Energy/Natural Resources

Robert Husseman Interview

Produced for Between Us
Robert Husseman is a democrat who is running for the Oregon House seat in the 21st District.  He talked with Don Merrill about why a cash for clunkers program he'll propose could possibly be scaled up from electric bikes to include electric cars, why he as a former journali... Read more

Light My Fire?

Airs at: Mon, 03/28/2022 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
The latest climate projections are increasingly dire as the world climate clock now has only 7 years to reverse course. Increasingly large and intense wildfires are one of the major changes we are seeing as climate change accelerates. Megadroughts are also increasing which ... Read more

Amber Richardson Interview

Produced for Between Us
  DISCLAIMER:  Ben Morris, who is the Communications Director at the Oregon Secretary of State contacted KBOO on 4/20 with the following corrections regarding answers given by Amber Richardson in her 3/16/22 interview with Don Merrill.  Mr. Morris' comments are posted her... Read more

NATO, the Cold War and the roots of the war on Ukraine

Airs at: Wed, 03/16/2022 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Wednesday Talk Radio
  Guest Ron Jacobs is the author of Daydream Sunset: Sixties Counterculture in the Seventies published by CounterPunch Books. His latest offering is a pamphlet titled Capitalism: Is the Problem.  He lives in Vermont. He can be reached at: ronj1955@gmail.com   https://www... Read more

Farrah Chaichi Interview

Produced for Between Us
Farrah Chaichi is a democrat running for the Oregon House in the 35th District.  She talked with Don Merrill about how training in political science and criminal justice lead to social activism, why the housing market is difficult even for someone like her who is plugged in... Read more

Healing Grounds

Airs at: Mon, 03/21/2022 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
The regenerative farming movement has mostly centered around restoring soil and ecosystem health and leaving our land, waters, and climate in better shape for future generations. But regenerative farming also requires reckoning with our nation’s agricultural history that is... Read more

Kathleen Harder Interview

Produced for Between Us
Kathleen Harder is a democrat who is running for Oregon's new 6th US House District.  She talked with Don Merrill about how her medical experience will help bring more practical approaches to the Congress, how her educational experience will bring more attention to Oregon's... Read more

Labor and the Environment

Airs at: Mon, 03/14/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
On Sunday, March 20th, the locally produced documentary, "Necessity: Climate Justice & the Thin Green Line" will have its theatrical premiere at Kiggins Theatre in downtown Vancouver, Washington. This is the second film in a two-part series on climate activism directed by J... Read more

Not Another Fracked Gas Pipeline Expansion!

Airs at: Mon, 03/14/2022 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
The Pacific Northwest has fought off two methanol refineries in Washington and an LNG Export terminal and pipeline in Coos Bay, but the fracked gas industry still has this region in its crosshairs. TC Energy is full steam ahead with plans to expand its Gas Transmission Nort... Read more

Gas prices at near record highs in Portland

Airs at: Mon, 03/07/2022 at 5:00pm
Produced for Daily News Headlines
  Gas prices in the Portland area are at near record highs and are expected to keep climbing due to the Russian invasion of ukraine. According to AAA Oregon/Idaho, last week the Oregon average price for regular gas rose $0.05 from $3.98 to $4.03/gallon. Russia is one of t... Read more