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2002 Jefferson Exchange Guest Information

(This is a partial listing of our guests in 2002.)

Wednesday, June 26: The secret lives of girls and the culture of female aggression. Rachel Simmons is the author of the bestseller, Odd Girl Out: the Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls. In the book, Simmons depicts how girl friendship and popularity are intertwined with bullying and meanness.

Thursday, June 27: Living your life by design and practical tips for communicating with annoying people. The guest is with Dr. Rick Kirschner, a professional speaker, corporate trainer and co-author of Dealing With People You Can't Stand: How to Bring Out the Best in People at Their Worst.

Friday, June 28: Harry Lonsdale began his career as a scientist, ran three times for U.S. Senate from Oregon, and has worked for years with Campaign for Democracy, a campaign finance reform organization. Lonsdale is currently completing a memoir about politics, with the working title Running: Politics, Power, and the Press in the '90s.

Monday, July 1: The debate over the dangers of environmentalism and its use as a political weapon. The guest is Holly Swanson, founder of Operation Green Out and author of Set Up and Sold Out: Find Out What Green Really Means.

Tuesday, July 2: International law, the Israel-Palestine conflict, and Bush's Mideast plan. The guest is Francis Boyle, professor at the University of Illinois College of Law and former legal advisor to the Palestinian delegation to the Middle East peace negotiations from 1991 to 1993.

Wednesday, July 3: The ideas and platform of the Constitution party, advocating Biblical law and a much smaller federal government. The guest is Bob Ekstrom, chairman of the Oregon Constitution Party.

Thursday, July 4: Happy Fourth of July! Two archive hours. 8-9: Becoming a planetary human with scholar, teacher, and global traveler Jean Houston. Houston recently relocated to Southern Oregon and is the author of many books, including "Jump Time". 9-10: The art and message of writing for children with P.K. Hallinan. He has written dozens of books for children, including For the Love of the Earth, We're Very Good Friends, My Mother and I, and a recent book, Heartprints.

Friday, July 5: Prescription drug prices, Oregon's future, and the race for the Senate with democratic candidate (and Oregon Secretary of State) Bill Bradbury. Bradbury is challenging Republican incumbent Sen. Gordon Smith in the November election.

Monday, July 8: Can world conflicts be traced to religious nationalism? The guest is Rosemary Ruether, author or editor of many books, including The Wrath of Jonah: The Crisis of Religious Nationalism in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (1989); Gaia and God: An Ecofeminist Theology of Earth Healing (1992); Women Healing Earth: Third World Women on Feminism, Religion and Ecology (1996).

Tuesday, July 9: Rethinking the corporate mandate of maximizing returns to shareholders. Is it out of step with democratic and free-market ideals? A dialogue on the core problem of capitalism with Marjorie Kelly, author of The Divine Right of Capital.

Wednesday, July 10: Fairness and bias in NPR reporting. The guest is Jeffrey Dvorkin, ombudsman for National Public Radio in Washington D.C.

Thursday, July 11: What it takes to put on a concert: performance promotion and production in Eugene and in Southern Oregon. Guests include Mike Sturgill with Britt Festivals, Maria Kelly of the One World Concert Series at SOU, and Daryl Kau with the Hult Center in Eugene. Also invited: producers of the Music on the Half Shell, a free concert series in Roseburg.

Friday, July 12: Horrible, hellish travel experiences. The guest is Roger Rapoport, co-editor of I Should Have Stayed Home and other collections of worst journeys and bad vacations.

Monday, July 15: Drug (and other crime) prevention programs and the proposed $8.7 million dollar ballot levy to support additional patrols in Jackson County. The guest is Sheriff Bob Kennedy, Jackson County's sheriff since 1995. His department has 180 employees, 150 volunteers and operates on a budget of $17 million.

Tuesday, July 16: Global climate change; causes, effects and the political debate. Eileen Clausen is the President of the Pew Center on Global Climate Change.

Wednesday, July 17: Challenges to our romance with nature. The guest is Wallace Kaufman, author of Coming Out of the Woods; the Solitary Life of a Maverick Naturalist.

Thursday, July 18: The outlook for the Pacific Green Party in Oregon and in Josephine County. The guests are Jon Wacker, Co-Chair of the Oregon Green Party, and Dale Matthews, Green Party candidate for the House District 3 seat, which covers all of Grants Pass and much of Jo County.

