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.
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 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 In his book, "The Second Nuclear Age," Bracken says profileration, political instability overseas, an outdated American arms control policy and improved technology is making the possibility of a regional nuclear war more likely than full scale war was during the Cold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.
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.
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.
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.