Environment

Coal Burning Power Plants; NAFTA & GE Corn's effect on Mexico; and Shale Oil Development versus Clean Water

program date: 
Tue, 10/06/2009

 The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show
 Hosted by Joe Uris and Abe Proctor

Today's topics, interspersed with Pleas for Money, are:

  • The single most polluting entity in these here parts, PGE's Boardman Coal Fired Electricity Plant
  • NAFTA, US Gov-Subsidized GE Corn and it's effect on the Mexican Economy
  • Shale Oil Development versus the Clean Drinking Water it threatens.

 

 

 

57:34 minutes (26.36 MB)

Living Beyond the Barcode: Backyard Food Production & Preservation

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Locus Focus
program date: 
Mon, 10/05/2009
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Mon, 10/05/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am
43:48 minutes (40.11 MB)

Locus Focus on 10/05/09

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 10/05/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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Living beyond the barcode: backyard food production and preservation

Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein continues our journey into the politics of food. This week we explore the original concept of economics, which in Ancient Greece meant "rules of the household." Harriet Fasenfest, writer, cook, gardener, food preserver and backyard economist talks about the art, economics and politics of householding and food preservation.

 

 

 

Real Climate Action

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 09/28/2009

 

 

 

 

The pressure is on for the United States to emerge from the dark ages of the Bush years and finally pass meaningful legislation to address the coming climate change crisis. So what is happening with the federal Climate Bill and will it have the teeth it needs. Host Barbara Bernstein talks with listeners about what should be in the climate bill and what it will take to get it passed.

 

39:14 minutes (35.92 MB)

Locus Focus on 09/28/09

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 09/28/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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What's happening with the federal climate bill?

The pressure is on for the United States to emerge from the dark ages of the Bush years and finally pass meaningful legislation to address the coming climate change crisis. So what is happening with the federal Climate Bill and will it have the teeth it needs. We'll find out from our guest, Liz Perera, who is the Washington Representative for Climate Policy with the Union of Concerned Scientists.

 

LIZ PERERA

No Impact Man; Interview with Colin Beavan

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A Deeper Look
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Thu, 09/24/2009

Host, Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews Colin Beavan, author of No Impact Man: The Adventures of A Guilty Liberal who Attempts to Save The Planet and the Discoveries He Makes About Himself and Our Way of Life in the Process. He and his wife and little girl lived for a year with the power turned off, using no motorized transportation, eating only food produced within 250 miles and trying to produce no trash, while living in a 9th floor apartment in New York City.

27:27 minutes (18.85 MB)

Depave: Parking lots into Paradise!

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Recovery Zone
program date: 
Wed, 09/23/2009

Scott Baumberger and Maggie Gardener discuss how and why Depave volunteers here in Portland are tearing out unnecessary pavement to create more urban green space.   Hosted by Stephanie Potter.  Music: Kevin McLeod (Includes clips from short film by Elizabeth Press at Streetfilms with music by Reptet and Dreamtime Stilters.)

28:37 minutes (19.66 MB)

A Deeper Look on 09/24/09

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A Deeper Look
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Thu, 09/24/2009 - 9:30am - 10:00am

You'll hear an interview with Colin Beavan, author of No Impact Man: The Adventures of a Guilty Liberal Who Attempts to Save the Planet and The Discoveries He Makes about Himself and Our Way of Life In The Process.

States Rights, The Federal Government, and the Obama Administration

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Tue, 09/22/2009

 The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show
 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

Today's topic is States' Rights, and how they relate to both the Federal Government and the Obama Administration.

 

56:16 minutes (25.76 MB)

Sustainable Food Policy and Practice

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 09/21/2009

Thirty years ago Portland was ringed by working farms and the community garden program was beginning to blossom. Today community gardens are still alive and well throughout Portland, but much of the old farms at the edge of town are now covered with housing and commercial development. On this segment of Locus Focus, host Barbara Bernstein talks with Mayor Sam Adams, Zenger Farm's Jill Kuehler and Clare Carver with Big Table Farm in Gaston, about why we need to protect local farms close to and inside our city. We look at the connections between land use policies that preserve small family farms and the growing movement to eat local food, and maybe even grow our own. Find out why eating and farming sustainably is a revolutionary act.

40:26 minutes (37.01 MB)
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