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Radiozine on 10/21/08

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Tue, 10/21/2008 - 9:30am - 9:45am

Michelle Schroeder Fletcher interviews Keya Lea Horiuchi, a filmmaker who traveled around the world asking people what they think of the United States. Her film Considering Democracy weaves together seemingly different topics into an interconnected tapestry. People from around the world act as a mirror for Americans to see a reflection of political power in the United States. 

Radiozine on 10/17/08

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Fri, 10/17/2008 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Want to learn how to make your home more energy efficient, keep it warmer this winter, and lower your heating bills? Todd Wilson speaks with Chris Dorsi, Co-author of The Homeowner's Handbook to Energy Efficiency and an expert in the field of weatherization and energy conservation. Also, with us will be Chaun MacQueen, Program Manager from the Community Energy Project, a non-profit organization, here in Portland, that provides workshops on weatherization, water conservation, and lead poisoning prevention along with free weatherization kits to low income people and direct weatherization to seniors and people with disabilities.
 

Radiozine on 10/17/08

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Fri, 10/17/2008 - 9:00am - 9:30am

Marianne Barisonek speaks with Dahr Jamail, award-winning independent journalist who reports from Iraq. He is the author of Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq.

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Thu, 10/16/2008 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Host Linda Olson Osterlund speaks with Frederick Lane, author of "The Court and the Cross: The Religious Right's Crusade to Reshape the Supreme Court."  They'll discuss the upcoming election, the Supreme Court, the Religious Right and Sarah Palin.

Radiozine on 10/15/08

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Wed, 10/15/2008 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Nobel-Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman speaks on "The Conscience of a Liberal." Krugman was recorded at the Baghdad Theatre in Portland in November, 2007 by Will Seaman.

Radiozine on 10/14/08

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Tue, 10/14/2008 - 10:00am - 10:30am

Host Rabia Yeaman speaks with NPR contributor Sarah Vowell about her latest book, The Wordy Shipmates, which features a history of the Puritans refracted through Vowell unique lens.

Radiozine on 10/09/08

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Thu, 10/09/2008 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Host Per Fagereng interviews Chalmers Johnson, author of "Voting The Fate of the Nation, Will Economic Meltdown, Race, or Regional Loyalty Be the Trump Card in Election 2008?" on TomDispatch.com. In the article Mr. Johnson asks, "Have the Bush years, most recently in the form of a global financial Katrina, created the conditions for a rare turning-point election in U.S. politics, as with Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Democratic Party in 1932 -- or will deep-seated racism and entrenched regional/party loyalties prove too much, even for this catastrophic moment?" Chalmers Johnson's latest book, Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic, warned of the possibility of a profligate, militarized U.S.

Radiozine on 10/08/08

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Wed, 10/08/2008 - 9:30am - 10:00am

The guest is young feminist Jennifer Baumgardner, author of Abortion & Life (Akashic Books) and creator of the I Had an Abortion Campaign, which encourages women (and men) to "come out" about their procedures.

Radiozine on 09/26/08

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Fri, 09/26/2008 - 10:00am - 10:30am

Host Chris Andreae speaks with filmmaker Alex Cox. His work includes Repo Man and Sid and Nancy. He is in Portland to talk about his autobiography X-Films and to screen his new film Searchers 2.0 at Cinema 21.

Radiozine on 09/24/08

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Wed, 09/24/2008 - 10:00am - 10:30am

Host Linda Olson Osterlund interviews the author of Driven Out about the forgotten war against Chinese immigrants in the West.

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"The Economics of Happiness," an interview with Helena Norberg Hodge

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Tue, 10/11/2011

Host Kathleen Stephenson interviews Helena Norberg-Hodge, the internationally renowned environmentalist and leading critic of conventional notions of growth and development. She is the recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the alternative Nobel Prize. She is founder and director of the International Society for Ecology and Culture and author of "Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh.

Helena Norberg Hodge talks about the upcoming Portland screening of her documentary film "The Economics of Happiness" on October 14th. The screening is a fundraiser for the Earth and Spirit Council. The "Economics of Happiness" depicts a world that, on the one hand, continues to promote globalization and the consolidation of corporate power. But at the same time it shows the movements of people around the world who are resisting those policies, demanding a re-regulation of trade and finance—and, far from the old institutions of power, they’re starting to forge a very different future.

Also part of the interview is Linda Rudnick, a board member of the Earth and Spirit Council.

