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Special Programming: Public Affairs on 01/22/10

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Fri, 01/22/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

A special program featuring anarchist activist Margaret Killjoy and writer Ursula K. Le Guin talking about anarchism, fiction and the new book "Mythmakers and Lawbreakers," a collection of interviews with a wide variety of anarchist fiction writers–some of whom who are tangentially involved in anarchism, or fiction, or both, but all of whom have really fascinating takes on the subject.

Published by AK Press and edited by Margaret Killjoy, "Mythmakers and Lawbreatkers" includes conversations with sci-fi powerhouses Ursula K. Le Guin, Alan Moore, Michael Moorcock, and Lewis Shiner as well as young and emerging writers in a series of interviews that explore fiction's deeply political roots.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 01/13/10

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Wed, 01/13/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Tune in this coming Wednesday, January 13th from 6 to 7 pm, for a special on the upcoming Vancouver Winter Olympics, and the coalition of indigenous, environmental and housing activists that have come together to oppose the theft of indigenous land for the Olympic games. 

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 12/30/09

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Wed, 12/30/2009 - 9:00am - 8:00pm
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Israel's Gaza Invasion - one year later

Israel's Gaza Invasion: One year later

After a devastating Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip from Dec. 27, 2008 - Jan. 20, 2009 which resulted in over 1400 Palestinians killed by Israelis and 5 Israelis killed by Palestinians, the population of Gaza has been unable to rebuild the 20,000 destroyed homes and buildings due to an ongoing Israeli-imposed siege.  A year after the attack, we look at what role the US has played in the ongoing assault on Gaza, the solidarity marches which will be arriving at the Gaza border as we speak, and examine the history of the refugee population of the Gaza Strip.  Tune in from 8 am to 8 pm on Wednesday, December 30th, for our all day special on Gaza.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 12/29/09

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Tue, 12/29/2009 - 10:00am - 10:15am

KBOO's Jenka Soderberg interviews members of the Gaza Freedom March, who are scheduled to cross into Gaza on December 30th with over 1400 marchers from around the world.

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CODEPINK recently put out a statement: “Citing escalating tensions on the Gaza-Egypt border, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry informed us on Dec. 20 that the Rafah border will be closed over the coming weeks, into January. We responded that there is always tension at the border because of the siege and that if there are any risks, they are risks we are willing to take. We also said that it was too late for over 1,360 delegates coming from over 42 countries to change their plans now.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 12/28/09

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Mon, 12/28/2009 - 10:00am - 10:15am

KBOO's Jenka Soderberg interviews members of the 'Artery of Life' aid caravan to the Gaza Strip, which is currently stuck on the Jordanian-Egyptian border.

The latest word from the caravan, which has travelled by land from England to bring humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip:

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 11/30/09

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Mon, 11/30/2009 - 8:00am - 8:00pm
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WHOSE STREETS? OUR STREETS!!

WHOSE STREETS?  OUR STREETS!!

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Special Programming: Public Affairs on 11/26/09

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Thu, 11/26/2009 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

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

Jenka Soderberg 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.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 11/26/09

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Thu, 11/26/2009 - 8:00am - 12:00pm

Genocide Cover-up day

On alleged Thanksgiving Day, hosts Eugene Johnson, Dean Looking Hawk, Louis Sowa and Jim Craven ask listeners to tune in to this annual call in program and let's talk about the crime of genocide.  Topics will include both the genocide of the native people of this continent, and ongoing genocides around the world.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 11/11/09

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Wed, 11/11/2009 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The Hanford nuclear site: Still Radioactive after all these years

 

Join KBOO's Chris Andreae and David Rosenfeld as they take you on a virtual tour of the world's first large-scale nuclear reactor, located just four hours from Portland, in Richland Washington.  Then hear a talk by Paige Knight of Hanford Watch on the efforts being undertaken to address the massive contamination.

 

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/29/09

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Thu, 10/29/2009 - 9:30am - 10:15am

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.

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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.

Portland Mayoral Debate 10/1/2012 Part Three

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Wed, 10/03/2012

The Center for Intercultural Organizing hosted a debate on October 1, 2012 between mayoral candidates Charlie Hales and Jefferson Smith.  Part three consists of post-debate interviews with the candidates and audience members, including former state leigslator Joanne Hardesty.

 

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