Environment/Climate

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

The Gap: Billionaire Space Boys and Mental Health at the Olympics

Airs at: Fri, 07/30/2021 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for The Gap
  On this episode of the Gap, Tammy and Althea discuss the billionaire space race between Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson. Would you believe that the richest men in the world are a little tone deaf when it comes to the monetary and environmental cost of their frivolous ende... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for August 2, 2021

Airs at: Mon, 08/02/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Joe Clement hosts this episode and we hear: End Clean and Safe Bill Resnick talks with Kaitlyn Dey, a community organizer challenging the city's policies of sweeping, harassing and criminalizing the homeless, including the current campaign "End Clean and Save" that would... 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

Forest fires: myths, realities, politics and unknowns

Airs at: Wed, 07/28/2021 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Wednesday Talk Radio
  As this summer demonstrates, forest fires are burning earlier, hotter and much bigger.    yHost Paul Roland's guests are Matthew Koehler, longtime grassroots activist and currently Communications Manager with WildEarth Guardians and Chad Hanson, Director and Principal ... Read more

Union-busting at Voodoo Doughnuts

Airs at: Mon, 07/26/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
When the fatal heatwave hit Portland a month ago, workers at Voodoo Doughnuts walked off the job when indoor temperatures soared into the 90s with no effective air conditioning. Several were fired. Joe Clement talks with a Doughnut Workers United rank-and-file organizer abo... Read more

The Abuse of Outer Space

Airs at: Mon, 07/26/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bill Resnick interviews Bruce Gagnon, co-founder and coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, that seeks to protect space from the predators and militaries. They discuss the many abuses of outer space now taking place or planned: Abuse ... Read more

Mr. Jones's Neighborhood - Suzy Vitello and Cai Emmons

Airs at: Fri, 07/23/2021 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Just a few weeks ago, we experienced record high temperatures here in the Pacific Northwest, with the thermometer hitting an unprecedented 116 degrees in Portland. That’s very unusual for those of us living in this corner of the country. We’re used to warm, dry summers – a ... Read more

The Animal Beings

Airs at: Fri, 07/23/2021 at 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Produced for Squirrels Know
On this episode, we focus on the value of our fellow beings that inhabit our planet with us. With a heavy heart, filled with optimism and enthusiasm, but also pain and disappointment, we remind you that the global situation we are in is reaching emergency proportions, and ... 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