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Episode Archive

Valerie Plame, the former CIA operative outed by the Bush Administration, on her new thriller BURNED

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Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Valerie Plame, the former CIA operative outed by the Bush Administration, on her new thriller BURNED

Host Per Fagereng speaks with Valerie Plame, co-author of the new thriller BURNED.

Valerie Plame is known widely as the main character in the real-life drama of a CIA covert operative whose cover was exposed by several members of the Bush Administration in 2003, effectively ending her career as an undercover agent.   The scandal endangered her life, as well as that of her husband, former Ambassador Joseph Wilson,

Will Potter on ag-gag laws and why industries compairs his new project to "Death Star"

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Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:10am - 11:30am
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Interview with Will Potter

Will Potter, an  award-winning  independent journalis,  TED Fellow and author of "Green Is The New Red:  An Insider's Account of a Social Movement Under Siege.
Will gave keynote address at Animal Law Conference at Lewis and Clark on October 17.  KBOO's Yana Maximova spoke to Will Potter about ag-gag, animal laws and why industries compairs his new project to "Death Star"

Interview with the star of "Fela" on Broadway, Sahr Ngaujah on the great Nigerian musican & activist

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Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Next week will be the Portland premiere of "Finding Fela," a new documentary by Alex Gibney
Paul Roland interviews Sahr Ngaujah, the portrayer of the pioneering Nigerian musicain and political activist, Fela Kuti, in the Broadway show "Fela." The occasion is next week's Portland premiere of "Finding Fela," a new documentary by Academy Award winning filmmaker Alex Gibney. "Finding Fela" will be shown Thursday, November 6 at the North Star Ballroom, 635 N. Killingsworth, after a reception beginning at 6 p.m. It will be a benefit for Afropop Worldwide, the long-running radio program and online magazine dedicated to music from Africa and the African diaspora. http://www.afropop.org/wp/about/

Rick Steves - Ending Marijuana Prohibition in Oregon

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Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Rick Steves - Ending Marijuana Prohibition in Oregon

Guidebook author and TV host Rick Steves has travelled the world for 30 years and seen how different societies tackle the same problems. Steves shares why this experience makes him concerned about Oregon’s current approach to marijuana — so concerned that he traveled around the state to talk about it during a 6-day, 10-city tour. Steves co-sponsored Washington’s successful ballot measure to regulate, legalize and tax marijuana. He shares that state’s track record, other countries’ track records and where the drug reform movement is heading.

We hear excerpts from Steves' talk in Beaverton on October 8th.
Produced by Ken Jones.

Dennis and Elizabeth Kucinich on Measure 92

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Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Dennis and Elizabeth Kucinich on Measure 92
KBOO's Jenka Soderberg speaks with former US Congressmember from Ohio Dennis Kucinich and his wife Elizabeth Kucinich, who are in Oregon to speak in support of Oregon Measure 92.

Measure 92, if passed, will require the labeling of all genetically modified food in Oregon.

Clinical Dietitian Nancy Sullivan on the Negative Health Effects of Artificial Sweeteners

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Mon, 10/27/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Clinical Dietitian Nancy Sullivan on the Negative Health Effects of Artificial Sweeteners

Health and Health Care Forum

In this program, host Roberta Hall and clinical dietitian Nancy Sullivan discuss a recent study on negative health effects produced by artificial sweeteners, found in many foods. They talk about the timelines and agents of one of these, aspartame, which owes much of its acceptance by the FDA to a well-known Washington insider. Sullivan makes suggestions about how to avoid these products, which are often mis-identified on labels. The study was published in Nature in September, and is written by Jotham Suez et al., titled "Artificial sweeteners induce glucose intolerance by altering the gut microbiota.”

PSU Student Union challenges plan to arm campus security

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Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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PSU students opposed to militarization of campus security
KBOO speaks with Alex Gates of the PSU Student Union about an effort by the university to arm the campus security guards and create a 'campus police force'.

The Student Union states:
The Board of Trustees of Portland State University may be voting as soon as December (the next full Board meeting is December 11, 2014) to authorize the creation of a PSU Campus Police Department, employing sworn police officers in its ranks. This would expand police authority on campus, including its ability to cite for violations, apply for search warrants, and would result in armed patrol officer presence.

The Collapse of Materialism by Philip Comella

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Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:10am - 12:00pm
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The Collapse of Materialism by Philip Comella

Host Per Fagereng speaks with Philip Comella, practicing attorney, radio show host, and author of The Collapse of Materialism.

David Bronner Interview

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Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:35am - 12:00pm
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David Bronner Interview
David Bronner is the president of Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps, the company known for its natural ingredient based soaps as well as the quirky labels on its packaging. Mr. Bronner talked with Don Merrill about the care with which his family carries on the tradition of their grandfather Emanuel, the need for GMO labeling to help wrest control of food from food companies and why we are throwing away a multibillion dollar market to the Chinese and the Europeans.

Jason Mott on his new novel "The Wonder of All Things"

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Mon, 10/13/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Jason Mott on his new novel "The Wonder of All Things"
Host Lisa Loving speaks with JASON MOTT, debut New York Times best selling author and NAACP Image Award nominee, about his new book, The Wonder of All Things.

Jason Mott lives in southeastern North Carolina. He has a BFA in Fiction and an MFA in Poetry, both from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. His poetry and fiction has appeared in various literary journals.  He was nominated for a 2009 Pushcart Prize award and Entertainment Weekly listed him as one of their 10 “New Hollywood: Next Wave” people to watch.

The Returned is Jason’s debut novel and has been adapted by Brad Pitt’s production company, Plan B,  in association with Brillstein Entertainment and ABC

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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!

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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.

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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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