Special Programming: Public Affairs
Forum of KBOO Candidates for the Board of Directors on Tuesday September 7th
Moderator: Celeste Carey
Candidates present for this forum were: Deena Barnwell, Keller Henry, Yvette Maranowski, Glen Owen, Paula Small and J.G. (Joey G.) White.
- Length: 54:22 minutes (37.33 MB)
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Maire Cullen hosts a pilot edition of "Unfettered Thought: the Atheist Show," for, by and about non-theists, but open to all. Listener calls are welcome.
A record number of volunteers turned out help transform an ugly parking lot into a living school garden in SE Portland as part of the Village Building Convergence 2010.
- Length: 6:12 minutes (5.68 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
Listen in on the sounds of the first ever chicken palace being constructed out of mud and straw in Sellwood. One of many building sights that took place during the 2010 Village Building Convergence.
How much do you really know about Germans?
Why is going naked on a beach or in a public park in Germany okay and why are there restrictions here? Is the going-naked-movement gaining strength in Oregon and could Germany serve as a model? How do Germans deal with nudity and is there a difference between baring it in the eastern part of Germany versus the west? Germany has fully developed single payer healthcare, so why does a German who worked in Portland and went back to Germany yearn to return here? And then there's the World Cup.
Danke fuer das Zuhoeren!
- Title: DieGermanStunde Show
- Length: 56:14 minutes (32.18 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 80Kbps (CBR)
Ralph Coulson and Rich Lindsay talk with Phil Proctor and Peter Bergman - one half of The Firesign Theatre - who will be in town this weekend for live shows on Friday and Saturday at the Winningstad Theatre.
For more info on the upcoming shows, visit www.firesigntheatre.com
George Barisch is the president of the United Commercial Fishermens Association representing Gulf fisherfolk from Louisiana and beyond. He's been a fisherman for over 30years. And he also has a law degree. Barisch was the first up to sue BP. Barisch has got more in store for the company and its cohorts, Transoceanic and Halliburton. The disaster is clearly the evil seed of the private sector. But it has its public face als: the US Minerals Management Service. The USMMS and the oil industry are virtually the same animal. "Inspections" are de facto handshakes and in the case of foreign-registered vessels and oil rigs, they barely touch down. The Deepwater Horizon, for example, is registerd in the Marshall Islands. Had the rig been US-registered, the inspection would have taken about three weeks. But as an official foreigner, the inspection lasted a brisk 4 or five hours...and then it was back to business as usua. Ironically, as we burn more and more oil, further contributing to the global climate crisis, the Marshall Islands themselves will one day be submerged.
Politico has published a report from the Inspector General of the Interior Department about the Minerals Management Service and their far-too-close relationship with the oil industry. All of the things discussed in the report took place prior to 2007, but it still provides an excellent picture of what goes on in regulatory agencies throughout the government.The report includes employees of MMS taking rides to sporting events on private jets owned by the oil companies, the routine giving of expensive gifts to regulators by oil companies, including hunting and fishing trips. And all of this was at the Lake Charles MMS office -- the one that handles the Gulf of Mexico directly.
- Title: Ground Zero on the Gulf: the Politics of Loss, Fishing for Financial Responsibility
- Album: Oil Disaster
- Length: 53:50 minutes (24.64 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 64Kbps (CBR)
Paul Ceinfuegos spoke June 3rd, 2010 at the Village Building Convergence in Portland. The essence of his talk is that these times call for very bold thinking and action to implement massive change. He says it is the citizens of a democracy, we the people, that have the right to a government where the people rule!
He points out that the emerging scientific consensus is that US needs to cut its greenhouse gases by 70 - 90% within 10 - 20 years or the world faces catastrophic climate disruption. Corporate power and profiteering stand in the way. Cienfuegos reminds us that corporate power has not always been so entrenched, and he provides examples of how communities are re-writing their charters to take their power back.
As Cienfuegos says, we need to stretch ourselves, imagine ourselves as the sovereign people who govern ourselves with no power or authority higher than ourselves!
- Title: Paul Cienfuegos: Challenge Corporate Power! Save the World!
- Album: Oil Disaster
- Genre: Other
- Length: 53:57 minutes (49.4 MB)
- Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
Part of the day-long special programming on the Gulf oil disaster, this hour long forum examined the impact of oil spills on coastal and wetland habitats. Hosted by Jacob Anderson-Minshall, the forum began with Tracy Chapman's Rape of the Earth and featured:
Dr Elise Graneck an Assistant Professor of Environmental Sciences and Management at Portland State University with expertise on coastal and mangrove habitats. Graneck also
participated in the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis Measuring examining the ecological, economic and social values of coastal habitats, and was able to give us an example of what is being lost in terms of the ecological and economic function of the Louisana wetlands.
Marilyn Latta with the California Coastal Conservancy, Latta is also the Project Manager of the San Francisco Bay Subtidal Habitat Goals Project that is developing a proposal for restoration efforts following the 2007 San Francisco Bay oil spill.
Dr. Richard Steiner is a marine biologist and former University of Alaska fisheries extension agent who has witnessed the impact of oil on Alaska, and the Gulf--where he joined the conversation via phone and described devestating impacts on Gulf wetlands, ocean environments and wildlife.
Learn more about the Gulf Oil Disaster.
Each year 11 Batswana students are given the chance to come to a private American or Swiss high school for their senior year. These schools range from Deerfield Academy in Boston to Catlin Gabel in Portland. With no family and no friends, these 18 year olds are thrust into a new country, a city and a new school. My name is Monkgogi Otlhogile and I have been an international student at Catlin Gabel for the past 9 months. My biggest worry as my year at Catlin came to a close is that no one will have documented the diverse experiences we had at our various schools. I decided that I would try and get as many people's experiences recorded so that we could forever remember these 10 months. In an attempt to capture their stories, I interviewed Tebo Molosiwa, Arsema Berhanu, Valentina Muraleedaharan as well as Mbakisi Gopolang about their year abroad. What I found and heard from these students was funny, shocking and sometimes tear jerking.
- Title: In the Pursuit Of....
- Length: 26:16 minutes (36.07 MB)
- Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)