Food

Water, Pesticides, and Flint, Michigan

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Mon, 01/25/2016
Dangerous water -- dangerous to our health -- has been in the news lately because of what happened in Flint, Michigan. Major polutants of water include pesticides from industrial agriculture. Jeremy Olsen is Assistant Director at the Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides, and he talks here with Old Mole Bill Resnick about ways of eliminating pesticides from our land, food, and bodies.   14:20 minutes (9.84 MB)

Occupy Malheur Psychology

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Mon, 01/11/2016

Jan Haaken and Tod Sloan discuss the occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. They consider the largely progressive history of occupation, often as a response to exhaustion of other attempts at redress, and usually entailing personal risk, as in occupations of segregated lunch counters, or the 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee by American Indian Movement activists. They note the potential overlap in outlook or rhetoric between some left and right perspectives on the value of the local, but that the underlying issues in the Malheur case have to do with narrow material interests, often coming down to the desire to privatize public lands. 13:24 minutes (6.14 MB)

Deregulatory Bills Pass House of Representatives

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Evening News
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Thu, 01/07/2016
Two anti-regulatory bills were approved in House yesterday and today along strongly bipartisan lines.
The HB 1155, known as the SCRUB Act, and HB 712, known as the Sunshine for Deregulatory Decrees and Settlements Act, were approved by the Republican majority en-route to a likely death in the Senate and certain veto by President Obama.
However, both bills represent a strong deregulatory zeitgeist on the right, and have strong backing from industrial lobbyists.
For more, KBOO reporter Sam Bouman spoke with Amit Narang, a regulatory policy advocate with Public Citizen, a consumer watchdog group based in Washington, DC. 

More info can be found here: 6:33 minutes (6 MB)

A Day in Paradise at the Portland Art Museum exhibition "Fallen Fruit of Portland"

program: 
The Underground
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Sat, 10/24/2015

This audio was recorded by Caldera Youth at the "A Day In Paradise" series of events on Saturday October 24, 2015. Thanks to Beans, Little Hawk, the interviewees, and all Caldera helpers.

Edited and produced by Erin Yanke.

Fallen Fruit creates art installations in cities around the world, featuring a fruit specific to each project place–for Portland, that fruit is the apple. Using the apple as metaphor, Fallen Fruit of Portland will explore concepts of place and history in the context of complexities unique to Portland.

27:50 minutes (31.85 MB)

Upside Downtrodden - episode 126

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Upside Downtrodden
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Sun, 11/15/2015

EPISODE 126 TOPIC: FOOD

EPISODE 126 SEGMENTS: JUSTWORTHY CAUSE - JUSTLABELIT.ORG, LISTS, WORDS TO LIVE BY

We live in a world of make-believe, institutionalized by man-made systems of control which seek to disparage, undermine, and enslave society. Let Scott Mullin and Sean Namanny help set you free. They'll inspire you to think critically, feel deeply, and ask questions. Turning power inside out never sounded so good!

60:02 minutes (79.75 MB)

Salvation Army Story

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Between Us
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Fri, 11/27/2015

Paul Sowards is a bell ringer for the Salvation Army in Wilsonville, Oregon. He says the organization has saved his life as well as let him reach out to people in his own unique way. But for a secular community like Portland, the Salvation Army is viewed skeptically for its views on physician assisted suicide, marriage and abortion. Don Merrill talks with ordinary people about their strong reactions to bell ringers and the Salvation Army in an effort to understand and explain them. He also talks with Portland Salvation Army Regional Coordinator, Major Nancy Diehle. 15:01 minutes (13.74 MB)
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