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Breaking Up Big Banks and Challenging Immigrant Deportations

Air date: 
Mon, 01/18/2016 - 10:00am - 10:15am
Short Description: 
Between the Lines Radio

Air Cascadia is off today. 

Instead we'll hear Between the Lines featuring stories on how breaking up America's big banks is the key to averting future financial crises and how advocacy groups are challenging the latest ICE immigrant deportations.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. December 7, 1964 London

Air date: 
Mon, 01/18/2016 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. December 7, 1964 London
More Talk Radio is off today.

As the world is celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we present this special program from the Pacifica Radio Archives, the newly discovered public address by Dr. King, delivered on December 7th, 1964 in London, just 1 day before he left for Oslo to accept his Nobel Peace Prize. 

A group called Christian Action invited Dr. King to address a London audience on the topic of South Africa in early 1964. When Dr. King was notified that he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, he decided to combine these two events on the same trip.

Pacifica European Correspondent Saul Bernstein was there to record what we think is the only recording in existence of the entire speech.

Two Novels About War & Family: The Blue Between Sky And Water & The Center Of The World

Air date: 
Thu, 01/14/2016 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Two Novels About War & Family: The Blue Between Sky And Water & The Center Of The World

Both Between the Covers and Words and Pictures are off today. Words and Pictures will air next Thursday, 1/21, at 11:40am, with Boxtrolls directors Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi.

Today we'll hear a program from the series Writer's Voice with host FRANCESCA RHEANNON.

Two novels reveal the devastating impact of war on families and those families' resilience in the face of tragedy. First, The Blue Between Sky And Water by Susan Abulhawa and then, The Center Of The World by Jacqueline Sheehan. 

Zapatista rebellion - 21 years later

Air date: 
Fri, 01/01/2016 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Description: 
Interview with John Holloway
From 5 - 5:30 will be a special year-end edition of Making Contact!

Then, from 5:30 - 6, we honor the anniversary of the 1994 Zapatista rebellion:

Tim Flannery - Atmosphere of Hope

Air date: 
Fri, 01/01/2016 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Tim Flannery - Atmosphere of Hope

Australian scientist & author of "The Weather Makers" on new book "Atmosphere of Hope". Despite what he knows, Tim Flannery explains new "natural" based tech that may prevent climate catastrophe.

Tim Flannery speech recorded at the Town Hall in Seattle November 12, 2015 by Mike McCormick of talkingsticktv and Media Matters. 

From the series Radio Ecoshock. http://www.ecoshock.org/

Syrian Tragedy: Causes, Consequences, and Options

Air date: 
Fri, 01/01/2016 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
Syrian Tragedy: Causes, Consequences, and Options

From the series Global Voices for Justice we hear an overview of Syrian history from independence until the quagmire war, ISIS, and involvement of Russia, US, and Western Europe with Professor Stephen Zunes.

Global Voices for Justice organization; can be reached at globalvoicesforjustice.org 

Life Hacks

Air date: 
Fri, 01/01/2016 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
How to "Adult" Tips and Hacks for a Happy New Year
Kristin Yount will be here to talk about life hacks:how to adult in 2016.
There will be some uplifting music to ring in the new year. If you want to share your favorite life hack go on and call in and share.

Paul Street: The Vicious Cycle of Racism

Air date: 
Thu, 12/31/2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Short Description: 
Special program on Racism in the US
Paul Street speaks based on his years at the Chicago Urban League and resident of Chicago. He is the former Vice President for Research and Planning and Director of Research at The Chicago Urban League (from 2000 through 2005), where he published numerous grant-funded studies including The Vicious Circle: Race, Prison, Jobs and Community in Chicago, Illinois, and the Nation (October 2002) and Still Separate, Unequal: Race, Place, Policy and the State of Black Chicago (2005).

In Memory of John Trudell

Air date: 
Thu, 12/31/2015 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
What it means to be a human being
When John Trudell died on December 8, 2015, many were at a loss how to explain in a few words what he meant to them: Santee Sioux poet, philosopher, musician and warrior came to mind and the commercial media added his roles in films and the films made about him.

TUC: Trudell grew up on and around the Santee Sioux

Feminist current: What will a liberal government mean for Indigenous Canadians

Air date: 
Thu, 12/31/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Short Description: 
Featuring Pamela Palmater
On October 19 the Liberal Party of Canada won a majority government, beating out the much maligned Harper Conservatives. Liberal Party leader, Justin Trudeau, has made a number of commitments to minority groups, including women and Indigenous communities.


