Recovery Zone

 Healing Our World

Everywhere we look we see a world in trouble--environmental degradation; war, torture and militarism; corporate greed, poverty and economic injustice;  a negligent media--and all of it intertwined.  Yet there are also people dedicated to solving these problems--working on them from every possible angle.  They are part of a leaderless, bottom up, grass roots social movement manifesting itself in a myriad of ways. Paul Hawken describes this movement as humanity's "immune response"  to the sickness that pervades our world -- "social antibodies attaching themselves to the pathologies of power."  The Recovery Zone gives voice to these healers.  Tune in on the 4th Wednesday of each month, from 11:00 to 11:30 in the morning, or check it out in the KBOO archives.

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Rising Tide calls for activists to "Flood the System"

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Recovery Zone
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Wed, 08/26/2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Addressing systemic links between climate change, & environmental, economic & social injustice

Organized through decentralized and mutually supportive local groups, Rising Tide takes a bottom-up approach to connecting the dots between colonialism, corporate power, climate disruption, social justice, and biocentrism. Starting this fall, Rising Tide is calling for mass actions to "Flood the System," to end oppression and promote a profound social transformation.  How about here in Portland? Host Stephanie Potter will be speaking with activists including Alyssa Pagan, Jamie Partridge, Katie Behrendt, Ibrahim Mubarak and Mia Reback, from groups that include  Don't Shoot PDX, PSU Student Union, 15 Now, Portland Rising Tide, Right 2 Survive, Right 2 Dream Too, and 350PDX.

Our Children’s Trust Fights Climate Change in the Courts: Big Win in Washington State

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Recovery Zone
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Wed, 07/22/2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Our Children's Trust working for the legal right to a healthy atmosphere and stable climate
Our Children’s Trust (OCT),  an Oregon-based non-profit is filing lawsuits in all 50 states as part of a game-changing, youth-driven, global climate recovery campaign. OCT advocates for urgent emissions reductions on behalf of youth and future generations. OCT teens recently won a case in Washington state and an appeal has just been filed to an adverse decision here in Oregon. Host Stephanie Potter will speak with teen Kelsey Juliana who is part of the Oregon lawsuit, attorney Chris Winter, and Julia Olson, Executive Director of Our Childrens Trust. Call in with your questions and comments: 503-231-8187.

Martín Prechtel on his latest book: "The Smell of Rain on Dust: Grief and Praise"

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Recovery Zone
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Wed, 06/24/2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Author Martín Prechtel -- "The Smell of Rain on Dust: Grief and Praise"
Why is it that grief is something we usually experience alone, in private, without the support of a community? How can we do it differently? What is the relationship between unexpressed grief and social, cultural, and individual maladies? How do we find hope, solace, and courage in living through our losses? Author and poet Martín Prechtel, trained in the Tzutujil Maya shamanic tradition, shares his insights on how we can be healed from the trauma of loss, war, and suffering, through an understanding of the connection between grief and praise.

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

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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.

Games to Gather in PDX: The Value of Play

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Recovery Zone
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Wed, 04/22/2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Interview with organizers of Games to Gather, a gaming community & events network in Portland, OR

Located here in Portland, Games to Gather is founded on the idea that play can make the world a better place for every person, gamer, and non-gamer alike. "Games to Gather is a gaming community and events network that focuses on positive action through play. We play games that raise awareness of, or prompt thinking on important issues and bring people together through collaboration and cocreation.

Cautious Hope on Climate Change: CO2 Emissions Flatten, Renewables Make Strides. Can we do more?

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Recovery Zone
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Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Solar Consultant Jesse Hunter talks about climate change, renewables

Solar Consultant Jesse Hunter will talk about how renewable energy is making sense not only for the environment, but in also terms of efficiency and economics. What new innovations are in the works? What about biofuels versus wind, water and solar? Also, how does deforestation affect climate, and what roles can be played by permaculture and vertical farming? By governments? What's happening around the world? Call in with your questions and comments: 503-231-8187. Hosted by Stephanie Potter

Conscious Evolution: Our Survival Depends on It?

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Recovery Zone
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Wed, 02/25/2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Barbara Marx Hubbard on "Conscious Evolution: Awakening the Power of our Social Potential"
Host Stephanie Potter will interview Barbara Marx Hubbard, futurist, educator and author of seven books, including a revised and updated edition of Conscious Evolution: Awakening the Power of Our Social Potential. Hubbard derives hope from the long view that for billions of years of evolutionary history, crises have spurred radical transformations. "Our current crises are understood as the crises of the birth of the next stage of our evolution, dangerous but natural...We are facing radical newness, all together, whether we like it or not." Already myriad social innovations are arising with solutions to our problems.

