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Portland Prepared on 11/30/12

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Fri, 11/30/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Portland Prepared Emergency Preparedness.
What can I do to volunteer?

The City of Portland is proud to honor the volunteers who have commited themselves to be a part of the soulution when emergencies strike. Neighborhood Emergency Teams (NETs) are staffed by local volunteers, all over the city of Portland, to assist Emergency Responders, such as the Fire Bureau and Paramedics, in the event of an emergency.

Listen to Portland Prepared to hear about the roles these volunteers play and how you can become a part of these emergency volunteer teams.

Follow the conversation with a few helpful links:

Portland Bureau of Emergency Management

Hosted by: Kurt Lauer

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 11/29/12

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Thu, 11/29/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Community Spotlight: Washington County Museum

Portland is the "golden child" city of Oregon. Praised for its commitment to diversity, culture and arts.

But, often overlooked is the diverse cultural enrichment AND scientific exploration in nearby Hillsboro.

Join host, Paula Small, as she welcomes guests from the Washington County Museum to discuss all things, cultural and scientific, happening at the Museum. Washington County Museum recently re-located to downtown Hillsboro to empower all visitors complete access to the MAX station (Blue Line) and the Museum.

Paul Bracken Interview

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Between Us
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Thu, 11/15/2012

Paul Bracken is an academic at Yale University with a warning; nukes are back. In his book, "The Second Nuclear Age," Bracken says profileration, political instability overseas, an outdated American arms control policy and improved technology is making the possibility of a regional nuclear war more likely than full scale war was during the Cold War. Don Merrill talks with Paul about the circumstances and scenarios of this new reality.

28:58 minutes (26.53 MB)

The Digital Divide on 11/09/12

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The Digital Divide
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Fri, 11/09/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Michelle Rowley and Code Scouts on The Digital Divide

Tune in to The Digital Divide to hear KBOO's Joe Meyer speaks with Michelle Rowley about Code Scouts, a not-for-profit she put together at the Portland Incubator Experiment.  Code Scouts creates environments that empower women to become computer programmers and uses badges to layout what you don't know how to ask. Michelle shares some biographical information and her plans to help more women succeed in the tech world.

We'll also hear a great Ted Talk on climate change from Evergreen State College.

Table for One on 11/08/12

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Thu, 11/08/2012 - 1:00am - 3:00am
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here we go. strap in. nod out.

 On tonight's episode of Table for One we will subject ourselves to the flotsam and jetsom that we have now know and love/tolerate that makes up this program. We will also explore the curious phenomenon that is "the one slow hardcore song on the album". These sit deep in our favorite records like an overweight tyrant, stuffing it's face with hate and ding dongs, waiting for it's time on your stereo. Please do tune in.

Madness Radio on 11/05/12

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Madness Radio
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Mon, 11/05/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Beyond Biological Reductionism Raymond Tallis

Beyond Biological Reductionism — Raymond Tallis

Can people's behavior really be explained by neuroscience and our evolutionary needs as hunter-gatherers -- or is this just a popular fad? Does understanding the brain really solve the mysteries of being human? Neurologist Dr. Raymond Tallis, philosopher, Academy of Medical Sciences Fellow, and author of Why the Mind is Not a Computer and Aping Mankind: Neuromania, Darwinitis and the Misrepresentation of Humanity, exposes the bad science and faulty logic behind pop obsessions with the brain and evolutionary psychology.

Fight the Empire on 11/01/12

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Fight the Empire
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Thu, 11/01/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Hurricane Sandy and climate change

Per Fagereng hosts a special hour-long edition of Fight the Empire on Hurricane Sandy, climate change, unusual weather patterns, energy and more.

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 10/30/12

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Tue, 10/30/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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With 1 week till Election Day, Abe and Joe plumb the depths of American political silliness.

 OMG! WTF! There's one week left till Election Day, and -- predictably -- Americans seem to be going collectively insane. Abe and Joe are no exception.

Tune in to hear the latest campaign craziness and hear Joe's take on the ongoing degeneration of the American political discourse.

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 10/16/12

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Tue, 10/16/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The presidential debate -- who cares? Plus -- it's KBOO's Fall Membership Drive.

The next presidential debate is Tuesday night. Should you tune in? Should you even care? Abe and Joe opine about an electoral process that is more and more corrupt and cynical.

Plus -- GIVE US YOUR MONEY! It's KBOO's Fall Membership Drive.

Portland Prepared on 09/21/12

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Fri, 09/21/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Portland Prepared Emergency Preparedness.
Earthquakes in Portland? Since when?!

Portland Prepared

The Pacific Northwest has long been an area stricken by earthquakes and tectonic forces.  The problem is... no one thought to Google that information as they were building cities along the entire West coast, 200 years ago.  Then earthquakes started to level the cities of California in the 1800's and, in the early 1950's, Portland learned that we were also in the same boat.

It's no longer a case of 'if' it will happen, but 'when' and now that we know that, what we choose to do about our own personal preparedness can determine how well we will fare in the days after the next 'event of note'.

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