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Next week will be the Portland premiere of "Finding Fela," a new documentary by Alex Gibney
Interview with Will Potter
Valerie Plame, the former CIA operative outed by the Bush Administration, on her new thriller BURNED
 

Episode Archive

Rick Steves - Ending Marijuana Prohibition in Oregon

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Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Rick Steves - Ending Marijuana Prohibition in Oregon

Guidebook author and TV host Rick Steves has travelled the world for 30 years and seen how different societies tackle the same problems. Steves shares why this experience makes him concerned about Oregon’s current approach to marijuana — so concerned that he traveled around the state to talk about it during a 6-day, 10-city tour. Steves co-sponsored Washington’s successful ballot measure to regulate, legalize and tax marijuana. He shares that state’s track record, other countries’ track records and where the drug reform movement is heading.

We hear excerpts from Steves' talk in Beaverton on October 8th.
Produced by Ken Jones.

Dennis and Elizabeth Kucinich on Measure 92

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Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Dennis and Elizabeth Kucinich on Measure 92
KBOO's Jenka Soderberg speaks with former US Congressmember from Ohio Dennis Kucinich and his wife Elizabeth Kucinich, who are in Oregon to speak in support of Oregon Measure 92.

Measure 92, if passed, will require the labeling of all genetically modified food in Oregon.

Clinical Dietitian Nancy Sullivan on the Negative Health Effects of Artificial Sweeteners

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Mon, 10/27/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Clinical Dietitian Nancy Sullivan on the Negative Health Effects of Artificial Sweeteners

Health and Health Care Forum

In this program, host Roberta Hall and clinical dietitian Nancy Sullivan discuss a recent study on negative health effects produced by artificial sweeteners, found in many foods. They talk about the timelines and agents of one of these, aspartame, which owes much of its acceptance by the FDA to a well-known Washington insider. Sullivan makes suggestions about how to avoid these products, which are often mis-identified on labels. The study was published in Nature in September, and is written by Jotham Suez et al., titled "Artificial sweeteners induce glucose intolerance by altering the gut microbiota.”

PSU Student Union challenges plan to arm campus security

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Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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PSU students opposed to militarization of campus security
KBOO speaks with Alex Gates of the PSU Student Union about an effort by the university to arm the campus security guards and create a 'campus police force'.

The Student Union states:
The Board of Trustees of Portland State University may be voting as soon as December (the next full Board meeting is December 11, 2014) to authorize the creation of a PSU Campus Police Department, employing sworn police officers in its ranks. This would expand police authority on campus, including its ability to cite for violations, apply for search warrants, and would result in armed patrol officer presence.

The Collapse of Materialism by Philip Comella

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Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:10am - 12:00pm
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The Collapse of Materialism by Philip Comella

Host Per Fagereng speaks with Philip Comella, practicing attorney, radio show host, and author of The Collapse of Materialism.

David Bronner Interview

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Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:35am - 12:00pm
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David Bronner Interview
David Bronner is the president of Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps, the company known for its natural ingredient based soaps as well as the quirky labels on its packaging. Mr. Bronner talked with Don Merrill about the care with which his family carries on the tradition of their grandfather Emanuel, the need for GMO labeling to help wrest control of food from food companies and why we are throwing away a multibillion dollar market to the Chinese and the Europeans.

Jason Mott on his new novel "The Wonder of All Things"

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Mon, 10/13/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Jason Mott on his new novel "The Wonder of All Things"
Host Lisa Loving speaks with JASON MOTT, debut New York Times best selling author and NAACP Image Award nominee, about his new book, The Wonder of All Things.

Jason Mott lives in southeastern North Carolina. He has a BFA in Fiction and an MFA in Poetry, both from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. His poetry and fiction has appeared in various literary journals.  He was nominated for a 2009 Pushcart Prize award and Entertainment Weekly listed him as one of their 10 “New Hollywood: Next Wave” people to watch.

