Audio by producer marianne_barisonek

Lives Per Gallon

Marianne Barisonek interviews author Terry Tamminen lastest book, "Lives Per Gallon:The True Cost of our Oil Addiction" addresses the real cost of petroleum use in terms of our health, economics and well being.

How much would you pay for a gallon of gas? $4.00? $10.00? Would you pay with the health of your lungs or with years taken from your lifespan? The infamous "pain at the pump" runs much deeper than our wallets, argues Terry Tamminen, former Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency and current Special Advisor to California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Petroleum may power our cars and heat our homes, but it also contributes to birth defects and disorders like asthma and emphysema, not to mention cancer. The choice is clear: continuing paying with our health, or kick our addiction and evolve beyond an oil-dependent economy.

27:21 minutes (9.39 MB)

Code Pink Tea Party

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Tue, 12/11/2007

Marianne Barisonek speaks with the women of Code Pink Portland about their Tea Party.  On December 16th, 1773 a group of patriots protested Great Britain's policies by dumping tea into Boston Harbor.  On December 16th, 2007 Code Pink Portland will symbolically recreate this event on the Hawthorne Bridge and will read their updated Declaration of Independence. Go to codepink.org for more info.

28:21 minutes (25.95 MB)

Author Daniel Pinchbeck

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Between the Covers
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Mon, 12/31/2007

Marianne Barisonek interviews Daniel Pinchbeck, author and advocate of the use of psychedelic substances such as LSD, Psilocybin mushrooms and peyote for enriching people's intellectual, psychological and spiritual beliefs through the psychedelic experience.

27:03 minutes (4.65 MB)

Lesley Hazleton, author of Jezebel, the Untold Story of the Bible's Harlot Queen

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Between the Covers
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Mon, 01/21/2008

Host Marianne Barisonek interviews Lesley Hazleton, author of Jezebel, the Untold Story of the Bible's Harlot Queen. He argues that Jezebel may have been gravely mischaracterized throughout history.

29:33 minutes (11.84 MB)

Mark Winne, author and activist talks of hunger in a land of plenty.

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Tue, 03/11/2008

Marianne Barisonek interviews Mark Winne, co-founder of several food and agriculture policy groups, and author of Closing the Food Gap: Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty. In this wealthy nation there are  35 million Americans hungry or food insecure, and a large percent are children.

28:52 minutes (26.43 MB)

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni about her new novel, The Palace of Illusions

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Between the Covers
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Mon, 05/19/2008

 Marianne Barisonek speaks with Chitra Banerjee
Divakaruni about her new novel, The Palace of Illusions, which recasts the
Indian epic Mahabharata from the perspective of Princess Panchaali and offers a
vivid and inventive companion to the renowned poem.

27:43 minutes (25.37 MB)

Novelist Jane Smiley

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Between the Covers
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Mon, 06/02/2008

Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Pulitzer-Prize winning novelist Jane Smiley. Her best seller A Thousand Acres was made into a movie by the same name. In her latest novel, Ten Days in the Hills,
a group of family, friends, lovers, former lovers and future lovers
gathers in the Pacific Palisades just as the 2003 invasion of Iraq
begins.  

 

25:20 minutes (23.2 MB)

Chris Hedges: Collateral Damage, Iraqi Civilians

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Fri, 06/27/2008

Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with journalist Chris Hedges, author of War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning, about the new book he co-authored with Laila Al-Arian, called Collateral Damage: America's War Against Iraqi Civilians. 

27:46 minutes (25.43 MB)

Zoe Ferraris, author of the novel, "Finding Nouf"

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Between the Covers
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Mon, 06/30/2008

Marianne Barisonek interviews Zoe Ferraris, author of the
novel, Finding Nouf, a literary mystery set in Saudi Arabia, dealing
with young men and women trying to balance tradition and exposure to Western
culture

 

26:42 minutes (10.7 MB)

Marianne Barisonek speaks with Jeff Sharlett, author of the new book "The Family"

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Wed, 07/02/2008

Marianne Barisonek speaks with Jeff Sharlett, author of the new book "The Family," about the "secret fundamentalism at the heart of American power." Sharlett is a contributing editor for Harpers Magazine and Rolling Stone.

