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Fri, 06/05/2009 - 11:00am - 11:30am

The guest is philosopher and mechanic Matthew B. Crawford. He is currently a fellow at the University of Virginia's Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture. He owns and operates Shockoe Moto, an independent motorcycle repair shop in Richmond, Virginia. He discusses his book "Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work." Crawford believes the manual trades offer the best hope of self-reliance and satisfaction at a time when many feel out of touch in an abstract world. Craftsmanship and the art of making things and fixing things is work that can not become obsolete or outsourced.

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Thu, 06/04/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Host S.W. Conser speaks with legendary "B" filmmaker Lloyd Kaufman. Kaufman is the writer/producer/director of such cult-classic films asThe Toxic Avenger, Class of Nuke 'Em High, and Tromeo and Juliet. In 25 years, Kaufman, along with partner Michael Herz, has built Troma Studios up from a company struggling to find its voice in a field crowded with competitors to its current—and legendary—status as a lone survivor, a bastion of true cinematic independence, and the world's greatest collection of camp on film. He discusses his latest book, Make Your Own Damn Movie! Secrets of a Renegade Director.

Radiozine on 05/29/09

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Fri, 05/29/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Students from the Renaissance Arts Academy share their work from the year and give their opinions on music, school culture and local musicians. Part 2 of 2.

Radiozine on 05/29/09

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Fri, 05/29/2009 - 11:00am - 11:30am

Host Cris Andreae interviews Toby Hemenway about his updated classic, GAIA'S GARDEN: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture. Toby Hemenway is the author of the first major North American book on permaculture, Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture, and an adjunct professor at Portland State University. He is also Scholar in Residence at Pacific University. His current project is developing urban sustainability resources in Portland, where he now lives. He teaches permaculture and consults and lectures on ecological design throughout the country.

Radiozine on 05/28/09

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Thu, 05/28/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Students from the Pulse of Portland Music Project at Renaissance Arts Academy on the Marshall Campus will be on KBOO to share their work from the year. Listen in on how they feel about music, school culture & some of the interviews they have performed with various artists from our hip town. Part 1 of 2. Hear Part 2 tomorrow at 11:30AM.

Radiozine on 05/27/09

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Wed, 05/27/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Kate Welch hosts an interview and call-in with Mary Fetsch, TriMet Communications Director since 1995. 

Radiozine on 05/25/09

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Mon, 05/25/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Pete Anderson hosts another in a series of programs honoring all living things, especially nonhuman beings.

Radiozine on 05/22/09

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Fri, 05/22/2009 - 11:00am - 11:30am

Todd Wilson hosts a round-table discussion with representatives from Free Geek, the Red and Black Cafe, and City Bikes. They'll discuss how their business runs and how they interact with their community. City Bikes and the Red and Black Cafe are worker owned cooperatives and Free Geek is volunteer-based non-profit organization.

 

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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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Tali Sharot on "The Optimism Bias: A Tour of the Irrationally Positive Brain"

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Mon, 06/27/2011

 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?

Tali Sharot’s research on optimism, memory, and emotion has been the subject of features inNewsweek, The Boston Globe, Time, The Wall Street Journal, New Scientist, and The Washington Post, as well as on the BBC. She has a Ph.D. in psychology and neuroscience from New York University and is currently a research fellow at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at University College London. She lives in London.

Thor Hanson and "Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle"

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Mon, 06/13/2011

 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.

Thor Hanson has studied Central American trees and songbirds, nest predation in Tanzania, and the grisly feeding habits of African vultures. He is a Switzer Environmental Fellow and a member of the Human Ecosystems Study Group. Hanson’s first book, The Impenetrable Forest: My Gorilla Years in Uganda, won the 2008 USA Book News Award for nature writing. He lives on an island in Washington State. www.thorhanson.net

 

Interview with Nicole Foss on energy, finance, empire, and environment.

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Mon, 06/06/2011

 Today Per Fagering and Kurt Liebezeit have a chance to sit down and interview Nicole Foss, editor of the popular financial news aggregation site The Automatic Earth, on the topics of energy and finance.  Nicole counts nuclear safety among her many areas of expertise, and although the Fukushima disaster has dropped out of the mainstream news cycle it is still very much an area of concern for her and other experts.  Nicole also earned her living in Ontario managing renewable energy policy, and she will explain why the green future that many people aspire to is very difficult to put into practice.

 

The David Swanson 'Air Cascadia' Interview in its Entirety

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Fri, 06/03/2011
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Can Oregonians co-exist with cougars?

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Tue, 05/31/2011

Host Stephanie Potter speaks with Jayne Miller, founder of the Oregon Cougar Action Team, an organization dedicated to the preservation of Oregon’s cougar and the ecosystem the cougar sustains. OreCat is an educational foundation working to help people make better decisions about cougars, promote open spaces for them, and create better wilderness management plans. OreCat offers educational presentations and tools for free to Oregonians, schools, communities and churches to help citizens, livestock and agriculture enterprises live fear free with cougars as our Native Nations have done for thousands of years. 

Jayne Miller, founder of the Oregon Cougar Action Team, talks about Cougars

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Mon, 05/30/2011

 Host Stephanie Potter speaks with Jayne Miller, founder of the Oregon Cougar Action Team, an organization for Oregonians dedicated to the preservation of Oregon’s cougar and the ecosystem the cougar sustains. OreCat is an educational foundation working to help people make better decisions about cougars, promote open spaces for them, and create better wilderness management plans. OreCat offers educational presentations and tools for free to Oregonians, schools, communities and Churches to help citizens, livestock and agriculture enterprises live fear free with cougars as our Native Nations have done for thousands of years.

 

Truth to Power: Rae Abileah Stands up to Israeli PM Netanyahu

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Fri, 05/27/2011

Listen...What's that?  Hear that?...that's the sound of one individual making a difference.

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Marc Freedman and his book, THE BIG SHIFT: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife.

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Mon, 05/23/2011

 Host Crystal Leighty speaks with Marc Freedman about his book THE BIG SHIFT: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife.

Marc Freedman is founder and CEO of Civic Ventures. An award-winning social entrepreneur, frequent commentator in the national media, and the author of Encore,Prime Time, and The Kindness of Strangers, Freedman spearheaded the creation of Experience Corps and The Purpose Prize.

Steve Berry: "History Matters!"

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Fri, 05/20/2011

Steve Berry, best-selling author, professor and author of historical thrillers, talks about his work, his teaching and History Matters, a nonprofit organization dedicated to aiding the preservation of our heritage that he and his wife founded.

Steve Berry, will announce the 2011 list of Oregon's Most Endangered Places next week in Portland. http://www.steveberry.org/berry-history.htm

New energy solutions could transform our world

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Fri, 05/20/2011

Robyn Shanti interviews the President of the New Energy Movement, Joel Garbon.  The New Energy Movement believes in funding and supporting truly free energy, separate from current alternative methods such as wind, solar and wave energy.  http://www.newenergymovement.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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