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Special program in Depth

Airs at: Mon, 06/20/2016 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
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The Old Mole Variety Hour for June 6, 2016

Airs at: Mon, 06/06/2016 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Tom Becker hosts this episode, which features music by Charlie Musselwhite and segments on global trade, psychological survival in the occupied territories, and debates about how to teach about climate change.   Bill Resnick interviews Lori Wallach of Global Trade Watch ab... Read more

Changing Climate Curriculum

Airs at: Mon, 06/06/2016 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Denise Morris and Bill Resnick discuss the Portland Public School District's recent decision to eliminate text books that present climate change denial as a legitimate scientific viewpoint. They refer to Bill Bigelow's recent article about the school board's decision. ... Read more

Stephen Bezruchka on In Sickness & in Wealth

Airs at: Tue, 06/07/2016 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Alternative Radio
  Stephen Bezruchka is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington. He worked for many years as an emergency physician in Seattle. His particular areas of research are population health and societal hierarchy. He has spent over 10 yea... Read more

Naomi Ceder on Trans*Code and PyCon

Airs at: Tue, 06/07/2016 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
What's with the continued sexism in the tech industry? How is the Python community working to be inclusive, transpositive and challenging sexism and transphobia? Naomi Ceder of Trans*Code stopped by the KBOO studios during last week's PyCon in Portland to share her thoughts... Read more

Dacher Keltner on "The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence" and Douglas Tsoi on First Annual PUGSfest, a Festival of Ideas

Airs at: Fri, 06/03/2016 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Political Perspectives
  Host Kathleen Stephenson speaks with Dacher Keltner, professor of psychology at University of California, Berkeley, where he directs the Berkeley Social Interaction Lab, about his new book, "The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence. "  "It is much safer to be f... Read more

The IMPROVISATION SUMMIT of PORTLAND featured artists THOLLEM McDONAS, VINNY GOLIA, AVA MENDOZA, MIKE GAMBLE & others invade The Outside World THIS FRIDAY NIGHT

Airs at: Sat, 06/04/2016 at 12:00am - 3:00am
Produced for The Outside World
  Tune into THE OUTSIDE WOILD this Friday night from midnight til 3:00 am as guest hosts Alex Callenberger and Mike Gamble feature the CREATIVE MUSIC GUILD's annual June orgy of freedom and creativity : IMPROVISATION SUMMIT OF PORTLAND: JUNE 2-4, 2016   The Improvisation... Read more

News In Depth on 05/26/16

Airs at: Thu, 05/26/2016 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for News In Depth

Voices from Anacortes Protests

Airs at: Mon, 05/23/2016 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  In the first of a two-part series, this week Desiree Hellegers shares field recordings she made in Anacortes, WA where dozens of kayaktivists were arrested for protesting the Tesoro fossil fuel plant recently.  You can find her article about recent protests, "'Energy Wit... Read more

THE GENIUS OF BIRDS

Airs at: Mon, 05/16/2016 at 10:15am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
The idea that birds are not particularly smart is so culturally ingrained that we refer to someone who is not intelligent as “bird brained.” But researchers have found that birds are actually incredibly smart and have some abilities that far surpass that of humans. The Clar... Read more