Agriculture

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Earth Day Special Programming

  On Saturday, April 22nd, KBOO celebrated Earth Day with special programming devoted to climate action. The climate crisis is one of the most pressing issues the globe faces and on Earth Day, we will be exploring its impacts close to home and around the globe. We’ll fea... Read more

What's Next with NEXT?

Airs at: Mon, 02/26/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Several years ago NEXT Energy (now NXT) proposed to build a renewable diesel refinery and rail yard at Port Westward, a spectacular point of land protruding into the Columbia River Estuary near the town of Clatskanie. The proposal was enthusiastically supported by the Port ... Read more

We Are Each Other's Harvest by Natalie Baszile

Airs at: Thu, 02/01/2024 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
 In the 1920s, there were over one million black farmers; today there are just 45,000.  "We Are Each Other's Harvest" explores this crisis, through the farmers’ personal experiences. In their own words, middle aged and elderly black farmers explain why they continue to farm... Read more

BAD EATS: A Harmful Law For Animals & People

Airs at: Fri, 01/26/2024 at 10:00am - 10:30am
Produced for Voices for the Animals
  99% of the meat and dairy products we eat in this country come from industrialized factory farms. By and large, these are terrible places for animals, and voters in some states have passed laws to make those farms a little more humane. Unfortunately, some in Congress are... Read more

Keeping It Real, with Lisa Loving on 12/28/23

Airs at: Thu, 12/28/2023 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Lisa's guests are Malcolm and Mirabai Hoover from Black Futures Farm. Their mission is to heal the connection between Black people and the land by cultivating a healthy place for the Black community to gather in joy. Find out more about them online here. Read more

Interview with Northwest VEG

Airs at: Fri, 12/22/2023 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for That Vegan Show
  End the year right by listening to "That Vegan Show" as we learn about the influence NW Veg has had on the Portland Community for the last 20 years! Board President, Keith Iding, and former President, Peter Spendelow, join me to tell us all about NW Veg's work following ... Read more

Northwest Animal Rights Network (NARN) Interview

Airs at: Fri, 11/24/2023 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for That Vegan Show
"That Vegan Show" interviews Hannah and Rachel of The Northwest Animal Rights Network (NARN) and learns of their conscientious and far-reaching activism. Hannah Thompson-Garner is NARN’s Director of Advocacy and Mission Advancement, previously serving on NARN’s Board of Dir... Read more

A Fair Farm Bill for All

Airs at: Mon, 11/27/2023 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
The United States’ food system has become a corporate-dominated marketplace, strangled by an elite few, that holds farmers and consumers hostage to greed. Currently Congress is negotiating the 19th Farm Bill which is an opportunity to pass a fair Farm Bill for all, after de... Read more

Clatskanie Food Hub

Airs at: Mon, 11/13/2023 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
The Port of Columbia County, along the Columbia River northwest of Portland, has been trying to expand industrial development by rezoning valuable agricultural land for industrial use. But many farmers in the area have a different vision for the future of their community. ... Read more

Restoring Riparian Areas with ONDA

Airs at: Wed, 10/04/2023 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  Host Reed Johnson takes a trip to Beatty's Butte in Southeastern Oregon with the Oregon Natural Desert Association. He documents volunteers as they build streambed structures out of organic materials to build up the water table and counteract destruction done by cattle g... Read more