Environment

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.

Oil Spill intro.doc

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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.

Kurt Hoelting and The Circumference of Home: One Man's Year-Long Quest For A Radically Local Life

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Radiozine
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Mon, 05/10/2010

 Hosted by Kathleen Stephenson

Northwest author Kurt Hoelting discusses his journey, which he details in The Circumference of Home: One Man's Yearlong Quest for a Radically Local Life. Hoelting, a Zen wilderness guide, traded in his car and air transportation for a kayak, a bike, and his own feet, traveling a radius of roughly 60 miles for a serious look at climate change.

28:08 minutes (25.76 MB)

Climate Crisis Solutions

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Mon, 05/10/2010

 Activist and author Ted Glick talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about what can be done and what is being done to prevent our climate crisis from turning catastrophic.  There is some good news here.  Ted Glick is the policy director for the Chesapeake Climate Action Network; and national coordinator for the U.S. Climate Energy Council.  He urges you to support The Cantwell-Collins CLEAR Act.

16:26 minutes (9.4 MB)
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