Agriculture

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Transitions and Transformations: Conversations with Anthony Flaccavento and Deshna Ubeda

Airs at: Mon, 03/27/2017 at 12:00am
Produced for Progressive Spirit
The theme of this episode is transitions and transformations.  Here are two people who see changes on the ground and are helping direct them toward a more flourishing outcome. My first guest ever on this program, when it was called Religion For Life, is Anthony Flaccavento... Read more

Cacao and Fruit Tree Propagation

Airs at: Wed, 03/15/2017 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Food Show
Like many people, I have an obsession with chocolate. Recently, obsession has extended to the main ingredient in chocolate: cacao. This month, I have Sebastian Cisneros, owner of Cocanú, on the Food Show to talk about chocolate making and cacao. I'll also be featuring a sho... Read more

Lincoln County Aerial Spray Ban Measure on May Ballot

Airs at: Thu, 03/09/2017 at 5:00pm - 5:15pm
Produced for Evening News
A group in Lincoln County, Oregon, has put a measure on the May ballot that would ban aerial spraying of pesticides and herbicides. Lincoln County Community Rights wrote Measure 21-177, which also includes language reinforcing the rights of the community—that is, Lincoln Co... Read more

"ICE Out of Oregon" Rally

Airs at: Thu, 03/09/2017 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News
On Monday, March 6, people representing Portland’s and Woodburn’s immigrant communities rallied outside of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement building. KBOO Reporter Canaan Schlesinger has the story, with additional reporting by Pu Epstein.. Read more

Famine Looms in Parts of Africa and Yemen

Airs at: Mon, 02/27/2017 at 5:15pm - 5:30pm
Produced for Evening News
Famines are looming over several dry and war-torn areas in North Africa and the Middle East. The United Nations officially declared a famine in South Sudan last week, and is on the verge of declaring famines in Yemen, Somalia and northeastern Nigeria as well. While low rai... Read more

Farming that returns carbon to soil benefits climate, oceans, and oxygen levels

Airs at: Wed, 02/22/2017 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Recovery Zone
What does industrial agriculture have to do with the air that we breathe?  Plenty, according to author and environmentalist John Roulac. Stripping carbon from soil results in ocean acidification, which combined with runoff of aricultural pollutants, has contributed to a 40 ... Read more

THE NATURE FIX: WHY NATURE MAKES US HAPPIER, HEALTHIER, AND MORE CREATIVE

Airs at: Wed, 02/15/2017 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Wednesday Talk Radio
  On the final day of KBOO's Winter Membership Drive Paul Roland welcomes Florence Williams to the studio to discuss her new book The Nature Fix.   "For centuries, poets and philosophers extolled the benefits of a walk in the woods: Beethoven drew inspiration from rocks an... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour February 6th 2017

Airs at: Mon, 02/06/2017 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  ​Denise Morris Hosts this episode of the Old Mole which includes Host Denise Morris and with a preview of the 27th annual African Film Festival. She talks with committee member PC Peri. PC Peri is also a member of Flying Focus Video Collective. The Festival opened this... Read more

Growing Oregon's Marijuana Industry

Airs at: Sun, 02/05/2017 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
  This week we talk with Mary Lou Burton, founder and coordinator of the Cannabis Collaborative Conference, an event entering its third year that's coming up February 14-16 in Portland, Oregon. Read more

Fueling Destruction

Airs at: Mon, 01/30/2017 at 10:15am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Since 2005, when Congress passed a federal mandate to blend corn-based ethanol and other renewable fuels into conventional gasoline, the increased demand for corn – which has supplied nearly all of these mandated fuels to date – has resulted in a major transformation of the... Read more