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A Fair Farm Bill for All

Airs at: Mon, 11/27/2023 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
The United States’ food system has become a corporate-dominated marketplace, strangled by an elite few, that holds farmers and consumers hostage to greed. Currently Congress is negotiating the 19th Farm Bill which is an opportunity to pass a fair Farm Bill for all, after de... Read more

Threshold

Airs at: Sun, 11/26/2023 at 8:30am - 9:00am
Produced for Pathways
John Nelson is a visionary author and writer of the new novel, Threshold: A Crisis Ignites a Universal Awakening. He is an award-winning author, novelist, editor, and screenwriter with forty-five years of writing experience, his work spans non-fiction and fiction. John's bo... Read more

The Pacific Coast Temperate Rainforest and the Climate, with Paul Koberstein

Airs at: Wed, 11/15/2023 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Wednesday Talk Radio
  Today's guest, Paul Koberstein, co-founded Cascadia Times in 1995 and has been editor since its inception. A journalist for 40 years, Koberstein was a staff writer for The Oregonian and Willamette Week. He and Kathy Durbin were two of the first mainstream journalists to ... Read more

Will Oregon Become a Hub for So-called Renewable Fuel?

Airs at: Mon, 11/20/2023 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
At a critical bend in the Columbia River Estuary, a company called NEXT Renewable Fuels, Inc., is seeking to build a new, massive renewable diesel refinery. The proposed refinery at Port Westward would be one of the largest producers of renewable diesel on the West Coast. M... Read more

The Brave New World of Renewable Diesel

Airs at: Mon, 11/06/2023 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
There is no question that we need to cut our carbon emissions substantially and quickly in order to prevent our planet from becoming uninhabitable. While the move to electrify transportation is an obvious step toward decarbonization, the fossil fuel industry has other ideas... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for November 6, 2023

Airs at: Mon, 11/06/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Norm Diamond hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: Water Wars: Water wastage, access to water, and water packaging are key issues in world-wide struggles around equity and climate change. Laurie Mercier interviews Daniel Jaffee, prof... Read more

Water Wars

Airs at: Mon, 11/06/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Water wastage, access to water, and water packaging are key issues in world-wide struggles around equity and climate change. Laurie Mercier interviews Daniel Jaffee, professor at Portland State University, on his important new book, Unbottled: The Fight against Plastic Wate... Read more

The Latest Campaign to Stop Zenith Energy

Airs at: Mon, 10/30/2023 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Last spring Zenith Energy, the Houston-based fossil fuel company who has been operating a massive oil-by-rail operation in Portland Harbor, met secretly with staff from city commissioner Dan Ryan's and Carmen Rubio's offices, to hammer out a backroom deal that granted the c... Read more

Clatskanie Food Hub

Airs at: Mon, 11/13/2023 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
The Port of Columbia County, along the Columbia River northwest of Portland, has been trying to expand industrial development by rezoning valuable agricultural land for industrial use. But many farmers in the area have a different vision for the future of their community. ... Read more

The New Fish

Airs at: Mon, 10/23/2023 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
In the early 1970s, a group of scientists researched how to make more food for the growing population of the world and designed a new salmon that was fatter and faster growing. Thus the beginning of a new industry: salmon farming. The industry spread from coastal Norway to ... Read more