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NEXT at Port Westward

Airs at: Mon, 02/07/2022 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
At a critical bend in the Columbia River estuary, a company called NEXT Renewable Fuels, Inc., wants to build a renewable diesel refinery. The proposed refinery at Port Westward would be one of the largest producers of renewable diesel on the West Coast. While renewable die... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for January 31, 2022

Airs at: Mon, 01/31/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Denise Morris hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: Power Battles in Maine: Bill Resnick interviews Matthew Cannon, a leader of a Maine ballot Initiative campaign that successfully prohibited the construction of a superhigh voltage e... Read more

Power Battles in Maine

Airs at: Mon, 01/31/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bill Resnick interviews Matthew Cannon, a leader of a Maine ballot Initiative campaign that successfully prohibited the construction of a superhigh voltage electricity line. The initiative won by a stunning margin of 60% to 40%. The immense power grid would have cut a huge ... Read more

Frog Ferry

Airs at: Mon, 01/31/2022 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
  The Portland metro area is a land of water at the confluence of two of the major rivers in the Pacific Northwest. The Chinookan People, who lived along the Columbia and Willamette Rivers before European contact, were master canoe builders, and the rivers were their highw... Read more

Jordan Cove Victory Update

Airs at: Mon, 01/24/2022 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
For 18 years communities across Southern Oregon fought an existential struggle to stop the massive Jordan Cove LNG export terminal that was proposed for Coos Bay and its accompanying 36" fracked gas pipeline that would have traversed 230 miles across four counties, crossing... Read more

Portland State of the City 2021 with Jo Ann Hardesty

Airs at: Mon, 01/17/2022 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
It’s been a challenging year for Portland and just about every other city in this country. As we head into a new year, what can be done to make the city less dysfunctional and a healthier and happier place for everyone to live. On this episode of Locus Focus we talk with P... Read more

How Redlining Created Deadly Heat Islands

Airs at: Mon, 01/10/2022 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Human-caused climate change is creating heat waves of increasing intensity, duration and frequency, that disproportionately affect underserved communities of color. On this episode of Locus Focus we talk with Portland State University professor Vivek Shandas, about how "re... Read more

How Redlining Created Deadly Heat Islands

Airs at: Mon, 01/10/2022 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Human-caused climate change is creating heat waves of increasing intensity, duration and frequency, that disproportionately affect underserved communities of color. On this episode of Locus Focus we talk with Portland State University professor Vivek Shandas, about how "re... Read more

Don't Look Up!

Airs at: Wed, 01/05/2022 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Wednesday Talk Radio

The Columbia River Crossing Roars Back to Life

Airs at: Mon, 01/03/2022 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
In 2014 it was the Columbia River Crossing, a 16-lane bridge carrying Interstate 5 traffic across the Columbia River between Oregon and Washington. After 8 years and almost $200 million in studies, planning and acrimonious debate, the proposed project fell apart. But now it... Read more