Environment

Simple cooking technologies save money, fuel, and forests in Nepal

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 Like too many other countries throughout the world, Nepal is facing serious deforestation as the rural people scavenge firewood for cooking and heating. And the urban dwellers of Nepal, who rely on kerosene and petrol, face shortages and high prices. Furthermore, they live amidst mounds of uncollected trash. Sanu Kaji Shrestha has come up with solutions that are plentiful, affordable and even address problems of pollution.

Radiozine on 04/01/11

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Radiozine
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Fri, 04/01/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Building a Powerful Left

Both It Takes a Village and Community Grooves are off today. You can hear them at 11AM on Friday April 22nd. Instead today we’ll hear another installment of the series "Building a Powerful Left" with Eric Mann, Isabel Garcia, Frances Fox Piven, Patricia Torres and Derek Jensen.
 

Radiozine on 03/31/11

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Radiozine
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Thu, 03/31/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Cesar Chavez on the Political Power of Unions

In celebration of the birthday of the late farmworker organizer Cesar Chavez we hear an excerpt of a talk about the United Farm Workers in California and the political power of unions, which was given by Chavez in 1968 at City College of New York.

César Estrada Chávez (March 31, 1927 – April 23, 1993) was an American farm worker, labor leader, and civil rights activist who, with Dolores Huerta, co-founded the National Farm Workers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers (UFW).

Presswatch on 03/31/11

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Presswatch
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Thu, 03/31/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Special hour-long Presswatch

A special hour-long Presswatch with call-ins. Your chance to dialogue with Theresa about what's happening in the world.

Image of César Estrada Chávez, March 31, 1927 – April 23, 1993

Flashpoints on 03/31/11

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Flashpoints
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Thu, 03/31/2011 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Current situation in Haiti

Air Cascadia is off today, so we’ll go right to Flashpoints. Today’s show is hosted by Kevin Pina (PEE-nah) and the focus for the hour is an in-depth discussion of the current situation in Haiti.

The Political Economy of Energy

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Mon, 03/28/2011

Tyson talks about the role politics and political economy play in shaping how certain forms of energy (nuclear, solar, wind, etc.) seem more available than others. 

 
Tyson Slocum is the research director for Public Citizen's Critical Energy Project.
15:53 minutes (7.27 MB)

Fred Kirschenmann: Building Community Through Sustainable Farming

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 03/28/2011

Oregon is touted as one of the epicenters for the local food movement. As if to reinforce its credentials, there have been food related conferences up and down the Willamette Valley since the year began. Coming up on April 16 is one more conference, this time at the University of Portland in North Portland and it's called Food for Thought. The big name at the conference is food writer Michael Pollan who will be speaking in the evening. But throughout the day there will be several panels, featuring an assortment of interesting folks. This episode of Locus Focus features one of the speakers at a panel on sustainable and local food.

40:42 minutes (37.27 MB)

Locus Focus on 03/28/11

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 03/28/2011 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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The changing relationship between people and food.

Fred Kirschenmann: Building Community Through Sustainable Farming

Oregon is touted as one of the epicenters for the local food movement. As if to reinforce its credentials, there have been food related conferences up and down the Willamette Valley since the year began. Coming up on April 16 is one more conference, this time at the University of Portland in North Portland and it's called Food for Thought. The big name at the conference is food writer Michael Pollan who will be speaking in the evening. But throughout the day there will be several panels, featuring an assortment of interesting folks.

Locus Focus on 05/09/11

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 05/09/2011 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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Bent Skovmand's struggle to keep precious plant genetic resources free and accessible to everyone

 THE VIKING IN THE WHEAT FIELD: An Interview with Author Susan Dworkin

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