A KBOO Radio Special examining marijuana today, who can use it, who shouldn't, and what the government's doing about it. Part 1 features Mitch Earlywine, Associate Professor of Psychology at the State University of New York at Albany.
Lisa Loving and Ms. Magazine founding editor Suzanne Levine discuss her new book, Bella Abzug: How One Tough Broad from the Bronx Fought Jim Crow and Joe McCarthy, Pissed off Jimmy Carter, Battled for the Rights of Women and Workers, Rallied Against War and for the Planet, and Shook up Politics Along the Way (co-edited by Mary Thom)
Lisa Loving and Carolyn Jessop discuss the sexual politics and abusive lifestyle of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, a polygamist sect which controls land and people in Texas and Utah. Jessop was the first woman to escape and file suit against cult leader Warren Jeffs.
Pete Anderson Interviews Piper, co-owner of Proper Eats Cafe of St. John's near North Portland. Proper Eats creates sustainability and connectivity through preparing and providing organic, vegetarian, vegan, locally made and earth respecting food.
Barbara Bernstein hosts. Today Lucy Brehm, former VP at ShoreBank Pacific (SDJC) and currently Senior Manager, Business Development at The Climate Trust (ClimateTrust.org) is the guest as Barbara hosts another discussion of carbon credit trading. They'll discuss how carbon credits can be useful tools in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but how they must be used judiciously and as a last resort - not as an excuse to keep on consuming at current levels.
How do the 2008 Oregon election candidates stack up … environmentally, that is. Our Backyard will feature all the candidates between now and the May primary but first up, the candidates for Oregon Attorney General. 2 Democrats (and no Republicans, go figure ...) are seeking for the nomination in the upcoming primary: Greg MacPherson www.votemac.com/ and John Kroger www.johnkroger.com/. Each have received endorements from prominent environmental activists and organizations.
This episode explores the benefits and challenges of showing art in unusual spaces and walking the line between vandalism and public art. Guests include Scott Wayne Indiana, the artist behind the horses you see attached to rings in the sidewalk all around Portland and Chris Haberman, who has shown his work in convenience stores and sold paintings out of the trunk of his car. This show will also take listeners inside the tiniest gallery in town. Just three and a half feet high, Core Gallery is a popular gallery space in Anna Todaro's Everett Station loft apartment.