Tune in to KBOO's Morning Radiozine for intriguing Public Affairs programming every Monday through Friday!
Melinda Bernert hosts a pilot program called "Mediaocrity," which looks at how local media covers or doesn't cover the issues we care about. She'll speak with Eric Boehlert, who writes for Media Matters about the layoff trend of newspapers and other media outlets. Layoffs of the most experienced and expensive employees leaves a huge hole in knowledge, institutional memory and experience. The Oregonian and Columbian have layed off 150 employees in the last nine months
- Title: Mediaocrity
- Length: 58:28 minutes (23.42 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 22kHz 56Kbps (CBR)
Leonardo Cerda is an Ecuadorian youth climate, energy and sustainability activist. He is part of an organization called FAOICIN that is running a campaign to promote sustainable projects as an alternative for communities, associations, and other indigenous social actors to promote the recovery of ancestral customs.
Host Per Fagereng speaks with Robert Parry, award-winning investigative journalist for Consortium News. Parry's books include Lost History: Contras, Cocaine, the Press & "Project Truth;" Secrecy & Privilege: Rise of the Bush Dynasty from Watergate to Iraq; Secrecy and Privilege: the Rise of the Bush Dynasty from Watergate to Iraq and "Neck Deep: The Disastrous Presidency of George W. Bush," written with two of his sons, Sam and Nat.. His recent pieces include "The Danger of Keeping Robert Gates" and "Obama Risks Clinton-Era Mistakes," which states: "After a masterful campaign, Barack Obama seems headed toward some fateful mistakes as he assembles his administration by heeding the advice of Washington's Democratic insider community, a collective group that represents little 'change you can believe in.' ..."
- Title: Robert Parry,investigative journalist for Consortium News
- Length: 26:43 minutes (24.46 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
Robyn Shanti hosts Strengthening Our Local Economy with Marcia Meyers from the Real Wealth of Portland Group. They discuss ways to make the local economy more vibrant.
- Title: Strengthening Our Local Economy
- Length: 39:35 minutes (36.24 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
Host Kathleen Stephenson speaks with poet, essayist, playwright and screen writer Susan Griffin about her new book Wrestling with Angel of Democracy, the Autobiography of an American Citizen. Griffin is known for her innovative style. Her groundbreaking book Woman and Nature is an extended prose-poem. A Chorus of Stones, the Private Life of War, blends history and memoir as does Wrestling with Angel of Democracy, the Autobiography of an American Citizen her most recent book. This work explores the state of mind that engenders and sustains democracy. Griffin draws connections between the destruction of nature, the diminishment of women and racism, and traces the causes of war to denial in both private and public life, her work moves beyond the boundaries of form and perception.
- Title: Susan Griffin on Wrestling With the Angel of Democracy
- Producer: Kathleen Stephenson
- Length: 28:36 minutes (26.19 MB)
- Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
Marianne Barisonek speaks with Corvallis writer Michele Ulriksen about Reform at Victory, her non-fiction memoir about her experience as a teen in a locked-down unlicensed/unregulated fundamentalist Baptist reform school
Host Stephanie Potter speaks with filmmaker Josh Tickell about FUEL, the winner of the 2008 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award for Best Documentary. His film explores our nation’s dependence on foreign oil and looks at alternative solutions. "Fuel" has been garnering standing ovations, and premieres today (Friday/11/14), in downtown Portland at the Fox Tower Stadium. Josh will be available at the 7:30 showings tonight and tomorrow to speak with the audience.
Host Elizabeth Fournier interviews Marilyn Yalom about her study of American cemeteries, their history and their changing rules.