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Men and Violence
09/15/2019
Chris Huffine

The vast majority of the perpetrators violence are male, yet rarely is this unifying demographic identified in discussions on reducing violence. Chris Huffine looks at what it is about masculinity that contributes to the male propensity for violence and what can be done to change it. Dr. Huffine is a licensed psychologist and Executive Director of Allies in Change in Portland. He has worked with thousands of abusive men and dozens of female and male victims of abuse.

Playing with the Oregon Symphony
09/01/2019
Peter Frajola

Peter Frajola, Associate Concert Master of the Oregon Symphony, discusses the duties and joys of his job. He will also play a few short pieces for unaccompanied violin. Mr. Frajola earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. After working with the San Francisco Opera, Louisville Orchestra, and the Knoxville Symphony, he won an audition to play in the Oregon Symphony where he will soon be starting his 36th season.

Need for Revenue Reform in Oregon
08/25/2019
Juan Carlos Ordóñez

Juan Carlos Ordóñez provides an overview of Oregon’s budget and tax system, the shortcomings of that system, and what reforms are needed to allow Oregon to better address the needs of its people. Ordóñez is the communications director of the Oregon Center for Public Policy. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School.

Advocating for Willingness to Change
08/18/2019
Doug Matheson

Doug Matheson discusses encounters with Muslims in Oman and with Americans here in Oregon. He explores the need for us to change our minds as new evidence comes in. Mr. Matheson grew up a missionary kid in India, Later he came to realize that when beliefs contradict evidence, personal honesty requires changing one’s beliefs. He has taught science and has done public health work in various parts of the world.

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