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The Portland Plan - Strategic Long Range Planning

Airs at: Wed, 12/16/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Wednesday Talk Radio
 Host Erik Jorgensen leads a discussion of the Portland Plan, the strategic plan for the city's next 25 years. The focus will be the community response to the Phase I workshops.  Joining Erik will be Steve Dotterrer, Chief Planner, and Joe Zehnder, Principal Planner for the... Read more

December 14 Old Mole Variety Hour

Airs at: Mon, 12/14/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
 Bill Resnick hosts this  program about the political climate in Copenhagen; children's books  for progressives; the life and music of Floyd Red Crow Westerman; Invictus (the Clint Eastwood movie about South Africa); and Jhumpa Lahiri's  book Unaccustomed Earth.   For infor... Read more

Copenhagen and Beyond

Airs at: Mon, 12/14/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
 What are the politics and the prospects for a serious approach to climate change at the Copenhagen Conference?  Brian Tokar, activist, organizer, and writer on environmental issues, talks here with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick.  His books are The  Green Alternative and Eart... Read more

Women and Climate Change

Airs at: Mon, 12/14/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Why do women hold the key to solving climate change? Guest Sarah Craven, chief of the United Nations Population Fund's Washington office, talks about how climate change is more than an issue of energy efficiency or industrial carbon emissions; it is also an issue of populat... Read more

33-day fast (and counting!) for Climate Justice

Airs at: Mon, 12/07/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Evening News
A group of climate activists in Copenhagen are on the 33rd day of a hunger strike for climate justice. They are demanding a binding agreement to fund climate adaptation and mitigation activities in developing nations with at least one hundred ninety five billion dollars per... Read more

Climate Change, Copenhagen, and an (almost) World Editorial

Airs at: Tue, 12/08/2009 at 12:00am
 As the Copenhagen talks begin, Abe and Joe talk climate change.  Hosted by: Abe Proctor and Joe Uris   As the Copenhagen Climate Conference gets under way, the lack of commitment from the United States to taking any concrete steps toward abating climate change looms larg... Read more

More Talk Radio on 12/07/09

Airs at: Mon, 12/07/2009 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for More Talk Radio
Today's topic is global warming with guests from the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. Dartmouth Professor Michael Dorsey specializes in climate justice issues. Environmental activist Sandy Gauntlett, who is of Maori Indigenous descent, has worked on forest rela... Read more

WTO - What It Really Costs

Airs at: Mon, 11/30/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
The WTO works  to protect large corporations from having to bear the real costs of their production -- forcing the rest of us to pay with our health and the quality of our lives.  Magrete Strand of the Sierra Club and the Blue Green Alliance explains how it works in this co... Read more

Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent

Airs at: Mon, 11/30/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
In these end days of peak oil, the Canadian province of Alberta is on a mission to replace Saudi Arabia as the world's major source of petroleum. The once pristine boreal forests of Northern Alberta are being transformed into gigantic pit mines as energy companies rush to e... Read more

Nuclear Power - Carbon-free Energy for the Future or Still Just a Bad Idea?

Airs at: Mon, 12/07/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
A couple months ago, Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein leaped at the opportunity to interview Stewart Brand, Whole Earth Catalog creator and innovative futurist. But Stewart has changed his views on some key things since the heady days of the late 1960s and early 70s, when... Read more