Environment

If You Love This Planet on 08/10/09

Air date: 
Mon, 08/10/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

This episode features a speech by Dr Helen Caldicott, delivered in Battleboro, Vermont in April 2009. The Battleboro community are fighting to close down the ailing Vermont Yankee nuclear reactor, and Caldicott explains the medical consequences of living near a nuclear plant, and the situation locals face should the reactor leak or meltdown.

Food Fray: Inside the Controversy over Genetically Modified Food

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Locus Focus
program date: 
Tue, 08/04/2009

 On Wednesday Morning Talk Radio, Marianne Barisonek hosts, with guests Lisa Weasel, author of the book Food Fray: Inside the Controversy over Genetically Modified Food and Rick North of Physicians for Social Responsibility.

54:36 minutes (24.99 MB)

Who puts the "Bull" into "Bull Run"?!?

program date: 
Mon, 08/03/2009

 Hosted by: Abe Proctor and Joe Uris, but Joe is still on Vacation

 

Abe looks at the conundrum shared by the Portland Water Bureau and that <

56:10 minutes (25.72 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 07/30/09

Air date: 
Thu, 07/30/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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An interview with the Urban League's Midge Purcell about their report on the state of Black Oregon.

Seven months after the inauguration of the first Black president, a statewide report on the condition of African Americans in Oregon reveals that black Oregonians remain at or near the bottom of every meaningful social and economic measure. African Americans in Oregon have significantly higher infant mortality rates, are more likely to live in poverty, have higher levels of unemployment, are half as likely to own their own homes and are far more likely to die of diseases such as diabetes than their white counterparts.

 

Renewable Energy Solutions: Compressed Air Power

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Radiozine
program date: 
Tue, 07/28/2009
 

Compressed Air Storage:  The Solution to Unreliable Wind and Solar Energy. Host Stephanie Potter speaks with Michael Tobin and Dr. James Mason who discuss solving the problem of wind and solar electricity prodution.   James  Mason has also co-authored an article for Scientific American:  A Solar Grand Plan describing how such a plan could free the U.S.

26:15 minutes (18.03 MB)

The July 27 Old Mole Variety Hour

program date: 
Sun, 07/26/2009

This edition of the Old Mole is hosted by Tom Becker (pictured here), and its topics include the global politics of climate change, the history and role of Bitch Magazine, the right to be irate when being arrested, healthcare workers' fight for their own union, and a set of short stories about women, men, and cats.

55:37 minutes (31.83 MB)

Getting Beyond Kyoto: Global Politics & Climate

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Sun, 07/26/2009

 Oren Langelle,  co-director  of the Global Justice Ecology Project, attended an international conference in Bonn that is preparing for later meetings on a new, post-Kyoto, treaty on combatting climate change.  Unfortunately all the usual suspects were in charge.  Here  he talks  with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about  how corporations are hijacking the process.  For more about resistance, visit Mobilization for Climate  Justice

16:22 minutes (9.37 MB)

If You Love This Planet on 07/27/09

Air date: 
Mon, 07/27/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Host Helen Caldicott interviews Sally Henderson.

Sally Henderson is an Australian whose passion is conserving endangered African wildlife - particularly elephants.

In 1990 she joined the elephant research project in Zimbabwe, which inspired her memoir Silent Footsteps, published by Pan Macmillan in 2007.
She has traveled extensively throughout Africa, studying many aspects of conservation and a diverse array of African cultures.

Sally’s new book is Ivory Moon, a memoir set in Namibia (also published by Pan Macmillan).

Radiozine

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Radiozine
Air date: 
Wed, 07/29/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Compressed Air Storage:  The Solution to Unreliable Wind and Solar Energy. Host Stephanie Potter speaks with Michael Tobin and Dr. James Mason who discuss solving the problem of wind and solar electricity prodution.  Earlier this year, James  Mason co-authored an article for Scientific American:  A Solar Grand Plan describing how such a plan could free the U.S. from foreign oil and slash greenhouse emissons by 2050.

Last Ditch Effort to Prevent Costly Chemical Filtration System -- Portland's Bull Run Water is Already Green and Clean!

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Radiozine
program date: 
Tue, 07/21/2009

Portland's Bull Run Watershed is a natural, low cost and very effective water treatment system. So why are there there plans for a costly chemical filtration plant? How did the corporation Montgomery, Watson, Harza Global influence the decision process? How will it affect local breweries? What happens to Bull Run protections?

27:31 minutes (12.6 MB)
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