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A Preview of the Village Building Convergence 2015

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Fri, 05/01/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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A Preview of the Village Building Convergence 2015

We speak with Ted Swaggerty, Board President and Event Team leader with the Village Building Convergence, and Tiana-Lei Flora, Lead Liaison for Community Projects.
They'll talk about what's happening with the Village Building Conference this year including new venues for events and Hands-on Action - Sustainable Community Projects at more than 20 sites. The Convergence happens May 29th - June 7th.

Why Oregon Needs Universal Health Care

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Fri, 05/01/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Why Oregon Needs Universal Health Care
Roberta Hall hosts Health and Health Care Forum

The goal of the Health Inequities Symposium held on April 21st - 22nd at Oregon State University and sponsored by the Student Health Service was to encourage discussions of ways to improve community health by reducing discrimination, social inequities, and other barriers.  Three guests on this program — Mike Huntington, Tim Roach, and Ron Green —  talked on a panel titled “Why Oregon Needs Universal Health Care." Host Roberta Hall asks them about their views and about the hearing on SB 631, a bill to establish universal coverage for Oregonians, which takes place at the Capitol in Salem on Monday, May 4th, at 3:00PM, in hearing room A..

Dr. Thor Hanson on "The Triumph of Seeds"

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Wed, 04/29/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Dr. Thor Hanson on "The Triumph of Seeds"

Host Gene Bradley speaks with Dr. Thor Hanson about his new book, The Triumph of Seeds. Thor Hanson, author of Feathers, takes us on a scientific adventure through the wild and beautiful world of seeds. 

Dr. Thor Hanson is a Guggenheim Fellow, a Switzer Environmental Fellow, and an award winning author and biologist.  His books include The Triumph of Seeds, The Impenetrable Forest, and Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle, which won the John Burroughs Medal and was nominated for The Samuel Johnson Prize.  It also received the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize and a Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award.  

Love, Loss and Survival in Congo with Lisa J. Shannon

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Mon, 04/27/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Love, Loss and Survival in Congo with Lisa J. Shannon
We speak with Portlander Lisa J. Shannon about her new book Mama Koko and the Hundred Gunman: An Ordinary Family's Extraordinary Tale of Love, Loss, and Survival in Congo.
Lisa has founded and led multiple international campaigns, including Run for Congo Women and Sister Somalia, which have directly aided and empowered more than 100,000 women and children living through war. Currently she is working on a campaign for a legally binding UN Convention on Violence Against Women.

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

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Debate on the Role of Israel in the Gaza Crisis

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Wed, 01/14/2009

On the Jan 15 Radiozine, KBOO hosts a two part program on the crisis in Gaza. First, a debate on the role of Israel in the crisis. Then, an update on what's happening there.  This is part one.  Bob Horenstein, the Communications Director of the Jewish Federation of Portland voices his support of the current Israel invasion of the Gaza strip.  He is opposed by Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh, a former Yale University Professor, currently at Bethlehem University, and author of the book, Sharing the Land of Canaan

Siddharth Kara: author of Sex Trafficking: Inside The Business of Modern Slavery

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Mon, 01/12/2009

Host Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews Siddharth Kara author of the new book               
Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery. His book chronicles his
travels around the globe to investigate the business of sex slavery in the world today.
He brings us the stories of escaped slaves from Nepal to Albania and he details the
economics of one of the most profitable businesses in history.
Learn how the policies of the United States and the International Monetary Fund in the past
two decades have led to an unprecedented
increase in the trafficking of girls and young women.                   
Kara performed a detailed examination of the
economics of sex slavery in each country he visited and
has developed a strategy to end it in a new brand of Abolitionist
movement. He is on the Board of Directors of Free The Slaves,
a Washington D. C. based organization dedicated to ending slavery
world wide. The United States Senate designated January IIth
Human Trafficking Awareness Day. The organization Soroptimists International
are sponsoring legislation to advance the struggle against slavery
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Endangered Drills In Africa

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Thu, 01/08/2009

Drills are endangered primates living in Nigeria and Cameroon in West Africa. Two Portlanders have spent the last twenty years there trying to save this species, and they've had some success. Liza Gadsby is interviewed by KBOO's Bruce Silverman.

