Environment

Locus Focus on 07/18/11

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 07/18/2011 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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What does Exxon's oil spill in the Yellowstone River have to do with Alberta Tar Sands?

A CATASTROPHIC CONVERGENCE: The Oil Spill in the Yellowstone River & the Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline

On July 1 an ExxonMobil oil pipeline running under the Yellowstone River near Billings, MT ruptured, dumping massive amounts of oil into the river. Critics of the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline—that would carry oil from the Tar Sands pits of Alberta to refineries along the Gulf Coast—point to this accident as one more reason why the Keystone XL Pipeline should be stopped. On this episode of Locus Focus our guests are Zack Porter with All Against the Haul in Missoula and Dena Hoff, a farmer who lives near the proposed XL Pipeline route in Montana.

Press**Watch: Radioactive Rainwater and the Debt Crisis Scam

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Gary Chittim reports for King 5 News in Seattle:
http://www.king5.com/news/environment/High-levels-of-radiation-detected-in-Northwest-rainwater--125391598.html

SEATTLE -- A Seattle nuclear watchdog group is accusing the federal government of failing to keep the public informed of radiation from the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

In the days following the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the U.S. began monitoring radiation from Japan's leaking nuclear power plants.

Willamette Riverkeeper and The Big Float

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Wed, 07/13/2011

Hosted by Lisa Loving

What do you know about the current state of the Willamette River? Want to know more? Tune in as host Lisa Loving welcomes Willamette Riverkeeper's Travis Williams, Executive Director and Riverkeeper, and Will Levenson, organizer of The Big Float as they discuss the Willamette River and a new project to raise funds for the Willamette Riverkeeper to provide physical water access to the Willamette in downtown Portland.

58:02 minutes (26.57 MB)

Talk Radio on 07/13/11

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Wed, 07/13/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Willamette Riverkeeper and The Big Float

What do you know about the current state of the Willamette River? Want to know more? Tune in as host Lisa Loving welcomes Willamette Riverkeeper's Travis Williams, Executive Director and Riverkeeper, and Will Levenson, organizer of The Big Float as they discuss the Willamette River and a new project to raise funds for the Willamette Riverkeeper to provide physical water access to the Willamette in downtown Portland.

The Dirtbag on 07/13/11

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The Dirtbag
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Wed, 07/13/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Glen and Jim talk berries and watering techniques.

Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert talk berries! How do you know they're ripe, because they don't ripen once they've been picked? Jim knows...and he also knows--and will talk--about some unusual berries that grow and thrive here, including honeyberries, gooseberries, and goumi. And right in line with that is our plant of the month, currants.

And what's going on in the veggies garden? It's been rather dry so Glen leads a discussion of watering types, methods, and techniques. Plus a new Garden Stumper quiz and answers to your gardening questions.

The Dirtbag. Listen. Laugh. Learn.

TROPIC OF CHAOS: An Interview with Christian Parenti

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 07/11/2011

What does climate change have to do with armed conflicts erupting throughout the developing world? In his new book TROPIC OF CHAOS: CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE NEW GEOGRAPHY VIOLENCE, Christian Parenti argues that a new era of climate war is upon us.

46:31 minutes (42.59 MB)

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 07/08/11

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Fri, 07/08/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Climate Change Denial

Talk Radio is off today.

Instead we'll a program from the series Radio Ecoshock called "The Machinery of Climate Denial: Why do they deny science and the laws of physics? Who pays?" The speaker is Dr. John Mashey, former Chief Scientist for super-computer maker Silicon Graphics. He investigated climate deniers, met with climate scientists being harassed and threatened, and went on a year-long quest to know who and why.

This talk was presented by the Pacific Institute for Climate Sloutions and was recorded by Alex Smith of Radio Ecoshock on April 7th, 2011 in Vancouver, Canada.

http://www.ecoshock.org/

Yves Engler on "Stop Signs: Cars and Capitalism on the Road to Economic, Social and Ecological Decay"

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Thu, 07/07/2011

  Yves Engler, co-author of Stop Signs: Cars and Capitalism on the Road to Economic, Social and Ecological Decay spoke at Laughing Horse Books on June 21st. He and his co-author Bianca Mugyenyi documented an anthropolicical tour of the land of Homo Automomotivis and argue for moving beyond the private automobile. Stephanie Potter attended the talk, which was given in a parking lot around the corner from Laughing Horse. She recorded and produced this program. (Music by Kevin MacLeod of Incompetech.com)

54:17 minutes (24.86 MB)

The Digital Divide on 07/08/11

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The Digital Divide
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Fri, 07/08/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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The Digital Divide: Bioethics and Beyond Nuclear

Join us this month on The Digital Divide. Today we'll hear a TED talk by bioethicist Paul Root Wolpe. He'll describe an astonishing series of recent bio-engineering experiments, from hybrid pets to mice that grow human ears. And he asks: isn't it time to set some ground rules? You can go to the KBOO website and not only listen online but watch the original TED video. If you hate seeing animals and insects being tortured and experimented on, don't watch.

Locus Focus on 07/11/11

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 07/11/2011 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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What does climate change have to do with armed conflicts erupting throughout the developing world?

TROPIC OF CHAOS: An Interview with Christian Parenti

What does climate change have to do with armed conflicts erupting throughout the developing world? In his new book TROPIC OF CHAOS: CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE NEW GEOGRAPHY VIOLENCE, Christian Parenti argues that a new era of climate war is upon us.

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