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Airs at: Mon, 08/17/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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Every Monday from 10:00am to 11:00am.


A weekly conversation about our place on the planet. Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein talks with local, regional and national experts, activists and policy makers about climate change, food policy, land use, salmon restoration, forest management and all the other things that matter in our environment.

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The Need to Stretch our Thinking in Time of Pandemic

Airs at: Mon, 06/01/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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The COVID-19 Pandemic is stretching the ways we need to think in so many ways, economically, socially, medically and spiritually. On this episode of Locus Focus we talk with Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow with the Post Carbon Institute, about how the coronavirus pandemic p... Read more

Jordan Cove LNG Pandemic Update

Airs at: Mon, 05/25/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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Since the COVID-19 Pandemic struck, there have been important developments in the fifteen year struggle to stop the Jordan Cove LNG Export Terminal and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline. When we last talked about this issue, the state of Oregon had just denied two critical per... Read more

Mt. St. Helens Eruption 40th Anniversary

Airs at: Mon, 05/18/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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This May 18 is the fortieth anniversary of Mt. St. Helens last major eruption, which blew 1,300 feet off the top of the mountain and created the largest landslide in recorded history. Exactly 40 years, one hour and 28 minutes ago from the start of this week's Locus Focus, M... Read more

Bringing the Earth into Balance in Times of Crisis

Airs at: Mon, 05/11/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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The COVID-19 pandemic is a brutal reminder of how out of balance our planet has become. Decades of explosive human population growth and an increasingly mobile population have put us in close contact, squeezed natural habitats, and forced wild animals to occupy cities or pe... Read more

For Now the Air is Cleaner

Airs at: Mon, 05/04/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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With the world's economy shut down as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the air is cleaner in normally polluted cities around the world. On this episode of Locus Focus we talk with atmospheric scientist Heather Price about the lessons we can glean from seeing air pollution... Read more

Trump's War on the Environment Using the Pandemic as Cover

Airs at: Mon, 04/27/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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While the world is focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, the nuclear and fossil fuel industries are keeping busy trying to slip through their latest devious plans. But activists are on to them, even from their socially distanced locations. On this episode of Locus Focus we talk... Read more

Earth Day Fifty Years Later - Rebroadcast

Airs at: Tue, 04/21/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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On April 22, 1970, millions of people around the world mobilized to celebrate the first Earth Day, helping to kickstart the modern environmental movement. On this episode of Locus Focus, we talk with Denis Hayes, who coordinated the first Earth Day – as once again, all arou... Read more

Earth Day Fifty Years Later

Airs at: Mon, 04/20/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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On April 22, 1970, millions of people around the world mobilized to celebrate the first Earth Day, helping to kickstart the modern environmental movement. On this episode of Locus Focus, we talk with Denis Hayes, who coordinated the first Earth Day – as once again, all arou... Read more

Policy Making in a Pandemic

Airs at: Mon, 04/13/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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Now that everyone on the planet is facing the all-consuming threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to seriously face not only the need to innovate our medical and social systems, but also how we make policy. If we can figure out how to swiftly limit the deadly virus’s spr... Read more

Promoting a Progressive Agenda for Oregon in the Face of a Pandemic

Airs at: Mon, 04/06/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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Just two months ago it looked like the Oregon Legislature was poised to pass a slew of civil rights, environmental and equity bills. But this agenda was blindsided, first by Republican legislators who once again fled the state to protest the cap and trade bill. Their move s... Read more