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Episode Archive

935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America's Moral Integrity" with Charles Lewis

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Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America's Moral Integrity" with Charles Lewis

Host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher speaks with investigative journalist and best-selling author Charles Lewis about his new book, "935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America's Moral Integrity."  In this book Charles Lewis, the founder of the Center for Public Integrity, examines the control, manipulation and misuse of information by groups and individuals wielding power. 

“At a time when truth is under siege, acclaimed investigative reporter Charles Lewis has given us a gripping insider’s guide to a new journalistic ecosystem which is exposing lies, greed, and abuses of power across the globe. For citizens everywhere who care about truth-telling and holding those in power accountable.”

Exclusive Interview: Catherine Mater on Why She Was Fired from the OR Transportation Commission

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Fri, 01/30/2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Catherine Mater Speaks Out on Why She Was Fired from the Oregon Transportation Commission

Why did Governor Kitzhaber fire Catherine Mater from the Oregon Transportaion Commission after she cast the tie-breaking vote against the Port of St Helen's application for $2 million to benefit a coal shipping project with Ambre Energy? In this interview for KBOO with host Roberta Hall, Mater gives a full explanation of the Commission’s proc

Dr. Vern Saboe on the Rights of Injured Workers under Oregon Law

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Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Dr. Vern Saboe on the Rights of Injured Workers under Oregon Law
Health and Health Care Forum

Dr. Vern Saboe talks with host host Roberta Hall about injured workers' rights, specifically, the right under Oregon law to choose what treatment provider s/he sees after an injury on the job. In some cases, injured workers do not know their rights and are sent directly to a clinic of the employer’s choosing. We discuss a proposed legislative remedy and how this remedy has been blocked when it has come before the legislature in the past. In this discussion we learn about a means by which the will of legislators, and by extension the will of the people who elect them, can be circumvented, not just in this type of case but perhaps others as well.

From Economic Update "Spinning Out of Control" with host Richard Wolff

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Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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From Economic Update "Spinning Out of Control" with host Richard Wolff
Economic Update with host Richard Wolff: Spinning Out of Control  

Updates on Obama's SOTU speech, ECB pumps up money supply to stimulate Europe, forgiving Greece's (just like Germany's) debts, and US housing extremes. Response to questions on global wealth inequality and Switzerland's currency maneuvers. Interview with Dr. Harriet Fraad on US economy's disastrous impact on children.

http://rdwolff.com/

The Rev. Madison Shockley on the capacity of terrorists of all types to exploit all religions

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Mon, 01/19/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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The Rev. Madison Shockley on the capacity of terrorists of all types to exploit all religions
From the Series Truthdig Radio we hear an interview with The Rev. Madison Shockley, who says it's wrong to think of terrorists as Islamic or Christian.

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Zuade Kaufman / Truthdig

http://www.truthdig.com/

The Rev. Madison Shockley is the pastor of the Pilgrim United Church of Christ (UCC) in Carlsbad, Calif.  Originally ordained in the African Methodist Episcopal Church in 1979, he has served churches in St. Louis, Denver, Seattle and Los Angeles. Shockley, who was raised in Mid-city Los Angeles, was active in Los Angeles politics before being called to Pilgrim Church in 2004.

Techno Solutionism: Building "Substitute" Nature Why Technology Will Not Save the World

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Fri, 01/16/2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Michael Huesemann and John Greer on Techno Solutionism

We hear another panel discussion from the Teach-In on why Technology will not save the world recorded at the TEACH-IN: TECHNO-UTOPIANISM & THE FATE OF THE EARTH October 25-26, Great Hall of the Cooper Union in New York City. It was organized by THE INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON GLOBALIZATION.

This panel on Techno Solutionism: Building "Substitute" Nature features:

Michael Huesemann, a research scientist with a special interest in sustainability and critical science. He has specialized in environmental biotechnology for more than 25 years. His books include Techno-Fix: Why Technology Won't Save Us or the Environment.

