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SOCIAL INSECURITY: 401(k)s and the Retirement Crisis with author James Russell

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Mon, 05/11/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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SOCIAL INSECURITY: 401(k)s and the Retirement Crisis with author James Russell

We speak with James Russell, author of SOCIAL INSECURITY: 401(k)s and the Retirement Crisis, published by Beacon Press.  He tells the story of a massive and international retirement robbery—a substantial transfer of wealth from everyday workers to Wall Street financiers via tremendously costly hidden fees. James Russell offers concrete ideas on how individuals and society can arrest this downward spiral.. 

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.

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Awake in the World with Michael Stone

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Tue, 02/21/2012

How do we live a balanced life in unbalanced times? Michael Stone is a yoga teacher, Buddhist and psychotherapist who believes spiritual practices such as yoga are not about escaping reality but about living in the present and with that awareness engaging our communities and speaking out when we see wrongdoing. Dave Mazza speaks with Stone  about this engaged way of living and his new book, Awake in the World: Teachings from Yoga & Buddhism for Living an Engaged Life. Stone teaches at Toronto's Centre of Gravity and comes to Portland March 9-11 to speak and teach at The Yoga Space.

Ceridwin Terrill on her memoir: "Part Wild: One Woman's Journey with a Creature Caught Between the Worlds of Wolves and Dogs"

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Mon, 02/13/2012

 Portland naturalist, adventurer and author Ceiridwin Terrill speaks about her life with Inyo, a wolfdog she aquired as a puppy in hopes of protection and companionship.  Her book, Part Wild: One Woman's Journey with a Creature Caught Between the Worlds of Wolves and Dogs, is a profoundly moving and informative memoir.  "Capturing the beauty of the natural world, the complexity of scientific ideas, and the pulse of human experience, Part Wild is the bittersweet memoir of a woman living with a wolfdog whose spark of wildness carries heavy responsibility, even danger, and leads the author to a deeper understanding of the miracle of ordinary dogs." --myurbanwild.com   (This Audio not edited for pledge drive-- includes complete interview)

More on Part Wild: One Woman's Journey with a Creature Caught Between the Worlds of Wolves and Dogs is available at Books on KBOO.

Dr. Martin Donohoe on public health and social justice, Part 2

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Mon, 01/30/2012

 Health and Health Care Forum

Host Roberta Hall speaks with Dr. Martin Donohoe of the Portland area who teaches a course in public health concerning social justice and medical care at PSU. This is Part Two of a two-part program.

His forthcoming book is called "Public Health and Social Justice."

His work can be found at www.phsj.org

 

 

 
 
 

 

A discussion on the growing Gay & Grey population in the Portland metro area

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Mon, 01/30/2012

Hosted by Dan Johnson 

Coming to Radiozine…Monday, January 30th at 11:30am will be Mya Chamberlain from Friendly House and Dr. Anissa Rodgers, PhD from University of Portland. The discussion will center on the growing Gay & Grey population in the Portland Metro area and the challenges this segment of the LGBT community faces.

Loss and Grief, the Dougy Center and Grief Watch

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Fri, 01/27/2012
 

Portland Songwriter and performer Lincoln Crockett and his wife Alicia, and Donna Schuurman, Executive Director of The Dougy Center for Grieving Children & Families.

In February 2011, Portland songwriter and performer Lincoln Crockett (www.lincolncrockett.com) and his wife Alicia lost their baby, Joseph Phoenix, shortly after childbirth. As they and their four year old son grieved they were introduced to two priceless resources: Grief Watch (www.griefwatch.com), a resource for dealing with loss, and The Dougy Center (www.dougy.org), an organization dedicated to help grieving children and families. These groups not only provide support to grieving families and children right here in Portland, but from all over the country. Both organizations provide invaluable information, knowledge and experience on how to grieve, how to heal, and how to live again after the kinds of losses and tragedies people fear most.

