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Episode Archive

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 01/01/13

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Tue, 01/01/2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Economist Richard Wolff on "shared unemployment, corporate profits, China, and social investing

Economic Update with Richard Wolff

Updates on Marvins' "shared unemployment," $4 trillion profits hoarded by US corporations, and root issues of the "fiscal cliff." Discussion of solutions for unemployment. Responses to listeners: on pluses and minuses of China's economic growth and on the contradictions of "social investing."

http://rdwolff.com/

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 01/01/13

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Tue, 01/01/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Michael Parenti on THE ONE PERCENT PATHOLOGY AND THE MYTH OF CAPITALISM

The Abe and Joe Show will return next week. Today we feature a program from TUC Radio...

Michael Parenti on THE ONE PERCENT PATHOLOGY AND THE MYTH OF CAPITALISM

Dr. Michael Parenti gave this keynote speech for the 4th Annual People's Movement Assembly at Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington in October, 2012. He talked about economics, neo-liberalism, globalization and the history of capitalism. Parenti spoke and wrote about these topics long before most other academics dared mention – and much less critique –capitalism, the chosen economic form in the US, and really the world.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 12/24/12

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Mon, 12/24/2012 - 10:00am - 10:15am
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Glenn Greenwald on President Obama and Targeted Assassinations

 Short interview with Glenn Greenwald, Guardian (UK) columnist and author of "With Liberty and Justice for Some," on the danger of acquiescing to President Obama's self-declared power to order targeted assassinations. From the series Between the Lines http://www.btlonline.org/2012/121221-btl.html

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 12/24/12

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Mon, 12/24/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Ellen Hodgson Brown on The Public Option in Banking

More Talk Radio is off today. Instead we will hear a special program featuring a talk by Ellen Hodgson Brown, founder of the Public Banking Institute and author of The Web of Debt. Ellen Brown spoke on "The Public Option in Banking" an event sponsored by Portland Fellowship of Reconciliation and the First Unitarian Church of Portland's Economic Justice and Peace Action Groups at the First Unitarian Church on October 25th.

This program was produced by KBOO volunteer Mel Reslor.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 11/29/12

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Thu, 11/29/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Community Spotlight: Washington County Museum

Portland is the "golden child" city of Oregon. Praised for its commitment to diversity, culture and arts.

But, often overlooked is the diverse cultural enrichment AND scientific exploration in nearby Hillsboro.

Join host, Paula Small, as she welcomes guests from the Washington County Museum to discuss all things, cultural and scientific, happening at the Museum. Washington County Museum recently re-located to downtown Hillsboro to empower all visitors complete access to the MAX station (Blue Line) and the Museum.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 11/23/12

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Fri, 11/23/2012 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Radio Ecoshock on Over-population, Tar Sands, Dirty Energy and Dirty Politics

Air Cascadia and Flashpoints are off today. Instead we'll hear Radio Ecoshock hosted by Alex Smith

In this episode film-maker Mike Freedman says we've hit "Critical Mass" toward extinction by over-population. Bill McKibben: why everybody in the world needs to battle the Tar Sands. Council of Canadians founder Maude Barlow links dirty energy to dirty politics. Native leader Caleb Behn on world's biggest frack, poisoned lives, & linking up around the world. With previews from film "Fractured Land".

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 11/09/12

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Fri, 11/09/2012 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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Co-editor Will Tracy on "The Onion Book of Known Knowledge"

Host Chris Andreae speaks with Will Tracy, editor of the popular satire magazine, The Onion, about The Onion Book of Known Knowledge, an entire satirical encyclopedia. It's The Onion's take on everything from Agriculture, Al Qaeda and Muhammed Ali to the Zhou Dynasty and ZZ Top. The Associated Press calls it “one of the titans of fall humor” and Publishers Weekly calls it “consistently funny (and crude, irreverent, tasteless and brilliant).

Will Tracy is speaking about The Onion Book of Known Knowledge at Powell’s Books in downtown Portland on Nov. 10th. 

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 11/08/12

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Thu, 11/08/2012 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
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Bill McKibben "Do the Math" on climate change

Bill McKibben of 350.org has helped spearhead a global movement to reduce carbon emissions to three hundred fifty parts per million – so that life as we know it can survive on planet earth. He’ll be in Portland on Thursday November 8th for his ‘Do the Math’ tour, and KBOO will broadcast this sold out event. Tune in from 7 to 10 pm this Thursday to hear about the next steps in the people’s movement to fight climate change.

