Environment

Locus Focus on 11/16/09

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Mon, 11/16/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

What is Plan B 4.0?

Lester Brown, president of the Earth Policy Institute, has come out with a new book PLAN B 4.0: MOBILIZING TO SAVE CIVILIZATION. This plan for how we can (and must) cut global emissions by 80% by the year 2020, suggests existing technologies and know-how that will accomplish what political and industrial leaders around the world seem to find so daunting.

James Hoggan: Climate Cover-Up: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming

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Wed, 11/11/2009

Climate Change Series, Part 2.        Kathleen Stephenson interviews James Hoggan, author of Climate Cover-Up: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming.  He is chair of the David Suzuki Foundation and the Canadian chapter of Al Gore’s The Climate Project

28:51 minutes (13.21 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 11/12/09

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Thu, 11/12/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Developing Portland's "real wealth" - a conversation about "caring economics"

There’s more ways of defining wealth than just dollars or private property. There’s the economic value of the health of families, communities and our planet – far more important indicators than those of our dominant market economy.

Wake Up and Smell The Boot Polish

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Tue, 11/10/2009

 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

 Today, Joe is by himself, and he opens the show with a reading of an article from August of 1993 that was printed in a small independent rag called PDXS.  The article was entitled "Wake Up And Smell The Boot Polish," and warned us of a pending Fascist State looming on the horizon.  Amazingly, the article could have been written yesterday, and inspired quite the flurry of calls.

 

 

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Climate Crisis: Going Against Terrible Odds to Set Things Right

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  "I have been overwhelmed with the amount of data coming out this week, and part of me just wants to either drink myself into oblivion or become a hermit. But I will not give up yet, and maybe we can at least slow it down.  

May our great-great grandchildren forgive us…" 

Locus Focus on 11/09/09

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Mon, 11/09/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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Sustainable agriculture that's beyond organic and very local

FARMING BEYOND THE BARCODE

Portland area farmers Clare Carver (Big Table Farm in Gaston) and Jill Kuehler (Zenger Farm in SE Portland) return to Locus Focus for a chat with Joel Salatin, farmer, food choice advocate and dream-doer, who runs Polyface Farm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. We'll discuss the sustainable agricultural methods they practice, based on polyculture and the interweaving roles of farm animals and crops.

Political Perspectives on 11/11/09

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Wed, 11/11/2009 - 9:00am - 9:30am

Climate Change Series, Part 2. The guest will be James Hoggan, author of “Climate Cover-Up: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming.” He is chair of the David Suzuki Foundation and the Canadian chapter of Al Gore’s The Climate Project.

 

Climate Crisis: Going Against Terrible Odds to Set Things Right

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Wed, 11/04/2009

Stephanie Potter interviews naturalist Richard Albertson, whose book The Sky is the Limit--A Brief and Easy Explanation of Climate Change for Present and Future Voters, speaks directly to citizens--he tells how climate change works and goes on to the "inescapable conclusion that we're well past the point where simply reducing the amount of greenhouse gasses we generate can solve our problem." He also addresses how our economic and political systems have creat

26:44 minutes (12.24 MB)

Let's Measure Obama's Performance to date...

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Tue, 11/03/2009

 Obama's grade thus far? A mixed bag.
Hosted by: Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

 

56:29 minutes (25.86 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 11/03/09

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Tue, 11/03/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Obama's grade thus far? A mixed bag.

Nearly a year after his election (but, in fairness, not yet a year into his first term), Barack Obama is an enigma. Thankfully, he has abandoned the rapacious aggression and naked nationalism of the Bush years, but on critical issues like warrantless surveillance and detention of combatants he is barely distinguishable from his criminal predecessors. His clear-eyed acceptance of global warming is refreshing -- not to mention timely -- but he appears on the verge of capitulating to the profiteers who run the American health care system.

Barack Obama remains a study in contradictions. Abe and Joe examine his record thus far, and speculate on what's to come.

 

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