Bonus Episode: Genealogy and The Historical Context of Robert Griner, Plus, the Landmark Copyright Case of 1971.

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Bonus Episode: Genealogy and The Historical Context of Robert Griner, Plus, the Landmark Copyright Case of 1971.

What can we learn about ourselves by researching our family history?

Communications manager, historian, and musician Robert Griner explains how a label from a bottle of Irish Creme liquor sent him on a journey to discover his family history. Robert explains how genealogical research has become quite easy in recent years and how doing this kind of research can broaden our perspective and strengthen our sense of place in the world.

We don't stop at genealogy. I throw the kitchen sink at Robert, asking him questions that cover everything from the early days of technology to what he calls "the wonder killer". Robert also gives us his take on the JFK assassination, ageism in the workplace, and posthumous appreciation before telling us about his music projects Bloco Alegria and The Afterglow. 

I also look at "subconscious plagiarism" with a review of the landmark copyright case from 1971 involving George Harrison and The Chiffons.

Topics

  1. How to research your genealogy
  2. JFK assassination theory
  3. First experience with technology
  4. Agism in the workplace
  5. What is "the wonder killer"?
  6. Making music with software vs. in-person
  7. Posthumous appreciation
  8. Alternative energy
  9. George Harrison and the concept of "subconscious plagiarism"

Music

  1. Maybe I'm Crazy by Monarchy
  2. Get Down Moses by Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros
  3. Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen) by Baz Luhrmann
  4. My Sweet Lord by George Harrison (excerpt)
  5. He's So Fine by The Chiffons (excerpt)

Sources

Background music by Lee Rosevere.
Recorded at KPSU Portland's College Radio on June 8, 2017.

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S1E9: Interview with Environmental Studies Major Emmaly Beck

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S1E9: Interview with Environmental Studies Major Emmaly Beck

Can we afford to sacrifice short-term profits for a sustainable future?

Emmaly Beck believes we can. 

In episode #9 I interview Portland State University college senior and Environmental Studies Major Emmaly Beck. She talks about her spiritual influences and gives her take on online entrepreneurship, fast fashion, the fossil fuel industry, off-grid utility systems, and how she really feels about social media. She also shares her career aspirations, her latest projects to watch for, and reveals what she believes is the single greatest threat to our environment. 

Chatting with Emmaly was inspiring. It gives me hope knowing that young people like Emmaly realize how important it is to take care of our planet, a planet that our children and grandchildren will be living in. Future generations will face environmental challenges previous generations haven’t had to deal with. To find a sustainable path forward, Emmaly suggests we stand together to face these challenges with passion, ingenuity, and optimism. 

Topics

  1. Allergies
  2. The Next System Project
  3. Interview with Environmental Studies Major Emmaly Beck 
  4. Global efforts to address climate change 

Music

  1. Love Generation by Bob Sinclair
  2. Back to the Middle by The New Deal
  3. Little Less Conversation by Junkie XL
  4. Sleepwalking by The Chain Gang of 1974

Sources

  1. Audio clip by The Next System Project at www.thenextsystem.org

Recorded at KPSU Portland's College Radio on June 1, 2017.

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S1E8: Mastering the Art of the Introduction, Tactical Interview Phrases, The Feedback Sandwich

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S1E8: Mastering the Art of the Introduction, Tactical Interview Phrases, The Feedback Sandwich

Is the personal introduction a lost art? 

One important lesson I learned from my grandmother is to be inclusive of others. Over the years, I've noticed an opportunity for us to be more inclusive of other people. How? By introducing them to each other.

In episode #8 I point you to a favorite short film of mine that flips the script on our relationship with nature. I offer three clutch in-the-moment phrases to improve your interview skills, tell you why and how to master personal introductions, and review an article by Adam Grant that gives a healthy alternative to the "feedback sandwich". 

Topics

  1. Elegy short film
  2. Massage, wellness, and yoga at Elkrock Wellness 
  3. Interview phrases
  4. Five reasons to master personal introductions
  5. The feedback sandwich is off the menu

Music

  1. Back to the 90s by Ben Giroux
  2. Las de la Intuición by Shakira
  3. Naked Eye by Luscious Jackson
  4. For Nancy (Cos It Already Is) by Pete Yorn
  5. Knock Me Down by Red Hot Chili Peppers
  6. Kiss Them For Me by Siouxsie and the Banshees

Articles

 

Recorded at KPSU Portland's College Radio on May 25, 2017.