The Invention of Air

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Thu, 01/08/2009

Host Michelle Shroeder Fletcher speaks with Steven Johnson, author of The Invention of Air, a book of world-changing ideas and a a story of genius and violence and friendship. It is the story of Joseph Priestley—scientist and theologian, protégé of Benjamin Franklin, friend of Thomas Jefferson—an eighteenth-century radical thinker who played pivotal roles in the invention of ecosystem science, the discovery of oxygen, the founding of the Unitarian Church, and the intellectual development of the United States.

Depleted Uranium: It's Everywhere!

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Wed, 01/07/2009

Dave Mazza interviews Leuren Moret, geoscientist and international expert on depleted uranium, who speaks at the Friends Meeting House on Sunday, January 11th.

Depleted Uranium's Growing Threat: An Interview with Leuren Moret

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Wed, 01/07/2009

The horrors of war don't end when the last gun falls silent. Unexploded shells, landmines, and other wartime hazards continue to take lives long after hostilities cease. Depleted uranium - or "DU" - one of the lesser know of these hazards, is spreading disease and death well beyond the battlefields on which it was once deployed. Originally viewed as a waste product in the production of fissionable nuclear material, depleted uranium was found to be effective in the manufacture of armor piercing projectiles and bombs. DU armaments are in use by the United States, Russia and several other nations. The U.S. has used DU armaments in the First Gulf War, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq. Israel has received DU armaments from the United States and reportedly have used them in the current hostilities in Gaza.

There is a growing scientific debate over the health impacts of residue from expended DU weapons. Increased rates in diabetes, neurological disorders and birth defects have been found where such weapons have been used. Other researchers point to evidence that DU residue introduced into the environment is spreading, contaminating skies, waterways and soil thousands of miles from the scenes of conflict.

Dave Mazza speaks with Leuren Moret, an international researcher on the impacts of DU. Leuren recently reported on the increased risk of infertility and reproductive cancers from DU exposure in Namaste Magazine.

James Abourezk about Gaza

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Mon, 01/05/2009

Per Fagereng talks about Gaza with James Abourezk, former senator from South Dakota.

The Narcotic Farm: The Rise and Fall of America's First Prison for Drug Addicts

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Thu, 01/01/2009

Host Michelle Schroeder-Fletcher speaks with Luke Walden, co-author of The Narcotic Farm: The Rise and Fall of America's First Prison for Drug Addicts. The book tells the story of The Narcotic Farm, a federal hospital/prison for drug addicts in Lexington, Kentucky that opened in 1935 and closed forty years later.

Luke Walden is a documentary film cameraman and editor whose most recent credits include a film about UN peacekeeping in war-torn countries.

Interview: Journalist Michelle Shepherd on Guantanamos's Child, Omar Khadr

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Mon, 12/29/2008

On January 26th, just six days after his inaugeration, President Obama
will face his first scheduled Guantanamo Tribunal. The trial of Canada born Omar Khadr
just 15 years old when captured by US forces following a firefight in
Aphghanistan is scheduled to begin.
Michelle Shepherd, Toronto Star National Security writer, and author
of Guantanamo's Child: The Untold Story of Omar Khadr, has documented his story and provides an onsite account of his six year incarceration in Guantanamo. Hear the latest developments in the case, new evidence that has been surfacing in pre-trial hearings and the response of the Canadian government and public to his plight.

 

Heidi Boisvert, media manager at Breakthrough

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Mon, 12/29/2008

Host Kathleen Stephenson speaks with Heidi Boisvert, media manager at Breakthrough, a group which promotes human rights by developing new media including downloadable games. Boisvert helped to create the game ICED or I Can End Deportation to spark dialogue and create awareness of unfair U.S. immigration policies.

www.homelandgitmo.com

www.icedgame.com 

www.breakthrough.tv

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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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