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Deepening Food Democracy with Jahi Chappel

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Mon, 04/20/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Deepening Food Democracy with Jahi Chappel
What is food democracy and how might we achieve it? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her interview with Jahi Chappel, Ph.D., Director of Agroecology and Agriculture Policy at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, in Minneapolis, MN.
Chappel discusses his research and the report he co-authored titled: Deepening Food Democracy. Learn about ways we can make food systems more resilient and sustainable.
website: http://www.iatp.org/documents/deepening-food-democracy 

How Members of the Nez Perce Tribe Are Protecting the Environment

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Fri, 04/17/2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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How Members of the Nez Perce Tribe Are Protecting the Environment
On today’s program we’ll hear a panel discussion on how members of the Nez Perce tribe are protecting the environment. This panel was recorded at the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference in Eugene by KBOO’s Paul Roland. Panelists from the Nez Perce Tribe discuss their efforts to protect their Treaty Areas from abuse by outside entities. They describe their actions to stop shipments of massive industrial equipment, or “megaloads,” destined for the Alberta tar sands from being trucked through the Nez Perce Reservation on  winding scenic Idaho highways.

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed with Author John Ronson

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Thu, 04/16/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed with Author John Ronson

Lisa Loving speaks with Welsh journalist, author, documentary filmmaker, and radio presenter, Jon Ronson, whose works include the best-selling The Men Who Stare at Goats. He has been described as a gonzo journalist. They discuss his latest book So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed (Riverhead). For the book Ronson immersed himself in the world of modern-day public shaming – meeting famous shamees, shamers, and bystanders who have been impacted. Whole careers are being ruined by one mistake. A transgression is revealed and our collective outrage at it has the force of a hurricane. Then we all quickly forget about it and move on to the next one, and it doesn't cross our minds to wonder if the shamed person is okay or in ruins. What's it doing to them?

What is the truth about lying?

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Mon, 04/13/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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What is the truth about lying?
Maria Armoudian of The Scholars' Circle looks at deception and lying. Some scholars say that deception is ubiquitous and normal in all human interactions, that lying is useful and possibly even biological. Others suggest that there is a cost to lying even for white lies. What is the truth about lying? 
Guests: Sissela Bok, Sr Fellow Harvard, formerly Prof Philosophy at Brandeis ;David Livingstone Smith, Philosophy, Univ of New England; Charles V. Ford, Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurobiology, Univ of Alabama, Brimingham 

Health and Healthcare Forum: Concerns about Liquefied Natural Gas

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Mon, 03/30/2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Charlie Miller and Dan Serres on LNG in Oregon
On March 4, three speakers — Charlie Miller, oceanographer; Ted Gleichman of the Sierra Club; and Dan Serres of Columbia Riverkeeper — presented a program on hazards posed by Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) pipelines traveling to Warrenton and Coos Bay, Oregon, and exporting it by ship to Asia.  

Currently, projects to build pipelines and export LNG are awaiting permits which the state of Oregon could deny.

The Politics of Coffee

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Fri, 03/27/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Making Contact
It’s the second most-traded commodity in the world after oil but how much do you think about your cup of coffee?

From coffee farmers in Colombia to the trash produced by your single-cup coffee machine, Making Contact and Green Grid Radio team up to count the costs of your morning cup o’joe.

Featuring:
Jairo Martinez, Mariana Cruz, Suzana Angarita, coffee farmers
Jeff Goldman, former executive director Fairtrade Resource Network
Jeff Chean, Principal and Chief Coffee Guy Groundworks Roasters
John Hazen, single-cup coffee machine owner
Rebecca Jewell, recycling program manager for Davis Street Transfer Station

Bills in Legislature Would Reverse Protections for Oregon's Cougars, Foes Cite "Flawed Science"

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Mon, 03/16/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Interview with Jayne Miller, founder of Oregon Cougar Action Team
Host Stephanie Potter will speak with Jayne Miller, founder of the Oregon Cougar Action Team  (OCAT), who asserts that cougars are an apex predator necessary for the health of forest ecosystems. A citizen's initiative passed in 1994, banned the use of hounds to tree cougars (and make them easy targets).

Denise Bates Oregon Chapter of the Scleroderma Foundation

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Fri, 03/06/2015 - 11:45am - 12:00pm
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Denise Bates Oregon Chapter of the Scleroderma Foundation

KBOO speaks with Denise Bates, President of th Oregon Chapter of the Scleroderma Foundation, a Portland-based all-volunteer nonprofit. They are holding the 14th annual Oregon Scleroderma Educational Seminar on Saturday, March 14th from 10am-3pm at the University of Portland. Scleroderma is a chronic connective tissue disease characterized by the hardening of the skin.
http://www.scleroderma.org/site/PageServer?pagename=or_home#.VPovU3zF-MA

Attracting Young Listeners to the Oregon Symphony

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Fri, 03/06/2015 - 11:30am - 11:45am
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Attracting Young Listeners to the Oregon Symphony
Host Don Merrill speaks with Jim Fullan of the Oregon Symphony Orchestra, about their outreach program to get more young people attending the symphony. 

