Environment

Energy Self-reliance

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Mon, 02/22/2010

Will the transition to Clean Energy lead to decentralized, worker and community controlled energy production? Or will it be centralized under corporate and state control and promote high usage and consumerism?  John Farrell works with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance which supports environmentally sound and equitable community development.  Here he talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about many communities, including some in the US, are building ways in which families and communities can produce energy locally and cut back on their consumption.  You can find an article by Farrell here.  

16:09 minutes (9.24 MB)

Democratizing the Energy Grid

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Locus Focus
program date: 
Mon, 02/22/2010

Oregon is about to institute a new incentive for households to power themselves using alternative energy sources like solar and wind. This method is called Feed-in Tarriff and is already in place in much of Germany as well as Vermont. Mark Pengilly and Judy Barnes, with Oregonians for Renewable Energy, join Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein for a discussion about how feed-in tarrif can help democratize the energy grid. They'll talk about what feed-in tariffs are all about and where they fit into an overall renewable energy policy that moves us toward a sustainable solution to climate change and helps accomplish the switch from a fossil-fuel-based economy.

40:00 minutes (36.62 MB)

Interview with Alissa Hamilton, author of "Squeezed: What You Don't Know About Orange Juice"

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Radiozine
program date: 
Mon, 02/22/2010

 Host Bruce Silverman interviews Alissa Hamilton, author of "Squeezed: What You Don't Know About Orange Juice."

Alissa Hamilton is a Food and Society Policy Fellow with the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. She lives in Toronto.

26:42 minutes (24.45 MB)

Locus Focus on 02/22/10

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Locus Focus
Air date: 
Mon, 02/22/2010 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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Democratizing the energy grid through feed-in tarrif

DEMOCRATIZING THE ENERGY GRID

Oregon is about to institute a new incentive for households to power themselves using alternative energy sources like solar and wind. This method is called Feed-in Tarriff and is already in place in much of Germany as well as Vermont. Mark Pengilly and Judy Barnes, with Oregonians for Renewable Energy, join Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein for a discussion about how feed-in tarrif can help democratize the energy grid. They'll talk about what feed-in tariffs are all about and they where fit into an overall renewable energy policy that moves us toward a sustainable solution to climate change and helps accomplish the switch from a fossil-fuel-based economy.

Signs of Change

program date: 
Wed, 02/17/2010

Tonight on Circle A Radio, we’ll take you on an audio tour through the art exhibition: Signs of Change: Social Movement Cultures 1960s to
Now.  Hundreds of posters, photographs, video, and audio representing more than forty years of activism, political protest, and social
 justice campaigns curated by Dara Greenwald and Josh MacPhee, are on display until March 19th at the Pacific Northwest College of Art’s
Feldman Gallery + Project Space, at 1214 NW Johnson in Portland.
Thanks to Alec Dunn, tour guide, Mack McFarland, and Claude Marks.

Audio of the full curators talk:

http://www.pnca.edu/exposure/news/776/multimedia-signs-of-change-curator...

More information about Signs of Change:

58:03 minutes (53.15 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 02/18/10

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Thu, 02/18/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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What's next in the Aaron Campbell case? Also, an interview with Oregon Attorney General John Kroger

What's next in the Aaron Campbell case? Also, an interview with Oregon Attorney General John Kroger

Tuesday night, Rev. Jesse Jackson spoke to over 1,000 Portlanders at Maranantha Church about the "execution" of Aaron Campbell, the most recent victim of a police shooting.

Talal Jabari's "Full Signal" - The Dangers of Cell Phone Technology

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Wed, 02/17/2010

 With the world-wide use of cell phones at 3.5 billion, and an ever-growing number of cellular antennas, do we need to re-examine the costs and benefits of this new technology? In his one-hour documentary "Full Signal,"  Talal Jabari  explores the health effects and efforts to regulate cellular technology.

54:20 minutes (24.87 MB)

What the Heck is a Green Bridge?

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Locus Focus
program date: 
Mon, 02/15/2010

Oregon has set ambitious goals for reducing our carbon emissions by 2020. But if all the currently proposed highway projects are built, any reductions that are achieved in other areas will be canceled out by increased auto use. How do plans to replace the I5 bridge between Washington and Oregon fit into this dilemma? While the proposed replacement bridge is being touted as a "green" bridge, most scenarios show that the currently proposed 12-lane bridge will only increase car trips across the Columbia River and help defeat the region's goal to dramatically reduce our carbon footprint. Should the new bridge have fewer lanes? Should there be tolls? Will light rail and bike lanes help reduce driving? Or should we not build a new bridge at all?

40:36 minutes (37.17 MB)

The One Straw Revolution - Larry Korn's Portland, Ore. talk

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The Lecture Room
program date: 
Thu, 07/30/2009

Larry Korn, the english translator of Masanobu Fukuoka's 1970s book "The One Straw Revolution" is the presenter here.   Recorded at Tryon Life Community Farm on June 30th, 2009.

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Introduction by Marisha Auerbach

Discussed in this recording are:

natural farming, growing crops WITHOUT tilling the soil, using chemicals, or even weeding

Larry Korn's entry into farming and meeting Masanobu Fukuoka in Japan and later learning and working on Fukuoka's farm

This was aired during the VBC Special on KBOO, July 30th, 2009

recorded 6/30/09 by Mel Reslor    

77:14 minutes (53.03 MB)
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