Agriculture

Measure to Ban Aerial Spraying Gets Support from Community Rights Group

Airs at: Thu, 03/30/2017 at 5:15pm - 5:30pm
Produced for Evening News
A ballot measure going before Lincoln County voters in the upcoming May election has attracted support and opposition from across the state and the country. Measure 21-177 aims to ban aerial pesticide spraying in the county and establish in the law a respect for community ... Read more

Opposition to Lincoln County Spray Ban Measure Gears Up

Airs at: Mon, 03/13/2017 at 5:15pm - 5:30pm
Produced for Evening News
The last several years have seen a number of contentious local ballot measures in Oregon’s rural counties, around the use of pesticides and genetically modified organisms.           Nearly all of these measures have inspired record-breaking campaign donations for county me... Read more

Cesar Chavez Day Special Programming

Airs at: Fri, 03/31/2017 at 5:00pm - 8:00pm
This Friday, 3/31, is the birthday and nationally-recognized holiday (since 2014) to acknowledge UFW founder and farm labor organizing champion, Cesar Chavez.   KBOO will be airing Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta speeches from our archives, and from those of sister statio... Read more

Growing Food...Empowering Communities...Changing Lives

Airs at: Thu, 03/23/2017 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Voices from the Edge
  Jo Ann Hardesty speaks to Barbara Bernstein, producer of the new documentary Gaining Ground. GAINING GROUND presents the personal stories of farmers and activists confronting the challenges of feeding their local communities sustainably grown food. The documentary inter... Read more

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