Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Pulitzer-Prize winning novelist Jane Smiley. Her best seller A Thousand Acres was made into a movie by the same name. In her latest novel, Ten Days in the Hills,
a group of family, friends, lovers, former lovers and future lovers
gathers in the Pacific Palisades just as the 2003 invasion of Iraq
Host Scott Forrester's topic today is Public Utilities, why we need them and how to get them. Guests Steve Johnson, Executive Director for the Washington Public Utility Districts Association (wpuda.org) and Joe Nipper, Senior VIce President for the American Public Power Association (appanet.org) encourage us to get our act together in Oregon and fight hard for a Public Utility District.
Host Dr. David Naimon (DrNaimon.com) invites guest Dr. Daphne Miller (DrDaphne.com) in to discuss her latest offering The Jungle Effect (Harper Collins). Find out what the healthiest diets from cultures around the world can do to help YOU live a happier, healthier life right here in our modern (but decadent) Western world.
Kboo reporter Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews Isabel MacDonald of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting about the recent Pentagon Pundits Scandal and the Pentagon's ongoing use athe media in its illegal campaign to mislead the American public about the Iraq War.
Kboo's Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews Andy Worthington. A frequent contributor to The Huffington Post, he is the author of the book The Guantanamo Files; The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison. The book is a comphrehensive examination of each and every man locked in Guantanamo from how they came into the custody of the United States Military through their imprisonment in Guantanamo.
Kboo's Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews Steve Wax Federal Public Defender for the District of Oregon and author of the new book, Kafka Comes to America; Fighting For Justice In The War On Terror. This is the inside account of the fight to defend two innocent men wrongly imprisoned in the U.S. global war on Terror. It is also a cautionary tale of what can happen when the Rule of Law is set aside.
Host Marliese Franklin speaks with Italian filmmakers Gustav Hofer and Luca Ragazzi about their film Suddenly, Last Winter, which is part of QDoc: The Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival. This Italian film follows a couple filmmakers Gustav Hofer and Luca Ragazzi) as the Italian government debates domestic partnership legislation. Through interviews with people on the street, ranging from devout Catholics to a band of fascists, the pair paints a complex picture of how Italians view the concept of family, and how powerful a role the church plays in that country's politics.
Host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher interviews Ibrahim Warde, adjunct professor at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, about his book The Price of Fear: The Truth Behind The Financial War on Terror.
Host Barbara Bernstein invites local Portland activists Paul Maresh and Pam Arden from the Friends of the 40 Mile Loop (40mileLoop.org) to discuss the plans for adding the North Portland Greenway to the long-term plan for a 40 Mile hiking and biking loop around the Portland Metro area.
Host Joe Uris brings a variety of topics to the table today, including the controversial LNG Terminals in Oregon, the Presidential Race, and the Columbia River Crossing. Our conservative friend James is declared KBOO's official Rush [Limbaugh] Reporter, inspiring some listener comments on the place of inflammatory Hate Speech and death threats on the public air waves.