39:33 minutes (36.21 MB)

Pico Iyer about his book, The Open Road: The Global Journey of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

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Between the Covers
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Mon, 08/04/2008

Host Marianne Barisonek interviews essayist and novelist Pico Iyer about his latest book, The Open Road: The Global Journey of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama. Iyer has known the Dalai Lama for more than 30 years and brings a unique perspective to this biography.

25:40 minutes (23.51 MB)

Michele Ulriksen about "Reform at Victory"

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Radiozine
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Thu, 11/13/2008

Marianne Barisonek speaks with Corvallis writer Michele Ulriksen about Reform at Victory, her non-fiction memoir about her experience as a teen in a locked-down unlicensed/unregulated fundamentalist Baptist reform school

26:32 minutes (24.29 MB)

Kim Barnes, author of "A Country Called Home"

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Between the Covers
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Mon, 12/15/2008

Host Marianne Barisonek interviews Idaho writer Kim Barnes about A Country Called Home, which tells the story of the fallout that occurs when one man checks out of his life and another checks in. Barnes is the author of the acclaimed memoir In the Wilderness set in the great forests of Idaho, where geography and isolation shape love and family. In this novel, she returns to this territory, with a tale of hope and idealism, faith and madness.

27:26 minutes (25.12 MB)

Diane Wilson about her memoir "Holy Roller: Growing Up In the Church of Knock Down, Drag Out: or How I Quit Loving a Blue-Eyed

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Between the Covers
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Mon, 12/29/2008

Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Code Pink activist Diane Wilson about her memoir Holy Roller: Growing Up In the Church of Knock Down, Drag Out: or How I Quit Loving a Blue-Eyed Jesus. For Diane Wilson, childhood was populated by devils and ghosts, holy and otherwise. Holy Roller: Growing Up in the Church of the Knock Down, Drag Out; Or, How I Quit Loving a Blue-Eyed Jesus describes Wilson’s Pentecostal upbringing in the tiny fishing town of Seadrift, Texas, where residents were ruled by poverty, labor, elaborate religious mores, and corrupt authorities. Despite that potentially oppressive litany, the book is a delight.

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Local Producers Discuss Literary Journal: "Ink-Filled Page"

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Between the Covers
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Wed, 03/18/2009

Host Marianne Barisonek interviews local producers Ali McCart, Kristin Thiel, Joseph Riippi, and Scott Parker, of "Ink-Filled Page," a quarterly journal of fiction, nonfiction and artwork from Indigo Editing & Publications. 

28:19 minutes (12.97 MB)

Author Debra Gwartney: "Live Through This: A Mother's Memoir of Runaway Daughters & Reclaimed Love"

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Thu, 04/02/2009

Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Oregon author Debra Gwartney about her book, Live Through This: A Mother's Memoir of Runaway Daughters and Reclaimed Love. The book is related to the story of her relationship with her daughters featured on This American Life  in 2002.

26:35 minutes (12.17 MB)

Peter Ward and "The Medea Hypothesis: Is Life on Earth Ultimately Self Destructive?"

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Radiozine
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Sun, 05/10/2009

 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.

29:36 minutes (27.11 MB)

Bhopal Survivors

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Thu, 05/28/2009

Hosted by Marianne Barisonek, The Bhopal Survivors Tour 2009...

The guests are activist Satinath Sarangi (Satyu), who has been working in Bhopal for the past 25 years, and Safreen Khan, one of the survivors of the disaster.

The Union Carbide Chemical Disaster in Bhopal, India has killed more than 23,000 people due to a catastrophic gas leak and ongoing water contamination in this central Indian city. This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the horrific night in 1984 when a toxic cloud of methyl isocyanate enveloped the sleeping city. The Anniversary is a celebration by Bhopal survivor groups and their allies of 25 years of courage in the face of corporate crime.

23:45 minutes (16.32 MB)

Food Fray: Inside the Controversy over Genetically Modified Food

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Locus Focus
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Tue, 08/04/2009

 On Wednesday Morning Talk Radio, Marianne Barisonek hosts, with guests Lisa Weasel, author of the book Food Fray: Inside the Controversy over Genetically Modified Food and Rick North of Physicians for Social Responsibility.

