KBOO's Robin Ryan speaks with Portland houseless advocate Ibrahim Mubarak, who was arrested last Thursday while documenting police and private security violating the rights of houseless individuals underneath the Burnside Bridge in Portland. 9:16 minutes (4.24 MB)
In a time of social and ecological crisis, what can we as individuals do to make the world a better place?In his The More Beautiful World our Hearts Know is Possible,Charles Eisenstein submits that the old worldview of Separation must fall away, to be replaced by a new worldview of Inter-being, and a radically different understanding of cause and effect. 27:50 minutes (25.49 MB)
For nearly 30 years, Holly Pruett has been a community organizer, serving as a leader in and consultant to the nonprofit community in Oregon and nationally. From ten years of work with survivors of domestic and sexual violence in her 20s, Holly has gone on to work for the LGBT community, on racial justice and environmental issues, and for stronger schools and social services.
She has also worked for many years in the summers at the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival, as a production assistant and office coordinator, and where I had the great privilege of getting to know her better as we worked together.
59:41 minutes (54.65 MB)
The American Psychological Association has dropped a formal complaint against John Leso, a psychologist at the US's Guantanamo prison, who designed and oversaw torture techniques used against prisoners. KBOO's Jenka Soderberg spoke to Steven Reisner, a psychologist who is trying to hold Leso and the APA accountable for these abuses. 5:32 minutes (5.06 MB)
This is the second conversation that I had with Matthew, focusing more in detail on how the Oneness Blessing facilitates Awakening.
Matthew McCarthy is a Oneness Trainer, body-worker, musician, and life coach for both individuals and work place professionals. He has been receiving the Oneness Blessing since 2008 and began giving the blessing in 2009.
The Federal Aviation Authority has named three sites in Oregon among the list of places to be used for testing drones. Robin Ryan speaks to Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CodePink and author of Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control, and Becky Strauss of the ACLU of Oregon, for more. 10:18 minutes (9.44 MB)
Tom Hudson has been empathic since a small child. His first career as an X-ray technologist started him on his path as a healing professional in 1970. Later he studied the biochemistry of metabolism and cellular biology at Colorado State University in graduate school.
At 40 he attended the Myotherapy Institute of Utah where he learned massage, embracing alternative methods of healing, and taught anatomy and physiology. While there he became certified in a variety of bodywork modalities.
Tom lived in Holland for almost four years working at “de Hoff van Axen” center for alternative healing. After returning to the United States he was ordained a Minister of the Universal Life Church and became a Reiki master in 1995.
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A petition this week on rootsaction.org calling on the Washington Post to sever its ties with the Central Intelligence Agency has already garnered over 15,000 signatures. For more, KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with Robert McChesney, a communications professor at the University of Illinois who has extensively studied the influence of money on politics and the media. 4:33 minutes (2.08 MB)