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  • 01:02

    Tom Jensen of Public Policy Polling joins us

    in Politics Progressive

    Tom Jensen of Public Policy Polling joins us

  • 01:16

    Marjorie Liu Discusses Monstress with Graphic Policy Radio

    in Pop Culture

    This Monday sees a brand new episode of Graphic Policy Radio with a special guest Marjorie Liu who makes her first time appearance on the show to discuss her newest comic series Monstress, her career, and more!

    New York Times bestselling and award-winning writer Marjorie Liu is best known for her fiction and comic books. She teaches comic book writing at MIT, and she leads a class on Popular Fiction at the Voices of Our Nation (VONA) workshop. 

    Ms. Liu is a highly celebrated comic book writer. Her extensive work with Marvel includes the bestselling Dark Wolverine series, NYX: No Way Home, X-23, and Black Widow: The Name of the Rose. She received national media attention for Astonishing X-Men, which featured the gay wedding of X-Man Northstar and was subsequently nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for outstanding media images of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Ms. Liu also wrote the story for the animated film, Avengers Confidential: Black Widow and Punisher, which was produced by Marvel, Sony Pictures Entertainment (Japan) Inc., and Madhouse Inc.

    Her newest work is Monstress is an original, creator-owned comic book series with Japanese artist (and X-23 collaborator) Sana Takeda. The series is set in an alternate, matriarchal 1920’s Asia and follows a girl’s struggle to survive the trauma of war. With a cast of girls and monsters and set against a richly imagined aesthetic of art deco-inflected steampunk, the first issue was an instant hit.

    On top of that Ms. Liu is also the author of more than 19 novels, is a frequent lecturer and guest speaker, and was previously a lawyer.

    We want to hear from you too! Tweet us your questions to @graphicpolicy.com.


  • 01:29

    Graphic Policy Radio with Guest David F. Walker

    in Pop Culture

    Journalist, filmmaker, educator, comic book writer, and author, David F. Walker has had an amazing career and makes his first time appearance as a guest on Graphic Policy Radio.

    Walker has been nominated for an Eisner Award for his work as the English language writer on the critically acclaimed manga series Tokyo Tribes, he is the author of the Young Adult series The Adventures of Darius Logan, and co-writer of the Dark Horse Comics series Number 13. Walker’s other work in comics includes Cyborg (DC), Shaft (Dynamite), The Army of Dr. Moreau (IDW/Monkeybrain), and The Supernals Experiment (Canon Comics). Next year he will be writing Power Man and Iron Fist for Marvel.

    He's a leading scholar and expert of African-American cinema and taught courses such as documentary filmmaking, writing for comics, and film criticism to youth through the Pacific Northwest College of Art, Northwest Film Center, Documentary Northwest, and Project Youth Doc.

    We'll be talking to Walker about the above and more and want to hear from you! Tweet us your questions @graphicpolicy.

  • 00:58

    The State Broadband in the State of Oregon

    in Internet

    [Tech glitch zapped the last 25 min. We're going to have a do-over and record that part again.]

    There’s a lot going on in broadband in Oregon. Communities such as Sandy are upgrading their infrastructure significantly, or planning their initial networks. Co-op are energized and several of them are planning to launch broadband initiatives. The rural telephone companies are providing creative solutions that are getting communities connected.

    Joseph Franell, General Manager and CEO of Eastern Oregon Telecom, discusses some of the opportunities and the challenges that communities face here in the state. Gigabit Nation is broadcasting live from the Oregon Connections Telecommunications Conference, which draws statewide attendees to share ideas, experiences and knowledge about telecommunications.

    Franell and Gigabit Nation host Craig Settles highlight:

    some of the challenges with bridging the broadband divide in education;
    addressing the urban/rural divide;
    what is the "right" model to deploy gigabit networks in rural markets;
    how has the USF/ICC reform impacted rural carriers and how are they moving forward;
    what are the pluses and minuses of the Google Fiber model.

    Sandy, OR’s move to gigabit broadband is one of the many case stories in Settles’ new book, Building the Gigabit City, Vol. 2.


