Latest Public Affairs Audio

The Face on Your Plate

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Radiozine
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Thu, 04/02/2009

 

Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with writer Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson about his latest book, "The Face on Your Plate: The Truth about Food."

Masson is a writer who lives with his family in New Zealand. He has been a professor at several universities in Canada and America. After serving as Projects Director of the Sigmund Freud Archives, he wrote a series of books critical of psychiatry and therapy.

30:03 minutes (27.52 MB)

Author Debra Gwartney: "Live Through This: A Mother's Memoir of Runaway Daughters & Reclaimed Love"

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Between the Covers
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Thu, 04/02/2009

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.

26:35 minutes (12.17 MB)

Interview with filmmaker Tze Chun about his film Children of Invention

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APA Compass
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Thu, 04/02/2009

APA Compass collective member Toni Tabora-Roberts interviews filmmaker Tze Chun. His film Children of Invention was the Opening Night Film of the DisOrient Asian American Film Festival in April 2009.

8:10 minutes (3.27 MB)

Interview with filmmaker Tze Chun about his film Children of Invention

program: 
APA Compass
program date: 
Thu, 04/02/2009

APA Compass collective member Toni Tabora-Roberts interviews filmmaker Tze Chun. His film Children of Invention was the Opening Night Film of the DisOrient Asian American Film Festival in April 2009.

8:10 minutes (3.27 MB)

Community Calendar, Thursday, April 2, 2009

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Wed, 04/01/2009

City Repair is now accepting donations for their Most Magnimous Garage Sale taking place Saturday April 4th. If your Spring cleaning has recently unearthed any unused clothes, furniture, doo-dads, or family heirlooms, City Repair would be happy to take them off your hands--and all proceeds from the sale will go towards funding the annual Village Building Convergence.  Bring all donations to City Repair headquarters at 3125 East Burnside in Portland.  Drop off times are TODAY from 5-8pm and

2:06 minutes (1.93 MB)

Students, Teachers and Parents fight to keep LEP High open

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program: 
Evening News
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Wed, 04/01/2009

Students at LEP (Leap) High School in Portland have been fighting to keep their school open, after the school’s Charter was revoked by the school board on Monday.
School administrators say the numbers presented by the Board were outdated, and a recent fundraising campaign has helped reduce a deficit of tens of thousands of dollars at the school.
Students and teachers have vowed to keep fighting, although the avenues for keep the school open next year are now slim to none, after the charter was revoked this week.

3:12 minutes (2.93 MB)

Portlanders are considering renaming Broadway after Cesar E. Chavez

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Evening News
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Wed, 04/01/2009

The Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard Committee is trying to name a portland street after Chavez.
has been holding hearings aboutn renaming Grand St, Broadway, and Thirty Ninth Avenue.
This week City council held a hearing about the possibility of renaming Broadway.
Grand and Thirty-Ninth avenue are also under consideration.
Supporters of the name change say that Chavez is a heroic figure who deserves recognition.
Chavez fought for the rights of migrant farmworkers, and activists say that naming a street after him will inspire Portlanders.
Owners of businesses on Broadway, though, are not as supportive.
 

2:23 minutes (2.19 MB)

Coal Ash Disaster, and Coal Sludge Activism

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Wed, 04/01/2009

As a country, we tend to forget the dangers of current methods of processing coal. We focus on the myth of “clean coal” and don’t pay much attention to stories such as the December 22nd Coal Ash Disaster in Kingston, Tenn.,
The 65 foot tall pile of 1.6 billion gallons of coal ash created by years of burning coal for electricity broke the dam that separated it from the nearby Emory  river, spilling into the river and  burying 400 acres of land.

57:54 minutes (23.2 MB)

 

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