Environment

Crises not over with US economy or Fukushima

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Presswatch
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Thu, 04/21/2011

 Theresa Mitchell with the "news you're not supposed to know" Theresa Mitchell with the "news you're not supposed to know" notes that radioactive cesium in fish 35 km from Fukushima reactors is 25x legal limit.  Possibility of radiation disheartening to those who live on coast here in Oregon. How is our food being tested for radiation here in US? "Far below levels that pose risk to humans" -- really? Radioactive plumes from Fukushima--Northern Oregon right in the path. Also instability in economy -- even Ben Stein proclaiming that economic collapse is coming.  Inflation -- a hidden tax.  Gold and silver gaining in value.  Workers wages become worth less.

25:57 minutes (11.88 MB)

Mothers battle for Mother Earth

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 04/22/2011

Mothers battle for Mother Earth: How 'ordinary women' are saving the planet: Arrested more than 50 times-most recently at BP's London headquarters- Texas mom Diane Wilson shares her journey from quiet fisherwoman to unstoppable activist willing to chain herself to Union Carbide's smokestacks. Her new book is 'Diary of an Eco-Outlaw'www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/diary_of_an_ecooutlaw Also: For 38 years Jane Swanson has called attention to the dangers of California's Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant. She's a member of mothersforpeace.org which has joined a coaltion petitioning the NRC to stop licensing nuclear power plants.

 

52:16 minutes (47.85 MB)

Earth Day discussion with Sustainable Northwest and Net Impact Portland

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Fri, 04/22/2011

Natalie Butto hosts Community Grooves on a special day this month, honoring Earth Day.

Guests joining in studio are:

Martin Goebel, Sustainable Northwest Founder and President
Graeme Byrd, Net Impact Portland chapter leader; and
Scott Stein, Net Impact Portland and the Bus Project

Tune in for a discussion about green/sustainable culture, 3x bottom line, business impact, generational influences, upcoming events, and the importance of collaboration.

28:18 minutes (25.91 MB)

Community Grooves on 04/22/11

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Fri, 04/22/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Earth Day, Sustainable Northwest, Net Impact

Natalie Butto hosts Community Grooves on a special day this month. We honor Earth Day (2011 Billion Acts of Green theme), and discuss green/sustainable culture. Guests are leaders of Net Impact Portland chapter and Sustainable Northwest. 

Bread and Roses on 04/22/11

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 04/22/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Mothers Saving Mother Earth

Mothers battle for Mother Earth: How 'ordinary' women are saving the planet Arrested more than 50 times- most recently at BP's London headquarters-- Texas mom and fisherwoman Diane Wilson shares her journey from quiet fisherwoman to unstoppable activist and her new book "Diary of an Eco-Outlaw."  www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/diary_of_an_ecooutlaw  And, we'll speak with Jane Swanson, a longtime California anti-nuke activist living in the fallout zone of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant.She's a member of mothersforpeace.org, which has joined a coalition petitioning the NRC to halt licensing of new nuclear plants.

April Waters on "Sheroes"

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Art Focus
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Tue, 04/19/2011

Guest host Kathleen Stephenson interviews painter April Waters about her series of paintings called "Sheroes," which is currently on exhibit through April 21st at Portland Artists Repertory Theater at 1515 SW Morrison.

"Sheroes" is an exhibit of larger than life portraits and water. The women in the portraits, Vandana Shiva, Malalai Joya, Wangari Maathai, Helen Caldicott, Amy Goodman and Maude Barlow, have all fought for humanitarian and environmental justice. Most of them have contributed to equitable sharing and protection of clean water.

28:05 minutes (25.71 MB)

Raising Elijah:Protecting Our Children In An Age of Environmental Crisis

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Healthwatch
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Mon, 04/18/2011

Biologist, author and mother, Sandra Steingraber discusses her new book Raising Elijah. Steingraber demonstrates how the intimate world of parenting connects to the public world of policy-making and how the ongoing environmental crisis is fundamentally a crisis of family life.

24:51 minutes (22.74 MB)

Portland State University celebrates Earth Day, April 22

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Portland State University celebrates Earth Day, April 22

(Portland, OR) April 12, 2011 -- Portland State University's (PSU) fourth annual Earth Day Festival, featuring food, music, and demonstrations of sustainable living, will be held Friday, April 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Park Blocks of the PSU campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Attracting native pollinators. Plus, plant of the month: Figs

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program: 
The Dirtbag
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Wed, 04/13/2011

Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert welcome Matthew Shepherd, Senior Conservation Associate with The Xerces Society (a nonprofit organization that protects wildlife through the conservation of invertabrates and their  habitat) to talk about their brand new book Attracting Native Pollinators. Plus the Plant-of-the-month: figs! And as always, a new Garden Stumper quiz, and answers to your questions.

Listen. Laugh. Learn 

 

53:25 minutes (24.46 MB)

Portland Climate Action Now!

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 04/18/2011

In October 2009 the Portland city council adopted a climate action plan, setting in place the city’s ambitious sustainability roadmap to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by the year 2050. A year and a half later the city is putting the action plan to work with its Portland Climate Action Now! campaign. As daunting a challenge as climate change presents, the city is helping its residents understand how individual choices we make everyday can have a huge impact on our collective carbon emissions.

44:14 minutes (40.49 MB)
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