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Every 4th Wednesday of each month, from 11:00 am to 11:30 am.

 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 or check it out in the KBOO archives.

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Roy Scranton, "We're Doomed. Now What?"

Airs at: Wed, 07/25/2018 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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  We live in a world of unprecedented change -- rising temperatures and extreme weather are becoming the norm, as are mass extinctions, resource depletions and record numbers of refugees and homeless. Outsized wealth disparities, fossil fuel addiction, a "war on terror" an... Read more

Paul Levy on The Quantum Revelation: A Radical Synthesis of Science and Spirituality

Airs at: Wed, 06/27/2018 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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  Written for readers with no physics background, Paul Levy’s latest book, The Quantum Revelation is for those who have heard that quantum physics amazing but don’t quite understand how or why. Levy contemplates the deeper philosophical underpinnings of quantum physics, ex... Read more

Rational sex offender policies sought by Oregon Voices

Airs at: Wed, 05/23/2018 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Members of Oregon Voices discuss their efforts to advocate for evidence-based approach to sexual offenses In the U.S. there are 750,000 people on sexual offender registries, including nearly 30,000 in Oregon. Who gets labeled as a sex offender? What are the rules and restr... Read more

How To Fix the Future: Andrew Keen

Airs at: Wed, 04/25/2018 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Staying Human in the Digital Age   Stephanie Potter welcomes author Andrew Keen to KBOO's Spring Membership Drive to discuss his book How To Fix The Future.  Call in during the show to pledge your support and get a copy the book. Former Internet entrepreneur Andrew Keen w... Read more

Right to Health focuses on racism as a public health issue

Airs at: Wed, 03/28/2018 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Leslie Gregory has been working to bring attention to racism as a national, public health crisis.  As the founder of the non-profit Right to Health US, she has challenged the Center for Disease Control to declare racism a public health threat, including this petition at Mov... Read more

Progressive parking policies urged by Portlanders for Parking Reform

Airs at: Wed, 02/28/2018 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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  Portlanders for Parking Reform (PPR) is a grassroots advocacy group focused on implementing progressive parking policies to encourage more affordable housing, increase use of alternative transportation modes, and take action on climate change. Policy victories have inclu... Read more

Ray Raphael debunks historical myths of our founding era, recognizes the common people

Airs at: Wed, 01/24/2018 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Drawing on oral histories and in-depth research, historian Ray Raphael of Humboldt County, CA, has written over 20 books based on real people telling their own stories. His early books dealt with topical and regional matters, including local history, the timber wars, and ma... Read more

Socially Responsible Enterprise Fosters Language and Cultural Diversity

Airs at: Wed, 12/27/2017 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Language is Power - Lots of people talk about freedom of speech. But what if your speech is not the same language as the language spoken by the mainstream? In an important way, your freedom of speech is limited.  People-Places-Things (P-P-T) is a social enterprise that's wo... Read more

Alternative Tech: Risks and Promises

Airs at: Wed, 11/22/2017 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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  There's no arguing that human technology and energy use have a tremendous impact on our planet; and the problems we face, which include climate change and the risk of mass extinction, are daunting. What we end up doing is a clear reflection of our values and priorities. ... Read more

World-wide organization offers opportunities for education, inspiration, on organic farms

Airs at: Wed, 10/25/2017 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms, aka Willing Workers on Organic Farms, (or  just plain WWOOF),  is a worldwide movement that links volunteers with organic farmers and growers. The idea is to promote cultural and educational experiences based on trust and non-monet... Read more