Food

The World Is Fat by Dr. Barry Popkin

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Healthwatch
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Sun, 02/01/2009

Dr. David Naimon interviews Dr. Barry Popkin, professor of global nutrition and author of "The World is Fat," about the role played by globalization, modern technology, media and advertising and government in fattening in the population.  Learn the 4 post-WWII trends that have contributed to this phenomenon and the solutions that Dr.

26:54 minutes (24.63 MB)

Breaking Down Poverty's Barriers: An Interview with Dr. Donna Beegle

Poverty is more than a lack of resources. It creates barriers that isolate the poor from the rest of the community and from opportunities to break free from its grip. That isolation also extends to having a voice in research and program development for breakding down poverty's barriers.

Dr. Donna M. Beegle, a national expert on poverty, grew up in a migrant labor family. At 15 she dropped out of school, married, and after ten years of abject poverty became a homeless divorced mother with two children. Through a pilot program that helped her gain self-confidence as well as connections to resources and mentors, she returned to school, eventually achieving a doctorate in educational leadership. For the past 17 years she has conducted research on poverty, authored See Poverty...Be the Difference, and founded the non-profit PovertyBridge to work directly with people impacted by poverty. On March 7, she will be holding an "Opportunity Conference" with 200 Portlanders living in poverty. Her own experience with poverty is part of a PBS documentary, Invisible Nation which will air later this year.

Join Jo Ann and Dave this Thursday as they discuss with Dr. Beegle how to reach across the barriers of poverty to build a more equitable Portland. Can't call in during the program? Send us your questions for Dr. Beegle in advance through the comments section of this blog!

The Dirtbag

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The Dirtbag
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Mon, 02/09/2009 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Wondering what to do with your cover crops this spring? Host Glen Andresen discusses what he does. Also listeners' gardening questions.

Positively Revolting on 01/30/09

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Fri, 01/30/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Opening KBOO's morning of programs dedicated to exploring sustainable cities, Ani hosts a discussion

Some say the development of agriculture allowed for the first population dense areas, making up the first cities.  As cities grow, the model holds that the population density necessitates that food be imported to feed the masses.  The larger the cities, the more resources are imported to feed the population centers.

The US is a major food importer.  Even in a crop rich area like the Pacific Northwest, most grocery stores stock produce imported for Chile, Mexico, New Zealand, and China.  When food is grown for export cash crops, how are areas growing the food effected? And how are communities effected when they consume imported food?

Earthwatch on 02/02/09

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Mon, 02/02/2009 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Host Becca Bartleson speaks with Erin Williams, communications director from The Humane Society of the United States and co-author of Why Animals Matter: The Case for Animal Protection, and communications director for The Humane Society of the United States' factory farming campaign. Erin will be signing copies of her book and giving a presentation called "Why Farm Animals Matter"on Tuesday, February 3, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 p.m. at Portland State University Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 101

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 01/29/09

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Thu, 01/29/2009 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Host Stephanie Potter interviews David C. Korten about his new book "Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth: Why Wall Street Can't Be Fixed and How to Replace It."

Korten identifies the deep sources of the current economic crisis: Wall Street institutions that have perfected the art of creating "wealth" without producing anything of real value: phantom wealth.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 01/30/09

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Fri, 01/30/2009 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
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Urban Sustainability: Locally and globally

What will our cities look like in a climate changed  future?  Friday morning on KBOO, we’ll look at issues of urban sustainability and urban agriculture, with a focus on the basics of food, water and shelter. We’ll at what’s been done in other cities and here in Portland already, and how transforming our cities will not only free us from the grip of fossil fuels, but increases our personal freedom as well. 

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 01/22/2009

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01/22/2009

it was the 'post-inaugural/sam cooke' program...

The Urban Growth Bounty: Gardening in the City

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The Dirtbag
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Sun, 01/11/2009

 Host Glen Andresen welcomes Steve Cohen from the Portland Multnomah Food Policy Council, to talk about Urban Growth Bounty, a series of late winter and spring gardening classes presented by the City of Portland's Office of Sustainable Development.

 

25:19 minutes (23.18 MB)

The Dirtbag

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The Dirtbag
Air date: 
Mon, 01/12/2009 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Host Glen Andresen welcomes Steve Cohen to talk about Urban Growth Bounty, a series of late winter and spring gardening classes presented by the City of Portland's Office of Sustainable Development.

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