Environment/Climate

Earth Day Fifty Years Later

Airs at: Mon, 04/20/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
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

John Lively Interview

Produced for Between Us
John Lively is a democrat running for Oregon House District 15.  He talked with Don Merrill about how he has survived as a moderate in an atmosphere of rank partisanism, why he believes strongly in the healing power of holistic medicine and how he has special empathy for th... Read more

Pandemic opens up conversation about the Rights of Nature and protecting the environment

Airs at: Thu, 04/09/2020 at 5:30pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  The coronavirus pandemic has opened up different avenues of thinking, including about the environment. KBOO's Jenka Soderberg interviews a regional representative from the CELDF about how this pandemic has managed to open up the conversation about the Rights of Nature as... Read more

Alex Spenser Interview

Produced for Between Us
Alex Spenser is a democrat running for US House of Representatives District 2.  She talked with Don Merrill about how her former boss motivated her to take her place in the congressional race, how the rural - urban divide is a myth and why she believes the key to leadership... Read more

They Feed They Lion

Airs at: Mon, 04/13/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
In honor of National Poetry Month, Patricia Kullberg discusses the 1968 poem, “They Feed They Lion,” by former US Poet Laureate, Philip Levine and what the poem might mean for us today as we grapple with the devastation of climate change and pandemic disease. Aerial view o... Read more

Environmental Degradation and Covid 19

Airs at: Mon, 04/13/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bill Resnick continues the second of a two part interview with Dr. Michael Friedman, a microbiologiest who studies the relationship between environmental degradation and the emergence of human pathogens, like Covid 19. Deforestation for farmland, cleared by slash and burn,... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 13, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 04/13/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Laurie Mercier hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which will include: Covid 19 and Environmental Degradation: Bill Resnick continues the second of a two part interview with Dr. Michael Friedman, a microbiologiest who studies the relationship between environmental degradati... Read more

Calla Felicity Interview

Produced for Between Us
Calla Felicity is a running for Oregon's 1st House District seat.  She talked with Don Merrill about how shoveling sulphur opened her eyes to the plight of women in blue collar work, how she has reshaped the anger she felt in her teenage years into the steadfast determiniat... Read more

Presswatch on 04/09/20

Airs at: Thu, 04/09/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Presswatch

Policy Making in a Pandemic

Airs at: Mon, 04/13/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
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