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Special Programming: Public Affairs on 05/24/13

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Fri, 05/24/2013 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
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The Vanport flood and racism in Portland: sixty five years later

Sixty five years ago, the Columbia River flooded into the largest public housing project in the U-S at the time, leaving 18,500 people homeless, a large number of whom were black.  The event changed race relations in Portland forever.

On Friday May 24th, from 8 am to noon, KBOO presented a special program on the Vanport flood and racism in Portland, sixty five years later.

We featured historians and archived audio, as well as a discussion led by PSU professor and activist Walidah Imarisha asking ‘Why are there so few black people in Oregon’.

Listen to the full three hours by clicking the link above, or individual segments below:

Voices from the Edge on 05/30/13

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Thu, 05/30/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Peter Cervantes-Gautschi, Executive Director of Enlace

Join Peter Cervantes-Gautschi, Executive Director of Enlace and I for an informative conversation regarding Enlace campaign on private prison divestment. Enlace is a strategic alliance of low-wage worker centers, unions, and community organizations in Mexico and in the U.S. We partner with our member organizations in international campaigns to motivate abusive multi-sector transnational corporations to treat workers and communities with dignity and respect. Enlace uses an integrated approach to organizing, creating unique campaign strategies while developing systems strengthening organizations internally. Our strategies often cross industrial and sector lines for reasons relating to both workforce development and campaign strategy.

Political Perspectives on 05/31/13

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Fri, 05/31/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Ahjamu Umi on the settler colony that is Portland

Revolutionary activist, organizer and author Ahjamu Umi spoke at the Law and Disorder Conference at Portland State University earlier in May. Ahjamu Umi is an organizer for the All African Peoples' Revolutionary Party. He is also part of the Blazing Arrow Organization, which was formed to organize poor and people of color communities in Portland to resist gentrification and police violence.

 

The Confessional on 05/06/13

Program: 
The Confessional
Air date: 
Mon, 05/06/2013 - 12:00am - 2:00am
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Talk Radio with La Contessa de la Luna. Guilt Shame Fear Forgiveness Minor Felonies 503-231-8187

APA Call to Action: Save the Grant High School Japanese Program

program: 
APA Compass
program date: 
Fri, 05/03/2013

Grant High School, Portland, has proposed cuts to its well-regarded and well-loved Japanese immersion and language program for the upcoming academic year.  Student Sara Onitsuka presents this APA Call to Action, and encourages everyone to show support for the program at https://www.facebook.com/SaveGrantJapanese.  Produced by Andrew Yeh. 

5:55 minutes (5.41 MB)

New information could have impact on May 21 fluoridation vote

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Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 05/02/2013

New information has come out this week that could have an impact on the upcoming May twenty-first vote on water fluoridation in Portland.

A lab test of the fluoridation compound proposed for Portland’s water supply found high levels of arsenic in the compound. The test was commissioned by the anti-fluoridation group ‘Clean water Portland’.

In addition, the Oregon Health Authority just released the latest figures on children’s dental health in Multnomah County, showing significant improvements in all categories, and bringing into question the county’s claim that fluoridation of water is necessary to improve dental health.

KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg has more

6:18 minutes (5.77 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 04/30/13

Air date: 
Tue, 04/30/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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America's terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad month. And fluoride!

From the Boston bombing and subsequent manhunt, to the Texas explosion, to the gun-control failure in Congress, to the class-driven unraveling of the sequester, to CISPA, April has been a lousy month by any measure. Rarely have so many symptoms of our republic's dysfunction been on such display. Abe and Joe discuss America's terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad month and take your phone calls.

The Confessional on 04/29/13

Program: 
The Confessional
Air date: 
Mon, 04/29/2013 - 12:00am - 2:00am
Short Description: 
Talk Radio with La Contessa de la Luna. Guilt Shame Fear Forgiveness Minor Felonies 503-231-8187

The Confessional on 04/22/13

Program: 
The Confessional
Air date: 
Mon, 04/22/2013 - 12:00am - 2:00am
Short Description: 
Talk Radio with La Contessa de la Luna. Guilt Shame Fear Forgiveness Minor Felonies 503-231-8187

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Portland Celebrates World Environment Day!
with jimmyt

After getting a tip from our friend Lightning, we found out about the celebration of World Environment Day. In this audio file we meet Lightning and he gives a tour of his public art display, and we talk about the upcoming six week celebration starting on Earth Day and continuing until World Environment Day on June 5.

click here for pics from Lightning's display

The Dalai Lama

Leave No Trace

Village Building Convergence

Biek Maintenance Classes and more

 

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Jimmy interviews Lightning at City Hall
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Lightning's display
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