Friday, July 19: The ongoing discussion of rivers, dams, fish and human needs. The guest is Elizabeth Grossman, author of Watershed, the Undamming of America.

Monday, July 22: The challenges of parenting: setting boundaries and consistent rules for children. The guest is family therapist Larry Koenig, author of Smart Discipline: Fast, Lasting Solutions for Your Peace of Mind and Your Child's Self-Esteem.

Tuesday, July 23: Charismatic communication and the benefits of developing your ability to speak before an audience. The guest is James Wagstaffe, a trial attorney and author of Romancing the Room, How to Engage Your Audience, Court Your Crowd, and Speak Successfully in Public.

Wednesday, July 24: Viewing God as a friend and not a judge. The guest is Neale Donald Walsch. His "Conversations with God" series, Book One, Book Two, and Book Three, have all been New York Times bestsellers -- Book One for more than two years.

Thursday, July 25: The growing debate over mining, mineral development, and the efforts to clean up past pollution from mining. The guest is Bonnie Gestering, director of the Mineral Policy Center.

Friday, July 26: Corporate finance and ethics, including revelations about WorldCom and other large companies. The guest is Lawrence (Larry) Mitchell, author of Stacked Deck: A Story of Selfishness in America (nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1998) and a new book, Corporate Irresponsibility: America's Newest Export.

Monday, July 29: Criminal justice, sentencing, and the debate over a growing prison population. The guest is Marc Muer, Assistant director of The Sentencing Project and co- editor of the Invisible Punishment: The Collateral Consequences of Mass Imprisonment.

Tuesday, July 30: Sacred sites and the planned nuclear waste depository at Yucca Mountain from a Native American point of view. The guest is Corbin Harney, spiritual leader for the western Shoshone Nation.

Wednesday, July 31: The ongoing consideration of moral education in the schools and the debate over womens' "equality" in society and the workplace. The guest is Dr. Christina Sommers, an associate professor of philosophy at Clark University and the author of Who Stole Feminism? How Women Have Betrayed Women.

Thursday, Aug. 1: A search for meaning in the face of a corporate "mass mind" culture. Like ancient Rome in the fourth and fifth centuries, the American Empire has now seen the passage of its most triumphant years and is rapidly approaching a period of increased social chaos. So argues guest Morris Berman in his newest book, The Twilight of American Culture. Click here for a critical book review.

Friday, Aug. 2: The science and ecology of fire and how wildfires interact with forest management techniques. Guests include Carl Skinner, a U.S. Forest Service science team leader at the Pacific SW Research Station in Redding, California.

Monday, Aug. 5: The struggle over state funding issues, including the future of education and transportation in Oregon. The guest is state Senator Susan Castillo, a democrat from Eugene and the next State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Tuesday, Aug. 6: A new way of transforming relationships and how both men and women are driven by their masculine and feminine energies. The guests are Paul Moss and Dennis Mead Shikaly, both workshop facilitators and leaders with the Mankind Project, an international training organization that includes the New Warrior Training Adventure.

Wednesday, Aug. 7: How the lax regulation of the financial markets encouraged corporate fraud and reports of false earnings. The guest is Robert Pollin, Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts (Amherst). Professor Pollin is founding co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at UMass. PERI promotes policy-relevant research in the areas of macroeconomics, labor economics, development, and, more broadly, the analysis of globalization.

Thursday, Aug. 8: Working for peace and observing the process with an Israeli Jew and a Palestinian Muslim. Guests are Hisham Sharabati, a fieldworker for the Palestinian human rights organization LAW and cameraman for the World Television Network; also, Devorah Brous, founder and director of Bustan L'Shalom, an organization that promotes tolerance and provides assistance for impoverished families in the Middle East.

Friday, Aug. 9: The international narcotics trade and questionable federal government involvement in drug trafficking. The guest is Michael Ruppert, a former narcotics investigator with the Los Angeles Police Dept. and the publisher/editor of the newsletter, From the Wilderness.

Monday, Aug. 12: Media criticism (including consolidation of media) with nationally syndicated columnist, Norman Solomon. He is currently executive director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. Solomon's ninth book is "The Habits of Highly Deceptive Media", a collection of "Media Beat" columns.

