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Radiozine

Tune in to KBOO's Morning Radiozine for intriguing Public Affairs programming every Monday through Friday!

 

Episode Archive

Willamette Speaks Storytelling Event

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:00am - 11:40am
Short Description: 
Willamette Speaks Storytelling Event
We speak with Barbara Quinn and Laura Feldman of Willamette Speaks about The Willamette Speaks Storytelling event on Saturday, September 20th, from 4 to 6pm at McMenamin's Tavern & Pool, at 1716 NW 23rd (Thurman & 23rd). 

Barbara and Laura are both with the Portland Harbor Community Advisory Group.
Laura is also with Occupy St. Johns, and she is a Hanford activist.

Doris Kearns Goodwin on her book, THE BULLY PULPIT

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Doris Kearns Goodwin on her book, THE BULLY PULPIT
Host Gene Bradley speaks with Doris Kearns Goodwin about her book, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism, which was just released in paperback. 

The book looks at how President Teddy Roosevelt effectively used the bully pulpit to compel the press to cover abuses in commerce, and was successful in pushing many major reforms through Congress.  

Doris Kearns Goodwin is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American biographer, historian, and political commentator. She is currently featured in Ken Burns’s PBS series on The Roosevelts: An Intimate History. 

Portland VegFest and the Many Benefits of a Plant Based Diet

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Portland VegFest and the Many Benefits of a Plant Based Diet
The Portland VegFest is happening Saturday & Sunday September 27 & 28, 10am-6pm at the Oregon Convention Center - Exhibit Hall A, 777 NE MLK, Jr. Blvd., Portland.
Host Kristin Yount speaks with Peter Spendelow, the President of Northwest Veg, the producer of VegFest, and Bonnie Hildebrand, Event Coordinator for Northwest Veg, about the upcoming VegFest; the environmental impacts of food choices and the benefits of plant based diets.

http://nwveg.org/vegfest_eventinfo_2014

Two Rivers, One City

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Mon, 09/08/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Two Rivers, One City
Jasmine Zimmer Stucky of the Columbia River Keeper and Faduma Ali of Groundwork Portland talk about Two Rivers, One City, an educational event scheduled to take place on September 9, 2014, from 6-8PM, at the Charles Jordan Community Center. The event will serve to educate, empower, and mobilize local communities to take action towards creating a liveable community—free from pollution and toxicity.

Justice Begins with Seeds Conference

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Justice Begins with Seeds Conference

We hear about the Justice Begins with Seeds Conference and Film Series. The Conference is Sat and Sun, Sept 13-14.  There will be fifty speakers, including top environmental experts from around the US, at this conference. We speak with organizer Miguel Robles.

http://biosafetyalliance.org/

David Rolf, President of SEIU 775 on the connections between economic and environmental health

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Mon, 09/01/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
David Rolf, President of SEIU 775 on the connections between economic and environmental health

Today's average American workers earn about the same as they did in 1970 when adjusted for inflation. So what happens to sustainability in the face of this trend?

From the series Sea Change Radio host Alex Wise of Sea Change Radio speaks with David Rolf, president of the Service Employees International Union, or SEIU 775, about the interconnections between economic and environmental health and ponder how a movement to improve wages and work conditions can also support efforts to protect the earth. 

(Healthwatch returns next week.)

Oregon writer Doug Matheson, author of "actually THINKING vs. just BELIEVING"

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Oregon writer Doug Matheson, author of "actually THINKING vs. just BELIEVING"
Host Per Fagereng speaks with Oregon author Doug Matheson about his new book "actually THINKING vs. just BELIEVING."

Panel on Banning Land Mines and the History of Land Mines in Laos

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Panel on Banning Land Mines and the History of Land Mines in Laos
On the Radiozine today we feature excerpts from a recent Portland panel discussion on the need to ban land mines.
The event was organized and introduced by Lynn Bradach, an advocate with Handicap International. She lost her son, a U.S. Marine, when his team accidentally detonated a cluster bomb in Iraq.
Ms Bradach has spent time in Laos, one of the most heavily cluster-bomb contaminated countries in the world.

Dan Austin Interview about Bike In Movie at Hawthorne Hostel and Economic Update with Rick Wolff

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Dan Austin Interview about Bike In Movie at Hawthorne Hostel and Economic Update with Rick Wolff
We speak with writer and filmmaker Dan Austin, who will be at the Hawthorne Hostel tomorrow night for their annual Bike In Movie event, the documentary “True Fans.”
At 11:15 we'll hear the latest installment of Economic Update with host Richard Wolff speaking with Professor James Russell about the Retirement Crisis in the US.
http://www.democracyatwork.info/radio/

Combat Paper Project: Transforming Military Uniforms into Sheets of Handmade Paper

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Combat Paper Project: Transforming Military Uniforms into Sheets of Handmade Paper

Guest Drew Cameron talks about his work with the Combat Paper Project. He is currently artist in residence at the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland. 

Drew Cameron is co-founder of Combat Paper Project, a national program that works directly with communities affected by combat to transform military uniforms into sheets of handmade paper, which become works of art. During his residency, Cameron is accepting donated clothing to use in his papermaking process. The objects produced will be encoded with memory, becoming unique portraits of former owners.

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

program: 
Radiozine
program date: 
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

program: 
Radiozine
program date: 
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

program: 
Radiozine
program date: 
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

program: 
Radiozine
program date: 
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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program: 
Radiozine
program date: 
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.

  • Length: 28:24 minutes (13 MB)
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The Bliss Experiment: 28 days to personal transformatoin.

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program: 
Radiozine
program date: 
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/

  • Length: 30:20 minutes (27.77 MB)
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Oregon Rules for Complementary and Alternative Practitioners

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program: 
Radiozine
program date: 
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

program: 
Radiozine
program date: 
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.

  • Length: 51:36 minutes (47.24 MB)
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Interview with So Much Pretty author Cara Hoffman

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program: 
Radiozine
program date: 
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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program: 
Radiozine
program date: 
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.”

Comments

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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