Dangerous water -- dangerous to our health -- has been in the news lately because of what happened in Flint, Michigan. Major polutants of water include pesticides from industrial agriculture. Jeremy Olsen is Assistant Director at the Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides, and he talks here with Old Mole Bill Resnick about ways of eliminating pesticides from our land, food, and bodies. 14:20 minutes (9.84 MB)
Desiree Hellegers speaks with Cowlitz tribal leadership about the battle to stop the Canadian mining company Ascot Resources, Ltd., from developing a copper, gold, and molybdenum mine in the Green River Valley, northeast of Mount St. Helens. The proposed mine would be on ancestral Cowlitz land. Guests include Bill Iyall, Chairman of the Cowlitz tribe; Steve Kutz, Chairman of the Cowlitz Tribal Council, and Director of Health and Human Services for the Cowlitz Tribe; Taylor Aalvik, Natural Resource Director and member of the Cowlitz Tribal Council; and Nathan Reynolds, Ethnoecologist and Habitat Program Manager for the Cowlitz Tribe. 17:53 minutes (12.29 MB)
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Know Your City and People’s Food Co-op are hosting a community dialogue with speakers who organize for food justice and racial justice in our local community. Topics include gentrification, displacement, culturally responsive food gardens, and equity in local food policy.
Speakers include: Jamilah Bourdon, Edward Hill, Shannon Cogan, Shantae Johnson, and Nick Sauvie.
From Civil Rights to Human Rights
An Oregon farmer from the Chicago projects
Brown University guilt
Long term struggle and
With the increase in instances of Islamophobia and certain presidential candidates calling for "a ban on all Muslim travel to the U.S.," it is long past time to get to know our neighbors. 29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)
David Wann is an author, filmmaker, and speaker on the topic of sustainable lifestyles and designs. His newest book is The New Normal: An Agenda for Responsible Living. His previous book, Simple Prosperity, is a sequel to the best-selling book he coauthored, Affluenza, which is now in 9 languages.
David has produced 20 videos and TV programs, including the award-winning TV documentary “Designing a Great Neighborhood,” about the Holiday neighborhood in Boulder, CO. David is president of the Sustainable Futures Society and a Fellow of the National Simplicity Forum. He worked more than a decade as a policy analyst for U.S. EPA and co-designed the co-housing neighborhood where he lives, in Golden, CO. 29:30 minutes (18.34 MB)
Here in the Northwest we know about the Delta Five—the five Washington activists who in September blocked a mile-long oil train calling attention to the danger extraction industries have on the environment. They invoked the Necessity Defense claiming that their actions were justified and necessary due to the overwhelming threat of climate change.
Across the continent Nine activists in New York State attempt the same defense for an action which took place in November to stop work on a Natural Gas Pipeline set to run through the state. KBOO’s Jared Dancler brings us this in-depth story.
13:40 minutes (25.04 MB)