Health

Single Payer Under Arrest

program date: 
Sun, 05/17/2009

 Pediatrician Margaret Flowers was among those arrested for protesting the exclusion of single payer advocates at the recent Senate hearings on health reform.  Here she talks with Bill Resnick about how for-profit health insurance led her to quit her practice and start organizing for a national health care program.

17:58 minutes (10.28 MB)

Food Show on 05/20/09

Program: 
Food Show
Air date: 
Wed, 05/20/2009 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
The new Sunday King neighborhood market, Ivy Manning's cookbook and even the Burgerville menu all sh
 
What are your sources of locally-grown food in this season of bounty? Farmers markets, your backyard garden, neighborhood buying clubs, the natural foods store or co-op? Then there are countless ways to prepare such fresh fruits and vegetables at home. Overwhelmed in the kitchen? Some fast food joints are even cooking up such local produce for you.
On Wednesday’s show we’ll hear from:
  • Ann Forsthoefel, director of the Portland Farmers Market, on how the new Sunday King market will help revitalize the neighborhood.

Race and Recession

 

imageThe current recession is not an equal opportunity crisis. People of color are experiencing job loss, foreclosures and lack of healthcare at alarmingly higher rates than white Americans. These disparities are not a coincidence but rather the result of structural barriers that have been taking a toll on people of color long before the subprime meltdown.

interview with alexyss k. tylor, of vpowerTV (part two)!!!

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program date: 
Mon, 05/18/2009

this is part two of an interview with alexyss k tylor, of vpowerTV!!!  (again, please be advised that some language and content here may be deemed objectionable to some)...

21:40 minutes (19.83 MB)

interview with alexyss k. tylor, of vpowerTV (part one)!!!

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program date: 
Mon, 05/18/2009

DISCLAIMER: THIS INTERVIEW HAS LANGUAGE AND CONTENT SOME MAY DEEM OBJECTIONABLE.  MUCH DISCRETION IS ADVISED.

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what exactly can one say about alexyss k tylor, without stumbling into utter cliche or travelling into euphemism (for those 'sensitive' folk)?  the truth is, you have to meet her to figure out a word for yourself. 

12:03 minutes (11.04 MB)

Single payer or public option?

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program date: 
Wed, 05/13/2009

How to break the insurance industry stranglehold over our health care system?Tom Leedham of Portland Jobs with Justice and Teamsters Local 206 and Betsy Dillner of Health Care for America Now debate the relative merits of the single payer and public option strategies. Peter Shapiro and David Rosenfeld co-host.

38:40 minutes (35.41 MB)

Yogi Amrit Desai on Yoga

program: 
Healthwatch
program date: 
Sun, 05/17/2009

 Host Dr. David Naimon interviews Yogi Amrit Desai, one of the earliest pioneers of Yoga in the Western world.  Yogi Desai has been an internationally recognized authority on yoga and holistic living for over 40 years and is coming to Portland to lead a seminar in Amrit Yoga.

 

26:54 minutes (24.63 MB)

Kulongoski - May 15, 2009

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 05/14/2009
4:14 minutes (3.89 MB)

Intersex: Medicalization of Sexual Diversity

"Is it a boy or a girl?"

It's the first question asked after the birth of a baby.  But sometimes the answer isn't obvious?  In about one out of every 1,500 births a child is born so noticeably atypical in terms of genitalia that a specialist is called in. Out of every thousand birth one to two children have traditionally been exposed to surgery to "normalize" the appearance of their genitals. Even more people are born with subtler forms of sex anatomy variations some of which won't show up until later in life.
 
Since the 1990s intersex activists have been fighting for an end to unnecessary surgeries, especially those performed at an early age when the person can’t make their own decisions.
 
Tuesday, May 19th from 6 - 7 pm, Gender Blender co-hosts Rebecca Nay and Jacob Anderson-Minshall  talk with three intersex activists about their experiences and what it can teach us all about gender, sex and the medialization of natural diversity.

Gender Blender on 05/19/09

Air date: 
Tue, 05/19/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Intersex activists talk about sex, gender and unneccesary surgery

"Is it a boy or a girl?"

It's the first question asked after the birth of a baby.  But sometimes the answer isn't obvious. In about one out of every 1,500 births a child is born so noticeably atypical in terms of genitalia that a specialist is called in. Out of every thousand birth one to two children have traditionally been exposed to surgery to "normalize" the appearance of their genitals. Even more people are born with subtler forms of sex anatomy variations some of which won't show up until later in life.
 
Since the 1990s intersex activists have been fighting for an end to unnecessary surgeries, especially those performed at an early age when the person can’t make their own decisions.
 
Tuesday, May 19th, Gender Blender host  Jacob Anderson-Minshall  talked with three guests about the intersex experience and what it can teach us about gender, sex and the medialization of natural diversity.
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