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Trees!!!! with Brenna Bell

Airs at: Mon, 10/16/2023 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Just as we are realizing how important trees are for climate resilience, carbon storage and mitigating heat islands, political leaders are proposing to do away with tree codes and other forest protections. On this episode of Locus Focus we talk with Brenna Bell, Forest Clim... Read more

Confronting divisions on the Left, with David Rovics

Airs at: Wed, 08/23/2023 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Wednesday Talk Radio
  Host Paul Roland returns after a three-week hiatus. Today he welcomes as guest David Rovics, who has been writing and performing politically charged music for decades, and has increasingly turned to writing about critical social and political issues, including those prev... Read more

Cracked: The Future of Dams in a Hot, Chaotic World

Airs at: Mon, 08/14/2023 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
  This Program Originally Aired on June 26, 2023 Throughout history, mankind has dammed rivers at the cost of wild fish, Indigenous peoples, forested land, and healthy watersheds. Adding to the havoc of today’s climate-change-induced weather extremes and water shortages, ... Read more

The Hottest Places in Portland

Airs at: Mon, 08/21/2023 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
  This program originally aired on July 10. 2023 On June 28, 2021, Portland State Geography Professor Vivek Shandas drove around Portland on this hottest day ever recorded in the city, measuring the temperatures of the pavement in various neighborhoods around town. And wha... Read more

UPS Teamster Tentative Agreement - Will Members Vote Yes?

Airs at: Mon, 07/31/2023 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Produced for Labor Radio
Kier Anderson, UPS part-time package handler, and Brandon Findley, UPS driver, discuss the new tentative labor agrement between the Teamsters union and United Parcel Service.  With three weeks to vote, UPS workers are debating whether to accept the agreement or vote no and ... Read more

Resistance to APEC Ministerial Meeting in Seattle, July 29 to August 21

Airs at: Wed, 07/19/2023 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Wednesday Talk Radio
  The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, a regional economic forum established in 1989, with 21 member "economies," including the US, Japan, China, Australia, Indonesia, and Thailand, will be holding their third Senior Officials' Meeting in Seattle from late July through m... Read more

The Hottest Places in Portland

Airs at: Mon, 07/10/2023 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
On June 28, 2021, Portland State Geography Professor Vivek Shandas drove around Portland on this hottest day ever recorded in the city, measuring the temperatures of the pavement in various neighborhoods around town. And what he found was a dramatic discrepancy between the ... Read more

Student Debt

Airs at: Mon, 07/03/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
"My Imaginary Commencement Address at Milgram State University on the Topic of Student Debt."  Desiree Hellegers reads an excerpt from her recent commentary in Counterpunch magazine, arguing for comprehensive student debt cancellation. Photo by WSUV alum Ellah Allman. Read more

Eugene vs. NW Natural Encore

Airs at: Mon, 07/03/2023 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
    This program aired originally on April 3, 2023 On February 7, the Eugene City Council voted to phase out fossil fuels like gas in new homes and buildings, the first city in Oregon to take this step that will cut climate pollution, improve air quality, and lower utilit... Read more

Providence Nurses on Strike !

Airs at: Mon, 06/26/2023 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Produced for Labor Radio
Nurses and Clinicians at Providence Portland Medical Center, Providence Home Health and Hospice and Providence Seaside Hospital went on strike for five days, beginning Monday. June 19th.  At a kick-off march and rally with over a thousand healthcare workers and their allies... Read more