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Alfred McCoy on Obama's Geopolitical Strategy for Containing China from TUC Radio

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Fri, 10/23/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Alfred McCoy on Obama's Geopolitical Strategy for Containing China from TUC Radio

The historian Professor McCoy is an expert on U.S. foreign policy, the Philippines, Southeast Asia; global drug trafficking; and CIA covert operations.

He teaches at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and his September 2015 piece in Tom Dispatch Grandmaster of the Great Game: Obama's Geopolitical Strategy for Containing China, stands in total contrast to the current views of media pundits as well as the Republican party.

They see Obama as weak, clueless, and indecisive in matters of foreign policy. McCoy provocatively places Obama among the limited number of presidents and public figures whose geopolitical skills - if he is allowed to succeed - will have transformed America s global role.

Educator Norman Cornett on his "Dialogic" Technique for Teaching

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Fri, 10/23/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Educator Norman Cornett on his "Dialogic" Technique for Teaching

Host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher speaks with Norman Cornett, an educator who developed a new way of teaching, which he calls, “dialogic,” that uniquely engages students’ creativity. It's the subject of a documentary called "Professor Norman Cornett: Since when do we divorce the right answer from the honest answer?", directed by Canadian filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin.

Stopping the Dark Act, Which Would Preempt Labeling of GMO Food

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Mon, 10/19/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Stopping the Dark Act, Which Would Preempt Labeling of GMO Food

We speak with a representative of Cultivate Oregon about their campaign to stop the DARK Act, (H.R. 1599).  The Dark Act, the so-called "Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act," is currently moving to the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry. The Senate has set a biotech hearing for October 21st.  If this bill passes the Senate it would preempt labeling of genetically engineered food, automatically un-do successful state initiatives requiting labeling, as well as nullifying any previously passed GMO bans, like in Jackson and Josephine Counties.
 

Robert Heilman on the 20th Anniversary Edition of Overstory: Zero, Real Life in Timber Country

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Fri, 10/16/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Robert Heilman on the 20th Anniversary Edition of Overstory: Zero, Real Life in Timber Country

Host Gene Bradley speaks with Robert Leo Heilman the 20th anniversary edition of his award-winning literary nonfiction collection, Overstory: Zero, Real Life in Timber Country. The book is set in Myrtle Creek, Oregon where Heilman lives, and deals with small town life in Southern Oregon: work, family, community and the land.  He portrays the working class life of loggers, miners, roofers, millworkers and tree planters in rural Oregon. Drawing on his experiences from a lifetime of manual labor, Heilman provides increasingly rare insight into the lives of the marginalized people he lives among and the land that sustains them.   

Mark Crispin Miller on the Forbidden Bookshelf and Peter Hart on Banned Book Week

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Thu, 10/15/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Mark Crispin Miller on the Forbidden Bookshelf and Peter Hart on Banned Book Week

We hear an excerpt from the Project Censored Show with hosts Peter Phillips & Mickey Huff. They speak with Mark Crispin Miller of NYU about some of the recent additions to his Forbidden Bookshelf series, which seeks out important out-of-print political works and republishes them as e-books; Miller explains the insidious ways the books were first disappeared. Next, Peter Hart with the National Coalition Against Censorship speaks about this year's Banned Books Week, and some of the means, short of outright banning, which keep important books away from students. 

http://www.projectcensored.org/radio/

Environmental Tacticians: Diverse strategies key to advocating for Earth

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Mon, 10/12/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Environmental Tacticians: Diverse strategies key to advocating for Earth

From banning fracking to respecting the rights of mother earth, women employ all means at their disposal, including science education for the public, petitions, lobbying, blockading, marching, speaking, singing, and putting their lives on the line. Includes coverage of women's actions at the UN Climate Summit in Lima, Peru.

Indigenous Rights Attorney Sherri Mitchell on her Indigenous Perspective and Traditional Views

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Mon, 10/12/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Indigenous Rights Attorney Sherri Mitchell on her Indigenous Perspective and Traditional Views

Healthwatch is off today. Instead we'll hear an excerpt from the series Moccasin Tracks. Host Deb Reger and co-host Dee Bright Star speak with Sherri Mitchell, Indigenous/Native Rights attorney from the Penobscot Nation and Vermonters For A Clean Environment, about her indigenous perspective and traditional views that she learned growing up in a Native community.

http://www.wgdr.org/moccasin-tracks/ 

Hector Tobar on "Deep Down Dark"

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Wed, 09/30/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Hector Tobar on 'Deep Down Dark," His Book 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine Miners Buried

Host Eric Tegethoff speaks with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and novelist Hector Tobar about his latest book, Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free.

