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Radiozine on 07/22/11

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Fri, 07/22/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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OIL & COAL - HOW MUCH LEFT?

Geoscientist David Hughes speaks on "OIL & COAL - HOW MUCH LEFT?" Geoscientist David Hughes is with the Association for the Study of Peak Oil, Fellow Post Carbon Institute. The program is from Radio Ecoshock.

David Hughes is a geoscientist who has studied the energy resources of Canada for nearly four decades, including 32 years with the Geological Survey of Canada as a scientist and research manager. He developed the National Coal Inventory to determine the availability and environmental constraints associated with Canada’s coal resources.

Radiozine on 07/21/11

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Thu, 07/21/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Soundbitten: The Perils of Media-Centered Political Activism.

Host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher interviews Sarah Sobieraj, author of Soundbitten: The Perils of Media-Centered Political Activism.

Sobieraj explores the dynamics and costs of media obsession by activist groups.  She says the pervasive mediatization of politics has jeopardized the ability of dissenting groups to engage in public discourse and so has altered the very fabric of both social movements and the civil society that the news media claim to inform.

Radiozine on 07/15/11

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Fri, 07/15/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Sisters of the Road

Host Jay Thiemeyer interviews Erinn Goodell of Sisters of the Road about commitment to food justice, including creating partnerships with local food growers and suppliers and addressing food insecurity and/or the increase of people experiencing homelessness and poverty in our community (especially families). Sisters is currently holding Operation Cornbread, a fundraising campaign in the summer because it is typically a time of low-giving, and this year is no different. 

Radiozine on 07/11/11

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Mon, 07/11/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Colombia Free Trade Agreement

Arthur Stamoulis of Oregon Fair Trade Campaign talks about the demonstration planned for Congressman Earl Blumenauer's Office on Monday, July 11 * 12:00 noon at 729 NE Oregon St (Near the 7th Avenue MAX Station)

Fifty-one union leaders were assassinated in Colombia last year — more than in the rest of the world combined. At least 17 have been assassinated so far this year.

Radiozine on 07/04/11

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Mon, 07/04/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Writer Nathaniel Philbrick on his latest book, "The Last Stand."

Host Gene Bradley speaks with award-winning author Nathaniel Philbrick about his latest book, "The Last Stand." Philbrick explores the volatile political, economic, and social forces that led to the  Battle of the Little Bighorn, the infamous confrontation, and demolishes some commonly held myths

Nathaniel Philbrick's previous books include In the Heart of the Sea, Sea of Glory, and Mayflower. The Last Stand was published in hardback in 2010 and is just out in paperback. He is presently at work on a book about Boston during the early years of the Revolution.

Radiozine on 06/29/11

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Wed, 06/29/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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The Oregon Food Bank in action

The Oregon Food Bank works with a cooperative, statewide network of partner agencies to distribute emergency food to hungry families. KBOO reporter Ross Freeman Levin visited OFB and talked to volunteers from local agencies and programs who were picking up food to distribute. Hear the voices of people involved in this important process. 

The Waterfront Blues Festival, a benefit for the Oregon Food Bank, begins Friday.

Radiozine on 06/27/11

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Mon, 06/27/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Tali Sharot on "The Optimism Bias: A Tour of the Irrationally Positive Brain"

Host Marianne Barisonek interviews Tali Sharot about her book "The Optimism Bias: A Tour of the Irrationally Positive Brain," an exploration of the neural basis of optimism, and how the brain simulates the future. How does the brain generate hope? How does it trick us into moving forward? What happens when it fails? How do the brains of optimists differ from those of pessimists?

Radiozine on 06/24/11

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Fri, 06/24/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Carlos Montes Home Raid and FBI Repression

Host Carlos Chavez interviews social rights activist and co-founder of the Brown Berets in Los Angeles, Carlos Montes. His house was raided by the FBI on May 17th of this year and was the most recent in a string of raids and subpoenas on activists and labor union members throughout the country. They discuss these recent accounts of repression by the FBI as well as past experiences. Carlos Montes is facing firearm charges and is due for another court appearance on July 6th.

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Committee to Stop FBI Repression

Fight Back News

Radiozine on 06/17/11

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Fri, 06/17/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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"Remembering Stonewall," the first documentary on the riot that started modern gay activism

Remembering Stonewall

KBOO presents our annual broadcast of this radio documentary produced in 1989 by David Isay.

On Friday, June 27, 1969, eight officers from the public morals section of the first division New York City Police Department raided the Stonewall Inn, one of the city's largest and most popular gay bars. Raids on gay bars were common at that time, but this night the reaction to the raid was not. Patrons of the bar fought back, starting a riot, which is considered the beginning of modern gay activism.

Radiozine on 06/13/11

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Mon, 06/13/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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"Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle"

Host Kathleen Stephenson speaks with conservation biologist Thor Hanson about his book "Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle." Hanson says, "Their sheer diversity of form and function make feathers unique from waterproofing to flight, insulation and colorful display." He'll talk about the debate about how feathers evolved and how scientists are studying feathers to gain insights into their many valuable qualities and functions.

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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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