Environment/Climate

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Water Wars

Airs at: Mon, 11/06/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Water wastage, access to water, and water packaging are key issues in world-wide struggles around equity and climate change. Laurie Mercier interviews Daniel Jaffee, professor at Portland State University, on his important new book, Unbottled: The Fight against Plastic Wate... Read more

The Latest Campaign to Stop Zenith Energy

Airs at: Mon, 10/30/2023 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Last spring Zenith Energy, the Houston-based fossil fuel company who has been operating a massive oil-by-rail operation in Portland Harbor, met secretly with staff from city commissioner Dan Ryan's and Carmen Rubio's offices, to hammer out a backroom deal that granted the c... Read more

Clatskanie Food Hub

Airs at: Mon, 11/13/2023 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
The Port of Columbia County, along the Columbia River northwest of Portland, has been trying to expand industrial development by rezoning valuable agricultural land for industrial use. But many farmers in the area have a different vision for the future of their community. ... Read more

The New Fish

Airs at: Mon, 10/23/2023 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
In the early 1970s, a group of scientists researched how to make more food for the growing population of the world and designed a new salmon that was fatter and faster growing. Thus the beginning of a new industry: salmon farming. The industry spread from coastal Norway to ... Read more

Restoring Riparian Areas with ONDA

Airs at: Wed, 10/04/2023 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  Host Reed Johnson takes a trip to Beatty's Butte in Southeastern Oregon with the Oregon Natural Desert Association. He documents volunteers as they build streambed structures out of organic materials to build up the water table and counteract destruction done by cattle g... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for 10/16/23: Indigenous People's Day Special

Airs at: Mon, 10/16/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Lakota Cheyenne Mole Roben White hosts this all-Native Indigenous Peoples Day show, including:   Land-based Healing: Judy BlueHorse Skelton (Nez Perce/Cherokee), Assistant Professor at Portland State University (PSU) and Emma Johnson (Cowlitz), Senior Instructor at Portla... Read more

Jordan Fink of Build Soil on Strategies for Community Organizing

Airs at: Thu, 10/12/2023 at 8:00am - 9:00am
This is part 2 of our interview with Jordan Fink of Build Soil, where they're working to plant a new generation of chestnut trees in the Portland area and around the world, as a crucial piece of societal infrastructure against climate disaster in the (near) future. But to a... Read more

Art, Ecology, Poetry

Airs at: Mon, 10/16/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
A reading from CMarie Fuhrman, an author and poet whose work is rooted in the landscape of the West and includes the collection of poems, Camped Beneath the Dam, and two  anthologies, Cascadia Field Guide: Art, Ecology, and Poetry and Native Voices: Indigenous Poetry, Craft... Read more

Land-based Healing

Airs at: Mon, 10/16/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Judy BlueHorse Skelton (Nez Perce/Cherokee), Assistant Professor at Portland State University (PSU) and Emma Johnson (Cowlitz), Senior Instructor at Portland State University, both in the Indigenous Nations Studies Department discuss their collaborative work in Indigenous T... Read more

Hanford's Horrors

Airs at: Mon, 10/09/2023 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Before the Hanford Nuclear Reservation was created, since time immemorial this extraordinary bend in the Columbia River was a vital and sacred place to the Confederated Tribes and Bands of Yakama Nation, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, the Nez Pe... Read more