Bill Resnick talks with John Feffer about "homegrown terrorism". In particular, they consider how looming ecological catastrophe is exacerbated by years of divestment in our various forms of infrastructure --- transportation, sewage and water systems, food-systems, energy -- and how this is being driven by big business interests. They also call into question the way natural and other resources are exhausted as quickly as possible and technocratic fixes are championed as picking up the slack when their absence is felt. They end by talking about grassroot movements that are fighting to change the focus of government to public infrustructure and goods, and John makes the case for why "government is the bad guy" thwarts these efforts in the US.
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Darren Karr is an Independent who is registered as a Republican and running for Oregon's Govenor. He talked with Don Merrill about how he's focusing on younger rather than older voters in his campaign, why Governor Kitzhaber and Dennis Richardson aren't necessarily shoe ins and how, in the interest of efficient spending, he would slash nearly half a dozen Oregon departments if he became to state's top executive. *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon 2014 candidates to share their views. A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly.
27:05 minutes (24.79 MB)
A report released on April 10 by Environment Oregon ranked Portland sixteenth among US cities for solar power.
KBOO reporter Ethan Martin spoke with Charlie Fischer of Environment Oregon and Andrea Jacob of Solar Forward for more on the report and Portland's ranking.
6:56 minutes (6.34 MB)
A unique and massive tree known as a Paradox Walnut in the Mt. Tabor area of Portland is threatened by a new housing development.
People in the neighborhood are trying to protect the tree and on April 10 the developer agreed to meet with them.
KBOO reporter Paul Roland spoke with arborist Kevin Hillery about the situation. 6:04 minutes (5.55 MB)
On Tuesday, April 8, the Oregon Department of Agriculture's Pesticide Analysis Response Center (PARC) released a report on their investigation into the alleged spraying of agricultural chemicals on residential areas in Curry County in October 2013 by a private hired helicopter. Many residents and animals in the area became ill in the following days. KBOO reporter Sam Bouman spoke with John Burns of Cedar Valley, Oregon about the event and the local reaction to the PARC report. 14:02 minutes (12.84 MB)
Delinda Delgado Morgan is a Republican seeking the US First Congressional Seat for Oregon. She talked with Don Merrill about how charities and individuals rather than government need to provide for the health care needs of insurance-less people, why Congress should be more business oriented and how kids should bring their own business related experiences to their education to be more than what they get from the education system when they leave it. *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon 2014 candidates to share their views. A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly.
28:51 minutes (26.42 MB)
Peter Hall is a Democrat running for Oregon House District 60. He talked with Don Merrill about what it means to be a Democrat in Eastern Oregon, how over-development is contributing to climate change and why people who are carrying guns for personal protection should be able to carry them almost everywhere. *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon 2014 candidates to share their views. A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly.
29:42 minutes (27.2 MB)
Sociology professor and AAUP member-organizer Jose Padin reflects on the strike threat, faculty solidarity and student-community support which won educators a new contract at Portland State University 13:27 minutes (12.31 MB)
Hillary Larson hosts and produces a monthly radio program called A Conversation With Gangaji, which addresses subjects like addiction, chronic pain, intimacy, depression, anxiety, enlightenment, death and many others. A Conversation With Gangaji can be found on the Gangaji.org website as well as on Itunes and Stitcher.com
Gangaji is a teacher and author, who shares her direct experience of the essential message she received from Papaji and offers it to all who want to discover a true and lasting fulfillment. Through her life and words, she powerfully articulates how it is really possible to discover the truth of who you are and be true to that discovery.
59:38 minutes (54.59 MB)