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Episode Archive

Radiozine on 07/21/11

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Thu, 07/21/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Soundbitten: The Perils of Media-Centered Political Activism.

Host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher interviews Sarah Sobieraj, author of Soundbitten: The Perils of Media-Centered Political Activism.

Sobieraj explores the dynamics and costs of media obsession by activist groups.  She says the pervasive mediatization of politics has jeopardized the ability of dissenting groups to engage in public discourse and so has altered the very fabric of both social movements and the civil society that the news media claim to inform.

Radiozine on 07/15/11

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Fri, 07/15/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Sisters of the Road

Host Jay Thiemeyer interviews Erinn Goodell of Sisters of the Road about commitment to food justice, including creating partnerships with local food growers and suppliers and addressing food insecurity and/or the increase of people experiencing homelessness and poverty in our community (especially families). Sisters is currently holding Operation Cornbread, a fundraising campaign in the summer because it is typically a time of low-giving, and this year is no different. 

Radiozine on 07/11/11

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Mon, 07/11/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Colombia Free Trade Agreement

Arthur Stamoulis of Oregon Fair Trade Campaign talks about the demonstration planned for Congressman Earl Blumenauer's Office on Monday, July 11 * 12:00 noon at 729 NE Oregon St (Near the 7th Avenue MAX Station)

Fifty-one union leaders were assassinated in Colombia last year — more than in the rest of the world combined. At least 17 have been assassinated so far this year.

Radiozine on 07/04/11

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Mon, 07/04/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Writer Nathaniel Philbrick on his latest book, "The Last Stand."

Host Gene Bradley speaks with award-winning author Nathaniel Philbrick about his latest book, "The Last Stand." Philbrick explores the volatile political, economic, and social forces that led to the  Battle of the Little Bighorn, the infamous confrontation, and demolishes some commonly held myths

Nathaniel Philbrick's previous books include In the Heart of the Sea, Sea of Glory, and Mayflower. The Last Stand was published in hardback in 2010 and is just out in paperback. He is presently at work on a book about Boston during the early years of the Revolution.

Radiozine on 06/29/11

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Wed, 06/29/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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The Oregon Food Bank in action

The Oregon Food Bank works with a cooperative, statewide network of partner agencies to distribute emergency food to hungry families. KBOO reporter Ross Freeman Levin visited OFB and talked to volunteers from local agencies and programs who were picking up food to distribute. Hear the voices of people involved in this important process. 

The Waterfront Blues Festival, a benefit for the Oregon Food Bank, begins Friday.

Radiozine on 06/27/11

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Mon, 06/27/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Tali Sharot on "The Optimism Bias: A Tour of the Irrationally Positive Brain"

Host Marianne Barisonek interviews Tali Sharot about her book "The Optimism Bias: A Tour of the Irrationally Positive Brain," an exploration of the neural basis of optimism, and how the brain simulates the future. How does the brain generate hope? How does it trick us into moving forward? What happens when it fails? How do the brains of optimists differ from those of pessimists?

Radiozine on 06/24/11

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Fri, 06/24/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Carlos Montes Home Raid and FBI Repression

Host Carlos Chavez interviews social rights activist and co-founder of the Brown Berets in Los Angeles, Carlos Montes. His house was raided by the FBI on May 17th of this year and was the most recent in a string of raids and subpoenas on activists and labor union members throughout the country. They discuss these recent accounts of repression by the FBI as well as past experiences. Carlos Montes is facing firearm charges and is due for another court appearance on July 6th.

More Information:

Committee to Stop FBI Repression

Fight Back News

Radiozine on 06/17/11

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Fri, 06/17/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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"Remembering Stonewall," the first documentary on the riot that started modern gay activism

Remembering Stonewall

KBOO presents our annual broadcast of this radio documentary produced in 1989 by David Isay.

On Friday, June 27, 1969, eight officers from the public morals section of the first division New York City Police Department raided the Stonewall Inn, one of the city's largest and most popular gay bars. Raids on gay bars were common at that time, but this night the reaction to the raid was not. Patrons of the bar fought back, starting a riot, which is considered the beginning of modern gay activism.

Radiozine on 06/13/11

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Mon, 06/13/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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"Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle"

Host Kathleen Stephenson speaks with conservation biologist Thor Hanson about his book "Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle." Hanson says, "Their sheer diversity of form and function make feathers unique from waterproofing to flight, insulation and colorful display." He'll talk about the debate about how feathers evolved and how scientists are studying feathers to gain insights into their many valuable qualities and functions.

Radiozine on 06/06/11

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Mon, 06/06/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Interview with Nicole Foss on energy, finance, empire, and environment.