Copiosis: The Path to Utopia?

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Wed, 01/28/2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Founder Perry Gruber discusses Copiosis, an alternative socio-economic system
Copiosis: The Path to Utopia?

Is there a way to end wealth disparity, poverty, unemployment and crime? Could society function without debt, credit, banks, taxes or even money?  What about guaranteed access to health care, housing, education, food and clothing--for everyone--at no cost to the recipient? According to Portlander Perry Gruber all of this is possible if we'd embrace a socio-economic innovation called Copiosis. Furthermore, it would spur us to be helpful to one another and to stop polluting the planet. Founded by Gruber in 2013, Copiosis faces enormous challenges, but interest has been growing around the world.

Hands to Hearts International ending Attachment Disorder, Saving Lives, around the World

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Recovery Zone
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Wed, 12/24/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Hands to Hearts International with founder Laura Peterson, and Geri Kemper, Trainer

Hands to Hearts International (HHI) was founded 10 years ago by Laura Peterson of Portland, Oregon, with the goal of preventing Attachment Disorder in vulnerable infants and children. As hard as it may be to imagine, for families battling hunger, poverty, violence and disease, it can be a struggle to provide a baby’s most basic need: love. And children who are not nurtured during the critical first five years of life face emotional, physical, social and cognitive problems that can severely hinder their ability to thrive, if they even survive.

Marc Bekoff discusses "Rewilding our Hearts: Building Pathways of Compassion and Co-existence"

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Recovery Zone
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Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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interview with animal rights activist and expert Marc Bekoff

Human excesses have led to the planet's worst extinction crisis in tens of millions of years. Our consumption patterns force billions of animals, every year, to face suffering and slaughter on factory farms.

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"Plastic Free: How I kicked the Plastic Habit and How You can Too" with author Beth Terry

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Recovery Zone
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Wed, 11/28/2012
Millions of us consider our use of plastic a perfectly normal part of everyday life. We purchase and toss out our plastic products and packaging without giving it a second thought. But Beth Terry began thinking about it in 2007, and when she learned about the toxicity and environmental consequences she was moved to kick her plastic habit. Host Stephanie Potter interviews Beth Terry, blogger of My Plastic Free Life, and author of Plastic Free: How I kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too, a book described as "fun, friendly and informative." Terry  is a founding member of the Plastic Pollution Coalition and has been a leader in successful citizen action campaigns. She also gives presentations  on plastic-free living and how and why our personal actions make a real difference.  

Population growth, environment: affected by women's empowerment, access to family planning services

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Recovery Zone
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Wed, 07/25/2012

Seven billion humans are alive today, up from one billion in 1900, and the environment is taking a beating. What's next? Nine-plus billion by 2050? Eleven billion? But what happens to these numbers if we educate and empower women? If we provide family planning services? What's stopping us? In "Soaring Past 7 Billion: Population Challenges for a Crowded World," John Seager, president of Population Connectionaddresses these issues.  He spoke in Portland last winter for the University of Oregon's Life Long Learning Institute. (Talk edited for time by Stephanie Potter. Music by Kevin MacLeod.)

Population growth stretches natural resources to their limits. Deforestation, food and water shortages, and climate change are all intensified by the addition of nearly 80 million people a year to the world's population. According to the United Nations, the global population could be as high as 11 billion in 2050 or as low as 8 billion, if the right programs are put in place now. At least 200 million women around the world would like to delay or end childbearing but have no access to contraception. Family planning improves maternal and infant health and allows women to be more active in society. The 50 poorest countries on earth are also those with the highest fertility rates. Voluntary family planning improves everyone's quality of life.  --Population Connection

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Soaring past 7 billion: Population challenges for a crowded world

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Recovery Zone
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Wed, 07/25/2012

Seven billion humans are alive today, up from one billion in 1900, and the environment is taking a beating. What's next? Nine-plus billion by 2050? Eleven billion? But what happens to these numbers if we educate and empower women? If we provide family planning services? What's stopping us? In "Soaring Past 7 Billion: Population Challenges for a Crowded World," John Seager, president of Population Connectionaddresses these issues.  He spoke in Portland last winter for the University of Oregon's Life Long Learning Institute. (Talk edited for time by Stephanie Potter. Music by Kevin MacLeod.)

