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Radiozine on 07/22/11

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Fri, 07/22/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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OIL & COAL - HOW MUCH LEFT?

Geoscientist David Hughes speaks on "OIL & COAL - HOW MUCH LEFT?" Geoscientist David Hughes is with the Association for the Study of Peak Oil, Fellow Post Carbon Institute. The program is from Radio Ecoshock.

David Hughes is a geoscientist who has studied the energy resources of Canada for nearly four decades, including 32 years with the Geological Survey of Canada as a scientist and research manager. He developed the National Coal Inventory to determine the availability and environmental constraints associated with Canada’s coal resources.

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

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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.

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Jose Bravo speaking on Environmental Justice and Chemical Pollutants

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Mon, 06/18/2012

 

Health and Healthcare Forum produced by Roberta Hall

This program features Jose Bravo, the keynote speaker at the NW Regional Environmental Health Conference, speaking on Environmental Justice and Chemical Pollutants

Jose T. Bravo is Executive Director of the Just Transition Alliance, which was founded in 1997 as a coalition of environmental justice and labor organizations.

José is a leader in Californian and national chemicals policy reform work, and Green Chemistry as a member of  Safer Chemicals Healthy Families and Californians for a Healthy and Green Economy (CHANGE). He is on the steering committee of the State Alliance for Federal Reform of Chemicals Policy (SAFER) and works directly with Environmental Justice (EJ) Communities and Labor (Organized and Unorganized).  José’s work in social justice issues is rooted in his upbringing in the Southern California farm fields alongside both his parents.  José has also worked on immigrant rights issues since his days as a student organizer in the 80’s to the present.  José has participated in the Environmental Justice movement since 1990, over the years he has gained recognition as a national and international leader in the EJ movement. José is also serves on the board of Communities for a Better Environment.

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Fri, 06/15/2012

 Dan Johnson interviews Sharon Sites Adams the author of "Pacific Lady" The First Woman to Sail Solo Across the World's Largest Ocean. 

Not only will Sharon describe her sailing experiences, in addition she will tell about some of the places she has visited during her sailing adventures. 

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Itafari Foundation

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Thu, 05/31/2012

Vicky Trabosh, co-founder of the Itafari Foundation talks about a fundraiser Friday, June 1st, for this local nonprofit organization that works to help communities in Rwanda.

The event, Building Hope and a School Brick by Brick is Friday, June 1st at 7PM (Doors open at 6) at World Forestry Center, Miller Hall with desserts, drinks, music and Rwandan dancers.

Vicky Trabosh took a trip 7 years ago that changed her life. Seeing the people of Rwanda living on 1 dollar a day without complaining, and all that they have suffered in their past inspired Vicky. She started her own nonprofit and named it Itafari, meaning brick in Rwanda language. She has started several programs to help the community, families, children and women and is now building a high school.

http://www.itafari.org

Fresh Start offers free education on natural health topics

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Wed, 05/23/2012

Americans have a lower life expectancy rate, higher rates of heart disease and cancer, and an infant mortality rate that is twice as high as other rich industrialized nations. With the intention of restoring "the nation to natural optimum health," a nonprofit health organization Fresh Start, was recently founded here in Portland to provide free education to the public on natural health topics. "We believe that America's health crisis can be turned around, and we can do that through making the best information available to the people."

With host Stephanie Potter, join co-founders Robert Gordon, Jr., Fresh Start manager; Amy Rutherford-Close, Certified Personal Trainer/Sports Nutritionist; Michael Hunter Fitness Enthusiast/Patient Advocate, and find out what they're up to. 

"The Great Divergence: America's Growing Inequality Crisis and What We Can Do about It"

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Fri, 05/18/2012
Host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher speaks with Timothy Noah, author of "The Great Divergence: America's Growing Inequality Crisis and What We Can Do about It."

For the past three decades, America has steadily become a nation of haves and have-nots. We have less equality of income than Venezuela, Kenya, or Yemen.

In "The Great Divergence", Timothy Noah explains not only how the Great Divergence has come about, but why it threatens American democracy—and most important, how we can begin to reverse it.

