Environment

Presswatch 7/14/2011

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Presswatch
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Thu, 07/14/2011

Host Theresa Mitchell discusses Fukushima as well as the raising of the US debt limit.

26:21 minutes (36.19 MB)

Protester arrested at BP headquarters in New Orleans

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Mon, 08/08/2011

 

Three people were arrested in New Orleans Thursday outside the headquarters of British Petroleum in an act of non-violent civil disobedience.

KBOO interviewed one of those arrested.

16:12 minutes (14.83 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour on 08/08/11

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Mon, 08/08/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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taxing wealth, book mole, movie moles review If A Tree Falls, left press

On the next Old Mole, Tom Becker hosts and we hear:

  • Bill Resnick talks with Sam Pizzigati about how the rich do not invest like conservatives ideologues say that they will if only we give them tax breaks, and how we need to tax their wealth, not just their income.
  • Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews Sheila Kohler's "Love Child."
  • Movie Moles, Jan Haaken and Wendy Webb, review If A Tree Falls, a documentary about the Earth Liberation Front, a group made notorious by their retaliation against polluters and environmental exploiters.
  • Tom Becker reads from the Left Press.

Locus Focus on 08/08/11

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Locus Focus
Air date: 
Mon, 08/08/2011 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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Toxic Effects of Depleted Uranium: Dr. Thosmas Fasy talks about the effects of DU weapons

Guest Host Marianne Barisonek talks with Dr. Thosmas Fasy, associate professor of pathology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine about how DU weapons have contributed to soaring rates of childhood lukemia and cancer in Iraq.

Alternative Radio on 08/09/11

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Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Tue, 08/09/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Helen Caldicott - Hiroshima to Fukushima (lecture)

Helen Caldicott - Hiroshima to Fukushima (lecture)

The disaster at Fukushima  has thrust the dangers of nuclear power back in people’s consciousness. The idea of an industry renaissance had been carefully orchestrated by corporations that stand to make tons of money. Politicians, ever mindful of who funds their campaigns, have gone along. It was hailed as a clean and safe solution to addressing climate change and energy issues. An irony of the still unfolding tragedy is that it occurred in Japan, the only country to be attacked by nuclear weapons. The fallout from the fallout has spread around the world. Germany is planning to phase out nuclear power. What would happen if a tornado or some other extreme weather phenomenon hits a reactor? The U.S.

Political Perspectives on 08/10/11

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Wed, 08/10/2011 - 9:00am - 9:30am
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Christine Shearer visited a native Alaska village where climate change is destroying their island.

Host Marianne Barisonek talks with Christine Shearer about her book Kivalina: A Climate Change Story."

Kivalina is a small Native Alaska community that is suing twenty-four fossil fuel companies for thier contributions to climate change and for creating a false debate around climate change. Christine Shearer talks about the history of the "Product Defense Industry" and how it is distorting the media landscape on climate change.

Locus Focus on 08/15/11

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Locus Focus
Air date: 
Mon, 08/15/2011 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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"Gray Haired Ladies" to protest Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Guest host Stephanie Potter interviews Barbara FordMarilee Dea, and Pat Sanders who are going as part of a contingent of "Gray Haired Ladies" to Washington DC to protest  the Keystone XL Pipeline,  a proposed 1,700 mile pipeline that would carry tar sands oil from Canada to refineries on the Gulf of Mexico. The Keystone Pipeline would be under a lot of pressure -- pumping tar, after all; and subject to breakage.

Alternative Radio on 08/02/11

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Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Tue, 08/02/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Gar Alperovitz on Hiroshima: New Facts & Old Myths

Gar Alperovitz on Hiroshima: New Facts & Old Myths, Recorded in Ames, IA on November 07, 1994

Gar Alperovitz is one of the most highly regarded experts on Hiroshima and U.S. policy. He is professor of political economy at the University of Maryland. His articles appear in the Washington Post, Tikkun, The Nation and Dollars & Sense. His books include Atomic Diplomacy and America Beyond Capitalism. His award-winning book. The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb, is a classic.

E-205 with Portland Commissioner Nick Fish

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Locus Focus
program date: 
Mon, 08/01/2011

Portland is touted for its great parks system, but if you live on the far east side of the city, east of I-205 you wouldn't know it. But hopefully that is about to change. Over the years, Portland Parks & Recreation has acquired a number of great properties for future parks on the east side. They have already completed Master Plans for several sites and made initial improvements where funding allowed. And when a bond measure is passed in 2-3 years, building out new east side parks will be a priority.

46:53 minutes (42.92 MB)

Wireless radiation: reducing the risk

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Recovery Zone
program date: 
Wed, 07/27/2011

In this special one hour feature, host Stephanie Potter interviews Dr. Kerry Crofton, author of Wireless Radiation Rescue: Safeguarding your Family from the Risks of Electro-Pollution. A recent  warning from the World Health Organization states that  cell phone radiation is “possibly carcinogenic to humans," and The Council of Europe Environmental Committee reported recently that there is enough published evidence that the microwave radiation emitted by cell phones and wireless networks is harmful, and our children are most at risk.

55:42 minutes (25.49 MB)
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