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The World's Largest Methanol Refinery Update

Airs at: Mon, 12/03/2018 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
On November 13, a report  written by the company proposing the world’s largest fracked-gas-to-methanol refinery was released by the Port of Kalama and Cowlitz County, WA. The proposed fossil fuel refinery at the Port of Kalama in Southwest Washington is controversial becaus... Read more

Evening News on 11/27/18

Airs at: Tue, 11/27/2018 at 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News
PPS Sexual Conduct Rules The Portland Public School Board has released its new proposed policy on professional conduct, but not everyone is happy with it. The six page document is the result of a promise made by the School Board to adopt a policy of conduct after it was re... Read more

Taking Over PG&E

Airs at: Mon, 11/26/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Bill Resnick interviews Johanna Bozuwa, Research Associate at the Democracy Collaborative, about how public ownership of electric utilities can help avert climate catastrophe and promote energy democracy, and how the California wildfires and PG&E’s culpability have incre... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for November 26, 2018

Airs at: Mon, 11/26/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Laurie Mercier hosts this episode and we hear these segments:   Bill Resnick talks with Johanna Bozuma about making PG&E in CA a publically-owned and responsibly-run utility. Laurie talks with Margot Black of Portland Tenants’ United and with Mercy Strongheart with the... Read more

Election is Over, What's Next?

Airs at: Mon, 11/19/2018 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
After much anxiety, social justice and climate activists were mostly heartened by the mid-term election results. Now, what are the next steps we must take to ensure that a progressive agenda moves forward in Oregon and across the country? On this episode of Locus Focus we ... Read more

Portland Business Alliance vs. the Environment

Airs at: Mon, 11/12/2018 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Recently the Portland Business Alliance endorsed the massive Jordan Cove LNG export terminal proposed for Coos Bay. But this is not the first time this influential business organization, which claims a membership of 1,900, has advocated for positions that put our communitie... Read more

Portland Clean Energy Initiative

Airs at: Mon, 11/05/2018 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
The Portland Clean Energy Initiative (Measure 26-201) is an innovative Portland ballot measure that will create $30 million in funding for local clean energy projects, including but not limited to rooftop solar, energy efficiency housing upgrades, and community gardens. The... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for October 29, 2018

Airs at: Mon, 10/29/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Joe Clement hosts this episode, which includes: Steve Early on Police Reform: Bill Resnick talks with union activist Steve Early about reforming the police in Richmond, California. Hope, the Gender-variant Chicken: music from Bicycle Face's album, "Wonders of Female Stre... Read more

Evening News on 10/25/18

Airs at: Thu, 10/25/2018 at 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News
Governor Brown on Drilling After promising to do so earlier this week, Oregon Governor Kate Brown has issued an executive order blocking offshore oil drilling. Her order today directs state agencies to protect Oregon's coastal economy by preventing offshore oil and gas dri... Read more

No on 26-201 Campaign Accused of Misleading Business Owner

Airs at: Tue, 10/23/2018 at 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News
  Today, the political action committee opposing the Portland Clean Energy Initiative was accused of misleading a business owner into signing a statement of opposition to the initiative. KBOO's Sam Bouman has this report, including comment from Khanh Pham of the Asian Pac... Read more