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host of the Africa O Ye! program, the first thursday of every month from 2 pm to 4 pm PST.
We are Scott Mullin and Sean Namanny. We are here to change the world. We are Upside Downtrodden.
Our mission is to engage people to think critically, feel deeply, and ask questions. Doing so has the capacity to inspire healthy relationships between humans, nonhumans, and the planet itself. Living in an equitable, reciprocal, and sustainable fellowship is our highest goal.
Over the years, we have grown increasingly concerned with our ailing world. We embarked on a journey to explore the reasons behind why there is so much needless suffering. Simply put, we discovered at every turn that civilization is destroying us. Realizing that the atrocities must be stopped, we decided to fight back.
We formed a company called Upside Downtrodden. The name speaks to our belief that those who are downtrodden always have the advantage when they work together and resist oppression by any means necessary. We’ve developed projects that bring people together in an effort to move beyond the abusive, destructive, and hierarchical culture in which we live. We started a podcast to connect with listeners from near and far. We began production on a documentary film that once completed will further illuminate revelations about civilization. We contribute to user-generated news sites to elevate the message. We seek out and collaborate with others who hunger for a more connected, shared, and just society that focuses on the flourishing of all life and fosters community supported by active and engaged citizens on local, regional, and global levels. We’ve done and continue to do all this and more in an effort to raise awareness of our treacherous state of existence and tremendous potential to change it for the better.
Learn more at UpsideDowntrodden.com
Thomas Hood has been involved in music and sound recording since childhood, making wire recordings with his father, a jazz guitar player with the Charlie Barnet Band.
Now a multi instrumentalist playing 6 and 12 string guitars, electric guitars, basses and keyboards, he is an independent music and radio producer. In 1985 he established Hood's Woods Music, a private music recording studio.
As a radio producer and programmer since 1968, he has extensive experience in public radio, having spent time at KPFT FM, KAOS FM, WLNV FM, KBOO FM and KMUN FM.
Specializing in remote field recording, he was a sound designer for the Janus Professional Sound Library. He has also worked with the Oregon Historical Society, providing audio restoration services for their "Portland" exhibits.
He has produced independent radio documentaries, such as “God is Dead”, focusing on controversial timber cutting practices on the public lands of Oregon.
He is co-producer and co-host of the
The Traveling Radio Show , a wacky, off-beat public radio travelogue.
Presently doing the 3rd and 5th Wednesday 5:30-7am on Pastures of Plenty.
and THE SINGER/SONGWRITER EDITION of the Monday Sampler on the 1st Mondays of the month 2 - 4pm.
Videographer by Day with my company EMA Video Productions - and Folk Music DJ when ever I can.
Playing mostly contemporary folk music from the 60s and present day.
ITs unfortunate that the great music from the 60s does not get much play anymore. Artists like Tom Paxton,Doc Watson,Pete Seeger,Peter Yarrow, Ian Tyson,Gordon Lightfoot, Donavon and Joni Mitchell (just to name a few) had something to say and said it so well through music.
I feel so fortunate to be able to share my music tastes with the Portland Community here on KBOO.