If you wanted to come to Bill McKibben's Portland stop on 350.org's 22-city DO THE MATH Tour, and found that it was sold-out, you can still attend a FREE simulcast of the event.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 11/07/12

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Wed, 11/07/2012 - 8:00am - 10:00am
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The Day After: Reactions to Election 2012

Lisa Loving and Jo Ann Bowman co-host "The Day After," a special two-hour look at Tuesday's elections, local, state and national. And you'll be able to call in with your reactions to the results.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 11/06/12

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Tue, 11/06/2012 - 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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KBOO Election Night Special

KBOO Election Night Special

From 5:30 - 10 pm on Tuesday November 6th, KBOO will bring you live coverage of local and national election results.  We will intersperse our live local coverage with the national reporting by Amy Goodman of Democracy Now, and will being you up-to-the-minute results on the presidential, state and local elections.  We'll also report on local ballot measures and some in other states: the death penalty in California, marijuana legalization in Washington, and gay marriage measures in four states, including others.

Tune into KBOO on election night, and check our 2012 Election Guide in the meantime.

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Cascadia Against Empire: Bioregional Organizing from a Decolonizing Perspective

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Tue, 04/15/2014
2014 Public Interest Environmental Law Conference panel, with Alexander Reid Ross, Earth First! Journal Collective Member; Paul Roland, KBOO Radio Public Affairs programmer, Earth First!er and member of Cascadia Portland Branch; Casey Corcoran, bioregional and food sovereignty organizer in Bend, OR, co-editor or "Autonomy Cascadia: A Journal of Bioregional Decolonization" and co-producer of "Occupied Cascadia" film; Kayla Godow Tufti, member of Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, activist in Eugene and contributing writer to Eugene Weekly.

Paul Roland talks with Keith Farnish, author of "Underminers," by phone from Scotland

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Fri, 02/14/2014
From the website www.underminers.org:

"Industrial Civilization is likely to be the last great empire humanity will ever see. If it is allowed to continue in its ravenous way then there is no future for humanity, for the natural systems and processes that allow humans to exist on Earth are the very things that Industrial Civilization is destroying. In fact, no form of civilization has ever been sustainable nor ever will be. In order for humanity to continue on Earth then civilization has to stop, and people allowed to return to a way of living that is connected to the real world.

We are not able to do this. At least not until we become Underminers. The industrial system depends, for its survival, on humans being disconnected from the real world and mentally attached to the machine that we fuel with our civilized lives. The Tools of Disconnection keep us in that state, and the only way to prevent us from being responsible for our demise is to undermine those Tools of Disconnection. Once we are free from the grip of the machine and reconnected with the real world then the myth of Industrial Civilization will die, and humanity will be able to continue.

Underminers is the timely follow-up to Time’s Up! An Uncivilized Solution to a Global Crisis. It takes up where that book left off, with a detailed, highly practical approach to the process of undermining in all its many hues. At once entertaining, shocking and inspiring, Underminers draws on the author’s own experience dealing at first hand with the lies of the industrial machine, and that of a wide range of other people who have their own unique take on the swath of topics covered in the book.

From the reasons we are unable to act, to the nitty-gritty of keeping ourselves and others safe during the undermining process, the first half of the book is an invaluable guide to navigating the industrial system and becoming a fully-formed Underminer. The second half details, with surprising openness how the reader can utilize their abilities and new-found determination to be an effective Underminer; whether that be undermining the advertising industry or the political machine, turning symbolic protestors into real activists, building self-determined communities or simply being ourselves – connected, free human beings."

In addition to the underminers.org site, Farnish also hosts www.KeithFarnish.com and www.theearthblog.com.

 

Interview with Keith Farnish by phone from Scotland

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Fri, 02/14/2014
From the website www.underminers.org:

Industrial Civilization is likely to be the last great empire humanity will ever see. If it is allowed to continue in its ravenous way then there is no future for humanity, for the natural systems and processes that allow humans to exist on Earth are the very things that Industrial Civilization is destroying. In fact, no form of civilization has ever been sustainable nor ever will be. In order for humanity to continue on Earth then civilization has to stop, and people allowed to return to a way of living that is connected to the real world.

