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Moving to the Portland, Oregon area in 1988, Dr. Speede soon became a partner in Pacific Veterinary Hospital, a successful southwest Portland practice. She sold her interest in the veterinary practice in 1995 so she could commit her time to animal activism.
She co-founded the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon, a non-profit organization dedicated to humanely reducing the population of feral cats through spaying and neutering. As Northwest Director of In Defense of Animals, a non-profit organization based in Mill Valley, California, Dr. Speede advocated for companion animals, as well as victims of biomedical research, factory farms and circuses. In addition, she was able to provide veterinary care to animals in sanctuaries, including primates in Cameroon, Africa. Her two trips to Cameroon in 1997 soon changed the course of her life.
Since 1998 Dr. Speede has lived in Cameroon. With a mission to ensure that endangered chimpanzees survive in their natural habitats, she founded the Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center and In Defense of Animals-Africa (IDA-Africa). At the Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center, located in Cameroon's Mbargue Forest, Dr. Speede and her staff provide sanctuary for chimpanzees orphaned by the illegal ape meat trade. In collaboration with the government of Cameroon, she leads IDA-Africa in a public education, sensitization and social marketing campaign aimed at preventing the extinction of chimpanzees and gorillas.
Douglas Perry and THE GIRLS OF MURDER CITY: Fame, Lust, and the Beautiful Killers Who Inspired Chicago.
Host Kathleen Stephenson interviews Portland writer and editor Douglas Perry about his new book, THE GIRLS OF MURDER CITY: Fame, Lust, and the Beautiful Killers Who Inspired Chicago. The book is a history that simultaneously presents the freewheeling spirit of the age and its sober repercussions.
DOUGLAS PERRY is an award-winning writer and editor whose work has appeared in theChicago Tribune, The San Jose Mercury News, Details, and The Oregonian. He is the online features editor at TheOregonian and the co-author of The Sixteenth Minute: Life in the Aftermath of Fame.
Host Marianne Barisonek interviews Paul Greenberg, author of Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food. Greenberg says that when he learned that farmed seafood is now just as prevalent as wild seafood in the marketplace, he realized that the interplay of domestication and wildness is one of the most important issues going on with fish today. Choosing which fish will be our domesticated "seafood" will have huge ramifications for our species and for the planet.
Paul Greenberg is a writer living in Manhattan. His essays, articles and humor have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Op Ed Page, GQ, Vogue, and The Boston Globe Sunday Ideas Section. His 2005 New York Times Magazine article on Chilean Sea Bass received the International Association of Culinary Professionals' "Bert Greene Award" for excellence in food writing.
Host Michelle Shroeder Fletcher interviews Irene Tinker, Professor Emeritus at the University of California Berkeley about her new book, "Crossing Centuries," a memoir that captures a pivotal moment in 1953, when East Africa was on the road to independence.
A pioneer in the field of women in development, Irene Tinker is professor emerita in the departments of city and regional planning & women's studies at the University of California, Berkeley. She previously served as founding director of the Equity Policy Center (1978-89), assistant director of ACTION and director of its policy & planning office (1977-78), and founding director of the office of international science at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1973-77). She also founded the International Center for Research on Women, the nation's premier institution for the study of women's economic and health issues (1976). She has published widely and has held various committee assignments for the United Nations.
Reports by Students learning about Media from the Northwest Institute for Social Change.
A report from Peak Oil Checkin on why OPEC might fear a drop in US Oil Production.
And, finally, a commentary on Shelterlessness, by Portlander Michael O'Callihan, who has been voluntarily homeless for over a year now.
- Title: RadioZine 20100719
- Length: 27:13 minutes (24.92 MB)
- Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
Host Natalie Butto is joined by Sean Ongley to preview the 3rd annual No. Fest interarts festival taking place in North Portland (St Johns) this weekend. Sean also shares insights about the festival origins, and what he has learned on the way.
Guests include: multimedia artists Dustin Zemel and Billygoat (David Klein and Nick Wooley).
- Title: No. Fest
- Length: 27:50 minutes (25.49 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
Crosley is the author the 2008 best-selling debut collection I Was Told There’d Be Cake.
While Crosley still lives and works in
Associate Professor Dan Rohlf teaches Wildlife Law, Environmental Litigation, and other courses in the law school's environmental and natural resources program. He also directs the Pacific Environmental Advocacy Center (PEAC), the law school's environmental law clinic).
Hosted By Michelle Shhroeder Fletcher
Juliet Schor talks about her latest book, PLENITUDE: The New Economics of True Wealth. Schor argues that the old way out of an economic downturn―a debt-financed consumer boom―is no longer a viable option.
Suggesting a radical shift in how we think about consumer goods, value, and ways to live, PLENITUDE is a primer for transitioning toward a sustainable economy as well as a richer, more balanced life. Though Schor stresses making environmentally sound choices, she has not written a polemic on sacrifice: rather she contends that through new sources of wealth, green technologies, and different lifestyles, individuals and the country as a whole can actually be better off and more economically secure.
Juliet B. Schor’s research has focused on the economics of work, spending, environment, and the consumer culture. She is the author of Born to Buy, The Overworked American, and The Overspent American. Schor is a professor of sociology at Boston College, a former member of the Harvard economics department, and a Guggenheim Fellowship recipient. She is also a cofounder of the Center for a New American Dream, an organization devoted to ecologically and socially sustainable lifestyles