Special Programming: Public Affairs

Episode Archive

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 04/22/13

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Mon, 04/22/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Christine Byl discusses "Dirt Work, An Education in the Woods"

EARTH DAY PROGRAMMING: Christine Byl discusses her recent book Dirt Work, An Education in the Woods. After graduating with a degree in philosophy, Byl took a summer job as a "trail dog," maintaining trails in Glacier National Park; and it changed the course of her life. She has since spent more than fifteen summers on trail crews.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 03/29/13

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Fri, 03/29/2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Dr. Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

News and Public Affairs Day, Part 3

Dr. Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness recorded at Emmanuel Temple on January 16, 2013

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 03/29/13

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Fri, 03/29/2013 - 10:15am - 4:00pm
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News and Public Affairs Day, Part 2: Reconnecting with Democracy

News and Public Affairs Day, Part 2: Reconnecting with Democracy

Democracy Now host Amy Goodman on "The Silenced Majority" recorded at a benefit for KBOO on October 25th, 2012 at the historic Bobwhite Theatre.

Writer and activist Bill McKibben, founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org on "Do the Math," recorded at the First Congregational Church on November 8th, 2012.

Writer and activist and food policy expert Raj Patel on "Who Owns Our Food, recorded at the First Congregational Church on January 23rd as part of the Illahee Lecture Series.  

 

Tune in all day for news and public affairs. Speakers include Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now, Bill McKibben of 350.org, activist and author Raj Patel and much more.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 03/29/13

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Fri, 03/29/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Reconnecting with Democracy, Part 1

News and Public Affairs Day, Part 1: Reconnecting with Democracy

Miko Peled on Beyond Zionism

Miko Peled is an Israeli writer and activist living in San Diego. He is the author of "The General's Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine." The book follows the development of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from a national and personal perspective.

Tune in all day for news and public affairs. Speakers include Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now, Bill McKibben of 350.org, activist and author Raj Patel and much more.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 03/22/13

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Fri, 03/22/2013 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
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Saving Main Street from Wall Street: What History Tells Us about the Bailout and What We Do Now

Saving Main Street from Wall Street

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 03/19/13

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Tue, 03/19/2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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John Stauber: Who owns the Media

Live Broadcast: John Stauber - Who Controls Our Media?
March 19, 2013

This is part of the Illahee Lecture Series, which are being broadcast in their entirety on KBOO.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 03/15/13

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Fri, 03/15/2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Exploring the world of women who play full contact sports.

For the premier episode of KBOO's "Citizen's Sports Report," we will explore the social dynamics of women who play full contact sports.  Are certains sports "made" for one gender, but not the other?  Why do some see Roller Derby as a "woman's sport," and American Football seen as a "man's sport?" 

During this episode we take a trip to Oaks Park to attend a Rose City Roller Derby Bout.  We will hear what the players, fans, and one of co-founders have to say on this issue.  We also posed these questions to three players from the Portland Fighting Fillies, one of Portland's all female, semi-pro, full contact football teams.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 03/01/13

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Fri, 03/01/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Interviw with artist Roger Peet about his trip to the Congo, and the Lomami National Park in

Roger Peet, artist and printmaker based in Portland OR, will speak about his recent trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo, where he was volunteering with a group of scientists working to set up a new national park. He will be giving a lecture,  showing slides, and playing audio and video footage from the trip at the Waypost, 3120 N Williams Avenue,  on Thursday, March 7th at 8pm.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 02/27/13

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Wed, 02/27/2013 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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Buck Parker: Who Owns Our Environment

On Wednesday February 27, KBOO will continue its broadcasts from the First Congregational Church in downtown Portland, where theIllahee Lecture Series holds the second talk in its 2013 Lecture Series 'Who Owns You? and what you can do about it,' with Buck Parker, Strategic Advisor at Earthjustice. His talk will address the question of 'Who Owns Our Environment?'


You can listen to the January talk by food sovereignty activist and author Raj Patel, on the topic 'Who Owns Our Food?'

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 02/13/13

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Wed, 02/13/2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Black history month special

  Black history month special with host Sekoynia Wright

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Village Building Convergence 2010 Chicken Palace

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Fri, 07/30/2010

Listen in on the sounds of the first ever chicken palace being constructed out of mud and straw in Sellwood. One of many building sights that took place during the 2010 Village Building Convergence.

Village Building Convergence 2010 DePave

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Fri, 07/30/2010

A record number of volunteers turned out help transform an ugly parking lot into a living school garden in SE Portland as part of the Village Building Convergence 2010.

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Die German Stunde

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Fri, 06/25/2010

How much do you really know about Germans?

Why is going naked on a beach or in a public park in Germany okay and why are there restrictions here? Is the going-naked-movement gaining strength in Oregon and could Germany serve as a model? How do Germans deal with nudity and is there a difference between baring it in the eastern part of Germany versus the west? Germany has fully developed single payer healthcare, so why does a German who worked in Portland and went back to Germany yearn to return here? And then there's the World Cup.

Want more of this? Email amnews@kboo.org or get in touch with host Miriam Widman at diegermanstunde@gmail.com

Danke fuer das Zuhoeren!


Peter Bergman and Phil Proctor on KBOO

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Wed, 06/09/2010

Ralph Coulson and Rich Lindsay talk with Phil Proctor and Peter Bergman - one half of The Firesign Theatre - who will be in town this weekend for live shows on Friday and Saturday at the Winningstad Theatre.

For more info on the upcoming shows, visit www.firesigntheatre.com

Paul Cienfuegos on Taking back power from the corporatocracy

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Mon, 06/07/2010

Paul Ceinfuegos spoke June 3rd, 2010 at the Village Building Convergence in Portland.  The essence of his talk is that these times call for very bold thinking and action to implement massive change.  He says it is the citizens of a democracy, we the people, that have the right to a government where the people rule!  

