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Coal Mining Threatens Mountains Use for Wind Power

Airs at: Tue, 10/27/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Evening News
Coal mining has begun on a West Virginia mountain that activists have termed the nation’s ‘most endangered mountain’.Coal River Mountain is the tallest peak in the Appalachian mountains of West Virginia.But it will quickly become one of the smallest, if the mountaintop remo... Read more

The October 26 Old Mole Variety Hour

Airs at: Mon, 10/26/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
 Hosted by Tom Becker, this show deals with US military action in Afghanistan, the challenge to corporate-industrial society from climate change, and with putting people to death for crimes they did not commit.   We hear haunting and apocalyptic music by Laibach from Sloven... Read more

The 350 Movement & Copenhagen

Airs at: Mon, 10/26/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
 Environmental writer and activist Brian Tokar talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about the 350 Movement and its limits.  For stronger measures than will emerge from the upcoming Copenhagen climate conference, go here, here, and here.   Read more

The Brink of Extinction

Airs at: Mon, 10/26/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
"Industrial civilization is functionally incompatible with life on this planet and is murdering the planet."  So argues  Chris Hedges in this piece from TruthDig, read here by Tom Becker.    Read more

A Rousing Discussion on our Environment and Global Warming

Airs at: Tue, 10/27/2009 at 12:00am
 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris Today, Joe and Abe had more than one topic to bring to the table, but once they got started on Global Warming and the Environment, the calls came streaming in.  A caller recommended The Alliance for Democracy as good reading. Read more

Portland's Urban Growth Boundary: Thirty Years Later

Airs at: Mon, 10/26/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
In the late 1970s, an imaginary line was drawn around the Portland area. Inside the line, urban development could flourish. Outside that line the farms and forestland that characterize western Oregon would remain intact. This line, called the urban growth boundary, has save... Read more

Book Review: Timothy Egan and The Big Burn

Airs at: Mon, 10/26/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Radiozine
Host Ed Goldberg interviews writer and journalist Timothy Egan about his most recent book, "The Big Burn," a true tale of the massive forest fire that changed America. Read more

Oregon's Use of Coal Devastating to Powder River Basin Rancher

Airs at: Wed, 10/21/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Political Perspectives
Kathleen Stephenson's guests include LJ Turner, a rancher whose livelihood, for more than 40 years, has been threatened by the water depletion and strip mining that result from coal extraction.    Also present,  Robin Everett, an organizer with the Sierra Club's Move Beyond... Read more

Karen Coulter: Logging in Deschutes Forest near Bend

Airs at: Wed, 10/21/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Political Perspectives
KBOO's Jenka Soderberg speaks with Karen Coulter of the Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project, discussing a proposed logging plan in the Pringle Falls Experimental Forest, southwest of Bend in Central Oregon.  The Forest Service says this land must be logged because of the pi... Read more

Friends of Family Farmers

Airs at: Mon, 10/19/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Eating locally has become a national movement. But how can we eat locally produced food if our nearby family farms are plowed under for subdivisions? Eating locally has become a national movement. But how can we eat locally produced food if our nearby family farms are plowe... Read more