Environment

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 03/30/10

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Tue, 03/30/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Blogger Chip Ward from TomDispatch.com joins Abe and Joe for a closer look at the Tea Party.

For a few generations now, White Guys in America have been hearing footsteps -- female and nonwhite footsteps advancing relentlessly on the White Guys' exclusive clubhouse. This sense of creeping white unease has manifested itself in various ways over the years -- Nixon-era "states' rights," Reagan's crusade against "welfare moms," anti-immigrationism, and on and on -- and been skillfully exploited by leaders on the religious and political right.

Recent events, though, have thrown the White Guys into a full-blown, potentially violent panic. It began when Barack Obama's election appeared imminent, and reached a head with the passage of health care reform legislation. And this panic has a name -- the Tea Party.

 So what's it really about? And what if they took over? Blogger Chip Ward from TomDispatch.com joins Abe and Joe for a closer look at what's eating at the Tea Partiers, and postulate on what the world would be like were the Tea Party to gain ascendancy.

CAN URBAN ROOFTOPS PROVIDE HABITAT FOR WILDLIFE?

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 03/29/2010

Much of our urban landscape is paved over or covered with buildings, creating an environment that is the antithesis of nature. Rooftops and asphalt flush rain water into storm sewers, overburdening and polluting our rivers. Portland is fast becoming a leader in promoting vegetated rooftops to capture stormwater. Is it possible to go even further and actually create functional wildlife habitat on buildings that will help birds, bats, bugs and other animals as they traverse our urban landscape?

41:19 minutes (37.83 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 3-25-2010

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Thu, 03/25/2010

This fall, Portlanders will decide whether to continue their experiment with voter-owned elections. The question becomes more relevant in the wake of Citzens United vs. Federal Elections Commission, a recent Supreme Court ruling that removed bans on corporate campaign spending. This week, Jo Ann and Dave talk with Common Cause Oregon's Janice Thompson about the upcoming referendum on voter-owned elections and what else needs to be done to fix our ailing electoral process.

49:57 minutes (45.73 MB)

Locus Focus on 03/29/10

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Locus Focus
Air date: 
Mon, 03/29/2010 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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How can we make our urban landscape more sustainable for humans and wildlife?

CAN URBAN ROOFTOPS PROVIDE HABITAT FOR WILDLIFE?

World Water Day, speaking with Nancy Matela

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 03/22/2010

Nancy Matela has been a water-rights activist for several years, now with Food and Water Watch and the AAlliance for Democracy.  Here, she speaks with KBOO's Ethan Scarl in commemoration of World Water Day,  Nancy gives us an overview of the water issues around the globe.

3:57 minutes (3.61 MB)

March 22 Old Mole Variety Hour

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Mon, 03/22/2010

Denise Morris hosts this show about things moles, ordinary people, are doing to "root that mountain down"-- the mountain of oppression and exploitation.  We hear about people in Portland getting ready to join in the US Social Forum; about a big conference in Vancouver, WA challenging inequities of class and race around health issues;  about queer folk organizing to get over the fixation on the bourgeois institution of marriage; and about the dangers to our world and our lives from all the stuff we make and consume.  

 

55:11 minutes (31.58 MB)

Radiozine on 03/26/10

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Radiozine
Air date: 
Fri, 03/26/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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The Sustainable World Sourcebook: Critical Issues, Viable Solutions, Resources for Action.

Vinit Allen, an advocate and activist in the arenas of the environment, peace and human rights for over 30 years, talks about the Sustainable World Sourcebook: Critical Issues, Viable Solutions, Resources for Action.

The Sustainable World Coalition's purpose is to provide educational materials that foster strong engagement in personal and planetary sustainability. The Coalition is a project of Earth Island Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to environmental sustainability and social justice. They are based in Berkeley, CA.

Voices from the Edge on 03/25/10

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Thu, 03/25/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Should we continue voter-owned elections? An interview with Common Cause's Janice Thompson

This fall, Portlanders will decide whether to continue their experiment with voter-owned elections. The question becomes more relevant in the wake of Citzens United vs. Federal Elections Commission, a recent Supreme Court ruling that removed bans on corporate campaign spending. This week, Jo Ann and Dave talk with Common Cause Oregon's Janice Thompson about the upcoming referendum on voter-owned elections and what else needs to be done to fix our ailing electoral process. 

Radiozine on 03/24/10

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Wed, 03/24/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Diane Tweten of Citizens for Portland Water on privatization of water & challenging EPA LT2 rule

For over 100 years Portlanders have safely been drinking water from the Bull Run reservoir where it is treated organically and naturally, but in applying a "one-size fits all" rule the Environmental Protection Agency has mandated that the City cover its reservoirs and build filtration plants. The average Portland water bill could double in the next five years if the city complies.  Host Stephanie Potter will talk with Diane Tweten of Citizens for Portland Water about how this issue relates to the trend of corporate influences toward privatization of water, and how Citizens for Portland Water is attempting to challenge the EPA ruling. 

 

 

EARTHQUAKES ALONG THE PACIFIC RIM

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Locus Focus
program date: 
Mon, 03/22/2010

As aftershocks from the massive earthquake last month in Chile continue to shake the earth, this week on Locus Focus, we look at why the earthquake that wreaked so much devastation in Chile is relevant to the rest of us living along the Pacific Rim. What does the Pacific NW have in common seismically with Chile and what can we learn from the Chileans about earthquake preparedness?

We talk about the science of earthquakes and the importance of earthquake preparedness with Portland State University Geology professor, Scott Burns. Scott will help us understand what all the shaking going on, is all about.

42:15 minutes (38.68 MB)
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