Transportation

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Business Proposed to Build Solar Recumbent Bicycles in Portland

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 01/27/2014
A novel kind of transportation called the ‘ELF’ is coming to Portland, Oregon. The name comes from electric, light and fun. The ELF is a new style of recumbent bicycle with a solar panel shell surrounding it. Inventor and company founder Rob Cotter’s business includes plans to build the bikes where they are sold. For more, KBOO’s Joe Meyer spoke with a local machinist familiar with the product. 0:58 minutes (905.31 KB)

Megaload Protest: the Breakfast of Governors

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 01/09/2014
This morning, protesters with Rising Tide interrupted a "power" breakfast being held by Governor Kitzhaber at downtown Portland's Governor Hotel, in order to give voice to concerns over the movement of megaloads of extraction equipment through tribal land in Eastern Oregon on the way to the Alberta tar sands. KBOO's Jenka Soderberg was on the scene. 7:50 minutes (7.17 MB)
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