Marianne Barisonek (KBOO)

An American in Japan: Current conditions in Fukushima

Airs at: Mon, 08/29/2011 at 12:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
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Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Steven Thompson, an American living in Japan, who is working on issues related to the radiation coming from the Fukushima Nuclear Power plant. Thompson recently visited the area surrounding Fukushima. He will talk about current conditions... Read more

Radiozine on 06/27/11

Airs at: Mon, 06/27/2011 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Radiozine
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Host Marianne Barisonek interviews Tali Sharot about her book "The Optimism Bias: A Tour of the Irrationally Positive Brain," an exploration of the neural basis of optimism, and how the brain simulates the future. How does the brain generate hope? How does it trick us into ... Read more

Daniel Wilson talks about his novel "Robopocalypse"

Airs at: Thu, 06/09/2011 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
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Host Marianne Barisonek interviews Portland writer, television host and robotics engineer Daniel Wilson, author of the technothriller "Robopocalypse," which explores the fate of the human race following a robot uprising. Wilson has an M.S. and P.H.D. in Robotics, and an ... Read more

"Divinity of Doubt:" an indictment of God, theism and atheism

Airs at: Fri, 05/27/2011 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Wednesday Talk Radio
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Host Marianne Barisonek interviews former Los Angeles County prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi about his new book DIVINITY OF DOUBT: The God Question. In the book Bugliosi makes a potent case for agnosticism by marshaling evidence and drawing persuasive inferences. DIVINITY OF DO... Read more

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 04/29/11

Airs at: Fri, 04/29/2011 at 8:00am - 12:00pm
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Stop Nuclear Madness Join us all morning as we look at one of the world's most crucial issues, nuclear power. "As a physician, I contend that nuclear technology threatens life on our planet with extinction. If present trends continue, the air we breathe, the food we eat, ... Read more

Between the Covers on 04/14/11

Airs at: Thu, 04/14/2011 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
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Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with fiction writer Peter Mountford about his new novel "A Young Man's Guide to Late Capitalism," which tells the story of Gabriel de Boya, a recent college graduate who works for an unscrupulous hedge fund while pretending to be a freelance j... Read more

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Jody Williams: How do we advance the peace movement?

Airs at: Fri, 04/08/2011 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Talk Radio
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Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Jody Williams, 1997 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and founding coordinator of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. Jody Williams will be the keynote speaker at the Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility anniversary dinner on Apr... Read more

Gemma Whelan talks about her novel "Fiona: Stolen Child"

Airs at: Thu, 03/17/2011 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
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In the novel Fiona Clarke, an Irish writer living in New York, has been running away from her past since she left rural Cregora, Ireland, for boarding school. That past finds her, many years later, when her thinly veiled autobiographical novel is optioned for a movie. Worki... Read more

Novelist Mary Roninette Kowal on her regency fantasy: "Shades of Milk and Honey"

Airs at: Fri, 02/11/2011 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
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Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Mary Robinette Kowal the author of Shades of Milk and Honey, an intimate portrait of Jane Ellsworth, a woman ahead of her time in a version of Regency England where the manipulation of glamour is considered an essential skill for a lady o... Read more

William Gibson on Science Fiction and Zero History

Airs at: Thu, 01/27/2011 at 11:00am - 11:30am
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Host Marianne Barisonek interviews William Gibson, whose novel Neuromancer launched the cyberpunk generation. They discuss his latest novel, Zero History.  www.williamgibsonbooks.com/ CD-1763 Read more