Special Programming: Public Affairs

Episode Archive

The 17th Homelessness Marathon

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Tue, 02/17/2015 - 5:00pm - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 6:00am
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America's only national broadcast focusing on homelessness and poverty
 The 17th Homelessness Marathon
America's only national broadcast focusing on homelessness and poverty will broadcast live from Sarasota, FL, starting at 5p.m., on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 and ending 13  hours later, at 6a.m.on Wednesday, February 18th.

Call in numbers for the broadcast will be-

If you're housed or homeless: 877-NOBODY-8 (877-662-6398)

If you're homeless, formerly homeless, or afraid you're about to be homeless, you can also call: 866-LEFT-OUT (866-533-8688)

DeGentrify Portland

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Fri, 02/13/2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Fighting Back against the economic and racial forces of displacement
DeGentrify Portland  Project Coordinator Sharita Towne joins KBOO's Mic Crenshaw to talk about the changing face of north Portland, the cost to the community of gentrification, and how people are organizing to resist it.  We'll also hear excerpts from the films produced by the participants in DeGentrify Portland  that address the topic of gentrification and changing neighborhoods in Portland.

Winona LaDuke: Grassroots Strategies for Mitigating Climate Change

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Fri, 02/13/2015 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm
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Winona LaDuke on the preservation of tribal lands

Recording of a talk by Winona LaDuke for Portland State of Mind: Campus Sustainability Day at Portland State University. In this keynote address, Winona LaDuke discusses sustainable food growing practices as well as indigenous perspectives and grassroots strategies for mitigating climate change.

Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe) is an internationally acclaimed author, orator and activist. A graduate of Harvard and Antioch Universities with advanced degrees in rural economic development, LaDuke has devoted her life to protecting the lands and life ways of Native communities. In 1994, Time magazine named her one of America’s fifty most promising leaders under forty years of age, and in 1997 she was named Ms. Magazine Woman of the Year.

Chris Hedges: Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt

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Fri, 02/13/2015 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges on US imperialism and capitalism
Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, activist, and historian.  He is the best-selling author of a number of books including the 2012 Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, in collaboration with Joe Sacco.  He has spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent, reporting from more than fifty countries, and was in 2002 awarded the Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism.  He has been a vocal critic of Israeli foreign policy and recent US wars in the Middle East, and is a supporter of the Occupy Wall Street movement. 

Eric McDavid - victim of FBI entrapment

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Fri, 02/13/2015 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm
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Environmental activist who served 9 years in prison for 'thought crime'
KBOO presents an exclusive interview with newly-released 'Green Scare' prisoner Eric McDavid.

After serving 10 years for a wrongful conviction of “conspiracy to damage and destroy property by fire and an explosive”, Eric was set free due to the government’s withholding of key evidence about how he may have been entrapped by an FBI agent.

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KBOO's Artists in Residence present their work

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Fri, 02/13/2015 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
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Works produced by artists-in-residence at KBOO
Listen to the pieces produced through KBOO's Artist in Residence program.

The goals of the KBOO Artist Support Program are to support and invest in individuals who are pushing themselves artistically using sound, whose work will impact the cultural landscape of Portland, and to bring those artists into the dynamic KBOO community of local, national, and international artists and activists.


From 11:30 - Noon, we'll hear from Tessie Word, the 2014 KBOO Artist in Residence. She created the sound piece "Convergence"  during her residency.

Edward E. Baptist: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism

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Fri, 02/13/2015 - 10:15am - 11:30am
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Edward E. Baptist on his recent book The Half Has Never Been Told
Edward. E. Baptist talks about his 2014 book The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism.  The book elucidates the origins of capitalism in the US and its inextricable links to the exploitation and torture of millions of slaves in the American South.  Forcing readers to come face to face with the violence and abuse at the heart of American power, Baptist offers us a story that confronts head on mainstream narratives of our nation's economic history. 

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 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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An in-depth look at the history, role and political influence of police unions
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.

Michael Slate show

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Thu, 01/01/2015 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
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On Medical Complicity with Torture, and the Danger of Climate Change
Today we present a special program – the Michael Slate show.
We'll hear about Medical Complicity with Torture, and the Danger Facing Humanity and the Planet Due to Climate Change 

Voices of Grief and Struggle:Mothers Come to Washington DC to Demand Police Accountability

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Wed, 12/31/2014 - 9:00am - 11:30am
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Mothers of men of color killed by police speak out and demand police accountability

Voices of Grief and Struggle:Mothers Come to Washington DC to Demand Police Accountability

On December 10th WPFW, Pacifica Radio in Washington DC, aired a live broadcast of a 
Congressional briefing featuring the mothers of young men of color who were killed by police. The briefing was co-sponsored by House of Representative members Conyers, Ellison, Johnson, Jackson Lee, and Rangel.

The speakers are 

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The plight of Christians in Bethlehem today

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Thu, 12/10/2009

As Christians around the world prepare for the annual Christmas holiday, Christians who live in Bethlehem say that their plight has been neglected and forgotten. Christian Palestinians have lived in Bethlehem since the time of Christ, but have faced dislocation and repression since Israel was created in 1948.

