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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
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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
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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
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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.

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Cascadia Against Empire: Bioregional Organizing from a Decolonizing Perspective

program date: 
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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program date: 
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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program date: 
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"

program date: 
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

program date: 
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.
  • Length: 15:36 minutes (14.28 MB)
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Katerina Bohadlova on the Visegrad Group PDX Festival

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program date: 
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
  • Length: 4:47 minutes (4.37 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
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.
  • 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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program date: 
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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program date: 
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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program date: 
Fri, 10/18/2013
Community Rights movement
  • Length: 63:21 minutes (58 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

 

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