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Airs at: Mon, 11/30/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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Every Monday from 10:00am to 11:00am.


A weekly conversation about our place on the planet. Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein talks with local, regional and national experts, activists and policy makers about climate change, food policy, land use, salmon restoration, forest management and all the other things that matter in our environment.

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Fracked Gas on the Columbia

Airs at: Mon, 11/23/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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While all of us have been focused on the Covid-19 pandemic, a major recession, dramatic impacts of climate chaos and election madness, the fossil fuel industry continues its efforts to build fracked gas projects along the Columbia River. On this episode of Locus Focus we t... Read more

Diversifying Power

Airs at: Mon, 11/16/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have won the election and despite Donald Trump's ongoing hissy fits, tens of millions of Americans are celebrating this victory for democracy. Yet this victory is attenuated by the millions of Americans who still voted for Trump and the other lea... Read more

Election Reflection 2020

Airs at: Mon, 11/09/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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In the midst of the most nerve wracking and unnerving election any of us in this country have ever experienced, how do we make sense of what’s going on, what should be going on and how not to go crazy keeping up with all the drama and suspense. On this episode of Locus Focu... Read more

Oaks Bottom: The Next Generation

Airs at: Mon, 11/02/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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If you walk along the bluff on Sellwood Blvd you are likely to see one of the neighborhood icons: a young man peering through a birding scope. Ezra Cohen is a fifteen year old student at the Portland Waldorf School and a passionate birder. For the last couple years he’s bee... Read more

Drones over the Willamette

Airs at: Mon, 10/26/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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Verizon is planning to build a drone testing facility along the Willamette River in North Portland. Until recently few people knew about this plan and it seems that Verizon hoped to get the project approved away from the public eye. However neighborhood activists got wind o... Read more

Extinction of Experience with Robert Michael Pyle

Airs at: Mon, 10/19/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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A couple weeks ago I had the wonderful opportunity to chat with Northwest environmental writer, poet, novelist and butterfly expert, Robert Michael Pyle, about  his new book Nature Matrix. We had a free-wheeling conversation, sitting on the front porch of my friend Susan Ba... Read more

Hot Dams on the Columbia

Airs at: Mon, 10/12/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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  This program originally aired on August 24, 2020 Right now salmon are making the miraculous journey from the Pacific Ocean, up the Columbia, to the place each fish was born. All salmon ask for is a river with cool flowing water. But because of the stagnant reservoirs beh... Read more

Sam Robinson Tells the Story of the Chinook People

Airs at: Mon, 10/05/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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THIS SHOW ORIGINALLY AIRED ON AUGUST 3, 2020   In the midst of election season insanity, let's step back in time and forward into the future by listening again to an interview I did with Chinook Elder Sam Robinson in early August. In mid July I went out to Chinook Point o... Read more

Kalama Methanol Another Time Around

Airs at: Mon, 09/28/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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For over five years the threat of being the site for the world’s largest methanol refinery has loomed over the small community of Kalama, Washington, 40 miles north of Portland. This month the Washington Department of Ecology released a new Draft Supplemental Environmental ... Read more

Oregon on Fire

Airs at: Mon, 09/21/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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All summer Trump has ranted about how Portland is being burned down by radical anarchist Antifa mobs. Of course Portland has not burned down, but as we speak, much of Oregon actually is on fire, wildfires inflamed by Trump’s flagrant disregard and denial of impending climat... Read more