KBOO's Scott Forrester interviews Phillip Musegaas, policy analyst at RiverKeeper.com, about the current state of Nuclear Power in the United States, and why it's a bad idea to promote nuclear options as an environmental solution to the energy problem.
Scott Forrester talks about the plans to build Liquified Natural Gas Terminals in Oregon for consumers in California, and why that's such a bad idea. Don't miss the Rally on the State Capital Steps in Salem on February 6th 11:00 till 2:00 pm. More info at The Columbia River Keeper.
Scott Forrester interviews Patrice McDermott about her book, Who Needs to Know? - The State of Public Access to Federal Government Information. The book looks at the controls that have been imposed on public access in a variety of arenas.
Host Scott Forrester speaks with New York Times reporter David Cay Johnston about his new book, Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense and Stick You With the Bill, which features many examples from the Pacific Northwest.
Today, Scott Forrester's guests are Rick Lovely, Manager of the Gray's Harbor Public Utility District (www.ghpud.org), and Fergus Pylon, former manager of the Columbia River PUD (www.crpud.net). They will discuss "Electric Democracy", Democratic principals applied to electricity production, distribution, and sales, on a Non Profit, locally controlled basis.
Host Scott Forrester talks with Scott Fernandez, a member of the Portland Utility Review Board (PURB) about contamination of the Columbia South Shore Well Field, the summer supplement to our Bull Run Water Supply.
Host Scott Forrester's topic today is Public Utilities, why we need them and how to get them. Guests Steve Johnson, Executive Director for the Washington Public Utility Districts Association (wpuda.org) and Joe Nipper, Senior VIce President for the American Public Power Association (appanet.org) encourage us to get our act together in Oregon and fight hard for a Public Utility District.
Scott Forrester presents part 2 of an interview with Dean Larry Velvel of the Massachusetts School of Law in Andover and organizer of the Conference on War Crimes and the law-breaking of the Bush Administration. He discusses war crimes in history and related issues.