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Pink Brain, Blue Brain: How Small Differences grow into troublesome gaps - and What You Can Do About It

Airs at: Mon, 09/21/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Radiozine
 KBOO's Host Crystal Leighty talks with Lise Eliot, author of "Pink Brain, Blue Brain: How Small Differences grow into troublesome gaps - and What You Can Do About It."  Read more

New documentary examines state of Transgender health care

In light of last night's Gender Blender on gender discrimination on health care, I thought I'd share information about a new documentary I just heard about.  Now in pre-production, Southern Comforted: Lives Touched by the Documentary, refers to the award winning documentary... Read more

Kennedy's letter to Obama

Sept. 10,2009 Here's the letter from Ted Kennedy to President Obama, written shortly after the Senator learned his cancer was terminal. Dear Mr. President, I wanted to write a few final words to you to express my gratitude for your repeated personal kindnesses to me – and on... Read more

We need a fighter

Sept. 7, 2009Again, Bill Moyers rides to our rescue.Let's get on with it, Mr. President. We're up the proverbial creek with spaghetti as our paddle. This health care thing could have been the crossing of the Delaware, the turning point in the next American Revolution — the ... Read more

An Update on the State of our LGBTQ Union

Airs at: Tue, 09/08/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Out Loud
Carla interviews Kate Kendelle, Executive Director for the National Lesbian Center Rights (nclrights.org), and Jeana Frazzini, Executive Director for Basic Rights Oregon (basicrights.org), about the State of the LGBTQ Union, among other political topics. Kate will be in Por... Read more

Oregon dog stars in Iditarod book

Airs at: Fri, 08/28/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Bread and Roses
Crimp, a lucky dog from K-Falls Oregon, and his owner, Liz Parrish, triumphed recently in the 1,000-mile Iditarod dogsled race across Alaska. Both Crimp and 50-year-old Liz overcame tremendous physical difficulties to complete the grueling race. Their inspiring stories are ... Read more

Sexual Violence in the Congo

Airs at: Wed, 08/26/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Political Perspectives
Erik Jorgensen speaks with Yvonne Simmons and Franciska Thiel about violence against women in the Congo, and the Clothesline Project. Read more

Moyers nails it

Once again, the inestimable Bill Moyers displays how a real journalist should act: 0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-si... Read more

August 31 Old Mole Variety Hour

Airs at: Mon, 08/31/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  This edition of the Old Mole is hosted by Norm Diamond (pictured here), and includes his special feature "Mystery Mole," as well as thoughtful introductions to all the other Moles' contributions.  Norm also plays and comments on a song by the Nicaraguan duo Guardabarranco... Read more

Policing Gender Boundaries

Airs at: Mon, 08/31/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
 What qualifies an athlete to compete as a woman or a man?  What makes any of us a man or a woman?  It's not as obvious as you might have thought, as the Old Mole's Frann Michel argues in this commentary, which begins with the case of runner Caster Semenya.  You can read Fr... Read more