half the world’s seven thousand languages are under severe threat of extinction, and along with them the cultures they represent.
Every two weeks, the last fluent speaker of a native language dies, when this happens, their language dies with them and is lost forever.
Within the next 100 years, over half the world’s 7,000 languages are likely to vanish.
Salem, Oregon is home to The Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages, and Greg Anderson is its founder and director.
Hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, this program features three interviews: Migrant labor and housing; Obama's war in Afghanistan; and Argentina's 1990s crisis. Also on the show: a review of Suzanne Sterne's novel The Ghost at the Table. To hear the whole show, click on the arrow above. To hear individual pieces, follow the links below:
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with two guests about a new project for turning US military bases into eco-development centers. This project will forge a diverse global coalition to press for the transformation of hundreds of US military bases overseas into eco-centers for launching the global green economy from the grassroots.
In the first half hour of the show the guest is Kevin Danaher, co-founder of Global Exchange. Since co-founding Global Exchange in 1988, Dr. Danaher has spoken at hundreds of universities and for community organizations throughout the U.S. He conducts workshops on issues ranging from the dynamics of the global economy to how we can replace the power of transnational corporations with local green economy networks.
In the second part of the show the guest is Miriam Pemberton, a Research Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, who writes and speaks on demilitarization issues for its Foreign Policy In Focus project. She leads a group that produces the annual “Unified Security Budget for the United States.
It’s April and that’s no fooling! This is Natalie bringing you the weekend Community Calendar on KBOO Portland. Please note that you don’t have to be a speed writer as this information is repeated at the KBOO.fm website.
Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Oregon author Debra Gwartney about her book, Live Through This: A Mother's Memoir of Runaway Daughters and Reclaimed Love. The book is related to the story of her relationship with her daughters featured on This American Life in 2002.
Elaine Cha sounds off in her Angry APA Minute. The Angry APA Minute is a chance for members of the APA Community to express their thoughts on any subject that's bugging them at the moment. Folks interested in being considered for an upcoming Angry APA Minute can contact us through the KBOO website at kboo.fm/apacompass or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.