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Thu, 05/21/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher interviews Russell Leigh Sharman and Cheryl Harris Sharman, authors of Nightshift NYC. In the book they tell the stories of New York City nightshift workers. This ethnography of the night investigates familiar sites, such as diners, delis and taxis, as well as some unexpected corners of the night, such as a walking tour of homelessness in Manhattan and a fishing boat out of Brooklyn. The Sharmans show how the nightshift is more than simply out of phase, it is another social space altogether, highly structured, inherently subversive, and shot through with inequalities of power. NIGHTSHIFT presents the narratives of those who sleep too little and work too much, revealing the soul of a city hidden in the graveyard shift of 24-hour commerce when the sun goes down and the lights come up.

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Mon, 05/11/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Peter Ward, author of "The Medea Hypothesis: Is Life on Earth Ultimately Self-Destructive?" Peter Ward will be speaking about his work tonight, Monday, May 11, 2009 at 07:30 PM at Powell's City of Books on Burnside.

In The Medea Hypothesis, renowned paleontologist Peter Ward proposes a revolutionary and provocative vision of life's relationship with the Earth's biosphere--one that has frightening implications for our future, yet also offers hope. Using the latest discoveries from the geological record, he argues that life might be its own worst enemy. This stands in stark contrast to James Lovelock's Gaia hypothesis--the idea that life sustains habitable conditions on Earth. In answer to Gaia, which draws on the idea of the "good mother" who nurtures life, Ward invokes Medea, the mythical mother who killed her own children. Could life by its very nature threaten its own existence?

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Fri, 05/08/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with producers of the film "Good Food"Good Food introduces us to the farmers, ranchers, stores and restaurants that are building a more sustainable food system. The film captures the beautiful rural landscapes and spectacular bounty from the high deserts of eastern Oregon to the lush, fertile valleys of the Pacific coast. It introduces us to the leaders who are bringing good food to tables across the region, including New Seasons, Country Natural Beef and Burgerville.

Radiozine on 05/08/09

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Fri, 05/08/2009 - 11:00am - 11:30am

 

Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Brad Friedman of the Restore Justice At Justice Campaign.

Broad Coalition Of Organizations And Individuals Launches “Restore Justice At Justice” Campaign

The Campaign Demands Redress For Those Politically Prosecuted Under Bush Administration, Beginning With Governor Don Siegelman And Paul Minor.

Radiozine on 05/04/09

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Mon, 05/04/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Stephanie Potter hosts a special interview with Dr. Larry Dossey, a physician who is deeply rooted in the scientific world and has become an internationally influential advocate of the role of the mind in health and the role of spirituality in healthcare. He discusses his latest book, "The Power of Premonitions: How Knowing the Future Can Shape Our Lives." Dr. Dossey discusses the human capacity for knowing the future. He says experiments consistently show that human beings are as wired to know what's coming next as we are to see, feel, hear and think. Dossey uses cutting-edge science to show readers how to cultivate their natural abilities.

Radiozine on 04/29/09

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Wed, 04/29/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Previews of the Oregon Sesquicentennial Film Festival and the Portland Documentary and eXperimental

Hosts S.W. Conser and Toni Tabora Roberts preview two upcoming film festivals, the Oregon Sesquicentennial Film Festival and the Portland Documentary and eXperimental Film Festival, and talk to Galen Huckins of Filmusik about an upcoming live event at the Hollywood Theatre.

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Wed, 04/29/2009 - 11:15am - 11:30am

John Maher, an organizer with the 3rd Annual Gorge Artists Open Studios, talks about their event on Saturday and Sunday May 2nd and 3rd. The tour is an opportunity to meet artists and learn how and why the make their art. The tour includes photographers, painters, sculptors, fabric artists, woodworkers, guitar guilders and jewelers from Stevenson to Goldendale.

Tour Guides available to buy online at www.gorgeartistsopenstudios.com. Or at Powell's Books, Art Media and Frame central locations and Portland visitor's Center in Pioneer Square.  In the Gorge at Klindt's Booksellers in The Dalles, Waucoma Books and Columbia Art Gallery in Hood River and at Skamania Lodge in Stevenson.

Radiozine on 04/29/09

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Wed, 04/29/2009 - 11:00am - 11:15am

Jeff Goodell, author of "Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America's Energy Future" and contributing editor at "Rolling Stone" discusses the importance of ending America's overreliance on coal-fired power. Also Cesia Kearns, Regional Representative of the Beyond Coal Compaign of the Sierra Club talks about their event tonight (4/29/09) at the Sierra Club office at 1821 SE Ankeny St in Portland.

Radiozine on 04/23/09

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Thu, 04/23/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Host Sean Ongley interviews acclaimed ambient electronic experimentalist Ethan Rose about Oaks, his third full length album. Ethan explains Oaks as follows: "Over the past year I've been coming out to the Oaks Park Roller Rink to play and record the Wurlitzer theater organ that is located there. Musically speaking, my primary interest with this organ has been to bring its antiquated sounds into a modern context, essentially treating it with the same sense of sonic reinterpretaion that I have brounght to my previous works."

