In 2014, here in Portland, Peace in Schools launched the first for-credit
high school mindfulness course in the nation. Five years later, eight schools
have partnered with the program to establish mindfulness courses, and new
courses are being offered to adults, especial...
Fix the Court was created to take the Supreme Court of the United States to
task for its lack of accountability and transparency, and proposes reforms
that include term limits and cameras in the court. Executive Director Gabe
Roth, will discuss the work of his organization,...
Oregon Walks is a nonprofit, membership-based advocacy organization dedicated
to promoting walking and making the conditions for walking in Oregon safe,
convenient and attractive. Host Carolyn Campbell speaks with several
members of the organization, including Inna Lev...
Humanity has been referred to as a "desert-making species," but by
partnering with the beaver we could reverse that trend, according to Ben
Goldfarb, author of Eager, The Surprising, Secret Lives of Beavers and Why
They Matter, and Steven Murschel, an educator with the B...
Fungi have often gotten a bad rap or been neglected, but for Radical
Mycologists the potential value in human/mushroom interactions are
unlimited, and their investigations embrace mycology through science, art,
philosophy, sociology, religion ancient history. Peter McCoy...
The U.S. has less than 5% of the world’s population, but almost half the
world's civilian-owned guns. We also have one of the highest rates of death
by firearm in the developed world. Gun death rates in Oregon are even greater
than the national averages, and most are sui...
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...
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...
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...
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...