Spike and Mike's Festival of Animation

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Thu, 01/15/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Spike and Mike's Festival of Animation
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Host S.W. Conser speaks with Spike from Spike and Mike's Festival of Animation about the special engagement screening of the 2015 Spike and Mike Festival of Animation at the Portland Convention Center as part of the Wizard World Portland Comic Con Jan 23 - 25. 

The special Festival of Animation screening contains 3 entirely unique festivals: the 30th Anniversary Award Winning Animation Festival, a Pop Culture Animation Festival & the annual Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation.  Featured are Award Winning animations from 11 different countries who have gotten critical acclaim from Oscars, Sundance, Cannes and many other prestigious institutions.


A Dream Remembered?: Martin Luther King Jr and the Grassroots Civil Rights Movement

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Mon, 01/12/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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A Dream Remembered?: Martin Luther King Jr and the Grassroots Civil Rights Movement

From the series: Making Contact we hear "A Dream Remembered?: Martin Luther King Jr and the Grassroots Civil Rights Movement." 

On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28th 1963, Martin Luther King Jr delivered one of the most famous speeches of all time. But it nearly didn't happen. On this special edition of Making Contact for MLK Day, Gary Younge, author of The Speech talks about Martin Luther King Junior's Dream and the story behind it.

Gary Younge, author of The Speech: Martin Luther King Jr's Dream and the Story Behind It .

Special thanks to the New School for use of their recording.

http://www.radioproject.org/

Water Worlds: Teach me How to Riffle

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Fri, 01/02/2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Water World Episode 3 Teach me how to RIFFLE
Water World: Episode 3, Janurary 2, 2015

Kristin Yount interviews Don Blair. Don Blair was on the team that produced the RIFFLE or Remote Field Logger Electronics. The RIFFLE can test salinity, turbidity and conductivity of water bodies. The at-home tester, civic scientist or inquisitive mind can operate a RIFFLE by immearsing the thing in a local body of water in a two liter bottle.

For more go to
http://publiclab.org/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8HmB9FN6lk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-L-WFSRkyXk

Given the state of affairs with changing water-sheds it is important for every person to understand where our water comes from and what are the signs that our water quality has changed. 

Public Health for People with Disabilities and Public Health and Addressing Climate Change

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Mon, 12/29/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Public Health for People with Disabilities and Public Health and Addressing Climate Change
Health and Health Care Forum with host Roberta Hall

The third program from the Oregon Public Health Conference for 2014 features keynoter Gloria Krahn, (pictured above), who presents the case that people with disabilities represent a health disparity population; she reviews the history of progress in how disabled people have been addressed and points toward additional efforts that are being made.
And later we hear about the role of public health in addressing climate change, in a discussion with Zach Baker, (pictured below) whose background is in public health and environmental concerns, and who also has become involved in public policy by serving on a city council and as an aide to a state legislator.

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Food Justice Conference Part One

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Fri, 03/25/2011

The local food movement has become a palatable force. In Portland alone there are now 40 farmers markets. Raising backyard chickens has become fashionable and growing numbers of people are planting vegetable gardens or joining CSAs. But what about all the people who feel they can’t afford to buy local organic food or lack the time or space to plant a garden? How can the local food movement become a movement for food justice, and work to ensure that everyone has the right to eat healthy, local food?

These questions were addressed last month at the Food Justice Conference, held at the University of Oregon last month. On Friday, March 25, KBOO presents the first installment of recordings made at Food Justice Conference. We'll be airing segments from two conference panels: Local Agriculture/Food Community and Sustainable Agriculture and Emerging Research in Plant Genetics, with speakers Patricia Allen, Director of the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems at the University of California, Santa Cruz; Janet Fiskio, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Oberlin College; and Charles Benbrook, Chief Scientist at The Organic Center.