Population growth stretches natural resources to their limits. Deforestation, food and water shortages, and climate change are all intensified by the addition of nearly 80 million people a year to the world's population. According to the United Nations, the global population could be as high as 11 billion in 2050 or as low as 8 billion, if the right programs are put in place now. At least 200 million women around the world would like to delay or end childbearing but have no access to contraception. Family planning improves maternal and infant health and allows women to be more active in society. The 50 poorest countries on earth are also those with the highest fertility rates. Voluntary family planning improves everyone's quality of life.  --Population Connection 

Portland's first-ever EcoSex Symposium changes "Earth as Mother" to "Earth as Lover"

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Recovery Zone
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Wed, 06/27/2012

What is EcoSex? How can it help us to heal ourselves? Heal our planet? What happens when the Earth becomes our lover, rather than our mother? EcoSex Symposium Portland 2012, happening June 29-July 1, will be exploring this new form of earth activism in a venue that includes neuroscience, ecology, love, animals, fungi, plants, intimacy, music, and dance. Find out more with host Stephanie Potter who will be talking with Gabriella Cordova, symposium organizer and Tantra teacher and Bob Czimbal, keynote speaker & author.

From the EcoSex Symposium website: "How do our belief systems and attitudes about human sexuality affect the way we treat each other, other life forms and the ecosystem, and what can be done to better steward the planet and our relationships? Ecosexuality looks at the intersection of ecology and sexuality, two prescient topics in modern society, and asks: How do our belief systems and attitudes about human sexuality affect the way we treat each other, other life forms and the ecosystem, and what can be done to better steward the planet and our relationships?

The term EcoSex is newly coined and growing in popularity among sex positive activists and ardent environmentalists who understand that humans aren’t just part of nature; we are nature. It’s time we apply the ideals of sustainability to our intimate lives and behaviors." (Find out more about the Symposium at www.ecosex.org)

Gabriella Cordova is a Tantra teacher, pleasure facilitator, workshop presenter, and an organizer of events related to sacred sexuality, eroticism, relationship, and female empowerment. She also successfully organized ErosFestNW, Sex Positive Meetup, and the Lotus Heart Center an event space.

Bob Czimbal is well known and well loved in Portland, considered a leader and a wise man, he presides over many of the communities rituals and ceremonies. With his partner, Maggie, he's authored Vitamin T - A Guide to Healthy Touch and Kindred Spirits: The Quest for Love and Friendship, and created the seminar Erotic Spiritual Play.

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Susan Pease Banitt on "The Trauma Tool Kit: Healing PTSD from the Inside Out"

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Wed, 05/23/2012

Post traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) is widely pervasive catastrophe affecting millions of Americans, and in her recently published The Trauma Tool Kit: Healing PTSD from the Inside Out, author and therapist Susan Pease Banitt, LCSW, describes PTSD as a whole body tragedy . . with massive repercussions. We cannot patch it up in 12 weeks of counseling or with a pill or with surgery. Left untreated it grows and morphs into a destructive beast that erodes the very fabric of wellness in the human being. It has the unique power to unravel body, mind and spirit. From there the erosion spreads into relationships, families and the very fabric of society itself, affecting whole cultures for generations to come." Banitt explaines how PTSD is not just a mental disorder, but is also a physical injury. Her extensive research covers a multidimensional approach, and her "toolbox" provides an extensive compilation of antidotes and interventions for healing extreme stress and traumatic reactions in body, mind and spirit.

Susan Pease Banitt, herself a healed survivor of abuse, trained as a psychotherapist in the Harvard Medical System, and has also studied yoga therapeutics, shamanism and alternative healing. A resident of Portland, she has had over 30 years in treating trauma. Join her on the Recovery Zone with host Stephanie Potter.

Long-time environmentalists Jeanne and Dick Roy share their "Practice of Hope"

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Wed, 04/25/2012

For the past 19 years Jeanne and Dick Roy have been working tirelessly as full-time volunteers to heal our world,  co-founding the Northwest Earth Institute in 1993 and the Center for Earth Leadership in 2006 . In the face of so much "bad news," what sustains and motivates them? How do they overcome despair and avoid burnout?  With host Stephanie Potter, Jeanne and Dick share their insight and experience in choosing hope over pessimism.  

