KBOO Audio Archives

Railroad companies submit details of oil and coal transport -- to whom?

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Evening News
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Thu, 04/24/2014
A report this week by The Oregonian newspaper uncovered a major loophole in the monitoring and regulation of coal and oil transport throughout the state of Oregon.
According to The Oregonian’s report, railroad companies are not required to submit full records to the department of transportation.
But it’s not clear which agency these records SHOULD be submitted to.
So no one really knows where the oil and coal trains traveling through Oregon are at any given time, or how much fuel is on any given train.
KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg followed up on the Oregonian report by talking to several of the government agencies involved.
6:16 minutes (5.74 MB)

FCC proposes a 'pay to play' Internet

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Evening News
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Thu, 04/24/2014
The Federal Communications Commission has proposed changing the rules on how the Internet is regulated.
Internet and free speech activists say the new rules will forever change the free and open Internet to a quote “pay to play” system that is controlled by corporate interests.
KBOO’s Robin Ryan spoke with April Glaser with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a group which advocates for a free and open Internet.
She also spoke with Timothy Karr, the senior director of Strategy at Free Press. 5:12 minutes (4.76 MB)

Garrett Rosenthal Interview

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Between Us
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Thu, 04/24/2014
Garrett Rosenthal is a Democrat running for House District seat 37.  He talked with Don Merrill about how some of the revenue problems in timber counties might be related to taxpayer choice, why him being a policy wonk will serve his constituents and how his environmental experience can help the state navigate issues of endangered species, wetlands and natural resource protection.  *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon 2014 candidates to share their views.  A transcript of this interview will be posted shorlty.
28:43 minutes (26.29 MB)

Matt Zodrow of WHITELANDIA

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Evening News
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Tue, 04/22/2014
In the KBOO studios: Matt Zodrow and Tracy MacDonald the creators of the upcoming documentary project “WHITELANDIA”. The film plans to document Black Oregon and the many turns the state has taken on race relations, and KBOO news in-depth wanted to ask the questions on what the purpose of this docu-film seeks to get across to the residents in Portland and abroad. Whiteland has a Kick-Starter program to raise funds for the film: 
 
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/whitelandia/whitelandia-black-orego... 17:44 minutes (16.23 MB)

Matt Zodrow of WHITLANDIA

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Evening News
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Tue, 04/22/2014
In the KBOO studios: Matt Zodrow and Tracy MacDonald the creators of the upcoming documentary project “WHITELANDIA”. The film plans to document Black Oregon and the many turns the state has taken on race relations, and KBOO news in-depth wanted to ask the questions on what the purpose of this docu-film seeks to get across to the residents in Portland and abroad. Whiteland has a Kick-Starter program to raise funds for the film: 
 
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/whitelandia/whitelandia-black-orego...
17:44 minutes (16.23 MB)

Lauren Regan: Earth Day to May Day

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Evening News
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Tue, 04/22/2014
Today is earth day, a celebration of life on earth and a call to action to save the planet.  The day began in 1970, as the first wave of the environmental movement in the U-S was at its height.

This year, cities across the country are planning ten days of action under the theme ‘From Earth Day to May Day’, to try to bring together issues of environmentalism and labor rights.  KBOO spoke with Lauren Regan, one of Oregon’s main organizers in the Global Climate Convergence days of action. 16:07 minutes (14.76 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 21, 2014

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Mon, 04/21/2014


Clayton Morgareidge hosts this Earth Day special edition of the Old Mole.  It includes discussions of climate change and what must be done about it, the dangers of copper mining, a review of the big new flood movie "Noah", and a poem by the late Vern Rutsala about looking behind the surfaces of monuments.

To hear the whole show, use the play button below.  To hear individual segments, follow these links:

1.  Activist and writer Jeremy Brecher talks with Bill Resnick about the latest science on climate change and what must be done.

52:16 minutes (29.91 MB)

Vern Rutsala, "Surfaces"

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Tue, 04/22/2014
Oregon poet Vern Rutsala, who died at the age of 80 this month, appreared on the Old Mole Variety Hour in 1992 to read and discuss his poem "Surfaces" about touring the H.M.S. Victory.  Here Clayton Morgareidge remembers that occasion and reads the poem.   4:18 minutes (2.46 MB)

Movie Moles: "Noah"

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Mon, 04/21/2014

 On this Earth Day special, our Movie Moles Jan Haaken and Joe Clement review the new movie "Noah" about a famous ancient flood.  It raises issues about who is responsible for climate disasters and what our obligations are to those who are hit by them

13:32 minutes (7.75 MB)

Copper Mining on St. Helens?

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Mon, 04/21/2014
With moves afoot to start mining minerals, including copper, near Mt. St. Helens, Bill Carter's new book Boom, Bust, Boom: A Story About Copper, the Metal That Runs the World becomes required reading. Here Carter joins the Old Mole's Laurie Mercier for a conversation about the many uses of copper and the impact of careless copper mining.   13:09 minutes (7.53 MB)

 

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