Thinking about Fukushima on the fourth anniversary of the disaster

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Wed, 03/11/2015
Host Paul Roland talks with Mimi German of No Nukes NW about the continuing Fukushima disaster. She is organizing an event on Wednesday, March 11, "A Requiem for the Ocean-- Fukushima x4 And Beyond" noon at Pioneer Square in Portland. 
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56:55 minutes (78.17 MB)

Monitoring oil trains in Oregon and Washington

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Wed, 03/18/2015

Host Paul Roland talks with Matt Landon of Vancounver Action Network on continuing efforts to halt the transport of dangerously flammable Bakken oil by train through the Pacific NW and to prevent the approval of the Tesoro-Savage oil export terminal on the Columbia River in Vancouver, WA, as well as the more recently proposed New Star Terminal.

56:43 minutes (77.9 MB)

Probable cause podcast #2

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Wed, 03/11/2015
A commentary on life and politics by Patrick 5:39 minutes (5.18 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for March 16, 2015

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Mon, 03/16/2015
Denise Morris hosts this edition of the Old Mole dealing with the "Islamic State," the history of lynchings, climate change, and "House of Cards". 

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54:05 minutes (37.14 MB)

Climate Genocide

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Mon, 03/16/2015
Tom Becker reads from Robert Hunziker's article in Counter Punch, "Climate Genocide".  Although climate has changed in the geological past, it has never changed as fast as it is now, and the consquences will be devastating. 5:44 minutes (3.94 MB)

Psychology & Politics: "House of Cards"

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Mon, 03/16/2015
For this month's Psychology and Politics segment, Jan Haaken and Tod Sloan talk about the Netfllix series, "House of Cards" and what this popular TV program, that just finished its third season, says about sex, power, and presidential politics. 
14:23 minutes (9.88 MB)

Left & the Law: Lynching

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Mon, 03/16/2015
 Mike Snedeker and Jan Haaken talk about a new report by the Equal Justice Initiative-- Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror. The report, available online, documents EJI’s multi-year investigation into lynching in twelve Southern states during the period between Reconstruction and World War II. It demonstrates that capital punishment was a rationalized form of lynching, sharing the purpose of maintaining African americans in the condition of serfdom.

12:27 minutes (8.55 MB)

ISIS PR Strategy

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Mon, 03/16/2015
What does ISIS hope to gain from their videos of their beheadings of innocent people? Bill Resnick talks with Amanda Rogers who writes on the middle east and studies media representations in the current struggles. Hey discuss the genius of ISIS media. One genre is meant for Muslims around the world, graphically showing the oppression and attacks they are experiencing, including heavy surveillance in the US and Europe and the incineration of families by US drone warfare, and promoting the ISIS Caliphate as their nation, just as Israel promotes itself to Jews around the world as their homeland where they will not be persecuted. 14:48 minutes (10.16 MB)

ISIS PR Strategy

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Mon, 03/16/2015
What does ISIS hope to gain from their videos of their beheadings of innocent people? Bill Resnick talks with Amanda Rogers who writes on the middle east and studies media representations in the current struggles. Hey discuss the genius of ISIS media. One genre is meant for Muslims around the world, graphically showing the oppression and attacks they are experiencing, including heavy surveillance in the US and Europe and the incineration of families by US drone warfare, and promoting the ISIS Caliphate as their nation, just as Israel promotes itself to Jews around the world as their homeland where they will not be persecuted. 14:48 minutes (10.16 MB)

Brian Malte Interview

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Between Us
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Mon, 03/16/2015
Brian Malte is the National Policy Director for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence.  Both were started after former Reagan press secretary James Brady was shot and severely wounded by gunman John Hinkley in 1981.  March 30th will the the anniversary of that assassination attempt on the President, and Mr. Malte talked with Don Merrill about how there aren't as many federal gun laws as opponents like to claim,  if fears of insurrection are behind opponent's fight against gun restrictions and the real story behind green tipped ammo. 
29:46 minutes (27.25 MB)

Talking Earth with Karen McPherson and Tim Shaner

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Talking Earth
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Mon, 03/09/2015
On March 9, 2015, Talking Earth featured two poets with recent books: Karen McPherson will read from "Skein of Light", out on Airlie Press, and Tim Shaner will read from his new book "Picture X".

Karen McPherson is the author of the poetry chapbook Sketching Elise (Finishing Line Press, 2012) and her poems and translations have appeared in numerous literary journals.

Tim Shaner holds an M.A. in Creative Writing from Antioch University (London) and a Ph.D. in English from SUNY-Buffalo’s Poetics Program. He currently lives in Eugene, Oregon, with his wife and daughter, and teaches
writing at Lane Community College.
48:56 minutes (44.8 MB)

Oregon Legislature Considers Aerial Pesticide Regulations

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Evening News
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Thu, 03/12/2015
In Salem today, Oregon legislators considered a bill that will regulate the use of aerial herbicides which are sprayed from planes and helicopters in the state.
KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke to Steve Peddery of Oregon Wild for more. 6:26 minutes (5.89 MB)

Lawsuit Filed Against Port of Seattle Over Shell Oil Deal

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Evening News
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Thu, 03/12/2015
A coalition of environmental groups filed a lawsuit against the port of Seattle Wednesday, challenging the commission’s move to enter an agreement with contractors for Shell Oil.
KBOO’s Robin Ryan spoke with a member of the Puget Sound-Keepers Alliance, one of the suit’s petitioners, about what prompted legal action and what concerns they have about the proposed lease. 5:13 minutes (2.39 MB)

Oregon Senate Hears Testimony on Right to Rest

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News In Depth
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Thu, 03/12/2015
Today, the Oregon Senate Committee on Human Services and Early Childhood held a public hearing on the Right to Rest bill, which would override local bans on camping, sleeping on sidewalks, and sleeping in cars by people experiencing homelessness.
20:09 minutes (18.45 MB)

 

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