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S1E7: Chris Cornell Tribute and The Day the 80's Stood Still

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S1E7: Chris Cornell Tribute and The Day the 80's Stood Still

The world lost a rare and amazing talent on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. An elder statesman of rock with an iconic and unmistakable voice, Chris Cornell emerged from the Seattle grunge scene and was becoming one of those timeless artists that spanned generations. I'm pretty sure I was in shock this whole episode having just learned about Cornell's tragic passing on the way to the radio station that morning. Rest in peace, Chris Cornell.

Click the image for Cornell's stripped down and intimate rendition of Prince's Nothing Compares 2 U.

Click the image for Cornell's stripped down and intimate rendition of Prince's Nothing Compares 2 U.

Topics

  1. www.huntakiller.com
  2. Portland band Karaoke From Hell
  3. Portland Taco Festival
  4. Chris Cornell and The Day The 80's Stood Still
  5. Write Your Own Positioning Statement
  6. Guerrilla Marketing
  7. Documentary: dis(Honesty) trailer 
  8. Intro to Digital Marketing
  9. Data-driven Decision Making

Music

  1. Outsined by Soundgarden
  2. Nothing Compares 2 U by Chris Cornell
  3. Deeper Shade of Soul by Urban Dance Squad
  4. Straight lines by Silverchair

If you're an appreciator of Chris Cornell, Soundgarden, or Audioslave, check these out:

Karaoke From Hell clip features music from the band Sexywaterspiders.

Recorded at KPSU Portland's College Radio on May 18, 2017.

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S1E6: Breakfast, Write a Better Cover Letter, Baracuta G9 Harrington, Buddha Bar, Don’t You Forget About Gen-X

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S1E6: Breakfast, Write a Better Cover Letter, Baracuta G9 Harrington, Buddha Bar, Don’t You Forget About Gen-X

We're up to episode 6!

This episode goes from healthy breakfast, to iconic apparel, to cover letters and more. I introduce you to one of my favorite bands, Bran Van 3000, and an amazing series of music compilations from a Parisian restaurant called Buddha Bar. Listen through to the end to hear a special message about remembering "the forgotten generation". 

Topics

  1. Breakfast
  2. Baracuta G9 Harrington review
  3. Tiny Buddha
  4. 5 Things That Make Smart People Sound Dumb
  5. Best Way to Get a Pay Raise
  6. Write a Better Cover Letter
  7. Don't You Forget About Gen-X

Music

  1. Not If You Were The Last Junkie On Earth by Dandy Warhols
  2. Old School by Bran Van 3000
  3. Cult Of Personality by Living Colour
  4. Karma by Outsized

Recorded at KPSU Portland's College Radio on May 11, 2017

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S1E5: Rebranding Gen-X, Coolhunting, Movie Soundtracks in Music

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S1E5: Rebranding Gen-X, Coolhunting, Movie Soundtracks in Music

College students today are being taught that Generation X is "the forgotten generation".

In this episode, I explain why, when it comes to job prospects and career advancement for Gen-X, "reality bites". I propose a rebranding of Gen-X based not on the generation's perceived lack of influence and underrepresentation in popular culture and sociology, but on its contributions and its historical significance. After all, Gen-X is the last generation to know the world before the internet took over.

Is X really the generation that time forgot? Not anymore. 

Topics

rebranding gen-x
  1. Do you know Steve Spatz?
  2. Demonstration of how a soundtrack from classic black and white film The Day The Earth Stood Still is featured in a track from German-born DJ (and fellow Gen-Xer), Timo Maas.
  3. Cool hunting, featuring a clip from Frontline: The Merchants of Cool
  4. The Generation X predicament
  5. Excerpt from Jeff Gordinier's book, X Saves the World: How Generation X Got the Shaft But Can Still Keep Everything from Sucking
  6. What will 'privacy' really mean for future generations, after the Baby Boomers and Generation X pass on?

