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Airs at: Mon, 01/27/2020 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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Food Town USA

Airs at: Mon, 01/13/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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Organizing around food can address the intersection of many critical social justice issues and transform communities. In his new book, Food Town USA: Seven Unlikely Cities That are Changing the Way We Eat, food writer Mark Winne invites readers on a tour of America’s most s... Read more

2020: Where will the fossil fuel fight take us in the coming year?

Airs at: Mon, 01/06/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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This past year was a rollercoaster ride for communities across the Northwest fighting major fracked gas infrastructure projects. On the one hand, scientifically-baseless environment impact statements were submitted for Kalama Methanol and approved for Tacoma LNG. On the oth... Read more

A New Coast

Airs at: Mon, 12/30/2019 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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Communities and countries around the world are now declaring that we are in a climate emergency. Most of these declarations focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the more comprehensive resolutions also call for a just transition, meaning that frontline communities ... Read more

The Never Ending Saga of Tacoma LNG

Airs at: Mon, 12/23/2019 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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Nearly four years ago, as they were defeating the world's largest methanol refinery proposed for their port, activists in Tacoma found out that a large Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) distribution hub and storage facility was also being planned at the Port. Once they defeated the ... Read more

The Work that Garnered Portland PSR Leaders an Award

Airs at: Mon, 12/16/2019 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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Kelly Campbell and Regna Merritt with Portland Physicians for Social Responsibility recently received the “Visionary Leaders” award from the national Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) organization. The Visionary Leaders Award recognizes individuals and organization... Read more

The World's Largest Methanol Refinery Hits a Roadblock

Airs at: Mon, 12/09/2019 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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For five years the small Washington state community of Kalama has been grappling with spectre of having the world's largest methanol refinery sited at their port. Northwest Innovation Works, a Chinese-backed company, has been trying with little luck to attain the necessary ... Read more

For the Birds - with Bob Sallinger

Airs at: Mon, 12/02/2019 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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In October the Audubon Society released a report stating that “Two-thirds of America’s birds are threatened with extinction from climate change, but keeping global temperatures down will help up to 76 percent of them." This follows a previous month's report that North Ameri... Read more

Rainforest: Dispatches from Earth’s Most Vital Frontlines

Airs at: Mon, 11/25/2019 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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Rainforests have long been recognized as hotspots of biodiversity—but they are crucial for our planet in other surprising ways. As these lungs, carbon sinks and climate moderators of our planet continue to be destroyed it is critical to reverse the decades of rainforest dep... Read more

Columbia Insight

Airs at: Mon, 11/18/2019 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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The Columbia River Gorge is a land of mountains, high desert plateaus, rivers, canyons, oak savannas, lush valleys and an amazing diversity of plant and animal life. And there's a lot going on in the Columbia Gorge - including some of the most significant environmental camp... Read more

Dammed To Extinction Part Two

Airs at: Mon, 11/11/2019 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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For centuries, three unique pods of orcas have hunted chinook salmon along the northwestern Pacific coast. Yet wild chinook salmon here are increasingly scarce. The orcas are going hungry, their numbers dwindling along with their primary source of food. Extinction looms for... Read more