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Radiozine on 06/20/13

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Thu, 06/20/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Oregon Poet Laureate: Paulann Petersen

Radiozine welcomes Oregon Poet Laureate, Paulann Petersen.  She will read poems from her new full-length collection, Understory, and discuss her role as an "ambassador of poetry".

Oregon’s sixth Poet Laureate, Paulann Petersen has published six full-length books of poetry, including: The Wild Awake, Blood-Silk, A Bride of Narrow Escape, Kindle, and The Voluptuary. Her most recent chapbook is Shimmer and Drone, poems about India. She was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, and the recipient of the 2006 Holbrook Award from Oregon Literary Arts. Petersen serves on the board of Friends of William Stafford, organizing the January Stafford Birthday Events.

http://www.paulann.net

http://www.oregonpoetlaureate.org/

Radiozine on 06/10/13

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Jim Wallis on What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn't Learned About Serving the Common Good

Host Cecil Prescod speaks with Jim Wallis, founder of Sojourner magazine and the author of 10 books on religion, culture and politics, about his new book "On God's Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn't Learned About Serving the Common Good." 

Radiozine on 06/07/13

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Michael O'Connor talks about Hump Day, a monthly celebration of street artists

Host Robyn Shanti interviews Michael O'Connor of Creative Collaborations. Michael O'Connor dropped out of college to start a non-profit organization which "preserves and protects the opportunities of our creative entrepeneurs who are on the street" (i.e. street musicians and artists).  Hump Day is a monthly art and music festival held in Portland's Central Eastside Industrial District on the second Wednesday of every month. This month it is June 12th 

Radiozine on 05/30/13

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Jonathan Shuppe on "A Chance to Win"

Jonathan Schuppe is a crime and government reporter who has spent much of his reporting life in and around Newark, NJ.  In that time, he's seen first hand the results of shattered lives and their effects on children.  But he tells a different story in his new book, "A Chance to Win."  Don Merrill talks with Mr. Schuppe about a special man who got a bunch of inner city kids interested in forming a sports team.  And not basketball or football.

Radiozine on 05/29/13

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Wed, 05/29/2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Interview with Portland's Noise Control Officers

Portland was the first city in the U.S. to establish a Noise Control office. Has it done any good? Portland's Noise Control Officer Paul van Orden, his predecessor Paul Herman, and Noise Review Board chair David Sweet talk about what the office was designed to do, what it has actually accomplished and what they would like to do in the future. If you think helicopters, unmuffled cars and your neighbor's stereo are affronts to Portland's famed livability, or if you think a jackhammer makes a  beautiful sound, listen to this conversation to find out what rights and responsibilities you have.

For further information and to take action:

Noise Control Office, City of Portland 503-823-7350 or www.portlandonline.com and select "Noise Control" from the "Services" window

Radiozine on 05/27/13

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Mon, 05/27/2013 - 11:40am - 12:00pm
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Living Yoga and the 2013 Yogathon

Host Ren Green speaks with Michael Faith, Executive Director of Living Yoga, about the 2013 Yogathon in which participants create their own yoga challenges and then get sponsors to support their efforts; similar to how the breast cancer walkathons work.

Living Yoga's mission is to reach adults and teens in prison and in drug and alcohol treatment centers - yoga-style! - as a means of rehabilitation. 

http://living-yoga.org/

Radiozine on 05/22/13

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Wed, 05/22/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Portland Street artists discuss creative interventions in public spaces

Host Kathleen Stephenson speaks with mural artist and creative space activist N.O. Bonzo, and Tomas Valladares co-founder of The Portland Street Art Alliance and arts administrator, and Tiffany Conklin, co-founder of the Portland Street Art Alliance and PSU researcher, about promoting creative interventions in public spaces and about upcoming events. 

Image above is the mural on the back of Music Millennium by artists The Lost Cause and Jon Stommel.

Radiozine on 05/20/13

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Mon, 05/20/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Radiozine Presents George Estreich, author of The Shape Of The Eye

If you have a child or know of a child that was born with Down Syndrome, please join me on Monday, 20 May, 2013 at 11:30am as I interview George Estreich, author of The Shape of the Eye. George is the winner of the 2012 Oregon Book Award for creative non-fiction in the telling of the story of raising a daughter with born with Down Syndrome. George’s memoir tells the story of how he, his wife and oldest daughter had their lives changed forever with the birth of Laura as the go from birth to diagnosis to … life. That’s Monday, May 20, 2013 at 11:30am…only on your community radio station KBOO-FM 90.7 

Radiozine on 05/16/13

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Eve Ensler on her memoir In the Body of the World

Host Don Merrill speaks with Eve Ensler, activist, playwright, and author of The Vagina Monologues. Her new book is In the Body of the World, a visionary memoir of separation and connection. While working in the Congo,Eve Ensler is shocked to encounter the horrific rape and violence inflicted on the women there and soon after is diagnosed with uterine cancer. As she connects her own illness to the devastation of the earth and her life force to the resilience of humanity, she is finally joined to the body of the world.

Eve Ensler speaks at Powell's City of Books Thursday, May 16th, at 7:30PM.

Thursday the 16th, 7:30pm  /  Powell's City of Books   

Radiozine on 05/13/13

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Story-teller Michael Meade on Myth, Story, and Communities Under Stress

Host Ralph Coulson interviews Michael Meade, renowned storyteller, author, and scholar of mythology, anthropology, and psychology. Meade has spent decades of work mentoring youth, visiting prisons, assisting war veterans and fostering dialogues between genders and races. He is the author of "Fate and Destiny: The Two Agreements of the Soul," "Why the World Doesn’t End: Tales of Renewal in Times of Loss," "The Water of Life: Initiation and the Tempering of the Soul;" editor, with James Hillman and Robert Bly, of "Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart."

Michael Meade will be at the following events in Portland:

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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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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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