The 9th annual Village Building Convergence starts in Portland on June 5. Coming together under the them "Powered by the People," Portlanders will work on projects ranging from water catchment systems and intersection painting to native plant gardening and cob benches. But with record job and home loss rocking the metropolitan area, is the convergence still relevant? Even in good times, how much community voice does the convergence really create?
Author Don Joseph Goewey speaks with host Paul O'Brien
Don Joseph Goewey is the author of Mystic Cool: A Proven Approach to Transcend Stress, Achieve Optimal Brain Function, and Maximize Your Creative Intelligence. Don has worked in some of the most stressful places on Earth, from Bosnian refugee camps to AIDS wards to prisons. He has delivered workshops and throughout the world -- always with the same message: that stress is fear and peace is power. He also cofounded ProAttitude, a human performance firm dedicated to ending stress in the workplace. Visit Don's website to learn about workshops, coaching, and to read Don's blog.
"Israel and the Misuse of Anti-Semitism: Jewish Activists Speak Out", a panel discussion held last month at Portland State University. Speakers include Ned Rosch, Sophie Bloch, Jonathan Moss, Maxine Fookson and KBOO's own Willian Seaman.
Also, an interview with Jewish anti-Zionists Donna and Darlene Wallach.
Joe Uris is alone today, and covers several topics of interest. First up, Joe talked about the proposed (and potentially devastating) natural gas pipeline thru our farms and wilderness. He also covered the recent murder of Dr. Tiller, a Women's Health Professional. He talked about the right wing's smear campaign against Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor.
One of this week's topics for discussion was the recent murder ofDr. Tiller, a Women's Health Professional that provided abortions when they were needed. The idea that killing health care providers could be considered a form of domestic terrorism came up, and apparently really angered one of our listeners. Someone called in, identified himself as "Joe", and threatened to kill Joe Uris for bringing the topic to the table.
The threat and obscenity did not go out over the air, as the FCC would not allow that, but it is included here to foster discussion.
Lee Shapiro speaks with Paul O'Brien about advances techniques for conflict resolution. Lee is a relationship counselor who has been offering relationship workshops and private couples counseling for 30 years. Lee is also a fine artist. He lives in Maui, HI.
Host Dr. David Naimon interviews Yogi Amrit Desai, one of the earliest pioneers of Yoga in the Western world. Yogi Desai has been an internationally recognized authority on yoga and holistic living for over 40 years and is coming to Portland to lead a seminar in Amrit Yoga.