Audio by producer crystal_leighty

School of the Americas Protest

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program: 
Evening News
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Tue, 11/20/2007

Twenty-five thousand people gathered last weekend at fort Benning, Georgia, for the 18th annual vigil to close the School of the Americas – now known as the Western Hemispheric Institute for Security Studies.            

  The school has been documented to be a training ground for central and south American military officials, many of whom have engaged in torture and attacks on civilians after being trained at the School by U.S. Military officials.

3:17 minutes (3.02 MB)

Vancouver Examines its Walkability

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Tue, 10/23/2007

While many cities in the U.S. are finally coming to the realization that walkability is a necessity in city planning, Vancouver, Washington is actually doing something about it.

A non-profit group in the city invited Mark Fenton, the host of the PBS series "America's Walking” and walkability expert, to speak to a sold-out crowd last night.

He’s also headed out around the city to see just how pedestrian-friendly the city is.

KBOO’s Crystal Leighty spoke with Mark Fenton earlier today:

2:20 minutes (2.15 MB)

CA car emission clean-up blocked by Cheney

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Tue, 11/27/2007

 

Vice President Dick Cheney was behind a controversial decision to block California’s attempt to impose tough emission standards on car manufacturers.
KBOO’s Crystal Leighty has more.

 

0:56 minutes (443.31 KB)

Affluenza: the All-Consuming Epidemic

program date: 
Sun, 02/17/2008

Crystal Leighty interviews David Wann, co-author of Affluenza: the All-Consuming Epidemic. (Berrett-Koehler Publishers) He’ll discuss his new book Simple Prosperity: Finding Real Wealth in a Sustainable Lifestyle.”  (St. Martin's Griffin)

28:08 minutes (25.76 MB)

Elisa Albert, about her debut novel, THE BOOK OF DAHLIA

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program: 
Between the Covers
program date: 
Mon, 05/19/2008

 

Crystal Leighty speaks with Elisa Albert, about her debut novel, THE BOOK OF DAHLIA, which features a 29 year old anti-heroine.

24:45 minutes (22.66 MB)

Yvonne Simmons on Peru's Children

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program: 
Radiozine
program date: 
Thu, 05/29/2008

Host Crystal Leighty speaks with local activist Yvonne Simmons about her recent trip to Peru where she has worked with a political and human rights NGO for many years. She talks about her work with children in poor neighborhoods who live off the small items that they scavenge from a local garbage dump. She also discusses her work on preventing violence against women.


 

26:00 minutes (23.81 MB)

Healthcare for Portland's Children

program: 
Healthwatch
program date: 
Mon, 06/09/2008

Guest host Crystal Leighty speaks with Matthew Deschaine of The WhyNotPortland campaign. The campaign has submitted 30,520 signatures to the City Auditor for its ballot-initiative to provide health insurance for uninsured school children in Portland. The plan would allow children to see their pediatrician or other primary care provider for a $10 co-pay while providing coverage for hospitalizations and other major illnesses.

27:42 minutes (25.37 MB)

Patricia Santana, author of "Ghosts of El Grullo"

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program: 
Between the Covers
program date: 
Mon, 07/07/2008

Crystal Leighty interviews Patricia Santana, author of Ghosts of El Grullo, in which ayoung woman
struggles to find an identity of her own within her Mexican-American community
while uncovering the secrets left behind by her recently deceased mother.

 

26:55 minutes (24.64 MB)

Australian writer Kate Vietch

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program: 
Between the Covers
program date: 
Mon, 09/01/2008

Host Crystal Leighty interviews Australian writer Kate Vietch about her first novel, Without a Backward Glance, a heartfelt portrait of a family.


27:58 minutes (25.61 MB)

Garth Stein, author of "The Art of Racing in the Rain"

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program: 
Between the Covers
program date: 
Mon, 10/13/2008

Host Crystal Leighty speaks with Garth Stein, author of the novel, The Art of Racing in the Rain, which features a canine narrator called Enzo.

27:01 minutes (4.64 MB)

Daniel Wolff: "How Lincoln Learned to Read"

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program: 
Between the Covers
program date: 
Wed, 05/06/2009

Host Crystal Leighty interviews Daniel Wolff, author of "How Lincoln Learned to Read," which takes a look at twelve Americans -- from Ben Franklin through Elvis Presley -- and the educations that made them. How do we learn what we need to know? What does the education of a Paiute woman in western Nevada have to do with Rachel Carson's childhood? What do we mean by a "good education" and who gets one? In a starred review, Kirkus called it: "A riveting, original examination of education inside and outside the classroom."

