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Episode Archive

Diana Rohlman on the Black Butte Mine Superfund Site near Cottage Grove

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Mon, 12/22/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Diana Rohlman on the Black Butte Mine Superfund Site near Cottage Grove
A conversation with Diana Rohlman

Health and Health Care Forum with host Roberta Hall

A conversation with Diana Rohlman concerning the Superfund site, Black Butte Mine, near Cottage Grove, Oregon. We talk about this now-abandoned mercury (cinnabar) mine and some of the toxic remnants left behind, together with the health risks the mine poses. The history of the mine, typical of many other from the 19th and 29th centuries, goes from full-steam ahead, to abandonment, and back again several times. The community wanted this project and many have worked there or have family members who did. Diana Rohlman is the Outreach Coordinator at the OSU Environmental Science Health Center and works with other scientists, with a local school and its principal, and with the community in Cottage Grove.   

Richard Wolff on Capitalism's Christmas

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Fri, 12/19/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Richard Wolff on Capitalism's Christmas
Richard Wolff, host of Economic Update, on Capitalism's Christmas.

http://www.rdwolff.com/
http://www.democracyatwork.info/radio/

Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc.: Programs, Apprenticeships and Support for Women in the Trades

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Fri, 12/19/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc.: Programs, Apprenticeships and Support for Women in the Trades
We speak with Dennise Kowalczyk, Development Director, and Katie Yablonsky, Building Girls Program Manager, at Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. about their focus and programs and about how women interested in the trades can connect with them.

http://www.tradeswomen.net/

5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche at Triangle Productions

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Mon, 12/15/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche at Triangle Productions
Host Dan Johnson speaks with Don Horn of Triangle Productions about 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche.

5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche is set in a community center somewhere in middle American in 1956. The widows of the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein meet in a renovated community center for their annual breakfast, where the prize-winning quiche will be declared in a much-anticipated ceremony.
The sudden threat of an atomic bomb forces the women in this idyllic American town to begin sharing their deepest secrets, which lead to some not-so-shocking confessions from the society’s leaders. 

Rural Washington County landowners fight the urban growth boundary expansion

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Mon, 12/15/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Residents of Washington County organize

KBOO speaks with three residents of rural Washington County, who have organized a petition to oppose the expansion of the urban growth boundary without a public process.

Their website: http://334thavenue.org/

Music - Everything Looks the Same by David Rovics

Margarita Alegria on Rates of Mental Illness and Esteem Issues in Different Communities

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Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Margarita Alegria on Rates of Mental Illness and Esteem Issues in Different Communities
Health and Health Care Forum with Roberta Hall

The second program from the Oregon Public Health Association for 2014 features a conversation with Margarita Alegria (pictured above), keynote speaker on day one of the conference, as they discuss why some neighborhoods and locales may be associated with issues of esteem that lead to higher rates of mental illness than other locales. Dr. Algeria, a native of Puerto Rico, is a psychologist and faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. This conversation is followed by a discussion with three Portlanders about a lively after-hours health intervention with youth in Oldtown Chinatown, in Portland. Featured in the picture below are Helen Ying, Sondra Storm, and Mireille LaFont..

Thanksgiving: Massasoit's Peace Pact with the Pilgrims: from the series Sprouts

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Fri, 11/28/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Thanksgiving: Massasoit's Peace Pact with the Pilgrims: from the series Sprouts
A historical analysis, from Peace Talks Radio, of events and people connected to that we refer to as the "First Thanksgiving."

American Indian scholars Darius Coombs and Bob Charlesbois fill in the details about Massasoit, who was the the leader of the native Wampanoag Confederacy when English settlers landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620.

They describe Massasoit's attempt to make peace for his people with the Pilgrims. He and his people kept the Pilgrims from starving in the early years of their settlement.

Also, Native American film director Chris Eyre talks about his portrayal of Massasoit for the 2009 PBS television series "We Shall
Remain" 

Dr. Helen Caldicott on "The Ukraine Crisis, Is Nuclear Conflict Likely?"

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Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Dr. Helen Caldicott on "The Ukraine Crisis, Is Nuclear Conflict Likely?"
From the series TUC Radio we hear a two part program featuring Dr. Helen Caldicott on "The Ukraine Crisis, Is Nuclear Conflict Likely?" Part TWO of the program also features Stephen Cohen.

On October 8, 2014, the life long antinuclear campaigner and author Helen Caldicott addressed the National Press Club Newsmakers in Washington, DC. She said that the United States and Russia are dangerously close to stumbling into a war over Ukraine that could go nuclear and kill millions of people in a single day. <http://www.helencaldicott.com/>

Satirist John Oliver

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Thu, 11/20/2014 - 11:45am - 12:00pm
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Satirist John Oliver
Sarika Mehta interviews John Oliver, award winning writer and comedian. His HBO show Last Week Tonight presents a satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events.

