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Chilean reggae musicians talk about their music and life in Chile today
TR Reid, advocate for universal health care, is interviewed by Roberta Hall
 

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Radiozine on 03/26/10

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Fri, 03/26/2010 - 11:30am - 11:45am
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Adult Miniature Golf Apocalypse

Host S.W. Conser highlights Smash Putt: Portland’s Adult Miniature Golf Apocalypse: a temporary miniature golf /art exhibition on West Burnside.

Radiozine on 03/26/10

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Fri, 03/26/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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The Sustainable World Sourcebook: Critical Issues, Viable Solutions, Resources for Action.

Vinit Allen, an advocate and activist in the arenas of the environment, peace and human rights for over 30 years, talks about the Sustainable World Sourcebook: Critical Issues, Viable Solutions, Resources for Action.

The Sustainable World Coalition's purpose is to provide educational materials that foster strong engagement in personal and planetary sustainability. The Coalition is a project of Earth Island Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to environmental sustainability and social justice. They are based in Berkeley, CA.

Radiozine on 03/24/10

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Wed, 03/24/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Diane Tweten of Citizens for Portland Water on privatization of water & challenging EPA LT2 rule

For over 100 years Portlanders have safely been drinking water from the Bull Run reservoir where it is treated organically and naturally, but in applying a "one-size fits all" rule the Environmental Protection Agency has mandated that the City cover its reservoirs and build filtration plants. The average Portland water bill could double in the next five years if the city complies.  Host Stephanie Potter will talk with Diane Tweten of Citizens for Portland Water about how this issue relates to the trend of corporate influences toward privatization of water, and how Citizens for Portland Water is attempting to challenge the EPA ruling. 

 

 

Radiozine on 03/22/10

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Mon, 03/22/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Culture Is Our Weapon

The guest is Damian Platt, co-author with Patrick Neate, of CULTURE IS OUR WEAPON: Making Music and Changing Lives in Rio De Janeiro.

Damian will talk about his work with the Rio-based NGO AfroReggae, a group who uses music and art to keep the children of Rio’s favelas out of the pervasive drug trade. AfroReggae was forged out of the 1993 police massacre of 21 people in one of the favelas. Founded by ex-drug traffickers, AfroReggae works to take young people out of the drug/gang culture and harness the ingenuity and creativity of their communities to provide positive alternatives for young people. It shows the side of Rio beyond the tans of Ipanema and the pageantry of Carnival - the Rio you won’t find in any tourist guidebook.

Radiozine on 02/26/10

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Fri, 02/26/2010 - 11:45am - 12:00pm
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Local poet for Black History Month

Host Shaheed Haamid presents a reading by a local African-American poet for Black History Month.

Radiozine on 02/26/10

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Fri, 02/26/2010 - 11:00am - 11:45am
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Stories of pioneer family life in Grant County, Oregon

Host Marianne Barisonek interviews local author Annette White-Parks about the book "Cowboy of the Rimrocks: A Memoir of Grant County, Oregon," by Emmett Cochran White, which tells the stories of pioneer family life in Grant County, Oregon from the arrival of the first Anglo settlers in the 1860s to the late 1940s. They will take listener calls on Oregon history.

Radiozine on 02/22/10

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Mon, 02/22/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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"Squeezed: What You Don't Know About Orange Juice."

Host Bruce Silverman interviews Alissa Hamilton, author of "Squeezed: What You Don't Know About Orange Juice."

Alissa Hamilton is a Food and Society Policy Fellow with the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. She lives in Toronto.

Close to three quarters of U.S. households buy orange juice. Its popularity crosses class, cultural, racial, and regional divides. Why do so many of us drink orange juice? How did it turn from a luxury into a staple in just a few years? More important, how is it that we don’t know the real reasons behind OJ’s popularity or understand the processes by which the juice is produced?

 

Radiozine on 02/15/10

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Mon, 02/15/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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License To Kill

License To Kill

Shaheed Haamid interviews Reverend Dr. Leroy Haines of the Albina Ministerial Alliance about the recent Portland police killing of Aaron Campbell and the community response to that action.