Tuesday, Aug. 13: Furthering the path of peace and exploring the principles of Buddhism with Lama Tsering Everest. She will be giving lectures and a workshop in the Rogue Valley, Aug. 12-18. More information: 541 488-0682. The guest host is Geoffrey Riley.

Wednesday, Aug. 14: Charismatic communication and the benefits of developing your ability to speak before an audience. The guest is James Wagstaffe, a trial attorney and author of Romancing the Room, How to Engage Your Audience, Court Your Crowd, and Speak Successfully in Public. The guest host is Geoffrey Riley.

Thursday, Aug. 15: The basics of Judaism and Jewish life, beliefs, and culture. The guest is Lois Sussman Shenker, author of Welcome to the Family! The book explains Jewish rituals and has been acclaimed for promoting interfaith understanding. The guest host is Geoffrey Riley.

Friday, Aug. 16: Background and preparation for a U.S. war with Iraq. The guest is Timothy McCarthy. From 1994-1999, he served with the UN Special Commission on Iraq (UNSCOM). McCarthy completed 13 missions in Iraq, and served as Deputy Chief Inspector for the Missile Team. The guest host is Geoffrey Riley.

Monday, Aug. 19: The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC) faces a lawsuit and controversy for assigning incoming freshmen a book on Islam. A Christian based organization, the Family Policy Network, has gone to federal court to challenge the assignment. The North Carolina legislature is threatening to withhold funding from UNC. The book is Approaching the Qur'an: The Early Revelations. The guest is Steven Scholl, the White Cloud Press publisher of the controversial reading assignment. Also invited: the president or any spokesperson from the Family Policy Network.

Tuesday, Aug. 20: Treating illnesses with medicinal plants and herbs. The guest is David Crow, author of In Search of the Medicine Buddha. Crow spent years traveling in Tibet and Nepal studying Auyervedic medicine.

Wednesday, Aug. 21: Building spirit on the job: increasing workplace enjoyment and productivity by changing traditional management techniques. The guest is Art Bobrowitz, author of Each Human Spirit, the Transformation of the American Workplace.

Thursday, Aug. 22: Special two hours on issues surrounding President Bush's visit to Oregon.

Friday, Aug. 23: Covering the major stories of the west in both print and radio. The guest is Betsy Marston, editor of the biweekly High Country News and host of Radio High Country News (based in Paonia, Colorado). She also writes a syndicated column, Heard around the West.

Monday, Aug. 26: Taxes, food safety, prescription drug prices, the possibility of war with Iraq: these and other current Oregon and national political topics are up for discussion with Democratic Congressman Peter DeFazio. DeFazio, from Springfield, represents the fourth district in Oregon (including Lane, Douglas and other counties). Today's broadcast is live from KRVM-AM 1280 in Eugene.

Tuesday, Aug. 27: Duck football fever and the $90 million dollar expansion of Autzen Stadium in Eugene . The guest is Register Guard sports columnist Ron Bellamy. Today's broadcast is live from KRVM-AM 1280 in Eugene.

Wednesday, Aug. 28: Resistance to the pending U.S. war with Iraq. What are the paths to avoid war? The guest is Richard Becker, Western Region Co-director of the International Action Center (founded by Ramsey Clark), and coordinator of the International War Crimes Tribunal.

Thursday, Aug. 29: Often described as the Chinese art of placement, Feng Shui is used by consultants, architects and designers to bring harmony and balance to homes or workplaces. The guests are Sugeet, a certified Feng Shui practitioner with his Ashland firm, Creative Visions, and Ann-Marie Holmes who operates her practice, Fung Shui and Earth Healing, in the Eugene area.

Friday, Aug. 30: The debate over academic freedom and censorship at colleges and universities. The guest is Dr. Alan Kors , co-director and president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) and co-author of The Shadow University; the Betrayal of Liberty on America's Campuses.

Monday, Sept. 2: An archive program: 8-9: How management of public lands has gone astray with Ric Costales, timber worker and Chair of the National Policy Board, People for the USA. PFUSA is a coalition of regional and state organizations working to open public and private land for industrial and recreational uses.
9-10: Finding the balance of a healthy economy and a healthy ecosystem and taking the pulse of the region's progress with Clarke Williams Derry, Research Director for the Northwest Environment Watch.

