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Radiozine on 06/18/08

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Wed, 06/18/2008 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Marianne Barisonek speaks with Doug Fine, author of Farewell, My Subaru: An Epic Adventure in Local Living. In an attempt to reduce his carbon footprint, Fine moves to a remote ranch in New Mexico,
where he brazenly vows to grow his own food, use sunlight to power his world,
and drive on restaurant grease. Never mind that he’s never raised so much as a
chicken or a bean. Or that he has no mechanical or electrical skills.

Greg Higgins and the Food Wars

program date: 
Mon, 06/16/2008

Hosts Joe Uris and Abe Proctor speak with downtown Portland Higgins Restaurant owner and chef Greg Higgins on the food wars.

85:26 minutes (39.11 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for June 16, 2008

program date: 
Sun, 06/15/2008

Hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, this show features the music of local avant-pop band Iretsu and an interview with its members (Ryan Cross, Glen Schiedt and Joel Holly).  Bill Resnick  interviews radical economist Arthur MacEwan about McCain, Obama, and the economy.  Larry Bowlden  reflecst on on religious fundamentalism and Jon Krakauer's  book Under The Banner of Heaven.  All this plus the Movie Moles' take on a movie classic now out on DVD.   Killer of Sheep examines the black Los Angeles ghetto of Watts in the mid-1970s through the eyes of Stan, a sensitive dreamer who is growing detached and numb from the psychic toll of working at a slaughterhouse. 

55:04 minutes (25.21 MB)

Obama and McCain on the Economy

program date: 
Sun, 06/15/2008

Where do John McCain and Barack Obama  stand on issues affecting jobs, health care, and income inequality?  Economist Arthur MacEwan talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick  about what's wrong with the economy, what needs to be done, and how likely the main presidential contenders are to do the right things.  MacEwan contributes to Dollars & Sense as "Dr. Dollar" and is the author of  NEOLIBERALISM OR DEMOCRACY?

14:36 minutes (6.68 MB)

Program Special on 01/31/08

Air date: 
Thu, 01/31/2008 - 12:00am - 12:00pm

We may use money to buy goods and services, but as John Poling, organizer with the Cascadia Hour Exchange, points out, money is not the only way, or even the best way to get what you want. He and others at the Cascadia Hour Exchange have formed a network where each person offers their skills, such as house painting, graphic design, child care, or even legal advice. Each one hour block of time given entitles members to exchange their services the skills and time of any other person in the network. Poling believes that relying on non-monetary exchange systems both strengthen local economies as well as create a deeper sense of community.

Fruit Trees and Espaliering

program: 
The Dirtbag
program date: 
Mon, 06/09/2008

Host Glen Andresen talks about the practice known as "espalier," the pruning and training of fruit trees along flat trellises or walls.

27:53 minutes (25.53 MB)

Planting Prosperity and Harvesting Health: Trade-offs and Sustainability in Our Regional Food System.

program date: 
Sun, 06/01/2008

The following program is from a panel discussion that took
place at the day long conference titled “Planting Prosperity and Harvesting
Health:  Trade-offs and Sustainability
in Our Regional Food System.”


The April conference focused on
the recently released draft report from the Institute of Portland Metropolitan
Studies, which assesses food system sustainability trends in the region.

28:53 minutes (26.44 MB)

Public Utilities

program date: 
Sun, 06/01/2008

Host Scott Forrester's topic today is Public Utilities, why we need them and how to get them. Guests Steve Johnson, Executive Director for the Washington Public Utility Districts Association (wpuda.org) and Joe Nipper, Senior VIce President for the American Public Power Association (appanet.org) encourage us to get our act together in Oregon and fight hard for a Public Utility District.

27:44 minutes (25.4 MB)

Joe and Abe Talk Radio - May 27

program date: 
Mon, 05/26/2008

Host Joe Uris brings a variety of topics to the table today, including the controversial LNG Terminals in Oregon, the Presidential Race, and the Columbia River Crossing. Our conservative friend James is declared KBOO's official Rush [Limbaugh] Reporter, inspiring some listener comments on the place of inflammatory Hate Speech and death threats on the public air waves.

85:43 minutes (39.25 MB)

The Portland Plan, Civic Engagement & the Village Building Convergence

program date: 
Tue, 05/20/2008

Building on the work of visionPDX, the Portland Plan
is a citywide effort to guide the physical, economic, social, cultural
and environmental development of Portland over the next 30 years.  City Repair, among many projects,
seeks to activate people to be part of the communities around them, as
well as part of the decision-making that shapes the future of their

29:31 minutes (10.14 MB)
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