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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

Healthcare Premiums up 35% July 1st

Airs at: Sun, 06/29/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Healthwatch
One year ago Regence Blue Cross raised rates by an average of 19%. This year's increase is a whopping 35% scheduled to take effect on July 1. Britta Duncan, co-chair of Jobs with Justice' Healthcare Committee and Secretary/Treasurer of ILWU Local 5 will join host Martha Odo... Read more

Low Score for Oregon Insurance Regulators

Airs at: Thu, 06/12/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
  The state of Oregon scored quite low, in a new survey of insurance regulators in every state.  The regulators answered fourteen questions about how individual health insurance policyholders are handled and protected. Today, since more people ... 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

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

Biodevastation & Food Special: Interview with Bill Freese of The Center for Food Safety

Airs at: Sun, 06/01/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Our Backyard
KBOO's Edison Carder interviews Bill Freese of The Center for Food Safety.  Bill is a science policy analyst. In his six years with the Safer Food - Safer Farms campaign at Friends of the Earth, he authored  numerous reports and comments to government agencies concerning th... Read more

Dr. Daphne Miller and The Jungle Effect

Airs at: Sun, 06/01/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Healthwatch
Host Dr. David Naimon (DrNaimon.com) invites guest Dr. Daphne Miller (DrDaphne.com) in to discuss her latest offering The Jungle Effect (Harper Collins). Find out what the healthiest diets from cultures around the world can do to help YOU live a happier, healthier life ri... Read more

Patenting the Climate Genes

Airs at: Tue, 05/27/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for People Rise Up
Hope Shand,  Research Director for the ETC Group and I discuss their new report describing efforts by the ag-biotech industry to patent 'climate-ready' genes which would theoretically allow our most common agricultural crops to continue thriving in the warm future confronting... Read more

Getting Medical Supplies to places with short supplies

Airs at: Mon, 05/26/2008 at 5:00pm
Bruce Silverman interviews Kathleen Hower, executive director of Global Links, about their work getting medical supplies to places where there are shortages. Read more

Gary Null and The Food Mood Connection: Nutritional and Environmental Approaches to Mental and Physical Health.

Airs at: Sun, 05/25/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Healthwatch
Host Dr. David Naimon (DrNaimon.com) talks with Gary Null (GaryNull.com), author of many books, including The Food Mood Connection (Seven Stories Press), Nutritional and Environmental Approaches to Mental Health and Physical Well-being. Read more