Hosts Abe Proctor and Joe Uris bring to the fore: The War on Christmas; Public Transportation in general, and Tri-Met in particular; Throwing Shoes as Political Speech, and the latest scandal in Illinois Politics. Listeners weigh in on all of that, and MORE.
Host Marianne Barisonek interviews Idaho writer Kim Barnes about A Country Called Home, which tells the story of the fallout that occurs when one man checks out of his life and another checks in. Barnes is the author of the acclaimed memoir In the Wilderness set in the great forests of Idaho, where geography and isolation shape love and family. In this novel, she returns to this territory, with a tale of hope and idealism, faith and madness.
Hosts Cecil and Celeste lead a discussion of the increased need for food and shelter for low-income and others affected by the current recession. Their guest is Doreen Binder, Executive Director of Transition Projects.
In November 2006, Stephanie Potter visited with the Portland Chapter of the Oregon Electic Vehicle Association, a non-profit association of electric vehicle enthusiasts who promote electric vehicle education and encourage their safe construction and use. This show aired during the premiere of Who Killed the Electric Car?
Can community trump economic hard times? Founders Joe & Pam Lietch, and Marilee Dea discuss NE Portland's newly formingColumbia Ecovillage. Community members plan to care for their 3+ acre "food forest," while cultivating supportive relationships with each other, the larger community and the Earth.