Interview

Populist Dialogues - 17-44 - Just Energy Transitions Initiative - how we get to clean energy and just jobs creations

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Guest Anais Tuepker talks about the proposed Portland Just Energy Transition initiative petition for the City of Portland. Noting that environmental groups and communities of color have not in the past worked together, she says that this has been written by a collaboration between them.

Populist Dialogues - 17-43 - Single Payer Health Care - Better Care for More People for Less Money

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Host David Delk talks with Tom Sincic, President of Health Care for All Oregon. Tom details the problem of present for-profit health care insurance model and how it does not serve the interests and needs of people. A single payer system would have quite different results. Single payer means better care, less wasted time, better care, all for less money.

Tom describes efforts at both the state and federals levels to create single payer health care. In Oregon, HCAO is working toward a ballot measure creating a Oregon Single Payer System for the 2020 ballot.

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

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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.