Join the Earth and Spirit Council for a special fundraising screening of The Economics of Happiness, a documentary about the worldwide movement for localization by Helena Norberg-Hodge, Steven Gorelick & John Page, held at The Hollywood Theatre at 7 pm on Friday, October 14, 2011.

http://earthandspirit.org/Economic-of-Happiness.htm

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Sandra Steingraber talks about hydro-fracking and how it threatens our air, water and food.

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Mon, 10/10/2011

 The guest is writer and ecologist Sandra Steingraber, author of the groundbreaking book "Living Downstream: An Ecologist's Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment." Her latest book is "Raising Elijah: Protecting Children in an Age of Environmental Crisis." She talks about hydro-fracking and how it threatens our air, water and food. Steingraber is a powerful voice against fracking in her home in New York state.

Sandra Steingraber is speaking in Portland on Thursday October 20, 2011 from 7-9PM at the Old Church at 1422 SW 11th Ave. The event is is hosted by the Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides (NCAP).

 

True Wealth: How & Why Millions of Americans Are Creating a Time-Rich, Ecologically Light, Small-Scale, Hi-Satisfaction Economy

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Fri, 10/07/2011
Host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher interviews Juliet Schor about her recent book: True Wealth: How and Why Millions of Americans Are Creating a Time-Rich, Ecologically Light, Small-Scale, High-Satisfaction Economy 
 
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A groundbreaking statement about ecological decline, suggesting a radical change in how we think about consumer goods, value, and ways to live.   In True Wealth, economist Juliet B. Schor rejects the sacrifice message, with the insight that social innovations and new technology can simultaneously enhance our lives and protect the planet. Schor shares examples of urban farmers, DIY renovators, and others working outside the conventional market to illuminate the path away from the work-and-spend cycle and toward a new world rich in time, creativity, information, and community.
 
Juliet B. Schor is a bestselling author, professor of sociology at Boston College, and cofounder of A New American Dream, an organization devoted to transforming North American lifestyles to make them more ecologically and socially sustainable. She lives in Newton, Massachusetts.

CAIR: Where do the Feds Get These People? Anti-Muslim 'Trainers' unleashed on the Rookies

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Wed, 10/05/2011

A Washington state Muslim group has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate alleged anti-Islam bias in FBI trainings of law enforcement officers and regular citizens.

In a letter mailed Monday to the department's civil rights division, the Washington Council on American-Islam Relations accused the FBI of trainings that including "false, misleading and fear-producing information."

The letter lists a number of complaints about FBI trainings, including one in Seattle last spring, where participants at a "citizens' academy" at the FBI office said they were given a handout comparing Arab/Islamic propaganda with Nazi propaganda.

The complaint also mentioned an FBI training lecture in Washington, D.C., also last spring that was critical of Islam. The bureau employee who gave the lecture contended, among other things, that the more devout a Muslim is, the more likely he is to be violent. The lecture came to light last month, at which time the FBI said it has begun a review of its training to make sure it is consistent with FBI standards.

A Muslim-American woman who participated in the Seattle training said she was surprised by the handout because everything else about the eight-session "citizens' academy" had been respectful.

The FBI in Seattle has issued a statement saying the agency is currently conducting a comprehensive review of all training and reference materials that relate to religion or culture.
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Northwest Permaculture Convergence: Finding Common Cause

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Wed, 09/28/2011

 Host Sue Supriano speaks with Jan Spencer, organizer of the Northwest Permaculture Convergence, which will be held October 13 - 16 in Portland and the Columbia County Fairgrounds [St. Helens]. The theme is "Finding Common Cause."

Jan Spencer has lived in New York, Texas, Arkansas and Oregon. He has travelled out of a back pack to over 35 countries over 5 years on four continents. Highlights of his life include living two years in a rural commune in the Arkansas Ozarks, backpacking in the Ruwenzori Mountains of western Uganda, surfing at Raglan, New Zealand, painting adventures by bike in Italy and his current suburban permaculture project in Eugene. Jan's interests include geography, global affairs and art. He is a self described weather and climate enthusiast.

Urban land use, economics, permaculture, human potential, spirituality, global relations and the environment combine for a unique fusion of Jan's interest. His presentations are upbeat, positive and entertaining including elements of scholar, social critic and stand up comedian.

