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Valerie Plame, the former CIA operative outed by the Bush Administration, on her new thriller BURNED

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Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Valerie Plame, the former CIA operative outed by the Bush Administration, on her new thriller BURNED

Host Per Fagereng speaks with Valerie Plame, co-author of the new thriller BURNED.

Valerie Plame is known widely as the main character in the real-life drama of a CIA covert operative whose cover was exposed by several members of the Bush Administration in 2003, effectively ending her career as an undercover agent.   The scandal endangered her life, as well as that of her husband, former Ambassador Joseph Wilson,

Will Potter on ag-gag laws and why industries compairs his new project to "Death Star"

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Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:10am - 11:30am
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Interview with Will Potter

Will Potter, an  award-winning  independent journalis,  TED Fellow and author of "Green Is The New Red:  An Insider's Account of a Social Movement Under Siege.
Will gave keynote address at Animal Law Conference at Lewis and Clark on October 17.  KBOO's Yana Maximova spoke to Will Potter about ag-gag, animal laws and why industries compairs his new project to "Death Star"

Interview with the star of "Fela" on Broadway, Sahr Ngaujah on the great Nigerian musican & activist

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Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Next week will be the Portland premiere of "Finding Fela," a new documentary by Alex Gibney
Paul Roland interviews Sahr Ngaujah, the portrayer of the pioneering Nigerian musicain and political activist, Fela Kuti, in the Broadway show "Fela." The occasion is next week's Portland premiere of "Finding Fela," a new documentary by Academy Award winning filmmaker Alex Gibney. "Finding Fela" will be shown Thursday, November 6 at the North Star Ballroom, 635 N. Killingsworth, after a reception beginning at 6 p.m. It will be a benefit for Afropop Worldwide, the long-running radio program and online magazine dedicated to music from Africa and the African diaspora. http://www.afropop.org/wp/about/

Rick Steves - Ending Marijuana Prohibition in Oregon

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Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Rick Steves - Ending Marijuana Prohibition in Oregon

Guidebook author and TV host Rick Steves has travelled the world for 30 years and seen how different societies tackle the same problems. Steves shares why this experience makes him concerned about Oregon’s current approach to marijuana — so concerned that he traveled around the state to talk about it during a 6-day, 10-city tour. Steves co-sponsored Washington’s successful ballot measure to regulate, legalize and tax marijuana. He shares that state’s track record, other countries’ track records and where the drug reform movement is heading.

We hear excerpts from Steves' talk in Beaverton on October 8th.
Produced by Ken Jones.

Dennis and Elizabeth Kucinich on Measure 92

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Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Dennis and Elizabeth Kucinich on Measure 92
KBOO's Jenka Soderberg speaks with former US Congressmember from Ohio Dennis Kucinich and his wife Elizabeth Kucinich, who are in Oregon to speak in support of Oregon Measure 92.

Measure 92, if passed, will require the labeling of all genetically modified food in Oregon.

Clinical Dietitian Nancy Sullivan on the Negative Health Effects of Artificial Sweeteners

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Mon, 10/27/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Clinical Dietitian Nancy Sullivan on the Negative Health Effects of Artificial Sweeteners

Health and Health Care Forum

In this program, host Roberta Hall and clinical dietitian Nancy Sullivan discuss a recent study on negative health effects produced by artificial sweeteners, found in many foods. They talk about the timelines and agents of one of these, aspartame, which owes much of its acceptance by the FDA to a well-known Washington insider. Sullivan makes suggestions about how to avoid these products, which are often mis-identified on labels. The study was published in Nature in September, and is written by Jotham Suez et al., titled "Artificial sweeteners induce glucose intolerance by altering the gut microbiota.”

PSU Student Union challenges plan to arm campus security

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Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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PSU students opposed to militarization of campus security
KBOO speaks with Alex Gates of the PSU Student Union about an effort by the university to arm the campus security guards and create a 'campus police force'.

The Student Union states:
The Board of Trustees of Portland State University may be voting as soon as December (the next full Board meeting is December 11, 2014) to authorize the creation of a PSU Campus Police Department, employing sworn police officers in its ranks. This would expand police authority on campus, including its ability to cite for violations, apply for search warrants, and would result in armed patrol officer presence.

The Collapse of Materialism by Philip Comella

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Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:10am - 12:00pm
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The Collapse of Materialism by Philip Comella

Host Per Fagereng speaks with Philip Comella, practicing attorney, radio show host, and author of The Collapse of Materialism.

David Bronner Interview

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Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:35am - 12:00pm
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David Bronner Interview
David Bronner is the president of Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps, the company known for its natural ingredient based soaps as well as the quirky labels on its packaging. Mr. Bronner talked with Don Merrill about the care with which his family carries on the tradition of their grandfather Emanuel, the need for GMO labeling to help wrest control of food from food companies and why we are throwing away a multibillion dollar market to the Chinese and the Europeans.

Jason Mott on his new novel "The Wonder of All Things"

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Mon, 10/13/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Jason Mott on his new novel "The Wonder of All Things"
Host Lisa Loving speaks with JASON MOTT, debut New York Times best selling author and NAACP Image Award nominee, about his new book, The Wonder of All Things.

Jason Mott lives in southeastern North Carolina. He has a BFA in Fiction and an MFA in Poetry, both from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. His poetry and fiction has appeared in various literary journals.  He was nominated for a 2009 Pushcart Prize award and Entertainment Weekly listed him as one of their 10 “New Hollywood: Next Wave” people to watch.

The Returned is Jason’s debut novel and has been adapted by Brad Pitt’s production company, Plan B,  in association with Brillstein Entertainment and ABC

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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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