Tuesday, Sept. 3: Recent breakthroughs in bio-technology and cloning (and resulting political fallout). The guest is Michael West, CEO of Advanced Cell Technologies.

Wednesday, Sept. 4: U.S. patriotism before and after 9/11/01 and issues such as flag allegiance. The guest is Cecilia O'Leary, author of To Die For, the Paradox of American Patriotism.

Thursday, Sept. 5: The effects of 24 hours-a-day, news and entertainment "supersaturation". The guest is Todd Gitlin, author of Media Unlimited; How the Torrent of Images and Sounds Overwhelm Our Lives.

Friday, Sept. 6: The trend toward large corporate domination of radio and televison stations: how does that affect broadcast standards of fairness and balance? The guests are Nicholas Johnson, former Federal Communications Commissioner, and author of How to Talk Back to Your Television Set, and George Beres, a former sports information director at the University of Oregon and now host of a weekly public access TV program in Eugene, In the Public Interest.

Monday, Sept. 9: Midwifery with Peggy Vincent, author of Baby Catcher.

Tuesday, Sept. 10: Connecting with your creativity. The guest is David Ulrich, author of The Widening Stream: the Seven Stages of Creativity.

Wednesday, Sept. 11: Simple steps for compassionate communication at home, work, and even between countries. The guest is Marshall Rosenberg, an internationally recognized trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication.

Thursday, Sept. 12: A loving approach to child rearing and discipline with Jan Hunt, author of The Natural Child.

Friday, Sept. 13: Show me the money: how individuals and non-profit organizations can find funding from foundations. The guest is Philip Duane Johncock, author of Dream-Making Though Grant Writing: Tips from the Experts.

Thursday, Sept. 23: Issues in the legal profession and justice in Jackson County. The guests are circuit court judge candidates Joe Charter and Bill Purdy.

Thursday, Sept. 24: The debate over ballot measure 23, which alters the health care system in Oregon,. The measure gives all residents eligibility for health care, and eliminates deductibles, co-payments and insurance premiums. Invited guests include Dr. Bud Goodrich, a retired obstetrician, and Jane Orient, executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons and author of "Your Doctor is Not In, Health Skepticism on National Healthcare".

Thursday, Sept. 26: 1940 Britain was at war and desperate to save her children from the blitz and imminent German invasion. The Children's Overseas Reception Board (CORB) began shipping thousands of children to safety in Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. The program was halted when children's lives were lost. Today's guest is Jura Sherwood, one of the children shipped out of Britain during WW2. Jurwood is now the Southern Oregon author of Wave Me Goodbye, a historical novel based on the actual sinking of a ship carrying children to Canada.

Friday, Sept. 27: Should genetically modified foods be labeled in Oregon? Voters can decide this November by voting on ballot measure 27. Guests include measure proponent Donna Harris and opponent Pat McCormick.

Monday, Sept. 30: Flashback time: remembering and wondering what happened to the counter-culture ideas of the 1960's and 70's. The guest is John Bassett McCleary, author of The Hippie Dictionary.

Wednesday, Oct. 2: Better breast health and advancements in diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. The guest is Dr. Gail Lebovic, assistant professor of surgery at Stanford University of Medicine, and developer of a breast cushion that reduces mammogram discomfort.

Thursday, Oct. 3: Racism and homophobic hate in the Northwest. Alan Siporin researched these topics for his first novel, Fire's Edge. Siporin is an award winning writer and producer for NPR and KLCC-FM in Eugene.

Friday, Oct. 4: Political issues for Oregon and in the 4th District House seat (an area that includes Rogue River, Gold Hill, and Central Point). Guests are Republican Dennis Richardson from Central Point and Democrat Shayne Maxwell of Rogue River.

Monday, Oct. 7: Military and health concerns for American soldiers going into Iraq. The guest is Stephen Robinson, Executive Director of the National Gulf War Resource Center. The guest host is Geoffrey Riley.

Tuesday, Oct. 8: Live from KRVM-AM in Eugene. Political issues for Oregon and the 4th District Senate seat (includes parts of Lane and Douglas counties). The guests are Democrat Tony Corcoran from Cottage Grove and Republican David Alsup from Drain.

