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Portland State University celebrates Earth Day, April 22

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Portland State University celebrates Earth Day, April 22

(Portland, OR) April 12, 2011 -- Portland State University's (PSU) fourth annual Earth Day Festival, featuring food, music, and demonstrations of sustainable living, will be held Friday, April 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Park Blocks of the PSU campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Attracting native pollinators. Plus, plant of the month: Figs

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The Dirtbag
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Wed, 04/13/2011

Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert welcome Matthew Shepherd, Senior Conservation Associate with The Xerces Society (a nonprofit organization that protects wildlife through the conservation of invertabrates and their  habitat) to talk about their brand new book Attracting Native Pollinators. Plus the Plant-of-the-month: figs! And as always, a new Garden Stumper quiz, and answers to your questions.

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53:25 minutes (24.46 MB)

Portland Climate Action Now!

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 04/18/2011

In October 2009 the Portland city council adopted a climate action plan, setting in place the city’s ambitious sustainability roadmap to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by the year 2050. A year and a half later the city is putting the action plan to work with its Portland Climate Action Now! campaign. As daunting a challenge as climate change presents, the city is helping its residents understand how individual choices we make everyday can have a huge impact on our collective carbon emissions.

44:14 minutes (40.49 MB)

Locus Focus on 04/18/11

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 04/18/2011 - 10:10am - 11:00am
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Individual action that slows climate change

Portland Climate Action Now!

In October 2009 the Portland city council adopted a climate action plan, setting in place the city’s ambitious sustainability roadmap to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by the year 2050. A year and a half later the city is putting the action plan to work with its Portland Climate Action Now! campaign. As daunting a challenge as climate change presents, the city is helping its residents understand how individual choices we make everyday can have a huge impact on our collective carbon emissions.

No safe level of exposure: the battle to ban asbestos

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Radiozine
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Sun, 04/17/2011

Host Dan Johnson interviews Ann Samuelson, a former Clatsop County Commissioner, businesswoman and outspoken advocate in the pursuit of outlawing the use of asbestos in the United States and Linda Reinstein, co-founder of Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization

56:44 minutes (25.97 MB)

Radiozine on 04/15/11

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Radiozine
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Fri, 04/15/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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The battle against asbestos disease

Host Dan Johnson interviews Ann Samuelson, a former Clatsop County Commissioner, businesswoman and outspoken advocate in the pursuit of outlawing the use of asbestos in the United States and Linda Reinstein, co-founder of Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization.

Your calls will be welcome. Please join the conversation as we discuss this deadly and perverse disease.

The Assault on Labor and ALL of America's Working Class

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Tue, 04/12/2011

Hosted by Joe Uris and Abe Proctor

What if the labor movement never happened? What if we never gained weekends or sick leave? Or lunch hours, paid vacation, health insurance? The 40-hour work week? With hundreds of union-busting bills pending across the nation, Abe and Joe return to the ongoing assault on workers.

52:17 minutes (23.93 MB)

Death & Dying: Green Funeral Options in Oregon

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The Digital Divide
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Fri, 04/08/2011

Elizabeth Fournier, owner and mortician of Cornerstone Funeral Services joined us for a lively conversation on death, embalming, Formaldehyde and options for green burial in and around the Portland area.

19:17 minutes (13.24 MB)

The Dirtbag on 04/13/11

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The Dirtbag
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Wed, 04/13/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Matthew Shepherd talks pollinators. Plant of the month: figs.

Host Glen Andresen and guest Jim Gilbert welcome Matthew Shepherd, Senior Conservation Associate with The Xerces Society (a nonprofit organization that protects wildlife through the conservation of invertabrates and their  habitat) to talk about their brand new book Attracting Native Pollinators. Plus the Plant-of-the-month: figs! And as always, a new Garden Stumper quiz, and answers to your questions.

Listen. Laugh. Learn

Update on Nuclear Disaster in Japan with Nuclear Expert Arjun Makhijani

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 04/11/2011

Day-to-day coverage of the ongoing nuclear disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power complex has slipped from the headlines. But the severity of the nuclear crisis in the wake of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan continues to unfold. Right after the earthquake, nuclear expert Arjun Makhijani was on Locus Focus discussing the short term and long range impacts from the damage to the Japanese nuclear facilities. He focused in particular on the danger of spent fuel rod pools overheating, something no one was talking about at the time. Shortly afterwards, the coolant in several of the Fukushima spent fuel rod pools evaporated resulting in fires and radioactive releases.

38:11 minutes (34.95 MB)
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