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Exclusive Interview: Catherine Mater on Why She Was Fired from the OR Transportation Commission

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Fri, 01/30/2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Catherine Mater Speaks Out on Why She Was Fired from the Oregon Transportation Commission

Why did Governor Kitzhaber fire Catherine Mater from the Oregon Transportaion Commission after she cast the tie-breaking vote against the Port of St Helen's application for $2 million to benefit a coal shipping project with Ambre Energy? In this interview for KBOO with host Roberta Hall, Mater gives a full explanation of the Commission’s proc

Dr. Vern Saboe on the Rights of Injured Workers under Oregon Law

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Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Dr. Vern Saboe on the Rights of Injured Workers under Oregon Law
Health and Health Care Forum

Dr. Vern Saboe talks with host host Roberta Hall about injured workers' rights, specifically, the right under Oregon law to choose what treatment provider s/he sees after an injury on the job. In some cases, injured workers do not know their rights and are sent directly to a clinic of the employer’s choosing. We discuss a proposed legislative remedy and how this remedy has been blocked when it has come before the legislature in the past. In this discussion we learn about a means by which the will of legislators, and by extension the will of the people who elect them, can be circumvented, not just in this type of case but perhaps others as well.

From Economic Update "Spinning Out of Control" with host Richard Wolff

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Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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From Economic Update "Spinning Out of Control" with host Richard Wolff
Economic Update with host Richard Wolff: Spinning Out of Control  

Updates on Obama's SOTU speech, ECB pumps up money supply to stimulate Europe, forgiving Greece's (just like Germany's) debts, and US housing extremes. Response to questions on global wealth inequality and Switzerland's currency maneuvers. Interview with Dr. Harriet Fraad on US economy's disastrous impact on children.

http://rdwolff.com/

The Rev. Madison Shockley on the capacity of terrorists of all types to exploit all religions

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Mon, 01/19/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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The Rev. Madison Shockley on the capacity of terrorists of all types to exploit all religions
From the Series Truthdig Radio we hear an interview with The Rev. Madison Shockley, who says it's wrong to think of terrorists as Islamic or Christian.

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Zuade Kaufman / Truthdig

http://www.truthdig.com/

The Rev. Madison Shockley is the pastor of the Pilgrim United Church of Christ (UCC) in Carlsbad, Calif.  Originally ordained in the African Methodist Episcopal Church in 1979, he has served churches in St. Louis, Denver, Seattle and Los Angeles. Shockley, who was raised in Mid-city Los Angeles, was active in Los Angeles politics before being called to Pilgrim Church in 2004.

Techno Solutionism: Building "Substitute" Nature Why Technology Will Not Save the World

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Fri, 01/16/2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Michael Huesemann and John Greer on Techno Solutionism

We hear another panel discussion from the Teach-In on why Technology will not save the world recorded at the TEACH-IN: TECHNO-UTOPIANISM & THE FATE OF THE EARTH October 25-26, Great Hall of the Cooper Union in New York City. It was organized by THE INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON GLOBALIZATION.

This panel on Techno Solutionism: Building "Substitute" Nature features:

Michael Huesemann, a research scientist with a special interest in sustainability and critical science. He has specialized in environmental biotechnology for more than 25 years. His books include Techno-Fix: Why Technology Won't Save Us or the Environment.

Spike and Mike's Festival of Animation

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Thu, 01/15/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Spike and Mike's Festival of Animation
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Host S.W. Conser speaks with Spike from Spike and Mike's Festival of Animation about the special engagement screening of the 2015 Spike and Mike Festival of Animation at the Portland Convention Center as part of the Wizard World Portland Comic Con Jan 23 - 25. 

The special Festival of Animation screening contains 3 entirely unique festivals: the 30th Anniversary Award Winning Animation Festival, a Pop Culture Animation Festival & the annual Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation.  Featured are Award Winning animations from 11 different countries who have gotten critical acclaim from Oscars, Sundance, Cannes and many other prestigious institutions.


A Dream Remembered?: Martin Luther King Jr and the Grassroots Civil Rights Movement

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Mon, 01/12/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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A Dream Remembered?: Martin Luther King Jr and the Grassroots Civil Rights Movement

From the series: Making Contact we hear "A Dream Remembered?: Martin Luther King Jr and the Grassroots Civil Rights Movement." 

On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28th 1963, Martin Luther King Jr delivered one of the most famous speeches of all time. But it nearly didn't happen. On this special edition of Making Contact for MLK Day, Gary Younge, author of The Speech talks about Martin Luther King Junior's Dream and the story behind it.

Gary Younge, author of The Speech: Martin Luther King Jr's Dream and the Story Behind It .

Special thanks to the New School for use of their recording.

http://www.radioproject.org/

Water Worlds: Teach me How to Riffle

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Fri, 01/02/2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Water World Episode 3 Teach me how to RIFFLE
Water World: Episode 3, Janurary 2, 2015

Kristin Yount interviews Don Blair. Don Blair was on the team that produced the RIFFLE or Remote Field Logger Electronics. The RIFFLE can test salinity, turbidity and conductivity of water bodies. The at-home tester, civic scientist or inquisitive mind can operate a RIFFLE by immearsing the thing in a local body of water in a two liter bottle.

For more go to
http://publiclab.org/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8HmB9FN6lk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-L-WFSRkyXk

Given the state of affairs with changing water-sheds it is important for every person to understand where our water comes from and what are the signs that our water quality has changed. 

Public Health for People with Disabilities and Public Health and Addressing Climate Change

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Mon, 12/29/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Public Health for People with Disabilities and Public Health and Addressing Climate Change
Health and Health Care Forum with host Roberta Hall

The third program from the Oregon Public Health Conference for 2014 features keynoter Gloria Krahn, (pictured above), who presents the case that people with disabilities represent a health disparity population; she reviews the history of progress in how disabled people have been addressed and points toward additional efforts that are being made.
And later we hear about the role of public health in addressing climate change, in a discussion with Zach Baker, (pictured below) whose background is in public health and environmental concerns, and who also has become involved in public policy by serving on a city council and as an aide to a state legislator.

Exclusive interview with lawyer Stanley Cohen on effort to release ISIS hostage

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Mon, 12/29/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Exclusive interview with lawyer Stanley Cohen on effort to release ISIS hostage
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On this KBOO exclusive, we speak with Stanley Cohen, the lifelong activist lawyer whose commitment to justice has brought him to odds with the US government on more than one occasion.

This time, however, Stanley found himself in the position of having to coordinate with State Department officials when he traveled to Jordan in October as a private individual to try to secure the release of Peter Abdul-Rahman Kassig, who had been taken hostage by ISIS.

Whether the Jordanian government intentionally mis-led their powerful U.S. ally, or the U.S. had no intention of allowing it, the release effort was sabotaged when Jordan arrested one of those involved.  Soon after that sabotage, Kassig was killed by his captors.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Diane Wilson

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Mon, 12/29/2008

 Diane Wilson talks with host Marianne Barisonek about her book "Holy Roller: Growing Up in the Church of Knock Down, Drag Out; or, How I Quit Loving a Blue-Eyed Jesus"

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

Tom Moon, "1,000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die"

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Mon, 12/22/2008

Host Ed Goldberg speaks with Tom Moon, author of "1,000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die," a list to read and argue about.

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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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