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State of Oregon's Environment 2024 - Live Panel

Airs at: Mon, 04/22/2024 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
  On Monday April 22nd, we will be celebrating Earth Day, with a day full of special programming, in addition to a live panel, 2-4pm. Our small panel / roundtable will be divided in five different areas: *Water *Forests *Global Warming *AI, Evolution, & the Environment *N... Read more

Earth Day Special Programming

  On Monday, April 22nd, KBOO Community Radio celebrates Earth Day with special programming devoted to everything Mother Earth, ecological justice, environmental awareness, climate activism and animal rights advocacy. Either poetic and imaginative, or highly researched and... Read more

Zenith's Planned Expansion Brings New Threats

Airs at: Mon, 04/29/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
After promising to ditch crude oil, documents show that Zenith Energy intends to expand its Portland, OR, terminal while continuing to handle fossil fuels. The amount of liquid fuels passing through the terminal is projected to increase more than 2.5 times above 2022 levels... Read more

Drax and the Downside of Biomass

Airs at: Mon, 04/22/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Woody Biomass is being promoted as a carbon neutral climate solution. Proposals for industrial scale wood pellet projects are popping up in California and Washington State, that claim they will help to protect forests and benefit rural communities—as well as combat climate ... Read more

Tree Sitting in the Poor Windy Timber Sale

Airs at: Mon, 04/15/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
On April 1, forest defenders launched a tree sit to stop old growth logging on federal Bureau of Land Management land in Southern Oregon. They are opposing the Poor Windy timber sale, which targets thousands of acres of mature and old growth forest. The timber sale is just ... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 8, 2024

Airs at: Mon, 04/08/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Patricia Kullberg hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: Libraries – Grammar Schools for the Commons: Joe Clement shares commentary and news on the political significance of libraries, examining the material context of social attacks ... Read more

At the Intersections of Extraction, Militarism and Climate Collapse

Airs at: Mon, 04/08/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Desiree Hellegers and Julian Ankney, Nimiipuu director of Native Programs at Washington State University Vancouver talk about WSU’s 5th annual SJCon social justice conference coming up on April 19 and 20, which is virtual, free, and open to the public. This year is focused ... Read more

Libraries as Grammar Schools of the Commons

Airs at: Mon, 04/08/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Joe Clement shares commentary and news on the political significance of libraries, examining the material context of social attacks on them and the utopian potential of their sharing ethos.  We hear audio from Mariame Kabe on the podcast Death Panel speaking to how librarie... Read more

Activists again take to the trees to stop forest destruction in southern Oregon

Airs at: Wed, 04/03/2024 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Wednesday Talk Radio
    From a press release on Monday, April 1: This morning, community activists set up a tree sit occupation in old growth trees slated to be logged outside of Wolf Creek in Southern Oregon, protesting the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Poor Windy project and, mo... Read more

International Uranium Film Festival

Airs at: Mon, 04/08/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
In its 13th year, the International Uranium Film Festival (IUFF), which is based in Rio de Janeiro Brazil, comes to Portland as part of its multi-city US tour.  From Hiroshima, the Manhattan Project, Fukushima and everything in between, where Oppenheimer dared not go, these... Read more