David Barsamian on Alternative Radio, Visa Denials, and International Politics

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Fri, 03/06/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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David Barsamian on Alternative Radio, Visa Denials, and International Politics

Host Per Fagereng interviews journalist and writer David Barsamian, founder of Alternative Radio. David is in Oregon this week for a variety of speaking engagements. He stopped by the KBOO studios to speak with Per about a variety of topics including: the history of Alternative Radio; India's refusal to let him into the country for the second time; Kashmir and the denial self-determination, and Nagorno-Karabakh as a possible flashpoint in the encirclement of Russia.

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Fighting Coal Transport Through the Pacific Northwest: Reform and Revolution.

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Fri, 08/17/2012

Oregon and Washington have dramatically reduced coal-powered energy generation. As a result coal companies are pushing to export tens of millions of tons of coal from Montana and Wyoming, through Pacific Northwest ports, to Asian markets. The coal would pass through dozens of communities in Oregon and Washington by rail, barge, or ship. Mercury and other toxins from Asian fired coal returns to the Columbia valley as blowback and acid rain.

KBOO's Joe Meyer presents interviews with:
 

Phil Rigdon, Deputy Director for Yakama Nation Department of Natural Resources - http://www.yakamanation-nsn.gov/

Dan Serres the Conservation Director at Columbia Riverkeeper - http://columbiariverkeeper.org/

Paul Cienfuegos a rights based organizer out of Portland, Oregon - http://paulcienfuegos.com/

Bonnie Meltzer, a neighborhood activist - http://www.facebook.com/NorthPortlandCoalCommittee

 The show's emphasis is on what humans can do about it and listens through the lens of reform and revolution.

The music for the show is 'Paradise' by John Prine performed by Johnny Cash.

Aria Minu-Sepehr on "We Heard the Heavens Then", his memoir of a boy in revolutionary Iran

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Mon, 08/13/2012

 Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Aria Minu-Sepehr about his book We Heard the Heavens Then, a memoir of a boy in revolutionary Iran.  Seen through the eyes of a ten year old with unusual access to the two poles of his society – modern and traditional – the tale recounts the rising tension, collision, and eventual fallout of the split.

Following the fall of the Shah of Iran in 1979 and the purges that targeted the author’s class, Aria Minu-Sepehr sought refuge in the United States. The hostage crisis, a year later, would prove that the edicts of the Iranian Revolution could impact the global community and destroy the goodwill of one people for another. Aria Minu-Sepehr has worked to bridge that divide. He has lectured on issues concerning Iranian culture and U.S. foreign policy, and created and directed Forum for Middle East Awareness at Susquehanna University, where he also taught world and Middle Eastern literature. In 2007, an excerpt of We Heard the Heavens Then was awarded the John Guyon Literary Non-Fiction Prize. Aria Minu-Sepehr lives with his family in Oregon.

 
 
 

 

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Marie Long and Medical work in Nepal

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Mon, 07/30/2012

 Health and Health Care Forum, Hosted by Roberta Hall.

In this segment, we hear Marie Long, a neurosurgeon who did volunteer medical work at Tribuvan Hospital, Nepal, and developed a project to prevent neurological diseases that have afflicted some Nepali people.

 

Nancy Sullivan with Problems Arising from Fad Diets and Processed Foods

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Mon, 07/30/2012

 Health and Health Care Forum, Hosted by Roberta Hall

 

Today's guest is Nancy Sullivan, a registered dietitian who uses nontraditional methods to understand and help clients with gastrointestinal problems. In this conversation we talk about difficulties in interpreting symptoms and problems that can arise with fad diets and with additives in commercially prepared foods.

 
 

 

William deBuys on "The West in Flames"

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Wed, 07/25/2012

Host Kathleen Stephenson speaks with William deBuys about his recent article on TomDispatch.com "The Oxygen Planet Struts Its Stuff: Not a “Perfect Storm” But the New Norm in the American West."

William deBuys, a TomDispatch regular, is the author of seven books, most recently A Great Aridness: Climate Change and the Future of the American Southwest. He has long been involved in environmental affairs in the Southwest, including service as founding chairman of the Valles Caldera Trust, which administers the 87,000-acre Valles Caldera National Preserve in New Mexico.

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The Bliss Experiment: 28 days to personal transformatoin.

