News & Public Affairs Day:"For Love of a Better World"

Air date: 
Fri, 02/14/2014 - 7:00am - 6:00pm
Short Description: 
News & Public Affairs Day: "For Love of a Better World"
February 14th is Valentine's Day. 

Instead of engaging in the blatant commercialism that surrounds this holiday in the US, KBOO instead looks to the future of the planet we all love, and brings you an all day special of interviews and talks "For Love of a Better World".
Interviews will include:
  • 8AM Positively Revolting - Michael Smith, co-editor of "Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA," a view of what life could be like in the United States if we had economic as well as a real political democracy. Smith talks about the dream of a new society and strategize on how to get from where we are now to where we want to be, living in a society that is truly fair and just. Hosts Ani Haines and Lyn Moelich
  • 9AM Keith Farnish, author of "Underminers: A Practical Guide for Radical Change." Farnish says the industrial system depends, for its survival, on humans being disconnected from the real world and mentally attached to the machine that we fuel with our civilized lives. The Tools of Disconnection keep us in that state, and the only way to prevent us from being responsible for our demise is to undermine those Tools of Disconnection. Once we are free from the grip of the machine and reconnected with the real world then the myth of Industrial Civilization will die, and humanity will be able to continue. Host Paul Roland.
  • 10AM Air Cascadia - Chris Andreae
  • 10:20AM 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.Host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher.
  • 11AM 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. Host Stephanie Potter.
  • 12 NOON An exclusive 1969 interview with the late folksinger and rabblerouser Pete Seeger, along with live in-studio commentary and music from David Rovics, one of the next generation of political folksingers.
  • 1;30PM Piotr Dutkiewicz, co-editor of "22 Ideas to Fix the World: Conversations with the World's Foremost Thinkers." Dutkiewicz explores analysis of past geopolitical events and possible solutions and predictions for the future for the U.S., Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Host Gene Bradley
  • 2:15PM  Rob Dietz, co-author of "Enough Is Enough: Building a Sustainable Economy in a World of Finite Resources." DIetz lays out a visionary but realistic alternative to the perpetual pursuit of economic growth - an economy where the goal is enough, not more. Host Raechel Bennett.
  • 3:00PM 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. Host Kathleen Stephenson.
  • 3:45 PM Matt Love is interviewed by Lisa Loving about What We Love About Oregon
  • 4PM Democracy Now


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