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Radiozine on 02/01/13

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Fri, 02/01/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Strange and Rare Birds: Ralph Steadman & Ceri Levy

From the series Sea Change Radio host Alex Wise interviews Ceri Levy and Ralph Steadman. Confronted with the topic of extinct birds, filmmaker and author Ceri Levy took an unorthodox route to raising awareness. He enlisted the irreverent and intoxicating painter, Ralph Steadman, who's most famous as the partner-in-crime and illustrator for legendary gonzo journalist, Hunter S. Thompson.

Levy and Steadman embarked on the project, Extinct Boids, and created a coffee table book that documents in colorful hilarity many species of birds that have ceased to exist on the earth, as well as some that only ever existed in the recesses of Steadman's unrestrained mind. A portion of the proceeds of the book go to supporting wildlife preservation through BirdLife International.

Radiozine on 01/30/13

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Wed, 01/30/2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Irma McClaurin on the Academy, the women of Belize and the right to love whomever you want

Host Don Merrill interviews Irma McClaurin, antrhopologist, poet, writer and educator and member of the black intelligensia. But she grew up in the projects of Chicago. This scientist, poet, philanthropist, academic and feminist has a lot to say about how anthropology shapes our world and how the best hopes of science sometimes can't overcome human nature. Don Merrill talks with Irma McClaurin about the academy, the women of Belize and the right of black women and men to love whomever they want.

Radiozine on 01/25/13

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Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Josh Harper of the SHAC 7

KBOO's Jenka Soderberg speaks with former political prisoner Josh Harper, who spent three years in prison with 'terrorism' charges for giving a speech in which he explained how to send faxes of black paper to try to waste toner.

Harper is one of the SHAC 7 --  6 animal rights activists and the organization Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty USA (SHAC USA) who were convicted on March 2, 2006, under the controversial Federal Animal Enterprise Protection Act. The Act punishes anyone who "physically disrupts" an animal enterprise. The charges stem from these activists' alleged participation in an international campaign to close the notorious product testing lab Huntingdon Life Sciences.

Radiozine on 01/23/13

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Wed, 01/23/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Three years later: Working to overturn the Citizen's United ruling

 Host Robin Ryan speaks with David Delk of Move to Amend, Paul Cienfuegos of Community Rights PDX, and Andrea Tosi (Ahn-DRAY-ah TOH-see) of Repeace about the third anniversary of the Citizen’s United ruling, which gave corporations and unions the green light to spend unlimited sums on ads and other political tools.

Radiozine on 01/04/13

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Fri, 01/04/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Community Artistry and Struggle

After the Watts riot of 1965 struck Los Angeles and the rest of the country, the Watts Writer's Workshop was created out of its smoldering ashes. It was here that writers such as Quincy Trouppe, Herbert Simmons, Eric Priestly and the poetry group known as The Watts Prophets hit the scene.

The Watts Prophets projected a raw, unflinching and brutally honest voice for their community. This group made up of artists Otis O'Solomom, Richard Dedeaux and Father Amde Hamilton, have been credited as the fathers of West Coast Rap. They have influenced and been sampled by hundreds of artists in the Hip Hop world such as DJ Quick, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dog and DJ Shadow.

Radiozine on 12/31/12

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Mon, 12/31/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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The New Normal Is No Normal

The New Normal Is No Normal 

After a look at weird weather around the world, passionate pleas from people victimized by nuke waste & plutonium. Recorded at Nuclear Energy Information Service Conference in Chicago on December 1-2nd. It was called Mountain of Waste 70 Years High: Ending the Nuclear Age Then Your Environmental Road Trip film director Ben Evans on great solutions found at the grass roots.  

http://www.ecoshock.org/

Radiozine on 12/28/12

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Fri, 12/28/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Writer Andrew Solomon on his book, "Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity

Andrew Solomon recently became a father. It was the biggest step thus far in a journey of parenthood that began more than ten years ago with the beginning of a writing project. That project, now a NYT bestseller called "Far from the Tree" looked at how parents and children grew together when the children were shaped by a number of human situations ranging from criminality to schizophrenia. Host Don Merrill talked with Andrew about the book, his family and his decade long journey of empathy and growth.

Radiozine on 12/26/12

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Wed, 12/26/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Richard Heinberg: The Quest for Truth

Sea Change Radio features an interview with Richard Heinberg, an author, a senior fellow at the Post-Carbon Institute and a leading environmentalist. He discusses his differences with the opinions of author Daniel Yergin.

Radiozine on 12/24/12

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Mon, 12/24/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Opposing coal exports in the Pacific Northwest

Health and Health Care Forum with Roberta Hall

Roberta attended the coal-to-China transport public meeting on December 6th at the Ambridge Event Center in Portland on December 6th and recorded interviews and comments, including an interview with Santa Claus, who opposes the coal shipment of course. She also spoke with veteran activist Lloyd Marbet, and recorded comments from physician and professor Martin Donohoe as well as others who oppose coal exports in the Pacific Northwest. 

