Environment

Gender and Revolution: Sexual Politics in Iran and the US

program date: 
Sun, 06/28/2009

 How have women fared in revolutionary Iran, and what is their role in the current upheavals there?  Is the movement for gay marriage going to make gays and lesbians conform to traditional family values?  What will it take to make our health care system, corrupted by profit, work to keep us healthy?  And can capitalism save our planet?  These are the leading questions discussed on this show, hosted by the Old Mole's Denise Morris, pictured here.  

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56:31 minutes (32.34 MB)

Locus Focus

Program: 
Locus Focus
Air date: 
Wed, 07/01/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Understanding the ramifications of climate change through images

Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein interviews NASA climate scientist Gavin Schmidt, co-author and editor of an unprecedented union of scientific analysis and photography illustrating the effects of climate change on the global ecosystem. Gavin Schmidt talks about how his new book illustrates the ramifications of shifting climate for human society, by including photographic spreads (including a photo essay by Oregon photographer Gary Braasch) and satellite imagery that show us retreating glaciers, sinking villages in Alaska's tundra, and drying lakes, as well as text following adventurous scientists from the ice caps at the poles to the coral reefs of the tropics.

Interview Dr Elliot Katz Founder In Defense Of Animals (IDA) and Dr Sheri Speede Founder IDA Africa.

program date: 
Sun, 06/28/2009

Pete Anderson interviewed Dr Elliot Katz Founder In Defense Of Animals (IDA) and Dr Sheri Speede Founder IDA Africa on June 25th 2009.

Dr Katz Founder In Defense Of Animals (IDA) is located in San Francisco.

Dr Sheri Speede Founder IDA Africa spends most of her time in Africa however, her home is Portland.

This interview was done in relation to an upcoming Animal Rights Conference to be held in Los Angeles - July 16 through July 20, 2009.

At this conference there will be more than 90 Speakers - More than 90 Exhibitors.

There will be Cermonies, Awards, Reports and Other Exciting Events.

Pete and Joe Partansky plans on covering the events for KBOO and Fort Vancouver Public Access Television.

30:34 minutes (27.99 MB)

If You Love This Planet on 06/26/09

Air date: 
Fri, 06/26/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Founder of environmental non-profit research group Earth Policy Institute, Lester Brown has been describes by the Washington Post as ' one of the world's most influential thinkers'. In this interview he talks about the rise of failed states around the world, how the price of grain will in the future be linked to the price of oil, and the danger posed to civilisation if food shortages and hunger continue to increase.

Alternative Radio on 06/24/09

Program: 
Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Wed, 06/24/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Our planet and its people are in peril. Diminishing fresh water supplies, destruction of forests, polluted air, species extinction at an unparalleled rate, and a toxic petrochemical environment are all clear signals that things are going seriously haywire. And climate change, the impacts of which are already evidenced at an accelerating pace, threatens environmental devastation on an almost incomprehensible scale. Rising sea levels will overwhelm island states, low lying countries such as Bangladesh, and many of the coastal areas where the world's population is concentrated. Climate change will bring more disease outbreaks, including new diseases and variants of existing ones for which there is no treatment.

Locus Focus

Program: 
Locus Focus
Air date: 
Wed, 06/24/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
A proposed baseball stadium in Lents has been derailed. How did this happen and why is it good for L

It looks like the contentious baseball stadium in Lents Park is a not going to be built after all. But there’s still plenty to chew on in the aftermath of its demise. In this segment we talk about why building a stadium in Lents' only park was opposed by so many neighborhood people as well as social justice and environmental activists across the city, why the campaign to stop the stadium was a success and how do we prevent a bad proposal like this in the future. Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein is joined by Lents Stadium Issue Organizers - Kathleen Juergens de Ponce and  - and Dianne Riley with the Coalition for a Livable Future.

A Radical Fix for the Economy

program date: 
Sun, 06/21/2009

 Are "green shoots" sprouting in the rubble of our economy?  Economist Gerald Friedman talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about the underlying problems with the US economy and the radical measures needed to fix it.  Friedman teaches at the University of Massachussetts, Amherst (hotbed of radical political economy) and writes frequently for Dollars & Sense.

16:56 minutes (9.7 MB)

A look at local progressive capitalists: Noble Rot and Sol Pops

program date: 
Mon, 06/22/2009

 A look at progressive capitalists
 Hosted by Abe Proctor

57:32 minutes (26.34 MB)

Political Perspectives

Air date: 
Tue, 06/23/2009 - 9:00am - 9:30am

Crystal Leighty interviews Novella Carpenter, author of the book "Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer"

Recovery Zone on 06/24/09

Program: 
Recovery Zone
Air date: 
Wed, 06/24/2009 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Healing our World

paul cienfuegosPaul Cienfuegos teaches that corporate rights are at the core of almost every environmental and social justice problem that we face. Corporate power grew immensely toward the end of the 19th century with the dismantling of legal restraints and the redefinition of corporations as "persons." As citizens, can we take back our power from these fictitious corporate "persons?"   Cienfuegos says, "Yes!"  And he tells of communities that are doing just that by going after illegitimate corporate authority and privilege.

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