Experience Points

To paraphrase Wikipedia, an experience point is a unit of measurement in role-playing games that quantifies a player's evolution. RPG players gain experience points as they complete quests and overcome obstacles. Life, too, is a game full of quests and obstacles, and we learn many things along the way. Ren Green asks people with expertise in diverse subjects to articulate their journey from beginner to where they are now.

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Jeana Wheeler: Bipolar, DBT, Peer Counseling, Oh My!

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Fri, 08/30/2013

Bipolar host Ren Green talks with Bipolar Peer Support Specialist Jeana Wheeler about their shared pathology, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and peer vs. medical mental illness recovery models.

For more on mental health resources and support in Portland, check out the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance and the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

(Music: "Advil Confirmed" by JD Falk)

  • Artist: ren
  • Title: Jeana Wheeler
  • Year: 2013
  • Length: 32:11 minutes (29.47 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Filip Hristić: Creative School

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Wed, 08/14/2013

Host Ren Green sent herself to Principal Filip Hristić's office at Portland's Creative Science School to talk about engaging teachers, Constructivist learning, and the Storyline Method.

(Music: "Advil Confirmed" by JD Falk)

Qathi Hart: Animation Beyond Cartoons

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Sun, 07/28/2013

Host Ren Green interviews Pacific Northwest College of Art Animation student Qathi Hart about her short film, Torn, and her passion for raising awareness of women's reproductive rights through visual storytelling. Hart reveals why she believes we should still talk about Twentieth Century eugenics practices, discusses her military service, and what motivates her to be a political artist who crafts animation films.

For Ren Green's further analysis of the interview as a fellow trauma survivor, check out her blog.

  • Length: 28:36 minutes (26.18 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Rich Mackin: Zen, Mindfulness, and Santa

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Thu, 07/11/2013

Host Ren Green talks to Soto Zen Buddhist and self-described Mayhem Consultant Rich Mackin about his path to Buddhism, spiritual practices vs. religion, the value of mindful meditation, and Santacon.

For more, check out Portland's Dharma Rain Zen Center or the Portland Cacophony Society.

(Photo: Sarah Taylor; Music: "Advil Confirmed" by JD Falk)

  • Length: 30:28 minutes (27.89 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Pi and Building for Burning Man

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Sat, 06/29/2013

Every year, tens of thousands of people flock to the Nevada desert for the Burning Man art festival. Who are they and why do they build a temporary city? Host Ren Green talks to Pi, a Build Lead on a large scale community art project in Portland, about building art, burning art, managing volunteers, and what Burning Man means to her.

For more about Portland's 2013 CORE Burning Man project, please visit https://www.facebook.com/PDXCORE2013.

 

(Music: "Advil Confirmed" by JD Falk)

  • Length: 23:21 minutes (21.38 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Don Merrill and the Art of the Interview

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Sat, 06/22/2013

Ren Green kicks off her podcast by interviewing Don Merrill, a news, arts, and public affairs contributor here at KBOO. He has a station podcast called Between Us, he writes about interviewing for his blog, Vox Pop, and contributes to multiple interviewing sites. His recent credits include musicians Dwight Yoakam and Ziggy Marley, and authors Jonathan Schuppe and Jonathan Goldstein. Don shares what interviewing means to him and how he got started.

(Music: "Advil Confirmed" by JD Falk)

  • Length: 21:40 minutes (30.18 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 194Kbps (VBR)

Thomas McElroy: High Conflict Divorce

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Ren Green asked Portland attorney Thomas McElroy to share the heartaches and pitfalls of high conflict divorce from a divorce lawyer's perspective. Thomas is a founder and partner of McElroy & Durham, PC. http://oregondivorceattorneyservices.com/ (Music: "Advil Confirmed" by JD Falk)
  • Length: 39:48 minutes (36.44 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Dr. Janhuib Blans: Dutch Dutch Revolution

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Host Ren Green has a frank conversation about recreational drug use and Dutch policy with Dr. Janhuib Blans, Director of the Bureau of Research, Training and Consultancy in the Netherlands.

Correction: Marijuana is a Schedule 1 substance. Heroin and Cocaine are Schedule 2.

(WARNING: Promotes recreational drug use as healthy with personal drug experiences and several words from the FCC Naughty List.)

Music: "Advil Confirmed" by JD Falk

  • Length: 43:29 minutes (39.81 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 32kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

PLEDGE DRIVE SPECIAL: Peter Pincetl & Prison Pipeline

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Host Ren Green interviewed Peter Pincetl of KBOO's Prison Pipeline Collective on his experience with our Criminal Justice System, the challenges parolees face when they reintegrate into society, and what Prison Pipeline offers listeners.

(Music: "Advil Confirmed" by JD Falk)

  • Length: 28:30 minutes (26.09 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Joan Foley: Community Radio Down Under

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Joan Foley, Chairperson of Hedland Community Radio in Port Hedland, Western Australia, will talk about her all-volunteer station, her childhood radio experiences, her passion for inclusion, and why community radio is especially important in Australia.

Give Hedland Radio a listen on their webstream: http://s2.stationplaylist.com:9120/listen.mp3!
  • Length: 47:09 minutes (43.16 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

 

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