Multnomah County Library Podcasts

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Resolving Conflicts in Your Life, with Tsipora Dimant

Speaker: Tsipora Dimant

Discover the roots of conflict and the mediation skills needed to find effective solutions, at work and in your personal life. Learn how to have discussions that are balanced, direct and fair.

Recorded live at Central Library: April 19, 2012

Direct download: 20120419_MCL_BrownBag_Dimant.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 10:48am PST

Extreme Time Management for a 26/7 World with Brenda Buratti

Are you overwhelmed with job and family demands in an increasingly stressful world? Identify your priorities as well as time-wasters. Walk away with strategies to make the most of your valuable time.

Recorded at Central Library: April 12, 2012

Direct download: 20120412_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 4:00pm PST

VoiceCatcher Author Readings

Featured Speakers: Lisa Maier, Sue Parman, Victoria Wyttenberg, Pat West, Kristin Berger, Willa Schneberg, Mary Kibbe, and Wendy Willis


Celebrating new work by seven VoiceCatcher 6 authors; VoiceCatcher Co-editor Kristin Berger emcees this lively reading of prose and poetry.

VoiceCatcher is an all-volunteer nonprofit that supports and nurtures women writers and artists in the Portland Metro area.


Recorded live at Central Library: March 31, 2012

Direct download: 20120331_VoiceCatchers.mp3
Category:Author Talks -- posted at: 10:12am PST

Let's Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War Session 1

Session 1: Imagining War.

A scholar lecture by Dr. Richard Etulain.

Dr Etulain provides an overview of Civil War history and literature for a discussion of "March," by Geraldine Brooks and part one of the "America's War" anthology. 

Recorded live at Central Library: March 25, 2012

Direct download: 20120325_CivilWar1.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 4:37pm PST

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 PST

Informational Interviews with Elizabeth Hayes

One effective strategy for getting your dream job is to conduct informational interviews. Learn how to connect with key managers and develop techniques that put you on the inside track to the job!

Recorded live at Central Library: March 1, 2012

Direct download: 20120301_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 8:55am PST

Sheconomics with Grace Antares

Understand the emotional forces and barriers that influence women's success with money. Using a clinical study from the University of Hertfordshire, speaker Grace Antares shares solutions to better spending.

Recorded live at Central Library: February 23, 2012

Direct download: 20120223_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 2:58pm PST

Writers Talking: Joe Sacco

Portland cartoonist-journalist Joe Sacco talks about his work. Sacco is author of Palestine, Safe Area Gorazde: The war in Eastern Bosnia, But I Like It, Footnotes in Gaza and other works. In 1996 he won the American Book Award, and Footnotes in Gaza is a 2012 Oregon Book Award Finalist.

This podcast was recorded live at the Central Library U.S. Bank Room, February 18, 2012.

Audience: Adult


Direct download: 20120218_MCLJoeSaccoCC.mp3
Category:Author Talks -- posted at: 9:40am PST

HUMAN Strategies: It's All About the People with Steven Fulmer

Business is personal because it depends upon humans; and what odd creatures we can be! Come explore five key human strategies for improving leadership, communication and decision-making skills.

Recorded live at Central Library: February 16, 2012

Direct download: 20120216_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 8:54am PST

Speaker: Tasha Harmon

Learn simple, effective ways to shift your approach from a dynamic of complaint to a dynamic of cooperation


Recorded live at Central Library: February 9, 2012

Category:general -- posted at: 1:55pm PST