The Returned is Jason’s debut novel and has been adapted by Brad Pitt’s production company, Plan B,  in association with Brillstein Entertainment and ABC

Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Economists Have Damaged America and the World

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Fri, 10/03/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Economists Have Damaged America and the World

Host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher speaks with Jeff Madrick about his new book "Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Economists Have Damaged America and the World." Jeff Madrick is a former economics columnist for Harper's and The New York Review of Books. His books include Age of Greed, The End of Affluence and Taking America.

Sage Metro Gay & Gray Expo 2014

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Mon, 09/29/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Mya Chamberlain returns to KBOO to talk about Gay & Gray Expo 2014
Coming to Radiozine on Monday September 29, at 11:30am will be Mya Chamberlain from Friendly House. Mya will be talking about the upcoming Sage Metro Gay & Gray Expo 2014. This will be the 6th year for Gay & Gray Expo and this year promises to be full of new surpises. Join us Monday, September 29 at 11:30am for Radiozine. 

Glen Ford on Obama Preparing to Bomb His Way to Regime Change in Syria

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Fri, 09/26/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Glen Ford on Obama Preparing to Bomb His Way to Regime Change in Syria

Host Per Fagereng interviews Glen Ford, executive editor for Black Agenda Report. He has been writing extensively on Syria. His latest piece is "The Big Switch: Obama Preparing to Bomb His Way to Regime Change in Syria."
The phone lines will be open. Call in with your question or comment at 503 231-8187.

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Sharon Gary Smith, the new Executive Director of the MacKenzie River Gathering

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Mon, 08/29/2011

 Jay Thiemeyer interviews local activist Sharon Gary Smith, who is the new Executive Director of the MacKenzie River Gathering.

Sharon Gary Smith is a native Oregonian who has worked locally and nationally for racial and economic justice, with a special focus on addressing health inequity and reproductive justice.

 
 
 

 

Rick Perry Revealed and How Money Leads to No Compromise in Congress

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Mon, 08/29/2011

 Michelle Schroeder Fletcher interviews Abby Rapoport, a reporter with "The Texas Observer", about Presidential candidate Rick Perry, his campaign strategy, and his record as Governor of Texas. She also speaks with political science professor Thomas Ferguson about how Congress is listening primarily to those who contribute political money, not the public.

Read Rapoport's articles at: http://www.texasobserver.org/floor-play/why-the-gop-field-should-steal-a-page-from-perrys-2010-playbook and www.texasobserver.org/floor-play/layoffs-and-cutbacks-rick-perrys-2011-education-record

Ferguson is professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts, Boston and a senior fellow of the Roosevelt Institute. He recently wrote the piece, "Memo to New York Times: Data Shows That 'We' Are Not Responsible for D.C. Deadlock." Read it at: www.newdeal20.org/2011/08/15/memo-to-new-york-times-data-shows-that-we-are-not-responsible-for-dc-deadlock-55066/

 
 
 

 

Host Roberta Hall speaks with Dr. Vern Saboe about Oregon Medicare, Part 2.

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Mon, 08/22/2011

Host Roberta Hall speaks with Dr. Vern Saboe, Part 2.

Vern Saboe is a chiropractor in Albany, Oregon, and he was one of 44 members of the Oregon Transformation Team that developed the framework for a reorganization of Oregon's Medicaid --- and he was the only complementary care practitioner on the team so he spoke for naturopaths and other practices as well as for chiropractors. Additional to his practice, he is the legislative lobbyist for Oregon's chiropractic association, and in these two conversations he talks about all of these activities and about what preventive medicine offers in opposition to first-line treatment with drugs.

(Part 2 of 2. Part 1 of 2 aired on Friday, August 19, 2011 at 11:30 AM.)

Dr.Rosser and 3 Iraqi students talk about the Iraqi Student Project

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Mon, 08/08/2011

 Host Marianne Barisonek talks with Dr. Rosser and 3 Iraqi students about the Iraqi Student Project

 The Iraqi Student Project (www.iraqistudentproject.org) is a grass-roots effort to help war-displaced Iraqi students acquire the undergraduate education they need to participate inrebuilding their country. Dr. Robert Rosser, executive director of The Iraqi Student Project and three students: Awab AlwareFarah Mohsen and Mustafa Mahmood talk about the project and thier experiences as students here in the United States.

