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Caroline Miller on her play "Woman on the Scarlet Beast"

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Thu, 01/29/2015 - 11:45am - 12:00pm
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Caroline Miller on her play "Woman on the Scarlet Beast"
Author Caroline Miller has been known to the Portland writing community for many years.  But her latest endeavor is a play, and her new play is called "Woman on the Scarlet Beast".  She talks with Don Merrill about the joys and pains of being a playwright and how the Book of Revelations relates to and inspired her story of three Catholic women dealing with issues of feminism and dogma across the hall from her in the 60s'. 

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Rosemary Gladstar Interview

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Thu, 10/15/2015
Rosemary Gladstar founded the California School of Herbal Studies in 1978. Later, she and her family established Sage Mountain Retreat Center and Native Plant Reserve in Vermont. She's also an author and she's written a new book, "Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner's Guide". For her, helping people take charge of their own health is part of why she became a herbal expert. Don Merrill talks with her about the ins and outs of herbal medicine, their history, their uses, their benefits and their limitations.
  • Length: 28:31 minutes (26.1 MB)
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Sue Grafton Interview

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Fri, 09/04/2015
Novelist Sue Grafton has just finished the 24th novel in her alphabet themed series of detective novels that she began in the mid 1980s.  Her heroine, Kinsey Milhorne, has only aged eight years in 30 years of storytelling, which the author says makes her "more advanced' than Kinsey.  Don Merrill talked with Sue Grafton about her time as a Hollywood screenwriter, here latest novel "X", and how one of her stories was based on an actual, unsolved murder. 

Karin Lazarus Interview

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Thu, 06/04/2015
Coloradan Karin Lazarus had a brainstorm in 2009, start a bakery with pastries that are infused with marijuana.  In 2013, NY Magazine called her, "the Queen of the Munchies" and said she's "brought a pastry chef’s savvy to the world of pot brownies"  Her new cookbook, called the "Sweet Mary Jane cookbook" has 75 pot infused recipies.  Karin Lazarus talked with Don Merrill about why she started making marijuana pastries, her steep learning curve and why she hopes every state eventually allows medicinal marijuana dispensaries.

Richard Rothstein Interview

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Wed, 05/27/2015
Richard Rothstein is a research associate with the Economic Policy Institute.  He has written extensively on the effect of inequitable education on black and minority children in the US.  His latest piece for the EPI, focuses on the complicity of the Federal government in creating policies that supported discrimination of blacks at every level of society in Ferguson, Missouri and how those policies are rampant not only in Ferguson but across the country.  Don Merrill talks with Mr. Rothstein about the period of time when discriminatory policies became embedded in our cities, why blacks have gotten the worst of it and why a data intensive investigation of the problem doesn't equal the political will to solve it.

Rob Garfield Interview

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Wed, 05/20/2015
Psychoanalyst and research Robert Garfield has focused on men and the friendships they form for many years.  In his new book, "Breaking the Male Code", Mr. Garfield explores the rules that keep men spinning in a culture that doesn't always know what it wants them to be.  The author talks with Don Merrill about how TV heroes are no role model, why the men's movement of the 90s hurt men as much as it helped them and how fatherhood is one of the purest ways men can bond. 
  • Length: 25:58 minutes (23.78 MB)
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Oregon Public Employee Retirement System

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Tue, 05/12/2015
The Oregon Supreme Court recently overturned the efforts of the Oregon Legislature to correct some of the funding problems as they affect PERS.  I interviewed more than a half-dozen legislators in 2014 about what they thought about the PERS funding issue and how they would deal with it.  This piece is a look back at the comments of those legislators and their thoughts in light of the recent ruling.   

Alice Eve Cohen Interview

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Thu, 05/07/2015
Author Alice Eve Cohen has told two stories of personal upheaval that have visited her family in the last six years; "What I Thought I Knew" in 2009, and her most recent memoir, "The Year My Mother Came Back".  She talks with Don Merrill about what those two different stories have in common, how she balances cynicism and optimism and how writing for children early in her career brought her storytelling to where it is today.

Mariann Hyland Interview

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Fri, 04/10/2015
Mariann Hyland, a Portland Oregon attorney, along with a partner and a programmer, created the controversial "DWB" or "Driving While Black" app. She talks with Don Merrill about the app and its implication in light of the April 2015 police shooting of an unarmed motorist in South Carolina.

Joshua Weltman Interview

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Mon, 04/06/2015
Josh Weltman has been a co-producer for the AMC hit series "Mad Men" since its inception in 2007.  The series is airing its last few episodes this month, and Mr. Weltman has released a new book called "Seducing Strangers: How to Get People to Buy what you're Selling".  It's about advertising.  Mr. Welton talked with Don Merrill about how his experience as a real life ad-man made Mad Men real, how a good campaign is good no matter the century and why it's so hard for him to take a compliment.

Brian Malte Interview

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Mon, 03/16/2015
Brian Malte is the National Policy Director for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence.  Both were started after former Reagan press secretary James Brady was shot and severely wounded by gunman John Hinkley in 1981.  March 30th will the the anniversary of that assassination attempt on the President, and Mr. Malte talked with Don Merrill about how there aren't as many federal gun laws as opponents like to claim,  if fears of insurrection are behind opponent's fight against gun restrictions and the real story behind green tipped ammo. 
  • Length: 29:46 minutes (27.25 MB)
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