Environment/Climate

Does Portland Need More Industrial Land?

Airs at: Mon, 07/11/2022 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Portland and other Oregon municipalities are required to inventory their employment land periodically as part of the comprehensive planning process.  For decades the city has decided during each inventory process that it needs more industrial land. In the past, Portland ann... Read more

Hydrogen: The Latest Unicorn Encore Presentation

Airs at: Mon, 07/04/2022 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
  This program aired originally on May 23, 2022 As pressure increases for us to drastically reduce carbon emissions, one attention-grabbing option being promoted is renewable hydrogen. But is hydrogen really the answer to our energy needs or is its promotion largely based... Read more

The Last Days of the Dinosaurs

Airs at: Mon, 06/27/2022 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Sixty-six million years ago an asteroid some seven miles across slammed into the Earth, leaving a geologic wound over 50 miles in diameter. More than half of known species, including the dinosaurs, vanished seemingly overnight. In The Last Days of the Dinosaurs, science wri... Read more

A new path for Colombia and Latin America? Guest Omar Ocampo discusses the recent election

Airs at: Wed, 06/22/2022 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Wednesday Talk Radio
  Today's guest, Omar Ocampo, is a researcher for the Program on Inequality and the Common Good at the Institute for Policy Studies in D.C. His research interests include wealth inequality, economic democracy, and Colombian-Venezuelan politics Former M-19 guerilla member ... Read more

A New Path to Dam Removal

Airs at: Mon, 06/20/2022 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
For decades tribal nations and salmon advocates have been working every avenue to take down the four dams on the Lower Snake River. These dams provide a modicum of electricity, negligible passage for shipping and some irrigation water for farmers. But mostly they kill salmo... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for June 13, 2022

Airs at: Mon, 06/13/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Patricia Kullberg hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: Juneteenth: Sarah Chivers speaks with Karen Morrison, a Black leader and educator in Vancouver with the non-profit "Odyssey World International Education Services." She is coord... Read more

Conflict, Democracy and Global Warming, Part 2

Airs at: Mon, 06/13/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
The dangers of human extinction have greatly increased over the last year. For one the Ukrainian struggle has intensified, with both sides threatening to use “battlefield” nukes. Second tensions between the U.S. and China have intensified with China militantly insisting on ... Read more

Columbia Riverkeeper Begins a New Chapter

Airs at: Mon, 06/13/2022 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
For over twenty years Columbia Riverkeeper has been a major voice in protecting the mighty Columbia River. In that time Riverkeeper has worked on many fronts to enforce environmental laws to stop illegal pollution, protect salmon habitat, and challenge harmful fossil fuel t... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for June 6, 2022

Airs at: Mon, 06/06/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Jon Nelson hosts today's episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: Germany, Energy and Democracy: Europe, especially Germany, depends on Russia for its natural gas and oil for electric power, heating and cooling, and transport. With Russia's invasi... Read more

Conflict, Democracy and Global Warming, Part 1

Airs at: Mon, 06/06/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Germany, Energy Transition and Democracy: Europe, especially Germany, depends on Russia for its natural gas and oil for electric power, heating and cooling, and transport. With Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Germany, Europe’s wealthiest country and political leader, has comm... Read more