Host Lisa Loving's guest is radon expert Don Francis talking about why Oregon -- and Portland in particular -- is a hotspot for radon, which is the biggest trigger for lung cancer among those who do not smoke.
Host Kathleen Stephenson speaks with Helena Norberg-Hodge about her new film "The Economics of Happiness," a documentary about the devastating effects of globalization and the need for localization. Norberg-Hodge will be in Portland this Friday for a special screening and discussion of the film. The event is this Friday, January 21st, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm at the Main Street Sanctuary, First Unitarian Church, Portland, 1011
SW 12th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97205.
Why is the city of Portland concerned about food policy issues? So, concerned in fact that the city's bureau of Planning and Sustainability devotes some of its resources to sustainable food programs like Urban Growth Bounty and the Better Together Garden at City Hall. On this episode of Locus Focus, we talk with Portland' "Food Czar" Steve Cohen, who manages the city's food policy and programs, about the need for these programs, why they are essential to creating sustainable communities.
Dave DeAngelis interviews biologist Christopher Wills about his new book “The Darwinian Tourist: Viewing the World Through Evolutionary Eyes.” Wills discusses some of his adventures as a globe-trotting scientist, and describes how our understanding of the living world can be deepened by a Darwinian perspective.
Portland’s Rebuilding Center may be diverting eight tons of building and remodeling materials a day but Executive Director Shane Endicott is the first to admit that the used building materials supplier--which serves 300 people a day--only exists to fund an entirely different organization--Our United Villages.
In this January 12, 2011 interview, KBOO’s environmental reporter, Jacob Anderson-Minshall speaks with Endicott about the founding of Rebuilding Center, its work, and how other communities can create similar initiatives.
Anderson-Minshall is currently on sabbatical from KBOO as he travels the country on a 12 month Gree
2011, a year in review..... Ani and Lyn review the last seven days. We think it's been a weird, and busy, first week of the year. What's taken your attention this week? Our discussion of topics included, but was not limited to:
Why are sustainable food systems essential for a sustainable city?
SUSTAINABLE FOOD IN A SUSTAINABLE CITY
Why is the city of Portland concerned about food policy issues? So, concerned in fact that the city's bureau of Planning and Sustainable devotes some of its resources to sustainable food programs like Urban Growth Bounty and the Better Together Garden at City Hall. On this episode of Locus Focus, we talk with Steve Cohen, who manages the city's food policy and programs, about the need for these programs, why they are essential to creating sustainable communities.
Theresa Mitchell hosts a special hour-long Presswatch and takes calls on the issues of the day. She wonders where the unemployed Tucson mass murderer got the money for his $1,000 gun, and weighs in on the climate crisis and what to do about it.
Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert talk about Jim's recent fruit exploring trip to Russia and Ukraine. Then a discussion of favorite garden catalogs and new and exciting varieties of fruits and vegetables. Plus, the City of Portland's Bureau of Planning and Sustainability have just released their list of spring and summer gardening and animal husbandry classes. We'll give you a full listing and information on how to sign up.
And as always, a new Garden Stumper question, the answer to last month's Garden Stumper, and your gardening question calls.