Thu, 04/22/2010 - 7:00am - Fri, 04/23/2010 - 7:00am
Earth Day 2010
Earth Day at KBOO
April 22nd marks the 40th anniversary of the very first Earth Day! KBOO will commemorate the day with a 24-hour special, with hard-hitting news and public affairs on the history and ongoing struggles of the environmental movement from 7 am to 7 pm, including talks by Anna Lappe and Ernest Callenbach, a discussion about addressing pollution in Oregon, special reports on water privatization and more.
The day’s programs – interviews, lectures, readings and music, will be followed by an experimental soundscape of nature sounds from 7 pm to 7 am.
At 8 on Voices from the Edge - A Local Look at Environmental Justice
On Earth Day, much attention will be paid to the long struggle to protect and preserve our ancient forests, wild salmon and pristine coastline. Less notice will be given to the fact that Oregon's least empowered communities are also the most affected by environmental degradation. Hosts Jo Ann and Dave will talk with OPAL (Organizing People-Activiting Leaders) Environmental Justice
about their work in east Multnomah County to educate, engage and empower people of color and low income families in building environmental justice at the local, state and federal levels. Guests include OPAL co-director Joseph Santos-Lyons
and community organizer Shannon Olive
, who will talk about the organization's efforts to ensure Portland's commitment to sustainability is applied equally to all its residents, as well as OPAL's Transit Justice and Health Campaign.
9 am - Theresa Mitchell - Presswatch
9:30 - Linda Olson-Osterlund hosts a program on Nestle's attempt to open a bottled water plant in the Columbia Gorge
10:00 - Pacifica special on the privatization of water
10:30 - Air Cascadia's Dirty Bird Awards - It’s Earth Day 2010 and Cascadia’s environmental credibility is on the line. Join Chris Andreae, and Special Guests, Lisa Arkin with the Oregon Toxics Alliance and Tim Hermack with the Native Forest Council for The First Annual Dirty Bird Awards. Call in with your nominee for the region’s biggest environmental criminal and we’ll give them ‘The Bird.’
11:00 Marianne Barisonek interviews Guy Dauncey, speaker, author and organizer on developing a poitive, sustainable future. His books include "The Climate Challenge: 101 Solutions to Global Warming."
11:30 - Natalie Butto hosts "Behind the Screen." She shares excerpts of interviews about international environmental related films and the impact of film on raising awareness about important global issues.
12:00 - Back to the roots – archived recordings from the first Earth Day in 1970.
1:00 - readings from Rachel Carson’s book ‘Silent Spring’
1:30 – Kids and the Environmental Revolution
2:00 - Ernest Callenbach – KBOO interview about Ecotopia (1978)
2:30 – Earthbeat interview with renowned climate scientist James Hansen on why nuclear is not the solution to climate change.
3:00 – Author Anna Lappe, Culinary professional Scott Givot, Chris Shriner of Oregon Tilth, and Allison Henssey from the Oregon Environmental Council, present a forum on how food relates to the climate crisis
4:00 - Democracy Now!
5:00 – Earthday focused KBOO Evening News
6:00 Mitakuye Oyasin - Hawaiian spiritual leader Iokepa speaks on environmental issues impacting Hawaii
Tune in Thursday all day and night to help us commemorate 40 years of Earth Day.