Radiozine on 12/21/12

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Fri, 12/21/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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The Nonpocalypse exposed.

Friday is the 2012 Winter Solstice.  There's been years of sensational hype about the date, much based on the Mayan Long Count Calendar cycle and some supposed apocalypse.

But the claims are based on bad archaeology, bad astronomy and bad geology.

Andrew Geller will speak with Kristine Larsen, professor of physics and astronomy at Central Connecticut State University, to debunk the astronomical and physical sciences claims.

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"The Economics of Happiness," an interview with Helena Norberg Hodge

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Tue, 10/11/2011

Host Kathleen Stephenson interviews Helena Norberg-Hodge, the internationally renowned environmentalist and leading critic of conventional notions of growth and development. She is the recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the alternative Nobel Prize. She is founder and director of the International Society for Ecology and Culture and author of "Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh.

Helena Norberg Hodge talks about the upcoming Portland screening of her documentary film "The Economics of Happiness" on October 14th. The screening is a fundraiser for the Earth and Spirit Council. The "Economics of Happiness" depicts a world that, on the one hand, continues to promote globalization and the consolidation of corporate power. But at the same time it shows the movements of people around the world who are resisting those policies, demanding a re-regulation of trade and finance—and, far from the old institutions of power, they’re starting to forge a very different future.

Also part of the interview is Linda Rudnick, a board member of the Earth and Spirit Council.

Join the Earth and Spirit Council for a special fundraising screening of The Economics of Happiness, a documentary about the worldwide movement for localization by Helena Norberg-Hodge, Steven Gorelick & John Page, held at The Hollywood Theatre at 7 pm on Friday, October 14, 2011.

http://earthandspirit.org/Economic-of-Happiness.htm

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Sandra Steingraber talks about hydro-fracking and how it threatens our air, water and food.

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Mon, 10/10/2011

 The guest is writer and ecologist Sandra Steingraber, author of the groundbreaking book "Living Downstream: An Ecologist's Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment." Her latest book is "Raising Elijah: Protecting Children in an Age of Environmental Crisis." She talks about hydro-fracking and how it threatens our air, water and food. Steingraber is a powerful voice against fracking in her home in New York state.

Sandra Steingraber is speaking in Portland on Thursday October 20, 2011 from 7-9PM at the Old Church at 1422 SW 11th Ave. The event is is hosted by the Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides (NCAP).

 

True Wealth: How & Why Millions of Americans Are Creating a Time-Rich, Ecologically Light, Small-Scale, Hi-Satisfaction Economy

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Fri, 10/07/2011
Host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher interviews Juliet Schor about her recent book: True Wealth: How and Why Millions of Americans Are Creating a Time-Rich, Ecologically Light, Small-Scale, High-Satisfaction Economy 
 
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A groundbreaking statement about ecological decline, suggesting a radical change in how we think about consumer goods, value, and ways to live.   In True Wealth, economist Juliet B. Schor rejects the sacrifice message, with the insight that social innovations and new technology can simultaneously enhance our lives and protect the planet. Schor shares examples of urban farmers, DIY renovators, and others working outside the conventional market to illuminate the path away from the work-and-spend cycle and toward a new world rich in time, creativity, information, and community.
 
Juliet B. Schor is a bestselling author, professor of sociology at Boston College, and cofounder of A New American Dream, an organization devoted to transforming North American lifestyles to make them more ecologically and socially sustainable. She lives in Newton, Massachusetts.

CAIR: Where do the Feds Get These People? Anti-Muslim 'Trainers' unleashed on the Rookies

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Wed, 10/05/2011

A Washington state Muslim group has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate alleged anti-Islam bias in FBI trainings of law enforcement officers and regular citizens.

In a letter mailed Monday to the department's civil rights division, the Washington Council on American-Islam Relations accused the FBI of trainings that including "false, misleading and fear-producing information."

The letter lists a number of complaints about FBI trainings, including one in Seattle last spring, where participants at a "citizens' academy" at the FBI office said they were given a handout comparing Arab/Islamic propaganda with Nazi propaganda.

The complaint also mentioned an FBI training lecture in Washington, D.C., also last spring that was critical of Islam. The bureau employee who gave the lecture contended, among other things, that the more devout a Muslim is, the more likely he is to be violent. The lecture came to light last month, at which time the FBI said it has begun a review of its training to make sure it is consistent with FBI standards.

A Muslim-American woman who participated in the Seattle training said she was surprised by the handout because everything else about the eight-session "citizens' academy" had been respectful.

The FBI in Seattle has issued a statement saying the agency is currently conducting a comprehensive review of all training and reference materials that relate to religion or culture.
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Northwest Permaculture Convergence: Finding Common Cause

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Wed, 09/28/2011

 Host Sue Supriano speaks with Jan Spencer, organizer of the Northwest Permaculture Convergence, which will be held October 13 - 16 in Portland and the Columbia County Fairgrounds [St. Helens]. The theme is "Finding Common Cause."