Music

  1. Help Me by Timo Maas
  2. So Easy by Royksopp
  3. No Role Model by J-Cole

Please note two corrections to my comments regarding yearly spending per generation. The correct numbers are:

  1. Millennials: approx. $200 billion 
  2. Gen-X: approx. $125 billion

Recorded at KPSU Portland's College Radio on May 4, 2017

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S1E4: Interview with SalesFirst Recruiting Co-Founder Adam Morris

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S1E4: Interview with SalesFirst Recruiting Co-Founder Adam Morris

Hear my chat with SalesFirst Recruiting, Oregon co-founder Adam Morris as he shares how being stranded at a bus stop led to founding and running a successful business. Adam delivers a plethora of do's and don'ts, stories, and quotes. He also offers a killer interview tip, a few key book recommendations for entrepreneurs, and a ton more. Thanks, Adam!

Topics

  1. Portland's new record
  2. Music group Papa Ya's new free download
  3. Interview with SalesFirst Recruiting co-founder Adam Morris
  4. Adam's book recommendations

Music

  1. Sunny by Papa Ya
  2. Flake by Jack Johnson
  3. Ticking by Loud Lucy

Recorded at KPSU Portland's College Radio on April 27, 2017

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S1E3: MARKETING DIRECTOR MATT CISNEROS, UBER ETHICS, WHERE IS "420" FROM?

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S1E3: MARKETING DIRECTOR MATT CISNEROS, UBER ETHICS, WHERE IS "420" FROM?

Topics

  1. Review of Canva.com
  2. Retrospective of Band of the Day app from 2011-2015
  3. The story behind the term “420”, excerpt from the Criminal podcast
  4. Uber is being sued for ‘predatory pricing’
  5. Interview with Channel Marketing Director Matt Cisneros

Music

  1. On Time (featuring TuPhace) by Disco Biscuits
  2. Let the Good Time Roll Live from San Quentin by B.B. King
  3. Funkin’ Around by Outkast

Recorded at KPSU Portland's College Radio on April 20, 2017.

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E1S2: Digital Marketing Professional Josh Rein, Travel Tips, How to Write a Better College Paper

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E1S2: Digital Marketing Professional Josh Rein, Travel Tips, How to Write a Better College Paper

Topics:

  1. 10 Tricks to Influence People
  2. How to Write a Better College Paper
  3. Travel Tips
  4. Interview with Digital Media Professional Josh Rein
  5. Book Recommendation: The Four Agreements

Music

  1. Don't You Know by Kungs
  2. Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor
  3. Let Me See by Morcheeba
  4. Let Down by Another Cynthia
  5. Encendedor by Plastilina Mosh
  6. Trace Of Your Smile by Acoustique Parfum

Recorded at KPSU Portland's College Radio on April 13, 2017.

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S1E1: Joyfear, Resumes & Why I Listen to Podcasts

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S1E1: Joyfear, Resumes & Why I Listen to Podcasts

Topics

  1. Joyfear, is it good, is it bad? turns out, it’s both
  2. How I focused through a major life change
  3. What is Radio iDeal Radio?
  4. Five Reasons I volunteered to be a KPSU DJ
  5. Impact Bias
  6. Why I listen to podcasts
  7. Three tips to upgrade your resume

Music

  1. My, Myself, and I by De La Soul
  2. Numbers In Action by Wiley
  3. Alive Galactic by Coins
  4. Remember by Kaskade (with Deadmau5) 
  5. Mind Your Manners by Chiddy Bang
  6. Emancipation by Moving Units
  7. Son Of A Gun by Nirvana

Recorded at KPSU Portland's College Radio on April 6, 2017.

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S1E0: MUSIC BEDS, GRAMMYS, ELVIS BAR

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S1E0: MUSIC BEDS, GRAMMYS, ELVIS BAR

This is my mentor session as a volunteer DJ and my first time in the KPSU radio booth! 

I shake the nerves off, explain the premise of the show, demonstrate a music bed, discover an Elvis Presley-themed bar planned for inner SE Portland, dedicate a song to mom, and reveal why I'll never forget the 2005 Grammys.

Music from Scissor Sisters, Elvis Presley, Catherine Wheel, 2 Skinnee Js, Ellie Goulding, Pete Yorn

Recorded at KPSU Portland's College Radio on April 4, 2017.

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