Environment

Locus Focus on 02/01/10

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 02/01/2010 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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GREY TO GREEN UPDATE

Dean Marriott, director of Portland's Environmental Services, and Anne Nelson, environmental program coordinator for the Willamette Watershed, give us a progress report on the Brooklyn Basin Project. In this section of inner southeast Portland, the city is trying to replicate the hydrologic functions of the once free-flowing Brooklyn Creek, that now runs under streets, sidewalks and buildings from Mt. Tabor to the Willamette River. Recreating the creek's function will be achieved by constructing bioswales, rain gardens and ecoroofs throughout the neighborhoods that are now built on top of the creek.

A Pivotal Moment

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 01/25/2010

What does population growth have to do with climate change? We hear from what the connections are from Laurie Mazur, who has edited a new book called A Pivotal Moment: Population, Justice and the Environmental Challenge.

26:05 minutes (23.88 MB)

Radiozine on 01/27/10

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Radiozine
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Wed, 01/27/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Host Erik Jorgensen interviews reporter Doug Fine, who will be in Portland for “Today's Transportation Choices” on Thursday January 28th. The workshop is from 9AM-1:30PM at the Portland International Auto Show at the Oregon Convention Center

As a young freelancer, Fine reported for the Washington Post, Salon, U.S. News and World Report, Sierra, Wired, Outside, National Public Radio, and other venues from little-visited jungle war zones like Burma, Rwanda, Laos, Guatemala and Tajikistan. He became a world-class adventure writer and investigative journalist, writing culturally insightful and funny dispatches. One of these, about democracy efforts in Burma, was read into the U.S. Congressional Record.

Political Perspectives on 01/27/10

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Wed, 01/27/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Host Andrew Geller interviews scholar and writer Jeremy Rifkin who has been at the forefront of implementing a new economic system in Europe that will help those nations address the energy and climate crises. In his book, THE EMPATHIC CIVILIZATION: The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis (Tarcher/Penguin hardcover; January 2010), RIfkin makes the case that our Age of Reason is giving way to an Age of Empathy -- and must give away to an Age of Empathy if we’re to ride out our current energy and economic problems. THE EMPATHIC CIVILIZATION offers:

· A three-pillar plan for a new economic system that addresses the climate and energy crises -- a plan that, upon Rifkin’s direction, is already being implemented by the European Union.

Richard Heinberg: Options and Actions for a Post-Carbon World.

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Fri, 01/20/2006

Richard Heinberg speaking at the First Unitarian Church in Portland, Oregon, on January 20, 2006.

65:09 minutes (44.73 MB)

Locus Focus on 01/25/10

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 01/25/2010 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Why World Population Control is Connected to Climate Change
 

OPEN LINES discussion on Supreme Court ruling regarding campaign finance limits and...

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Thu, 01/21/2010

OPEN LINES discussion on Supreme Court ruling regarding campaign finance limits and other current issues on the top KBOO Listeners' minds....

Join co-hosts Jo Ann Bowman and Dave Mazza every Thursday morning as they bring you informative guests and lively discussions about the issues that are important to you and your community. Every week, Voices from the Edge provides KBOO listeners a place to engage in meaningful talk about racial disparity, government accountability, environmental justice, local and national politics, and other crucial issues of the day. Jo Ann and Dave bring you guests you won’t hear on other talk radio programs and conversation about making Oregon and the nation a better place.

56:18 minutes (25.77 MB)

The History of Haiti and its subordination by Colonial Powers, like the good ol' US of A

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Tue, 01/19/2010

 Abe and Joe take a brief tour through the bloody history of Haiti, and discuss the obligations that the developed world has -- or should have -- toward the undeveloped world.

The calamity in Haiti has made one thing abundantly clear -- when a nation has been at the business end of colonialism for centuries, it's that much more difficult to react when disaster strikes. And when, like Haiti, a nation has the temerity to aspire to self-government by people of African descent, the disparity is even more striking.

57:25 minutes (26.29 MB)

Mountaintop Removal Mining

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 01/18/2010

Many Portlander's think that we get most of our electricity from the Bonneville hydro system, but in fact 40% comes from burning coal, much of it mined by blasting the top off a mountain in Kirk, West Virginia. This week on Locus Focus, guest Judy Bonds, co-director for Coal River Mountain Watch, talks about the impact of this devastating practice on the lives, economy and culture of her community. We'll also hear an update on what's happening at the federal and local level to end mountain top removal mining and put a stop to the wholesale burying of streams under mountains of mine tailings.

45:02 minutes (41.23 MB)

"Oh, I Believe in Yesterday"... 2009 Ends the 2000's Decade... Here is a look into our past

It doesn't matter what you call the last decade, "Zeros", "Nils", "Oh-Oh's", "Oughts", "Oughties", or "Naughties", 2000-2009 defied our predictions and perceptions of life on this planet and forced us to examine our future way of existing. The 21st century spent more interest in celebrity culture, online shopping, and Twitter than the world still suffering from AIDS/Cancer, homelessness, poverty, unemployment, climate change, natural disasters, terrorist attacks, wars, bombings, unexpected deaths, and addiction to oil. The decade sure did change the world, but just not for the reasons we thought.

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