Larry Bowlden reviews Penelope Lively's not-quite-memoir Dancing Fish and Ammonites, dispatches from Old Age, which, unlike much writing on later life, focuses on what is left rather than what is lost with age. Larry surveys a number of works from Lively's prizewinning literary career, which, like this new volume, has focused on memory and history, writing and reading.
Joe Clement talks with Peter Frase about the desirability of working less, the possibility of the shorter work week, and the nature of wage and other labor. They discuss the productivity and problems of wage labor and the value of what is known as "free time"; the varied possible meanings of "full employment"; and the need for collective struggles to change the balance of power in the labor market. They touch on Kathi Weeks' book on The Problem with Work, and the importance of unwaged and immaterial labor. Joe mentions his interview last week with Anna Coote, available here: https://kboo.fm/content/towarda30hourworkweek. 13:26 minutes (6.15 MB)
Bill Resnick talks with History Professor Patricia Schechter of Portland State University's faculty union, the American Association of University Professors, about why faculty are ready to strike after 10 months of bargaining. They discuss faculty stability, pay equity, and educator-led education and the importance of broad and lifelong learning and the liberal arts, as against administration focus on the needs of short-term business profit. Both students and faculty are in economically untenable positions, with mounting pressures and mounting debt. But students and faculty are in solidarity in supporting each other and the need for lifelong learning.
Water Fluoridation: Science, politics, and lawn sign opinions.
KBOO's Joe Meyer put together an Aretha-themed show including audio from:
City Hall Vox Pop
Commissioner Randy Leonard
Environmental Scientists Howard Patterson and Jeff Fryer
Pro and No Fluoride doctors Phillip Wu and Rick North
Neighbors with lawn signs
and Clifford Walkeer of the NAACP
Welcome to the first episode of Dine' a-la' ashla'ii Radio Podcast! We interviewed Lester Begay about his efforts to address corruption within the Navajo Nation Government and to introduce alternative and environmentally friendly economic opportunities.
Dine'-a-la' ashla'ii / Humans Beings with 5 Fingers is a podcast produced by Christopher Francisco, Leigh Anne Kranz and Delphine Criscenzo
Teddy Keizer is a seventh generation progressive Oregonian who grew up in conservative Coos County and is running for Oregon's 42d House District seat which serves Southeast and Northeast Portland. He talked with Don Merrill about the ongoing effort to reform the Portland Police Bureau, his desire to change what people think when they hear the word "politician" and why working for quality health care for all Oregonians will be one of his major efforts. *These interviews are part of a project to invite all candidates for the 2014 election to share their views. A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly.
29:54 minutes (27.38 MB)
1, Officials from Tesoro Corp. and Savage Companies are in Vancouver this week to support for a $110 million facility capable of handling as much as 380,000 barrels of oil per day. The facility would transfer oil arriving by rail from North Dakota to ships that would take it to refineries.
The Columbian newspaper (http://is.gd/e3dPqz ) reports at least 30 people testified during Tuesday's meeting of the Port's board of commissioners, with almost all concerned about safety and environmental risks. The testimony came a week after a majority of Vancouver City Council members opposed the project.
17:03 minutes (15.62 MB)