  • 01:01

    Elizabeth Sichinga- CEO; African Global Super Center

    in Entrepreneur

    Ms Elizabeth Sichinga is the President and CEO at African Global Super Center, and she joins us with a team of entrepreneurs from Zambia and within the United States to share the numerous events planned to mobilize the Diaspora community to highlight the numerous investment opportunities and partnerships. She will be joined by her team based in Zambia namely Alinani Mugala and Aaron Mwewa who will share on the opportunities in Central Africa and upcoming events. Reading, PA will also be host to Zambia's Ambassador to the US H.E. Palan Mulonda as he launches some programs.   

  • 01:26

    Graphic Policy Radio with Guest Darryl Ayo

    in Pop Culture

    This Monday, Graphic Policy Radio hits the air with a brand new episode and a first time guest, Darryl Ayo!

    Since 2002, New York cartoonist Darryl Ayo has self-published minicomics, webcomics, anthology stories and comics criticism. Ayo's most known work, Little Garden has evolved and grown into and through several permutations and can be seen in its current form at littlegardencomics.com

    Ayo, is also a commentator, blogging and on comic fandom. We'll not only discuss his comic career but also growth from the first Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival to the current Comics Art Brooklyn.

    So, listen in this Monday and Tweet us your thoughts to @graphicpolicy.

  • 02:13


    in Education



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  • 01:59

    Corrections Counseling - Assessment and Treatment of Juvenile Offenders

    in Training

    Brought to you by The American Public Safety Training Institute (TAPSTI) www.tapsti.org, this 2 hour session will review juvenile correctional counseling and rehabilitation within the prison system. From 1991 through to 2003, the number of juveniles housed in residential programs increased by 27 percent such that there were 96,000 juveniles across the country who were housed in residential programs (Snyder & Sickmund, 2006). Many of these had mental health issues including major depression, anxiety disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder, or obsessive-compulsive disorder. The juvenile justice system in this country is faced with the same challenges as our adult correctional system in serving youth who may have one or more mental health disorders.  Using Albert Robert's work entitled "Correctional Counseling and Treatment" we will take a look at the assessment, classification, and treatment of juvenile offenders, risks of reoffending, and family inteventions.  

  • 01:00

    Working To Change Public Schools

    in Education

    Dr. J. E. Carthron, host of Better Public Schools for America will be discussing "Working to Change Public Schools", with his special guest and they will speak on the following points:

    How to increase the teachers expectation for your child.

    How to help your child have their best year ever in school.


    We will also be taking call in questions and comments from across the county.

  • 00:51

    Oregon v. Oracle: A Question Of Executive Liability

    in Business

    According to an October 8th, 2015 article in the Portland Business Journal, The Oregon Supreme Court “sided with the state and denied Oracle America’s attempt to dismiss its top brass as defendants in the state’s lawsuit.”

    In today's segment I am joined by Buyers Meeting Point's Kelly Barner to talk about the consequences of this seminal decision and what it may mean for vendors and end-user clients going forward.

    You can access the full story and comment on the Procurement Insights Blog through the following link: https://procureinsights.wordpress.com/2015/10/13/should-vendor-executives-be-held-personally-liable-for-failed-implementations-by-jon-hansen/

  • 00:28

    The Road to Enlightenment with Kellie Fitzgerald and WomanKraft Art Center

    in Goals

    Today I have the pleasure of talking with Zoe and Grace from WomanKraft Art Center in Tucson, AZ. This center was established in 1974 and according to their website is the place where "dreams you didn't even know you had come true."  WomanKraft Art Center was founded in 1974 to claim, validate, and empower women artists and other under represented groups. 

    Kraft with a “K” means power in German.  In 1974 the founders of WomanKraft chose this name to claim, validate, and empower the cultural contributions of women and incorporate this non-profit Arts Organization.

    In 1979 WomanKraft started the Community Artist Project and received Comprehensive Education and Training Federal Money to send artists out into the community to work with special populations, such as prisons, mental institutions, special schools, senior citizen centers, and other social service places.


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