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Heavy Weather (Part I)


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A Flooded Interstate in Centralia, Washington. Source: Heavy Weather Journal

We’ll hear part one of a documentary called Heavy Weather, produced by freelancer Barbara Bernstein. She’ll explore the connections between the increase in extreme weather and our changing climate and landscapes.

‘Heavy Weather’ was written, narrated and produced by Barbara Bernstein and is a production of the Media Project and Feather & Fin Productions. Barbara Bernstein and her program, ‘Heavy Weather’ were provided funding by the Regional Arts and Culture Council, the Oregon Council for the Humanities, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Ralph Smith Foundation.


Philip Mote, Oregon state climatologist with Oregon Climate Change Research Institute at OSU; Mark Cook, Lewis County’s former county engineer and public works director in Washington State & runs Cook Engineering, Chehalis, WA; Kathleen Sayce, Shorebank Pacific ecologist and science officer, Ilwaco, WA; Emil Pierson, City of Centralia community development director; Eric De Place, Sightline Institute senior researcher, Seattle, WA; Mark Trenholm, Wild Salmon Center in Portland; Mark Labhart, Tillamook County Commissioner, OR; Mark Gervasi, Tillamook city manager, OR; Lisa Phipps, Tillamook Estuaries Partnership director; Mike Burrough, Tillamook RV Repair and Sales owner; Dean Marriott, Portland’s Environmental Services director.

For more information:

Big Table Farm
Gaston, OR

Friends of Family Farmers
Molalla, OR

Heavy Weather Journal
A journal by Barbara Bernstein

Media Project
Supports the vision of independent artists
Portland, OR

Metro Council sustainable living
Portland, OR

Oregon Farmers’ Market Association
Portland, OR

Polyface Farm
Swoope, VA

Portland Environmental Services Sustainability and Storm Water management programs
Portland, OR

Sightline Institute
Seattle, WA

Zenger Farm
Portland, OR

Articles, Blogs, Films, Reports, Other:

‘Climate Change May Be Abrupt— and Unstoppable’
An article by Rachel Zurer, Terrain Magazine, Fall 2009

‘The Dark Side of Climate Change: It’s Already Too Late, Cap and Trade Is a Scam, and Only the Few Will Survive’
An article by Alexander Zaitchik, AlterNet, July 7, 2009

‘Towards a Coordinated and Powerful Climate Justice Movement in the US’
A journal by Michelle Mascarenhas-Swan of Movement Generation

‘Urban Resilience’
An article by Maywa Montenegro, Seed Magazine, February 16, 2010


Original music composed and performed by Barbara Bernstein
Canyons in the Sand, composed by Barbara Bernstein, performed by Padam Padam
June Apple (traditional) performed by Bob Bernstein
Cluck Old Hen (traditional) performed by Bob Bernstein

Author: Radio Project

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