marks the 40th anniversary of the very first Earth Day! KBOO will commemorate the day with a 24-hour special, with hard-hitting news and public affairs on the history and ongoing struggles of the environmental movement from 7 am to 7 pm, including talks by Anna Lappe and Ernest Callenbach, a discussion about addressing pollution in Oregon, special reports on water privatization and more.
The day’s programs – interviews, lectures, readings and music, will be followed by an experimental soundscape of nature sounds from 7 pm to 7 am.
The Temple Grove means different things to differnet people. High up in the rain drenched Olympic Penninsula, it's a grove of trees as tall as skyscrapers and as old as nations. And until now it's been off limits to logging. To Paul Granger the Temple Grove is a sanctuary that he escapes to whenever he can, and a sanctuary he is duty bound to protect. To Trace, Paul's mother, the Temple Grove represents the unbroken lineage of her Makah Indian ancestry. To Bill Newton, the Temple Grove is the raw material for hardwood floors, boats, tables and toothpaste. It's also his livelihood. Jennifer Kemp of Between the Cover speaks with Scott Elliot, author of the novel Temple Grove.
In the next couple of months two U.S. Senate seats will be decided by special elections in Massachusetts & New Jersery. With the current 100 congressional members divided by Democrat (51 seats) Republican (47 seats) Other Parties: 1 Independent; 1 Independent Democrat (both caucus with the Democrats). Will the elections give democrats a larger margin in the Senate or will the political divide deepen?
Full Rip 9.0: The Next Big Earthquake in the Pacific Northwest
The guest is journalist Sandi Doughton who has written about science for The Seattle Times. Over her 20-year career she has covered environment, science, health and medicine. She'll talk about her new book "Full Rip 9.0: The Next Big Earthquake in the Pacific Northwest" which introduces readers to the scientists who are dedicated to understanding the way the earth moves and describes what patterns can be identified and how prepared (or not) people are.
Sandi Doughton on Friday, June 21st at 7:30PM at POWELL'S City of Books 1005 W Burnside