Climate: Hunting the Shift - From global dimming to hot oceans - Radio Ecoshock

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Fri, 09/25/2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Climate: Hunting the Shift - From global dimming to hot oceans - Radio Ecoshock

Three interviews with scientists on the cutting edge of climate change. From the UK, Dr. Chris Boulton (above) hunts for signs of abrupt ecological shifts. From Norway, Prof. Hans Weihe (below left) explores the changing Arctic. But first, is air pollution is shading the world from serious heating? Dr. Bjorn Stevens (below right) from Max Planck Institute in Germany. 

http://www.ecoshock.info/2015/09/hunting-climate-shift.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+EcoshockNews+%28Ecoshock+News%29

A New Report on the Nation's Prison Population: Marc Mauer and Jason Ziedenberg

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Mon, 09/21/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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A New Report on the Nation's Prison Population: Marc Mauer and Jason Ziedenberg
Host Doug McVay speaks with Marc Mauer, executive director of the Sentencing Project, and Jason Ziedenberg, director of research and policy for the Justice Policy Institute, about a new FBI report on the nation's prison population. The US imprisonment rate is 471 people per one hundred thousand population.

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Larry Merculieff on indigenous elder wisdom and modern day personal to global challenges.

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Thu, 04/19/2012

Host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher interviews Larry Merculieff who is won of the presenters at the Earth and Spirit Council's Earthday Conference this Friday, April 20th and Saturday, April 21st.

Larry Merculieff has almost four decades of experience serving his people, the Aleuts of the Pribilof Islands and other Alaska Native peoples in a number of capacities. His reach has been broad and varied—a few of the positions he’s held include: City Manager of St. Paul Island, Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Commerce and Economic Development, President and CEO of Tanadgusix Corporation, Chairman of the Board of The Aleut Corporation, and General Manager of the Central Bering Sea Fishermen’s Association (one of the six Community Development Quota groups created by Congress to receive fish allocations in Alaska).

From 2000–2003, Merculieff served as the Director of the Department of Public Policy and Advocacy in the Rural Alaska Community Action Program. As Director, Merculieff led the largest subsistence rights march in Alaska’s history and emceed the subsistence rally after the march. The march was instrumental in protecting Alaska Native subsistence rights.

Merculieff has helped found and lead numerous environmental organizations. He has also won numerous awards for his work. In 2007 he received the Buffet Finalist Award for Indigenous Leadership, and the Alaska Forum on the Environment Award for Environmental Excellence, for lifetime achievements in environment.

Close to Merculieff’s heart are issues related to cultural and community wellness, traditional ways of living, Elder wisdom, and the environment. Having had a traditional upbringing, Merculieff has been, and continues to be, a strong voice advocating the meaningful application of traditional knowledge and wisdom obtained from Elders.

  • Length: 29:09 minutes (26.69 MB)
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Duane Elgin on Great Transition Stories for Earth Day and Beyond

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Wed, 04/18/2012

We live in a time of converging crises -- climate change, financial disruption, energy shortages, species extinctions, the list goes on. "Life as usual" is on the verge of implosion. How do we enter this new era? How can we make sense of it? Visionary author and speaker, Duane Elgin acknowledges the threats, and yet speaks of hope. He points to trends in society and science that can help us to see an even bigger picture, what he calls "our larger story as a human family." Duane shares how a radical shift to sustainability and community is at hand if we can embrace the Great Transition Stories that could help us to become consciously transformed by the challenges of our time. Hosted by Stephanie Potter.

Duane will be presenting a workshop Our World in Transition at the Earth Day Conference 2012: for the Next Seven Generations, which is being offered by the Earth and Spirit Council in partnership with the Sylvania Campus of Portland Community College. KBOO is a proud co-sponsor of the Earth Day 2012 Conference & Celebration.