Wednesday, Oct. 9: Live from KRVM-AM in Eugene. Political issues for Oregon and the 7th District House seat (includes parts of Lane and Douglas counties). Guests are Republican Jeff Kruse from Roseburg and Donald Nordin, a Democrat from Cottage Grove.

Thursday, Oct. 10: Political issues for Oregon and Medford in the race for the 6th District House seat. Guests are Democrat Barbara Davidson and Republican Rob Patridge, both from Medford.

Friday, Oct. 11: Recent die-off of wild salmon in the Lower Klamath River has reignited the debate over water for Klamath Basin irrigators and the effects on fish and humans downstream. Guests include a representative from the Klamath Irrigation District, the Klamath Basin "Bucket Brigade", and a member of Headwaters, an environmental organization based in Ashland.

Monday, Oct. 14: 8:30-9:00: Pro/con on Measure 25, an initiative to raise the minimum wage.
9-10: Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate,
Bill Bradbury is the guest. Bradbury is challenging Sen. Gordon Smith.

Tuesday, Oct. 15: Political issues for Oregon and the United States Senate race with Senate candidates Dan Fitzgerald, a Libertarian candidate from Beaverton, and Lon Mabon, the Constitution party candidate from Keizer, Oregon.

Wednesday, Oct. 16: Political issues for Oregon and the race for U.S. Senate with Gordon Smith, U.S. Senator from Oregon.

Thursday, Oct. 17: Issues in the race for the 2nd Congressional District Seat (a 19 county district covering most of Southern Oregon and all of Eastern Oregon). The guests are incumbent Republican Rep. Greg Walden and Democratic challenger, Peter Buckley.

Friday, Oct. 18: Issues in the race for Oregon's 7th Senate district seat (encompassing North Eugene, the Whiteaker , Santa Clara/River Road, and Bethel Neighborhoods, Western Lane County, Junction City, Cheshire and north to Benton County). Guests are Republican Mike Cary and Democrat Vicki Walker, both from Eugene.

Thursday, Oct. 24: Libertarian candidate for governor of Oregon, Tom Cox.

Friday, Oct. 25: Jackson County issues and politics with candidates for the commissioner races. Invited guests: Democrat John Hallet and Republican Jack Walker in the Position 1 race and Democrat Dave Gilmour and Republican Ric Holt in the Position 3 race.

Monday, Oct. 28 : Issues for Oregon and the race for House District 55, which includes Eagle Point, part of Medford, and Klamath and Lake Counties. Guests are Republican George Gilman and Democrat Karole Stockton.

Tuesday, Oct. 29 : Election issues for Oregon and for State House District 2, including Roseburg and south to Glendale. Scheduled guests are Democrat Bruce Cronk and Republican Susan Morgan.

Wednesday, Oct. 30: Political issues for Oregon and the race for the State House District 8 seat, encompassing southwest Eugene and Veneta. The guests are Democrat Floyd Prozanski and Republican Greg McNeill.

Thursday, Oct. 31: Political issues for Oregon and the race for the State House District 13 seat (Eugene). The guests are Democrat Robert Ackerman and Libertarian Jay Bozievich.

Friday, Nov. 1: Guitarist Alex DeGrassi.

Monday, Nov. 4: A look at the effects of the mid-term elections with Steven Hill, Western Regional Director, The Center for Voting and Democracy. Hill is the co-author of Fixing Elections: The Failure of America's Winner Take All Politics.

Tuesday, Nov. 5: More on the twists and turns of elections with Greg Palast, who researched the voting process in Florida's 2000 election. Palast is the author of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy.

Wednesday, Nov. 6: Election results and listener calls.

Thursday, Nov. 7 : Non-violent activism and "earth based" spirituality with Starhawk, author of Spiral Dance and The Fifth Sacred Thing.

Friday, Nov. 8: Mayan stories and other teachings involving grief, praise, and American culture. The guest is shaman Martin Prechtel. He is the author of Secrets of the Talking Jaguar and The Disobedience of the Daughter of the Sun: Ecstasy and Time, a traditional Mayan story.

Monday, Nov. 11: Support veterans and listening to their needs. A Veteran's Day program with Vietnam War combat vet Jerry Heckers. Hecker shares his experiences from Vietnam and life afterwards.