Lindauer Knocks It Out of The Park - Axgain

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Mon, 03/21/2011

Susan Lindauer: Lockerbie Diary-Gadhaffi, Fall Guy for CIA Drug Running.  Lindauer is a Former U.S. Asset covering Iraq and Libya

 For years I was told the terrorist who placed the bomb on board Pan Am 103, known as the Lockerbie bombing, lives about 8 miles from my house, in Fairfax County, Virginia.   His life-time of privilege and protection, gratis of high flyers in U.S. Intelligence, has been a reward for silence on the CIA’s involvement in drug trafficking in Lebanon during the 1980s.   As sources go, I was more than a casual observer. From May 1995 until March 2003, I performed as a back channel to Tripoli and Baghdad, supervised by my CIA handler, Dr. Richard Fuisz, who claimed from day one to know the origins of the Lockerbie conspiracy and the identity of the terrorists. http://issuepedia.org/1998-12-04_Susan_Lindauer_Deposition He swore that no Libyan participated in the attack.    Armed with that assurance, our team started talks with Libya’s diplomats for the Lockerbie Trial, and I attended over 150 meetings at the Libyan Embassy in New York. After the hand over of Libya’s two accused men, our team engaged in a concerted fight to gain permission for Dr. Fuisz to give a deposition about his primary knowledge of the conspiracy, during the Lockerbie Trial. In a surprise twist, the U.S. Federal Judge in Alexandria, Virginia imposed a double seal on a crucial portion of Dr. Fuisz’s deposition. The double seal can only be opened by a Scottish Judge. In my opinion, that should be a priority, as testimony hidden by the double seal maps out the whole Lockerbie conspiracy. Most significantly, it identifies 11 terrorists involved in the attack. Dr. Fuisz’s testimony could put the whole matter to rest forever.

 

There’s good reason for my confidence. Much to my surprise, during the Lockerbie talks, Dr. Fuisz’s allegations of CIA opium running in Lebanon received unusual corroboration. One day, as I left the office of Senator Carol Moseley-Braun on my lunch break, an older spook caught up with me in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. From out of nowhere, he stepped in my path and invited me to lunch. With extraordinary candor, he debriefed me as to what motivated the CIA’s actions. I remember it as one battle-hardened old spook sharing the perils of fieldwork with a gung ho young Asset, anxious to get started on great adventures.

 

It was a morality tale for sure. According to him, the CIA infiltrated opium and heroin trafficking in Lebanon as part of a crisis operation to rescue AP reporter Terry Anderson and 11 other American and British hostages in Beirut, including CNN bureau chief Jeremy Levin and Anglican envoy Terry Waite. The hostage crisis was a legitimate CIA concern. The CIA Station Chief of Beirut, William Buckley, was also kidnapped by Islamic Jihad and brutally tortured to death, his body dumped in the street in front of CIA headquarters. The rescue was protracted and complicated by Lebanon’s Civil War—ultimately, Terry Anderson’s captivity lasted seven years. Many of the hostages suffered beatings, solitary confinement chained to the floor, and mock executions.     The older spook who refused to identify himself swore that the CIA considered it urgently necessary to try every possibility for recovering the hostages. The concept of infiltration into criminal networks cuts to the murky nature of intelligence itself. Drug enforcement frequently rely on the same strategies. Where the CIA went far wrong was in pocketing some of those heroin profits for itself along the way. The dirty little secret is that the CIA continued to take a percentage cut of opium and heroin production out of Lebanon well into the 1990s.

As for the hostage rescue itself, considering the operation took years to accomplish, it’s always been whispered that a corrupted CIA officer enjoying those opium profits might have swallowed reports on the hostages’ locations, or otherwise diverted his team in order to protect his narcotics income.   That appears to have become a serious fear at the time, among other U.S. officers jointly involved in the rescue.    In December 1988, infuriated Defense Intelligence agents issued a formal protest, exposing CIA complicity in Middle East heroin trafficking. When teams from both agencies got summoned back to Washington to attend an internal hearing, they boarded Pan Am 103. A wing of militant Hezbollah led by Ahmed Jibril, his nephew Abu Elias, Abu Talb and Abu Nidal took out both teams in order to protect their lucrative cartel.    Classified Defense Intelligence records show that Jibril and Talb had been toying with a conspiracy to bomb a U.S. airplane during the 1988 Christmas holidays anyway. They planned to bomb a U.S. airliner in revenge for the U.S.S. Vincennes, which shot down an Iranian commercial airliner loaded with Hajiis returning from Mecca in July, 1988. However the Defense Intelligence threat to expose their heroin network put the bombing plan into action. Islamic Jihad’s ability to discover actionable intelligence on the flight schedules would definitely confirm that somebody at CIA was operating as a double agent, keeping Islamic Jihad a step ahead of the rescue efforts.