Radiozine on 02/08/10

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Mon, 02/08/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Health and Healthcare Forum

Host Roberta Hall interviews Dr. Chinh Le, a Vietnamese-born, American-trained pediatrician, who worked with the CDC and Vietnamese health leaders to design programs for HIV prevention and advocacy in Vietnam. He lives in Corvallis and works part time at the Benton County Health Clinic.

Radiozine on 01/27/10

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Wed, 01/27/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Host Erik Jorgensen interviews reporter Doug Fine, who will be in Portland for “Today's Transportation Choices” on Thursday January 28th. The workshop is from 9AM-1:30PM at the Portland International Auto Show at the Oregon Convention Center

As a young freelancer, Fine reported for the Washington Post, Salon, U.S. News and World Report, Sierra, Wired, Outside, National Public Radio, and other venues from little-visited jungle war zones like Burma, Rwanda, Laos, Guatemala and Tajikistan. He became a world-class adventure writer and investigative journalist, writing culturally insightful and funny dispatches. One of these, about democracy efforts in Burma, was read into the U.S. Congressional Record.

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Larry Merculieff on indigenous elder wisdom and modern day personal to global challenges.

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Thu, 04/19/2012

Host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher interviews Larry Merculieff who is won of the presenters at the Earth and Spirit Council's Earthday Conference this Friday, April 20th and Saturday, April 21st.

Larry Merculieff has almost four decades of experience serving his people, the Aleuts of the Pribilof Islands and other Alaska Native peoples in a number of capacities. His reach has been broad and varied—a few of the positions he’s held include: City Manager of St. Paul Island, Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Commerce and Economic Development, President and CEO of Tanadgusix Corporation, Chairman of the Board of The Aleut Corporation, and General Manager of the Central Bering Sea Fishermen’s Association (one of the six Community Development Quota groups created by Congress to receive fish allocations in Alaska).

From 2000–2003, Merculieff served as the Director of the Department of Public Policy and Advocacy in the Rural Alaska Community Action Program. As Director, Merculieff led the largest subsistence rights march in Alaska’s history and emceed the subsistence rally after the march. The march was instrumental in protecting Alaska Native subsistence rights.

Merculieff has helped found and lead numerous environmental organizations. He has also won numerous awards for his work. In 2007 he received the Buffet Finalist Award for Indigenous Leadership, and the Alaska Forum on the Environment Award for Environmental Excellence, for lifetime achievements in environment.

Close to Merculieff’s heart are issues related to cultural and community wellness, traditional ways of living, Elder wisdom, and the environment. Having had a traditional upbringing, Merculieff has been, and continues to be, a strong voice advocating the meaningful application of traditional knowledge and wisdom obtained from Elders.

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Duane Elgin on Great Transition Stories for Earth Day and Beyond

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Wed, 04/18/2012

We live in a time of converging crises -- climate change, financial disruption, energy shortages, species extinctions, the list goes on. "Life as usual" is on the verge of implosion. How do we enter this new era? How can we make sense of it? Visionary author and speaker, Duane Elgin acknowledges the threats, and yet speaks of hope. He points to trends in society and science that can help us to see an even bigger picture, what he calls "our larger story as a human family." Duane shares how a radical shift to sustainability and community is at hand if we can embrace the Great Transition Stories that could help us to become consciously transformed by the challenges of our time. Hosted by Stephanie Potter.

Duane will be presenting a workshop Our World in Transition at the Earth Day Conference 2012: for the Next Seven Generations, which is being offered by the Earth and Spirit Council in partnership with the Sylvania Campus of Portland Community College. KBOO is a proud co-sponsor of the Earth Day 2012 Conference & Celebration.

Friday, April 20 – At 6 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center there will be an evening fund raiser for the Earth and Spirit Council. Entrance is $5 for PCC students. Besides Duane Elgin, speakers include Grandmother Agnes Pilgrim, oldest living member of the Takelma Indians of Southern Oregon and world-renowned spiritual leader.

