The Good Men Project is trying to help make men better. Less domestic violence, less homophobia, less machismo, more strength, more love, more masculinity. Doug Ziegler, contribution editor of the Good Men Project talks with Don Merrill about whether or not men feel under attack, how Ed O’Neill is helping men of a certain age be less Neolithic and that really uncomfortable but necessary 2015 Super Bowl commercial.
27:01 minutes (24.74 MB)
Depending on who you talk to, longtime Portland activist JoAnn Hardesty's installation as president of the Portland NAACP is either a blessing or a nightmare. This local civil rights icon's assumption to the office was compared by one post to the impact of an incoming artillery shell. Don Merrill talks with Ms. Hardesty about how she's focused on helping the organization renew its tarnished image by cleaning house, setting new standards and following the first rule of getting yourself out of a hole; stop digging.
29:59 minutes (27.46 MB)
We interviewed Kim Howe from Dooda Fracking, an organization raising awareness about fracking on the Dine' (Navajo) reservation. She joined with the Journey for Existence walk around Dine'tah (People's land). They are now on the eastern side where most of the fracking is happening on the reservation. She'll share her experience with us on this show. 42:55 minutes (39.3 MB)
Author Caroline Miller has been known to the Portland writing community for many years. But her latest endeavor is a play, and her new play is called "Woman on the Scarlet Beast". She talks with Don Merrill about the joys and pains of being a playwright and how the Book of Revelations relates to and inspired her story of three Catholic women dealing with issues of feminism and dogma across the hall from her in the 60s'.
"Woman on the Scarlet Beast" 7p.m. most Thursdays-Fridays and 5 p.m. most Saturdays-Sundays through February 8.
For additional showtimes, see post5theater.org. 1666 SE Lambert St./971-258-8584/fertilegroundpdx.org
14:31 minutes (13.3 MB)
Breast cancer is the premier biomedical in the world and yet survival has not increased since 2000. The Digital Divide explores what science has discovered about why breast and other cancers are difficult to treat, and why a shift to greater emphasis on early detection and prevention is warranted. Host Robert Fortner interviewed Bob Eisenman and we'll listen to excerpts from that interview.
Also, statistics in sports might be distorting not only your view of the game, but of science and even lead to misjudgments in everyday life. Statistician Scott Berry brings this unexpected interplay to light. 58:37 minutes (53.67 MB)