Locus Focus

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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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Bomb Trains

Airs at: Mon, 09/16/2019 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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On July 6, 2013, a train hauling crude oil from North Dakota's Bakken region derailed in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, resulting in fires and explosions that killed 47 people and wiped out a large part of the small Canadian town's center. In the six months following the deadly disa... Read more

Surveillance on the Pipeline

Airs at: Mon, 09/09/2019 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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A few weeks ago the Guardian broke a chilling story: "Law enforcement groups, including the FBI, have been monitoring opponents of a natural gas infrastructure project in Oregon and circulated intelligence to an email list that included a Republican-aligned anti-environment... Read more

Freedom Gas

Airs at: Mon, 09/02/2019 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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Last week, the people of Tacoma received a glossy mailer from Puget Sound Energy touting their proposed Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) facility that has been nearly completed without the proper permits. In the mailer, residents were told: "LNG is cleaner. Tacoma LNG will reduce g... Read more

JORDAN COVE Preview

Airs at: Mon, 08/26/2019 at 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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For fifteen years people across Southern Oregon have been fighting a proposed Liquid Natural Gas terminal in Coos Bay and its companion 36" pipeline that would transport fracked gas across four counties in Southern Oregon. JORDAN COVE is a new documentary that depicts this ... Read more

Kalama Methanol: Perspective from the Puget Sound

Airs at: Mon, 08/26/2019 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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  This program aired originally on July 1, 2019 For nearly five years the community of Kalama has been fighting the world's largest methanol refinery proposed for the Port of Kalama. Until recently the community felt isolated and invisible as they struggled to stop this ma... Read more

Portland City Council Community Forum on Zenith Energy

Airs at: Mon, 08/19/2019 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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A few months ago, the Portland community woke up to learn that there was a secret plan to turn our city into a hub for exporting tar sands crude oil. A Texas company, Zenith Energy, bought a moribund asphalt terminal at the Port of Portland and was surreptitiously expanding... Read more

Crude Bailout

Airs at: Mon, 08/12/2019 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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  This program aired originally on July 15, 2019 Have you wondered how Zenith Energy got a foothold in Portland to expand a moribund asphalt terminal into the largest tar sands export terminal on the West Coast? An investigative report, to be released on July 15, 2019, by ... Read more

Falter with Bill McKibben

Airs at: Mon, 08/05/2019 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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  This program aired originally on May 27, 2019 Thirty years ago Bill McKibben offered one of the earliest warnings about climate change in his groundbreaking book The End of Nature, which was the first book to alert us to global warming. In his latest book FALTER: Has th... Read more

Six New Wolf Pups on Mt. Hood

Airs at: Mon, 07/29/2019 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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Six pups were born this year to Oregon’s White River wolf pack. A video of the two-to-three-month-old wolf pups howling back and forth with their parents was captured on a trail camera by the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, whose reservation is within the pack’s home t... Read more

Saving Moreland Woods

Airs at: Mon, 07/22/2019 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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Neighbors in the Sellwood-Moreland neighborhood have been trying to save a little piece of wooded property adjacent to the Wilhelm Memorial near SE Bybee and 14th. For many decades this property, formerly Portland Memorial, was a cornerstone of the neighborhood. Perched on ... Read more