With the increase in instances of Islamophobia and certain presidential candidates calling for "a ban on all Muslim travel to the U.S.," it is long past time to get to know our neighbors. 29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)
David Wann is an author, filmmaker, and speaker on the topic of sustainable lifestyles and designs. His newest book is The New Normal: An Agenda for Responsible Living. His previous book, Simple Prosperity, is a sequel to the best-selling book he coauthored, Affluenza, which is now in 9 languages.
David has produced 20 videos and TV programs, including the award-winning TV documentary “Designing a Great Neighborhood,” about the Holiday neighborhood in Boulder, CO. David is president of the Sustainable Futures Society and a Fellow of the National Simplicity Forum. He worked more than a decade as a policy analyst for U.S. EPA and co-designed the co-housing neighborhood where he lives, in Golden, CO. 29:30 minutes (18.34 MB)
Here in the Northwest we know about the Delta Five—the five Washington activists who in September blocked a mile-long oil train calling attention to the danger extraction industries have on the environment. They invoked the Necessity Defense claiming that their actions were justified and necessary due to the overwhelming threat of climate change.
Across the continent Nine activists in New York State attempt the same defense for an action which took place in November to stop work on a Natural Gas Pipeline set to run through the state. KBOO’s Jared Dancler brings us this in-depth story.
13:40 minutes (25.04 MB)
Maria Konnikova is the author of the book The Confidence Game: Why We Fall for It Every Time. Maria’s articles have appeared online and in print in the New Yorker, the Atlantic, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Scientific American, among numerous other publications. Maria blogs regularly for the New Yorker and formerly wrote the “Literally Psyched” column for the Scientific American and the popular psychology blog “Artful Choice” for Big Think. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University, where she studied psychology, creative writing, and government, and received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Columbia University. Her previous book, Mastermind: How to think like Sherlock Holmes, was a New York Times bestseller. 28:34 minutes (18.3 MB)
Jan Haaken interviews Carole Joffe., professor at the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health and author of path-breaking books on the abortion rights movement and anti-choice politics. She gives her take on the State of the Abortion Rights movement (playing on Obama's talk to the nation on Tuesday), including a recent wave of creative organizing among young people--and groups like All Above All.
13:24 minutes (9.2 MB)
On this day commemorating the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr., Old Mole Bill Resnick is joined by Jesse Hagopianto talk about how King has been made into a harmless campaigner against racial injustices that are no longer with us. Hagopian teaches at Garfield High School in Seattle where he has developed lesson plans for teaching the radical MLK who stood firmly against the Vietnam war and against capitalism. He has also led the movement against high stakes testing in the schools. For more about him, see his website and blog. 14:06 minutes (9.69 MB)
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We live in a world of make-believe, institutionalized by man-made systems of control which seek to disparage, undermine, and enslave society. Let Scott Mullin and Sean Namanny help set you free. They'll inspire you to think critically, feel deeply, and ask questions. Turning power inside out never sounded so good!
They went into the wilderness to discover religion. What is it all about? Why are people religious? The adventure is recounted in Dr. Tom Boyd's, Lusting For Infinity: A Spiritual Odyssey. Dr. 29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)
Portland Mayor Hales rushed an unusual item on council agenda yesterday: Authorize the City Attorney to institute proceedings challenging the District Attorney’s Order in the petition of Mark Bartlett: 10 minutes requested
It turns out that Mr Bartlett had a request for information denied by the city; last week the Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill ordered the city to disclose the information; and yesterday city council voted 4-1 in favor of Hale’s proposal: to use tax payer money to fight the release of 25 year old public information.
According to documents received by KBOO, what is at stake is the legality of the on-going destruction of Portland’s open reservoirs at Washington Park and Mt Tabor.
14:46 minutes (13.53 MB)
Cliff Thomason is a gubenatorial candidate from Oregon's Independent Party. He strongly believes in Oregon agriculture and agricultural based solutions for some of Oregon's financial problems. Among them, he thinks the hemp and marijuana industries need access to legitimate bank accounts which he believes, would best be served by a state bank. Don Merrill talked with Mr. Thomason about these and other issues facing Oregon, including the records of the current and past Governor, alternative energy and the minimum wage in the runup to the 2016 election. 27:34 minutes (25.24 MB)
On Monday, Oregon State released a list of over 250 pesticides allowed for use in growing cannabis. For insight on the implications of this development, KBOO’s Jared Dancler spoke with researcher Todd Dalotto. 5:31 minutes (5.06 MB)