Tuesday, Nov. 12: Identifying and coping with traits of "high sensitivity" in ourselves and our children. The guest is Dr. Elaine Aron, author of the international bestseller, The Highly Sensitive Person and her newest: The Highly Sensitive Child: Helping Our Children Thrive When the World Overwhelms Them.

Wednesday, 13: State pride and ownership: enhancing the livability of Oregon. The guests are Jack and Jan McGowan, directors of SOLV. SOLV is a non-profit organization founded by Governor Tom McCall in 1969 to encourage responsible community action. SOLV has produced a recent book: The Oregon Owner's Manual.

Thursday, 14: Nature photography in the Golden State: preservation of wilderness (even beneath the Pacific) in California. The guest is Lalo Fiorelli; his new photographic collection is Wild Splendors of California.

Friday, Nov. 15: World economics, growing corporate dominance, and the antiglobalization battle plan. The guest is Noreena Hertz, author of The Silent Takeover: Global Capitalism and the Death of Democracy. Oct. 3 article on Hertz from the Christian Science Monitor.

Monday, Nov. 18: Connecting the personal and the planetary: reflections on a post- 9-11 world with Michael Toms. Toms is the co-founder and principal host of New Dimensions Radio. He has collected the essence of many interviews since Sept. 11, 2001 in A Time for Choices: Deep Dialogues for Deep Democracy.

Tuesday, Nov. 19: Cultural preservation with Chellis Glendenning. Her books include My Name is Chellis and I'm in Recovery from Western Civalization and Off the Map: an Expedition Deep Into Empire and the Global Economy.

Monday, Nov. 25: Shifting evangelical perspectives with Pastor Spencer Burke. Burke walked away from one of the fastest growing California mega-churches and founded The Ooze, a Web-based community for some 50,000 Christian leaders in 60 countries. They are part of a new "emerging church" movement aimed at reinventing the church for the 21st century.

Tuesday, Nov. 26: Connecting the health of salmon runs in the Northwest with Native American tribal economics. The guest is Donald Sampson, Director of the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission in Portland and recipient of the 2002 "Leadership for a Changing World" award.

Wednesday, Nov. 27: Brainstorming creative science activities that will engage children (and adults). Guests are John and Sharon Javna, the creative team behind the new ScienceWorks museum in Ashland. ScienceWorks, opening December 7, is described as an activity and learning center, and an amusement park for the mind.

Thursday, Nov. 28: Happy Thanksgiving! Two archive programs. 8-9: Catching rain for home water usage and other sustainable practices (you can do). The guests are Scott Beeman and Suzanne Watkins. 9-10: Coping with depression of the season: not everyone is joyful this time of year. The guests are Jeffrey Low, Kay Lynn Sherman, and Rev. Anne Bartlett.

Friday, Nov. 29: Symbolism and profound meanings of two major religious holidays: Hanukkah in the Jewish faith and Ramadan in the Muslim faith. The guests are Rabbi David Zaslow and Pete Seda.

Monday, Dec. 2: Is the Republican Party going "Green"? The guest is Jim DiPeso, Policy Director for REP America, the national grassroots organization of Republicans for environmental protection.

Tuesday, Dec. 3: The fine art of map-making and the story behind the creation of the award winning Atlas of Oregon (U of O Press). The guests are UO Emeritus Geography Professor Bill Loy and cartographer Stuart Allan of Raven Maps.

Wednesday, Dec. 4: Religious strife in the U.S. and around the world and other topics with Neale Donald Walsch. Walsch is the author of the Conversations with God series of bestselling books.

Thursday, Dec. 5: Terrorism and military threats facing the United States. The guest is Ivan Eland, Director of Defense Policy Studies at the CATO Institute and the author of Putting "Defense" Back into U.S. Defense Policy: Rethinking U.S. Security in the Post-Cold War World.

Friday, Dec. 6: A growing national movement to bring ordinary citizens back into the political process. The guest is Joan Blades, co-founder of, a national network of on-line activism encouraging grass-roots democracy.

Monday, Dec. 9: War, elections, the environment, and "hawks" and "doves". The guest is Jim Weaver, author of Two Kinds of People: The Genetic Origins of Conservatives and Liberals. Weaver was Oregon's 4th District Congressman from 1974 to 1987 and ran for mayor of Eugene in 1996. Click here for Eugene Weekly article about Jim Weaver. Today's program originates from KRVM-AM 1280 in Eugene.

