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How Portland Metro Chamber and Business Lobbyists Undermine Education Funding

Airs at: Mon, 11/27/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  In November, Portland teachers went on strike for the first time ever to demand better resources for schools. The local business lobby was quick to chastise the teachers for withholding their labor — but what role do groups like Portland Metro Chamber play in underfundin... Read more

A Fair Farm Bill for All

Airs at: Mon, 11/27/2023 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
The United States’ food system has become a corporate-dominated marketplace, strangled by an elite few, that holds farmers and consumers hostage to greed. Currently Congress is negotiating the 19th Farm Bill which is an opportunity to pass a fair Farm Bill for all, after de... Read more

The Pacific Coast Temperate Rainforest and the Climate, with Paul Koberstein

Airs at: Wed, 11/15/2023 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Wednesday Talk Radio
  Today's guest, Paul Koberstein, co-founded Cascadia Times in 1995 and has been editor since its inception. A journalist for 40 years, Koberstein was a staff writer for The Oregonian and Willamette Week. He and Kathy Durbin were two of the first mainstream journalists to ... Read more

Race Talks BIPOC Holiday Market

Airs at: Mon, 11/13/2023 at 7:00am - 7:30am
Produced for Radiozine
BIPOC Women-owned Businesses -- and dialogue -- are featured at the Race Talks Holiday Market, scheduled for the McMenamins Kennedy School gym, Tuesday, Nov. 14 from 6 - 9:30 pm. Find out more online here. Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for November 13, 2023

Airs at: Mon, 11/13/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Patricia Kullberg hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: Crypto and Fraud: After the collapse of the cryptocurrency exchange FTX last November, federal prosecutors charged the company's founder, Sam Bankman-Fried, with fraud and what ... Read more

Crypto and Fraud

Airs at: Mon, 11/13/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
After the collapse of the cryptocurrency exchange FTX last November, federal prosecutors charged the company's founder, Sam Bankman-Fried, with fraud and what prosecutors describe as the largest financial fraud in recent history. Pleading not guilty, Bankman-Fried made an a... Read more

The Imaginary Possible starts this Thursday at 9am

Produced for The Imaginary Possible
From chatbots to applicant tracking systems and facial recognition, AI is transforming our world or the better and for the worse. Each week on the Imaginary Possible Podcast, I talk to experts in AI, as well ordinary people who are asking big questions about our future — w... Read more

Copywriting and the Drift: An Interview with Gregory McCormick

Airs at: Thu, 01/04/2024 at 9:00am - 9:30am
Produced for The Imaginary Possible
In this episode of The Imaginary Possible host Suzanne LaGrande speaks with Gregory McCormick, founder of a one man marketing agency, Brand Built. Topics discussed include: Greg’s initial interest in AI as a way to help with marketing and copywriting. Why he doesn’t use... Read more

Using AI Responsibly: An Interview with Ross Monaghan

Airs at: Thu, 12/14/2023 at 9:00am - 9:30am
Produced for The Imaginary Possible
In this episode of The Imaginary Possible host Suzanne LaGrande speaks with communications professor and former CEO of Australia's mobile phone industry association, Ross Monaghan about how to formulate policies for AI usage in organizations Among other topics, Suzanne and... Read more

The Purple Squirrel: How People Actually Get Jobs: An Interview with Abby Engers and Corbin C

Airs at: Thu, 11/30/2023 at 9:00am - 9:30am
Produced for The Imaginary Possible
In this episode of The Imaginary Possible host Suzanne LaGrande speaks with Abby Engers and and Corbin C about how people actually get jobs. Abby is the HR manager at Boly:Welch, an employment agency in Portland Oregon. She helps with internal recruiting and does HR consult... Read more