20:37 minutes (18.88 MB)

Editor Ariel Gore Discusses New Anthology: "Portland Queer: Tales of the Rose City"

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program: 
Between the Covers
program date: 
Wed, 06/17/2009
Portland Queer: Tales of the Rose City

Host Crystal Leighty speaks with Ariel Gore, editor of "Portland Queer: Tales of the Rose City," a new anthology featuring local writers: Dexter Flowers, sts, Kathleen Bryson, Colleen Siviter, David Ciminello, Tony Longshanks LeTigre, Michael Sage Ricci, Annie Murphy, Sarah Gottesdiener, Jacob Anderson-Minshall, Gabrielle Rivera, David Oates, Donal Mosher, J.T

28:41 minutes (19.69 MB)

David Mas Masumoto: "Wisdom of the Last Farmer, Harvesting Legacies from the Land"

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program: 
Between the Covers
program date: 
Wed, 08/19/2009

 Crystal Leighty talks with David Mas Masumoto author of Wisdom of the Last Farmer, Harvesting Legacies from the Land.   Publisher notes: "Hailed by The New York Times as “A poet of farming” and the Los Angeles Times as the “Rockstar Farmer” who “uses his farm as Thoreau did his Walden Pond,” David Mas Masumoto weaves together stories of family and farming, life and death to reveal age-old wisdom that is fast disappearing—and urgently needed."

27:15 minutes (12.48 MB)

David Korten -- Shifting our Economy from Financial Values to Life Values

program date: 
Wed, 09/30/2009

 The guest is writer and lecturer David Korten, author of "The Great Turning" and "AGENDA FOR A NEW ECONOMY: FROM PHANTOM WEALTH TO REAL WEALTH: A Declaration of Independence from Wall Street." He was speaking at the  E-Convergence in Portland.  Hosted by Crystal Leighty.

27:20 minutes (18.78 MB)

Melissa Hart: "Gringa: A Contradictory Girlhood"

program: 
Between the Covers
program date: 
Thu, 10/22/2009

Host Crystal Leighty speaks with author Melissa Hart about her new memoir, Gringa: A Contradictory Girlhood.  “You can’t grow up parented by two women. It’s unnatural.”  This is the rationale that allows Melissa Hart’s father to take custody of his three young children.

26:23 minutes (12.08 MB)

Leigh Knox from the Pachamama Alliance and Awakening the Dreamer

program: 
Radiozine
program date: 
Mon, 11/09/2009

 Host Crystal Leighty speaks with Leigh Knox about Awakening the Dreamer...Changing the Dream is a unique 4 hour symposium developed by the Pachamama Alliance, a not-for-profit organization inspired by indigenous elders of the Amazon rain forest and their friends in North America.

24:38 minutes (22.56 MB)

Wayne Karlin and Wandering Souls: Journeys With The Dead And The Living In Viet Nam

program date: 
Wed, 11/11/2009

 Crystal Leighty hosts this Veteran's Day Talk Radio Show with guest Wayne Karlin, author of "Wandering Souls," the story of a Vietnam veteran who returned to Vietnam to face the family of a man he killed.

54:17 minutes (24.86 MB)

PDX Walk for Water event to aid families in Sub-Saharan Africa

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program date: 
Wed, 03/10/2010

 

28:36 minutes (13.1 MB)

Scott Burns and Mark Chubb on Earthquake Preparedness

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program date: 
Wed, 04/28/2010

 Earthquake Preparedness
Hosted by Crystal Leighty

 

55:11 minutes (25.27 MB)

Chris Bohjalian on his novel: "Secrets of Eden"

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program: 
Between the Covers
program date: 
Thu, 03/25/2010

On the March 25, 2010, airing of Between the Covers, host Crystal Leighty interviews Chris Bohjalian, the author of thirteen books, including the new novel, Secrets of Eden, a story of shattered faith, intimate secrets and the delicate exploration of the nature of sacrifice.

25:14 minutes (11.55 MB)

Ruth Conniff, Political Editor at The Progressive, on the Situation in Wisconsin

program date: 
Wed, 02/23/2011

 Hosted by Crystal Leighty

Today's guest is Ruth Conniff, Political Editor at the Madison-base magazine, The Progressive.  We'll be talking about the current Political Issues gripping Wisconsin and the nation.

54:44 minutes (25.06 MB)

I'm Hot!...and I'm Bald!": CHEMOTHERAPY FOR WINNERS

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program: 
Radiozine
program date: 
Mon, 04/18/2011

Host Crystal Leighty speaks with Elaine Jesmer, author of "I'm Hot!...and I'm Bald!": CHEMOTHERAPY FOR WINNERS," about how to handle the side effects of chemotherapy, and why it's important not be afraid of it.

28:35 minutes (26.17 MB)

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

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program: 
Radiozine
program date: 
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.

25:04 minutes (22.95 MB)

 

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