Monday, September 22, 2008

Art at the Dump

Aired on National Public Radio's All Things Considered on Monday, September 22, 2008.

San Francisco recycles or diverts 69 percent of its trash, but sends 1,800 tons of garbage to the landfill each day. One way the city makes a dent in its landfill load is through an unusual program — sponsoring artists who turn garbage into art.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Ft. Bragg Mill Site Cleanup

Aired on KQED's The California Report Magazine on Friday, September 5, 2008.

For almost 120 years, the coastal town of Fort Bragg in Mendocino County was home to one of the country’s largest redwood mills. When it closed in 2002, the town began to dream about its future with 3 ½ miles of rocky coastline no longer an industrial site. But the land is contaminated with dioxin and other pollutants. Last week, Fort Bragg’s city council approved an unusual plan to deal with the problem.