This hour, we examine the situation of Bethlehem today, including a report on al-Wallaja village, which is a Christian Palestinian village located just outside of Bethlehem, produced by Ghassan Bannoura and Hazem Jamjoum; an interview with Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh of Bethlehem University; and a report on solidarity ‘From Brooklyn to Bethlehem’.

We’d also like to announce a talk by Saed Bannoura, a Christian Palestinian who grew up in Bethlehem, which will take place next Wednesday, December 16th from 5:30 - 7:30 pm at the Central Library – 801 Southwest 10th Avenue in Portland.

more info: portland.craigslist.org/mlt/eve/1504114764.html

From Marches to Breaking Windows: Talk About Tactics

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Mon, 11/30/2009

Which tactics were appropriate.  Marches? Ones with permits? Blockading streets with lockdowns? How about breaking windows of corporate buildings. Would the world have heard of the dissent in this country without these tactics? Hear the voices of activists with divergent points of view.

Music by Dave Rovics

Voices of November 30

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Mon, 11/30/2009

On the tenth anniversary of the World Trade Organization ministerials in Seattle, six Portland activists recall the dramatic events of November 30, 1999, and discuss the continuing reverberations of the first major street protest of the wireless age.  Featuring stories from Laurie King of Portland Jobs With JusticePatricia Rumer of Jubilee Oregon, youth activist Andrea Townsend, and KBOO Radio correspondents Andrew Geller, Rolf Semprebon, and Daniel Flessas.  This hour-long special is hosted by S.W. Conser and edited by Paul Monday.

Indymedia: From Seattle to the World

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Mon, 11/30/2009

As part of "Whose Streets? Our Streets!," KBOO's Maggie Starr looks at the history of the Indymedia Network. The Seattle Independent Media Center was put together to bring the streets of the Seattle to the world during the 1999 WTO protests. Ten years later, it's spawned a global network of Independent Media Centers that allow millions of people to post and read independent news.

Ala' Jaradat on the issue of Palestinian political detainees

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Fri, 11/27/2009

KBOO's Jenka Soderberg speaks with Ala' Jaradat of the Palestinian prisoner support organization Addameer, about the conditions facing Palestinian political detainees - including family visitation, administrative detention, imprisoned children and women, and mothers whose children were born in prison.

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Dhoruba bin Wahad and Naji Mujahid: Denied entry into Palestine

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Thu, 11/26/2009

5:00 - 6:00 pm Thurs. Nov. 26th

KBOO interviews Dhoruba bin Wahad, who is speaking from a hotel in Jordan after being detained and then denied entry into Palestine by Israeli authorities.  bin Wahad is a former political prisoner in the US who was charged in 1971 with the murder of two police officers, but was vindicated nineteen years later when a judge ruled that the FBI had fabricated evidence in order to frame bin Wahad of a crime he didn't commit.

As an African-American, on his way to a conference on political prisoners convened by the Palestinian Authority in the city of Jericho, bin Wahad feels that he was racially profiled, along with his travelling companion Naji Mujahid - the only two African Americans on a busload of white tourists.

Repealing the Death Penalty: What Oregonians can Learn from New Mexico

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Thu, 10/29/2009

Repealing the Death Penalty: What can Oregonians learn from the successful repeal movement in New Mexico? Host Miriam Widman interviews activists from the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and others.

Homemade Energy: Hydrogen

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Thu, 10/22/2009

This is a 30 minute discussion on the subject of homemade energy: hydrogen or HHO hybriding in cars and in the house. The possibilities of homemade hydrogen fuel are introduced in this discussion. The guest is "Tater Waynes", who has much to say about his own designs. We go in to what he has learned with two years of building and installing units, mostly for internal combustion. He produces a series of videos at youtube.com/wayneman1234. The interviewer is Sean Ongley.

Author Tracy Kidder: "Strength in What Remains, A Journey of Remembrance and Forgiveness"

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Thu, 10/08/2009

Marianne Barisonek speaks with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Kidder about his latest  nonfiction work: Strength in What Remains, A Journey of Remembrance and Forgiveness.  The book is about a young medical student named Deo who escaped genocidal civil war in Burundi in 1994, immigrated to the United States and returned to his native country to build a medical clinic. To learn more about the work of Deo's clinic, Village Health Works, or to donate, visit them at http://villagehealthworks.org .   Tracy Kidder is also author of Soul of a New Machine, and Mountains Beyond Mountains, about the work of Paul Farmer.

Corporate Constitutional Rights and The Rights of Nature and People

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Wed, 10/07/2009

Paul Cienfuegos disscusses how "anti-corporate activists" must stop battling corporations through the regulatory agencies. Instead it's time to flex muscles and become  "We The People" - with constitutional authority over our government & corporate  entities with the legal capacity to define what corporations are rather than just regulate what they do.  Cienfuegos spoke in Portland Friday, Oct 2 at the Econvergence Northwest Regional Gathering on the Economic and Ecological Crisis.  He and Mari Margil, Associate Director of the Environmental Lega Defense Fund, also took questions from the audience.  This talk aired on KBOO on Oct 7, 2009.

 

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