Tuesday, Dec. 10: Transformation of culture and the design of a wise democracy. The guest is Tom Atlee, founder and co-director of the non-profit Co-Intelligence Institute. Today's program originates from KRVM-AM 1280 in Eugene.

Wednesday, Dec. 11: Creating a stable income and fufilling their dreams: inspiring stories of women starting their own small businesses. The guest is Martha Shirk, co-author of Kitchen Table Entrepreneurs: How Eleven Women Escaped Poverty and Became Their Own Bosses.

Thursday, Dec. 12: U.S. weapons sales and trades, diplomacy to prevent war, and post Cold-War realities. The guest is William Hartung, Director of the Arms Trade Resource Center at the World Policy Institute.

Friday, Dec. 13: Indigenous people surviving in the modern area; a look at the native people of the Amazon. Christine Parini is the Executive Director of One Sky, a non-profit organization dedicated to cultural preservation for indigenous peoples. Parini has led numerous expeditions to Ecuador and remote areas of the Amazon Basin.

Monday, Dec. 16: Visionary cinema with Stephen Simon. Simon's extensive movie credits include producer for The Electric Horseman and Somewhere in Time. He teaches a seminar course: Mystical Movie Messages That Inspire Our Lives.

Tuesday, Dec. 17: How animals, and dogs in particular, can help restore us to our natural condition of oneness with nature. The guest is Jean Houston, an internationally bestselling author of books on the power of myth. Houston's new book is Mystical Dogs: Animals as Guides to Our Inner Life.

Wednesday, Dec. 18: Is everything you look at on your computer or send via e-mail available for public or government scrutiny? Issues of privacy in the electronic world. The guest is Jim Teece, founder of ProjectA, a software and internet technology company.

Thursday, Dec. 19: Class structure and nationalism in East Africa. The guest is Shamsul Alam, a Professor of Sociology at SOU. Alam just returned from two years teaching at the University of Nairobi in Kenya and this winter is teaching a course called "The Sociology of Islam". Alam grew up in Bangladesh in a Muslim household.

Friday, Dec. 20: Traditions and stories from around the world that celebrate the winter solstice. The guest is Carolyn McVickar Edwards, author of Return of the Light and The Storyteller's Goddess.

Monday, Dec. 23: Stories of an old time Christmas in Ireland with Thomaseen Foley, performer of A Celtic Christmas.

Tuesday, Dec. 24: The many challenges of getting along with loved ones during the holidays. Dr. Rick Kirschner is the co-author of the international bestseller, Dealing With People You Can't Stand: How To Bring Out The Best In People At Their Worst. He is author of the motivational video, The Happiness of Pursuit, and the healthy relationship program, How to Find and Keep a Mate.

Wednesday, Dec. 25: Archive rebroadcasts: 8-9: Issues surrounding freedom of the press with Jane Kirtley. Kirtley is a Professor of Media Ethics and Law at the University of Minnesota. 9-10: Love and sex with Dr. Sol Gordon, author of Raising a Child Responsibly in a Sexually Permissive World , and The Teenage Survival Book.

Thursday, Dec. 26: Stories of surviving without a home and advocating for the rights of the homeless. Guests are two homeless men: Daniel Rueff and Kirk Tireney. Also: Jean Hallinan, House Manager for the Interfaith Care Community of Ashland.

Friday, Dec. 27: Personal and global transformational ideas with Thom Hartman, author of Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight and Unequal Protection: The Rise of Corporate Dominance and the Theft of Human Rights.

Monday, Dec. 30: Television and movie star Dennis Weaver is the guest. Best known for his TV roles of Chester in "Gunsmoke" and as "McCloud", Weaver recently founded the Institute of Ecolonomics, an organization that works to support a sustainable ecology and economy.

Tuesday, Dec. 31: Tom Cole, director of Kids Unlimited, an organization providing programs for at-risk kids. Cole also manages Vibes, the teen nightclub in Medford. Vibes is featuring blues rocker Bo Diddley for a New Year's Eve benefit. For more information, call Tom Cole, 774-3900 or 210-8662.

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