Join co-hosts Jo Ann Bowman and Dave Mazza every Thursday morning as they bring you informative guests and lively discussions about the issues that are important to you and your community. Every week, Voices from the Edge provides KBOO listeners a place to engage in meaningful talk about racial disparity, government accountability, environmental justice, local and national politics, and other crucial issues of the day. Jo Ann and Dave bring you guests you won’t hear on other talk radio programs and conversation about making Oregon and the nation a better place.
Michael Dawson on hazards of and alternatives to cars-first policy
Even as oil gushes into the Gulf of Mexico from a deep water drilling accident, new drilling is being planned off Alaska's arctic coast this July. But neither ecological disasters, oil wars, nor tens of thousands of annual auto fatalities have so far dampened our enthusiasm for the car.
turning our garbage into something useful - curbside composting comes to Portland
FOOD SCRAP RECYCLING COMING TO YOUR CURBSIDE
How much of your garbage is composed of food scraps? According to analysis in the Portland Recycles! Plan the average Portland household disposes of 1,326 pounds of garbage per year of which 75% could be recycled or composted instead of winding up as landfill. We can reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions produced by our garbage by approximately one ton for each ton of food scraps diverted from landfill.
"Don't om, organize!" Remembering the bombing of Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney: 20 years later.
On May 24th, 1990, EarthFirst! activists Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney were bombed. This happened while they were on tour, organizing for Redwood Summer. The goal for Redwood Summer was to bring people together from across the country to stop the rapid clearcutting of the old growth forests through non-violent direct action.
Hosted by Tom Becker, this program features segments on the politics and science of energy policies and cleaning up after oil spills. We also learn about the blowback from drone attacks and a comic documentary about grafitti and video.
Many thanks to those of you who contributed during our recent membership drive. If you didn't, the tip jar at the top is still open!
An engineer specializing in cleaning up oil spills explains the science and technology of this work, as well as the politics behind its limitations. Richard Heymann is the engineer, and he talks with the Old Mole's Jan Haaken.