Lincoln Crockett and his fellow musicians present an evening of music with all proceeds going to benefit The Dougy Center and Grief Watch. The purpose of this benefit concert is twofold: to raise awareness of these fantastic, national-caliber resources right here in Portland and to support their important work. As the Crocketts shared their loss they realized that people around them are grieving, often alone, for lost babies, children, siblings, friends, parents and lives; most of them didn’t know about the help that is available from Grief Watch and The Dougy Center.

Crockett will perform the headlining set in various combinations ranging from solo and duo to the official debut of a full ‘dream band’ – Lincoln Crockett & Enemies. Their music ranges from modern indie folk to bluegrass-inspired virtuosity to a full electric band that plays a high-end fusion of rock and jazz. The evening will be opened by special guest Chris Kokesh performing with Crockett in their popular but rarely heard duo. Grief Watch and The Dougy Center representatives will be on hand to provide information about their services and organizations.

The Old Church is located at 1422 Southwest 11th Avenue in downtown Portland. Tickets are $15. Doors open at 6, show begins at 7.

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Thomas Frank, author of PITY THE BILLIONAIRE

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Fri, 01/20/2012

Host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher welcomes journalist

Thomas Frank, author of Pity the Billionaire: The Hard-Times Swindle and the Unlikely Comeback of the Right.

Economic catastrophe usually spawns discontent and sweeps the old order out the door. But when Thomas Frank, the author of the New York Times bestseller What's the Matter with Kansas?, set out to look for expressions of American discontent in 2009, all he could find were loud demands that the economic system bear down harshly on the recession’s victims and that society’s traditional winners receive even grander prizes. In PITY THE BILLIONAIRE Frank tells the amazing story of how the American right, which appeared to be dying after the election of 2008, was instead reinvigorated by the arrival of hard times.

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Council on American-Islamic Relations's Government Affairs Coordinator, Robert McCraw

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Tue, 01/10/2012
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Making an Exit: From the Magnificent to the Macabre - How We Dignify the Dead

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Mon, 12/19/2011

 Join host and Portland area funeral director Elizabeth Fournier as she talks with Sarah Murray, author of Making an Exit: From the Magnificent to the Macabre---How We Dignify the Dead. Writer and journalist Sarah Murray never gave much thought of what might ultimately happen to her remains, but her curiosity of death disposition choices and why we choose these choices began when her father was facing his end of life. She went on a journey to search out different ways of dealing with grief and how they are expressed.

Sarah Murray's Making an Exit: From the Magnificent to the Macabre - How We Dignify the Dead, is exploration of the extraordinary creativity observed in death rituals, and the author's accounts of these journeys are poignant and personal.

 
 

Chiropractor Dr. Vern Saboe on Oregon's Health System Transformation Team

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Mon, 12/19/2011

 Health and Health Care Forum - with Host, Roberta Hall

Host Roberta Hall interviews Vern Saboe, a member of the Oregon's Health System Transformation Team, a group of 45 people from all aspects of health and health care and bi-partisan lawmakers. The group was charged with developing a plan to improve the health delivery system for Oregon Health Plan and Medicaid clients. The plan focuses on coordinated mental, physical, behavioral, and oral health to free up dollars trapped in an inefficient system, increase focus on prevention, and improve care.

Dr. Vern Saboe, a chiropractor, is the only complementary medical provider of that group. They talk about his hopes and disappointments as the  recommendations of the Team become the basis for a new system of health care delivery. They also talk about the Veterans Administration's problems accepting and encouraging the use of chiropractic care for wounded veterans.

 
 
 

 

Calvin Trillin, columnist and essayist, discusses his latest work, "Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin"

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Thu, 12/15/2011
From the series Bookwaves Calvin Trillin, columnist and essayist, discusses his latest work, "Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff" with host Richard Wolinsky. Recorded in front of an audience in Berkeley on September 19, 2011 as a benefit for KPFA-FM radio.

Calvin Trillin, who became The Nation’s “deadline poet” in 1990, has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1963. He is the author of Deciding the Next Decider, A Heckuva Job, Obliviously On He Sails, and About Alice. He has also written verse on the events of the day for The New Yorker, The New York Times, and National Public Radio. He says he believes in an inclusive political system that prohibits from public office only those whose names have awkward meter or are difficult to rhyme. He lives in New York.

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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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