Today Per Fagering and Kurt Liebezeit have a chance to sit down and interview Nicole Foss, editor of the popular financial news aggregation site The Automatic Earth, on the topics of energy and finance.  Nicole counts nuclear safety among her many areas of expertise, and although the Fukushima disaster has dropped out of the mainstream news cycle it is still very much an area of concern for her and other experts.  Nicole also earned her living in Ontario managing renewable energy policy, and she will explain why the green future that many people aspire to is very difficult to put into practice.

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Jerry Mander on Capitalism and the movement for a better economic system

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Tue, 02/24/2015
 Host Paul Roland speaks with author and activist Jerry Mander about corporations, capitalism and the movement for a new economy. His newest book is The Capitalism Papers-Fatal Flaws of an Obsolete System (2013). Mander is one of the plenary speakers at the Economics of Happiness Conference in Portland next weekend.

http://www.localfutures.org/event/usa-economics-of-happiness-conference-...

Mander is Chair of the International Forum on Globalization, encouraging global resistance to advancing corporate rule since 1993. An ex-advertising executive, Mander is also a best-selling author. His previous books include: Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television (1977);  In the Absence of the Sacred (1989); and The Case Against the Global Economy (1996).
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A Conversation with Helena Norberg-Hodge

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Thu, 02/19/2015
Helena Norberg-Hodge interviewed by Paul Roland from her home in Australia. The author, activist and film producer will be in Portland for the Economics of Happiness Conference February 27 to March 1.  
 http://www.localfutures.org/event/the-economics-of-happiness-conference-portland/:  
From Wikipedia:
Norber-Hodge is an analyst of the impact of the global economy on cultures and agriculture worldwide, a pioneer of the localization movement, and the articulator of the core ideas of 
Counter-development. She is producer and co-director of the award-winning documentary, The Economics of Happiness and is the founder and director of Local Futures/International Society for Ecology and Culture (ISEC).[1] Based in the US and UK, with subsidiaries in SwedenGermanyAustralia, and Ladakh, Local Futures' mission is to examine the root causes of our social and environmental crises, while promoting more sustainable and equitable patterns of living in both North and South. Its activities include The Economics of Happiness, The Ladakh Project,[1] and Global to Local Outreach.

Helena Norberg-Hodge is co-director and producer of The Economics of Happiness, a 68 minute documentary made by Local Futures in 2011. The film describes a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions. On the one hand, government and big business continue to promote globalization and the consolidation of corporate power. At the same time, all around the world people are resisting those policies, demanding a re-regulation of trade and finance—and, far from the old institutions of power, they’re starting to forge a very different future. Communities are coming together to re-build more human scale, ecological economies based on a new paradigm – an economics of localization.

The Economics of Happiness has been shown around in the world and been featured in more than twenty film festivals. It won Best in Show at the Cinema Verde Environmental Film and Arts Festival in Florida and Best Director Award at the EkoFilm Festival in the Czech Republic.
Ms. Norberg-Hodge is on the International Commission on the Future of Food and Agriculture, launched with the support of the government of Tuscany. She is also a member of the editorial board of The Ecologist magazine and a co-founder of the International Forum on Globalisation and the Global Ecovillage Network
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From the Local Futures website page on the "Economics of Happiness" Conference http://www.localfutures.org/event/the-economics-of-happiness-conference-portland/:

 

There is an alternative. In fact, there are many!

All around the world, thousands of initiatives are demonstrating that we can create a better future: resilient communities, healthier ecosystems, equitable economies. Now we need to connect the dots, get together, translate understanding into action, and build a global to local movement!

Join us at the Economics of Happiness conference to discuss, discover and devise better systems for now and the future. Get involved in a new project. Find out how to make your work more effective. Link up with local initiatives. Debate the details. Explore new policies. Deconstruct the old. See the connections. Articulate solutions. Get engaged in creating new economy – one that works for people and the planet!

The program will include plenaries, panels, interactive workshops and other participatory sessions. The wide range of inter-connected topics will include: local food, public policy, democracy, local business, the commons, cooperatives, local finance, spirituality, connecting to nature, economic indicators, health, education, bridging the North-South divide, the new economy movement, climate justice, cultural diversity, biodiversity, environmental justice, income inequality, and the impact of the economy on our psychological well-being.

 

March on Against Monsanto! Momentum builds against genetically modified organisms in our food.

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Fri, 05/23/2014
On the heels of Tuesday's local initiative victories against GMO crops and the day before this year's March on Monsanto, host Paul Roland looks at the building grassroots movement for GMO-free food and against corporate behemoths Monsanto and others who are pushing genetic modification and trying to block citizen initiatives   Guests will include:
In studio:
-Julia Degraw, NW Organizer of Food & Water Watch and campaigner for Oregon Right to Know ballot initiative to require labelling of GMOs in food products.
By phone:
-Elise Higley of Our Family Farms Coalition, campaign director of the recently-passed Jackson County ballot initiative banning GMO crops and Jackson County organic farmer;
-Harry MacCormack, with the Benton County Community Rights Coalition which is gathering signatures for The Local Food System Ordinance, organic farmer and former Executive Director of Oregon TILTH;
-Audrey Moore, Freedom from Pesticides Alliance in Josephine County, which is gathering signatures for the Freedom from Pesticides Bill of Rights.

