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Ideology and illusion in the face of climate catastrophe

program date: 
Wed, 11/18/2015
Guest Clive Spash is an economist who writes, researches and teaches on public politcy with an emphasis on economic and environmental interactions.He is currently Chair of Public Policy and Governance in the 
Department of Socio- 57:11 minutes (78.54 MB)

First Day of Retail Pot Sales in Oregon

Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 10/01/2015
Today was the first day of legal retail pot sales in Oregon, and spirits were high at dispensaries across the Portland area.
In this piece, KBOO reporter Jim Thompson speaks with customers lines up outside Shango's, a dispensary in Hillsboro, followed by KBOO reporter Doug McVay speaking with Mike Mullins of Stoney Girl Gardens, a dispensary in Clackamas County, to see how opening day went from a business owner's perspective. 6:00 minutes (5.5 MB)

The Psychology of Mass Shootings

Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 10/01/2015
After a mass shooting claimed ten lives this morning at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, President Obama adressed the nation with visible frustration, saying, "[Thoughts and prayers do] not capture the heartache and grief and anger that we should feel, and it does nothing to prevent this carnage from being inflicted someplace else in America next week or a couple months from now."
His remarks touch on the now-routine nature of such killings, and the widespread frustration with the inevitable political stalemate over the issue of gun control that follows them.
KBOO's news director Jenka Soderberg spoke with Professor Eric Mankowski of Portland State University about the impact of these mass murders on our collective psyche.
4:10 minutes (3.82 MB)

Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements

program date: 
Fri, 09/18/2015
Whenever we envision a world without war, prisons, or capitalism, we are producing speculative fic-tion. Organizers and activists envision, and try to create, such worlds all the time. Walidah Imarisha and adrienne maree brown have brought 20 of them together in the first anthology of short stories to explore the connections between radical speculative fiction and movements for social change. These visionary tales span genres, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, magical realism, but all are united by an attempt to inject a healthy dose of imagination and innovation into our political practice and to try on new ways of understanding ourselves, the world around us, and all the selves and worlds that could be. 
62:46 minutes (86.19 MB)

Mark Jacobson on Scaling Up Renewable Energy

program date: 
Mon, 09/07/2015
Bill Resnick talks with Mark Jacobson about the realistic potential, and with that barriers, to scale up renewable energy to meet the world's energy needs. 

Mark Jacobson teaches civil and environmental engineering at Stanford
20:05 minutes (13.79 MB)

Journalist Robert Hunziker on the politics of climate change

program date: 
Wed, 08/26/2015
Host Paul Roland speaks again with cutting-edge climate journalist Robert Hunziker from Los Angeles. They will discuss the Children's Trust lawsuit and critical information that has come to light in the discovery process; Pope Francis' upcoming address to the U.S. 56:15 minutes (77.25 MB)

Field Moles: Shell No in St. John's

program date: 
Mon, 08/17/2015
Desiree Hellegers brings a field report from Portland’s Cathedral Park where activists on July 29th attempted to delay the transit of Shell Oil's icebreaker on its way up to the Arctic. The segment features the voice of Greenpeace climber Marty Aranaydo, founder and director of the Indigenous Peoples Power Project. 10:01 minutes (4.01 MB)
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