Haiti's food riots - a reflection of colonization?

program date: 
Sun, 06/01/2008

colonization beginning the process of disparity of wealth between nations,
global corporate trade mechanisms today continue that process.   Now
go to Haiti, which has been the hardest hit nation in this hemisphere.

Planting Prosperity and Harvesting Health: Trade-offs and Sustainability in Our Regional Food System.

program date: 
Sun, 06/01/2008

The following program is from a panel discussion that took
place at the day long conference titled “Planting Prosperity and Harvesting
Health:  Trade-offs and Sustainability
in Our Regional Food System.”

The April conference focused on
the recently released draft report from the Institute of Portland Metropolitan
Studies, which assesses food system sustainability trends in the region.

Participants in order of their appearance are:

Chris Schreiner Oregon Tilth’s
Quality Control Director

Anne Berblinger from Gales Meadow

Karl Kupers Market Director of
Shepard’s Grain

And Wendy Rankin from Oregon’s
Public Health Institute


You have been listening to a
discussion panel that was part of the conference about food systems
sustainability titled:  “Planting
Prosperity and Harvesting Health: Trade-offs and Sustainability in Our Regional Food System.”

To learn more about the report and
other work of the Institute of Portland Metropolitan studies, view the web site


Interview: Steve Wax, author of Kafka Comes to America; Fighting For Justice In The War on Terror

program date: 
Thu, 05/29/2008

   Kboo's Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews Steve Wax Federal Public Defender for the District of Oregon and author of the new book, Kafka Comes to America; Fighting For Justice In The War On Terror. This is the inside account of the fight to defend two innocent men wrongly imprisoned in the U.S. global war on Terror. It is also a cautionary tale of what can happen when the Rule of Law is set aside.

Brandon Mayfield, an attorney from Beaverton, Oregon was wrongly accused of particpating in the Madrid train bombings of 2004. As his public defender Steve Wax takes us from his arrest through his eventual vindication. The book also tells the story of Adel Hassan Hamad a Sudanese charity worker wrongly accused of being an Al Quaeda member who spent over five years locked in Guantanamo until Steve and his team were able to win his release. 

Interview: Andy Worthington author of The Guantanamo Files; The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison

program date: 
Thu, 05/29/2008

Kboo's Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews Andy Worthington. A frequent contributor to The Huffington Post, he is the author of the book The Guantanamo Files; The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison. The book is a comphrehensive examination of each and every man locked in Guantanamo from how they came into the custody of the United States Military through their imprisonment in Guantanamo.

OPAL Students and the Voice For Empowerment Project, Full Version

program date: 
Tue, 05/27/2008

Students at De La Salle recently participated in a four week
workshop series as part of OPAL’s Voice For Empowerment Project.
OPAL (Organizing People-Activating Leaders)  is
a community organization formed in September 2005 that works for Environmental
Justice in the Portland metro area to support ignored communities that fight
against the oppression of pollution and social injustice. The Voice for
Empowerment project’s mission is to empower low-income youth from
undeserved communities to find their voice and use it as an instrument for
change. The students, a mixture of sophomores, juniors, and seniors used spoken
word poetry as a means of describing and challenging issues confronting their
This is the full version and includes all participants in the OPAL Program.

OPAL’s web address:  www.opalpdx.org


Emi Maclean, Attorney for the CCR: Full interview about Guantanamo Refugees

program date: 
Sun, 05/11/2008

 The full interview with Emi Maclean by Kboo Reporter Linda Olson-Osterlund. Ms Maclean attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights talks in depth about her testimony before congress on behalf of refugees held in solitary confinement and the Guantanamo Bay prison camp. Excerpts of this interview were used in the May 12th Kboo evening news feature Civil Liberties Watch. Find out about who the men are , why they are at Guantanamo and what needs to be done on their behalf. 

Debate of Secretary of State candidates

program date: 
Thu, 05/01/2008

The debate of the 3 leading democratic candidates for Oregon Secretary of State.

Interview with Author Susan F. Hirsch

program date: 
Fri, 04/04/2008

Reporter Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews Susan F. Hirsch Author of In the Moment of Greatest Calamity; Terrorism, Grief, and a Victim's Quest for Justice. The Author who was herself a victim of the 1998  bombing of American Embassy in Tanzania and whose husband was killed there discusses her book and her opposition to the upcoming Military Tribunal of Ahmed Ghailani accused in the attack.

The Angola 3 - Robert King Interview

program date: 
Thu, 04/03/2008

Portland Mayoral candidate debate

program date: 
Thu, 03/13/2008

Participating candidates include Sam Adams, Sho Dozono, Craig Gier, Beryl S. McNair and Chris Rich

(audio quality is bad at the beginning, then gets better)


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