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Risk Bonds: So We Don't Pay for an Industrial Disaster

Airs at: Mon, 06/17/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
The gravest risk to Portland and much of Northwestern Oregon is posed by the enormous tank farms that line the North Reach of the Willamette River. These tanks hold 90% of the fossil fuel used in the entire state of Oregon as well as other hazardous substances. When a big e... Read more

The fight for the Postal Service, with Jamie Partridge

Airs at: Wed, 06/05/2024 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Wednesday Talk Radio
  The fight for the soul and the future of the US Postal Service has been simmering for some years now, but is starting to boil over with Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's 10-year plan, "Delivering for America."  The plan includes the consolidation of local mail processing ... Read more

The Mountain Valley Pipeline

Airs at: Mon, 06/10/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
According to the fossil fuel industry, the Mountain Valley Pipeline is recognized as a critical infrastructure project, essential for our nation’s energy security and energy reliability. But for communities from West Virginia to Southern Virginia this 300 mile-long pipeline... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for June 3, 2024

Airs at: Mon, 06/03/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Jon Nelson hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: The San Onofre Syndrome: The Nuclear Free Team of the Sierra Club Grassroots Network is offering a series of three films to watch online without charge, with the second of the films av... Read more

The Labor of Reproduction

Airs at: Mon, 06/03/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Jan Haaken talks with Premilla Nadasen about her new book, Care: The Highest State of Capitalism. Premilla Nadasen is professor of history at Barnard College and Columbia University. She has published extensively on the intersection of race, class and gender in reproductive... Read more

Natural Happiness

Airs at: Sun, 06/02/2024 at 8:30am - 9:00am
Produced for Pathways
Alan Heeks is a conservationist, social entrepreneur and author of Natural Happiness: Use Organic Gardening Skills to Cultivate Yourself. Alan runs workshops on developing personal resilience using organic gardening parallels to help people handle the stresses of modern lif... Read more

Rethinking and Reshaping Our Transportation System, with Rep. Khanh Pham

Airs at: Mon, 06/03/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Transportation generates the largest share of Oregon’s carbon emissions. It's one of the hardest sectors to decarbonize because it involves changing our daily lives. In order to achieve our climate goals, we need to not only drive less, but to act upon the realization that ... Read more

UC Academic Workers Strike Against Repression and For Palestine

Airs at: Mon, 05/27/2024 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Produced for Labor Radio
Sarah Mason and Jack Davies, members of UAW 4811 at the University of California, Santa Cruz, are on an unfair labor practices strike (with two more UC campuses set to go out next week), demanding the school administration cut ties to Apartheid Israel, drop charges and rein... Read more

Gaslight: The Fight to Stop the Atlantic Coast PIpeline

Airs at: Mon, 05/27/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
While Oregonians were fighting to stop the behemoth Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline and Jordan Cove LNG Terminal in Southern Oregon, communities in Virginia were facing a similar struggle to stop an even larger and longer pipeline that would have crossed the Blue Ridge Mount... Read more

Growth is not Sustainable

Airs at: Mon, 05/20/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Joe Clement brings us some history of Green movement, with a review of debates over how to address the contradiction between environmental survivability and capitalist economic growth.  In this archive segment,  he reads from  Black, White, and Green: Farmers Markets, Ra... Read more