Environment

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)

Locus Focus on 05/03/10

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 05/03/2010 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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Why the politics of food is central to creating sustainable communities

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

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?

Corporate Climate Killers

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Presswatch
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Thu, 04/22/2010

Theresa Mitchell with "news you're not supposed to know." This week the topic is the climate: " The mean concentration of approximately CO2 was at 316 parts per million by volume (ppmv) in 1958, and rose to approximately 369 ppmv in 1998.

24:30 minutes (11.21 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 26, 2010

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Mon, 04/26/2010

 

Hosted by Bill Resnick, this program deals with crime in the suites that goes unpunished and crime in the streets that is punished if committed while being black.  We hear from a former federal finance regulator about the snowballing malfeasance in the finance industry; and from two incisive journalists about Goldman Sachs' raids on the public and the US Treasury.  And our Book Mole reviews Ian McEwan's new novel about the intersection between enviornmental and personal disasters.  

55:07 minutes (31.54 MB)

Book Mole: "Solar"

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Mon, 04/26/2010

 Novelist Ian McEwan is able "to display clearly how brilliant accomplishment in one area of a life can be, and very often is, combined with absurd ineptness (or worse) in other areas."  Our Book Mole Larry Bowlden discusses McEwan's new novel Solar about a man whose personal life is a mess and yet is engaged in the fight against global warming. 

Read more of Larry's reviews here.  

6:44 minutes (3.85 MB)
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