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Fri, 07/20/2012

Host Joe Meyer speaks with Sean Meshorer, author of THE BLISS EXPERIMENT, about what prevents us from being really happy, how our definition of happiness is influenced by pop culture, how our brains have been rewired to believe we will be satisfied once we hit a big pay day and what happens when we achieve what we thought would make us happy. Sean Meshorer is a blogger at The Huffington Post. His website is www.seanmeshorer.com/

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Oregon Rules for Complementary and Alternative Practitioners

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Mon, 07/16/2012

 Roberta Hall hosts Health and Health Care Forum.

Her guest is Vern Saboe, a chiropractor who is a member of Oregon's Health System Transformation Team, a group of 45 people from all aspects of health and health care and bi-partisan lawmakers. The group was charged with developing a plan to improve the health delivery system for Oregon Health Plan and Medicaid clients. He will talk about rules affecting Complementary and Alternative practitioners. Public comment on these rules ends on July 22nd.

 
 
 

 

Rachel Bristol, retiring CEO of the Oregon Food Bank, on the history of OFB and hunger in Oregon

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Fri, 06/29/2012

Rachel Bristol, chief executive officer of the Oregon Food Bank, or OFB, is retiring at the end of June after decades of work fighting hunger in Oregon. She speaks with KBOO's Kathleen Stephenson about the history of the Food Bank, the importance of the Waterfront Blues Festival as a fundraiser for the Food Bank and current hunger issues in Oregon.

Photo of Rachel Bristol with OFB Board Member Philip Kalberer by Stuart Mullenberg.

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Interview with So Much Pretty author Cara Hoffman

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Fri, 06/29/2012

KBOO's Between the Covers reporter Jennifer Kemp and guest reporter Desmond Fuller interviewed So Much Pretty author Cara Hoffman. So Much Pretty is a harrowing, provakative and exhilerating recent novel dealing with small town politics and personal and societal accountability. Hoffman takes the reader to a faltering town in upstate New York where an ambitious Cleveland journalist, a family of DIY countercultural New Yorkers and their fierce and imaginative daughter, and members of the town's industrial agricultural elite all become entangled in the murder of a young, local woman, Wendy White. So Much Pretty is told from the vantage points of multiple characters, jumping back and forth in time, finally arriving at a startling conclusion. A murder mystery on the surface, So Much Pretty delves much deeper into issues of linguistic integrity, economics, rural and urban mentalities, the secret wonders and childhood, environmental degredation and sexual violence.

The Oregon Food Bank: Ending Hunger Through Dedication and Innovation

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Wed, 06/27/2012

KBOO volunteers recently visited the Oregon Food Bank distribution center in North Portland to find out more about their efforts to end hunger. Food bank staff gave a guided tour of some facility highlights including the teaching gardens, the chicken coop, and demonstration kitchens. Volunteers contribute thousands of hours to support Food Bank activities, some of which are highlighted during the tour.

Food Bank projects highlighted in this program include:
Plant a Row for the Hungry
Learning Gardens
Community FEAST | Building Food Security
 
One of the Food Bank's many projects is The Waterfront Blues Festival which celebrates its twenty fifth anniversary this year beginning next Wednesday afternoon in downtown Portland. (KBOO will be broadcasting from the Blues Festival live). The festival is the largest fundraiser for the Oregon Food Bank and 100 percent of gate donations and ticket sales directly benefit the Food Bank.

The five-day festival features Charlie Musselwhite, Galactic and the Steve Miller Band to name a few of the national acts highlighting this year’s events. Concert goers are asked to donate two cans of food and ten dollars to see an entire day’s lineup at the Blues Fest.

The Oregon Food Bank’s mission is to eliminate hunger and its root causes, because no one should be hungry. Since 1982, Oregon Food Bank has led the fight against hunger in Oregon and southwest Washington by collecting and distributing food through its regional network of neighborhood food pantries and regional food banks.

The Oregon Food Bank Network helps nearly one in five households fend off hunger. The Food Bank also leads statewide efforts to increase resources for hungry families and to eliminate the root causes of hunger through advocacy, nutrition education, garden education and helping communities strengthen local food systems.

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Important information from the Oregon Food Bank website:

“As a result of growing levels of long-term unemployment, 260,000 people per month eat meals from emergency food boxes. Of those, 85,800 are children. For the first time ever, Oregon Food Bank distributed more than 1 million emergency food boxes in fiscal year 2010-11.”

“Growing levels of long-term unemployment have forced more and more people to seek emergency food assistance. 28 percent of adult emergency food box recipients are unemployed and looking for work, compared to only 20 percent in 2008.”

“A basic family budget — enough to cover the essential needs for a family of four — was $45,274 in 2007, while a full time job at Oregon's 2010 minimum wage provided only $17,500.”

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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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