In this Sept. 30, 2016, file photo, a marijuana harvester examines buds going through a trimming machine near Corvallis, Ore.

In this Sept. 30, 2016, file photo, a marijuana harvester examines buds going through a trimming machine near Corvallis, Ore.

Andrew Selsky/AP Photo

  • We’re joined by two of the star players in the new effort to bring Major League Baseball to Portland. Mike Barrett, a former Blazers broadcaster and former legislator Jason Atkinson tell us about the advance toward a headquarters building, and other headway the Portland Diamond Project has made — and what makes them think they’ll meet success when so many others have failed.
  • One of the most prominent anarchists in the country lives in Eugene. At 74 years old, John Zerzan isn’t necessarily marching through the streets in a black ski mask, but he has written a new book attempting to explain the history of civilization. Zerzan’s book, “The History of Civilization,” argues that human beings – and the planet – were better off when we were hunter-gatherers.

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