Community Building

Ripples in all directions: Basic Rights Oregon, hope as a practice, Youth HIV Awareness Day

Airs at: Tue, 04/14/2020 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Preference
‘People say, what is the sense of our small effort? They cannot see that we must lay one brick at a time, take one step at a time. A pebble cast into a pond causes ripples that spread in all directions. Each one of our thoughts, words and deeds is like that. No one has a ri... Read more

Libraries and the Market Imperative

Airs at: Mon, 04/13/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Laurie talks with Frank Little about the Multnomah County Library expansion bond, which will appear on the November ballot, and hold a light up to the neoliberal concepts and practices sneaking into our most socialist of institutions. For more about these issues see: "Notes... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 13, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 04/13/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Laurie Mercier hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which will include: Covid 19 and Environmental Degradation: Bill Resnick continues the second of a two part interview with Dr. Michael Friedman, a microbiologiest who studies the relationship between environmental degradati... Read more

Presswatch on 04/09/20

Airs at: Thu, 04/09/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Presswatch

Hold Space From a Distance

Airs at: Thu, 04/16/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
"Yoga teachers talk about “holding space” for their students or for a room. It really is an important part of finding calm in yourself and finding calm within a group of people. I wouldn't have thought that it was possible to do that over a computer screen. I'm finding over... Read more

Policy Making in a Pandemic

Airs at: Mon, 04/13/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Now that everyone on the planet is facing the all-consuming threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to seriously face not only the need to innovate our medical and social systems, but also how we make policy. If we can figure out how to swiftly limit the deadly virus’s spr... Read more

We Are All In This Together, But We're Not All In the Same Boat

Airs at: Thu, 04/23/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
  "We don't always communicate well with our neighbors and with the people in the places we frequent on a daily basis, whether it's schools or stores. I don't think we can assume right now that everyone's connected to the same websites or internet pages, and we're certainl... Read more

The Power Of Community to Solve Problems

Airs at: Wed, 04/22/2020 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
"Communities, really meaningful communities, can spring up under the most unlikely circumstances. I feel very close to these people who I've never actually been able to see more than a glimpse of from my car." Suzanne LaGrande interviews freelance writer who organized a gro... Read more

The Digital Divide: Access to Technology Is Now a Matter of Survival

Airs at: Thu, 04/23/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
 "We often hear  that technology is the thing that will save us. But technology and innovation are really just buzzwords. If they don't include everyone, technology just becomes another systemic barrier It's our goal [at Free Geek] that when we talk about innovation, we're ... Read more

Local musicians go online for Alberta Rose Theatre's Portland Music Stream series

Airs at: Thu, 04/02/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
The coronavirus pandemic has hit our local musicians and music venues here in Portland especially hard. And, as with many of us, they’re adapting to the demands of social distancing, and staying home, by going online. That’s the reason for the new Portland Music Stream seri... Read more