Jan Spencer has lived in New York, Texas, Arkansas and Oregon. He has travelled out of a back pack to over 35 countries over 5 years on four continents. Highlights of his life include living two years in a rural commune in the Arkansas Ozarks, backpacking in the Ruwenzori Mountains of western Uganda, surfing at Raglan, New Zealand, painting adventures by bike in Italy and his current suburban permaculture project in Eugene. Jan's interests include geography, global affairs and art. He is a self described weather and climate enthusiast.

Urban land use, economics, permaculture, human potential, spirituality, global relations and the environment combine for a unique fusion of Jan's interest. His presentations are upbeat, positive and entertaining including elements of scholar, social critic and stand up comedian.

Jan has made presentations in numerous towns in Oregon, Washington State, the Bay Area, Austin, Texas and Eugene. Venues and hosts have included neighborhood meetings, civic organizations, churches, Grange Halls and conferences such as the Eco City World Summit, Bioneers, Environmental Law Conference and National Co Housing Conference in Seattle.

Articles Jan has written have been featured in The Permaculture Activist, Talking Leaves, Architecture Week, Sentient Times and numerous guest opinions in the Eugene Register Guard. He has made radio interviews in Oregon, Washington State and Florida. He self published “Global Trends – Local Choices” and is working on a fiction novel Eugene – 2035.

Finally, Jan has become a pioneer and advocate for suburban property conversion. His ¼ acre site in Eugene, after ten years, convincingly shows what a suburban property can become. It features grass to garden, rain water catchment, reclaiming automobile space, passive solar re design, edible landscaping and much more. The implications of suburban property conversion are immense touching on economics, human potential, the environment and eco culture change.

 
 
 

 

Emma Marris on her book "Rambunctious Garden: Saving Nature in a Post-Wild World."

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Mon, 09/26/2011

Host Gene Bradley speaks with Emma Marris, author of "Rambunctious Garden: Saving Nature in a Post-Wild World."  In her book Marris interviews leading scientists and environmentalists and visits imaginary Edens, designer ecosystems, and Pleistocene parks. She contends that we must replace our desire for an unattainable Eden with a more practical dream: a global, half-wild, "rambunctious garden" planet, tended by us.

 
 
 

 

Ben Ross, co-author of THE POLLUTERS, on the chemical industry's impacts on health and environment

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Mon, 09/19/2011

Roberta Hall of Health and Health Care Forum hosts a conversation with Ben Ross, co-author of "The Polluters: The Making of Our Chemically Altered Environment", which examines the history of the chemical industry's impacts on health and the environment.

Benjamin Ross and Steven Amter tell the story of how the chemical industry, abetted by a compliant government, set loose a plague of pollution that began in the years before and directly following World War II, a plague that still lingers today. The advent of new synthetic chemical products such as Nylon and DDT created new hazards just as the expansion and mechanization of industry exacerbated old ones. Environmental dangers well known today — smog, pesticides, lead, chlorinated solvents, asbestos, and even global warming — were already recognized in that era by chemists, engineers, doctors, and business managers. A few of them spoke out about these dangers, others overlooked scientific truth in pursuit of wealth and prestige, and many struggled to find a balance between the interests of industry and the needs of the wider world.

 
 
 

 

"Railroaded:The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America," historian Richard White

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Fri, 09/16/2011
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Fri, 09/16/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America

"Bundled securities...phony annual reports...bribed politicians...a crashed economy. These familiar-sounding conditions are just part of the legacy of the men who built the 19th century transcontinental railroads. In Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America, historian Richard White tells the story of corporate misconduct, incompetence and greed surrounding the construction of the transcontinental railroads that changed America. White reconstructs the convoluted paper trail that enriched Gilded Age capitalists and triggered three economic crisis in the late 19th century." Dave Mazza hosts.

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The Halo Foundation's work helping orphans and at-risk children worldwide.

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Thu, 09/15/2011

Host Ren Green interviews Chris West of the Portland Branch of the Halo Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides food, water, shelter, clothing, education, art therapy, caretakers, medical services, and vocational training to orphans and at-risk children worldwide. We also provide opportunities for American youth to learn about volunteerism and philanthropy.

The Halo Foundation is sponsoring "The Art of Love," on Thursday September 15th, 2011, Time: 7:30-9:30pm. The event will raise funds for The Bukesa Children’s Home, an orphanage in Uganda, Africa which provides food, water, shelter, medicine, education and art therapy for 34 children. Be-yond seeking to provide the financial resources for the home’s work, the event will also promote local artists, presenting their work along side paintings and drawings from Ugandan children about what they love and hope for the world. For more information about The HALO Foundation, or the Bukesa Children’s Home visit:

www.haloworldwide.org

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Sharon Gary Smith, the new Executive Director of the MacKenzie River Gathering

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Mon, 08/29/2011

 Jay Thiemeyer interviews local activist Sharon Gary Smith, who is the new Executive Director of the MacKenzie River Gathering.

Sharon Gary Smith is a native Oregonian who has worked locally and nationally for racial and economic justice, with a special focus on addressing health inequity and reproductive justice.

 
 
 

 

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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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