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Presswatch on 10/14/10

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Presswatch
Air date: 
Thu, 10/14/2010 - 9:00am - 9:30am
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Jordan Flaherty on "Floodlines: Community and Resistance from Katrina to the Jena Six."

Host Theresa Mitchell speaks with activist Jordan Flaherty about his book "Floodlines: Community and Resistance from Katrina to the Jena Six." The book has an introduction by Democracy Now host Amy Goodman and a preface by civil rights attorney Tracie Washington.

The Dirtbag on 10/13/10

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Program: 
The Dirtbag
Air date: 
Wed, 10/13/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Mystery host? Paw paws. And it's time to plant cover crops and garlic.

Will host Glen Andresen be through with his jury duty trial by The Dirtbag show time? Will deliberations mean that Andrew Geller will be sitting in for Glen? In either event, Jim Gilbert from One Green World will be on hand to talk about his recent travels to the midwest where he attended events concerning paw paws and American persimmons. And either Glen or Andrew and Jim will talk about planting common and uncommon cover crops. Plus it's time to plant garlic.

 

All this along with your chance to pick up some great plants from One Green World as thank you gifts when you renew or start your KBOO membership during the show.

CATACLYSMS ON THE COLUMBIA: THE FORCES THAT CARVED THE COLUMBIA GORGE

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Locus Focus
program date: 
Mon, 10/11/2010

Missoula Floods were one of the greatest sets of geological events in North America. Occurring as many as 40 times during the last ice age, the floods were caused by waters released from ancient Lake Missoula that scoured the Columbia River basin, carved out the Columbia River Gorge, and swept across at least 16,000 square miles of the Pacific Northwest. On this episode of Locus Focus, Portland State University geology professor Scott Burns returns to discuss the effect of the floods on the landscape of the Willamette Valley. He'll also share the incredible story of how geologist J. Harlen Bretz discovered evidence of the floods nearly 100 years ago.

26:16 minutes (24.05 MB)

Voices from the edge on 10-7-2010

program date: 
Thu, 10/07/2010

Should the Portland Police be subject to random drug testing?

Jo Ann and Dave discuss the City of Portland's proposal to require random drug-testing of Portland police officers.

The conversation doesn't end when the program does. You can join in additional discussion of the week's issue on our blog at kboo.fm/voicesfromtheedge  (click on the "blog" tab). You'll find additional information, important links, comments from other listeners and commentary from Jo Ann and Dave. Have a question for our guests, but can't call in during the program? Post your questions on line so we can make them a part of the Voices discussion.


38:03 minutes (34.85 MB)

Locus Focus on 10/11/10

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Program: 
Locus Focus
Air date: 
Mon, 10/11/2010 - 10:15am - 11:05am
Short Description: 
Cataclysmic floods that shaped the Columbia Gorge at the end of the Ice Age.

CATACLYSMS ON THE COLUMBIA: THE FORCES THAT CARVED THE COLUMBIA GORGE

Schooling the World:

Schooling the World: The White Man's Last Burden takes a vital look at the often-harmful effects of Western education on indigenous cultures.

Robert Michael Pyle chronicles search for 800 butterflies in "Mariposa Road"

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Radiozine
program date: 
Thu, 09/30/2010

Host Kathleen Stephenson interviews Robert Michael Pyle, the author of fourteen books, including Chasing Monarchs, Where Bigfoot Walks, and Wintergreen, which won the John Burroughs Medal. A Yale-trained ecologist and a Guggenheim fellow, he is a full-time writer living in southwestern Washington. He'll talk about his new book, Mariposa Road, which tracks his search for as many of the 800 American butterflies as he can find.   Like Pyle’s classic Chasing Monarchs, Mariposa Road recounts his adventures, high and low, in tracking down butterflies in his own low-tech, individual way.

24:48 minutes (11.35 MB)
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