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International Earth Protectors

Airs at: Sat, 04/22/2023 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  Interview with International Earth Protectors Earth Day Special Programming Only on KBOO 90.7FM Portland       Read more

Once A Braided River

Airs at: Sat, 04/22/2023 at 10:00am - 11:00am
  For thousands of years the north reach of the Willamette River, near its confluence with the Columbia, was a braided river of shallow channels and islands rich in biodiversity. That was until European settlers came to the Pacific Northwest and displaced the Indigenous pe... Read more

Portland's Green Reckoning

Airs at: Mon, 04/24/2023 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Portland prides itself on its green reputation, but it's becoming more and more apparent that we are facing a number of environmental contradictions and challenges that belie this reputation. According to Bob Sallinger, Urban Conservation Director for Willamette Riverkeeper... Read more

Portland's Fukushima

Airs at: Mon, 04/17/2023 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
  This program aired originally on March 13, 2023 Last month marked the 12th anniversary of the 2011 Sendai earthquake and tsunami. The tsunami caused the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. There were meltdowns of three of the Fukushima reactors, discharge of radioact... Read more

"Civilization" and its Future, Part 1

Airs at: Mon, 04/10/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bill Resnick talks to John Bellamy Foster about the future of the planet and what we call “civilization.”  They discuss several issues: the time remaining to reduce greenhouse gas concentrations and stop global roasting; the risks of thinking in terms of decades; and whethe... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 10, 2023

Airs at: Mon, 04/10/2023 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: The Hypocrisy of American Might: On the 20th anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq, and the 50-year commemoration of the pullout of the last American troops from Vietnam, the U... Read more

Indigenous Rights

Airs at: Mon, 04/10/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Desiree Hellegers and Julian Ankney talk about Washington State University's upcoming virtual conference on April 21st and 22nd exploring the intersections of Native Sovereignty, Decolonization, Divestment, Reparations, and Environmental Justice. The conference is free and ... Read more

The Biogas Boondoggle

Airs at: Mon, 04/10/2023 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Our planet continues to be saturated with toxic byproducts of the fossil fuel industry and corporate agriculture. And now these two industrial sectors are combining forces to appeal to a growing public demand for meaningful climate action. As the movements to decarbonize an... Read more

Eugene vs. NW Natural

Airs at: Mon, 04/03/2023 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
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 utility bills for households. This vote is a major victory ... Read more

A Forest Journey

Airs at: Mon, 03/27/2023 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
In his 1989 book A Forest Journey, John Perlin shows how an abundance (or scarcity) of wood has greatly shaped the culture, demographics, economy, politics, and technology of societies over the millennia. Until our dependence on fossil fuels, wood was the principal fuel and... Read more