Environment

Alternative Radio on 06/01/10

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Alternative Radio
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Tue, 06/01/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill McKibben speaks on "Earth to Humans: Enough Already"

Bill McKibben speaks on "Earth to Humans: Enough Already" (lecture)

Bill McKibben was among the first who sounded the alarm on climate change with his bestselling book "The End of Nature." A scholar in residence at Middlebury College, he is a leading activist, journalist and author on the environment. His latest book is "Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet." He is co-founder of 350.org


 

THE MASSEY MINING DISASTER, THE BP OIL SPILL AND THE FUTURE OF CHEAP FOSSIL FUEL

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 05/17/2010

Last month, an explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia resulted in the worst mining disaster in four decades. The mine is owned by Massey Energy. This company is notorious not only for committing numerous and flagrant safety violations in their mining operations, but also for pursuing mountaintop removal mining throughout Appalachia. The mining disaster has raised new awareness about the true costs of "cheap" coal. Since the last time we discussed this subject on Locus Focus, the Obama administration has taken some steps to regulate mountaintop removal mining, but how effective will these new regulations be?

40:58 minutes (37.5 MB)

Locus Focus on 05/17/10

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 05/17/2010 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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The impact of the Massey mining disaster and the BP Oil Spill on the future of fossil fuels

THE MASSEY MINING DISASTER, THE BP OIL SPILL AND THE FUTURE OF CHEAP FOSSIL FUEL

US Oil spill update

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Evening News
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Mon, 05/03/2010

2:20 minutes (2.13 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 05/13/10

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Thu, 05/13/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Is Multnomah County uniquely toxic for people of color?
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Is Multnomah County "uniquely toxic" for people of color?
 
A new report by Portland State University states that for people of color, Multnomah County is a "uniquely toxic" place when it comes to education, income, home ownership and health.

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Tue, 05/11/2010

7:13 minutes (36.39 MB)

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 05/12/10

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Wed, 05/12/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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The insanity of our oil addiction

KBOO Special report: The insanity of our oil addiction - connecting the dots in the BP Oil Disaster

Featuring radical Texas populist Jim Hightower, renowned author and activist Antonia Juhasz (‘The Tyranny of Oil’), discussing the real issues behind the BP oil spill currently gushing into the Gulf of Mexico.

Old Mole Variety Hour for May 10, 2010

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Mon, 05/10/2010

 Clayton Morgareidge hosts this show about hope in hard times, about the opportunities given to us by the disastrous times we live in.  

This show is part of  KBOO's Spring Membership Drive, offering you the opportunity to support the station that sustains the Old Mole, along with all the other great public affairs programming available nowhere else on the air.   Please use the tip jar in the upper right corner to contribute -- and Thanks!

37:05 minutes (21.22 MB)

Living in Disastrous Times

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Mon, 05/10/2010

Can the sense of solidarity and community that comes over us in response to a flood or an earthquake be mobilized to respond to less obvious disasters -- like climate change, for example?  Clayton Morgareidge looks for  help in Rebecca Solnit's book A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster.  

You can read this review here on Clayton's blog.

You can read what Solnit has to say about the Haiti earthquake here

9:52 minutes (5.65 MB)

Living in Disastrous Times

May 10, 2010
 
            There are two kinds of disasters. There are the fast, sudden disasters that are visible in real time and pile up bodies and rubble or flooded buildings in the blink of an eye, and that are captured in spectacular TV footage and heart-wrenching stories of heroic rescuers and personal loss.
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