We are not able to do this. At least not until we become Underminers. The industrial system depends, for its survival, on humans being disconnected from the real world and mentally attached to the machine that we fuel with our civilized lives. The Tools of Disconnection keep us in that state, and the only way to prevent us from being responsible for our demise is to undermine those Tools of Disconnection. Once we are free from the grip of the machine and reconnected with the real world then the myth of Industrial Civilization will die, and humanity will be able to continue.

Underminers is the timely follow-up to Time’s Up! An Uncivilized Solution to a Global Crisis. It takes up where that book left off, with a detailed, highly practical approach to the process of undermining in all its many hues. At once entertaining, shocking and inspiring, Underminers draws on the author’s own experience dealing at first hand with the lies of the industrial machine, and that of a wide range of other people who have their own unique take on the swath of topics covered in the book.

From the reasons we are unable to act, to the nitty-gritty of keeping ourselves and others safe during the undermining process, the first half of the book is an invaluable guide to navigating the industrial system and becoming a fully-formed Underminer. The second half details, with surprising openness how the reader can utilize their abilities and new-found determination to be an effective Underminer; whether that be undermining the advertising industry or the political machine, turning symbolic protestors into real activists, building self-determined communities or simply being ourselves – connected, free human beings.

In addition to the underminers.org, Farnish also hosts www.KeithFarnish.com and www.theearthblog.org.

Charles Eisenstein: "The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible"

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Fri, 02/14/2014
In a time of social and ecological crisis, what can we as individuals do to make the world a better place? In his The More Beautiful World our Hearts Know is Possible, Charles Eisenstein submits that the old worldview of Separation must fall away, to be replaced by a new worldview of Inter-being, and a radically different understanding of cause and effect. He explores how the more beautiful world becomes possible with the recognition that we are all connected and that our small, personal choices bear unsuspected transformational power. Eisenstein is interviewed by host Stephanie Potter as part of KBOO's special programming for Valentine's Day, "For the Love of a Better World." 

 

Interview with Mike Wright, from Ramtha's School of Enlightement

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Sun, 02/02/2014
Moe Bowstern interviews Mike Wright, one of the teachers at Ramtha's School of Enlightement, on the eve of JZ Knight and Ramtha's world tour.

www.ramtha.tv.
www.ramtha.com.
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Katerina Bohadlova on the Visegrad Group PDX Festival

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Fri, 11/08/2013
Katerina Bohadlova, co-organizer of the Visegrad Group PDX Festival and initiator and Vice President of the Czech School of Portland, talks about the Festival and the Czech, Polish and Hungarian Schools. To celebrate the 95th anniversary of independence of the Czech, Polish and Hungarian nations this fall. With the one-day festival we share our traditions, history, arts & crafts, as well as national food with our neighbors in Portland.This first annual Visegrad Group PDX Festival will celebrate the heritage of Czech, Polish and Hungarian communities within Multnomah County offering an educational opportunity for neighbors and community members. This festival is free and all are welcome. Organizers: Czech School of Portland Polish Cultural Enrichment Program in collaboration with IQPreschool Bobita Hungarian Language School This festival is free and all are welcome. Limited space, preregister at http://www.czechschoolportland.org/visegradpdx Location: Polish Hall 3832 N Interstate Ave. Portland, Oregon
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Thomas Linzey speech at Community Rights PDX anti-GMO campaign event in Portland, Sept. 2013

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Fri, 10/18/2013
The speaker is one of the main proponents of a growing movement to curtail the "rights" and destructive practices of corporations at a local, grassroots level. Linzey started the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund in Pennsylvania working for clients trying to stop factory hog farms from moving into their area and similar environmental issues. He soon found his work stymied by a structure of law skewed by Constitutional and legal protections for private property and corporations. Out of that has grown a new "community rights" movement to educate people about the real legal and political structures that maintain corporate dominance as well as crafting local ordinances and ballot intitiatives to curtail corporate power.
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Thomas Linzey speech at Community Rights PDX anti-GMO campaign event in Portland, Sept. 2013

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Fri, 10/18/2013
Community Rights movement
  • Length: 63:21 minutes (58 MB)
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Thomas Linzey speech at Community Rights PDX anti-GMO campaign event in Portland, Sept. 2013

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Fri, 10/18/2013
Community Rights movement
  • Length: 63:21 minutes (58 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Thomas Linzey speech at Community Rights PDX anti-GMO campaign event in Portland, 09-2013

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Fri, 10/18/2013
Community Rights movement
  • Length: 63:21 minutes (58 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

 

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