Environment/Climate

The Secret Police are Gone but the Teargas Hasn't Settled

Airs at: Mon, 08/10/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
For nearly a month, federal troops dowsed Portland protesters with CS tear gas, a chemical weapon banned in war. Now its residues still cling to the trees and grass in Lownsdale Square and Chapman Park and may be making its way into Portland’s storm water system. Yet no one... Read more

Climate Woke

Airs at: Mon, 08/03/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Jan Haaken interviews Layel Camargo an indigenous descendant of the Yaqui and Mayo tribes from the Sonoran Desert. Layel Camargo is a transgender & gender non conforming person who has been involved with performance art in both theater and video since 2008,. Their recent ef... Read more

Sam Robinson Tells the Story of the Chinook People

Airs at: Mon, 08/03/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
In mid July I went out to Chinook Point on the Washington side of the Columbia River near its mouth, to talk with Sam Robinson, a longtime Lower Chinook Tribal Council member. He told about the history of his people and the land they know better than any of us whose ancesto... Read more

July 31- Webinar- The Long and Twisted Tale of Jordan Cove LNG

Produced for Locus Focus
The Salem Progressive Film Series in collaboration with KBOO Community Radio and the Media Project, is presenting The Long and Twisted Tale of Jordan Cove LNG, a slideshow that accompanies Part Two of Barbara Bernstein's "Holding the Thin Green Line” radio documentary serie... Read more

Making Polluters Pay for Clean Up

Airs at: Mon, 07/27/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
The fossil fuel industry is a very risky business, and often these risks materialize. Think of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill, the 2016 oil train derailment in Mosier, Oregon, and the 2017 gas pipeline explosion in Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood. It might seem logical th... Read more

The Long & Twisted Tale of Jordan Cove LNG Revisited

Airs at: Mon, 07/20/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Last fall we aired Holding the Thin Green Line, a two part radio documentary about the increasing pressure on the Pacific Northwest to become an export hub for the fossil fuel industry - and the thin green line of resistance that is standing in the way of this development. ... Read more

Fire Season in the time of COVID-19

Airs at: Mon, 07/13/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
In a time of global pandemic, this summer's fire season - which is nearly upon us - poses new dire threats. Federal and state agencies have resurrected the obsolete policy of aggressively attacking all wildfires in all places in order to limit wildfire smoke. This fire poli... Read more

DAPL loses in court;Trump invades Black Hills, D.C. football team likely to change name, and more! With co-host Jacqueline Keeler

Airs at: Wed, 07/08/2020 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Wednesday Talk Radio
    Second Wednesday co-host Jacqueline Keeler joins regular host Paul Roland for a look at the whirlwind of recent events affecting Native Americans and beyond. Read more

Oil and LNG Trains on the Rise?

Airs at: Mon, 07/06/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
While the Pacific Northwest and the rest of the world is wracked by the COVID-19 pandemic, another kind of pandemic threatens our region - an increasing number of oil trains, each loaded with 3 million gallons of crude oil, traveling down the Columbia River and through Port... Read more

Evening News on 06/24/20

Airs at: Wed, 06/24/2020 at 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News
On this edition of the KBOO Evening News: MAX killer Jeremy Christian is sentenced to life imprisonment; The Oregon State Legislature convenes for a special legislative session; And in national news, three men have been indicted in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery.   Read more