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Drones over the Willamette

Airs at: Mon, 10/26/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Verizon is planning to build a drone testing facility along the Willamette River in North Portland. Until recently few people knew about this plan and it seems that Verizon hoped to get the project approved away from the public eye. However neighborhood activists got wind o... Read more

Hot Dams on the Columbia

Airs at: Mon, 10/12/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
  This program originally aired on August 24, 2020 Right now salmon are making the miraculous journey from the Pacific Ocean, up the Columbia, to the place each fish was born. All salmon ask for is a river with cool flowing water. But because of the stagnant reservoirs beh... Read more

The Thin Green Line is People

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Laurie Mercier speaks with fellow moles Desiree Hellegers and Roben White, co-creators of the new online resource and tool kit, "The Thin Green Line is People: Documenting Pacific Northwest Fossil Fuel Resistance". Forged out of a commitment to document the ongoing struggle... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for September 28, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 09/28/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Rise Up! Bill Resnick speaks with Whitney Maxey, a community organizer with Memphis For All. She also serves on the national executive committee of Liberation Road, a socialist organization working for radical social change. Bill and Whitney discuss her personal journey ... Read more

Kalama Methanol Another Time Around

Airs at: Mon, 09/28/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
For over five years the threat of being the site for the world’s largest methanol refinery has loomed over the small community of Kalama, Washington, 40 miles north of Portland. This month the Washington Department of Ecology released a new Draft Supplemental Environmental ... Read more

Links to Oregon Wildfire Resources

  The links below are for government and other sites that are being regularly updated about the wildfires in Oregon. General information: Hub for resources (https://wildfire.oregon.gov/ ) from Oregon State government, including: Fires and hotspots map on ArcGI... Read more

Oregon on Fire

Airs at: Mon, 09/21/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
All summer Trump has ranted about how Portland is being burned down by radical anarchist Antifa mobs. Of course Portland has not burned down, but as we speak, much of Oregon actually is on fire, wildfires inflamed by Trump’s flagrant disregard and denial of impending climat... Read more

Oregon Wildfires Update

Airs at: Mon, 09/14/2020 at 11:00am
Produced for Daily News Headlines
The Riverside Fire, which is the fire currently burning southeast of Estacada and east of Molalla. The northwest edge of the fire is about 30 miles southeast of Portland. It is at 135,000 acres at this point. There are now 385 personnel assigned to the fire, including dozen... Read more

Interview with Resident of Talent, OR about the Impact of the Almeda Fire

Airs at: Fri, 09/11/2020 at 5:30pm
Produced for Evening News
In the Rogue Valley in Southern Oregon, residents of the small towns of Phoenix and Talent are starting to pick up the pieces today after the devastating Almeda wildfire swept through the area two days ago. Six hundred homes were completely destroyed, and at least one perso... Read more

DNC and the Green New Deal

Airs at: Mon, 09/07/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bill Resnick interviews Marianne Lavelle, a journalist who has the national politics beat on the publication Inside Climate News, an important web source for those concerned with climate change and preventing climate cataclysm and mass death.  They discuss: (a) Democratic P... Read more