Saturday, April 21 – From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. it’s the Sylvania Campus Earth Day Conference. Free for students, the conference features 24 workshops and speakers including Kim Smith, environmental sociologist. Other presenters include: John Kallas, North American authority on edible plants; Peter Michael Bauer, founder of ReWild Portland; and Sean Cruz, co-founder of Friends of Celilo Falls.

Duane Elgin's books include Voluntary SimplicityThe Living UniversePromise Ahead, and Awakening Earth. In 2006, Duane received the international “Goi Peace Award” in recognition of his contribution to a global “vision, consciousness, and lifestyle” that fosters a “more sustainable and spiritual culture.

Chemical Pollutants in Household Products

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Mon, 04/16/2012

 Health and Health Care Forum

Host Roberta Hall speaks with Maye Thompson, one of the organizers of the Northwest Environmental Health Conferences and Jen Coleman, outreach coordinator for the Oregon Environmental Council, about chemical pollutants in household products.

Korean women farmers have an alternative to American agribusiness

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Mon, 04/09/2012

 Former KBOO volunteer Kellyn Gross sent us this report from Korea, where she as been living.

The controversial Korea-United States Free Trade Agreement went into effect on March 15 after nearly five years of debate and protests in Korea's capitol of Seoul.  The FTA stands to be detrimental to Korean farmers and small merchants.  Yet despite the ratification of the KORUS-FTA, Korean women farmers already have an alternative to American agribusiness.

 

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Jon Rasmussen interviews Steve Weiss on The Sandy River and the Sandy River Restoration Expo

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Thu, 03/29/2012

Host Jon Rasmussen interviews Steve Weis, Sandy River Basin Watershed Council Executive Director, about the the second annual Sandy River Restoration Expo and about the ecosystem of the Sandy River and its importance to Northwest Oregon.

The Sandy River Restoration Expo: a Landowner Resource Fair will take place at Sandy High School, 17100 SE Bluff Rd. Sandy Oregon from 8:30 am to 1:00 on Saturday April 7, 2012. Field tours are conducted in the afternoon, between 1:00 and 4:30 pm. For a complete schedule go to www.sandyriver.org/expo

Sponsors for the event include the Clackamas County Soil and Water Conservation District, Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, and the Portland Water Bureau. The Sandy River Basin Watershed Council is an independent; citizen led non-profit organization whose mission is to protect the natural, cultural, and historical resources of the Sandy River Basin.

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Support urged for Crater Lake Wilderness Proposal

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Wed, 03/28/2012

A coalition of environmental organizations are supporting the “Crater Lake Wilderness” proposal to protect the 90-mile wildlife corridor of forests, mountains and streams around Crater Lake by designating it as Wilderness. This would create miles of uninterrupted wilderness along the backbone of the southern Oregon Cascades with migration corridors up through the Umpqua National Forest. A FREE slide show in Portland on March 29 will highlight some of the spectacular trees, vistas and waterfalls that are in the wild forests of the Crater Lake Wilderness proposal.  At present, Crater Lake, which is Oregon's only national park, is facing three forest clear cut proposals which threaten thousands of acres of forest around the park. Host Stephanie Potter discusses the wilderness proposal with Erik Fernandez of Oregon WildSarah Higgenbotham of Environment Oregon and Bob Hoehne of the Umpqua Watershed's Wild on Wilderness (WOW) committee.

Free Slide Show presentations will be held at:

  • March 28th, 7 pm: Salem Public Library, 585 SE Liberty St., "A" Anderson Hall, Salem, OR
  • March 29th, 7 pm: Sellwood Public House, 8132 SE 13th, Portland, Oregon

 

Who Is Fenix LAX?

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Mon, 03/26/2012

Mario Cruz aka FenixLAX is a former graffiti artist who has turned his street talents into penetrating photography and illustration in what he calls Futuristic Pop Art. FenixLAX is a dynamic artist, flamboyant personality and business savvy young star transplanted here in Portland, Oregon.

