This show focuses on the intersection of Jews, food and ethics. Host Liz Schwartz interviews Rabbi Arthur Waskow, a major proponent of the eco-kashrut movement. Eco-kashrut expands on traditional kosher dietary practices by incorporating the ethics of sustainable growing systems, humane animal production and fair treatment for farm workers and meat processors. Also featured is Rabbi Morris Allen, who founded the Hekhsher Tzedek, an ethical certification seal that will appear on kosher food products. Finally, Liz talks with two of Portland's Jewish organic farmers.
April 19, 20, and 21 2009 are the dates for Portland's Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Day) Community Commemoration.
This event is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Portland, The Archdiocese of Portland, Ecumenical Ministries of Portland, University of Portland, and others. For this year, instead of religious services the Holocaust experience will be explored through art, music, and film. In particular the paintings, letters, and poems of survivor Alice Lok Cahana will be presented and discussed. Alice Cahana is the mother of Rabbi Z. Michael Cahana of Congregation Beth Israel.
half the world’s seven thousand languages are under severe threat of extinction, and along with them the cultures they represent.
Every two weeks, the last fluent speaker of a native language dies, when this happens, their language dies with them and is lost forever.
Within the next 100 years, over half the world’s 7,000 languages are likely to vanish.
Salem, Oregon is home to The Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages, and Greg Anderson is its founder and director.
The poetry we hear—and create—as children teaches us about the power of words.
From nursery rhymes and nonsense poems to serious verse about controversial subjects, poetry for children teaches us about the power of words. This program looks at how poets from the Victorian era to the contemporary playground explore the relation between words and meaning, test the limits of polite language, and use humor to upset the balance of power.
Use Value is/was, the first ever guest to play Un-Herd. What you have here is a quartet that switches instruments depending on the motif for each tune. Somehow, a cross between pop and free jazz, more at post-punk post-jazz, Use Value is basically the pin point of the brink of progress, whether or not it makes any sense, that is what they do. Anyway, keep up with their next of kin project entitled, Dinner and the Main Course, because this is a troop that will pleasantly surprise you with each performance.
Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with several people involved with “Days I Moved Through Ordinary Sounds,” a new anthology that showcases writers who have taught youth in the WritersCorps program. “Days I Moved Through Ordinary Sounds” documents 15 years of an amazingly successful experiment: asking accomplished writers to teach creative writing workshops in juvenile detention facilities, homeless shelters, inner-city schools and centers for newly arrived immigrants. Guests include Janet Heller, San Francisco Writers Corps Project Manager.
Host Linda Olson Osterlund interviews Ronault l.s. Catalani about his book Counter Culture: Immigrant Stories from Portland Cafe Counters. The book is a lyrical memoir written from Portland cafe counters by Polo, immigrant community poet and problem solver, West Coast and Southeast Asia activist attorney.