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What does Last Month's Election Mean for Northwest Climate Policy?

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 12/06/2010

It's conventional wisdom that the new more heavily GOP configuration in Congress spells bad news for climate policy. There's some truth in that, but this week on Locus Focus we look at a more positive side to the story. In what has appeared to be an overall hostile political climate this fall, progressive approaches to climate policy still held their own in most elections across the Pacific Northwest and California.

41:45 minutes (38.22 MB)

Locus Focus on 12/06/10

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 12/06/2010 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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Not all the election results will be bad for the environment.

What does Last Month's Election Mean for Northwest Climate Policy?

It's conventional wisdom that the new more heavily GOP configuration in Congress spells bad news for climate policy. There's some truth in that, but this week on Locus Focus we look at a more positive side to the story. In what has appeared to be an overall hostile political climate this fall, progressive approaches to climate policy still held their own in most elections across the Pacific Northwest and California.

Voices from the Edge on 12/02/10 - The Arrest of Mohamed Osman Mohamud

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Thu, 12/02/2010

The arrest of Mohamed Osman Mohamud is raising troubling legal, political, social and moral questions. This week, Dave and Jo Ann examined the fallout of this incident and how we can move toward real - rather than politically expedient - solutions.

55:15 minutes (50.59 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 12/02/10

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Thu, 12/02/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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What's the fallout from the Mohamed Osman Mohamud incident?

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What's the fallout from the Mohamed Osman Mohamud incident?

The Nov. 26 arrest of 19 year-old Mohamed Osman Mohamud for allegedly attempting to detonate a bomb during the Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Pioneer Courthouse Square raises troubling legal, political, social and moral questions.

Did the FBI derail a dangerous plot or entrap a disaffected youth?

Steven Johnson on "Where Good Ideas Come From"

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Fri, 10/08/2010

Host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher speaks with writer Steven Johnson, bestselling author of "Everything Bad Is Good for You." They discuss his new book, "Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation," which looks at what sparks our great ideas?  He also sheds light on how to recognize the conditions that could spark creativity and innovation.

22:01 minutes (3.78 MB)

What Becomes of the Environment under a New Congressional Regime?

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 11/29/2010

In January a new congress takes over, with a reduced Democratic majority in the Senate and a lopsided Republican majority in the House. For the first time there will be an official House Caucus of Climate Change Deniers. In this new political environment, what prospects remain for continuing to maintain — let alone enhance — protection for the natural environment? And how can the United States provide any credible leadership in international negotiations to cutback greenhouse gas emissions when so many members of congress don't even believe that climate change is a real problem?

40:29 minutes (37.07 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 11/25/10 - Open Lines

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Thu, 11/25/2010

This week Dave hosted open lines.  Callers discussed various topics; from police issues to the TSA, to things they give thanks for.

The conversation doesn't end when the program does. You can join in additional discussion of the week's issue on our blog at kboo.fm/voicesfromtheedge  (click on the "blog" tab). You'll find additional information, important links, comments from other listeners and commentary from Jo Ann and Dave. Have a question for our guests, but can't call in during the program? Post your questions on line so we can make them a part of the Voices discussion.


Program Engineer: Steve Nassar
Audio Editor: Alicia Olson

55:20 minutes (50.67 MB)

Locus Focus on 11/29/10

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 11/29/2010 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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Prospects for protecting the natural environment in a new political environment

What Becomes of the Environment under a New Congressional Regime?

In January a new congress takes over, with a reduced Democratic majority in the Senate and a lopsided Republican majority in the House. For the first time there will be an official House Caucus of Climate Change Deniers. In this new political environment, what prospects remain for continuing to maintain — let alone enhance — protection for the natural environment? And how can the United States provide any credible leadership in international negotiations to cutback greenhouse gas emisions when so many members of congress don't even believe that climate change is a real problem?

Positively Revolting on 11-26-10: Micah White from Adbusters

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Fri, 11/26/2010

Micah White from Adbusters join us where we talk about culture 
jamming, Buy Nothing Day, and Carnivalesque Rebellion Week.

At the end of November, there is a week held aside for Carnivalesque Rebellion, which features Buy Nothing Day.  This is an international week of resistance to the corporate culture that would have us all on hamster wheels.  This is a week wherein all people are encouraged to reclaim their lives, dream big, and create action that supports a new way of engaging with one's life.

What have 
you done to free your mind lately?

57:25 minutes (52.57 MB)
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