Special Programming: Public Affairs

Episode Archive

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 06/08/09

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Mon, 06/08/2009 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

On June 8, 1967, during the Six Day War between Israel and the Arab States, the U.S. intelligence ship USS Liberty was attacked for 75 minutes in international waters by Israeli aircraft and motor torpedo boats. Thirty-four men died and 172 were wounded.

On this anniversary of the attack, KBOO presents a special program speaking with survivors and examining the recently-declassified US government documents about the attack.

Tonight, a film screening of "USS Liberty: Dead in the Water" will be held at Portland State University Smith Student Union (1825 SW Broadway. Portland, OR) - Room 236 - 7 pm - FREE!

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 06/04/09

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Thu, 06/04/2009 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Thursday June 4th on KBOO

"Israel and the Misuse of Anti-Semitism: Jewish Activists Speak Out", a panel discussion held last month at Portland State University.  Speakers include Ned Rosch, Sophie Bloch, Jonathan Moss, Maxine Fookson and KBOO's own Willian Seaman.

Also, an interview with Jewish anti-Zionists Donna and Darlene Wallach.

Low-Key: Long Live Palestine - www.youtube.com/watch

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 05/14/09

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Thu, 05/14/2009 - 11:00am - 7:00pm
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Support KBOO's Spring membership drive!

News and Public Affairs Day – Thursday May 14th

The theme of this year’s drive is ‘Spring into Action!’ – Like groundwater in spring, the power of the people is rising.  We’ll hear talks by Democracy Now co-host Amy Goodman, radical Texan Jim Hightower, media critic and historian Robert McChesney, Harvard professor and author Linda J. Bilmes and some bits from the Pacifica Archives.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 05/01/09

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Fri, 05/01/2009 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

MAYDAY! MAYDAY!

 Support your community radio station!  KBOO’s Spring Membership Drive runs May 1st – 16th

Tune in for this special program: Friday May 1st — Mayday! 8 am – 3 pm (1 – 3 en español) International Worker’s Day – kickoff of KBOO’s Spring Membership Drive – From its pagan origins to its radical present, May Day has always been a time of joyous festivities and empowerment.  Today we celebrate international solidarity among workers, community organizing and the end of corporate globalization!

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7 - 8 Democracy Now
8 - 9 Mayday Talk Radio special with Joe Uris and the band General Strike!
9 - 10 APA Compass - Mayday special
10 - 10:15 Air Cascadia
10:15 - 12:00 Mayday history and local organizing - including archival footage of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez and live interviews with local radical historian Michael Munk and other rabble rousers
12:00 - 1:00 Reports from Mayday marches around the world, hosted by Bill Resnick
1:00 - 3:00 Buscando America - Primero de Mayo Especial
4:00 - 5:00 Democracy Now!
The 5:00 News hour will include live reports from the March in downtown Portland
6:00 - 7:00 Bread and Roses will also have a Mayday-related show

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 05/01/09

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Fri, 05/01/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

A special Talk Radio celebrating May Day, the International Workers' Holiday. The host is Joe Uris. Tune in and call in with your take on May Day! Joe's guests are members of the local group, General Strike. Since 1987 General Strike has played on picket lines, at union rallies and conventions and at other socially progressive gatherings or protests.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 04/24/09

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Fri, 04/24/2009 - 10:00am - 1:30pm
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On the birthday of Mumia Abu Jamal, KBOO presents this special on Mumia and the many other political

Friday April 24th: Political Prisoners in the USA

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On the birthday of Mumia Abu Jamal, KBOO presents this special on Mumia and the many other political prisoners held in U.S. prisons including members of the Black Panther Party, 1960s revolutionaries, the family Africa and the voice of Mumia Abu Jamal, whose book release party will take place Friday evening in Portland.  Mumia's chance for a new trial was recently denied by the US Supreme Court, a move which he called "a great tragedy for justice".  

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 03/08/09

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Sun, 03/08/2009 - 6:00am - Mon, 03/09/2009 - 3:00am
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Special Programming: Public Affairs

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International Women's Day is an annual event that began in New York City around the turn of the twentieth century. Initially it sought to raise awareness of the achievements of women. In 1908, on this day, 15,000 women marched in New York City for better pay, working conditions, and an end to child labor. The day became a recognized holiday in many newly socialist countries over the next several years, but ironically fell off the radar, by and large, in the US, until the late 1960s.

