Conoce tu Columbia

Ubaldo Hernández

Conoce tu Columbia is a bilingual – English and Spanish – podcast, produced by Columbia Riverkeeper. Featuring the voice of Oregon activist and host, Ubaldo Hernandez, the show explores the intersection of social and environmental justice, public health, and clean water. Through inspiring interviews, music, and commentary, the program shares stories of people who protect our health and water from pollution.

Columbia Riverkeeper, located in Hood River and Portland, Oregon, protects and restores the water quality of the Columbia River and all life connected to it, from the headwaters to the Pacific Ocean.

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Listen to a conversation With Lorri Epstein Water Quality Director at Columbia Riverkeeper. We talk about water quality in the Columbia River, the App Swim Guide and the importance of maintaining a healthy riparian zone.

23 sep.

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Listen to a conversation with Laura Shira from Yakama Nation, we talk about Bradford Island Contamination levels and why is important for this area to be classified a Superfund site.

5 ago.

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Escucha esta conversación con nuestra compañera en la comunidad Lety Valle en la cual hablamos de la importancia de participar en la vida cívica de nuestras comunidades en el Columbia Gorge.

28 abr.

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Escucha nuestra conversación con Dominica Navarro de NW Alternative to Pesticides. Y lo que ellas están haciendo para ayudar a nuestras comunidades a alejarse del uso de los pesticidas.

22 mar.

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Escucha nuestra conversación con las compañeras de Beyond Toxics y aprenda del impacto tóxico que estos producen en nuestras comunidades.

22 mar.

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Escúchanos en una reseña de lo que paso en nuestro país durante el 2020 y como estos hechos influyeron en nuestras comunidades. También, empezamos el Nuevo Año 2021 con Poesía. Escúchanos para que te enteres de la conversación

27 ene.

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Escuche nuestra conversación con Valentín Sánchez del Oregon Law Center. Hablamos de los derechos que tienen los trabajadores y donde pueden recurrir si necesitan ayuda.

sep. de 2020

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Escucha la conversación de Carlos Marroquín y Ubaldo Hernández acerca de la importancia de hacerse contar en el censo y de como las granjas industriales afectan la salud, el medioambiente y la economía en las comunidades donde se instalan.

sep. de 2020

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Listen to a conversation with Stand up to Factory Farms Coalition community organizer Emma Newton. We talk about the negative impacts Mega dairies have in our rural communities and how to participate to protect our families and community from mega dairies devastating effects to our environment

ago. de 2020

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Listen to a conversation with Dominica Navarro de Northwest Center Alternative to pesticides.

ago. de 2020

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Listen to a conversation with Dan Serres Conservation Director at Columbia Riverkeeper. This time we had a conversation about the illegal dumping of radioactive material in Arlington Oregon produced from fracking in North Dakota.

ago. de 2020

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Listen to a conversation, with updates in what is happening in Hanford with Simon Anter Staff Attorney at Columbia Columbiariverkeeper

ago. de 2020

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Conoce Tu Columbia I can't Breath by Ubaldo Hernández

jun. de 2020

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Listen to a conversation with Ana Elisa Wilson community organizer with Oregon Rural Action. Hablamos sober el día Internacional de la Madre Tierra el cambio climatico Bradford una isla que esta altamente contaminada con PCB's y el impacto negativo que las granjas industriales causan en nuestras comunidades.

abr. de 2020

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Listen to a conversation with Latinos Latinas community leaders from Oregon y Washington. How COVID-19 is affecting our immigrant communities and what are we doing to overcome it adversities caused by the virus

abr. de 2020

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Listen to Conoce tu Columbia, a conversation with Latino/Latinx leaders from Oregon and Washington, talking about the challenges our communities are facing on times of the COVID-19 crisis.

mar. de 2020

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Listen to a conversation with Tarah Heinzen Senior Staff Attorney at Food and Water Watch about mega-farms, the impact it creates in our communities, and how we can participate in protecting our communities against these practices.

feb. de 2020

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Join us for a conversation with Tomás Bartolo, Community and Environmental advocate, from Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN).

feb. de 2020

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Conoce Tu Columbia Podcast Lauren Goldberg Bradford Island Radio Tonalli Show At KBOO Radio by Ubaldo Hernández

ene. de 2020

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Listen to a conversation with our new community, Organizer Kate Murphy, about fossil fuel transportation, tar sands, fracked gas, the impact they create in our communities, and why it is essential to participate in protecting our natural resources in our community.