Since 2006 John has been a correspondent and guest host on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He first came to prominence while doing political stand up in the UK.

John Oliver will be performing in Portland this Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 
8:00 pm at the Keller Auditorium. (The event is currently sold out.)

Health Care Forum: Oregon Public Health Association, Brian Johnson, Lila Wickham, Joyce Gaufin

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Mon, 11/17/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Health Care Forum: Oregon Public Health Association, Brian Johnson, Lila Wickham, Joyce Gaufin

Health and Health Care Forum

Brian Johnson, outgoing president of the Oregon Public Health Association, and Lila Wickham, incoming president, (pictured above) talk with Roberta Hall at the OPHA annual conference about public health concerns and about how the 500-member Association decides what issues it supports locally and in state ballot initiatives.

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Fighting Coal Transport Through the Pacific Northwest: Reform and Revolution.

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Fri, 08/17/2012

Oregon and Washington have dramatically reduced coal-powered energy generation. As a result coal companies are pushing to export tens of millions of tons of coal from Montana and Wyoming, through Pacific Northwest ports, to Asian markets. The coal would pass through dozens of communities in Oregon and Washington by rail, barge, or ship. Mercury and other toxins from Asian fired coal returns to the Columbia valley as blowback and acid rain.

KBOO's Joe Meyer presents interviews with:
 

Phil Rigdon, Deputy Director for Yakama Nation Department of Natural Resources - http://www.yakamanation-nsn.gov/

Dan Serres the Conservation Director at Columbia Riverkeeper - http://columbiariverkeeper.org/

Paul Cienfuegos a rights based organizer out of Portland, Oregon - http://paulcienfuegos.com/

Bonnie Meltzer, a neighborhood activist - http://www.facebook.com/NorthPortlandCoalCommittee

 The show's emphasis is on what humans can do about it and listens through the lens of reform and revolution.

The music for the show is 'Paradise' by John Prine performed by Johnny Cash.

Aria Minu-Sepehr on "We Heard the Heavens Then", his memoir of a boy in revolutionary Iran

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Mon, 08/13/2012

 Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Aria Minu-Sepehr about his book We Heard the Heavens Then, a memoir of a boy in revolutionary Iran.  Seen through the eyes of a ten year old with unusual access to the two poles of his society – modern and traditional – the tale recounts the rising tension, collision, and eventual fallout of the split.

Following the fall of the Shah of Iran in 1979 and the purges that targeted the author’s class, Aria Minu-Sepehr sought refuge in the United States. The hostage crisis, a year later, would prove that the edicts of the Iranian Revolution could impact the global community and destroy the goodwill of one people for another. Aria Minu-Sepehr has worked to bridge that divide. He has lectured on issues concerning Iranian culture and U.S. foreign policy, and created and directed Forum for Middle East Awareness at Susquehanna University, where he also taught world and Middle Eastern literature. In 2007, an excerpt of We Heard the Heavens Then was awarded the John Guyon Literary Non-Fiction Prize. Aria Minu-Sepehr lives with his family in Oregon.

 
 
 

 

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Marie Long and Medical work in Nepal

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Mon, 07/30/2012

 Health and Health Care Forum, Hosted by Roberta Hall.

In this segment, we hear Marie Long, a neurosurgeon who did volunteer medical work at Tribuvan Hospital, Nepal, and developed a project to prevent neurological diseases that have afflicted some Nepali people.

 

Nancy Sullivan with Problems Arising from Fad Diets and Processed Foods

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Mon, 07/30/2012

 Health and Health Care Forum, Hosted by Roberta Hall

 

Today's guest is Nancy Sullivan, a registered dietitian who uses nontraditional methods to understand and help clients with gastrointestinal problems. In this conversation we talk about difficulties in interpreting symptoms and problems that can arise with fad diets and with additives in commercially prepared foods.

 
 

 

William deBuys on "The West in Flames"

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Wed, 07/25/2012

Host Kathleen Stephenson speaks with William deBuys about his recent article on TomDispatch.com "The Oxygen Planet Struts Its Stuff: Not a “Perfect Storm” But the New Norm in the American West."

William deBuys, a TomDispatch regular, is the author of seven books, most recently A Great Aridness: Climate Change and the Future of the American Southwest. He has long been involved in environmental affairs in the Southwest, including service as founding chairman of the Valles Caldera Trust, which administers the 87,000-acre Valles Caldera National Preserve in New Mexico.

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The Bliss Experiment: 28 days to personal transformatoin.

