Environment

ALBERTA TAR SANDS - A WORSE ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER THAN THE BP GULF OIL DISASTER?

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 11/08/2010

Last spring's BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico alerted us to the unforeseen hazards of deep water oil drilling. Since most of the remaining conventional sources of oil are located in politically unstable regions of the world, many political leaders are looking toward the reserves of oil locked in the abundant bitumen under the boreal forests of northern Alberta as our best source of oil. The Alberta government and the Canadian oil industry claim that these tar sands mining operations are being managed in an environmentally responsible manner. But a team of scientists from the University of Alberta at Edmonton and other colleges in Canada released a report that contradicts the government and industry claims.

41:24 minutes (37.9 MB)

Locus Focus on 11/08/10

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 11/08/2010 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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More on the hazards of extracting oil from Alberta's tar sands

ALBERTA TAR SANDS - A WORSE ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER THAN THE BP GULF OIL DISASTER?

 

More Talk Radio on 11/08/10

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More Talk Radio
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Mon, 11/08/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Labor organizer, writer and radical theorist John Cronan

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with labor organizer, writer and radical theorist John Cronan Jr. He will be speaking at Laughing Horse Books on Thursday, November 11th at 6PM with activist and student orgainzer Casey Asprooth-Jackson. 

John Cronan is a restaurant worker of 11 years and an organizer and writer who lives in New York City where he has been involved in labor, student, and environmental organizing. He is currently an organizer for the Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York. He is a regular contributor to Znet and he has written and spoken extensively on issues concerning class, economic democracy, environmental justice, radical political theory, movement strategy and more.

 

 

The Dirtbag on 11/10/10

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The Dirtbag
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Wed, 11/10/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Fall and winter fruit tree care, plus 38 ways to love your leaves

Are your fruit trees ready for the spring? Now is the time to start preparing those trees for winter and spring. Jim Gilbert joins host Glen Andresen to offer sound fruit tree advice on what to do when and how to do it--and of course it's all organic. Plus an explanation of late blight that hit virtually all tomatoes in the Portland area this year.

Also on this show, Glen has a list of about 38 ways to love your leaves (perhaps you've noticed there are plenty this year...). And as always a new Garden Stumper quiz and listener questions.

Listen, laugh, learn.

Voices from the Edge on 11-04-2010 What were voters thinking?

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Thu, 11/04/2010

What were voters thinking? Jo Ann and Dave sort through the midterm election rubble to find out!

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.


55:19 minutes (50.64 MB)

Between the Covers on 10/28/10

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Between the Covers
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Thu, 10/28/2010

The guest is award winning writer and activist Rebecca Solnit, the author of numerous books. Her most recent book is "A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster." She has made ten trips to New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina.

Rebecca Solnit will deliver the first Sewell Lecture on Thursday, October 28th at 7pm at the First Unitarian Church Sanctuary at 1211 SW Main Street in Portland. The topic is "Altruism in the Face of Disaster."

Tickets are $10, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

29:17 minutes (26.81 MB)

Michael Blanding and "The Coke Machine: The DIrty Truth Behind America's Favorite Soft Drink"

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Healthwatch
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Mon, 11/01/2010

 Hosted by Naturopath, Dr. David Naimon

An interview with journalist Michael Blanding (The Nation, Boston Globe, New Republic) about his new book "The Coke Machine: The Dirty Truth Behind America's Favorite Soft Drink"

25:20 minutes (23.2 MB)

PRE-ELECTION DAY SPECIAL: CALIFORNIA PROP. 23, DIRTY MONEY AND THE FUTURE OF THE PLANET

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 11/01/2010

The environment is on the ballot in hundreds of electoral contests in all 50 states, in the guise of anti-environmental, anti-science and anti-climate candidates and ballot measures. More than 750 congressional and state legislative candidates have signed on to support the anti-climate agenda of Americans for Prosperity—a corporate front group funded by the oil billionaire Koch brothers. In California the Koch brothers have spearheaded Proposition 23, a ballot measure to suspend the Global Warming Act of 2006. This law requires that greenhouse gas emissions in the state be cut to 1990 levels by 2020.

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Locus Focus on 11/01/10

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 11/01/2010 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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How oil tycoons are working to destroy California's climate change regulations

PRE-ELECTION DAY SPECIAL: CALIFORNIA PROP. 23, DIRTY MONEY AND THE FUTURE OF THE PLANET
 

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