dic. de 2019

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Listen to our conversation with Marla Harvey, Energy Coordinator at Mid–Columbia Economic Development District and Eva DeCesaro, Electric Transportation Program Manager, Pacific Power.

nov. de 2019

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Escucha nuestra conversación con la Doctora Marta Yera Cronin Presidente de el Columbia Gorge Community College, aprendamos de como llegó a la posición que ahora representa y sus planes para el futuro de el Colegio y su envolvimiento con la comunidad latina en el área con oportunidades para la educación.

sep. de 2019

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Listen to our conversation with Community leaders from the Yakima area. Jean Mendoza and Francisco Maltos share their experiences working to engage the Latino community in the environmental movement and their work with Friends of Toppenish Creek, an environmental group fighting the mega farm industry.

sep. de 2019

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Conoce Tu Columbia: Fishing with Rebeccah Winnier and Standing with Immigrant Communities. Hear about fishing culture in the Native community and Rebeccah’s family experience as a fisherman. In addition, a discussion about how social injustice and environmental injustice go hand in hand with respect to the El Paso Texas incident and how this is affecting our local communities and the whole country.

ago. de 2019

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¡Bradford y Hanford, un peligro para nuestras comunidades! escucha el programa para enterarte el porque nuestras comunidades estan en riesgo por la contaminacion que contienen estas areas. https://www.columbiariverkeeper.org/en-espanol/limpien-la-isla-de-bradford

jul. de 2019

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Simone Anter serves as an associate attorney for Columbia Riverkeeper, where she works with the Yakama Nation to support increased public engagement in Hanford Nuclear Site and Bradford Island cleanup sites. Her work also focuses on lending legal support to other Riverkeeper campaigns and Clean Water Act enforcement actions. Simone received her B.A. from the University of Oregon, where she double majored in Philosophy and Sociology, with a focus on the environment and people. In 2017, she earned her J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, where she earned a specialization in Critical Race Studies with a focus on tribal and federal Indian law and indigenous human rights. Simone is a descendant of the Pascua Yaqui and Jicarilla Apache and was an active member of UCLA Law’s Native American Law Student Association (NALSA) chapter. During law school Simone served as Editor-in-Chief of the Indigenous Peoples’ Journal of Law, Culture & Resistance and participated in the National Environmental Law Moot Court competition. Prior to joining Riverkeeper’s team, Simone was an extern at the Tribal Law and Policy Institute where she contributed to legal publications and policy letters. In addition, Simone clerked for the Honorable Allie Greenleaf Maldonado in the Tribal Court of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians in Petoskey, Michigan. In her free time, Simone enjoys snowboarding at Mt. Hood, hiking and paddle boarding in the Columbia Gorge, and spending time with her family, friends, and dog.

may. de 2019

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Ubaldo works as a Community Organizer, conducting community outreach on clean water while promoting equity, inclusion, and diversity. Ubaldo has been an active member in the Latino community in the Columbia Gorge, participating in projects that promote awareness on issues that are relevant to Latinos in Oregon and Washington. In the last fifteen years, he has dedicated his free time to launch and participate in multiple projects benefiting the Latino community, including the local community radio station Radio Tierra. In his free time, he enjoys mountain biking, fishing, and hiking in the Columbia Gorge. https://www.columbiariverkeeper.org/en-espanol

mar. de 2019

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Dan works to engage diverse communities along the Columbia. In 2005, he started with Columbia Riverkeeper as the lead organizer in our successful campaign to protect the Columbia River Estuary, forests, and farmland from the Bradwood Landing and Oregon LNG Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) proposals and their related pipelines. Since 2009, he has filled the role of Conservation Director where his work has broadened to protecting the Columbia River from a barrage of dirty fossil fuel export proposals including LNG export terminals, coal export terminals, oil-by-rail facilities, and power plants. Dan is also a member of the Hanford Advisory Board, where he speaks up as a public voice demanding faster and more robust cleanup of North America’s most contaminated nuclear site. He is a fourth-generation Oregonian, born and raised outside of Oregon City. Dan’s background is in Earth Systems science, and he received a B.S. and M.S. from Stanford University. When not traveling around the Columbia River watershed in his work for Riverkeeper, Dan can be found on the basketball court or hiking through the desert.

