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In the book, The Uncommon Reader, by Alan Bennett, the Queen is trying to wrangle her corgis. She follows them out the back of the palace, where she discovers that the bookmobile is making its weekly visit. Afraid of offending the librarian, the Queen determines to borrow a book. Here is an excerpt describing that encounter.  Read more about this on the Embarrassment of Riches blog.
Direct download: uncommonlygood.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 3:44pm PDT

Local filmaker Curt Ellis shares the environmental story left untold in his award-winning feature documentary.  Ellis' new film, The Greening of Southie, tells the story of Boston's first residential "green" building, through the eyes of the steel-toes construction crew that sets out to build it.
Direct download: 20080512_MCLKingCorn.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 10:43am PDT

Esther Clayson Pohl Lovejoy, M.D.: Changing the Face of Medicine in Oregon and Across the World Learn about Esther Clayson Pohl Lovejoy, M.D., an 1894 graduate from the University of Oregon Medical School and a key figure in Progressive era Oregon public health and suffrage campaigns. Kimberly Jensen, professor of history at Western Oregon University and author of Mobilizing Minerva: American Women in the First World War, traces Lovejoy's accomplishments, from medical service in World War I to directing and expanding the American Women's Hospitals, an international medical relief service for civilians and refugees. As organizer and first president of the Medical Women's International Association, Lovejoy developed an international vision for cooperation among medical women, which continued throughout her life.
Direct download: 20080722_EstherClaysonPohlLovejoyM.D.Lecture.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 4:18pm PDT

Keynote Lecture: A Brief History of Women in Medicine The mark of the woman physician through history has been one of hardship, distinction and accomplishment. Sima Desai, associate professor of medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University, highlights the challenges and successes of both the women and the institutions that made a difference for and in medicine. Historically, women held important positions in medicine, and their wisdom and healing were widely sought. When societal norms changed in the 17th and 18th centuries, however, they were driven out of the profession. Hear how they rose to prominence in preventative medicine during the late 1800s, and about the larger inroads made by women in the profession during the 20th century.
Direct download: 20080621_WomeninMedicineKeynote.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 8:51am PDT