Radiozine on 04/22/09

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Wed, 04/22/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Host Todd Wilson speaks with Adam Boesel, owner and founder of the Green Microgym, a Portland neighborhood gym that creates energy with human power and solar power.

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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.

 
 
 

 

Rick Perry Revealed and How Money Leads to No Compromise in Congress

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Mon, 08/29/2011

 Michelle Schroeder Fletcher interviews Abby Rapoport, a reporter with "The Texas Observer", about Presidential candidate Rick Perry, his campaign strategy, and his record as Governor of Texas. She also speaks with political science professor Thomas Ferguson about how Congress is listening primarily to those who contribute political money, not the public.

Read Rapoport's articles at: http://www.texasobserver.org/floor-play/why-the-gop-field-should-steal-a-page-from-perrys-2010-playbook and www.texasobserver.org/floor-play/layoffs-and-cutbacks-rick-perrys-2011-education-record

Ferguson is professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts, Boston and a senior fellow of the Roosevelt Institute. He recently wrote the piece, "Memo to New York Times: Data Shows That 'We' Are Not Responsible for D.C. Deadlock." Read it at: www.newdeal20.org/2011/08/15/memo-to-new-york-times-data-shows-that-we-are-not-responsible-for-dc-deadlock-55066/

 
 
 

 

Host Roberta Hall speaks with Dr. Vern Saboe about Oregon Medicare, Part 2.

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Mon, 08/22/2011

Host Roberta Hall speaks with Dr. Vern Saboe, Part 2.

Vern Saboe is a chiropractor in Albany, Oregon, and he was one of 44 members of the Oregon Transformation Team that developed the framework for a reorganization of Oregon's Medicaid --- and he was the only complementary care practitioner on the team so he spoke for naturopaths and other practices as well as for chiropractors. Additional to his practice, he is the legislative lobbyist for Oregon's chiropractic association, and in these two conversations he talks about all of these activities and about what preventive medicine offers in opposition to first-line treatment with drugs.

(Part 2 of 2. Part 1 of 2 aired on Friday, August 19, 2011 at 11:30 AM.)

Dr.Rosser and 3 Iraqi students talk about the Iraqi Student Project

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Mon, 08/08/2011

 Host Marianne Barisonek talks with Dr. Rosser and 3 Iraqi students about the Iraqi Student Project

 The Iraqi Student Project (www.iraqistudentproject.org) is a grass-roots effort to help war-displaced Iraqi students acquire the undergraduate education they need to participate inrebuilding their country. Dr. Robert Rosser, executive director of The Iraqi Student Project and three students: Awab AlwareFarah Mohsen and Mustafa Mahmood talk about the project and thier experiences as students here in the United States.

 

Homefront 911: Military Family Monologues

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Fri, 08/05/2011

Host Marvin Simmons of Northwest Veterans for Peace spoke with Stacy Bannerman, creator and producer of "Homefront 911: Military Family Monologues," a project of the Sanctuary for Veterans and Families. Also on the program are Tamara Rosenleaf, who wrote two of the monologues, and Belle Landau of the Returning Veterans Project. This program features moving readings of the military family monologues.

Homefront 911: Military Family Monologues is an original performance art piece based on actual accounts of how the war is coming home. Developed and presented by military family members, Homefront 911 is a non-partisan event intended to raise awareness of the impact of nearly a decade of war on the families left behind, and strengthen the community safety net.

Medical Marijuana Use

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Fri, 07/29/2011

 A conversation with Angela Fairless, Anna Diaz and Todd Dalotto about the current state of medical marijuana in Oregon.

Soundbitten: The Perils of Media-Centered Political Activism

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Thu, 07/21/2011

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.

Her book is an ethnographic portrait of fifty diverse organizations over the course of two presidential campaign cycles. She argues that while most activist groups equate political success with media success and channel their energies accordingly, their efforts fail to generate news coverage and come with deleterious consequences.

Arthur Stamoulis talks about the Columbia Free Trade Agreement

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Mon, 07/11/2011

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.

As the Colombia Free Trade Agreement races towards a vote in Congress, our elected officials will be forced to pick a side.  Will they stand with union members, small farmers, human rights advocates and others in the United States and Colombia who oppose the FTA?   Or will they stand with the transnational corporations who profit off the violent suppression of workers' rights, the forced displacement of Afro-Colombians from their land and the dumping of subsidized agricultural commodities?

So far, Congressman Earl Blumenauer is "undecided" on the Colombia FTA.

Writer Nathaniel Philbrick on his latest book, "The Last Stand."

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Mon, 07/04/2011

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 SeaSea 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.

Mayflower was a finalist for both the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in History and the Los Angeles Times Book Award and was winner of the Massachusetts Book Award for nonfiction. In the Heart of the Sea won the National Book Award for nonfiction; Revenge of the Whale won a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award; Sea of Glory won the Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt Naval History Prize and the Albion-Monroe Award from the National Maritime Historical Society.

http://www.nathanielphilbrick.com/

 

The Oregon Food Bank in Action

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Wed, 06/29/2011

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.

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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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