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Episode Archive

"The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder" by David J. Morris

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Mon, 02/09/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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"The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder" by David J. Morris
We speak with David J. Morris, author of the new book "The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder."

In his work Morris draws on his own battles with post-traumatic stress, interviews with others and forays into the scientific, literary, and cultural history of the illness.

David J. Morris is a former Marine infantry officer, and journalist who has covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan for Slate, Salon, the Los Angeles TImes, The Nation and other outlets.
 

935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America's Moral Integrity" with Charles Lewis

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Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America's Moral Integrity" with Charles Lewis

Host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher speaks with investigative journalist and best-selling author Charles Lewis about his new book, "935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America's Moral Integrity."  In this book Charles Lewis, the founder of the Center for Public Integrity, examines the control, manipulation and misuse of information by groups and individuals wielding power. 

“At a time when truth is under siege, acclaimed investigative reporter Charles Lewis has given us a gripping insider’s guide to a new journalistic ecosystem which is exposing lies, greed, and abuses of power across the globe. For citizens everywhere who care about truth-telling and holding those in power accountable.”

Exclusive Interview: Catherine Mater on Why She Was Fired from the OR Transportation Commission

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Fri, 01/30/2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Catherine Mater Speaks Out on Why She Was Fired from the Oregon Transportation Commission

Why did Governor Kitzhaber fire Catherine Mater from the Oregon Transportaion Commission after she cast the tie-breaking vote against the Port of St Helen's application for $2 million to benefit a coal shipping project with Ambre Energy? In this interview for KBOO with host Roberta Hall, Mater gives a full explanation of the Commission’s proc

Dr. Vern Saboe on the Rights of Injured Workers under Oregon Law

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Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Dr. Vern Saboe on the Rights of Injured Workers under Oregon Law
Health and Health Care Forum

Dr. Vern Saboe talks with host host Roberta Hall about injured workers' rights, specifically, the right under Oregon law to choose what treatment provider s/he sees after an injury on the job. In some cases, injured workers do not know their rights and are sent directly to a clinic of the employer’s choosing. We discuss a proposed legislative remedy and how this remedy has been blocked when it has come before the legislature in the past. In this discussion we learn about a means by which the will of legislators, and by extension the will of the people who elect them, can be circumvented, not just in this type of case but perhaps others as well.

From Economic Update "Spinning Out of Control" with host Richard Wolff

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Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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From Economic Update "Spinning Out of Control" with host Richard Wolff
Economic Update with host Richard Wolff: Spinning Out of Control  

Updates on Obama's SOTU speech, ECB pumps up money supply to stimulate Europe, forgiving Greece's (just like Germany's) debts, and US housing extremes. Response to questions on global wealth inequality and Switzerland's currency maneuvers. Interview with Dr. Harriet Fraad on US economy's disastrous impact on children.

http://rdwolff.com/

The Rev. Madison Shockley on the capacity of terrorists of all types to exploit all religions

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Mon, 01/19/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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The Rev. Madison Shockley on the capacity of terrorists of all types to exploit all religions
From the Series Truthdig Radio we hear an interview with The Rev. Madison Shockley, who says it's wrong to think of terrorists as Islamic or Christian.

Image The Rev. Madison Shockley
Zuade Kaufman / Truthdig

http://www.truthdig.com/

The Rev. Madison Shockley is the pastor of the Pilgrim United Church of Christ (UCC) in Carlsbad, Calif.  Originally ordained in the African Methodist Episcopal Church in 1979, he has served churches in St. Louis, Denver, Seattle and Los Angeles. Shockley, who was raised in Mid-city Los Angeles, was active in Los Angeles politics before being called to Pilgrim Church in 2004.

Techno Solutionism: Building "Substitute" Nature Why Technology Will Not Save the World

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Fri, 01/16/2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Michael Huesemann and John Greer on Techno Solutionism

We hear another panel discussion from the Teach-In on why Technology will not save the world recorded at the TEACH-IN: TECHNO-UTOPIANISM & THE FATE OF THE EARTH October 25-26, Great Hall of the Cooper Union in New York City. It was organized by THE INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON GLOBALIZATION.

This panel on Techno Solutionism: Building "Substitute" Nature features:

Michael Huesemann, a research scientist with a special interest in sustainability and critical science. He has specialized in environmental biotechnology for more than 25 years. His books include Techno-Fix: Why Technology Won't Save Us or the Environment.

Spike and Mike's Festival of Animation

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Thu, 01/15/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Spike and Mike's Festival of Animation
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Host S.W. Conser speaks with Spike from Spike and Mike's Festival of Animation about the special engagement screening of the 2015 Spike and Mike Festival of Animation at the Portland Convention Center as part of the Wizard World Portland Comic Con Jan 23 - 25. 

The special Festival of Animation screening contains 3 entirely unique festivals: the 30th Anniversary Award Winning Animation Festival, a Pop Culture Animation Festival & the annual Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation.  Featured are Award Winning animations from 11 different countries who have gotten critical acclaim from Oscars, Sundance, Cannes and many other prestigious institutions.


A Dream Remembered?: Martin Luther King Jr and the Grassroots Civil Rights Movement

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Mon, 01/12/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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A Dream Remembered?: Martin Luther King Jr and the Grassroots Civil Rights Movement

From the series: Making Contact we hear "A Dream Remembered?: Martin Luther King Jr and the Grassroots Civil Rights Movement." 

On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28th 1963, Martin Luther King Jr delivered one of the most famous speeches of all time. But it nearly didn't happen. On this special edition of Making Contact for MLK Day, Gary Younge, author of The Speech talks about Martin Luther King Junior's Dream and the story behind it.

Gary Younge, author of The Speech: Martin Luther King Jr's Dream and the Story Behind It .

Special thanks to the New School for use of their recording.

http://www.radioproject.org/

Water Worlds: Teach me How to Riffle

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Fri, 01/02/2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Water World Episode 3 Teach me how to RIFFLE
Water World: Episode 3, Janurary 2, 2015

Kristin Yount interviews Don Blair. Don Blair was on the team that produced the RIFFLE or Remote Field Logger Electronics. The RIFFLE can test salinity, turbidity and conductivity of water bodies. The at-home tester, civic scientist or inquisitive mind can operate a RIFFLE by immearsing the thing in a local body of water in a two liter bottle.

For more go to
http://publiclab.org/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8HmB9FN6lk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-L-WFSRkyXk

Given the state of affairs with changing water-sheds it is important for every person to understand where our water comes from and what are the signs that our water quality has changed. 

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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.

 
 
 

 

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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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.

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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