Multnomah County Library Podcasts

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Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People, by Dav Pilkey. George and Harold break all the rules by using the time machine two days in a row - which catapults them into an alternative universe.
Direct download: 20081008PPPbooktalk.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 11:40am PST

The Boy Who Dared, by Susan Bartoletti. A thrilling adventure of a 17-year-old boy, who dared to oppose the Nazis.

Direct download: 20081008boywhodaredbt.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Teens -- posted at: 10:40am PST

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 PST

Brown Bag Lunch and Learn: Conflict Resolution Skills for Better Relationships with Tsipora Dimant Discover the roots of conflict and the mediation skills needed to find effective solutions.
Direct download: 20081002_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 9:54am PST

Brown Bag Lunch and Learn: Strategies for Embracing Change with Cheryl Hinerman Change isn't always about completely letting go of the old. The best changes blend your history and core values with a new focus to move forward. Explore strategies to help you plan a change.
Direct download: 20081009_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 9:09am PST

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 PST

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 PST

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn: Understanding the Adult Brain with John Olmstead Find out about recent developments in brain research and how to use your brain power to its fullest.
Direct download: 20080515_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 3:15pm PST

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn: Moving Through Transitions with Jill Nelson-Debord Explore the stages of transition -- in your career, your relationships and your life. Clarify the tasks that need to be addressed and the obstacles that can get in the way.
Direct download: 20080508_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 2:55pm PST

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn: Reduce Your Stress Through Nutrition with Lee Ann Petrie Stress affects our physical, mental and emotional health. Learn how nutrition and stress are related and how to eat well to deal with unavoidable stressors.
Direct download: 20080424_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 2:38pm PST