He points out that the emerging scientific consensus is that US needs to cut its greenhouse gases by 70 - 90% within 10 - 20 years or the world faces catastrophic climate disruption.  Corporate power and profiteering stand in the way.  Cienfuegos reminds us that corporate power has not always been so entrenched, and he provides examples of how communities are re-writing their charters to take their power back.

As Cienfuegos says, we need to stretch ourselves, imagine ourselves as the sovereign people who govern ourselves with no power or authority higher than ourselves!

Impact of Oil Spills on Coastal and Wetland habitats

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Mon, 06/07/2010

Part of the day-long special programming on the Gulf oil disaster, this hour long forum examined the impact of oil spills on coastal and wetland habitats.  Hosted by Jacob Anderson-Minshall, the forum began with Tracy Chapman's Rape of the Earth and featured:

Dr Elise Graneck an Assistant Professor of  Environmental Sciences and Management at Portland State University with expertise on coastal and mangrove habitats. Graneck also participated in the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis Measuring examining the ecological, economic and social values of coastal habitats, and was able to give us an example of what is being lost in terms of the ecological and economic function of the Louisana wetlands.

Marilyn Latta with the California Coastal Conservancy, Latta is also the Project Manager of the San Francisco Bay Subtidal Habitat Goals Project that is developing a proposal for restoration efforts following the 2007 San Francisco Bay oil spill.

Dr. Richard Steiner  is a marine biologist and former University of Alaska fisheries extension agent who has witnessed the impact of oil on Alaska, and the Gulf--where he joined the conversation via phone and described devestating impacts on Gulf wetlands, ocean environments and wildlife.

Learn more about the Gulf Oil Disaster.

Ground Zero on the Gulf: the Politics of Loss, Fishing for Financial Responsibility

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Mon, 06/07/2010

George Barisch is the president of the United Commercial Fishermens Association representing Gulf fisherfolk from Louisiana and beyond.  He's been a fisherman for over 30years.  And he also has a law degree.  Barisch was the first up to sue BP.  Barisch has got more in store for the company and its cohorts, Transoceanic and Halliburton.  The disaster is clearly the evil seed of the private sector.  But it has its public face als:    the US Minerals Management Service.  The USMMS and the oil industry are virtually the same animal.  "Inspections"  are de facto handshakes and in the case of foreign-registered vessels and oil rigs, they barely touch down.  The Deepwater Horizon, for example, is registerd in the Marshall Islands.  Had the rig been US-registered, the inspection would have taken about three weeks.  But as an official foreigner, the inspection lasted a brisk 4 or five hours...and then it was back to business as usua.  Ironically, as we burn more and more oil, further contributing to the global climate crisis, the Marshall Islands themselves  will one day be submerged. 

 

Politico has published a report from the Inspector General of the Interior Department about the Minerals Management Service and their far-too-close relationship with the oil industry. All of the things discussed in the report took place prior to 2007, but it still provides an excellent picture of what goes on in regulatory agencies throughout the government.The report includes employees of MMS taking rides to sporting events on private jets owned by the oil companies, the routine giving of expensive gifts to regulators by oil companies, including hunting and fishing trips. And all of this was at the Lake Charles MMS office -- the one that handles the Gulf of Mexico directly.

In the Pursuit of....

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Thu, 06/03/2010

Each year 11 Batswana students are given the chance to come to a private American or Swiss high school for their senior  year. These schools range from Deerfield Academy in Boston to Catlin Gabel in Portland. With no  family and no friends, these 18 year olds are thrust into a new country, a city and a new school. My name is Monkgogi Otlhogile and I have been an international student at Catlin Gabel for the past 9 months.  My biggest worry as my year at Catlin came to a close is that no one will have documented the diverse experiences we had at our various schools. I decided that I would try and get as many people's experiences recorded so that we could forever remember these 10 months.  In an attempt to capture their stories, I interviewed Tebo Molosiwa, Arsema Berhanu, Valentina Muraleedaharan as well as Mbakisi Gopolang about their year abroad. What  I found and heard from these students was funny, shocking and sometimes tear jerking.

Village Building Convergence

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Thu, 05/27/2010

The Village Building Convergence celebrates its 10 year anniversary in Portland, Oregon. The City Repair Project prepares to deliver a city wide campaign to renew and revitalize city intersections across Portland as a model for the nation.

Readings from Rachel Carson's book 'Silent Spring'

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Mon, 04/26/2010

Although their role will probably always be less celebrated than wars, marches, riots or stormy political campaigns, it is books that have at times most powerfully influenced social change in American life. Thomas Paine's Common Sense galvanized radical sentiment in the early days of the American revolution; Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe roused Northern antipathy to slavery in the decade leading up to the Civil War; and Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, which in 1962 exposed the hazards of the pesticide DDT, eloquently questioned humanity's faith in technological progress and helped set the stage for the environmental movement.
Carson, a renowned nature author and a former marine biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, was uniquely equipped to create so startling and inflammatory a book. A native of rural Pennsylvania, she had grown up with an enthusiasm for nature matched only by her love of writing and poetry. The educational brochures she wrote for the Fish and Wildlife Service, as well as her published books and magazine articles, were characterized by meticulous research and a poetic evocation of her subject.
 
We go now to a reading of excerpts from Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring.
 
Thank you to the KBOO volunteers who helped with this reading: Chris Andreae, Liam Delta, Beth Crawford, Kellyn Gross, and Ani Haines. A special thanks to the Natural Resources Defense Council for the introduction text.
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