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Beaver Field Trip Along the North Fork Burnt River

Airs at: Mon, 08/23/2021 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
  This program was originally broadcast on July 19, 2021 Back in March we talked with Suzanne Fouty, a hydrologist who worked for Wallowa-Whitman National Forest in eastern Oregon as a water resource and soils specialist. One of her specialties is beaver and at that time s... Read more

Living with Mega Wildfire Realities

Airs at: Mon, 08/16/2021 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Now that we’re in the midst of another mega fire season, we’re still feeling the impacts of last year’s unprecedented season of fire intensity, the like of which we have rarely seen. How do we cope with this new reality of climate chaos-induced wild fires and have we learne... Read more

Thirty Years in the Streets of Portland! The Activist Photography of Bette Lee

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bette Lee Photo Giveaway!   If you’ve been to a protest during the past three decades, you’ve probably seen Bette Lee, the short, slight woman behind the camera, always in the thick of things, documenting the resistance that Portland is famous for. From the 1990 march to... Read more

Portland's Hottest Spots

Airs at: Mon, 08/09/2021 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
As the infamous Heat Dome peaked over Portland on June 28, Vivek Shandas, a professor at Portland State University, drove around the city using a thermal camera to measure the temperature in neighborhoods from the Pearl District to Gresham. He found that the hottest spot wa... Read more

Left and the Law: Climate Lawsuits

Airs at: Mon, 08/02/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
In their Left and the Law segment today, Jan Haaken and Mike Snedeker take up the recent wave of lawsuits filed by cities and states against the oil industry in the US based on the industry's damage to communities and covering up their own scientific data on the lethal thre... Read more

Oregon's Most Hopeful Legislative Session in Years

Airs at: Mon, 08/02/2021 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
On July 27, Governor  Kate Brown signed Oregon's 100 percent clean energy bill into law. This law requires Oregon energy companies to provide their customers with 100 percent clean electricity by 2040, an ambitious deadline matched only by the state of New York. This comes ... Read more

Time to Remove the Snake River Dams

Airs at: Mon, 07/26/2021 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Four hydropower dams, built between 1962 and 1975, have transformed the lower Snake River into slack water reservoirs, deadly to salmon and the 137 other species that are critical to the salmon food chain. After decades of debate and legal challenges over the need to remove... Read more

Billionaires in space while the world burns

Airs at: Wed, 07/21/2021 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Wednesday Talk Radio

Bootleg Fire Update in Lake County

Airs at: Thu, 07/15/2021 at 5:15pm
Produced for Evening News
  The Bootleg fire in southeastern Oregon continues to expand quickly. The fire is now burning in both Klamath and Lake Counties, and several hundred people have been evacuated. KBOO's Jenka Soderberg spoke with a community leader in Lake County Oregon for the latest deve... Read more

Wildfire season starts early, but individuals still have time to protect themselves and their homes

Airs at: Tue, 07/13/2021 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  Wildfire season in the Pacific Northwest is starting earlier than normal this year. Already, Oregon governor Kate Brown has declared a state of emergency related to wildfires. In southeastern Oregon, the Bootleg fire has spanned 300,000 acres, and fire crews estimate tha... Read more