Producer Lisa Loving interviews genome scientist J. Craig Venter on his book, his life, the future applications of genomic research on alternative fuels, and the recent implosion of Nobel Prize-winning scientist Dr. Robert T. Watson's career.
Hosts Jo Ann Bowman and Dave Mazza speak with Ted Wheeler, Multnomah County Commission Chair, about delivering services to county residents and what possible changes county residents may be facing in the future, including recent discussions about changing the Multnomah County Sheriff from an elected position to an appointed one.
Host Barbara Bernstein's topic is the elections in Venezuela. Guests are Dan Bonham from PCASC, along with Shizuko Hashimoto (also with PCASC) and Portlander John Olmsted. They also speak with Greg Wilpert, editor of the website venezuelanalysis.com, who speaks live from Venezuela.
KBOO news reporter Michael Gene Horowitz quizzes moderate aristocrat, Hon. Luani, and bar association president Laki Niu about a compromise proposal to inaugurate democracy in the Kingdom of Tonga, recently floated by Luani's Political Reform Committeee in Parliament.