The Politics of Living

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Debra Giannini
Dennise M. Kowalcyzk
Tave Fasce Drake
Inessa Anderson
Kristin Thiel
Darka Dusty
Vicky Mazzone
Lynne Fitch
Bonnie Michelle
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The purpose of this show is to create a place on the radio dial in order to elevate women's voices and opinions around political, economical, and cultural issues. The intent is to look at global and local events/topics via interview, commentary or discussion in order to consider a variety of views that are often missed by media.

 

Host/Producer
Vicky Mazzone

Email:  TPOL@kboo.org

Content Contributors
                     
Darka Dusty                           Kristin Thiel
Dennise M. Kowalczyk         Inessa Anderson
Liam Delta                             Tave Fasce Drake
Debra Giannini                      Vicky Mazzone
Lynn Fitch                              M. L. lauri        
Bonnie Michelle


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Dennise M. Kowalczyk - Web Support

CONTRIBUTOR BIOS

Debra Giannini
Debra is a teaching artist, health practitioner and advocate based in Portland, Oregon. Her focus upon somatic healing, community-building, and transformation is underpinned from by the tenets of bioregional adaptation and arcology (architecture + ecology)  and her tools are cultural: art, film, dance, spoke word and music. 


Dennise M. Kowalczyk
Dennise started her career in community broadcasting in 1995 when she moved to Portland from the east coast.  Her work with KBOO runs the gamut of serving as a board member to on-air programming to serving as a staff member. She is the former manager of KZME Radio and executive director of WDIY Radio. She also is a podcast producer (BroadBand, ArtclecticPDX, Trixie Pop)

Tave Fasce Drake
Tave is an engineer, educator, producer, and performer. As well as being a regular contributor to The Politics of Living, Tave also has a monthly web podcast - Peace, Love and Soup, available on iTunes, FB and at kboo.fm/peaceloveandsoup. She is the lead singer of the 8 piece all female Merle Haggard tribute, Gerle Haggard Band.  A double major of USC's film school and theatre department, Tave went on to serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mali, West Africa where she met her husband.  She worked on documentaries in the Bay Area before becoming the A/V manager and head editor at D'Arcy Advertising. Just after 9/11, Tave went on to raise and train service and therapy dogs for over a decade.  The mother of two daughters and an interpreter at OMSI, Tave Fasce Drake is a huge proponent of feminism -particularly in regards to women in the arts and sciences.

Inessa Anderson
Inessa has been a vital part of the Portland radio community since the mid-1990s.  She was on air at KBBT, KKJZ, KUPL, Q105 and KGON,  She then spent 11 years at KINK, starting in 2001.  Most recently, she holds the position of Music Director and Creative Services for Portland Radio Project (prp.fm).   More information about Inessa can be found at the links below. 

http://prp.fm/show/inessa/
http://www.theinessablog.com/

Kristin Thiel
Kristin Thiel is a writer and editor.

Darka Dusty
Darka Dusty is a writer, entrepreneur, life-long musician, vocalist and vocal coach living in Portland, Oregon. As a singer, Darka is known for her big voice and likes to genre-hop from blues to jazz to country and everything in between. Originally born in Detroit, MI, Darka spent many years in New York City and a few in London, England while she worked for the Economist Newspaper Group and Jive Records. In her early musical life, Darka was one half of the very popular NYC-based Ukrainian music duo, “Darka & Slavko” producing very popular records and traveling to Europe several times, winning “Best International Band” honors at the first non-Soviet Ukrainian Pop Music Festival. Darka currently sings, plays piano and accordion as a soloist and in the Portland music scene, including two of her own bands. When she's not performing, Darka and her partner Miri create beautiful images through their collaborative photography venture, Mirifoto. She's also a contributing writer for several local magazines and writes love horoscopes for Daily Horoscope.com and Tarot.com

Vicky Mazzone
Vicky Mazzone is a music geek and radio aficianado who moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1992.  Vicky is also a guitar enthusiast, and hosts Guitar Shop Radio, a weekly show dedicated to cream-of-the-crop guitarists in all genres.  Vicky's involvement in radio spans news stories, music shows, radio training and theater.  She's been involved at KPSU, KBOO, KBVR and (as a guest) KMUZ.  She's been the digital media contact for The Politics of Living since it started, and now serves as its host and producer.  

Lynne Fitch
Lynne Fitch is a storyteller, gardener and woman in later life transition.  She lived in Alaska for almost 18 years and still refers to the Aleutian Islands as home.  She now lives in St. Johns, North Portland, where she is creating an urban oasis of gardens and native habitat.  Lynn has worked for more than 35 years in the non-profit sector, helping all types of organizations tell their stories, in order to raise money and do good work. 

