Special Programming February 2014
Thursday February 6th8AM – Voices from the Edge – Greg Palast, investigative journalist and author of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy; Democracy and Regulation, Armed Madhouse; Vultures' Picnic;Billionaires; and Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps.
9:30AM – Fight the Empire – James Howard Kunstler, author of Too Much Magic: Wishful Thinking. Technology and the Fate of the Nation. Kunstler says we are living on borrowed time and we’re still partying like it’s 1959.
11AM - Between the Covers - Rabih Alameddine is the author of the novels Koolaids, and I, the Divine, The Hakawati, the story collection, The Perv, and most recently, An Unnecessary Woman.
2PM - 4PM - Africa O Ye! Live Broadcast from Mississippi Records!
4PM - 6PM - Amandla! The struggle for freedom in South Africa
Friday February 7th11AM - It Takes a Village - Portland blues recording artist Norman Sylvester
Noon -4PM The Beatles Special
10PM - Midnight Plugged In: guest DJs JAK and LilRoj fromSubSensory Recordings, a techno label based out of Portland
Saturday, February 8thNoon - Midnight - Grateful Dead Marathon
Monday February 10th8AM - More Talk Radio - Douglas Rushkoff, an authority on the intersection of technology and culture who predicted the coming centrality of the Internet (CYBERIA, 1992 – a book initially canceled by a publisher who feared the net would be over by the time it came out); he coined the terms “viral media” (MEDIA VIRUS, 1994) and “social currency” (Upside Magazine, 1996); he forecasted the collapse of the dotcom bubble (SXSW, 1997) and the most recent recession in a 2004 column that later became his book, LIFE INC; he even inspired today’s code literacy movement (PROGRAM OR BE PROGRAMMED, 2010). He is the author of a total of twelve bestsellers. His latest book is RESENT SHOCK: When Everything Happens Now in which he introduces the phenomenon of presentism, or – since most of us are finding it hard to adapt – presentshock. Rushkoff argues that we no longer have a sense of a future, of goals, of direction at all. We have a completely new relationship to time; we live in an always-on “now,” where the priorities of this moment seem to be everything.
10:15AM Locus Focus - McKenzie Funk, author of Windfall:The Booming Business of Global Warming. McKenzie Funk grew up in Oregon and studied philosophy, literature, and foreign languages at Swarthmore College. Since 2000, his reporting has taken him all over the United States and to dozens of countries on six continents. A National Magazine Award finalist and former Knight-Wallace Fellow, he won the Oakes Prize for Environmental Journalism for a story about the melting Arctic, and he was a finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists for his interview in Tajikistan with one of the first prisoners released from Guantanamo Bay. His writing has appeared in publications including Harper’s, National Geographic, Outside, Rolling Stone, Bloomberg Businessweek, and The New York Times. He is a founding member of Deca, a writers’ collective formed to produce and market longform dispatches from around the world. Windfall is his first book.
11AM - Healthwatch - Healthy at Home: Get Well and Stay Well Without Prescriptions by Dr. Tieraona Low Dog. A renowned speaker and regular columnist for Prevention magazine, she is a leader in national health policy and regulatory issues. In this book she guides us in identifying, responding to, and caring for all the most common ailments, so that when it's time to take care at home, you have a doctor's advice on how. Learn how to make herbal remedies and why you and your family will be healthier for doing so--and get advice on when it's best to consult a health care professional instead.
9AM-4PM - The Day We Fight Back
Tuesday February 11th
1 year anniversary of Aaron Swartz suicide, fight against electronic surveillance
In January 2012 we defeated the SOPA and PIPA censorship legislation with the largest Internet protest in history. A year ago this month one of that movement's leaders, AaronSwartz, tragically passed away.
Today we face a different threat, one that undermines the Internet, and the notion that any of us live in a genuinely free society: mass surveillance. If Aaron were alive, he'd be on the front lines, fighting against a world in which governments observe, collect, and analyze our every digital action. Now, on the eve of the anniversary of Aaron's passing, and in celebration of the win against SOPA and PIPA that he helped make possible, we are announcing a day of protest against mass surveillance, to take place this February 11th. Learn more at https://thedaywefightback.org/.
Thursday February 13th11AM Between the Covers - Harriet Scott Chessman, author of The Beauty of Ordinary Things. From the acclaimed author of Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper comes a powerful new story about our yearning for wholeness and the enduring weight of our briefest encounters. Deeply felt, often luminously moving, The Beauty of Ordinary Things (Atelier26) carries forward the promise of Harriet Scott Chessman's earlier work, revealing a writer richly aware of the range of human tragedy and tenderness.
6PM - 8PM - Peter Yarrow
Friday February 14thNews and Public Affairs Day (7AM-8PM)
Theme ""For Love of a Better World"
Check out some of the outstanding speakers and authors you will hear.
Longtime environmental activist Keith Farnish, author of Underminers: A Guide to Subverting The Machine - a radical, do-it-yourself guide to dismantling the industrial machine. Underminers is a practical, rational, and very human response to the ecological and social catastrophes facing us. By turns shocking, entertaining, inspiring, and empowering, this manual for a subversive revolution shows how ordinary people can become tomorrow's catalysts for change—reconnected to one another and co-creators of a viable future for humanity.
James "Gus" Speth, author of "America the Possible: Manifesto for a New Economy," a book which identifies a dozen features of the American political economy - the country's basic operating system - where transformative change is essential. It spells out the specific changes that are needed to move toward a new political economy - one in which the true priority is to sustain people and planet. Supported by a new "theory of change" that explains how system change can come to America, the book also presents a compelling vision of political, social and economic life in a renewed America. Speth envisions a future that will be well worth fighting for.
Piotr Dutkiewicz (Editor) , Richard Sakwa (Editor) of "22 Ideas to Fix the World: Conversations with the World's Foremost Thinkers," presents both analysis of past geopolitical events and possible solutions and predictions for the future.
Charles Eisenstein, author of "The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible" (Sacred Activism), a grounding reminder of what’s true: we are all connected, and our small, personal choices bear unsuspected transformational power. By fully embracing and practicing this principle of interconnectedness—called interbeing—we become more effective agents of change and have a stronger positive influence on the world.
Vicki Robin, author of "Blessing the Hands That Feed Us: What Eating Closer to Home Can Teach Us About Food, Community, and Our Place on Earth." The bestselling coauthor of Your Money or Your Life chronicles her quest to eat food produced within 10 miles of her home. An inspirational guide and testimonial to the locavore movement and a healthy food future.