Frann Michel surveys the news, blogs and scientific agencies to make sense of the unusual floods that have been happening in Pakistan. She makes the case for understanding these natural disasters as social phenomena.
Bill interviews Catherine Badgley about her research into the comparative outputs of organic and conventional agriculture. In an article she wrote with seven other colleagues, "Organic Agriculture and the Global Food Supply," she makes the case for organic agriculture feeding the world. This research begun when she visited a farm north of Ann Arbor where on 3-acres the farmer was growing 26 tons of produce organically. She responds to criticisms that organic agriculture receives from agribusiness.
Today's show, hosted by Denise Morris on the left, is about organic agriculture, the social conditions of otherwise natural disasters, plus reviews of Pat Barker's WWI-novel "Ghost Road" and the buddy-cop film "The Other Guys." Below are links to the individual segments:
The well-read red has been reading about the floods in Pakistan, which UN officials have called the worst disaster in decades. But as is usual these days, this purportedly natural disaster has some very human causes, and the politics of global and governmental response suggest there will be more suffering to come.
Sustainable agriculture, global warming and movies and books
Bill Resnick interviews Catherine Badgley about organic and sustainable agriculture.
Frann Michel looks at the global and governmental response to widspread flooding in Pakistan.
also a review of Pat Barkers award winning book Ghost Road and a discussion of the new crime drama comedy The Other Guys.
Tom Becker hosts this program dealing with the fight to protect net neutrality from the big media corporations; understanding personal traumas in the context of the politics of terror; the fake crisis in Social Security; Native American thinking about sustainability; and the US military as our biggest jobs program.
Dave Hall, environmental activist and PSU teacher, talks with Jan Haaken about his project, Native Perspectives on Sustainability. His earlier interview on this topic is here. Dave and Jan discuss how indigenous leaders understand the concepts and practices that can keep human life in balance with the earth.
Willamette Valley Beans & Grain Project; Wheat Fleet
We've missed our dear Food Show listeners while on hiatus this summer. So to tide you over until September, Laura McCandlish will bring you an extended audio postcard on the effort to get Willamette Valley grass seed farmers to grow beans and grains for the local market.
Federal scientists recently released a report indicating that hatchery fish are threatening endangered salmon in the Columbia River Basin. KBOO environmental reporter Jacob Anderson-Minshall talks to the State of the Salmon director about the new findings and what they mean for the future of Columbia River salmon.
KBOO's environmental reporter talks to a Sierra Club attorney about why the organization is suing the EPA. Although the Sierra Club joined forest and paper industry groups in filing suit over the "tailoring rule" the environmental organization isn't siding with industry. Instead the suit is aimed at supporting the EPA's authority in regulating greenhouse gases.