 

 

 

 

Klamath Basin Refuge - water conflicts and bird die-offs

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Mon, 04/30/2012

Hosted by Stephanie Potter

Most of the lakes and marshes of the Lower Klamath were drained for agriculture nearly 100 years ago, but the Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge in Southern Oregon and Northern California is still the most important waterfowl habitat on the Pacific Flyway. However, last month 10,000 or more birds died there from overcrowding as a result of a water cut-off by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. This was the biggest die-off in a decade. The refuge is last in line for water, behind farmers and endangered fish, and as global warming heats up, scarce water supplies are likely to become even scarcer.

Tune in and join the discussion as a representative from the US Fish and Wildlife Service provides an initial overview, and then host Stephanie Potter is joined by Steve Pedery of Oregon Wild and Jim McCarthy of WaterWatch to talk about the issues and what needs to be done.

 
 
 

 

Klamath Wildlife Refuges -- for the birds?

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Mon, 04/30/2012

Most of the lakes and marshes of the Klamath Basin were "reclaimed" and drained for agriculture nearly 100 years ago--only 20% remain, but the Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex on the Oregon/California border, is still the most important waterfowl habitat on the Pacific Flyway. However, last month over 10,000 birds died there from overcrowding as a result of a water cut-off by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. This was the biggest die-off in a decade. The refuges there are last in line for water, behind farmers and endangered fish, and as global warming heats up, scarce water supplies are likely to become even scarcer.  Matt Braun, spokesperson for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) provides an initial overview, and then host Stephanie Potter is joined by Steve Pedery of Oregon Wild and Jim  McCarthy  of WaterWatch.

(Unique among the more than 500 wildlife refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System, the USFWS allows broad-scale commercial agriculture within the Tule Lake and Lower Klamath refuges that provides no benefit to wildlife. View interactive maps here to see how the Klamath Basin has been altered by development.)

CALIFORNIA 90420, a documentary on Oaksterdam University

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Fri, 04/27/2012

Host Jay Thiemeyer interviews filmmaker Dean Shull about his new documentary CALIFORNIA 90420 which  looks at Oaksterdam University, the nation's only college preparing students for work in the medical marijuana industry. The film shows at the Clinton Street Theater in Portland starting Friday, April 27th.

90420 focuses on the rapidly open and growing marijuana trade in the State of California. The film explores the burgeoning 'above ground' industry through the eyes of four, 20-something characters whose real lives are caught up in the changing green landscape.

The film follows faculty and students at California's Oaksterdam University, the nation's first college to prepare students for careers in the ever changing marijuana industry and the epicenter of legalization efforts in California. Recently federal agents from the DEA and IRS raided Oaksterdam University as well as the home of Oaksterdam University Founder, Richard Lee. Although medical marijuana is legal in California, it is still prohibited under federal law, leaving Oaksterdam in a precarious legal limbo.

CALIFORNIA 90420 is a New Coast Productions Film directed by Dean Shull (Waiting...) and produced and written by Dean Shull, Steve Roberts and Colin Goldman. The film features Dale Sky Jones and Oaksterdam co-founders Richard Lee and Jeff Jones.

For more information on CALIFORNIA 90420, including a complete list of theaters showing the film, please visit: www.90420.com.

Clinton Street Theater, Portland

4-27 @7pm, 9pm

4-28 @7pm, 9pm

4-29 @7pm, 9pm

4-30 @7pm, 9pm

5-1 @7pm, 9pm

5-2 @7pm, 9pm

5-3 @7pm, 9pm

 

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The Developmental Origins of Obesity

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Mon, 04/23/2012

 Health and Health Care Forum

Host Roberta Hall presents Dr. Jerrold Heindel, a scientist at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in North Carolina. He spoke about the Developmental Origins of Obesity at the Northwest Environmental Health conference.

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Fri, 04/20/2012

 Dan Johnson interviews Mya Chamberlin and Glen Ulmer about the upcoming 4th annual Gay & Grey Expo 2012, taking place at Friendly House on Saturday May 12th from 9am til 4pm.

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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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