That’s the dirty truth about Lockerbie. It ain’t nothing like you’ve been told.

 Wait a darn moment—I anticipate your confusion. Libya got blamed for the Lockerbie attack. Daddy George Bush told us so! The United Nations imposed sanctions on Libya, demanding that Colonel Moammar Gadhaffi hand over two Libyans for trial. One of the two, Lameen Fhima got acquitted immediately. The other Abdelbasset Megrahi got convicted (on the most flimsy circumstantial evidence that overlooked endless contradictions). Libya paid $2.7 billion in damages—amounting to $10 million per family death— to make the U.N. sanctions go away, and expressed a sort of non-apology for the deaths—while never acknowledging its involvement in the conspiracy.     So Libya was innocent the whole time? In a word, yes.

 Don’t get me wrong: I have no soft spot for Libya. As an Asset, I saw that no matter the flowing promises of friendship, at heart Libyans hearken to their glory days as Bedouin raiders. It’s pathological, not personal. They are deeply tribal and Islamic, which often makes them paranoid and suspicious of outsiders. They have an ancient history of raiding each other’s camps, back and forth, stealing livestock, women and children. One of my best diplomatic sources had a tattoo on his wrist, because his grandmother feared he would be kidnapped as a small child (in the 1950s). Libya simply does not have a history of believing that it needs to keep promises to individuals outside their clans. That’s not part of their heritage.   That vendetta culture bodes dangerously for the current rebellion. Even after Gadhaffi’s gone, in all likelihood these tribal families will continue to exact vengeance on one another. It remains to be seen whether the new government will hide those clashes to protect its image of cohesion and legitimacy to the outside world. In truth, Libyan culture poses a threat to itself most of all.

 

I don’t say that about just any Arab country. I enjoy Arab culture very much. I just know better than to do favors for Gadhaffi. His actions often mask some other agenda.   But the bottom line is that Libya had nothing to do with the bombing of Pan Am 103, which exploded over the town of Lockerbie, Scotland.   We should care about Lockerbie because of the serious problem that it exposed. Opium trafficking out of the Bekaa Valley provides a major source for global heroin production. In turn, the global pipeline of narco-dollars keep militant operations alive world-wide from the Middle East to Indonesia, Colombia, Burma and the Far East.    That’s something to fear. We don’t have to deploy soldiers to shut it down. With a little creativity, we could attack the bank accounts of these global heroin traffickers and cut off funds for the violence without damaging the local society through warfare. We could strike down two scourges—heroin and terrorism. And the U.S. would not require military action all over the planet to accomplish its goals. Thankfully, there are other ways.

 The first step is recognition.

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Swami Beyondananda & Transforming Through 2012: Leading Perspectives on the New Global Paradigm.

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Mon, 03/21/2011

 Host Sue Supriano speaks with Steve Bhaerman, aka Swami Beyondananda, "a serious/funny guy" whose new book is "Transforming Through 2012: Leading Perspectives on the New Global Paradigm."

Sue was happy to run into him recently at The Prophets Conference In Palm Springs, California.

Steve Bhaerman is the author of several books including “Spontaneous Evolution—Our Positive Future and What a Way to Get There from Here”, Reuniting America: A Toolkit For Changing the Political Game, and  WAKE UP LAUGHING:  An Insider's Guide to the Cosmic Comedy. Swami Beyondarama does radio shows, stand up comedy shows, serious political talks and works sometimes with Bruce Lipton, a cutting edge biologist and author of "The  Biology of Belief."

In this interview we’ll get more the serious side of the Swami but stay tuned for a few laughs as well.

www.Wakeuplaughing.com

www.Reunitingamerica.org

Most recent book--Spontaneous Evolution and a Way to Get There From Here—by Steve Bhaerman and Bruce Lipton

Scott Simon and his book, "Baby, We Were Meant For Each Other"

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Mon, 03/14/2011

Host Ed Goldberg interviews NPR host Scott Simon about his book "Baby We Were Meant for Each Other," a memoir about Simon's a adoption of two girls from China.