Bonnie Michelle

KBOO volunteer and host of The Politics of Living, along with Dennise Kowalczyk.

M. L. lauri

M.L lauri is a nurse and a psychotherapist who has been working in the field of mental health for 40 years. Her heart’s work/quest has been and continues to be to understand and relieve the suffering of herself and others. This work led her to travel looking for answers which resulted in her living and working in Nepal and India for about 8 years. She began studying and practicing Buddhism there and has been a practicing Buddhist for 30 years. She moved to Portland in 2007 to study at the Buddhist college, Maitripa College. Her current work through her private practice, EXPANSION, has involved publishing her first book “What the Hell Is Going On? The Question, Our Secrets, Some Answers” (WHIGO) in 2016 and starting work in new avenues as she continues to follow her heart’s and Buddhist path. M.L is new to radio. She hopes her work at KBOO will be one of her new avenues for her continuing growth and work.   

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The Politics of Living - Episode 22

Airs at: Wed, 12/05/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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The Politics of Living – Dec 5, 2018 Hosted by: Vicky Mazzone All feedback, comments and suggestions can be emailed to: TPOL@KBOO.ORG The Politics of Living show is currently looking for contributors and guests.  For more information, please email: TPOL@KBOO.ORG Content C... Read more

The Politics of Living - Episode 21

Airs at: Wed, 11/07/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Hosted by:  Vicky Mazzone Content Contributors Inessa Anderson (Emma Willman – Producer: Inessa Anderson) Kristin Thiel (She Ra Solution – Producer: Kristin Thiel) ML Laurie - Let’s Stop For a Minute (Producer: ML Laurie) Vicky Mazzone – Jax Wheatley (Producer: Vicky Mazzone)... Read more

The Politics of Living - Episode 20

Airs at: Wed, 10/03/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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October 3, 2018 All feedback, comments, and suggestions can be emailed to  TPOL@KBOO.ORG. The Politics of Living show is currently looking for contributors and guests.  For more information on how you can get involved, please email TPOL@KBOO.ORG.   Content Contributors: K... Read more

The Politics of Living - Episode 19

Airs at: Wed, 09/05/2018 at 9:30am - 10:00am
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September 5, 2018  The Politics of Living – September 5, 2018 - 30 minute show (NOTE: this is the last month that TPOL's length will be 30 minutes.  In October, the show goes back to an hour format).    Content Contributors: Vicky Mazzone (interview with Kate Lavender) K... Read more

The Politics of Living on 09/05/18

Airs at: Wed, 09/05/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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The Politics of Living - Episode 18

Airs at: Wed, 08/01/2018 at 9:00am - 9:30am
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August 1, 2018   The Politics of Living – August 1, 2018 - 30 minute show   Content Contributors: Rachelle Schmid (Conversations With Elders) Dennise Kowalcyzk (Portland 2003 protests audio) Kristin Thiel (The She Ra Solution) M L lauri (Let's Stop For A Minute) Vicky... Read more

The Politics of Living - Episode 17

Airs at: Wed, 07/04/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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July 4, 2018   The Politics of Living – July 6, 2018 - 30 minute show   Content Contributors: Tave Fasce Drake: Gazpacho and Tomato Trivia Kristin Thiel: The She Ra Solution M L lauri (Let's Stop For A Minute) Vicky Mazzone (Host & Producer)   Technical Assistance: ... Read more

The Politics of Living - Episode 16

Airs at: Wed, 06/06/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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    June 6, 2018   Lynn Fitch presents another storytelling installment: What's Next? Venturing into the Great Wide Open. Ten Minutes With Darka: This month, Darka's guest is Carl Wolfson, a comedian, radio host, author and activist.  He was a mainstay on Portland's ... Read more

The Politics of Living - Episode 15

Airs at: Wed, 05/02/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  May 2, 2018   Inessa Anderson talks with new contributor Bonnie Michelle.  Bonnie describes herself as a "perpetual student", and has devoted herself to the the art of conversation  - specifically, using conversation to explore the deeper meaning of the journey of lif... Read more

The Politics of Living - Episode 14

Airs at: Wed, 04/11/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  April 11, 2018 Inessa Anderson chats with Canadian singer-songwriter, Jennifer Berezan. Jennifer is intent on blurring the artistic boundaries and most importantly, the distinction between musical styles, politics, spiritual life, and environmental activism.  Darka D... Read more