Energy/Natural Resources

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Old Mole Variety Hour for September 27, 2021

Airs at: Mon, 09/27/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  To thank the generous supporters of community radio in Portland, the Old Mole Variety Hour is sponsoring gift prints of one of Bette Lee’s photos to 10 lucky listeners who contribute during KBOO’s 2021 fall membership drive. To view Bette’s photos and learn details about... Read more

Energy Crossroads

Airs at: Mon, 09/27/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bill Resnick interviews Al Weinrub in the first part of a two-part interview about options for the energy grid. In the first part today, Bill and Al compare decentralized local community energy with the Investor Owned Utility model on costs, reliability, and speed of instal... Read more

Methane Hazards

Airs at: Mon, 09/27/2021 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Northwest Natural Gas and other fracked gas utilities are spending massive amounts of money on a campaign to promote so-called natural gas as a sustainable and carbon-free fuel for the future. But a recent report, “Methane Gas: Health, Safety, and Decarbonization,” tells a ... Read more

Greg Palast on voting rights, Occupy, Afghanistan and Steve Donziger

Airs at: Wed, 09/22/2021 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Wednesday Talk Radio
    We are thrilled to have investigative reporter extraordinaire Greg Palast back on KBOO Talk Radio for yet another Membership Drive special!! Greg has helped us out almost too many times too count over the years, appearing on many different shows, but especially on Voi... Read more

Build Back Better

Airs at: Mon, 09/20/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bill Resnick speaks with Kirin Kennedy, the Deputy Director of Legislative and Administrative Advocacy at the Sierra Club. Bill and Kirin discuss Biden’s early environmental initiatives and budget proposals, including the $3.5 Trillion Build Back Better bill. Immediately fo... Read more

Power

Airs at: Mon, 09/20/2021 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Pollution, overconsumption, resource depletion, habitat destruction, overpopulation have all led to our current climate crisis. And power is at the core of the problems confronting humanity. How have human beings—one species among millions—become powerful enough to threaten... Read more

Farmworker Protection & Water Issues

Airs at: Wed, 09/15/2021 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
For International Day of Democracy, we hear from food system leaders about their work on policies to protect farmworker health, how the climate crisis is impacting water and farmers, and the rights of nature. This Food Show episode features: Ira Cuello-Martinez of Pine... Read more

Zenith Energy's Big Loss

Airs at: Mon, 09/13/2021 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
On August 27 the City of Portland put the brakes on Zenith Energy's oil-by-rail storage and transfer facility in NW Portland by denying a Land Use Compatibility Statement (LUCS) for the facility. After relentless pressure from Portland residents, community organizations, a... Read more

Oregon's Big Burn Anniversary

Airs at: Mon, 09/06/2021 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
This week is the first anniversary of Oregon's Big Burn. A year later the impacts of the wild fires that raged across Western Oregon on Labor Day last year are still very much with us. But the gravest impact of all is the U.S. Forest Service and the Oregon Department of Tra... Read more

Time to Stop Zenith

Airs at: Mon, 08/30/2021 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
  This program originally aired on June 21, 2021. There have been several new developments since the original broadcast of this show, but the biggest news is that on Friday, August 27, Portland City Council denied Zenith's Land Use Compatibility Statement, blocking Zenith'... Read more