Jan has made presentations in numerous towns in Oregon, Washington State, the Bay Area, Austin, Texas and Eugene. Venues and hosts have included neighborhood meetings, civic organizations, churches, Grange Halls and conferences such as the Eco City World Summit, Bioneers, Environmental Law Conference and National Co Housing Conference in Seattle.

Articles Jan has written have been featured in The Permaculture Activist, Talking Leaves, Architecture Week, Sentient Times and numerous guest opinions in the Eugene Register Guard. He has made radio interviews in Oregon, Washington State and Florida. He self published “Global Trends – Local Choices” and is working on a fiction novel Eugene – 2035.

Finally, Jan has become a pioneer and advocate for suburban property conversion. His ¼ acre site in Eugene, after ten years, convincingly shows what a suburban property can become. It features grass to garden, rain water catchment, reclaiming automobile space, passive solar re design, edible landscaping and much more. The implications of suburban property conversion are immense touching on economics, human potential, the environment and eco culture change.

 
 
 

 

Emma Marris on her book "Rambunctious Garden: Saving Nature in a Post-Wild World."

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Mon, 09/26/2011

Host Gene Bradley speaks with Emma Marris, author of "Rambunctious Garden: Saving Nature in a Post-Wild World."  In her book Marris interviews leading scientists and environmentalists and visits imaginary Edens, designer ecosystems, and Pleistocene parks. She contends that we must replace our desire for an unattainable Eden with a more practical dream: a global, half-wild, "rambunctious garden" planet, tended by us.

 
 
 

 

Ben Ross, co-author of THE POLLUTERS, on the chemical industry's impacts on health and environment

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Mon, 09/19/2011

Roberta Hall of Health and Health Care Forum hosts a conversation with Ben Ross, co-author of "The Polluters: The Making of Our Chemically Altered Environment", which examines the history of the chemical industry's impacts on health and the environment.

Benjamin Ross and Steven Amter tell the story of how the chemical industry, abetted by a compliant government, set loose a plague of pollution that began in the years before and directly following World War II, a plague that still lingers today. The advent of new synthetic chemical products such as Nylon and DDT created new hazards just as the expansion and mechanization of industry exacerbated old ones. Environmental dangers well known today — smog, pesticides, lead, chlorinated solvents, asbestos, and even global warming — were already recognized in that era by chemists, engineers, doctors, and business managers. A few of them spoke out about these dangers, others overlooked scientific truth in pursuit of wealth and prestige, and many struggled to find a balance between the interests of industry and the needs of the wider world.

 
 
 

 

"Railroaded:The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America," historian Richard White

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Fri, 09/16/2011
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Fri, 09/16/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America

"Bundled securities...phony annual reports...bribed politicians...a crashed economy. These familiar-sounding conditions are just part of the legacy of the men who built the 19th century transcontinental railroads. In Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America, historian Richard White tells the story of corporate misconduct, incompetence and greed surrounding the construction of the transcontinental railroads that changed America. White reconstructs the convoluted paper trail that enriched Gilded Age capitalists and triggered three economic crisis in the late 19th century." Dave Mazza hosts.

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The Halo Foundation's work helping orphans and at-risk children worldwide.

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Thu, 09/15/2011

Host Ren Green interviews Chris West of the Portland Branch of the Halo Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides food, water, shelter, clothing, education, art therapy, caretakers, medical services, and vocational training to orphans and at-risk children worldwide. We also provide opportunities for American youth to learn about volunteerism and philanthropy.

The Halo Foundation is sponsoring "The Art of Love," on Thursday September 15th, 2011, Time: 7:30-9:30pm. The event will raise funds for The Bukesa Children’s Home, an orphanage in Uganda, Africa which provides food, water, shelter, medicine, education and art therapy for 34 children. Be-yond seeking to provide the financial resources for the home’s work, the event will also promote local artists, presenting their work along side paintings and drawings from Ugandan children about what they love and hope for the world. For more information about The HALO Foundation, or the Bukesa Children’s Home visit:

www.haloworldwide.org

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Sharon Gary Smith, the new Executive Director of the MacKenzie River Gathering

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Mon, 08/29/2011

 Jay Thiemeyer interviews local activist Sharon Gary Smith, who is the new Executive Director of the MacKenzie River Gathering.

Sharon Gary Smith is a native Oregonian who has worked locally and nationally for racial and economic justice, with a special focus on addressing health inequity and reproductive justice.

 
 
 

 

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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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