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Better Living Home Garden and Lifestyle Show March 22 - 24, 2013

Better Living Home Garden & Lifestyle Show                                                          

Compare, shop, try and buy - sustainable products for your home and garden, eco-chic fashion, electric vehicles, and cutting-edge green technologies. Get tips from experts, learn how to reduce your energy costs and live a healthier lifestyle. It’s three days packed with activities for the entire family. Bring the kids. There’s good food, entertainment…and best of all--it’s free!

Political Perspectives on 03/20/13

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Wed, 03/20/2013 - 9:00am - 9:30am
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Oregon activist oppose coal export plan of Ambre Energy

Host Roberta Hall speaks with 4 activists; Heather Hill, Leonard Stebbins, Jean Townes, and Kris Paul about coal exports in Oregon. (The activists are pictured at left with Roberta in orange shirt.)

We also hear coverage of the March 13th rally organized by Columbia Riverkeeper and the Power Past Coal Coalition, which took place on the steps of the Oregon State Capitol.

Oregon state agencies are currently reviewing permits for Ambre Energy’s coal export plan. The Oregon Department of State Lands has set April 1, 2013 as a decision date for their agency – they need to hear from us now!

Paula's Picks on 03/21/13

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Thu, 03/21/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Interview with "The Kill Hole" Director, Mischa Webley!

TONIGHT, join Paula the Small as she welcomes Portland-born film director and writer, Mischa Webley to discuss his debut feature-length film The Kill Hole. After the interview, she will share music from around the globe, so you can get ready for the pre-weekend party!

Bread and Roses on 03/22/13

Bread and Roses
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Fri, 03/22/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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PlayWrite, INC. "Using the power of performance in art to transform the lives of youth at the edge"

Learn about PlayWrite, a local non-profit founded 10 years ago which works with youth ‘at the edge’ to create original plays, powerful vehicles through which the voices of young people are heard. We welcome in the studio Lyndsay Hogland, program director, Alyson Osborne, coach/actor  and Ryder Lynn and Francesca, 2 young women who recently participated in a play writing workshop.

"PlayWrite coaches are drawn from the Oregon theater community, and are trained to work one-on-one with each young person. Within the intense structured activities of PlayWrite workshops, these young writers create original art. In the process, they learn to trust, manage, and heal their own emotional experiences; to work collaboratively; and to contribute positively to their communities.

The Melting Pot on 03/26/13

The Melting Pot
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Tue, 03/26/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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THE MELTING POT Pledge Drive Special - The Best of Everything! Tons of tickets. Support Independence

Tonight!! Tickets to Lotus, Vibesquad, Papadosio, Cheb I Sabbah, Random Rab, Bluetech, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Lowriderz, and more...

Tonight we will share moments from the past 5 years on THE MELTING POT w/ interviews & exclusive mixes by some past Featured Artists like...

Random Rab, Bluetech, Vibesquad, Opiuo, Nightmares On Wax, Govinda, SubSwara, Pretty Lights, Beats Antique, Aligning Minds, Eliot Lipp, Russ Liquid, Blockhead, Emancipator, Desert Dwellers, Bird of Prey, J-pod, Russ Liquid, J-boogie, ESKMO, Empresarios, Filistine, Thunderball, Amp Live, Govinda, Shen, Mochipet, Dj Vadim, Zap Mama, Wax Tailor, Balkan Beat Box, David Starfire, & more...



Voices from the Edge on 03/28/13

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Thu, 03/28/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Interview with S. Brian Wilson author Blood on the Tracks

"We are not worth more. They are not less" This is the mantra of S. Brian Wilson and the theme that runs throughout his compelling psychohistorical memoir. Wilson's story begins in small-town, rural America, where he grew up as a "Commie-hating,baseball-loving Baptist." moves though life-changing experiences in Viet Nam, Nicaragua, and elsewhere, and culminates with his commitment to a localized, sustainable lifestyle.

Political Perspectives on 04/03/13

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Wed, 04/03/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Capitalism is, at last, killing itself off.

A conversation with activist and author Jerry Mander about his latest book The Capitalism Crisis: Fatal Flaws of an Obsolete System.

In the 1960s, Mander was president of a major San Francisco advertising company before turning his talents to environmental campaigns. Mander worked with the noted environmentalist, David Brower, managing the Sierra Club's advertising campaigns to prevent the construction of dams in the Grand Canyon, to establish Redwood National Park, and to stop the U.S. Supersonic Transport (SST) project. In 1971 he founded the first non-profit advertising agency in the United States, Public Interest Communications.

Political Perspectives on 04/10/13

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Wed, 04/10/2013 - 9:00am - 9:30am
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TriMet: Who is the transit agency working for?

TriMet used to be considered a great transit system with short wait times, colorful bus stops and friendly drivers, but in recent years fares have been raised so often, and service has been cut so much, that taking the bus has become unaffordable and inconvenient. How unaffordable and inconvenient depends on who you are and where you live. As Portland is getting increasingly gentrified, more and more low income people are moving to the outskirts of town, where buses come much less often. Meanwhile TriMet is heavily investing in building MAX and streetcar lines in the center of town, which is becoming more accessible all the time.  KBOO’s Jennifer Kemp, with help from FSRN reporter Eric Klein, hit the buses to see what the riders really thought of TriMet.

Positively Revolting on 04/12/13

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Fri, 04/12/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A discussion about the global and local tragedy that is human trafficking.

On Friday, hosts Ani and Lyn speak with Little Sisters author Stuart Perrin and Portland police officer Mike Gallagher of the Human Trafficking Task Force about the global issue of human trafficking as well as local human trafficking activities and what’s being done to stop them.

At 7 p.m. on Friday, Perrin and Gallagher will be joined by Erin Ellis, Executive Director of the Sexual Assault Resource Center (SARC), in a free public discussion about human trafficking at Atkinson Memorial Church, 710 6th Street in the Bachelder Room.

Voices from the Edge on 04/18/13

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Thu, 04/18/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Oregon taxes and innovative legislation that will bring fairness to our tax structure

Join host Jo Ann Hardesty on Thursday April 18th 2013 from 8-9AM as she speaks with Common Ground‘s two Jeff’s regarding Oregon taxes and innovative legislation that will bring fairness to our tax structure.

Jeff Strang is the President of the local chapter of Common Ground and Jeff Smith is the Outreach Coordinator (and Website Manager).

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