Environment

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 01/25/11

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Tue, 01/25/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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America's oil habit is draining the Alberta Tar Sands.

 The oil contained in the Alberta Tar Sands is the dirtiest on Earth. Open pit mines bloom in the Canadian north, swallowing forest and tundra. It takes roughly five barrels of water and one of natural gas to extract one barrel of crude from the sticky sands. So naturally, it's a great idea to build a pipeline to pump it to Texas.

Abe and Joe examine this latest folly in the endless quest for petroleum, as well as ways we can begin to wean ourselves from our petroleum habit.

Ground Zero in the Battle Over Genetically Engineered Sugar Beets

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 01/24/2011

Roughly half of the nation’s sugar supply comes from sugar beets, and much of this seed is produced in Oregon. In 2007 the USDA started allowing genetically modified sugar beet seed to flood the market. Now 95% of the sugar beet crop is grown using seeds that have been genetically engineered to resist heavy spraying of the Monsanto pesticide Roundup. The Center for Food Safety and other advocacy groups sued to ban the beets, pointing out that an environmental impact statement has not yet been completed, as the law requires. Last November, a U.S.

43:30 minutes (39.82 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 01-20-11 Guest Jim Middaugh from Metro

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Thu, 01/20/2011

53:04 minutes (48.59 MB)

Positively Revolting on 01-21-11 Guest Dick Roy

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Fri, 01/21/2011

50:52 minutes (46.57 MB)

Locus Focus on 01/24/11

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 01/24/2011 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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Saving Oregon's sugar beet crop from Monsanto

Ground Zero in the Battle Over Genetically Engineered Sugar Beets

Roughly half of the nation’s sugar supply comes from sugar beets, and much of this seed is produced in Oregon. In 2007 the USDA started allowing genetically modified sugar beet seed to flood the market. Now 95% of the sugar beet crop is grown using seeds that have been genetically engineered to resist heavy spraying of the Monsanto pesticide Roundup. The Center for Food Safety and other advocacy groups sued to ban the beets, pointing out that an environmental impact statement has not yet been completed, as the law requires. Last November, a U.S.

Alternative Radio on 02/01/11

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Alternative Radio
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Tue, 02/01/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Solutions to the Capitalist Ecological Crisis

Chris Williams on "Ecology and Socialism"

Chris Williams is the author of "Ecology and Socialism: Solutions to Capitalist Ecological Crisis." Williams says there is still time to save humanity and the planet, but only by building social movements for environmental justice that can demand qualitative changes in our economy, workplaces, and infrastructure.

Chris Williams is a longtime environmental activist, professor of physics and chemistry at Pace University, and chair of the science department at Packer Collegiate Institute.

http://www.ecologyandsocialism.org/

Local Expert Don Francis talks about Radon in and around Portland

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Wed, 01/19/2011

 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.

You can buy a Radon Test Kit from the American Lung Association of Oregon.

Low Income CItizens can get a FREE Radon Test Kit from the Josiah Hill Clinic.

 

 

54:14 minutes (24.83 MB)

Talk Radio on 01/19/11

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Wed, 01/19/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Radon in Portland

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.

 

Political Perspectives on 01/19/11

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Wed, 01/19/2011 - 9:00am - 9:35am
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The Economics of Happiness

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.

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