Bill Resnick talks with Howie Hawkins, labor activist and former Green Party candidate in New York state. They discuss labor conditions at UPS and the speed-up tactics there, the Teamsters and Teamsters for a Democratic Union, capital mobility and so-called free trade.
21:12 minutes (9.7 MB)
Wanda Sykes is a comedian, but so much more. As an actor, she has had two shows on Fox. She's also been in the hits, "Curb your Enthusiasm" and "The New Adventures of Old Christine". And her voice has been in several animated hits such as "Ice Age: Continental Drift" and "Over the Hedge". Plus, she's been in films like "Monster-in-Law" and "Evan Almighty". But she's more than that, being a spokesperson for GLAAD and PETA. Don Merrill talks with Wanda Sykes and runs out of time way too soon.
14:52 minutes (13.61 MB)
KBOO's Genevieve McDaniel speaks with Kent Craford, a water ratepayer advocate and one of the chief petitioners working towards establishing a Portland Water District separate from City Council control. 4:59 minutes (4.56 MB)
This morning, protesters with Rising Tide interrupted a "power" breakfast being held by Governor Kitzhaber at downtown Portland's Governor Hotel, in order to give voice to concerns over the movement of megaloads of extraction equipment through tribal land in Eastern Oregon on the way to the Alberta tar sands. KBOO's Jenka Soderberg was on the scene. 7:50 minutes (7.17 MB)
Yesterday evening, the Oregon Board of Forestry unanimously approved a federal forest plan personally presented by Governor John Kitzhaber. The plan aims to direct the Board's actions in order to create a more favorable context for both commercial and stewardship activity on Oregon's federal forest lands (about 60% of forest in the state). KBOO's Sam Bouman spoke to Sean Stevens, Executive Director of Oregon Wild, for clarification on the plan's aims and what it implies for the future of Oregon's forests. 6:16 minutes (5.74 MB)
Negotiations began for this latest effort in the late nineties, but it wasn’t a first attempt, and according to Bob Salinger from the Audubon society of Portland, it’s not likely to be the last, as he explained to KBOO Reporter Robin Ryan.
Kelly McGonigal has a PhD in psychology from Stanford University, the home of the famous "Marshmallow Test". In the late 70s, four and five year olds were tested on how well they could resist the temptation to eat a bowl of them; a willpower test. Don Merrill talks with Ms. McGonigal about her book, the results of those experiments and how willpower can be strenghtened just as you exercise any muscle.
25:45 minutes (23.57 MB)
The deparment of Defense released their annual report on recruitment in U.S. high schools over the last year.
But the data has raised a number of questions for privacy advocates-including whether a military test administred to high school students is considered voluntary, and which information can be passed on to military recruiters without parental consent.
For more, KBOO's Jenka Soderberg spoke with Pat Elder of studentprivacy.org 24:28 minutes (22.41 MB)
This is the second conversation that I had with Matthew, focusing more in detail on how the Oneness Blessing facilitates Awakening.
Matthew McCarthy is a Oneness Trainer, body-worker, musician, and life coach for both individuals and work place professionals. He has been receiving the Oneness Blessing since 2008 and began giving the blessing in 2009.
Much of the U-S is currently being hit with extremely cold weather in what’s been termed a ‘polar inversion’. While meteorologists are careful to point out that no single weather event can be linked to climate change, multiple studies have shown a possible link between the melting of arctic ice and the cold weather events along the jet stream.
Professor Jennifer Francis of Rutgers University is the co-author of one of those studies. She spoke with KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg about her study of the impact of arctic ice melt on the jet stream.
A federal judge in Washington has decided to allow a legal challenge to coal transport by railroad. The lawsuit argues that the coal trains violate the clean water act because of the amount of coal dust that ends up in lakes and rivers. A coalition of environmental groups came together to file the lawsuit against the railroad company B-N-S-F, owned by multi-billionaire Warren Buffet.
Jenka Soderberg interviewed Krista Collard from the Sierra Club about the lawsuit.