54:36 minutes (24.99 MB)

Katherine Hughes on the trial of Dr. Dhafir, an Iraqi Humanitarian Aid Worker

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Tue, 08/11/2009

 KBOO Wednesday Morning Talk Radio

Today, Marianne Barisonek talks with activist Katherine Hughes about how Muslims are being targeted for harassment in general, and how Dr. Dhafir, an Iraqi Humanitarian Aid Worker, has been targeted in particular.  

57:52 minutes (26.49 MB)

Chris Hedges: "Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle"

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Mon, 08/10/2009

 Marianne Barisonek interviews Chris Hedges about his new book, Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle.

27:52 minutes (12.76 MB)

Greg Craven and What's the Worst That Could Happen?

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Tue, 08/25/2009

 Wednesday Morning Talk Radio
 Hosted by Marianne Barisonek

Today's guests are Greg Craven, author of "What's the Worst That Could Happen" and Dr. Christina Hulbe, Associate Professor of Geology at Portland State University. Today's topic is all about Climate Change.   

56:06 minutes (25.68 MB)

Author Tracy Kidder: "Strength in What Remains, A Journey of Remembrance and Forgiveness"

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Thu, 10/08/2009

Marianne Barisonek speaks with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Kidder about his latest  nonfiction work: Strength in What Remains, A Journey of Remembrance and Forgiveness.  The book is about a young medical student named Deo who escaped genocidal civil war in Burundi in 1994, immigrated to the United States and returned to his native country to build a medical clinic. To learn more about the work of Deo's clinic, Village Health Works, or to donate, visit them at http://villagehealthworks.org .

17:54 minutes (12.29 MB)

Andy Kroll discusses "housing meltdown" and the illusion of economic recovery

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Radiozine
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Wed, 12/02/2009

Host Marianne Barisonek interviews Andy Kroll, who works for Mother Jones magazine and is a frequent contributor to TomDispatch.  They discuss his current article on Tom Dispatch.

28:13 minutes (12.92 MB)

Elizabeth Gilbert and COmmitted: A Skeptic Makes Peace With Marriage

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Radiozine
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Mon, 01/25/2010

 Host Marianne Barisonek interviews best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert, who is best known for her 2006 memoir EAT PRAY LOVE, which chronicled her journey alone around the world, looking for solace after a difficult divorce.  The book was an international bestseller, translated into over thirty languages, with over 7 million copies sold worldwide, and a movie version in the making, starring Julia Roberts.

27:45 minutes (25.42 MB)

Stories of pioneer family life in Grant County, Oregon

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Fri, 02/26/2010

 Host Marianne Barisonek interviews local author Annette White-Parks about the book Cowboy of the Rimrocks: A Memoir of Grant County, Oregon, by Emmett Cochran White, which tells the stories of pioneer family life in Grant County, Oregon from the arrival of the first Anglo settlers in the 1860s to the late 1940s. They will take listener calls on Oregon history.

38:45 minutes (17.73 MB)

Novelist Susan Stoner discusses her PDX historical mystery: "Timber Beasts"

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Between the Covers
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Fri, 04/09/2010
Host Marianne Barisonek interviews Susan Stoner, author of Timber BeastsStoner , general counsel at Portland-headquartered Amalgamated Transit Union Local 757 — worked in her free time to develop a series of historical mysteries set in the Portland of 1902.
29:29 minutes (13.49 MB)

H.P. Albarelli, author of "A Terrible Mistake: The Murder of Frank Olson and the CIA's Secret Cold War Experiments"

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Wed, 06/23/2010

 Host Marianne Barisonek interviews H.P. Albarelli, author of A Terrible Mistake: The Murder of Frank Olson and the CIA's Secret Cold War Experiments.  Albarelli writes about the mysterious death of biochemist Frank Olson, revealing the identities of his murderers in shocking detail. It offers a look into the backgrounds of many former CIA, FBI, and Federal Narcotics Bureau officials—including several who actually oversaw the CIA’s mind-control programs from the 1950s to the 1970s.   H. P. Albarelli Jr. is an investigative journalist whose work has appeared in numerous publications and newspapers across the nation and is the author of the novel The Heap. He lives in Tampa, Florida.