Join us on Sunday, March 8th, beginning at 6 AM, as KBOO volunteers honor the contributions of women to art and culture, and raise awareness of the issues that continue to challenge us to action. With 21 hours of special programming produced by women, featuring information and music of the women of the world, and our own backyard.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 02/25/09

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Wed, 02/25/2009 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm
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Wednesday Special: 15th anniversary of the Hebron massacre

Wednesday Special: 15th anniversary of the Hebron massacre
In this special, we look at the Israeli settler movement, and some of its more extreme elements.  February 25th, 2009 marks the 15th anniversary of the Hebron massacre, in which 29 Palestinians praying in a mosque were gunned down by an Israeli settler named Baruch Goldstein, who was a follower of Rabbi Meir Kahane.  That massacre, which took place soon after the Oslo peace accords, which were supposed to bring peace, shattered the possibility of the peace process actually working.  Soon after the Hebron massacre, the first Palestinian suicide bomber entered Israel to kill Israeli civilians.

And since that 1994 attack, the Israeli expansion of settlements in the West Bank increased exponentially, with over 300,000 Israelis now living in new developments that the indigenous Palestinian population whose land was expropriated to build them.

Special Programming: Public Affairs

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Mon, 02/23/2009 - 4:00pm - Tue, 02/24/2009 - 6:00am

On the Air: The 12th Annual Homelessness Marathon live from from Pass Christian, Mississippi

Starting at 4 p.m. central time, on the night of Monday, February 23rd, and ending at 6 a.m. central time on Tuesday, February 24, 2009.  View the full schedule here

The Homelessness Marathon is an annual 14-hour radio broadcast featuring the voices and stories of homeless people from around the United States The Homelessness Marathon features live call-ins all night long via a national toll-free number.

Pass Christian is next door to Waveland, MS, which the Army Corps of Engineers officially designates as the "Ground Zero," where Hurricane Katrina came ashore. We call it the "other" Ground Zero, because it's the one that didn't get the attention (or the multi-trillion dollar response) that was given to the Ground Zero in New York.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 02/23/09

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Mon, 02/23/2009 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Antonia Juhasz on "The Tyranny of Oil"

In this special program Juhasz talks about the oil industry, why the price of oil and gasoline soared so high, the meaning of mergers in the oil industry, and what's in the future. This lecture is based on Juhasz'e book, "The Tyranny of Oil."

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott tries to keep rising sea at bay by not letting state employees talk about it

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Thu, 03/19/2015
As south Florida begins to sink below rising sea levels, the Governor Scott administration appears to be building a wall to protect itself from damaging information about the role that climate change is actually having.  His offices in Tallahassee, located somewhat inland, appear to be safe for now from harsh reality. 
Florida appears to be on the dangerous cutting edge of  denialism and the suppression of inconvenient truth. A climate of fear, insecurity and stasis seems to pervade agencies charged with environmental protection and regulation.
In this complete version of an interview done by Paul Roland for the KBOO News on March 18, we hear about the case of a Florida state employee who was reprimanded and put on unpaid leave for two days for speaking publicly about climate change. Roland interviews Jerry Phillips, Director of the Florida office of Public Employees for Environmental responsibility (PEER).
Barton Bibler is a long-time Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) employee who serves as Land Management Plan Coordinator in the Division of State Lands.
When attending a public hearing, Bibler was directed by his superiors to remove any hot button issues, especially references to climate change.
He was then given a letter of reprimand for supposedly misrepresenting that the “official meeting agenda included climate change.”
The employee was suspended for two days and then given a “Medical Release Form” requiring that his doctor supply his boss with an evaluation of unspecified “medical condition and behavior” issues before being allowed to return to work.
On March 18, PEER sent a letter asking the Florida state government to open an investigation into how Bibler was handled.

More information: http://www.peer.org/news/news-releases/2015/03/18/scott%E2%80%99s-climate-change-gag-order-claims-a-victim/

Pasco’s Consejo Latino Leader Calls for DOJ Investigation in #PascoShooting

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Mon, 02/16/2015

From Latino Rebels website http://www.latinorebels.com/2015/02/16/pascos-consejo-latino-leader-calls-for-doj-investigation-in-pascoshooting/:

Last night, Latino Rebels Radio discussed the shooting death of Antonio Zambrano-Montes in Pasco, Washington, with leaders of Pasco’s Consejo Latino. Rick Rios, Gabriel Portugal and Felix Vargas joined the show to share the latest about a story that has gotten national and international attention. In addition, Eddie De La Cruz of Oregon added insights as to how his community had begun to change community relationships with law enforcement, a model being followed by Consejo Latino. A lot was discussed last night —including more about Zambrano-Montes, his family’s reaction, Saturday’s march and one the previous record of one of the Pasco officers involved in the shooting— so you can hear the entire show below.
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Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz on KPFA's "Letters and Politics" program (not yet aired on KBOO)

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Mon, 02/09/2015
Radical Indigenous movement activist, feminist and scholar Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz talks about her powerful new book, An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States. The book reframes United States history from the perspective of the Indigenous peoples who were living here for millenia before the arrival of Europeans. For those who haven't yet made or attempted this perceptual and conceptual shift, her book  can serve as a valuable aid and guide. Now more than ever we need to radically re-examine the flawed and unjust foundations upon which this nation-state was built and continues to be maintained.