'Extreme Prejudice': In the Belly of The Bush, with author Susan Lindauer

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Mon, 02/28/2011

extremeprejudiceusa.wordpress.com/2010/10/10/extreme-prejudice-by-susan-lindauer/

Susan Lindauer worked for years through back channel resources around the world as a CIA asset specializing in counter-terrorism, set up the diplomatic architecture that - had it been adopted - would have avoided the Iraq War.  For her extraordinary dedication and commitment to American security, Lindauer was arrested, incarcerated at Carswel, Texas's Communication Management Unit where they attempted to drug her and prevent her from standing trial.  Authorities at Carswell figured it would take a little longer than it usually did to "break" her because...Well...(and this is a little embarrassing for our beloved government)...because as a CIA asset she was CIA-trained.  Susan Lindauer has it all documented, again thanks to our own Patriot-acting agents who thoughtfully taped every conversation: Your tax dollars at work!  Read the book;  It's a King Hell nightmare on wheels.  No one could make this shit up.

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Susan Lindauer, Whistleblower, CIA Asset, Peace Negotiator, Writer...& Survivor of Carswell CMU

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Mon, 02/28/2011

 Host Chris Andreae speaks with Susan Lindauer, Whistleblower, CIA Asset, Peace Negotiator, Writer...& Survivor of Carswell CMU about "Extreme Prejudice: The Terrifying Story of the Patriot Act and the Cover Ups of 9/11 and Iraq."

EXTREME PREJUDICE is an expose of the real facts surrounding the CIA's advance warning of 9/11 and an insider's look at Iraqi Pre-War Intelligence, told by one of the very few U.S. Assets covering Iraq before the War.

Dr. Joan Gross on Food, Hunger, and Food Culture in the Willamette Valley

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Mon, 02/21/2011

 Host Roberta Hall interviews Dr. Joan Gross, Professor of Anthropology at Oregon State University. She studied linguistic and cultural anthropology. She now works in the area of food, hunger and food culture in the Willamette Valley.

The Far From Hollywood Film Awards for 2011

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Mon, 01/24/2011

 Host Ed Goldberg speaks with DK Holm and Marc Mohan about Far From Hollywood, an association of film critics, and the 2011 awards to be announced at the Hollywood Theater on Friday January 28th.

Max Rameau and Take Back the Land

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Mon, 12/27/2010

Host Sue Supriano interviews Max Rameau about Take Back the Land, which he founded in 2006. The group initiated a bold campaign that sparked a national movement: they began taking over foreclosed and government-owned homes, and moving homeless families into them. They have successfully moved in over 20 families to date, and many have used the opportunity to save up money and get back on their feet.

Max is a Haitian-born Pan-African theorist and organizer. He moved to Miami, Florida in 1991 and began organizing around immigrant rights, especially for Haitian immigrants, criminal justice issues and police brutality.

In 2008, Max authored the book Take Back the Land, recounting the experiences and political theory behind the Umoja Village.

 

 

Thomas Frank (Harper's) and Bright Frenetic Mills - Media Content Generation Mills

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Mon, 12/13/2010

 Host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher speaks with journalist and author Thomas Frank, who recently joined Harper's Magazine as a monthly columnist. His first column for Harper's is in the December 2010 issue. It's called  "Bright Frenetic Mills." Frank writes about how media has become one big content generation mill.  In the new January issue, (pictured at left), Frank's column is called "The Fatal Center." He asks whether the U.S. political spectrum has a center or whether it is completely polarized.

Frank is the founder and editor of The Baffler and the author of several books. Other writings include essays for Harper's MagazineLe Monde diplomatiqueBookforum, and the Financial Times. His book What's the Matter with Kansas?, published in 2004, earned him nationwide and international recognition.

 

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Correction

 A typo occured with one of our guests, Todd Dalotto on Radiozine this past Friday. Our apologies for the oversight.

 

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