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Podcast: Talking Turkey, Paddling and Courtrooms

Nov. 16, 2012 | EarthFix
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  • The turkeys Kendra Kimbirauskas raises on her farm in Colton, Ore., are heritage breed and raised in a pasture where they can chase insects and roost in trees. In the podcast, Ashley Ahearn and Cassandra Profita talk sustainable Thanksgiving meals. credit: Courtesy of Kendra Kimbirauskas
The turkeys Kendra Kimbirauskas raises on her farm in Colton, Ore., are heritage breed and raised in a pasture where they can chase insects and roost in trees. In the podcast, Ashley Ahearn and Cassandra Profita talk sustainable Thanksgiving meals. | credit: Courtesy of Kendra Kimbirauskas | rollover image for more

Go behind the scenes on a first descent of the newly-undammed White Salmon River in Washington. Podcast host Ashley Ahearn talks with EarthFix’s Amelia Templeton about the challenges of recording audio and video while dropping sick rapids. Go-pros were harmed in the making of that story.

Also, in celebration of turkey day, we poke fun at Portlandia and their heritage hand-fed chickens (one of which was possibly named Colin) with our sustainability expert and Portland-based Ecotrope blogger, Cassandra Profita.



Podcast Extras

Cassandra has written a variety of blog posts about Thanksgiving on Ecotrope.

Video from Amelia Templeton’s reporting on the newly opened section of the White Salmon River after the removal of the Condit Dam. The camera was worn by intrepid paddler Christie G. Eastman.

This month, federal appeals court panel heard a challenge to Idaho’s roadless rule. Environmental groups argued the rule gives the Forest Service too much flexibility to build new roads.

Courtney Flatt has been following the case of Rancher Joe Lemire vs. the state of Washington: Can the Washington Department of Ecology make a rancher fence-in a stream that runs through his land?



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