Radiozine

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

 

Coming Soon

Charles Fishman on "The Big Thirst" and a Panel of Scholars on Power: Definitions and Origins
Walking in Two Worlds from the series Making Contact
Carey Perloff, Artistic Director of American Conservatory Theater on her New Memoir, Beautiful Chaos
 

Episode Archive

Update on Gaza

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Air date: 
Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:00am - 11:20am
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Update on Gaza
Host Jenka Soderberg speaks with Mohammad Nabil, a Palestinian from Gaza who has been living in Portland for the past two years while he pursued a Master’s degree from the Pacific NW College of Art. He talks about the most recent deaths from Israeli bombings in his homeland.

New Devices to Monitor Air Pollution

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Air date: 
Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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New Devices to Monitor Air Pollution
Health and Health Care Forum with host Roberta Hall

Honduras

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Air date: 
Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Honduras

Host Kathleen Stephenson speaks with local activists Raechel Townsend and her husband Dany Cavedo, who is from Honduras, about the situation in Honduras and how it related to the children coming to the U.S. fleeing violence in their home countries. They'll also talk about helping a community in Honduras build a community radio station.

A Navajo Elder Remembered

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Air date: 
Tue, 07/15/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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A Navajo Elder Remembered

Art Focus is off today. Instead we'll hear a program from the series "Sprouts called A Navajo Elder Remembered." 

David Cay Johnston on Health Care Inequality

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Air date: 
Mon, 06/30/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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David Cay Johnston on Health Care Inequality

Health and Health Care Forum

Writer Jean Kwok on her latest work

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Air date: 
Mon, 06/23/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Writer Jean Kwok on her latest work

Host Sarika Mehta interviews writer Jean Kwok about her latest work "Mambo in Chinatown".
 
Jean Kwok immigrated from Hong Kong to Brooklyn when she was five and worked in a Chinatown clothing factory for much of her childhood. She won early admission to Harvard, where she worked as many as four jobs at a time, and graduated with honors in English and American literature, before going on to earn an MFA in fiction at Columbia. In between her degrees, she worked for three years as a professional ballroom dancer for Fred Astaire Studios in New York City. 

2nd Annual Resistance Ecology Conference, June 27 to 29: "Moving Theory to Action"

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Air date: 
Mon, 06/23/2014 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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Discussion with organizers of 2014 Resistance Ecology Conference, at Portland State University

Host Stephanie Potter speaks with Justin Kay and Tim Hitchins, organizers of the 2nd Annual Resistance Ecology Conference (2014)

The Beehive Design Collective on part three of their trilogy about globalization in the Americas

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Air date: 
Fri, 06/20/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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The Beehive Design Collective on part three of their trilogy about globalization in the Americas

From the series Sprouts an interview with the Beehive Design Collective about their third and final image in the Beehive's trilogy about globalization in the Americas, focusing on resistance to mega-infrastructure projects that are literally paving the way for free trade agreements that devastate local economies and communities. Audio of the interview is used to "see" the story of the MezoAmerica Resite
traveling art exhibit detailing the struggle for environmental justice in Central and South America. 

Danielle Krysa on her book "Creative Block"

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Air date: 
Fri, 06/20/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Danielle Krysa on her book "Creative Block"

Host Kathleen Stephenson speaks with artist and blogger Danielle Krysa about her new book Creative Block: Get Unstuck, Discover New Ideas: Advice and Projects from 50 Successful Artists.

Creative block presents the most crippling—and unfortunately universal—challenge for artists.  Danielle Krysa interviewed 50 successful international artists working in different mediums.  She talks about their insights on how to conquer self-doubt, stay motivated, and get new ideas to flow. 

Before You Know It, a documentary about the first Out generation of LGBT seniors

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Air date: 
Tue, 06/10/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Before You Know It, a documentary about the first Out generation of LGBT seniors

(Stage and Studio is off today.)

Portland resident Dennis Creamer is a principal subject in BEFORE YOU KNOW IT, a new landmark documentary about the first Out generation of LGBT seniors.

Dennis is a former Florida resident who came out of the closet in his 70s after the death of his wife. He moved to Portland a few years ago, where he made a new home at Rainbow Vista, an LGBT retirement community. The documentary chronicles Dennis's journey and also addresses some of the unique issues faced by LGBT seniors, such as isolation and loneliness, housing discrimination, health problems and lack of family support, and how some LGBT seniors are dealing with the legalization of same-sex marriage.

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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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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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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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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.

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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.”

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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