Community Building

How Redlining Created Deadly Heat Islands

Airs at: Mon, 01/10/2022 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Human-caused climate change is creating heat waves of increasing intensity, duration and frequency, that disproportionately affect underserved communities of color. On this episode of Locus Focus we talk with Portland State University professor Vivek Shandas, about how "re... Read more

The Recovery Gym - serving people in recovery

Airs at: Sun, 12/12/2021 at 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Produced for Recovery Recap
In this month's episode myself and Sara have the honor of interviewing 2 leaders from The Recovery Gym.  Angela is the Outreach & Education Coordinator and Mike is the Run Leader.  Tune in to hear them both share their fitness story, recovery story and future goals.   More... Read more

The Columbia River Crossing Roars Back to Life

Airs at: Mon, 01/03/2022 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
In 2014 it was the Columbia River Crossing, a 16-lane bridge carrying Interstate 5 traffic across the Columbia River between Oregon and Washington. After 8 years and almost $200 million in studies, planning and acrimonious debate, the proposed project fell apart. But now it... Read more

The Gap: End of Year Clipdown!!!

Airs at: Fri, 12/24/2021 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for The Gap
  On this very special end-of-year episode of the Gap, Tammy and Althea reflect on some great moments from the show in the past year and hear some clips of our favorite caller interactions. It's been a wild ride, and we covered so much content! Thank you all so much for li... Read more

Reflections on a Trying Year

Airs at: Mon, 12/27/2021 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
A year ago, we let go of 2020 with the hopes for a much better 2021. And 2021 started out promising, for the first five days. Then came the Capitol Insurrection, the Republican surrender to total Trumpism, record-breaking weather disasters, disastrous fires and two new surg... Read more

Comics Journalism - The Art of the News

Airs at: Thu, 12/30/2021 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  The Art of the News is an exhibition of comics journalism hosted by the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in Eugene and curated by University of Oregon Professor Katherine Kelp-Stebbins.  The show features the work of a wide range of international artists and writers, from ... Read more

Port Westward: The Last Hope for a Methanol Refinery in the NW

Airs at: Mon, 12/20/2021 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Last June, the long embattled methanol refinery that was proposed for the Port of Kalama, Washington, was finally defeated. Northwest Innovation Works, the Chinese-backed company behind this project, originally proposed to build three of the world's largest methaol refineri... Read more

Neither Penalize Nor Pathologize

Airs at: Wed, 12/15/2021 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
On this edition of Century of Lies: Part two of a conversation with Shaun Shelly, the Policy, Advocacy and Human Rights Manager for People Who Use Drugs for the nonprofit organization TB HIV Care and chair of the South African Network of People Who Use Drugs. Read more

Kristen Radtke on American Loneliness

Airs at: Thu, 12/09/2021 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  Kristen Radtke is the author of two graphic non-fiction books: Imagine Wanting Only This and Seek You: A Journey Through American Loneliness. She’s also been the Art Director and Deputy Publisher at the magazine The Believer and a writer whose work has appeared in The Ne... Read more

Jordan Cove's Definitive Demise

Airs at: Mon, 12/13/2021 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
For the past 17 years, people across Southern Oregon have lived with the threat of the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal proposed for Coos Bay, and its companion Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline, a 36” pipeline that would have traversed 230 miles of Southern Oregon. On December... Read more