Friday, April 20 – At 6 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center there will be an evening fund raiser for the Earth and Spirit Council. Entrance is $5 for PCC students. Besides Duane Elgin, speakers include Grandmother Agnes Pilgrim, oldest living member of the Takelma Indians of Southern Oregon and world-renowned spiritual leader.

Saturday, April 21 – From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. it’s the Sylvania Campus Earth Day Conference. Free for students, the conference features 24 workshops and speakers including Kim Smith, environmental sociologist. Other presenters include: John Kallas, North American authority on edible plants; Peter Michael Bauer, founder of ReWild Portland; and Sean Cruz, co-founder of Friends of Celilo Falls.

Duane Elgin's books include Voluntary SimplicityThe Living UniversePromise Ahead, and Awakening Earth. In 2006, Duane received the international “Goi Peace Award” in recognition of his contribution to a global “vision, consciousness, and lifestyle” that fosters a “more sustainable and spiritual culture.

Chemical Pollutants in Household Products

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Mon, 04/16/2012

 Health and Health Care Forum

Host Roberta Hall speaks with Maye Thompson, one of the organizers of the Northwest Environmental Health Conferences and Jen Coleman, outreach coordinator for the Oregon Environmental Council, about chemical pollutants in household products.

Korean women farmers have an alternative to American agribusiness

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Mon, 04/09/2012

 Former KBOO volunteer Kellyn Gross sent us this report from Korea, where she as been living.

The controversial Korea-United States Free Trade Agreement went into effect on March 15 after nearly five years of debate and protests in Korea's capitol of Seoul.  The FTA stands to be detrimental to Korean farmers and small merchants.  Yet despite the ratification of the KORUS-FTA, Korean women farmers already have an alternative to American agribusiness.

 

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Jon Rasmussen interviews Steve Weiss on The Sandy River and the Sandy River Restoration Expo

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Thu, 03/29/2012

Host Jon Rasmussen interviews Steve Weis, Sandy River Basin Watershed Council Executive Director, about the the second annual Sandy River Restoration Expo and about the ecosystem of the Sandy River and its importance to Northwest Oregon.

The Sandy River Restoration Expo: a Landowner Resource Fair will take place at Sandy High School, 17100 SE Bluff Rd. Sandy Oregon from 8:30 am to 1:00 on Saturday April 7, 2012. Field tours are conducted in the afternoon, between 1:00 and 4:30 pm. For a complete schedule go to www.sandyriver.org/expo

Sponsors for the event include the Clackamas County Soil and Water Conservation District, Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, and the Portland Water Bureau. The Sandy River Basin Watershed Council is an independent; citizen led non-profit organization whose mission is to protect the natural, cultural, and historical resources of the Sandy River Basin.

  • Length: 27:04 minutes (24.78 MB)
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Support urged for Crater Lake Wilderness Proposal

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Wed, 03/28/2012

A coalition of environmental organizations are supporting the “Crater Lake Wilderness” proposal to protect the 90-mile wildlife corridor of forests, mountains and streams around Crater Lake by designating it as Wilderness. This would create miles of uninterrupted wilderness along the backbone of the southern Oregon Cascades with migration corridors up through the Umpqua National Forest. A FREE slide show in Portland on March 29 will highlight some of the spectacular trees, vistas and waterfalls that are in the wild forests of the Crater Lake Wilderness proposal.  At present, Crater Lake, which is Oregon's only national park, is facing three forest clear cut proposals which threaten thousands of acres of forest around the park. Host Stephanie Potter discusses the wilderness proposal with Erik Fernandez of Oregon WildSarah Higgenbotham of Environment Oregon and Bob Hoehne of the Umpqua Watershed's Wild on Wilderness (WOW) committee.

Free Slide Show presentations will be held at:

  • March 28th, 7 pm: Salem Public Library, 585 SE Liberty St., "A" Anderson Hall, Salem, OR
  • March 29th, 7 pm: Sellwood Public House, 8132 SE 13th, Portland, Oregon

 

Who Is Fenix LAX?

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Mon, 03/26/2012

Mario Cruz aka FenixLAX is a former graffiti artist who has turned his street talents into penetrating photography and illustration in what he calls Futuristic Pop Art. FenixLAX is a dynamic artist, flamboyant personality and business savvy young star transplanted here in Portland, Oregon.

