Environment/Climate

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Coal Ash Disaster, and Coal Sludge Activism

Airs at: Wed, 04/01/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Circle A Radio
As a country, we tend to forget the dangers of current methods of processing coal. We focus on the myth of “clean coal” and don’t pay much attention to stories such as the December 22nd Coal Ash Disaster in Kingston, Tenn., The 65 foot tall pile of 1.6 billion gallons of coa... Read more

Sensible Options for the Columbia River Crossing

Airs at: Tue, 03/31/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Locus Focus
 Hosted by: Barbara Bernstein   Does it make sense to replace the current bridge across the Columbia with a 12 lane megabridge?  Will it promote Urban Sprawl? Consensus is growing that the future bridge across the Columbia River on I5 will be a 12 lane mega bridge. But many... Read more

Andrew Nikiforuk: Tar Sands - Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent

Airs at: Mon, 03/30/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Political Perspectives
Host Stephanie Potter speaks with Andrew Nikiforuk, author of "Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent." Canada is the largest supplier of oil to the U.S. Canada now produces more oil than Texas or Saudi Arabia. Canadian tar sand oil is dirtier and more environme... Read more

Karen Coulter of Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project - An Activist Life

Airs at: Wed, 03/25/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Radiozine
The guest is Karen Coulter of Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project, a group that has been successfully fighting for the preservation of forests and wildlife in eastern Oregon for nearly 20 years. She discusses their upcoming fundraiser and their work to spark widespread pub... Read more

Community Calendar 3/28-29

Airs at: Fri, 03/27/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Community Calendar
Community Calendar Weekend of March 28-29, 2009 Produced by Natalie B.   Event Summary   The Better Living Show Home, Garden, and Sustainable Lifestyle Show March 27-29 Portland Expo Center 2060 North Marine Drive Free admission www.betterlivingshow.org   International SWAN (S... Read more

Sunnyside Neighborhood Energy: Transforming Energy from a Commodity to a Renewable Community Resource

Airs at: Tue, 03/24/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Recovery Zone
This month's featured guests are John Sorenson & Seth Truby, co-founders of  Sunnyside Neighborhood Energy(SunNE) .  Their aim is to build a local renewable energy system based at the Sunnyside Environmental school that would provide space heat and hot water for hundreds of... Read more

Cracked Pots: "Re-use Is at the Heart of All We Do"

Airs at: Wed, 03/18/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Recovery Zone
On the March 5th, Recovery Zone, Stephanie Potter hosted Tess Beistel, founder of Cracked Pots, where waste is kept out of landfills and turned into garden art:  "Reuse is at the heart of all we do."  Biestel discussed  the introduction of the Cracked Pots UnGarden Show, wh... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for March 16, 2009

Airs at: Sun, 03/15/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
 Hosted by Denise Morris, this program features discussions of single payer health insurance, a strike against a hedge-fund owned cookie company in Brooklyn, a movie about ambiguous gender, and a psychological investigation of political apathy.  To hear the whole show, clic... Read more

Getting Past Apathy

Airs at: Sun, 03/15/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Political activists are often discouraged by public "apathy" about big problems like the environmental crisis.  But what lies behind apathy? Psychologists  Jan Haaken and Renee Lertzman discuss how activists can relieve the sense of powerlessness that underlies what looks l... Read more

Wake-Free on the Willamette

Airs at: Tue, 03/17/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Why we need to make the Holgate Channel & Ross Island Lagoon wake-free or non-motorized zones - and what that means. Between Ross Island and the east bank of the Willamette lies the Holgate Channel, a patch of natural paradise only a couple miles south of downtown Portland... Read more