Bill Resnick talks with organizer Justin Norton-Kertson about the campaign to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour. They discuss the benefits of raising the floor for all workers and preserving social welfare spending for those unable to work, as well as the origins of the movement in Chicago, its victories in SeaTac and Seattle, and the relation between the national and local campaigns, both of which have excellent websites (https://www.15now.org/ and http://www.15nowpdx.org/). They discuss recent actions in Portland and the kinds of solidarity workers can show without risk to their jobs. 20:17 minutes (9.28 MB)
Joe Clement hosts this episode and we hear about recent events in Venezuela, a 2009 documentary about pharmeceutical profits and female sexual dissatisfaction, a discussion of the meanings of work beyond waged labor, and an upcoming performance about young women negotiating sexuality amid right-wing discourse.
Jan Haaken talks with Madeline Burrows about her one-woman performance coming to Portland March 5 & 6. The product of two years of immersive research, MOM BABY GOD follows Jessica Beth Giffords, a peppy, Justin Bieber-obsessed 15-year-old and zealous anti-abortion video blogger, as she navigates the political terrain at the Students for Life of America Conference. Through Jessica’s eyes, MOM BABY GOD explores the ways girls navigate their sexuality amidst a sexually repressive—and sexist—attack on reproductive rights. 12:35 minutes (5.76 MB)
Denise Morris and Frann Michel discuss the 2009 documentary Orgasm, Inc, on attempts to medicalize women's sexuality. The film is available at the Multnomah County Library. More information here. 12:02 minutes (5.51 MB)
Tom Hudson has been empathic since a small child. His first career as an X-ray technologist started him on his path as a healing professional in 1970. Later he studied the biochemistry of metabolism and cellular biology at Colorado State University in graduate school.
At 40 he attended the Myotherapy Institute of Utah where he learned massage, embracing alternative methods of healing, and taught anatomy and physiology. While there he became certified in a variety of bodywork modalities.
Tom lived in Holland for almost four years working at “de Hoff van Axen” center for alternative healing. After returning to the United States he was ordained a Minister of the Universal Life Church and became a Reiki master in 1995.
70:09 minutes (64.23 MB)
Jan Haaken talks with Bob Joondepth, Director of Disabilities Rights Oregon, about the promises and pitfalls of the Affordable Care Act for those with mental health needs. They talk about the nuts and bolts of services people may receive, but also raise political questions about the definition of disability in civil society and mental health services. 12:12 minutes (11.17 MB)
Bill Resnick talks with government toxicologist, John James, and author of A Sea of Broken Hearts, which tells the story of how his son died due to a hospital error. The event made James interested in hospital errors and ultimately in advocating against the way the profit motive negatively influences medicine. 12:11 minutes (11.16 MB)
Host Sutree talks with Lisa Sorensen about the benefits of EFT, The Emotional Freedom Technique.
Lisa Sorensen has been a professional licensed massage therapist for over 9 years and loves it. She is trained in classic Swedish massage techniques as well as Trigger Point Therapy, Therassage, Reiki II, Quantum Touch, SET, EFT.
Her personal experiences with EFT led her to become certified in its application. “I have personally had a sprained ankle that was over a year in healing and with one EFT session on myself, I could literally watch the swelling disappear and the pain with it. 83:00 minutes (75.99 MB)
Clayton Morgareidge hosts this Old Mole that, in addition to a discussion about the Syrian civil war and other mid-east conflicts, converges on a theme of social democracy under attack and the political stakes in its being defunded.
Jan Haaken talks with Universal Healthcare advocate, Chris Lowe, about Obamacare. Jan questions Chris about how to understand what's worthwhile and regressive in Obamacare from the perspective of those of us who believe healthcare should be universal. They talk about social democracy, the way that the government shutdown is being used to make us cynical about the state, and how we need to contextualize the kind of services the State offers and threatens to take away. 13:11 minutes (7.54 MB)