Energy/Natural Resources

Celebrating the Thin Green Line: KBOO's Special Earth Day Webinar

Produced for Locus Focus
For two decades communities across the Pacific Northwest have been inundated with proposals to build mega coal, oil and fracked gas terminals and pipelines from Coos Bay to the Salish Sea. And for two decades these communities have risen up to stop these projects. Now most ... Read more

Build Back Better

Airs at: Mon, 09/20/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bill Resnick speaks with Kirin Kennedy, the Deputy Director of Legislative and Administrative Advocacy at the Sierra Club. Bill and Kirin discuss Biden’s early environmental initiatives and budget proposals, including the $3.5 Trillion Build Back Better bill. Immediately fo... Read more

Power

Airs at: Mon, 09/20/2021 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Pollution, overconsumption, resource depletion, habitat destruction, overpopulation have all led to our current climate crisis. And power is at the core of the problems confronting humanity. How have human beings—one species among millions—become powerful enough to threaten... Read more

Farmworker Protection & Water Issues

Airs at: Wed, 09/15/2021 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
For International Day of Democracy, we hear from food system leaders about their work on policies to protect farmworker health, how the climate crisis is impacting water and farmers, and the rights of nature. This Food Show episode features: Ira Cuello-Martinez of Pine... Read more

Zenith Energy's Big Loss

Airs at: Mon, 09/13/2021 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
On August 27 the City of Portland put the brakes on Zenith Energy's oil-by-rail storage and transfer facility in NW Portland by denying a Land Use Compatibility Statement (LUCS) for the facility. After relentless pressure from Portland residents, community organizations, a... Read more

Oregon's Big Burn Anniversary

Airs at: Mon, 09/06/2021 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
This week is the first anniversary of Oregon's Big Burn. A year later the impacts of the wild fires that raged across Western Oregon on Labor Day last year are still very much with us. But the gravest impact of all is the U.S. Forest Service and the Oregon Department of Tra... Read more

Time to Stop Zenith

Airs at: Mon, 08/30/2021 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
  This program originally aired on June 21, 2021. There have been several new developments since the original broadcast of this show, but the biggest news is that on Friday, August 27, Portland City Council denied Zenith's Land Use Compatibility Statement, blocking Zenith'... Read more

Beaver Field Trip Along the North Fork Burnt River

Airs at: Mon, 08/23/2021 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
  This program was originally broadcast on July 19, 2021 Back in March we talked with Suzanne Fouty, a hydrologist who worked for Wallowa-Whitman National Forest in eastern Oregon as a water resource and soils specialist. One of her specialties is beaver and at that time s... Read more

Living with Mega Wildfire Realities

Airs at: Mon, 08/16/2021 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Now that we’re in the midst of another mega fire season, we’re still feeling the impacts of last year’s unprecedented season of fire intensity, the like of which we have rarely seen. How do we cope with this new reality of climate chaos-induced wild fires and have we learne... Read more

Thirty Years in the Streets of Portland! The Activist Photography of Bette Lee

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bette Lee Photo Giveaway!   If you’ve been to a protest during the past three decades, you’ve probably seen Bette Lee, the short, slight woman behind the camera, always in the thick of things, documenting the resistance that Portland is famous for. From the 1990 march to... Read more