Multnomah County Library Podcasts (other)

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Science and The Doctor (Who)

Speaker:Dr. John Freeouf

For all you Doctor Who fans out there: how does The Doctor do what he does? Could time travel really work? How can something be bigger on the inside? And who looks at a screwdriver and thinks, "Ooh, this could be a little more sonic"? Join Portland State University physicist Dr. John Freeouf as we explore these questions and more!

Recorded live at Central Library: March 7, 2012.

Direct download: 20120307_MCL_Dr._WhoScience.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 9:25am PDT

Central Library presents readings and presentations commemorating Oregon's late poet laureate William Stafford.

Hosted by Joseph A. Soldati.

Featuring: Jane Glazer, David Rutiezer, Kirsten Rian, Mark Thalman, Diane Holland and Bob Balmer.

Recorded live at the Central Library: January 29, 2012

Direct download: 20120129_MCLWilliamStafford.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 5:23pm PDT

Baseball is one of America's central institutions, and it has long reflected the complicated and painful history of race in the United States. Pride and Passion is an exhibition that tells the story of black baseball players over the past century and a half. Dr. Thabiti Lewis, Associate Professor of English at Washington State University Vancouver and author of the book Ballers of the New School: Race and Sports in America offers an engaging look at the content of this exhibition.

Exhibition open: December 3, 2011 - January 22, 2012

Direct download: 20111203_Pride_and_Passion.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 2:24pm PDT

Leaks, Tweets & Deletes: Intellectual Freedom in a Digital World

Join us for a discussion of the notion of freedom of information in a rapidly changing digital landscape. Panelists will discuss the Wikileaks disclosures, the uprisings in the Arab world spurred by Facebook and Twitter, media censorship and freedom of the press in places like China, Turkey and elsewhere.

Moderator: Tim DuRoche, Director of Programs at the World Affairs Council of Oregon.

Panelist: David Wolman, author of Righting the Mother Tongue: From Olde English to Email, the Tangled Story of English Spelling.

Panelist: Jeff Golden, political activist, radio personality, politician and author.

Panelist: Peter Laufer, author and the James Wallace Chair in Journalism at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication.

Recorded live at Central Library: October 1, 2011

Direct download: 20111001_MCLLeaksTweetsDeletes.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 8:36am PDT

Besides snakes, spiders and heights, a fear of public speaking is one of the most common phobias. Join author and presenter Donn Rocklin as he addresses the cause of this human fear and poses creative solutions that apply in all public speaking situations. In this program, participants will learn how to: capture and hold the attention of the audience, prepare for improvisation, and interact with and involve the audience.

Presented at Hollywood Library on September 26.

This program was presented as a workshop and has been edited for listening.


Direct download: 20110926_MCLFearlessPublicSpeakingHollywoodDonnRochlin.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 5:32pm PDT

Parenting from the Inside Out

Join Deborah Kass-Ray, MS, LCSW, parent educator and psychotherapist in a workshop that explores building self-esteem in children. Learn about your child’s unique temperament, strengths and challenges, and how to promote a strong parent-child relationship. Explore your own temperament and identify specific parenting strategies to help your child better manage the daily ups and downs.

Direct download: 20110130_MCL_KidsFeelSmartDeborahKass-Ray.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 5:56pm PDT

Explore life from a different perspective in this series that allows you to hear "what it's like to be..." In this podcast you'll hear Emily Harris speaking with Muna Abshir Mohamud. Muna settled in the west 11 years ago as a refugee of her war-torn homeland of Somalia. Since then, she has worked on refugee rights and resettlement issues; post 9/11 education and advocacy work. A passionate educator, Muna believes that education through honest and respectful dialogue is an effective way to counter prejudicial and intolerant attitudes in our communities.

Recorded: May 7, 2011

Direct download: 20110507_MCLMuslim.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 2:17pm PDT

Baba Wagué Diakité

Baba Wagué Diakité is a well known artist and storyteller from Mali, West Africa. Before Mali was a country, it was a great empire whose deeds are still passed down from generation to generation. Baba will tell the 13th century epic story of the creation of the Mali Empire from Sogolon the Hunchback Woman--the spirit of the Buffalo and Maghan the Handsome—the spirit of the Lion. Their invalid son, the great Sundiata Keita grows up to unite the twelve kingdoms of Mali and create one of the greatest empires of Africa.

Direct download: 20110320_MCLBabaWagueDiakite.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 6:00pm PDT

Central Library hosts readings and presentations commemorating Oregon's late poet laureate.

Host: Joseph Soldati
Featured Speakers: Greg Simon,
Donna Henderson, Elizabeth S. Johnson, Willa Schneberg, Don Colburn

Recorded January 30, 2011

Direct download: 20110130_MCL_WilliamStafford.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 3:33pm PDT

Reference Training: Financial Literacy

Multnomah County is excited to have a two year grant to promote financial literacy among at-risk families and seniors. Over the past six months, we have been busy enhancing our collection, building a web site, and offering workshops. In December, we started distributing promotional materials about the Smart Saving program. This presentation talks about the Smart Saving program and also includes short talks from representatives from non-profit and community organizations that are providing financial services to the public. Given by Joanne Kahn and guest speakers

Direct download: 20110126_MCLFinancial_Literacy.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 10:22am PDT