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Caroline Miller on her play "Woman on the Scarlet Beast"

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Thu, 01/29/2015 - 11:45am - 12:00pm
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Caroline Miller on her play "Woman on the Scarlet Beast"
Author Caroline Miller has been known to the Portland writing community for many years.  But her latest endeavor is a play, and her new play is called "Woman on the Scarlet Beast".  She talks with Don Merrill about the joys and pains of being a playwright and how the Book of Revelations relates to and inspired her story of three Catholic women dealing with issues of feminism and dogma across the hall from her in the 60s'. 

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Rob Garfield Interview

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Wed, 05/20/2015
Psychoanalyst and research Robert Garfield has focused on men and the friendships they form for many years.  In his new book, "Breaking the Male Code", Mr. Garfield explores the rules that keep men spinning in a culture that doesn't always know what it wants them to be.  The author talks with Don Merrill about how TV heroes are no role model, why the men's movement of the 90s hurt men as much as it helped them and how fatherhood is one of the purest ways men can bond. 
  • Length: 25:58 minutes (23.78 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Oregon Public Employee Retirement System

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Tue, 05/12/2015
The Oregon Supreme Court recently overturned the efforts of the Oregon Legislature to correct some of the funding problems as they affect PERS.  I interviewed more than a half-dozen legislators in 2014 about what they thought about the PERS funding issue and how they would deal with it.  This piece is a look back at the comments of those legislators and their thoughts in light of the recent ruling.   

Alice Eve Cohen Interview

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Thu, 05/07/2015
Author Alice Eve Cohen has told two stories of personal upheaval that have visited her family in the last six years; "What I Thought I Knew" in 2009, and her most recent memoir, "The Year My Mother Came Back".  She talks with Don Merrill about what those two different stories have in common, how she balances cynicism and optimism and how writing for children early in her career brought her storytelling to where it is today.

Mariann Hyland Interview

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Fri, 04/10/2015
Mariann Hyland, a Portland Oregon attorney, along with a partner and a programmer, created the controversial "DWB" or "Driving While Black" app. She talks with Don Merrill about the app and its implication in light of the April 2015 police shooting of an unarmed motorist in South Carolina.

Joshua Weltman Interview

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Mon, 04/06/2015
Josh Weltman has been a co-producer for the AMC hit series "Mad Men" since its inception in 2007.  The series is airing its last few episodes this month, and Mr. Weltman has released a new book called "Seducing Strangers: How to Get People to Buy what you're Selling".  It's about advertising.  Mr. Welton talked with Don Merrill about how his experience as a real life ad-man made Mad Men real, how a good campaign is good no matter the century and why it's so hard for him to take a compliment.

Brian Malte Interview

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Mon, 03/16/2015
Brian Malte is the National Policy Director for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence.  Both were started after former Reagan press secretary James Brady was shot and severely wounded by gunman John Hinkley in 1981.  March 30th will the the anniversary of that assassination attempt on the President, and Mr. Malte talked with Don Merrill about how there aren't as many federal gun laws as opponents like to claim,  if fears of insurrection are behind opponent's fight against gun restrictions and the real story behind green tipped ammo. 
  • Length: 29:46 minutes (27.25 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Jim Fullan Interview

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Sat, 03/07/2015
Jim Fullan is the Vice President of Marketing, Communications and Sales for the Oregon Symphony Orchestra.  This is the third year he has helped the OSO promote music geared to lovers of hard rock classics as well as video game enthusiasts (and gamer composers) who not only play, but create music for blockbuster games like the Legend of Zelda and Halo.  He talks with Don Merrill about how the symphony is staying viable by attracting gamers and rockers while staying true to the purists.
  • Length: 14:51 minutes (13.6 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Doug Ziegler Interview

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Thu, 02/05/2015
The Good Men Project is trying to help make men better. Less domestic violence, less homophobia, less machismo, more strength, more love, more masculinity. Doug Ziegler, contribution editor of the Good Men Project talks with Don Merrill about whether or not men feel under attack, how Ed O’Neill is helping men of a certain age be less Neolithic and that really uncomfortable but necessary 2015 Super Bowl commercial.
  • Length: 27:01 minutes (24.74 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

JoAnn Hardesty Interview

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Fri, 01/23/2015
Depending on who you talk to, longtime Portland activist JoAnn Hardesty's installation as president of the Portland NAACP is either a blessing or a nightmare.  This local civil rights icon's assumption to the office was compared by one post to the impact of an incoming artillery shell.  Don Merrill talks with Ms. Hardesty about how she's focused on helping the organization renew its tarnished image by cleaning house, setting new standards and following the first rule of getting yourself out of a hole; stop digging.    

Amy Pearl Interview

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Fri, 01/23/2015
Amy Pearl is the Executive Director of Springboard Innovation, rebranded as Hatch Innovation, a 10-year old non profit that is essentially in the business of building businesses. She was the driving force behind the Community Public Offering, an idea whose implementation by the Oregon Division of Finance and Corporate Securities leap-frogged over statute to become administrative law. As a surprise to everyone, this shortened its implementation from 18 months to three.  Its purpose is to let Oregonians invest real money in real businesses. It's not crowdfunding. And although it is conceptually simple, the devil is in the details. Don Merrill talked with Ms. Pearl about this exciting option for Oregonians that she likes to call "the biggest earthquake to hit Oregon that no one feels".

 

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