Environment

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

Food Justice Conference Part One

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Radiozine
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Fri, 03/25/2011

The local food movement has become a palatable force. In Portland alone there are now 40 farmers markets. Raising backyard chickens has become fashionable and growing numbers of people are planting vegetable gardens or joining CSAs. But what about all the people who feel they can’t afford to buy local organic food or lack the time or space to plant a garden? How can the local food movement become a movement for food justice, and work to ensure that everyone has the right to eat healthy, local food?

49:22 minutes (45.2 MB)

Radiozine on 03/25/11

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Radiozine
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Fri, 03/25/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Excerpts from the Food Justice Conference held in Eugene February 19 - 21

Food Justice Conference Part One

The local food movement has become a palatable force. In Portland alone there are now 40 farmers markets. Raising backyard chickens has become fashionable and growing numbers of people are planting vegetable gardens or joining CSAs. But what about all the people who feel they can’t afford to buy local organic food or lack the time or space to plant a garden? How can the local food movement become a movement for food justice, and work to ensure that everyone has the right to eat healthy, local food?

Damaged nuclear reactors in Japan--a hazard here in the NW?

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Mon, 03/21/2011

The damaged nuclear reactors in Japan are leaking radioactive material. Does this pose a health hazard here in the Pacific Northwest? If we had a similar earthquake, would we be subjected to high levels of radioactive fallout? Dr. Rudi Nussbaum and Lloyd Marbet will join host Marianne Barisonek for a discussion of radioactive contamination past, present and future. Dr. Nussbuam has studied the health effects of radiation on Hirsoshima-Nagasaki survivors and military personnel exposed to radiation at Hanford. Lloyd Marbet is known for his successful efforts to shut down the Trojan Nuclear Power Plant.

53:17 minutes (24.39 MB)

Cooking up new ways to save money, energy and forests, in Nepal, and throughout the world

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Recovery Zone
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Wed, 03/23/2011

  Host Stephanie Potter speaks with Sanu Kaji Shrestha of FoST-- Foundation for Sustainable Technologies  which trains people in the use of sustainable technologies that save money, save energy and save the environment.  His recent honor was the Science and Technology Promotion Award for 2010 from Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), for his development of low cost cooking fuel made of recycled materials.

27:33 minutes (12.62 MB)

Flashpoints on 03/23/11

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Flashpoints
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Wed, 03/23/2011 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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Investigative news radio with Dennis Bernstein

Aileen Mioko Smith, director of Green Action, a Japanese environmental group, speaks about the expansion zone around the damaged nukes.

A short discussion with George Galloway about the US led bombing on Libya.

Immigration supporter, Pablo Alvarado, speaks about a Kansas State Representative's call for a law to shoot immigrant workers from a helicopter.

Also - A special commemoration on the deadly Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire that happened 100 years ago in NY.

Political Perspectives on 03/23/11

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Wed, 03/23/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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A look at nuclear issues and the Northwest

The damaged nuclear reactors in Japan are leaking radioactive material. Does this pose a health hazard here in the Pacific Northwest? If we had a similar earthquake, would we be subjected to high levels of radioactive fallout? Dr. Rudi Nussbaum and Lloyd Marbet will join host Marianne Barisonek for a discussion of radioactive contamination past, present and future. Dr. Nussbuam has studied the health effects of radiation on Hirsoshima-Nagasaki survivors and military personnel exposed to radiation at Hanford. Lloyd Marbet is known for his successful efforts to shut down the Trojan Nuclear Power Plant.

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