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.
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Delphine Criscenzo sat with author and Professor Iris Krasnow to discuss her new book "Sex After... Women Share How Intimacy Changes as Life Changes" just before a book signing event at Powell's Bookstore.
Iris is a prolific author of narrative non-fiction books about women's empowerment. She is the author of Surrendering to Motherhood, the New York bestseller Surrendering to Marriage, Surrendering to Yourself, and I am My Mother's Daughter. Her writing has been featured in many national publications, including Parade, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and AARP The Magazine.
Ruth Wikler-Luker created and producer Boom Arts and Emily Mendelsohn guest Director
Officials with Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange say they've narrowed the options for the site's future to two: switching to the federal exchange, or staying with the current technology and hiring a new contractor to fix it.
Cover Oregon's interim chief information officer Alex Pettit told board members Thursday that a third option — transferring technology from another state — would be too expensive and take too long.
Democrat Joe Rowe is running as a legislator for Oregon House District 44. He talked with Don Merrill about a balooning prison population, how legislators can be deaf to their constituents and why campaign finance reform can stop our nation from undoing important legislation that helps make life fair for all Americans. "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.
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Earthquakes happen every day
In the past 24 hours, (5 p.m. Monday through 5 p.m. Tuesday) the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network at the University of Washington has recorded 17 earthquakes. The largest was a magnitude 2.4 temblor 40.5 miles southwest of Penticton, British Columbia.
But the 2.4 quake was barely felt -- like most of the 20,000 earthquakes a year documented by the National Earthquake Information Center of the U.S. Geological Survey, or about 55 a day worldwide.
-- USGS 15:28 minutes (14.17 MB)
JUAN PABLO OCHOA Y ALBERTO BEJARANO DE LA CORPORACIÓN HUMANIDAD MAESTRA VIDA PARTICIPARON IN LA CONFERENCIA DE LABOR NOTES EN CHICAGO, ABRIL 4-6, 2014. ESCUCHA SUS COMENTARIOS EN UN TALLER REFERENTE A LUCHAS LABORALES LATINOAMERICANAS. 15:58 minutes (14.62 MB)
Clayton Morgareidge hosts this show dealing with an effort to (sort of ) rewrite Marx's Capital for the 21st Century; the illusion that the American Dream can be restored to "the middle class"; the latest science on climate change and what it demands of us; and community gardening as an illustrationof a path beyond capitalism.
54:54 minutes (31.42 MB)