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Jef Brown's Saxophone

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Sun, 02/01/2009

Jef Brown is indeed a multi-talented player. He has performed and recorded electric guitar and repaired countless tube amplifiers. But he is, to me, among the best tenor saxophone players in Portland. Sure, he breezed through a minimalistic, semi improvisational set including acoustic guitar, soprano saxophone and tape delay, although he did this in a fluid piece lasting almost 50 minutes, I choose this saxophone solo for its undeniability.

7:39 minutes (7.01 MB)

Budget Cuts on Prisoners

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Prison Pipeline
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Sun, 02/01/2009

Ruth Kovacs was joined by Patty Katz, from Partnerships for Safety and Justice and Tony Perkins, former World Council Chair for Oxford House. They discussed the cuts in Washington State Prison funds for drug and alcohol treatment for prisoners before and after release. Folks are asked to send stories about their addiction to drugs and alcohol and how treatment programs affected their lives. Send the one-page stories to Partnerships for Safety and Justice.

27:09 minutes (24.87 MB)

The World Is Fat by Dr. Barry Popkin

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Healthwatch
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Sun, 02/01/2009

Dr. David Naimon interviews Dr. Barry Popkin, professor of global nutrition and author of "The World is Fat," about the role played by globalization, modern technology, media and advertising and government in fattening in the population.  Learn the 4 post-WWII trends that have contributed to this phenomenon and the solutions that Dr.

26:54 minutes (24.63 MB)

The World Is Fat by Dr. Barry Popkin

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program: 
Healthwatch
program date: 
Sun, 02/01/2009

Dr. David Naimon interviews Dr. Barry Popkin, professor of global nutrition and author of "The World is Fat," about the role played by globalization, modern technology, media and advertising and government in fattening in the population.  Learn the 4 post-WWII trends that have contributed to this phenomenon and the solutions that Dr.

26:54 minutes (24.63 MB)

Livability or Big Brother: The Portland Police Bureau's Secret List

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Wed, 01/28/2009

The Portland Police Bureau is keeping a list of people arrested most often downtown. The police say that the list, which has grown from 35 to nearly 400, is part of a coordinated strategy to improve livability in Old Town and surrounding neighborhoods by arresting chronic offenders and holding them in jail where they can receive drug, acohol and other treatments to end their criminal behavior. Defense attorneys say that people are being labeled as chronic offenders based on arrests rather than convictions.

30:54 minutes (24.75 MB)

Jack D. Forbes: "Columbus and Other Cannibals"

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Radiozine
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Wed, 01/28/2009

Host Theresa Mitchell speaks with Jack D. Forbes, author of "Columbus and Other Cannibals." Forbes is professor emeritus and former chair of Native American Studies at the University of California at Davis. He was instrumental at the start of the Native American Movement in 1961, and went on to found Native American Studies programs across the country as well as an indigenous university.

38:00 minutes (17.4 MB)

Livability or Big Brother: The Portland Police Bureau's Secret List

program date: 
Wed, 01/28/2009

The Portland Police Bureau is keeping a list of people arrested most often downtown. The police say that the list, which has grown from 35 to nearly 400, is part of a coordinated strategy to improve livability in Old Town and surrounding neighborhoods by arresting chronic offenders and holding them in jail where they can receive drug, acohol and other treatments to end their criminal behavior. Defense attorneys say that people are being labeled as chronic offenders based on arrests rather than convictions.

30:54 minutes (24.75 MB)

David Korten: Agenda for a New Economy--Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth

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Wed, 01/28/2009

Host Stephanie Potter interviews David C. Korten about his new book "Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth: Why Wall Street Can't Be Fixed and How to Replace It."    Korten identifies the deep sources of the current economic crisis: Wall Street institutions that have perfected the art of creating "wealth" without producing anything of real value: phantom wealth.

42:23 minutes (38.8 MB)

 

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