 

Homefront 911: Military Family Monologues

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Fri, 08/05/2011

Host Marvin Simmons of Northwest Veterans for Peace spoke with Stacy Bannerman, creator and producer of "Homefront 911: Military Family Monologues," a project of the Sanctuary for Veterans and Families. Also on the program are Tamara Rosenleaf, who wrote two of the monologues, and Belle Landau of the Returning Veterans Project. This program features moving readings of the military family monologues.

Homefront 911: Military Family Monologues is an original performance art piece based on actual accounts of how the war is coming home. Developed and presented by military family members, Homefront 911 is a non-partisan event intended to raise awareness of the impact of nearly a decade of war on the families left behind, and strengthen the community safety net.

Medical Marijuana Use

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Fri, 07/29/2011

 A conversation with Angela Fairless, Anna Diaz and Todd Dalotto about the current state of medical marijuana in Oregon.

Soundbitten: The Perils of Media-Centered Political Activism

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Thu, 07/21/2011

Host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher interviews Sarah Sobieraj, author of Soundbitten: The Perils of Media-Centered Political Activism.

Sobieraj explores the dynamics and costs of media obsession by activist groups.  She says the pervasive mediatization of politics has jeopardized the ability of dissenting groups to engage in public discourse and so has altered the very fabric of both social movements and the civil society that the news media claim to inform.

Her book is an ethnographic portrait of fifty diverse organizations over the course of two presidential campaign cycles. She argues that while most activist groups equate political success with media success and channel their energies accordingly, their efforts fail to generate news coverage and come with deleterious consequences.

Arthur Stamoulis talks about the Columbia Free Trade Agreement

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Mon, 07/11/2011

Arthur Stamoulis of Oregon Fair Trade Campaign talks about the demonstration planned for Congressman Earl Blumenauer's Office on Monday, July 11 * 12:00 noon at 729 NE Oregon St (Near the 7th Avenue MAX Station)

Fifty-one union leaders were assassinated in Colombia last year — more than in the rest of the world combined. At least 17 have been assassinated so far this year.

As the Colombia Free Trade Agreement races towards a vote in Congress, our elected officials will be forced to pick a side.  Will they stand with union members, small farmers, human rights advocates and others in the United States and Colombia who oppose the FTA?   Or will they stand with the transnational corporations who profit off the violent suppression of workers' rights, the forced displacement of Afro-Colombians from their land and the dumping of subsidized agricultural commodities?

So far, Congressman Earl Blumenauer is "undecided" on the Colombia FTA.

Writer Nathaniel Philbrick on his latest book, "The Last Stand."

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Mon, 07/04/2011

Host Gene Bradley speaks with award-winning author Nathaniel Philbrick about his latest book, "The Last Stand." Philbrick explores the volatile political, economic, and social forces that led to the  Battle of the Little Bighorn, the infamous confrontation, and demolishes some commonly held myths

Nathaniel Philbrick's previous books include In the Heart of the SeaSea of Glory, and Mayflower.The Last Stand was published in hardback in 2010 and is just out in paperback. He is presently at work on a book about Boston during the early years of the Revolution.

Mayflower was a finalist for both the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in History and the Los Angeles Times Book Award and was winner of the Massachusetts Book Award for nonfiction. In the Heart of the Sea won the National Book Award for nonfiction; Revenge of the Whale won a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award; Sea of Glory won the Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt Naval History Prize and the Albion-Monroe Award from the National Maritime Historical Society.

http://www.nathanielphilbrick.com/

 

The Oregon Food Bank in Action

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Wed, 06/29/2011

The Oregon Food Bank works with a cooperative, statewide network of partner agencies to distribute emergency food to hungry families. KBOO reporter Ross Freeman Levin visited OFB and talked to volunteers from local agencies and programs who were picking up food to distribute. Hear the voices of people involved in this important process.

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Correction

 A typo occured with one of our guests, Todd Dalotto on Radiozine this past Friday. Our apologies for the oversight.

 

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