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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.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/23/12

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Tue, 10/23/2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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Third party Presidential Debate

KBOO radio is happy to announce that we will be broadcasting the only 2012 Presidential debate where all top six candidates have been invited.

The debate will take place this Tuesday from six to eight pm, and will be hosted by Larry King.

Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson, Green Party candidate Jill Stein, Constitution Party candidate Virgil Goode, and Justice Party candidate Rocky Anderson have all confirmed their participation in the debate.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/21/12

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Sun, 10/21/2012 - 11:00am - 3:00pm
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The second half of the 2012 Homelessness Marathon

THE FIFTEENTH ANNUAL HOMELESSNESS MARATHON

This year 7 radio stations around the United States, including KBOO, are partnering to host the annual Marathon. We will hear reports from Illinois, Maine, Indiana, New Mexico, Vermont, New Hampshire, Oregon and New York. Hear the voices and stories of homeless people from all around the United States. The Homelessness Marathon features live call-ins via a national toll-free number.

11:00 p.m. – 12:00 noonWhen You Are Forced To Leave Home
Originating from WGDR, Plainfield, Vermont

12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.The Myth of the Cardboard Box.
Originating from WSCA, Portsmouth, NH

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/21/12

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Sun, 10/21/2012 - 7:00am - 11:00am
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Fifteenth Annual Homelessness Marathon with the stories of homeless people from across the nation

THE FIFTEENTH ANNUAL HOMELESSNESS MARATHON

This year 7 radio stations around the United States, including KBOO, are partnering to host the annual Marathon. We will hear reports from Illinois, Maine, Indiana, New Mexico, Vermont, New Hampshire, Oregon and New York. Hear the voices and stories of homeless people from all around the United States. The Homelessness Marathon features live call-ins via a national toll-free number.

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.Dropping the “F” Bombs: “Food” and Foreclosure”
Originating from WEFT, Champaign, IL

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. — The Changing Face of Homelessness
Originating from WMPG, Portland, ME

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/19/12

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Fri, 10/19/2012 - 10:15am - 12:00pm
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Heist: Who Stole the American Dream: We excerpt the documentary and interview the co-producer

We repeat segments from a popular program we recently aired about Heist: Who Stole the American Dream

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/16/12

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Tue, 10/16/2012 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm
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Alternative debate

Alternative Presidential Debate: hosted by Amy Goodman, and including third party candidates Jill Stein of the Green Party and Rocky Anderson of the Justice Party.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/12/12

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Fri, 10/12/2012 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
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People's Economics Bootcamp

Tune in Friday 12 - 4 pm for

A People’s Economics Bootcamp with:

• Richard Wolff - prominent Marxist economist

• Paddy Hirsch (Man vs. Markets)

• Anat Shenker-Osorio (Don't Buy It: The Trouble with Talking Nonsense about the Economy)

• The producers of the film 'Heist: Who Stole the American Dream'

Increase your basic economics knowledge, win arguments against conservatives and beat back the corporate Wall Street hedge fund profiteers with this afternoon of insightful and humorous guests on KBOO community radio.

Here's the schedule and descriptions:

12 to 1 pm - Richard Wolff

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/12/12

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Fri, 10/12/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Colonel Ann Wright on An Ark in Gaza

Host Chris Andreae interviews former diplomat Colonel Ann Wright about her activism for peace. Ann just returned from a visit to Pakistan. She is in Portland to speak on a historic and courageous endeavor planned by Palestinian activists. They plan to build an Ark in Gaza, using existing resources and sail with a crew of Palestinians and internationals out of Gaza carrying Palestinian products to fulfill trade deals with international buyers in an attempt to break the Israeli blockade.

An evening with Col Ann Wright is Friday Oct 12th at the First Unitarian Church of Portland's Elliot Chapel at 7:30pm suggested Donations $10 - $25 at the Door,

No one turned away for lack of funds.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/12/12

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Fri, 10/12/2012 - 10:30am - 11:30am
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The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century: A Social Justice Hall of Fame

Host Gene Bradley interviews Peter Dreier, Distinguished Professor of Politics and chair of the Urban & Environmental Policy Department at Occidental College about his latest book, The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century: A Social Justice Hall of Fame, published by Nation Books.

The chosen 100 were and are the radicals of their day who challenged injustice wherever they saw it: the monopoly and corruption of big business, exploitation of workers, U.S. militarism, legal inequity for women, blacks and minorities, degradation of the environment, voter restrictions on African-Americans, the gross discrepancy between haves and have-nots, etc.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/12/12

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Fri, 10/12/2012 - 9:00am - 10:30am
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News and Public Affairs Day

Greg Palast's Sept. 26th, 2012 talk at the Clinton Street Theatre

If you missed him at the Clinton St. Theater last week, here's a second chance to hear the latest dirt on the dirty art of politics Karl Rove-style from investigative journalist Greg Palast. Greg will share from his latest book, Billionaires and Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps, which just made the New York Times top ten best sellers list.

This time Greg is naming names and throwing a lot on the "voter ID" scam being pushed by Rove and his billionaire friends to electorally cleanse black people, hispanics, soldiers serving overseas and other potential Democratic voters.

