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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

Restoring Riparian Areas with ONDA

Airs at: Wed, 10/04/2023 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  Host Reed Johnson takes a trip to Beatty's Butte in Southeastern Oregon with the Oregon Natural Desert Association. He documents volunteers as they build streambed structures out of organic materials to build up the water table and counteract destruction done by cattle g... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for 10/16/23: Indigenous People's Day Special

Airs at: Mon, 10/16/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Lakota Cheyenne Mole Roben White hosts this all-Native Indigenous Peoples Day show, including:   Land-based Healing: Judy BlueHorse Skelton (Nez Perce/Cherokee), Assistant Professor at Portland State University (PSU) and Emma Johnson (Cowlitz), Senior Instructor at Portla... Read more

Jordan Fink of Build Soil on Strategies for Community Organizing

Airs at: Thu, 10/12/2023 at 8:00am - 9:00am
This is part 2 of our interview with Jordan Fink of Build Soil, where they're working to plant a new generation of chestnut trees in the Portland area and around the world, as a crucial piece of societal infrastructure against climate disaster in the (near) future. But to a... Read more

Hanford's Horrors

Airs at: Mon, 10/09/2023 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Before the Hanford Nuclear Reservation was created, since time immemorial this extraordinary bend in the Columbia River was a vital and sacred place to the Confederated Tribes and Bands of Yakama Nation, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, the Nez Pe... Read more

Our Shrinking Urban Canopy

Airs at: Mon, 10/02/2023 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
For years Portland has been renowned for its vast urban canopy but in recent years that canopy is shrinking. As the climate crisis tightens its noose around our communities, trees are one of the most important allies we have to stave off the worst impacts from a heating pla... Read more

Jordan Fink and Build Soil

Airs at: Thu, 09/21/2023 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Jordan and his organization Build Soil are organizing community-based climate resiliency agriculture projects. Connect with them at buildsoil.net. Read more

Portland City Council's Backroom Deal

Airs at: Mon, 09/25/2023 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
In late August 2021, after months of grassroots pressure, Portland City Council rejected Zenith Energy's Land Use Compatibility Statement (LUCS) that was required before the company could get a Clean Air permit from Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. Despite Zenith... Read more

Mobilization against APEC: looking back and moving forward

Airs at: Wed, 09/20/2023 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Wednesday Talk Radio
  Host Paul Roland welcomes three guests to look back at the mobilization against the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit held in Seattle in August: Katie Comfort,  US Coordinator of the International Women's Alliance; Johnny Olson member of Migrante Portland and re... Read more