30:18 minutes (13.87 MB)

Rosalind Peterson and the Agricultural Defense Coalition

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Tue, 08/03/2010

 Hosted by Marianne Barisonek

 

Rosalind Peterson, founder of the Agricultural Defense Coalition, wrote the following:

55:46 minutes (25.53 MB)

Paul Greenberg and Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food

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Mon, 08/09/2010

 Host Marianne Barisonek interviews Paul Greenberg, author of Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild FoodGreenberg says that when he learned that farmed seafood is now just as prevalent as wild seafood in the marketplace, he realized that the interplay of domestication and wildness is one of the most important is

26:26 minutes (24.2 MB)

Bombs or Books? Zaher Wahab on the challenges to education in Afghanistan

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Fri, 08/13/2010
Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Zaher Wahab, who just returned from five months in his native Afghanistan teaching other college professors at the country’s only graduate program in education.
 
Zaher Wahab was born and schooled in Afghanistan, received a B.A. in sociology from the American University of Beirut, an M.A. in comparative education from Teachers College, Columbia University and an M.A. in anthropology and a Ph.D. in international development education from Stanford University. Since joining the faculty at Lewis & Clark College, Professor Wahab has designed and taught about forty different graduate and undergraduate courses ranging from educational anthropology to international political economy.
53:46 minutes (24.61 MB)

John Feffer discusses "The lies of Islamophobia"

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Fri, 11/12/2010

Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with writer John Feffer, co-director of Foreign Policy in Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies and author of a new exploration of the next wave of Islamophobia in post-election Washington in the context of almost 1,000 years of such fears in the West. Read "The Lies of Islamophobia, The Three Unfinished Wars of the West Against the Rest" at http://www.tomdispatch.com/archive/175317/
Other writings by John Feffer can be found at his website www.johnfeffer.com

57:04 minutes (26.13 MB)

Tom Devine from the Government Accountability Project on Whistleblowing

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Mon, 12/20/2010

Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Tom Devine, Legal Director at the Government Accountability Project.

28:08 minutes (25.77 MB)

Author David Swanson discusses "War is a Lie"

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Wed, 12/22/2010

Host Marianne Barisonek interviews David Swanson about his new book War Is A Lie, in which he exposes the reality of why the U.S. is constantly at war. He addresses the web of lies, the taboo subjects, the false claims, and the mythic messages and lays waste to them. Your phone calls are welcome.

56:55 minutes (52.11 MB)

David Vann on his novel of drama and pathos in Alaska: "Caribou Island"

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Between the Covers
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Thu, 01/20/2011

Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with David Vann about his debut novel Caribou Island. Set on a small island in a glacier-fed lake on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula Caribou Island captures the drama and pathos of a husband and wife whose bitter love, failed dreams, and tragic past push them to the edge of destruction.

28:14 minutes (12.93 MB)

Novelist Mary Roninette Kowal on her regency fantasy: "Shades of Milk and Honey"

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Between the Covers
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Fri, 02/11/2011

27:13 minutes (12.46 MB)

Gemma Whelan talks about her novel "Fiona: Stolen Child"

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Between the Covers
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Thu, 03/17/2011

  In the novel Fiona Clarke, an Irish writer living in New York, has been running away from her past since she left rural Cregora, Ireland, for boarding school. That past finds her, many years later, when her thinly veiled autobiographical novel is optioned for a movie. Working as the film’s consultant, Fiona unearths deep secrets, relives childhood trauma, and connects with an estranged family thrust back into her life. As her history opens upon her, Fiona must stop running and confront her secret shame: her long-held sense of responsibility over the death of her little sister.

56:32 minutes (25.88 MB)

Damaged nuclear reactors in Japan--a hazard here in the NW?

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Mon, 03/21/2011

The damaged nuclear reactors in Japan are leaking radioactive material. Does this pose a health hazard here in the Pacific Northwest? If we had a similar earthquake, would we be subjected to high levels of radioactive fallout? Dr. Rudi Nussbaum and Lloyd Marbet will join host Marianne Barisonek for a discussion of radioactive contamination past, present and future. Dr. Nussbuam has studied the health effects of radiation on Hirsoshima-Nagasaki survivors and military personnel exposed to radiation at Hanford. Lloyd Marbet is known for his successful efforts to shut down the Trojan Nuclear Power Plant.