Links and contacts from today's show:

http://www.oregonrighttoknow.org/
http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/
http://www.gmofreeoregon.org/jackson
https://www.facebook.com/pages/GMO-Free-Jackson-County/356680184364473
http://www.gmofreejosephinecounty.org/
https://www.facebook.com/GmoFreeJosephineCounty
http://www.bentonccrc.org (Benton County Community Rights Coalition)
http://www.ourfamilyfarmscoalition.org/
http://www.freedomfrompesticidesalliance.org/

Books mentioned:
"Poison Spring: The Secret History of Pollution and the EPA" (2014) by E.G. Valliantos and McKay Jenkins
"A Bitter Fog: Herbicides and Human Rights" (1983) by Carol Von Strom



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Mon, 09/16/2013

Kathleen Stephenson talks with Bonnie Hildebrand and Chelsea Davis about

NW VegFest: Oregon's largest plant-based food event!

On September 21 and 22 more than 6,500 people from the Pacific Northwest and well beyond flooded through the Portland VegFest doors and devoured hundreds of food samples, shopped with our veg-savvy exhibitors, attended cooking demos from celebrity chefs like Miyoko Shinner with her vegan artisan cheeses, and listened to inspiring talks from Brenda Davis, RD, Dr. John McDougall, Will Tuttle, PhD, Dr. Hans Diehl, and so much more!

  • Length: 27:07 minutes (24.82 MB)
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Hillbilly Nationalists, interview with James Tracy

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Mon, 12/24/2012

"Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels and Black Power: Community Organizing in Radical Times." Paul Roland interviews James Tracy, co-author with Amy Sonnie of this provocative and timely book about white radical working class groups in the late 1960's.

The Nonpocalypse

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Fri, 12/21/2012

Friday is the 2012 Winter Solstice.  There's been years of sensational hype about the date, much based on the Mayan Long Count Calendar cycle and some supposed apocalypse.

But the claims are based on bad archaeology, bad astronomy and bad geology.

Hosted by Andrew Geller, in this program, there is taped audio from both  David Stuart, the Linda and David Schele Professor of Mesoamerican Art and Writing at the University of Texas at Austin, and Mark Van Stone, a Maya expert specializing in Maya Hieroglyphs and calligraphy.  They discussed the complete lack of basis in the Mayan calendar system to support any apocalyptic claims this Friday.

Andrew next speaks live with Kristine Larsen, professor of physics and astronomy at Central Connecticut State University, to debunk the astronomical and physical sciences claims.

Storyteller, mythologist and author Michael Meade will join in last to provide background and context regarding apocalypse, apocalypsis (the original term) and why claims regarding 'the end of the world' hold such sway in certain cultures. Michael latest book is Why the World Doesn't End.

Oregon Coast Bridges

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Mon, 12/10/2012

Portland preservationist Ray Allen has written a book about the many bridges of the Oregon Coast Highway. The coast has been a travel route for thousands of years, but it wasn't until the 1930's that a government-sponsored project to build five major bridges was completed, linking North and South, and changing the local economy forever. One man, engineer/architect Conde McCullough, was primarily responsible for the success of the project. Ray Allen talks about the beauty of McCullough's concrete arch bridges, and the challenge of building in remote, rugged locations. He enables us to compare this accomplishment with contemporary challenges such as the Columbia Crossing on Interstate 5.

  • Length: 26:35 minutes (24.34 MB)
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Update from the Gaza Strip

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Fri, 11/16/2012

 Rami Almeghari is a journalist and father of two children living in al-Maghazi refugee camp in central Gaza.  He spoke with KBOO Friday morning, November 16th about the latest in the Israeli assault on the coastal strip.

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Economic Update

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Fri, 09/28/2012

Host Richard Wolff interviewed John Curl, author of For All the People: Uncovering the Hidden History of Cooperation, Cooperative Movements, and Communalism in America

You can hear this program by going to the following link for the program "Economic Update":

rdwolff.com/content/economic-update-history-workers-coops

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Beyond Toxics

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Tue, 08/21/2012

 Health and Health Care Forum hosted by Roberta Hall.

Roberta speaks with Beyond Toxics executive director Lisa Arkin, and the outreach director Alison Guzman. Beyond Toxics. Beyond Toxics works toward providing environmentally safe environments for all Oregonians, and is especially interested in assuring environmental justice for all communities.

In the photo: Lisa Arkin (left) and Alison Guzman (right) with a Beyond Toxics flyer between them.

 
 
 

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Correction

 A typo occured with one of our guests, Todd Dalotto on Radiozine this past Friday. Our apologies for the oversight.

 

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