Tune into KBOO on Monday, March 26th at 11:30am on the Morning Radiozine for our discussion on his experiences and new company titled Conflict Diamonds, a brand centered on raising awareness and compassion.


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Who Is FenixLAX?

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Mon, 03/26/2012

Hosted by Carlos Chavez

 Mario Cruz aka FenixLAX is a former graffiti artist who has turned his street talents into penetrating photography and illustration in what he calls Futuristic Pop Art. FenixLAX is a dynamic artist, flamboyant personality and business savvy young star transplanted here in Portland, Oregon.

 

 

 

Concordia’s TEDx event on "Becoming Extraordinary"

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Fri, 03/16/2012

Host Robyn Shanti speaks with Michelle Jones, a faculty member at Concordia University and coordinator of the TEDxConcordiaUPortland, and Jackie Hendrickson and Sean Wheaton of Concordia University.

TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) has held conferences for more than 25 years, giving innovative speakers a chance to “make a presentation of a lifetime” which spread “ideas worth sharing.”  For several years, TED has licensed local TEDx events.

This year’s theme is “Becoming Extraordinary.” Every extraordinary action in the world stemmed from an ordinary person. This year's theme is designed to bring out each individual's own extraordinariness. Through this year's TEDx Talks, attendees will be inspired by real life examples of ordinary individuals who have been, done, or found their own extraordinariness to impact their world.

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Baba Wagué Diakité of Mali on the importance of story and his upcoming offerings at the Earth and Spirit Council

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Thu, 03/08/2012

 Host Tami Dean speaks with local artist, writer, illustrator and story teller Baba Wagué Diakité, who will be giving a lecture on Fading From the Past: Ancient Mali and Beyond and a workshop on Why We Tell Stories as part of The Natural Way: Indigenous Voices of the Earth and Spirit Council.  Larry Hawk is also present to talk some about the work of Earth and Spirit Council.

The lecture is Friday, March 9, 2012, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the PSU Native American Student and Community Center, 710 SW Jackson Street, Portland, Oregon. Donation: $10-20 requested. No one will be turned away.

The workshop is Saturday, March 10, 2012, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 1838 Southwest Jefferson Street, Portland, OR. Cost: $50 (Register athttp://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/227640)

Baba Wagué Diakité introduces the epic story of the creation of Mali from the union of the Buffalo and Lion spirits. Their child Sundiata Keita, considered insignificant as a frail child, survives to fulfill a prophecy that unites a vast region known as Mali. Retold for generations, this epic gives insight into customs, values and wisdom of historical West Africa. Diakité will discuss how this collective history informs present day life of Malians and their place in a global society.

Writer, illustrator, sculptor and ceramic artist Baba Wagué Diakité was born in Mali, West Africa. He spent his early childhood in the small agricultural village of Kassaro. There he tended sheep, helped his grandparents in their rice and peanut fields, and listened to their parables and folktales as guidance in life. Diakité grew up drawing, first for his own pleasure, then for schoolwork and finally for part-time jobs. He first learned claywork after meeting American sculptor Ronna Neuenschwander, whom he later married. After moving to Portland, Oregon in 1985 Diakité soon gained attention as a ceramic artist and sculptor.

Diakité has presented drawing workshops and storytelling sessions throughout the United States, including the Smithsonian’s Museum of African Art. He also gained recognition as a storyteller, and began writing children’s books as well as illustrating. His first children’s book, The Hunterman and the Crocodile, won a Coretta Scott King Honor Book Award in 1998.

Diakité’s workshop, Why We Tell Stories, will introduce participants to his home country of Mali and discuss the importance of storytelling as a tool for imparting knowledge, tell short stories, and then open up the workshop to a writing exercise entitled "Flexing Your Mind: Collaborative Storytelling". More information about Baba Wagué Diakité is available at www.ko-falen.org.

Details about Natural Way: Indigenous Voices programs can be found on the Earth and Spirit
Council website www.earthandspirit.org.

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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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