53:17 minutes (24.39 MB)

Peter Mountford discusses recent novel: "A Young Man's Guide to Late Capitalism"

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Between the Covers
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Wed, 04/13/2011

Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with fiction writer Peter Mountford about his new novel A Young Man's Guide to Late Capitalism, which tells the story of Gabriel de Boya, a recent college graduate who works for an unscrupulous hedge fund while pretending to be a freelance journalist. Mountford drew on his own experience for the book. Just out of college, he was hired to write about the economy of Ecuador for a nonprofit think tank. He later discovered that the think tank was running a hedge fund out of its back office.

28:10 minutes (12.9 MB)

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Jody Williams: How do we advance the peace movement?

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Fri, 04/08/2011

Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Jody Williams, 1997 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and founding coordinator of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. Jody Williams will be the keynote speaker at the Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility anniversary dinner on April 15th. She also will speak at the World Peace Institute Lunch at noon on the 15th.

49:33 minutes (22.68 MB)

Geraldine Brooks talks about "Caleb's Crossing," her novel inspired by Harvard's first Native American graduate

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Between the Covers
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Thu, 05/19/2011

Host Marianne Barisonek interviews Geraldine Brooks, best-selling author and winner of the Pulitzer Prize (for March) about her new book, CALEB’S CROSSING, which was inspired by the life of Caleb Cheeshahteaumauk, the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College. Brooks first learned about him during her time as a Radcliffe fellow at Harvard in 2006. Caleb was from the Wampanoag tribe of Native Americans who lived on Martha’s Vineyard. There is little official information on Caleb’s life and Brooks’s novel is an informed imagining of what he might have gone through. 

28:20 minutes (12.97 MB)

Medical Delegation Reports on Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza

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Wed, 05/18/2011

Physicians for Social Responsibility Members Speak about their Recent Trip

Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Gerri Haynes and Laura Hart about the health threats they witnessed on their January 2011 medical delegation visit to Gaza. Portland nurse practitioner Maxine Fookson, a member of Jewish Voice for Peace, is also a guest.

23:56 minutes (10.95 MB)

"Divinity of Doubt:" an indictment of God, theism and atheism

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Fri, 05/27/2011

 Host Marianne Barisonek interviews former Los Angeles County prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi about his new book DIVINITY OF DOUBT: The God Question. In the book Bugliosi makes a potent case for agnosticism by marshaling evidence and drawing persuasive inferences. DIVINITY OF DOUBT is an  indictment of God, theism, and atheism within the pages of one book.                                       

53:57 minutes (24.7 MB)

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

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Radiozine
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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?

27:59 minutes (25.62 MB)

Portland author Martha Shelley discusses "The Throne in the Heart of the Sea"

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Between the Covers
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Thu, 08/04/2011

Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Portlander Martha Shelley, feminist, gay activist and author, about her The Throne in the Heart of the Sea and about her decades-long interest in Jezebel, a Phoenician princess who became the Queen of Israel.

Martha Shelley is a prolific writer on the intersection of women’s issues, politics and religion. She has spent the last few years researching the historical and religious role of women in the Bible to better understand today’s controversies created by the efforts for a more inclusive and powerful role for women in society and religious life.

27:28 minutes (12.58 MB)

Dr.Rosser and 3 Iraqi students talk about the Iraqi Student Project

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Radiozine
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Mon, 08/08/2011

 Host Marianne Barisonek talks with Dr. Rosser and 3 Iraqi students about the Iraqi Student Project

30:53 minutes (28.28 MB)

An American in Japan: Current conditions in Fukushima

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 08/29/2011

Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Steven Thompson, an American living in Japan, who is working on issues related to the radiation coming from the Fukushima Nuclear Power plant. Thompson recently visited the area surrounding Fukushima. He will talk about current conditions there and in the rest of Japan. 

28:14 minutes (12.92 MB)

 

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