Interview

Populist Dialogues - 17-39 - Why the Education System Does Not Meet Needs

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Guest Greg Burrill, peace activist, entrepreneur and educator, talks about the Portland Public Schools and the financing of K-12 education in general in Oregon. Oregon is experiencing a funding crisis due to passage of Measures 5 and 50. Greg talks about what those measures did and continue to do, and how they took us from having a school system which was a national model to one characterized by underfunding and under-achievement.

How to Build a Successful Coalition: Featuring The Martin Luther King Day of Compassion and Action Coalition

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Host Rose Sheehan interviews the Martin Luther King Day of Compassion and Action Coalition Founders, Brad Wagenknecht and Jennifer Swift, on the mission of the coalition; how to join; and the weekend series of events, talks, and service projects that are planned for Napa County following the devastation left by the firestorms. All with a focus on inclusion and diversity and in celebration of the legacy that Martin Luther King left with us.

Populist Dialogues - 17-38 - Friends of Family Farmers v Corporate Farming

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Host David Delk talks with Shari Sirkin, Exec Director of Friends of Family Farmers on what Friends of Family Farmers is and why it was formed and the conflict between family farmers and corporate farms, like mega-dairies. We talk about CSAs - Community Sustained Agriculture as a way for individuals to support local family farmers. CSAs represent a partnership between the eater and the grower.

Muslim American Contributions to Interfaith Dialogues - Part 1

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Host Ismael Abdulhaqq is joined by Imam Abu Qadir Al-Amin, Imam Antar Jannah, and Imam Omar Shareef.

Ismael asks each guest to discuss how he came to Islam from a different background, diversity of faith among family and friends, some of the history of Islam in the United States, and for some personal reflections on Imam WD Mohammed.

This is the first part of a series highlighting Muslim American Contributions to Interfaith Dialogues and how Islam is practiced in America today.

Recorded 11/02/17.

In The Studio - County Services in Davis

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Autumn Labbe-Renault hosts Don Saylor, Yolo County Supervisor, District 2, and Nolan Sullivan, Service Centers Branch Director, Yolo County Health and Human Services.

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topics discussed include: 600 A street Service Center opening July 2018, employment, youth health services, counselling, wellness center.

Recorded: 11/16/17.

In The Studio - Rebirth: The Woodland State Theatre

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Steve Streeter hosts David Wilkinson, Documentary Filmmaker, and Jeff Levich, Documentary Filmmaker.

topics discussed include: theatre history, movie theatre restoration, architecture, the documentary 'Rebirth: The Woodland State Theatre,' interviews with former employees, and the palm tree controversy.

Recorded: 11/16/17. Photos updated 1/16/18.

In The Studio - A Home for the Night

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Lin Weaver hosts Eric Elton, Board Chair, Interfaith Rotating Winter Shelter, and Kelsey Gaynor, Intern, Interfaith Rotating Winter Shelter.

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topics discussed include: what the Interfaith Rotating Winter Shelter in Davis does, helping people in need, homless population in Davis, interfaith operations, and breaking down barriers between volunteers and the homeless.

Recorded 11/16/17.

Populist Dialogues - 17-37 Renegotiating NAFTA

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"The pushers of the economic trend of neo-liberal capitalism looked at NAFTA as a way to be cutting edge in their free'trade agreements...with the intention of radically transforming Mexico's economy."  Russell Lum, Trade Justice Coordinator with Oregon Fair Trade Campaign talks about the contradictory reasons for NAFTA's enactment; how NAFTA has transformed the US and Mexico; and what "We the People" should demand of a re-negotiated NAFTA.