Environment/Climate

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Draft of Bill: Ending Logging of Old-Growth Forests

Airs at: Wed, 06/18/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
Senator Ron Wyden has drafted a bill to end the logging of old-growth forests in Oregon, while also addressing the backlog of thinning projects in forests at risk of summer fires, disease and insects. He released a draft Thursday for the public to review before he introduces... Read more

Greg Higgins and the Food Wars

Airs at: Mon, 06/16/2008 at 5:00pm
Hosts Joe Uris and Abe Proctor speak with downtown Portland Higgins Restaurant owner and chef Greg Higgins on the food wars. Read more

Obama and McCain on the Economy

Airs at: Sun, 06/15/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Where do John McCain and Barack Obama  stand on issues affecting jobs, health care, and income inequality?  Economist Arthur MacEwan talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick  about what's wrong with the economy, what needs to be done, and how likely the main presidential cont... Read more

Astoria LNG Terminal Approved by Feds: 1 Down 2 To Go

Airs at: Thu, 06/05/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
Federal regulators have given the environmental go-ahead for a proposed liquefied natural gas, or LNG, terminal near Astoria. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission released its environmental impact statement on the controversial Bradwood Landing Project late this afternoo... Read more

Organic Farming Certification and Farmer's Markets

Airs at: Tue, 06/10/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Locus Focus
Host Barbara Bernstein talks about organic farming certification with Chris Schreiner of Oregon Tilth, plus Moreland Farmers' Market Manager Laura Wendel and several farmers who have gone through the federal organic certification process, and some who have not. Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for June 9, 2008

Airs at: Sun, 06/08/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Today's show features, for the second time, the music of Portland band Pink Martini and concludes with a discussion of the implicit politics of their work.   Also discussed on the show are world hunger and the cost of food, the relations between being queer and being an imm... Read more

Climate Change in Congress?

Airs at: Sun, 06/08/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
The U.S. Senate has just rejected an ineffective climate-change bill--for the wrong reasons.  What kind of legislation  would really deal with the issue, and what would it take to make it happen?  Brian Tokar of the Institute for Social Ecology lays out the problems and pos... Read more

Environmental Justice for APAs and communities of color

Airs at: Thu, 06/05/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for APA Compass
This month APA Compass explored the topic of race and environmental justice including an interview with Julie Sze, environmental justice advocate, Assistant Professor of American Studies at UC Davis and director of the Environmental Justice Project for UC Davis’ John Muir Inst... Read more

Hunger Strike Against Liquefied Natural Gas

Airs at: Tue, 06/03/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
On Sunday June 1st, the battle to halt the siting of a Liquefied Natural Gas Pipeline through Oregon entered a new phase. a man named Rick also known as Brokenfeather  began a 10 day Hunger Strike in front of the NW Natural Energy Company Headquarters at 220 NW ist ave. Nw na... Read more

National Wildlife Federation Update on Climate Security Act

Airs at: Tue, 05/27/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
The National Wildlife Federation held a Press Conference today in Portland, to bring attention to the Climate Security Act.  KBOO’s Crystal Leighty spoke with Doug Howell, Director of the Western Natural Resource Center of the Wildlife Federation:   Read more