Dangerous water -- dangerous to our health -- has been in the news lately because of what happened in Flint, Michigan. Major polutants of water include pesticides from industrial agriculture. Jeremy Olsen is Assistant Director at the Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides, and he talks here with Old Mole Bill Resnick about ways of eliminating pesticides from our land, food, and bodies. 14:20 minutes (9.84 MB)
Desiree Hellegers speaks with Cowlitz tribal leadership about the battle to stop the Canadian mining company Ascot Resources, Ltd., from developing a copper, gold, and molybdenum mine in the Green River Valley, northeast of Mount St. Helens. The proposed mine would be on ancestral Cowlitz land. Guests include Bill Iyall, Chairman of the Cowlitz tribe; Steve Kutz, Chairman of the Cowlitz Tribal Council, and Director of Health and Human Services for the Cowlitz Tribe; Taylor Aalvik, Natural Resource Director and member of the Cowlitz Tribal Council; and Nathan Reynolds, Ethnoecologist and Habitat Program Manager for the Cowlitz Tribe. 17:53 minutes (12.29 MB)
Here in the Northwest we know about the Delta Five—the five Washington activists who in September blocked a mile-long oil train calling attention to the danger extraction industries have on the environment. They invoked the Necessity Defense claiming that their actions were justified and necessary due to the overwhelming threat of climate change.
Across the continent Nine activists in New York State attempt the same defense for an action which took place in November to stop work on a Natural Gas Pipeline set to run through the state. KBOO’s Jared Dancler brings us this in-depth story.
13:40 minutes (25.04 MB)
Cliff Thomason is a gubenatorial candidate from Oregon's Independent Party. He strongly believes in Oregon agriculture and agricultural based solutions for some of Oregon's financial problems. Among them, he thinks the hemp and marijuana industries need access to legitimate bank accounts which he believes, would best be served by a state bank. Don Merrill talked with Mr. Thomason about these and other issues facing Oregon, including the records of the current and past Governor, alternative energy and the minimum wage in the runup to the 2016 election. 27:34 minutes (25.24 MB)
While a group of armed antigovernment militants casually tears down fences and accesses personal and official files in their second week of occupying the Malheur Wildlife Refuge offices in Eastern Oregon, another group of protestors in Seattle goes on trial for blocking a mile-long oil train in September, 2014.
56:16 minutes (77.27 MB)
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