How could the production and distribution of energy be cleaner and more subject to local control? Energy expert Al Weinrub talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about how locally and cleanly produced electricity, not requiring fossil fuels, could engage local communities in decisions about where their electricity comes from. Weinrub is the author of Community Power, is a sustainable energy writer, analyst, and advocate. He is currently the coordinator of the Local Clean Energy Alliance, a Bay Area coalition advocating for local renewable energy, healthier sustainable communities, and clean energy jobs. More about his book here. 20:36 minutes (11.79 MB)
A conversation with Ynanna Djehuty on reproductive justice and maternal health for women of Afro-descent. We will discuss identity, race, gender, the disparities of our health care system, generational trauma, and the beauty of giving birth!
56:34 minutes (51.79 MB)
Tom Hudson has been empathic since a small child. His first career as an X-ray technologist started him on his path as a healing professional in 1970. Later he studied the biochemistry of metabolism and cellular biology at Colorado State University in graduate school.
At 40 he attended the Myotherapy Institute of Utah where he learned massage, embracing alternative methods of healing, and taught anatomy and physiology. While there he became certified in a variety of bodywork modalities.
Tom lived in Holland for almost four years working at “de Hoff van Axen” center for alternative healing. After returning to the United States he was ordained a Minister of the Universal Life Church and became a Reiki master in 1995.
70:09 minutes (64.23 MB)
The deadline is looming for movie theaters across the country to switch over from the century-old technology of 35mm film to emerging digital cinema formats. With little help from Hollywood studios, the financial burden has fallen especially hard on independent and family-run cinemas. 41:18 minutes (16.55 MB)
Mark Garcia is a Republican candidate running for the 2nd district in the Oregon legislature. He talked with Don Merrill about what it means to be a "Compassionate Conservative" and how that does and doesn't line up with his fellow conservatives on everything from taxes and schools to expectations. *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon candidates for the 2014 election to share their views. A transcript of this interview can be found at http://www.dmassociates.biz/images/Mark_Garcia_Transcript.pdf
29:22 minutes (26.88 MB)
California's School Success and Opportunity Act, which puts into law the right of transgender students to use school restrooms and join sports teams according to their gender identity, will go into effect on January 1. However, a conservative coalition called Privacy for All Students has submitted signatures to put a repeal on next year's ballot, in which case the law would be suspended. KBOO spoke with Masen Davis, the executive director of the Transgender Law Center, for more. 4:53 minutes (4.48 MB)
Last week, the Portland City Council passed a collective bargaining agreement between the city and the Portland Police Association, as well as an agreement between the city, the police bureau and the union on reforms called for by the U-S Department of Justice. A fairness hearing before a federal judge will be held on February eighteenth at which members of the community can make their voices heard.
KBOO spoke with Dan Handelman of Portland Copwatch for more on problems with the agreement and how people can get involved.