Environment

Sandra Steingraber and "Living Downstream: An Ecologist's Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment"

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Wed, 05/05/2010

 Host Lisa Loving speaks with Sandra Steingraber, internationally recognized authority on environmental links to cancer and reproductive health, about the new edition of her contemporary classic, "Living Downstream: An Ecologist's Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment."

58:16 minutes (26.68 MB)

The Dirtbag on 05/12/10

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The Dirtbag
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Wed, 05/12/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Gardening info on all things edible

It's almost prime time for planting veggies! Host Glen Andresen reveals tips and techniques for getting those veggies off to a great start. Guest Jim Gilbert of One Green World will lead a general discussion about fruit pollination, includiing self-fertility, parthenocarpy, male and female plants, and wind and insect pollination. Plus, as always, a new Garden Stumper quiz and listeners' edible gardening questions!

And what would a membership drive be without us ol' Dirtbaggers offering up some super thank you gifts! One Green World has generously donated some unique edible plants (and there may be more):

From a Finance Economy to a Green Economy

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Mon, 05/03/2010

Laurie Mercier speaks with Les Leopold, co-founder and director of The Labor Institute, consultant to the Blue-Green Alliance, which brings together trade unions and environmental organizations, and author most recently of the book The Looting of America: How Wall Street's Game of Fantasy Finance destroyed our Jobs, Pensions and Prosperity, and What We Can Do About It.  You can read recent work of his on the Huffington Post here

14:59 minutes (8.57 MB)

Volcanos, Air Travel, and Climate

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Mon, 05/03/2010

 Frann Michel, The Well-read Red, explores some surprising connections among volcanic eruptions, air travel, climate change, and the capitalist mode of production.  You can read her remarks by clicking here.  

6:21 minutes (3.64 MB)

Getting to a Green Economy

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Mon, 05/03/2010

 Coal, oil, and nuclear power can be things of the past.  Bill Resnick talks with Arjun Makhijani, President of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research and author of Carbon-Free and Nuclear-Free: A Roadmap for U.S. Energy Policy (2007), which is the first analysis of a transition to a U.S. economy based completely on renewable energy, without any use of fossil fuels or nuclear power.  You can download this book for free!

12:13 minutes (7 MB)

Talk Radio on 05/05/10

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Wed, 05/05/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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"Living Downstream: An Ecologist's Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment."

Host Lisa Loving speaks with Sandra Steingraber, internationally recognized authority on environmental links to cancer and reproductive health, about the new edition of her contemporary classic, "Living Downstream: An Ecologist's Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment."

Sandra Steingraber is also the author of "Having Faith: An Econogists Journey to Motherhood" and a columnist for "Orion" magainze. Her website is www.steingraber.com.

Photo Credit: © Benjamin Gervais / The PPC

 

DOES PORTLAND HAVE A FOOD CZAR? (and why we need one)

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 05/03/2010

Portland is the only city in America that has a Food Policy and Programs Office. And while many communities are starting to talk about creating Food Policy Councils, Multnomah County and Portland have had such a council for years. So why is there so much interest in food and its politics here in the Rose City? And why should food policy be at the heart of any discussion about creating sustainable and resilient communities?

29:33 minutes (27.06 MB)

Eyjafjallajokull

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For the Old Mole Variety Hour May 3, 2010

I've been thinking about volcanoes and air travel. Last month, I was scheduled to attend a conference in London, and stopped on the way to visit an old friend now living in Ireland. Of course I never made it to the conference, because, well, you might have heard there was this volcano that erupted in Iceland, and, because humanity's limited experience of the interaction between jet engines and volcanic ash suggests that the latter causes the former to fall out of the sky, European airspace was closed.

Voices from the Edge on 04/29/10

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Thu, 04/29/2010
Clergy Abuse: Can we hold the abusers accountable and heal the community?
 
Revelations earlier this month implicating Pope Benedict XVI in cover-ups of clergy abuse in Europe are just the latest developments in an issue that is rocking religious institutions to their foundations. It is dividing communities into those accused of blind faith and those labeled anti-church, while preventing reformers, clergy abuse survivors, and the faithful from moving forward. How can we shift the debate to address the underlying issues creating clergy abuse?
35:29 minutes (16.24 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 04/29/10

Clergy Abuse: Can we hold the abusers accountable and heal the community?
 
Revelations earlier this month implicating Pope Benedict XVI in cover-ups of clergy abuse in Europe are just the latest developments in an issue that is rocking religious institutions to their foundations. It is dividing communities into those accused of blind faith and those labeled anti-church, while preventing reformers, clergy abuse survivors, and the faithful from moving forward. How can we shift the debate to address the underlying issues creating clergy abuse?
35:29 minutes (16.24 MB)
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