David Barsamian on Capitalism & the Environment: Collision Course

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Wed, 05/27/2015 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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David Barsamian on Capitalism & the Environment: Collision Course
Journalist and author David Barsamian, host and founder of Alternative Radio, spoke at a benefit for KBOO at the Clinton Street Theater in March. His topic was "Capitalism and the Environment: Collision Course." He also talked about the media, the erosion of democracy in the US, the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, and many other topics.

A Talk by Susan Griffin: "Sustainabilty and the Soul"

Program: 
Recovery Zone
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Wed, 05/27/2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Susan Griffin discusses shifts in Western culture needed for addressing climate change

Since climate change threatens the survival of life on earth, as we know it, why have we been so slow to respond? Addressing this complex question, writer and visionary Susan Griffin explores the false divisions our culture makes between body and soul, masculine and feminine, self and other that allow us to hide from our own knowledge. Invoking other traditions within both European and indigenous cultures that do not make the same divisions, she describes an alternate world view. This way of seeing is implicit in ecology and even within the physical structures of the human brain: the recognition that like a tree or a body of water, the soul does not exist in isolation.

The State of Homelessness in Portland with Israel Bayer of Street Roots

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Thu, 05/28/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The State of Homelessness in Portland with Israel Bayer of Street Roots

Last week, Portland Mayor Charlie Hales announced his plan to conduct a major police sweep of homeless encampments through the city in the coming week. In recent weeks, the city has been making sounds about problems along the Eastside Esplanade as well as downtown. What does uprooting of the city's most at-risk residents say about the mayor's anemic homeless policy? Why is a city that prides itself on being progressive still permitting sweeps? Street Roots executive Director Israel Bayer will join host Dave Mazza to answer these and other questions about the state of homelessness in Portland. Join the conversation this Thursday at 8 am on Voices from the Edge.

Cole Cohen on her Memoir, "Head Case: My Brain and Other Wonders"

Program: 
Between the Covers
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Thu, 05/28/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Cole Cohen on her Memoir, "Head Case: My Brain and Other Wonders"
Host Lisa Loving speaks with Cole Cohen about her new book, "Head Case: My Brain and Other Wonders", a memoir about her struggle to make her way and set up a life after doctors discovered a hole in her brain the size of a lemon.

For as long as she can remember, Cole Cohen struggled with a series of learning disabilities that make it nearly impossible to judge time and space.
At twenty-six-years-old she submits herself to a battery of tests in an attempt to finally get to the bottom of her struggles. Doctors find a hole they cannot explain. She discovers firsthand how best to navigate the peculiar, remarkable world that she lives in. 

Ai-jen Poo on The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America

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Fri, 05/29/2015 - 9:00am - 9:30am
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Ai-jen Poo on The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America

Host Kathleen Stephenson speaks with activist Ai-len Poo about her new book, The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America.

Charles Fishman on "The Big Thirst" and a Panel of Scholars on Power: Definitions and Origins

Program: 
Radiozine
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Fri, 05/29/2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Charles Fishman on "The Big Thirst" and a Panel of Scholars on Power: Definitions and Origins

We hear an episode of The Scholar's Circle with host Maria Armoudian.

First, how water has shaped our past and how new water challenges are shaping the future. We talk with Charles Fishman author of The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water.

Foreign Country

Program: 
Swing 'n' Country
Air date: 
Sat, 05/30/2015 - 6:00am - 9:00am
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Un-American country music
America, in general, and Nashville in particular represents the home of country music. But the liberating spirit of country music is not confined by geographic boundaries. It is free ranging and international. It exists in the quiet country pubs of Ireland, the honky tonk bars of Western Canada and the dusty  outback of Australia. The only cost of entry is an open mind and the willingness to see beyond stereotypes and preconceptions. Please tune in Saturday as we celebrate Swing and Country un-american style. 

DREAMERS: An Immigrant Generation's Fight for Their American Dream with Eileen Truax

Program: 
More Talk Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 06/01/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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DREAMERS: An Immigrant Generation's Fight for Their American Dream with Eileen Truax

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Eileen Truax, author of DREAMERS: An Immigrant Generation's Fight for Their American Dream.

Dreamers is a movement book for the generation brought to the United States as children—and now fighting to live here legally

Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela — Forgiving the Unforgivable

Program: 
Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Tue, 06/02/2015 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela — Forgiving the Unforgivable

Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela is a clinical psychologist and Senior Research Professor at the University of the Free State. She served on the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) as coordinator of victims’ public hearings in the Western Cape.

In that role, she participated in, and facilitated encounters between family members of victims of gross human rights violations and perpetrators responsible for these human rights abuses. Since serving on the TRC, and witnessing some of the unexpected outcomes of the TRC’s public hearings process and public dialogue about the past, she has been interested in this question: what features of the TRC process were effective in opening up the possibility of transformation?

Walking in Two Worlds from the series Making Contact

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Wed, 06/03/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Walking in Two Worlds from the series Making Contact

Making Contact takes us to Alaska's Tongass Forest, where the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act turned tribes into corporations and sparked a lengthy logging frenzy. In this radio adaptation of the documentary film, Walking in Two Worlds, we meet a Tlingit brother and sister, who are trying to heal both the forest and their native community.

The China Mirage -- a fatal delusion

Program: 
Fight the Empire
Air date: 
Thu, 06/04/2015 - 9:30am - 10:00am
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An interview with James Bradley, author of The China Mirage

For many centuries China was the richest nation in the world. Then it was brought  low by the forced importation of opium on the part of Britain and the United States. But American missionaries persisted in the delusion that China's great need was western guidance and Christian religion. The Wise Men of Washington bought into the delusion, and all were shocked when the Communists under Mao Zedong defeated China's westernized elites.

Thursday, June 4 Per Fagereng will talk with James Bradley, author of The China Mirage. Bradley's father was one of the fighting men who raised the American flag on Iwo Jima, in a war that was born in delusion and duplicity.

Mary Ruefle

Program: 
Between the Covers
Air date: 
Thu, 06/04/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Mary Ruefle

When Portland State University and Tin House brought Mary Ruefle to Portland for a reading and lecture, David Naimon sat down with the beloved and criticallly-acclaimed poet and essayist to talk about her approach to art, the questions she comes back to, and the artists that influence her.  Ruefle is the author of 14 books, including 12 volumes of poetry, a book of prose, and a collection of lectures, Madness, Rack, and Honey, which was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. She has won fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Guggenheim Foundation, and a Whiting Writer’s Award, among other honors.
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