mar. de 2019

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"From Hanford to Japan the impact of nuclear weapons among our communities" Yukiyo Kawano, a third generation hibakusha (nuclear bomb survivor) grew up decades after the bombing of Hiroshima. Her work is personal, reflecting lasting attitudes towards the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Kawano’s main focus is her/our forgetfulness, her/our dialectics of memory, issues around cultural politics, and historical politics.

feb. de 2019

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Alfrieda Peters serves as the education and outreach specialist for the Yakama Nation Environmental Restoration and Waste Management (ERWM) Department. Peters began her career working for the late Dr. Russell Jim, founder of the Yakama Nation ERWM, who was instrumental in giving the nation a voice at the congressional table on nuclear waste cleanup. Alfrieda shares how she's working to protect the Columbia from Hanford’s nuclear legacy. Learn more https://www.columbiariverkeeper.org/news/2018/9/behind-hanford-cleanup-yakama-nation

ene. de 2019

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Hablemos con Marta Verduzco, organizador comunitario de Hood River Latino Network, y Carlos Marroquin, de Hood River. Vamos a hablar sobre el dia internacional de los imigrantes el 18 de diciembre & la experiencia de los imigrantes en nuestro comunidad. We speak with Marta Verduzco, community organizer at Hood River Latino Network, and Carlos Marroquin, of Hood River. We're discussing Immigrant's Day (International Immigrants Day Dec. 18). #conocetucolumbia

dic. de 2018

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Listen to a conversation with Dez Ramirez Columbia Land Trust content manager about the work she does, the importance of the Latin vote and the Thanksgiving celebration among the Latin community. Originally from Southern California, Dez has spent the last six years in Portland, growing, learning and fostering a diverse community. Prior to coming to Columbia Land Trust in 2018, she spent four years at Wieden+Kennedy, where she launched the travel website for women of color, On She Goes. Committed to diversifying conservation and outdoor recreation, Dez is out in the field, meeting people, storytelling, hiking, camping, road tripping, and whitewater rafting as much as possible.

nov. de 2018

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Día de Muertos es una celebración mexicana que honra a sus ancestros.   Día de Muertos (Day of Dead) is a Mexican celebration of life to remember deceased loved ones. We will be talking about the tradition of Dia de Muertos in our community and how people from different parts of Mexico celebrate these days in the United States including histories in how our neighbors celebrate Dia de Los Muertos en Hood River. Guests include: Carolina Nava, high school teacher from Odell; Deyanira de la Cruz, Childcare provider in Hood River; and Rodrigo Juarez. an immigration lawyer from ICS in Hood River.

oct. de 2018

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Conoce tu Columbia: Yesi Castro and her journey in the outdoors as a Latina and first generation in exploring the outdoor sports in the area and the creation of a new Latin hiking group.

oct. de 2018

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Columbia Riverkeeper collects water quality data at popular recreation beaches and shares results on the Swim Guide (https://www.columbiariverkeeper.org/columbia/swimguide)

jul. de 2018

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Columbia Riverkeeper holds a conservation easement to restore nearly three acres of a former industrial site on the Columbia River in Hood River, OR. Every person who visits the waterfront will see this high-profile site. The students and community members who help design, implement, and manage the natural area will gain pride and ownership by making a brownfield turn green. Our vision for the Nichols Natural Area: engage, educate, and inspire the diverse communities of the Columbia River Gorge to turn a former industrial site into a vibrant riverfront habitat. In 2019, over 700 students participated in the Nichols Natural Area education program and flourishing riparian habitat restoration.

jun. de 2018

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Primero de Mayo ayer y ahora, pesticidas en nuestrascomunidades y LatinXplorers. Anoche al un programa de radio en español llamado Conoce tu Columbia hablemos "Crisis En La Frontera Separación De Niños De Sus Madres En La Frontera Sur De USA" una entrevista con Rodrigo Juarez, Abogado de Immigracion. A través de entrevistas y música inspiradoras, el programa comparte historias de las personas que protegen nuestra salud y agua de la contaminación. “Immigrant Family Separation Crisis on the Southern Border” an interview with Rodrigo Juarez, Immigration Attorney. Learn about the impact of the immigration policy separating families at the border, and learn how you can participate in protecting immigrant human rights.

may. de 2018

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