Environment

GROWING GARDENS: GROWING THE NEXT GENERATION OF VEGGIE EATERS AND GROWERS

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 07/19/2010

Last week on Locus Focus we talked about transforming school lunch programs into vehicles that encourage kids to eat healthy foods, while teaching them about the connections between food, health, and the environment. This week we look at a program in Portland that not only shows young people how to make healthy food choices, but actually helps them learn how to grow their own food. GROWING GARDENS gets at the root of hunger in Portland, by organizing hundreds of volunteers to build organic, raised-bed vegetable gardens in backyards, front yards, side yards and even on balconies, in low income neighborhoods on Portland's east side.  On this episode of Locus Focus, we talk with Caitlin Blethen, who manages the

41:36 minutes (38.09 MB)

Imagining the (climate) future

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Imagining the future of the climate: Old Mole Variety Hour July 19, 2010: Today's show is about climate change and science fiction, and science fiction about climate change, but it is not about the illusion that climate change is itself science fiction.

Press**Watch update: Oil is not Well in the Gulf

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BP is defying Admiral Thad Allen to keep the pipe closed at their oil catastrophe site.  They are proudly announcing that the oil disaster is over, and that the 'seeps' nearby are not expressing oil.  Their own live feed looks ominous this morning, however, with dark clouds moving occasionally from left to right across the camera image; the image as a whole is much murkier than in the past.  See for yourself:

http://www.wkrg.com/gulf_oil_spill/spill_cam/

 

Locus Focus on 07/19/10

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 07/19/2010 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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Growing the next generation of veggie eaters and growers

GROWING GARDENS: GROWING THE NEXT GENERATION OF VEGGIE EATERS AND GROWERS

 

Rain Water Collection Systems

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The Dirtbag
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Sat, 07/17/2010
Host Glen Andresen and Jim Gilbert of One Green World welcome Clackamas Community College horticultual instructor Bruce Nelson to talk about rainwater harvesting and two upcoming rainwater collecting workshops at Clackamas Community College on August 30 and September 1. 
 
Garden Stumper Quiz answer: Portland averages less than 1 inch of rainfall for each July and August.
54:34 minutes (24.98 MB)

The Melting Pot on 07/20/10

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The Melting Pot
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Tue, 07/20/2010 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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FEATURED ARTIST ~ BLOCKHEAD: Interview, Live Mix, & More

Blockhead grew up in downtown New York City. The son of an artist, early on he found his passion was for music. A fan of a whole range of sounds, especially hip-hop, Blockhead steadily built a tremendous collection of tapes and later CDs from innumerable artists. After a brief stint as a rapper, he realized his calling was behind the boards and not on the mic, and from there he began to produce beats.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 07/30/10

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Fri, 07/30/2010 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
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Village Building Convergence

Village Building Convergence and Urban Sustainability Special 2010

All day on July 30th, from 9am to 3pm, KBOO presents a special on Urban Sustainability with audio from this year's Village Building Convergence in Portland.  This year's special will include lectures by Starhawk and Paul Cienfuegos, as well as interviews with Native American youth in Portland and a special report on the first ever chicken palace!

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Developments in the Gulf

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Mon, 07/12/2010

Jan Haaken interviews environmental engineer and former guest, Richard Heymann, about the changing situation in the gulf and what makes this spill and how it's being handled different from others.

13:51 minutes (12.68 MB)

Heart of Dryness

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Mon, 07/12/2010

Bill interviews James Workman - author of "Heart of Dryness: How the Last Bushman Can Help Us Endure the Coming Age of Permanant Drought" - about fostering community through water-conservation, but specifically as he learned it studying African aborigines.

20:08 minutes (9.22 MB)
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