Natalie Butto hosts a special live Talk radio program featuring preeminent scholar and leader Robert Thurman. Thurman is a Columbia University Professor, prolific author, a former Tibetan Buddhist monk, co-founder of the Tibet House (along with Richard Gere), and formerly on Time Magazine's list of Most Influential Americans. Thurman and fellow humanitarian spiritual leader Michael Bernard Beckwith will be in Portland on Friday evening for a unique "Transforming Awareness" conversation about how people can effect positive prosperity in their lives and in the world.
Also featured is "Playground" - a documentary raising awareness about child trafficking and sexploitation -including a recent interview with U.S. Senator Ron Wyden about the film's impact on related legislation.
This episode was co-produced and edited by Jennifer Chavez, who also presents the upcoming film event calendar.
Intro/outro music by Twink and 4 Clubbers ("Children").
Patricia Martinez - founding Chair of Latino Fund of Oregon; associate faculty at Marylhurst University; former Executive Director for Oregon Council for Hispanic Advancement; and an educator with 25 years experience as a teacher, principal, and district administrator.
Steven Bender - University of Oregon Law school Professor; Oregon Commission on Hispanic Affairs appointee; co-president of SALT (Society of American Law Teachers); and author of several books encompassing legal, cultural, and historical issues involving Latino(a)s including just released "Tierra y Libertad: Land, Liberty, and Latino Housing".