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Richard Gage AIA, The Activist Architect

Airs at: Mon, 02/12/2018 at 12:00am
Produced for Progressive Spirit
  Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth (AE911truth) now has nearly three thousand professional engineers and architects calling for a new investigation into the destruction of the three World Trade Center towers on 9/11. Founder of AE911Truth, Richard Gage, AIA talks ab... Read more

Christi Denton on The Digital Divide

Airs at: Fri, 02/09/2018 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for The Digital Divide
  In this episode of The Digital Divide you’ll hear an interview I conducted in January of this year with experimental electronic music artist Christi Denton. Christi is a Portland based composer and sound installation artist who works with found sounds, electronics, and h... Read more

Matter and Desire

Airs at: Mon, 02/05/2018 at 12:00am
Produced for Progressive Spirit
  Andreas Weber is a Berlin-based philosopher, biologist, and writer. He holds degrees in marine biology and cultural studies. He proposes the development of a “poetic ecology” which intimately attaches our species to every being and underpins the entire range of human exp... Read more

Ursula K. Le Guin: "Out Here"

Airs at: Thu, 01/25/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
  "Women's writing tends to get disapeared when they die..." -Ursula K. Le Guin Portland's own Ursula K. Le Guin passed away this week at the age of 88. She was a novelist working mainly in the genres of fantasy and science fiction but she also authored children's books, s... Read more

Psychedelic Medicine: The Healing Powers of LSD, MDMA, Psilocybin, and Ayahuasca

Airs at: Mon, 01/15/2018 at 12:00am
Produced for Progressive Spirit
  California has legalized recreational use of marijuana. The law went into effect January 1st, 2018. Meanwhile, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recently stated that he is rescinding the Cole Memo which had protected states from federal interference regarding cannabis l... Read more

Tom Gauld's Literary Funnies

Airs at: Thu, 01/11/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  Tom Gauld is best known to Americans for his droll and iconic cartoons in The New Yorker and The Guardian where literature and mythology get mashed up with pop culture.  But he's also the author of such imaginative graphic novels as Goliath, Hunter and Painter, and The G... Read more

Commentary: Trump Tweets

Airs at: Fri, 01/05/2018 at 5:15pm - 5:30pm
Produced for Evening News
    Donald Trump is addicted to Twitter. Hardly a day goes by when he doesn’t use the social media tool to announce policy, attack his latest foe or pat himself on the back. And the media hangs on his every Tweet. But should we? KBOO’s Ray Bodwell has these thoughts. Read more

Court Confirms Constitutionality of Portland Fossil Fuel Zoning Rules

Airs at: Fri, 01/05/2018 at 5:00pm - 5:15pm
Produced for Evening News
On January 4th, the Oregon Court of Appeals reversed, in large part, a Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) decision that undermined Portland’s landmark fossil fuel terminal zoning amendments, passed unanimously by the city council in December 2016. The court ruled that Portla... Read more

A Guide to What We Don't Know about the Universe

Airs at: Mon, 12/11/2017 at 12:00am
Produced for Progressive Spirit
  Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson have co-authored We Have No Idea: A Guide to The Unknown Universe. Jorge Cham is the creator of PHD Comics and Daniel Whiteson is a particle physicist at the University of California Irvine. In this book they explain everything we DON'T kno... Read more

The Digital Divide: Ellen Ullman on Life in Code

Airs at: Fri, 12/08/2017 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for The Digital Divide
On today's Digital Divide, guest host Ken Jones talks with Ellen Ullman, author of the new book Life in Code: A Personal History of Technology. Ellen is both a techie and a masterful writer. After earning an English degree at Cornell in the early 70’s, she’s worked professi... Read more