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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

Living on the Ice Shelf, Humanity's Melt Down

Airs at: Sun, 06/29/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Radiozine
Host Per Fagereng interviews Mike Davis, author of Planet of Slums and In Praise of Barbarians. He discusses his latest article, "Living on the Ice Shelf, Humanity's Melt Down". Davis says, "Our world, our old world that we have inhabited for the last 12,000 years, has en... Read more

Dark Skies

Airs at: Wed, 06/25/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Radiozine
Bruce Silverman hosts another installment of his occasional Answers Series. He speaks with Chris Luginbuhl of the International Dark Sky Association, www.darksky.org.  Read more

Dr. Matthew Helmers on US Agriculture today

Airs at: Tue, 06/24/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Locus Focus
Host Barbara Bernstein talks about the recent severe weather and the impacts on Agriculture with Dr. Matthew Helmers, Assistant Professor at Iowa State's Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, and an expert in Agricultural and Water Resources. Read more