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Special Programming: Public Affairs 8/23/2013

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Fri, 08/23/2013

Part 2 of a special program hosted by Joann Hardesty with elders of Portland's civil rights movement, talking about the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

  • Length: 63:14 minutes (57.9 MB)
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Special Programming: Public Affairs on 8/23/2013

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Fri, 08/23/2013

Part 3 of a special program hosted by Joann Hardesty with elders of Portland's civil rights movement, talking about the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

  • Length: 75:35 minutes (69.19 MB)
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"Why are there so few black people in Oregon?" Walidah Imarisha leads discussion

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Tue, 05/28/2013

This is a discussion with local activists about the history of race relations in Oregon.

  • Length: 65:16 minutes (59.75 MB)
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Interview with Vanport flood survivor Ed Washington

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Fri, 05/24/2013

Ed Washington was a child living in Vanport, Oregon, in 1948, when the Columbia River flooded into the largest public housing project in the U-S at the time, leaving 18,500 people homeless, a large number of whom were black. The event changed race relations in Portland forever. 

He speaks with KBOO's Jenka Soderberg about life in Vanport, and the Memorial Day flood of 1948.

  • Length: 33:53 minutes (31.03 MB)
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Neil Barofsky, author of "Bailout: How Washington Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Wall Street

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Fri, 03/22/2013

As part of the KBOO special Saving Main Street from Wall Street host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher interviewed Neil Barofsky, author of "Bailout: How Washington Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Wall Street."

 

  • Length: 27:58 minutes (25.61 MB)
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Sheila Bair on her book "Bull by the Horns: Fighting to Save Main Street from Wall Street and Wall Street from Itself"

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Fri, 03/22/2013

Host Gene Bradley interviews Sheila Bair, former Chairperson of the FDIC and author of "Bull by the Horns: Fighting to Save Main Street from Wall Street and Wall Street from Itself."

Sheila Bair is widely acknowledged in government circles and the media as one of the first people to identify and accurately assess the subprime crisis. Appointed by George W. Bush as the chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in 2006, she witnessed the origins of the financial crisis and in 2008 became—along with Hank Paulson, Ben Bernanke, and Timothy Geithner—one of the key players trying to repair the damage to our economy. Bull by the Horns is her honest account of that contentious time and the struggle for reform that followed and continues to this day.

 

Bair was often one of the few women in the room during heated discussions about the economy. Despite her years of experience and her determination to rein in the private banks and Wall Street, she frequently found herself at odds with Geithner. She is withering in her assessment of some of Wall Street’s finest, and her narrative of Citibank’s attempted takeover of Wachovia is a stinging indictment of how regulators and the banks worked against the public interest at times to serve their own needs.

 

 

  • Length: 24:37 minutes (22.53 MB)
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Leo Panitch on his book ""The Making of Global Capitalism: The Political Economy of American Empire"

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Fri, 03/22/2013

Leo Panitch is a Distinguished Research Professor, political economist, Marxist theorist and editor of the Socialist Register.

In this interview Leo Panitch discusses "The Making of Global Capitalism" and the intimate relationship between modern capitalism and the American state, including its role as an “informal empire” promoting free trade and capital movements. He also discusses how the US has superintended the restructuring of other states in favor of competitive markets and coordinated the management of increasingly frequent financial crises.

The Making of Global Capitalism, through its highly original analysis of the first great economic crisis of the twenty-first century, identifies the centrality of the social conflicts that occur within states rather than between them. These emerging fault lines hold out the possibility of new political movements transforming nation states and transcending global markets.

Margrit Kennedy on her book Occupy Money: Creating an Economy where Everybody Wins

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Fri, 03/22/2013

Host Kathleen Stephenson speaks with Margrit Kennedy, an outspoken critic of the current global economic system and an internationally-renowned advocate of alternative regional and complementary currencies, about her new book "Occupy Money: Creating an Economy where Everybody Wins."

Compound interest and inflation have caused our monetary system to balloon to the point where bailing out banks, large corporations, and even entire countries will not prevent a complete breakdown of the global economy - unless we change the system in fundamental ways. Margrit Kennedy says it's time for a grassroots movement to knock conventional money off its pedestal and replace it with a fresh paradigm that puts people before profits.

Margrit Kennedy's most famous book, "Interest and Inflation-Free Money: Creating an Exchange Medium that works for Everybody and Protects the Earth" has been translated into 23 languages and is considered a landmark work in the field of sustainable economics. Margrit also coauthored (with Bernard Lietaer)" Regional Currencies: A New Path to Sustainable Prosperity," which is a standard of the regional money movement.

  • Length: 26:33 minutes (15.19 MB)
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The effects of fluoridating chemicals on the environment and especially on salmon.

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Tue, 10/09/2012

On September 12th Portland city council voted 5-0 to add fluoridating chemicals to our Bull Run water. 

This is a highly contentious issue that Portland citizens have already rejected three times at the polls and a recent survey shows ¾ of Portlanders opposed to this council action.

 KBOO's Joe Meyer speaks with scientists Howard Patterson and Jeff Fryer about the effects of fluoride in the environment after it goes down the drain.

The basic message is that the effect of fluoride in the environment is understudied and that what little research exists points to deleterious effects on salmon even at low concentrations.  The bigger worry is the un-studied effects of fluoride combining with other chemicals already dumped in our ecosystem and the long-term effects through bioaccumulation on the entire food chain.  

  • Length: 26:00 minutes (23.8 MB)
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Portland Mayoral Debate 10/1/2012 Part One

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Wed, 10/03/2012

The Center for Intercultural Organizing held a debate on October 1, 2012 between mayoral candidates Jefferson Smith and Charlie Hales.  Part One consists of pre-debate commentary.

 

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