Locus Focus

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Airs at: Mon, 07/29/2019 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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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

Crude Bailout

Airs at: Mon, 07/15/2019 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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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 the Center for a Sustainable Economy, reveals that... Read more

Oil Train Response Bill Passes Oregon Senate (at last)

Airs at: Mon, 07/08/2019 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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On June 29, in 11th hour fashion, the Oregon Legislature approved a bill (HB 2209) with bipartisan support to better prepare Oregon to respond to oil spills from high-hazard trains that carry millions of gallons of crude oil through the state. HB 2209 will require railroads... Read more

Kalama Methanol: Perspective from the Puget Sound

Airs at: Mon, 07/01/2019 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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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 massive project, proposed by a Chinese-backed compa... Read more

Up With Riders!

Airs at: Mon, 06/24/2019 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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OPAL Enviromental Justice Oregon has a new campaign to stop fare hikes and win expansion of fareless, decriminalized public transportation. This campaign no longer accepts that transportation must be a private, for-profit system that excludes and criminalizes our communitie... Read more

Signal Fire

Airs at: Mon, 06/17/2019 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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The environmental movement needs art. And that's where Signal Fire comes. Signal Fire is an environmental justice and arts nonprofit based in Portland, OR. They connect artists and activists with our remaining wild places to build dynamic and responsive networks of land ste... Read more

Trump Threatens to Cut EPA Budget Once Again

Airs at: Mon, 06/10/2019 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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This program originally aired on May 20, 2019 President Donald Trump delivered his budget roadmap with a promise to balance the budget in 15 years, and once again, the Environmental Protection Agency found itself in the Trump administration’s crosshairs, with the White Hous... Read more

Juliana v. United States

Airs at: Mon, 06/03/2019 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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Juliana v. United States, a lawsuit brought by young plaintiffs between the ages of 11 and 23, asserts that the U.S. government, through its affirmative actions in creating a national energy system that causes climate change, is depriving them of their constitutional rights... Read more

Falter with Bill McKibben

Airs at: Mon, 05/27/2019 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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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 the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out? McKibben wa... Read more

Trump Threatens to Cut EPA Budget Once Again

Airs at: Mon, 05/20/2019 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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President Donald Trump delivered his budget roadmap with a promise to balance the budget in 15 years, and once again, the Environmental Protection Agency found itself in the Trump administration’s crosshairs, with the White House proposing to slash its budget by 31 percent.... Read more