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Depleted Uranium's Growing Threat: An Interview with Leuren Moret

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Radiozine
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Wed, 01/07/2009

The horrors of war don't end when the last gun falls silent. Unexploded shells, landmines, and other wartime hazards continue to take lives long after hostilities cease. Depleted uranium - or "DU" - one of the lesser know of these hazards, is spreading disease and death well beyond the battlefields on which it was once deployed. Originally viewed as a waste product in the production of fissionable nuclear material, depleted uranium was found to be effective in the manufacture of armor piercing projectiles and bombs. DU armaments are in use by the United States, Russia and several other nations. The U.S. has used DU armaments in the First Gulf War, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq.

27:23 minutes (21.94 MB)

Winners and Losers in the 2009 Oregon Budget

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Wed, 01/07/2009

As the economic landscape worsens, lawmakers face the daunting task of deciding how to keep Oregon running with a shrinking pool of dollars. The most recent forecast by the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis sees the recession deepening over the next 12 months with unemployment increasing beyond the current 7.3 percent with a commensurate decline in state revenue from personal income taxes. Reduced business activity will also cause a drop in revenue from corporate taxes. The "budget hole" for the coming 2009-2011 period is estimated to be at least $1.2 billion.

57:19 minutes (45.92 MB)

Laura Fitz's New Installation: "Evident"

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Art Focus
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Wed, 01/07/2009
Hosted by: TBA
 
Eva Lake interviews Laura Fritz about her new installation called "Evident" which will open this week at the New American Art Union in SE Portland. Fritz is known for her non-narrative and provocative use of mysterious space and light. This exhibition is a part of the "Couture" series curated by Ruth Ann Brown. For more information, check
27:06 minutes (12.41 MB)

Depleted Uranium: It's Everywhere!

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Radiozine
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Wed, 01/07/2009

Dave Mazza interviews Leuren Moret, geoscientist and international expert on depleted uranium, who speaks at the Friends Meeting House on Sunday, January 11th.

27:22 minutes (18.8 MB)

Hawaiian Sovereignty

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Tue, 01/06/2009

Queen Liliuokalani was the last reigning monarch of the Hawaiian islands. She was deposed by opposition forces who called themselves the Committee of Safety,  with the help of the U.S. Marines. On January 17, 1893, Queen lileo kulani  yielded her authority:
. . . Now to avoid any collision of armed forces, and perhaps the loss of life, I do this under protest and impelled by said force yield my authority until such time as the Government of the United States shall, upon facts being presented to it, undo the action of its representatives and reinstate me in the authority which I claim as the Constitutional Sovereign of the Hawaiian Islands.

58:18 minutes (23.36 MB)

Open House

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The Bike Show
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Tue, 01/06/2009

Wow! What a banner year for cycling! The KBOO Bike Show celebrates LIVE on the air with our New Year's Open House. Blind Pilot, a Portland-based rock band that tours by bike, performs live in the studios. We invite people on the air to share their favorite moments of 2008 and hopes for 2009.

60:04 minutes (27.58 MB)

Milagro Theatre's new eco-drama and a controversial Chinese touring group

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Stage and Studio
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Tue, 01/06/2009

Dmae Roberts talks with  Danel Malan of Milagro Theatre about her upcoming bilingual ecodrama El Ultimo”that opens this weekend and runs through Jan.

26:00 minutes (23.81 MB)

PSU's Andrew Rice on Weather and Climate Change

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Locus Focus
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Tue, 01/06/2009

 Is Climate Change the culprit for our recent spate of extreme weather?

55:22 minutes (25.35 MB)

 

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