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Fri, 07/20/2012

Host Joe Meyer speaks with Sean Meshorer, author of THE BLISS EXPERIMENT, about what prevents us from being really happy, how our definition of happiness is influenced by pop culture, how our brains have been rewired to believe we will be satisfied once we hit a big pay day and what happens when we achieve what we thought would make us happy. Sean Meshorer is a blogger at The Huffington Post. His website is www.seanmeshorer.com/

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Oregon Rules for Complementary and Alternative Practitioners

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Mon, 07/16/2012

 Roberta Hall hosts Health and Health Care Forum.

Her guest is Vern Saboe, a chiropractor who is a member of Oregon's Health System Transformation Team, a group of 45 people from all aspects of health and health care and bi-partisan lawmakers. The group was charged with developing a plan to improve the health delivery system for Oregon Health Plan and Medicaid clients. He will talk about rules affecting Complementary and Alternative practitioners. Public comment on these rules ends on July 22nd.

 
 
 

 

Interview with So Much Pretty author Cara Hoffman

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Fri, 06/29/2012

KBOO's Between the Covers reporter Jennifer Kemp and guest reporter Desmond Fuller interviewed So Much Pretty author Cara Hoffman. So Much Pretty is a harrowing, provakative and exhilerating recent novel dealing with small town politics and personal and societal accountability. Hoffman takes the reader to a faltering town in upstate New York where an ambitious Cleveland journalist, a family of DIY countercultural New Yorkers and their fierce and imaginative daughter, and members of the town's industrial agricultural elite all become entangled in the murder of a young, local woman, Wendy White. So Much Pretty is told from the vantage points of multiple characters, jumping back and forth in time, finally arriving at a startling conclusion. A murder mystery on the surface, So Much Pretty delves much deeper into issues of linguistic integrity, economics, rural and urban mentalities, the secret wonders and childhood, environmental degredation and sexual violence.

Rachel Bristol, retiring CEO of the Oregon Food Bank, on the history of OFB and hunger in Oregon

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Fri, 06/29/2012

Rachel Bristol, chief executive officer of the Oregon Food Bank, or OFB, is retiring at the end of June after decades of work fighting hunger in Oregon. She speaks with KBOO's Kathleen Stephenson about the history of the Food Bank, the importance of the Waterfront Blues Festival as a fundraiser for the Food Bank and current hunger issues in Oregon.

Photo of Rachel Bristol with OFB Board Member Philip Kalberer by Stuart Mullenberg.

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The Oregon Food Bank: Ending Hunger Through Dedication and Innovation

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Wed, 06/27/2012

KBOO volunteers recently visited the Oregon Food Bank distribution center in North Portland to find out more about their efforts to end hunger. Food bank staff gave a guided tour of some facility highlights including the teaching gardens, the chicken coop, and demonstration kitchens. Volunteers contribute thousands of hours to support Food Bank activities, some of which are highlighted during the tour.

Food Bank projects highlighted in this program include:
Plant a Row for the Hungry
Learning Gardens
Community FEAST | Building Food Security
 
One of the Food Bank's many projects is The Waterfront Blues Festival which celebrates its twenty fifth anniversary this year beginning next Wednesday afternoon in downtown Portland. (KBOO will be broadcasting from the Blues Festival live). The festival is the largest fundraiser for the Oregon Food Bank and 100 percent of gate donations and ticket sales directly benefit the Food Bank.

The five-day festival features Charlie Musselwhite, Galactic and the Steve Miller Band to name a few of the national acts highlighting this year’s events. Concert goers are asked to donate two cans of food and ten dollars to see an entire day’s lineup at the Blues Fest.

The Oregon Food Bank’s mission is to eliminate hunger and its root causes, because no one should be hungry. Since 1982, Oregon Food Bank has led the fight against hunger in Oregon and southwest Washington by collecting and distributing food through its regional network of neighborhood food pantries and regional food banks.

The Oregon Food Bank Network helps nearly one in five households fend off hunger. The Food Bank also leads statewide efforts to increase resources for hungry families and to eliminate the root causes of hunger through advocacy, nutrition education, garden education and helping communities strengthen local food systems.

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Important information from the Oregon Food Bank website:

“As a result of growing levels of long-term unemployment, 260,000 people per month eat meals from emergency food boxes. Of those, 85,800 are children. For the first time ever, Oregon Food Bank distributed more than 1 million emergency food boxes in fiscal year 2010-11.”

“Growing levels of long-term unemployment have forced more and more people to seek emergency food assistance. 28 percent of adult emergency food box recipients are unemployed and looking for work, compared to only 20 percent in 2008.”

“A basic family budget — enough to cover the essential needs for a family of four — was $45,274 in 2007, while a full time job at Oregon's 2010 minimum wage provided only $17,500.”

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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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