Environment/Climate

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Environmental Justice Change-makers are making it happen: Interviews with Oregon non-profit leaders

Airs at: Mon, 04/22/2024 at 4:00pm - 5:30pm
  Earth Day 2024 special programming   ______ KBOO's Althea Billings catches up with the environmental justice change-makers in our community. She speaks with Audie Paulus and Tim Elder from Wild Salmon Center, Kristina Lefever from the Pollinator Project Rogue Valley, Ja... Read more

Glyphosate/Roundup on Trial: Unearthing Monsanto/Bayer's Secrets

Airs at: Mon, 04/22/2024 at 8:00am - 9:00am
  "Toxic Exposure: The Monsanto Roundup Trials, and the Search for Justice", reveals the dark side of the world's most widely used herbicide. Jessica Aldridge interviewed Dr. Chadi Nabhan in 2023, who offers his expert insights on the link between glyphosate and cancer, th... Read more

Earth Day and Labor

Airs at: Mon, 04/22/2024 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  Earth Day 2024 special programming   _____     Organized labor and environmental activism   _____   The theme reflects how organized labor has transitioned to reflect a common ground concept to ensuring strong labor standards while also exploring renewable energy projec... Read more

Zenith's Planned Expansion Brings New Threats

Airs at: Mon, 04/29/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
After promising to ditch crude oil, documents show that Zenith Energy intends to expand its Portland, OR, terminal while continuing to handle fossil fuels. The amount of liquid fuels passing through the terminal is projected to increase more than 2.5 times above 2022 levels... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 22, 2024

Airs at: Mon, 04/22/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
  Defending forests, obliterating dams, replanting watershed, and organizing against genocide (that is also ecocide): Frann Michel hosts this Earth Day episode, which includes these segments: Forest Defense In this Earth Day segment of "Field Notes,” Sophie Smith speaks w... Read more

CMarie Fuhrman: Hope in Your Hands

Airs at: Mon, 04/22/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Selections from CMarie Fuhrman's April 5, 2023 talk at the Washington State University Visiting Writers Series, about the hopefulness of obliterating dams and replanting forest on the South Fork of the Salmon River.  CMarie Fuhrman is an author and poet whose work is roo... Read more

Forest Defense

Airs at: Mon, 04/22/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  In this Earth Day segment of "Field Notes,” Sophie Smith speaks with Karen Coulter, director and co-founder of the Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project (BMBP). The discussion explores the critical ecological role of the mature and old growth forests on public lands to the... Read more

State of Oregon's Environment 2024 - Live Panel

Airs at: Mon, 04/22/2024 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
  On Monday April 22nd, we celebrated Earth Day, with a day full of special programming, in addition to a live panel, 2-4pm. Our small panel / roundtable was divided in five different areas: *Water *Forests *Global Warming *AI, Evolution, & the Environment *Native America... Read more

Drax and the Downside of Biomass

Airs at: Mon, 04/22/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Woody Biomass is being promoted as a carbon neutral climate solution. Proposals for industrial scale wood pellet projects are popping up in California and Washington State, that claim they will help to protect forests and benefit rural communities—as well as combat climate ... Read more

Tree Sitting in the Poor Windy Timber Sale

Airs at: Mon, 04/15/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
On April 1, forest defenders launched a tree sit to stop old growth logging on federal Bureau of Land Management land in Southern Oregon. They are opposing the Poor Windy timber sale, which targets thousands of acres of mature and old growth forest. The timber sale is just ... Read more