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Against the Grain is a radio and web media project whose aim is to provide in-depth analysis and commentary on a variety of matters — political, economic, social and cultural — important to progressive and radical thinking and activism. We’re based at the studios of Pacifica station KPFA-FM in Berkeley, California.

ATG focuses on meaty theoretical and action-oriented issues that the mainstream media tends to ignore, matters like political economy, the global justice movement, philosophical and cultural ideas, and race and gender relations. We strive to bring these perspectives to the airwaves in a way that’s accessible, engaging, and, most of all, useful to people working for social change.

Please join us, listen in, and let us know what you think. And if you like what we’re doing, pass the word along. You may even want to ask your local community radio station to carry ATG.

Against the Grain is co-produced and co-hosted by Sasha Lilley and C.S. Soong. Contributing producers include Ramsey Kanaan and H.N. Yuen.

http://www.againstthegrain.org/

Food has fueled and propelled humans throughout our evolution. The story of food is our story. But, where we once enjoyed an intimate, tactile, nourishing and soulful relationship with food, we are now largely disconnected from it and oblivious to its source.

Deconstructing Dinner: Reconstructing Our Food System aims to change this.

Through its documentary series created by Jon Steinman and Declan O’Driscoll, its informative webisodes, and an interactive web site, Deconstructing Dinner invites us to rediscover food – in our kitchens, our communities, and through one of our most precious assets… our sense of taste.

Bernard M. Levy spent his formative years in Trenton, NJ.  He attended Rutgers University.  After graduation, he accepted an entry accounting job in San Diego and crossed the country in a modern covered wagon, a ragtop with a U-Haul trailer attached.

He became a California CPA, graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law, had several stints as controller/CFO for private companies and a publicly-held corporation, and practiced California law.

In 1987 he moved to Oregon and was employed by a Portland real estate company, initially as vice president and assistant to the president, and then as sole house legal counsel.

Bernie started writing in his early years and in 1998 he took time out from the law to hone his writing skills.  He became a columnist for a daily Portland paper, writing a twice-weekly column.  His columns contained humor as well as business, economic, and societal subject matter, and they received much recognition and acclaim.

Bernie’s program on KYAQ reflects his varied interests and experience, with elements of law, politics, finance, and humor.

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Law and Disorder is a weekly, independent radio program airing on many stations across the United States and podcasting on the web. Law and Disorder radio gives listeners access to rare legal perspectives on issues concerning civil liberties, privacy, right to dissent and the horrendous practices of torture exercised by the US government. This program examines the political forces and legislation that are moving the United States into a police state.

Three of the top progressive attorneys and activists host the program and consistently bring a diverse line up of guests from grassroots activists to politically mindful authors. More importantly, Law and Disorder brings access to attorneys who give insights to some of the most controversial cases. Airing on Pacifica station WBAI 99.5 FM, Law and Disorder will sometimes be the generator of news within the radio echo-chamber throughout the country.

Sierra Club Radio is a weekly half hour program produced by Sierra Club staff and hosted by Orli Cotel. Each week you’ll hear in-depth interviews with politicians, authors, celebrities, artists, and activists inspired by nature. We also feature lifestyle tips from Sierra magazine, advice from the magazine’s columnist, Mr. Green, and occasional commentary from Club Executive Director Michael Brune. Read more.

 

is based on the proposition that religion has a positive and healing role to play in the life of the nation. The show explains and explores that role by illustrating the vast diversity of beliefs in America – the most religiously diverse country in the world – while exposing and critiquing both the political manipulation of religion for partisan purposes and the religious manipulation of government for sectarian purposes. – See more at: http://stateofbelief.com/about/#sthash.c1kZkrVb.dpuf

 

An interesting exploration of the world of nature on the Central Oregon Coast.  In this locally produced program, host Rick Mark talks with scientists, environmentalists, and other nature enthusiasts about issues important to our local ecosystem.  Whale watching, mushroom hunting, tidepool exploration, interviews, news and events, the world of nature comes alive during interesting and lively discussions.

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2015/12/18 Gray whales are heading south for the winter and whale-watching sites are popping up all along the Oregon coast. Tom Ray of the American Cetacean Society tells us what to look for and fills us in on whale behavior. https://www.facebook.com/ACSOregonChapter

2015/12/11 Bill Hanshumaker, Oregon Sea Grant chief scientist at the Hatfield Marine Science Center, spoke about sunfish and sea turtles and other animals who have been turning up unexpectedly on Oregon beaches in recent months. Learn more about marine animals and how to report them if you find one here: http://beachedmarinecritters.org

2015/12/04 Dawn Harris of Yaquina Birders & Naturalists talked about birds, bird feeders, and especially the annual Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count, which will be taking place across the entire country over the next few weeks.

2015/11/27 Eric Horvath talked to us about birding on the Oregon coast. We heard about oystercatchers and surfbirds and harlequin ducks and other winged residents of our rocky shores. We also had some tips on feeding hummingbirds all winter long!

2015/11/20 Cait Goodwin, the Oregon Coast Quest Coordinator at the Hatfield Marine Science Center, told us about the fun family activity known as “Quests.” Quests are learning adventures that use clues and hints to encourage participants to discover the natural, cultural and historical “treasures” of place and community.

http://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/visitor-center/education/marine-education/quests 

2015/11/14 Fawn Custer, volunteer coordinator for the Oregon Shores CoastWatch program, told us about the King Tides project (how high does the tide really go?) and about monitoring our beaches to help clean up debris and to watch for stranded animals.

Writer’s Voice …where the conversation goes deeper. We talk to writers of all genres about matters that move us and make us think.

The program features interviews and readings, as well as reviews, with authors such as Louise Erdrich, James Risen, Ursula K. LeGuin, Russell Banks, poet Richard Wilbur and many more notable writers. Writer’s Voice is produced and hosted by Francesca Rheannon, and has been on the air since 2004 with more than 400 shows produced, broadcasting on stations around the United States.

Writer’s Voice managing editor and Web content producer is Bill Weye. Love the Writer’s Voice logo? We’ve received tons of complements about it. They should all go to graphic designer, Ian Callahan.

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