Energy/Natural Resources

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Portland's Climate Villains

Airs at: Mon, 02/12/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
The environment and the climate are having a rough ride at Portland City Council and in the backrooms of the Oregon State Capitol. Less than a day before a hearing on a housing regulatory reform package, Portland City Commissioner Rene Gonzalez, working behind the scenes wi... Read more

Transit Equity

Airs at: Mon, 02/05/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Why is comprehensive build-out of public transit necessary to improve our heath, stop global warming, enable poor people to find work and meet friends, and reduce taxes. And can it be done? Bill Resnick talks to Liam Crisan, a researcher at the Institute for Policy Studies ... Read more

Climate Justice and the Portland City Council Elections

Airs at: Mon, 02/05/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
This November Portland voters have the historic opportunity to elect a new city council that actually reflects the diversity of its constituents. In 2022 voters overwhelmingly supported a city charter change that transforms the structure of the city government, dividing the... 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

The Portland Harbor Superfund Site

Airs at: Mon, 01/29/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
The last 10 miles of the Willamette River have been designated as a Superfund Site, a federal designation for the worst contaminated areas in the United States. The North Reach of the Willamette is one of the most complex Superfund Sites in the country. This highly contamin... Read more

Fumes in Focus: Visualizing Air Pollution from Gas Stoves

Airs at: Mon, 01/15/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Lawmakers and advocates have called upon Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum to launch an investigation into NW Natural for misleading consumers about the health impacts from gas. In their letter to Rosenblum they detail how NW Natural has taken a leaf from the tobacco ... Read more

Why the War in Gaza is also a Climate Issue

Airs at: Mon, 01/22/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Before Hamas’s horrific attack on Israel on October 7 we were mainly aware of two existential threats: the impending death of democracy and climate catastrophe. But that attack and Israel’s unrelenting response has split our attention and overwhelmed us with a barrage of is... Read more

Honoring the life and work of Klee Bennally, with co-host Jacqueline Keeler

Airs at: Wed, 01/10/2024 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Wednesday Talk Radio
  From obituary in the Arizona Republic: Klee Benally, Navajo environmental and tribal sovereignty activist, died Dec. 30 in a Phoenix hospital, according to the Associated Press. His family did not disclose the cause of death. Benally, 48, was an environmental and socia... Read more

The Northwest’s Looming Biomass Threat

Airs at: Mon, 01/08/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Woody biomass has become the fossil-fuel industry’s renewable, green savior but this source of energy is fraught with problems. British energy giant Drax has proposed building a wood biomass processing and export facility in Longview, Washington, that would use one million ... 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