Experience Points

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Host Ren Green asks people how they learned what they learned and know what they know.

To paraphrase Wikipedia, an experience point is a unit of measurement in role-playing games that quantifies a player's evolution. RPG players gain experience points as they complete quests and overcome obstacles. Life, too, is a game full of quests and obstacles, and we learn many things along the way. Ren Green asks people with expertise in diverse subjects to articulate their journey from beginner to where they are now.

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Jeana Wheeler: Bipolar, DBT, Peer Counseling, Oh My!

Airs at: Fri, 08/30/2013 at 12:00am
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Bipolar host Ren Green talks with Bipolar Peer Support Specialist Jeana Wheeler about their shared pathology, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and peer vs. medical mental illness recovery models.For more on mental health resources and support in Portland, check out the Depress... Read more

Filip Hristić: Creative School

Airs at: Wed, 08/14/2013 at 12:00am
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Host Ren Green sent herself to Principal Filip Hristić's office at Portland's Creative Science School to talk about engaging teachers, Constructivist learning, and the Storyline Method.(Music: "Advil Confirmed" by JD Falk) Read more

Qathi Hart: Animation Beyond Cartoons

Airs at: Sun, 07/28/2013 at 12:00am
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Host Ren Green interviews Pacific Northwest College of Art Animation student Qathi Hart about her short film, Torn, and her passion for raising awareness of women's reproductive rights through visual storytelling. Hart reveals why she believes we should still talk about Twe... Read more

Rich Mackin: Zen, Mindfulness, and Santa

Airs at: Thu, 07/11/2013 at 12:00am
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Host Ren Green talks to Soto Zen Buddhist and self-described Mayhem Consultant Rich Mackin about his path to Buddhism, spiritual practices vs. religion, the value of mindful meditation, and Santacon.For more, check out Portland's Dharma Rain Zen Center or the Portland Cacop... Read more

Pi and Building for Burning Man

Airs at: Sat, 06/29/2013 at 12:00am
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Every year, tens of thousands of people flock to the Nevada desert for the Burning Man art festival. Who are they and why do they build a temporary city? Host Ren Green talks to Pi, a Build Lead on a large scale community art project in Portland, about building art, burning... Read more

Don Merrill and the Art of the Interview

Airs at: Sat, 06/22/2013 at 12:00am
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Ren Green kicks off her podcast by interviewing Don Merrill, a news, arts, and public affairs contributor here at KBOO. He has a station podcast called Between Us, he writes about interviewing for his blog, Vox Pop, and contributes to multiple interviewing sites. His recent... Read more