Environment/Climate

Art Focus on 7/17/08

Airs at: Wed, 07/16/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Art Focus
Julie Bernard speaks with Dr. Phyllis Cantrell Reynolds, The Tree Woman. There's nothing she doesn't know about trees. Incipient nonagenarian Dr. Phyllis Reynolds is a well-known expert on Portland's Heritage Trees. She wrote the book Trees of Greater Portland (1993, Timber... Read more

Training Cane Berries

Airs at: Sun, 07/13/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for The Dirtbag
Host Glen Andresen discusses the various techniques used to corral, train, and trellis raspberries, blackberries and other cane berries. Plus listeners' gardening questions. Read more

Fisheries Update: Ladders Save Salmon

Airs at: Wed, 07/09/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
Agency calls for Willamette dam fish passage--Kboo's Nathan Jimenez has the story: A federal agency says three dams in the Willamette Valley should have fish passage structures if the stream's Chinook salmon and Steelhead are to avoid extinction. The National Marine Fisheries... Read more

Western Turf Wars

Airs at: Tue, 07/08/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Radiozine
Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Mike Hudak, author of Western Turf Wars: The Politics of Public Lands Ranching about the horrendous damage done to millions of acres of fragile public lands by overgrazing livestock.  Read more

Decline and Fall of America's Energy Empire

Airs at: Tue, 07/08/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Radiozine
Host Per Fagereng speaks with Sara Robinson, strategic foresight analyst, and author of the recent article “Decline and Fall of America’s Energy Empire.”    Read more

Jerry DeWitt, Director of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture

Airs at: Tue, 07/08/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Locus Focus
Jerry DeWitt (bio), Director of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University, joins host Barbara Bernstein in a discussion about the impacts of climate change and agricultural practices on recent flooding in the midwest. Read more

Edward's Dam

Airs at: Mon, 07/07/2008 at 5:00pm
Edward's Dam in Maine was removed to help migrating fish.  Now after a few years the project has proved to be a success.  Read more

Ron Buel and the Columbia River Crossing

Airs at: Sun, 07/06/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for On The Environment
Host Per Fagereng talks with Portland icon Ron Buel about the controversial I-5 Bridge Replacement Project. More information at SmarterBridge.org. Read more

Recovery Zone: VHEMT about Human Extinction

Airs at: Wed, 07/02/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Recovery Zone
On the Thursday, July 3, Recovey Zone,  host Stephanie Potter and KBOO listeners spoke with Les Knight about a radical solution to the problems of planet Earth.   Knight is a Portland resident who serves as an international  spokesperson for VHEMT --  the Voluntary Human Ex... Read more

Genetically Engineered Sugar Beets Invade the Willamette Valley

Airs at: Mon, 06/30/2008 at 5:00pm
Host Andrew Geller sits in for Joe & Abe today with a discussion of the sneaky replacement of natural beets with genetically engineered Sugar Beets in our domestic sugar supply, right here in the Willamette Valley. Andrew brings in three experts to illuminate the shady goi... Read more