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Voices from the Edge on 02/18/10

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Thu, 02/18/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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What's next in the Aaron Campbell case? Also, an interview with Oregon Attorney General John Kroger

What's next in the Aaron Campbell case? Also, an interview with Oregon Attorney General John Kroger

Tuesday night, Rev. Jesse Jackson spoke to over 1,000 Portlanders at Maranantha Church about the "execution" of Aaron Campbell, the most recent victim of a police shooting.

Dawn Turko from the Hadley School for the Blind

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Sounds of Awareness
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Mon, 01/25/2010

 Host Paul Van Dyck interviews Dawn Turko, the Senior Vice President at the Hadley School for the Blind, the largest worldwide distance educator of blind and visually impaired people, their families and blindness service professionals.

 
 

 
29:47 minutes (27.28 MB)

Sounds of Awareness on 01/25/10

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Sounds of Awareness
Air date: 
Mon, 01/25/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am

Host Paul Van Dyck interviews Dawn Turko, the Senior Vice President at the Hadley School for the Blind, the largest worldwide distance educator of blind and visually impaired people, their families and blindness service professionals.

January Gender Blender

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Tue, 01/19/2010

On tonight's show co-hosts Jacob Anderson-Minshall and Laura Calvo talked about several local, national and international issues.  First they discussed a protest of the Ugandan anti-gay legislation that is being organized by students at Southridge High school.  Second they talked with Dr. Jillian Weiss, a consultant and law professor specializing in transgender issues in the workplace.  Dr.

57:06 minutes (13.07 MB)

Madness Radio on 02/01/10

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Madness Radio
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Mon, 02/01/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Schizophrenia recovery through psychotherapy - Catherine Penney, RN

Can people recover completely from schizophrenia through psychotherapy? Or is it a chronic disease with no cure and only medication to control symptoms? Catherine Penney, RN, was considered a chronic case of severe schizophrenia, left on a hospital back ward with no hope. A maverick doctor had faith that Cathy's catatonia and bizarre behavior were meaningful, and offered regular compassionate listening as the treatment. Slowly Cathy recovered, and went on to become a psychiatric nurse and worldwide speaker on mental health alternatives. She is profiled in the book Dante's Cure and featured in the video Take These Broken Wings.

Life & Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King

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Thu, 01/14/2010

About the program…

Join co-hosts Jo Ann Bowman and Dave Mazza every Thursday morning as they bring you informative guests and lively discussions about the issues that are important to you and your community. Every week, Voices from the Edge provides KBOO listeners a place to engage in meaningful talk about racial disparity, government accountability, environmental justice, local and national politics, and other crucial issues of the day. Jo Ann and Dave bring you guests you won’t hear on other talk radio programs and conversation about making Oregon and the nation a better place.

55:32 minutes (25.42 MB)

Looking beyond the rhetoric: the arguments for (and against) Measures 66 & 67

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Thu, 01/07/2010

On January 26, Oregonians will be asked to decide how the latest chapter in the state's long-running tax wars will turn out. Opponents of two tax increases approved by the legislature in 2009 succeeded in collecting enough signatures for a referendum on what are now Measures 66 and 67. The former would raise the state income tax rate on those earning more than $125,000 per year while the latter would increase the minimum corporate tax. Supporters of the measures say vital public services are at stake. Opponents say raising taxes during a recession will only make matters worse.

55:39 minutes (19.11 MB)

January 11, 2010 Old Mole Variety Hour

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Mon, 01/11/2010

 Hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, this show discusses Oregon tax measures with Steve Novick; the blockbuster movie "Avatar," making the power grid democratic, and the latest in political rap music.  

56:59 minutes (32.61 MB)

Movie Moles: "Avatar"

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Mon, 01/11/2010

 James Cameron's new blockbuster movie Avatar has been widely debated: what is it really saying about people with disabilities, the environment, racism, colonialism, and other important social questions?   Our Movie Moles Frann Michel and Denise Morris have a rousing good time taking down the pretensions of this huge  movie phenomenon.   Their blog has lots of quotes from and citations of the ongoing discussion of the film.   

13:14 minutes (7.57 MB)

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On the Old Mole Jan 11, 2010, Denise Morris & I discussed Avatar, the expensive and profitable 3-D blockbuster, written and directed by James Cameron.

The movie is set in 2154 on Pandora, the Earth-like moon of a gas giant in the Alpha Centauri system, where the RDA Corporation is mining for the incredibly valuable mineral Unobtanium, and employs former marines as security. The local population includes the big blue Na'vi, who are in tune with all the life on their planet, venerate the mother goddess Eywa, and dress in a pastiche of scanty Native American and African tribal styles.

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