From the book's Introduction: "Writing US history from an Indigenous peoples' perspective requires rethinking the consensual national narrative. That narrative is wrong or deficient, not in its facts, dates, or details but rather in its essence. Inherent in the myth we've been taught is an embrace of settler colonialism and genocide. The myth persists, not for a lack of free speech or poverty of information but rather for an absence of motivation to ask questions that challenge the core of the scripted narrative of the origin story. How might acknowledging the reality of US history work to transform society? that is the central question this book pursues."

"This may well be the most important US history book you will read in your lifetime."--Robin D.G. Kelley, Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination

"An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States is a fiercely honest, unwavering, and unprecedented statement, one which has never been attempted by any other historian or intellectual."--Simon Ortiz, Poet and Professor of English and American Indian Studies, Arizona State University

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz grew up in rural Oklahoma, the daughter of a tenant farmer and part-Indian mother. She has been active in the international Indigenous movement for over four decades. From 1967 to 1974, she was a full-time activist living in various parts of the United States, traveling to Europe, Mexico, and Cuba. She is also a veteran of the women's liberation movement. Outlaw Woman: Memoir of the War Years outlines this time of her life, chronicling the years 1960-1975. After receiving her PhD in history at UCLA, she taught in the newly established Native American Studies Program at Cal State, Hayward, and helped found the departments of Ethnic Studies and Women's Studies. Her 1977 book The Great Sioux Nation was the fundamental document at the first international conference on Indigenous peoples at the United Nations in Geneva. She is the author or editor of seven other books, including Roots of Resistance: A History of Land Tenure in New Mexico. She lives in San Francisco.

See her website: http://www.reddirtsite.com/ and for her book: http://www.beacon.org/An-Indigenous-Peoples-History-of-the-United-States-P1041.aspx
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A forum on police unions and their role in the culture of police violence in the United States

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Wed, 02/04/2015

A KBOO Special Forum on Police Unions and their role in perpetuating a culture of police violence. This will be an in-depth look into the history, role and politics of police unions in the light of the post-Ferguson nation-wide uprising against police killings, abuse and impunity.

Three panel discussions hosted by Paul Roland will expore this issue from a variety of angles. First will be an overview of the history and role of police unions, going back to the early part of the 20th Century. Guests will include Joseph Slater, Professor of Law and Values at the University of Toledo College of Law (http://www.utoledo.edu/law/faculty/fulltime/slater.html) and Kristian Williams of Portland, author of Our Enemies in Blue: Police and Power in America http://www.kristianwilliams.com/.
The second panel will discuss the status and role of police unions from a labor perspective. Guests will includeJonathan Tasini, long-time labor activist in New York (http://www.workinglife.org/); Jamie Partridge, local community activist with the Letter Carriers' Union and Jobs with Justice; Ahjamu Umi, local activist with the All African Peoples' Revolutionary Party and union organizer http://www.abetterworld.me/me.html.
The third panel will look at police accountability/reform/abolition, citzen review and oversight and alternatives to policing. Guests will include Flint Taylor, long-time people's attorney with the People's Law Office in Chicago (http://peopleslawoffice.com/about-civil-rights-lawyers/attorney-staff-bios/flint-taylor/Ashlee Albies, attorney with the National Lawyers' Guild and with the Albina Ministerial Alliance in their ongoing involvement with the Department of Justice Settlement Process stemming from their lawsuit against the Portland Police Bureau http://www.civilrightspdx.com/?attorney=6;Teressa Raiford of Don't Shoot Portland https://www.facebook.com/DontShootPDXAhjamu Umi 

Further reading on these issues:

 
 
 
http://www.buzzfeed.com/evanmcsan/organized-labor-ferguson#.wizej3r1YB

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2014/01/the-bad-kind-of-unionism/

http://colorlines.com/archives/2014/10/organized_labor_takes_on_race_and_michael_brown.html

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/12/how-police-unions-keep-abusive-cops-on-the-street/383258/

http://www.thenation.com/blog/194537/police-unions-dont-serve-people-can-labor-movement-force-them

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/12/22/police-unions-havealwaysbeenalabormovementapart.html

http://www.buzzfeed.com/evanmcsan/organized-labor-ferguson#.pvWYyq8Yy

http://lawcha.org/wordpress/2014/12/29/stop-kidding-police-created-control-working-class-poor-people/

http://www.blackagendareport.com/node/14591

http://socialistworker.org/2014/12/16/armed-occupation-inside-the-empire

http://newpol.org/content/teachers-unions-police-and-real-new-civil-rights-movement

http://www.buzzfeed.com/jacobfischler/police-demilitarization-pits-police-union-against-top-labor#.vb54Zd04Z

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/29/1360927/-Jeff-Roorda-St-Louis-Police-Union-spokesman-wearing-Darren-Wilson-bracelet-assaults-cuts-woman

https://worxintheory.wordpress.com/2014/12/07/origins-of-the-police
 
To contact the host of this program, Paul Roland: paulakroland@gmail.com

 

Beyond Ferguson Panel

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Fri, 10/10/2014

Beyond Ferguson - Conversation and Action - A panel discussion recorded at Lewis Clark College on September 11, 2014 at Templeton Campus Center, Council Chambers. (It was broadcast on KBOO as part of News and Public Affairs Day on October 10th, 2014.)

