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Voices from the Edge: What's behind Oregon's domestic violence murders-suicides?

program date: 
Thu, 12/10/2009

Fourteen Oregonians died last month in five murder-suicides and one attempted murder suicide. Why this sudden outbreak now of men using guns to murder their spouses, ex-spouses and themselves when domestic violence homicides in Oregon have been on the decline? In 1997, 22 domestic violence homicides took place in Multnomah County alone. In recent years, the state average has been eight murder-suicides a year. Is it the economic climate, a lack of social services, or deep-rooted cultural issues?

This week on Voices from the Edge, Jo Ann and Dave talk with Jennifer Warren, LCSW, a counselor with Portland's Men's Resource Center/Women's Counseling Center since 1998. She specializes in domestic violence intervention and recovery, and has worked extensively with men and women arrested for domestic violence. Join us in this discussion about what's behind domestic violence murder-suicides, how the problem is being addressed and what needs to be done to stop the violence.

56:00 minutes (44.86 MB)

Awake in the World with Michael Stone

program date: 
Tue, 02/21/2012

How do we live a balanced life in unbalanced times? Michael Stone is a yoga teacher, Buddhist and psychotherapist who believes spiritual practices such as yoga are not about escaping reality but about living in the present and with that awareness engaging our communities and speaking out when we see wrongdoing. Dave Mazza speaks with Stone  about this engaged way of living and his new book, Awake in the World: Teachings from Yoga & Buddhism for Living an Engaged Life. Stone teaches at Toronto's Centre of Gravity and comes to Portland March 9-11 to speak and teach at The Yoga Space.

33:02 minutes (15.13 MB)
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