Tune into KBOO on Monday, March 26th at 11:30am on the Morning Radiozine for our discussion on his experiences and new company titled Conflict Diamonds, a brand centered on raising awareness and compassion.


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Who Is FenixLAX?

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Mon, 03/26/2012

Hosted by Carlos Chavez

 Mario Cruz aka FenixLAX is a former graffiti artist who has turned his street talents into penetrating photography and illustration in what he calls Futuristic Pop Art. FenixLAX is a dynamic artist, flamboyant personality and business savvy young star transplanted here in Portland, Oregon.

 

 

 

Concordia’s TEDx event on "Becoming Extraordinary"

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Fri, 03/16/2012

Host Robyn Shanti speaks with Michelle Jones, a faculty member at Concordia University and coordinator of the TEDxConcordiaUPortland, and Jackie Hendrickson and Sean Wheaton of Concordia University.

TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) has held conferences for more than 25 years, giving innovative speakers a chance to “make a presentation of a lifetime” which spread “ideas worth sharing.”  For several years, TED has licensed local TEDx events.

This year’s theme is “Becoming Extraordinary.” Every extraordinary action in the world stemmed from an ordinary person. This year's theme is designed to bring out each individual's own extraordinariness. Through this year's TEDx Talks, attendees will be inspired by real life examples of ordinary individuals who have been, done, or found their own extraordinariness to impact their world.

  • Length: 29:17 minutes (26.81 MB)
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Baba Wagué Diakité of Mali on the importance of story and his upcoming offerings at the Earth and Spirit Council

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Thu, 03/08/2012

 Host Tami Dean speaks with local artist, writer, illustrator and story teller Baba Wagué Diakité, who will be giving a lecture on Fading From the Past: Ancient Mali and Beyond and a workshop on Why We Tell Stories as part of The Natural Way: Indigenous Voices of the Earth and Spirit Council.  Larry Hawk is also present to talk some about the work of Earth and Spirit Council.

The lecture is Friday, March 9, 2012, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the PSU Native American Student and Community Center, 710 SW Jackson Street, Portland, Oregon. Donation: $10-20 requested. No one will be turned away.

The workshop is Saturday, March 10, 2012, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 1838 Southwest Jefferson Street, Portland, OR. Cost: $50 (Register athttp://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/227640)

Baba Wagué Diakité introduces the epic story of the creation of Mali from the union of the Buffalo and Lion spirits. Their child Sundiata Keita, considered insignificant as a frail child, survives to fulfill a prophecy that unites a vast region known as Mali. Retold for generations, this epic gives insight into customs, values and wisdom of historical West Africa. Diakité will discuss how this collective history informs present day life of Malians and their place in a global society.

Writer, illustrator, sculptor and ceramic artist Baba Wagué Diakité was born in Mali, West Africa. He spent his early childhood in the small agricultural village of Kassaro. There he tended sheep, helped his grandparents in their rice and peanut fields, and listened to their parables and folktales as guidance in life. Diakité grew up drawing, first for his own pleasure, then for schoolwork and finally for part-time jobs. He first learned claywork after meeting American sculptor Ronna Neuenschwander, whom he later married. After moving to Portland, Oregon in 1985 Diakité soon gained attention as a ceramic artist and sculptor.

Diakité has presented drawing workshops and storytelling sessions throughout the United States, including the Smithsonian’s Museum of African Art. He also gained recognition as a storyteller, and began writing children’s books as well as illustrating. His first children’s book, The Hunterman and the Crocodile, won a Coretta Scott King Honor Book Award in 1998.

Diakité’s workshop, Why We Tell Stories, will introduce participants to his home country of Mali and discuss the importance of storytelling as a tool for imparting knowledge, tell short stories, and then open up the workshop to a writing exercise entitled "Flexing Your Mind: Collaborative Storytelling". More information about Baba Wagué Diakité is available at www.ko-falen.org.

Details about Natural Way: Indigenous Voices programs can be found on the Earth and Spirit
Council website www.earthandspirit.org.

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Correction

 A typo occured with one of our guests, Todd Dalotto on Radiozine this past Friday. Our apologies for the oversight.

 

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