Energy/Natural Resources

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Labor and the Environment

Airs at: Mon, 03/14/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
On Sunday, March 20th, the locally produced documentary, "Necessity: Climate Justice & the Thin Green Line" will have its theatrical premiere at Kiggins Theatre in downtown Vancouver, Washington. This is the second film in a two-part series on climate activism directed by J... Read more

Not Another Fracked Gas Pipeline Expansion!

Airs at: Mon, 03/14/2022 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
The Pacific Northwest has fought off two methanol refineries in Washington and an LNG Export terminal and pipeline in Coos Bay, but the fracked gas industry still has this region in its crosshairs. TC Energy is full steam ahead with plans to expand its Gas Transmission Nort... Read more

Gas prices at near record highs in Portland

Airs at: Mon, 03/07/2022 at 5:00pm
Produced for Daily News Headlines
  Gas prices in the Portland area are at near record highs and are expected to keep climbing due to the Russian invasion of ukraine. According to AAA Oregon/Idaho, last week the Oregon average price for regular gas rose $0.05 from $3.98 to $4.03/gallon. Russia is one of t... Read more

Celilo Falls: Past, Present and Future

Airs at: Wed, 03/09/2022 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Wednesday Talk Radio
    On March 10, 1957, The Dalles Dam flooded Celilo Falls, for at least 11,000 years the most important salmon fishery and trading center for Indigenous people of the Columbia River basin and the greater Pacific Northwest. An event to commemorate that fateful day 65 year... Read more

Michael Cross Interview

Produced for Between Us
Michael Cross is a democrat running for Oregon governor.  He talked with Don Merrill about why he switched from a staunch republican to a staunch democrat, how is run-ins with the law gives him a perspective his other candidates don't have, and why he believes his plan of b... Read more

Hopes for Oregon's Short Legislative Session

Airs at: Mon, 03/07/2022 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Oregon’s 2022 short legislative session is drawing to a close. While short sessions, which happen during even years, often focus on budgets, unfinished business, and a limited set of new policy ideas, this year is different. Numerous bills have been introduced and are now m... Read more

Militarism, conflict and the climate crisis: a vicious circle

Airs at: Wed, 03/02/2022 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Wednesday Talk Radio
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Christina Stephenson Interview

Produced for Between Us
Christina Stephenson is a civil rights attorney with a long history defending worker's rights.  She talked with Don Merrill about her start in the working world at her parent's business, how BOLI's protections including not just civil rights we think about but protections w... Read more

Jason Beebe Interview

Produced for Between Us
Jason Beebe is a Prineville Oregon's conservative mayor who is running against Ron Wyden for the US Senate.  He talked with Don Merrill about the need to enforce the immigration laws already in place, the personal reasons why he believes in the right to life movement and wh... Read more

Who will own the sun and wind? (Part Two)

Airs at: Mon, 02/28/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Today across the planet two familiar forces — corporate capital and the broad left — are furiously contesting for the resources and authority to direct the mobilization necessary to restore a habitable planet in the little time that remains. In part one of this two part int... Read more