Larry Bowlden reviews John Williams’ novel, Stoner, a beautifully written novel about the very ordinary life of a midwestern college professor told in prose as simple and flat as the life of the lead character. Widely praised when first published in 1965, and still worth reading, Larry finds it limited by its male perspective.
More of Larry's reviews are here.
6:09 minutes (4.23 MB)
Frann Michel remembers the work of filmmaker, free-speech advocate,
and sex-positive feminist Candida Royalle. Best known as the
pioneering founder of Femme Productions, the first successful
production company for feminist and couples-oriented erotic films,
Royalle should be remembered not only for her contributions to the
representation and enhancement of female sexual pleasure, but also for
her position in community and solidarity with other feminist sex
workers and activists.
7:34 minutes (5.19 MB)
On The Left and the Law:
Richard Glossip was scheduled to be put to death on October 3rd in Oklahoma but his execution was stayed because the state got the wrong cocktail of drugs to kill him. Jan Haaken and Mike Snedeker talk about the importance of this case, including evidence that Richard Glossip was actually innocent, and political challenges to the medicalizing of the death penalty.
Joe Uehlein talks with Bill Resnick about building a labor-environmental movement to curb global warming and save the planet.Uehlein's musicis featured in the full length version of this episode of the Old Mole.
Regulators from two state agencies have fined an aerial spraying company a total of almost ten thousand dollars.
Applebee Aviation has been fined by the state Occupational Safety and Health Administration eighty eight hundred dollars and the state Department of Agriculture fined the company eleven hundred dollars.
Both agencies are requiring the Portland-area company to correct the violations through new procedures and training.
For more, KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with Darryl Ivy, the employee with Applebee Aviation who first blew the whistle on the dangerous and unsafe practices by the company.
19:41 minutes (18.02 MB)
host Jimmy Tardy talks with film makers Ivana Horvat and Adrian Hopffgarten about their recent film, "Finding Bosnia". The film will screen Sunday October 11, 2015 at 3pm at the Clinton Street Theater.
Ivana spent 7 months immersed in Sarajevo and other parts of the former Yugoslavia, re-connecting with friends and family. "Finding Bosnia" follows Ivana through the tears and the laughter of homecoming.
In this show we avoid, as much as possible, focusing on the war that led to her family fleeing her homeland. Instead, we talk about the human side of displacement.
59:22 minutes (54.36 MB)
On this EarToTheStreets podcast...you will hear the discussion from the organizers of the International Center For Traditional Childbearing (ICTC) and the work being done to put together the conference of training for doula's and midwives. ETTS host Stephen G. and Sekoynia Azikiwe talks with Zalayshia Jackson and Kimberly Porter about the conference and other interesting things that make a doula and midwife.
Plus, listen to Sekoynia and Stephen speak on current events happening in Black society right now. FIRE!
58:34 minutes (53.63 MB)
Today was the first day of legal retail pot sales in Oregon, and spirits were high at dispensaries across the Portland area.
In this piece, KBOO reporter Jim Thompson speaks with customers lines up outside Shango's, a dispensary in Hillsboro, followed by KBOO reporter Doug McVay speaking with Mike Mullins of Stoney Girl Gardens, a dispensary in Clackamas County, to see how opening day went from a business owner's perspective. 6:00 minutes (5.5 MB)
After a mass shooting claimed ten lives this morning at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, President Obama adressed the nation with visible frustration, saying, "[Thoughts and prayers do] not capture the heartache and grief and anger that we should feel, and it does nothing to prevent this carnage from being inflicted someplace else in America next week or a couple months from now."
His remarks touch on the now-routine nature of such killings, and the widespread frustration with the inevitable political stalemate over the issue of gun control that follows them.
KBOO's news director Jenka Soderberg spoke with Professor Eric Mankowski of Portland State University about the impact of these mass murders on our collective psyche.
4:10 minutes (3.82 MB)
This morning's tragic shooting in Roseburg is only the latest in a long list of mass murders in the US in recent years. In the Pacific Northwest alone, there have been multiple mass shootings, including the Clackamas Town Center attack in 2012, and at least three school shootings since June 2014 (at Seattle Pacific University, Reynolds High in Troutdale, and Rosemary Anderson High School in NE Portland).
KBOO reporter Sam Bouman spoke with Eriks Gabliks, the director of Oregon's Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST), for more on that agency's training procedures for active shooter incidents, and how strategies have changed over the years.
3:30 minutes (3.21 MB)
On the morning of October 1, a gunman entered Umpqua Community College in Roseburg and killed at least ten people and injured twenty before being killed by law enforcement.
Residents of Douglas County are still in shock over today’s events but they are pulling together.
Vigils are being planned, the Red Cross is helping out, and grief counselors are on site.
KBOO reporter Doug McVay spoke with John Sajo, a Douglas County parent whose daughter attends Umpqua Community College, to find out more about the community’s response.
2:58 minutes (2.72 MB)