 They will also be sharing their insights on May 5, in a 3 hour workshop called The Practice of Hope, offered free of charge (with pre-registration). Their intention is to elevate hope among those who seek to create a sustainable future.   They also made a TEDx talk on this topic.  Through the Center for Earth Leadership, the Northwest Earth Institute, and the Oregon Natural Step Network, Dick and Jeanne Roy have inspired thousands to take responsibility and action to care for the earth.  

Worker-owned co-operatives: building a more humane economy

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Recovery Zone
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Wed, 03/28/2012
The United Nations has declared 2012 the International Year of Cooperatives, Congress may be considering the National Cooperative Development Act, and worker-owned co-operatives could play a role in creating an economy that treats people as human beings.  One inspiring example is the Mondragon Cooperative Corporation which began among the Basques of Spain in the 1950's and 2010 generated revenues of roughly $20 billion, with nearly 100,000 worker/owner employees. Here in Portland, City Bikes has been operating as a worker-owned cooperative since 1990. "In a nutshell, this means that the workers own and run the business. We share responsibility and profit equally among the worker-owners." City Bike worker-owner Tim Calvert talks with host Stephanie Potter about his own experiences, how worker-owned co-ops could help build an economy and society that works for all its members, and how and why they should be supported.

The Camino De Santiago -- Finding Your Way

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Wed, 02/22/2012

The Camino de Santiago is an 1100 year old pilgrimage with routes throughout Europe that end at Santiago de Compostela in Northwest Spain.  Thousands of people walk, bicycle or go by horseback every year. Host Stephanie Potter speaks with film maker Lydia Smith, whose first walk on the Camino inspired her to direct her first feature length film, the forthcoming "Camino Documentary;" and with Kathy Kennerly who's recently started the Portland chapter of the American Pilgrims on the Camino.  Kathy volunteers in pilgrim hostels to help others travel the Camino. 

Just like the Camino itself, Lydia expects her Camino Documentary to create "a sense of global community and spark a dialogue about life’s biggest questions. Amidst a time of considerable social malaise, The Camino Documentary will illuminate what enables us to transcend the perceived boundaries of race, language, social status, age, faith and nationality, and remind us of what is best about being human."

Learn more about this ancient tradition that for many brings new perspectives on how to live; and provides inner growth, a rewarding physical challenge, and an opportunity to connect with others from around the world. (Music by Kevin Mcleod)

Join the Portlandia Chapter of American PIlgrims for a Sunday Stroll, Sunday, February 26, 2012, 2:00 p.m.! The meeting point will be the Eastbank Esplanade sign at Southeast Water Avenue at Hawthorne Boulevard.

Renewable Energy: It's not a pipe dream!

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Wed, 01/25/2012

What would it take to get off fossil fuels entirely, and to power the planet with renewables by 2030? What strides are being made in Oregon? In Portland? What can we do within our own communities? Solar design consultant Jesse Hunter, and Collin Ferguson, of Cascadia Commons are joined by James Rector (by phone) of RC Cubed, to talk about these issues and more. In partnership with RC Cubed, Cascadia Commons is launching the Portland-based Earth Energy Cooperative which will offer the power of group purchasing to reduce the costs of adopting solar energy. 

Jesse Hunter works with Solar City Future, is passionate about renewables, and recommends the work of Oregonians for Renewable Energy Policy. He's obtained certification with the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners, and is particularly interested in the work of Mark Z. Jacobson, Stanford professor of civil and environmental engineering, who asserts that the technology exists now to shift to renewables within two to four decades. Collin Ferguson is a co-founder of Cascadia Commons, an organization dedicated to advancing social, economic and environmental sustainability by motivating, connecting and empowering people to create more sustainable ways of living. RC Cubed is a financing company for renewable and energy efficiency technologies and projects. Earth Energy Cooperative will be a Cascadia Commons member-owned company and it's set to start up in March. Hosted by Stephanie Potter, music by Kevin McLeod.

 

"Occupy Oregon" for Cougars and Wolves?

