Environment/Climate

Lithium Mining's Unforeseen Consequences

Airs at: Mon, 07/05/2021 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Lithium, the lightest metal on earth, is a key element in the effort to combat climate change. Since lithium ion batteries are far lighter than other batteries and hold a charge for much longer, they are an important component of solar and wind energy systems, storing energ... Read more

Spring Mix

Airs at: Mon, 05/10/2021 at 5:30am - 7:00am
Produced for Folk Espresso
Spring has brought us Mayday, Mothers Day, Pink Moon, blossoms, fern tips, and mushrooms as we shake off the grip of winter and tilt toward summer. Butterflies and a super Flower Moon are on their way. This episode of Folk Espresso is a spring mix of songs and tunes for the... Read more

Defund/Divest with 350pdx

Airs at: Mon, 05/03/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Laurie Mercier speaks with Sue Palmiter, who is co-leading the Defund/Divest team with 350PDX, about an upcoming Climate Justice Q&A with Oregon’s State Treasurer on Wednesday, May 5, 7:00 pm. The State Treasury invests $118 Billion, mostly PERS monies, with a portion of... Read more

Paul Fenn on Community Energy

Airs at: Mon, 05/03/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Bill Resnick talks to Paul Fenn who drafted the legislation now in effect in Massachusetts, Ohio, California, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Virginia. Collectively, they serve about 5% of Americans in over 1300 municipalities. These enactments authoriz... Read more

350 PDX plans Q&A to push State Treasurer to use power for climate action

Airs at: Tue, 05/04/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  Advocates pushing for governments to answer the call to address the impending climate crisis have taken multiple strategies. It’s not just a matter of legislation, it’s also a matter of funding, and one group has their eye towards the State Treasurer. Oregon State Treasu... Read more

Climate Resistance: Art, Action and Allyship

Airs at: Mon, 05/03/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Climate  Resistance: Art, Action and Allyship. Concluding our program today Denise Morris interviews Old Mole Jan Haaken, director of Necessity: Oil, Water and Climate Resistance, about a panel coming up on May 6th titled Climate  Resistance: Art, Action and Allyship. ... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour May 3rd 2021

Airs at: Mon, 05/03/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Tom Becker Hosts this Episode of the Old Mole which includes Paul Fenn on Community Energy. Bill Resnick talks to Paul Fenn who drafted the legislation now in effect in Massachusetts, Ohio, California, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Virginia. Collect... Read more

Finding the Mother Tree

Airs at: Mon, 05/03/2021 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Is it possible that trees are sentient beings, rather than simply the source of timber and pulp? For decades forest ecologist Suzanne Simard has been exploring the complicated, interdependent communities that are forests. She discovered that trees communicate their vitality... Read more

Youth climate organizers plan strike at ODOT over proposed Rose Quarter I-5 expansion project

Airs at: Tue, 04/27/2021 at 5:15pm
Produced for Evening News
  Youth from the Sunrise movement are planning a strike for transportation justice at the Oregon Department of Transportation on Wednesday, April 28th, related to the proposed Rose Quarter I-5 expansion. One organizer is Adah Crandall, a freshman at Grant High School. Cra... Read more

Buscando America on 04/27/21

Airs at: Tue, 04/27/2021 at 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Produced for Buscando America
En honor al cumpleaños de Coretta Scott King recordamos a lacantante, autora, activista, líder por los derechos civiles y esposa de Martin Luther King.  También celebramos el Día de la Visibilidad Lésbica con el lanzamiento de Un Beso en la Alameda, la nueva canción de Ren... Read more