Environment/Climate

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Old Mole Variety Hour December 16th, 2019

Airs at: Mon, 12/16/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Denise Morris hosts this episode of the Old Mole which includes Bill Resnick interviews Brian Tokar activist, author, and lecturer in Environmental Studies at the University of Vermont, and an active board member of 350 Vermont and the Institute for Social Ecology. His... Read more

Green New Deal with Jana Gastellum of the Oregon Environmental Council

Airs at: Thu, 12/12/2019 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Produced for Popular Education
Tonight on POPULAR EDUCATION RADIO: “The Paris Agreement central aim is to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change by keeping a global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.” Four years ago at a summit ... Read more

Marine life sculptures showcase the plastic waste found on Oregon beaches, inspire change

Airs at: Thu, 12/12/2019 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  Artist Angela Pozzi's animal sculptures are as striking as they are colorful. Come a little closer though, and the skin of a shark or polar bear comes into focus. The sculptures are made of trash. Not just any trash either, trash collected from Oregon beaches by Pozzi's ... Read more

Portland's Climate Action Plan

Airs at: Mon, 12/09/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Jan Haaken talks with Diana Meisenhelter and Brandon Zero of  Extinction Rebellion Portland about the city’s climate action plan and plans by Portland’s Extinction Rebellion to attend the Portland City Council meeting Thursday Dec 12 at 2pm and to gather at 4pm outisde City... Read more

The Work that Garnered Portland PSR Leaders an Award

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

Preservation efforts inspire new Bark volunteers

Airs at: Fri, 12/06/2019 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News
  Bark volunteers Jess Page and Camilo Marquez join KBOO's Linda Olson-Osterlund and Claire Rischiotto to discuss their upcoming events, the meaning of Mt. Hood, and how they got started in the watchdog organization. Read more

Climate justice invigorates second strike for Portland high schools students

Airs at: Fri, 12/06/2019 at 5:15pm
Produced for Evening News
  Several hundred protesters, mainly high school students, marched through downtown Portland Friday as part of an International Climate Strike. The march ended in a rally at Terry Shrunk Plaza led by the Pacific Warriors. They chanted, "The seas are rising – so are we," an... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for December 9, 2019

Airs at: Mon, 12/09/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Today on the Old Mole we hear the following segments: Continuing Assault on Democracy: In the second of a two part interview Bill Resnick speaks with Judge Lynn Adelman on the Roberts Court and its threat to democracy. Portland's Climate Action Plan: Jan Haaken interviews ... Read more

The World's Largest Methanol Refinery Hits a Roadblock

Airs at: Mon, 12/09/2019 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
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

Big Money and Fossil Fuels

Airs at: Mon, 12/02/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bill Resnick speaks with Susan Palmiter, an environmental activist on the divest/reinvest team of 350pdx.org. Palmiter co-leads the campaign to demand that JPMorgan Chase, the sole US funder of the Jordan Cove pipeline project and the largest funder of fossil fuels worldwid... Read more