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Wed, 12/28/2011

 The recovery of the gray wolf after its eradication from Yellowstone National Park, almost ninety years ago, demonstrates how crucial keystone species are to the long-term sustainability of the ecosystems they inhabit. But there are many who still regard keystone species, such as cougars and wolves, with hostility. Returning guests, Jayne Miller founder of Oregon Cougar Action Team and Rob Klavins of Oregon Wild are working to change those attitudes and help in the recovery of cougar and wolf populations here in Oregon.  Miller hopes to re-introduce a bill in 2013 to the Oregon legislature called "License to Protect," because she feels that what was passed last year was so watered down, it was "unrecognizable.  This month on the Recovery Zone, Miller and Klavins will have 60 minutes with host Stephanie Potter to talk about this bill and to discuss policies they hope to see implemented by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

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More about Third Party Options on August 30

 

Fifth Monday Labor Radio

Labor Radio Collective:"Together We Make A Difference" http://laborradiocollective.blogspot.com/8
Monday, August 30th, on Fifth Monday Labor Radio– at 6pm!
http://sites.google.com/site/laborradiogroup/home/fifth-monday-labor-radio
Third Party Representatives will talk with our listeners
about
why their parties matter for working people this election cycle.
Here is the lineup for the August 30, 5th Monday, KBOO Labor Radio Collective show from 6pm to 6:30pm2
Hosts: Tim Flangan and Lane Poncy

The Independent Party of Oregon: Salvador Peralta
1The Oregon Progressive Party: Phillip Kauffman and/or Jason Kafoury
and/or Alaina Melville
The Oregon Working Families Party: Cathy Highet and Steve Hughes
The Pacific Green Party of Oregon: Michael Meo and James Nicita This should be a lively and useful conversation.
Please call in and let us know what you think!   Studio Line (503) 231-8187
More info on Participants

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Lane Poncy & Tim Flanagan Host Fifth Monday Labor Radio:Lane is with the Oregon Alliance for Retired Americans,
CWA Local 7901 - Communications Workers of America Local 7901 in Portland.
and Tim is with
AFT-OregonJobs with Justice Steering Committe, and The Portland Alliance.  

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Cathy Highet is a labor lawyer representing unions and employees in Portland, Oregon. In January 2010 she co-founded the Portland Law Collective, an egalitarian law practice. She is also Treasurer of the Portland Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild and an enthusiastic supporter of the Oregon Working Families Party. Cathy graduated from the UC Berkeley School of Law in 2003 and from Reed College in 1993. Prior to becoming an attorney, Cathy worked as an organizer for farm worker and janitors’ unions.
Sal Peralta (at right) is the Independent Party Secretary

Steve Hughes [email protected], (no picture) is state director of Working Families
Party and will be in the studio along with Cathy Highet,
[email protected].
" James Nicita (at right below Sal) has been a member of the Pacific Green Party of Oregon since 2001, and prior to that helped organize and gain ballot 6access for the Green Party of Michigan. He is an attorney and environmentalist, particularly on water quality issues. He was elected to the non-partisan City Commission in Oregon City in November 2008. In 2009 he participated in the City's labor contract negotiations with the City's employees represented by the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), and the Police Employees Association(OCPEA). His grandfather worked on the assembly line at the Ford River Rouge complex in Dearborn, Michigan for 40 years, and was a charter member of the United Auto Workers' Union (UAW). 7
Michael Meo was cross-nominated by the Oregon Progressive Party and by the Oregon Pirate Party. He isrunning for the Oregon 3rd District U.S. House of Representatives. Michael is alsoexecutive director, Portland Metro Chapter of the Pacific Green Party.He is running for the seatnow held by Congressman Earl Blumenauer."I’ve taught high-school students for almost 30 years, and I’ve had both success and failure as a teacher. A large part of what was successful involved listening carefully to what urban students of many different backgrounds had to tell me, and figuring a way to communicate to them the methods of science, mathematics, and history. Basically, students taught me how to do that. If we listened to what the homeless and the imprisoned in our society are telling us, instead of putting them out of mind, we would have a community safer for all and one with greater economic opportunity. A society which cherishes everyone in it, not just its wealthiest members, is a more successful society for all. We turned around this country in the 1930s, but we didn’t do it by assuring salaries in the millions for ourbankers."
https://sites.google.com/site/laborradiogroup/  
Below... Phillip Kauffman speaking on behalf of Mad as Hell Doctors for nonprofit health care.
Speaking of Health care... This should still be an issue this fall.  The job is not done.


health care, not health "insurance"!

Healthcare Resource
 The watered-down reform we got on March, 21, 2010 is a gift to the insurance industry. 

They still call the shots, set the prices,
 and have retained their exemption from laws which prohibit monopolies. 

 

 

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