The shooting of Michael Brown occurred on August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown, an unarmed black man, was shot to death by a white police officer, Darren Wilson. This panel shares reactions and directions for the future.

The panel is moderated by Cathy Busha, Director of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement at Lewis and Clark College.

Speakers:
Lewis & Clark Professor Reiko Hillyer, S. Bobbin Singh, J.D., Executive Director Oregon Justice Resource Center, and community activists Giovanni Blair McKenzie and Lakeitha Elliott for “Beyond Ferguson - Conversation and Action.”  
Also participating in the Forum Michael Crenshaw, KBOO co-manager.

Craig Lewis: Punk Rock, Mental Illness and Recovery

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Sun, 10/05/2014
Craig Lewis is a punk rock mental health and recovery advocate, member of the Boston punk rock scene, Upheaval Fanzine editor, and the author of 'Better Days - A Mental Health Recovery Workbook". He has also recently edited 'You're Crazy' Volume One which featuresfirst-hand accounts of punks dealing with mental illness, addiction and trauma.

Craig came to KBOO on October 4, 2014 to talk about his work, and the talk he'll be making at the Red and Black Cafe 400 SE 12th Ave, on Wednesday October 8th titled "PUNK ROCK, MENTAL ILLNESS and RECOVERY".

More information can be found at

http://www.redandblackcafe.com/event/punk-rock-mental-illness-and-recove...

Punksinrecovery.com
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Arun Gupta: Compromises dampened impact of Climate March

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Thu, 10/02/2014
Arun Gupta is a founding editor of the Indypendent magazine and was a founding editor of the Occupy Wall Street Journal.  He's currently working on a book about the local food movement.

His two most recent articles:
How the People’s Climate March Became a Corporate PR Campaign

and

To Fight the Unpredictable Effects of Climate Change, We Need an Unpredictable Movement

sparked controversy among the left, and an article by march organizers who, as Gupta put it, 'claim credit for the Flood Wall Street action after refusing to back it or promote it': What’s Wrong With the Radical Critique of the People’s Climate March

Arun was at KBOO's studios as part of our All-Day Special on 'Turning the Tide on Climate Change', and spoke about these and other issues.
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Prisoner Support: Inside and Outside Incarceration (not yet aired)

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Thu, 06/05/2014
With Coyote Sheff and Petey- Former prisoners
Coyote Sheff was released from a Nevada state prison back in November of 2013. He never rested while in prison, starting an Anarchist Black Cross chapter at the prison he was in to actively sticking up for his comrades and taking part in prison rebellions to protest different policies or actions by the prison administration. Coyote Sheff and Petey will be talking about their own respective experiences, stressing the importance of prisoner support during incarceration and after, supporting prison struggles from providing reading material to an anarchist reading group inside the prison walls to the many ways those on the outside can support prison rebellions.
Coyote Sheff's writings can be found at various blogs and sites on the web. For more info on Eric McDavid, discussed in this panel: http://supporteric.org/ More info on radical eco-prisoners: http://www.ecoprisoners.org/
A new website to support prisoners and prison resistance, mentioned in the panel: http://supportprisonerresistance.net

For complete schedule of panels and more information about the Law and Disorder Conference, go to: https://lawandisorder.wordpress.com/
Other audio from the conference available at kboo.fm/audio:
http://kboo.fm/content/prisonimperialismhowtheusisspreadingarepressiveincar
http://kboo.fm/content/massimprisonmentisprisonslavery


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March Against Monsanto Portland 2014

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Tue, 05/27/2014
Complete (lightly edited) audio from March Against Monsanto rally at Shemanski Park In Portland, May 24, 2014. Includes some music.
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Thom Hartmann in Portland: The Crash of 2016

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Thu, 05/22/2014
Thom Hartmann speaking in Portland on May 2, 2014 at First Unitarian Church about his latest book: The Crash of 2016, The plot to Destroy America and what we can do to stop it. 

The book covers the currents of policy and economics that are converging on the year 2016 to possibly plunge us back into a depression deeper than the one we just survived. He also offers his prescription for the tools we need to employ to dull the effect of this eventuality. 

After Thom's talk was a panel with several local activists, who discussed their take on the issues. 
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