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KBOO News and Public Affairs Day - Fall 2013

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Fri, 10/18/2013 - 10:15am - 4:00pm
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The Best of KBOO news and public affairs
All-day special program - the best of KBOO's public affairs programming!

Call 877-500-5266 (KBOO) to support the station during our fall membership drive!

7 am - Democracy Now!
8 am - Positively Revolting Talk Radio - anarcho-feminist perspectives with Ani and Lynn
9 am - Veterans' Voice: Ann Jones - How the Wounded Returnfrom America's Wars

10 am - Air Cascadia features folk troubadour and troublemaker David Rovics

10:15 am - 11:30 am - Thomas Linzey, founder of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, which works to build sustainable communities by assisting people to assert their right to local self-government and the rights of nature. He spoke at the Ballot Initiative Campaign Kickoff Event to Ban Growing of GMOs in Multnomah County on September at the 21st at the Immaculate Heart Church in Portland.

11:30 - 12 - LIVE IN STUDIO: Arun Gupta - Independent journalist and regular contributor to AlterNet, Truthout and the Guardian, Gupta is a co-founder of the Occupied Wall Street Journal and the Indypendent.

The Politics of Austerity: A Dangerous and Deadly Policy

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Wed, 10/16/2013 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
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Why an austerity program is misguided and what really works to make our economy strong
THE POLITICS OF AUSTERITY Governments around the world have characterized spending as reckless wastefulness that has made the economy worse. They have advanced a policy of draconian budget cuts--austerity--to solve the financial crisis. But the global turn to austerity, or the policy of reducing domestic wages and prices to restore competitiveness and balance the budget, is harmful to both governments and individuals. In this special program we hear from a variety of scholars about the dangers of austerity and the need to expand growth and opportunity with stimulus programs.

Overpopulation: An Interview With Alan Weisman, Author of Countdown

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Fri, 10/11/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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How Many People Should There Be?

What is the right human population? The current seven billion? More? Less? Zero? Alan Weisman is the author of the best-selling The World Without Us, an examination of what would happen to the natural and built environments if people suddenly disappeared. Now, in his new book Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope For A Future On Earth?, he explains why population has grown so fast after growing slowly for thousands of years, then dares to consider the possibility that fewer humans might make for a better world, and covers recent developments in population control. 

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 08/23/13

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Fri, 08/23/2013 - 10:00am - 1:30pm
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Discussion of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington
Discussion of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington

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.

The Albina Ministerial Alliance, along with community partners such as the Urban League of Portland, the NAACP of Portland, the ACLU

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 08/07/13

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Wed, 08/07/2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Daily Hip Hop Talk Show

Occupy Radio speaks with Rochester New York activists about confronting capitalism

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 08/07/13

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Wed, 08/07/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Oregon Community Media collaboratieve show on Farmer's Markets

Tonight we are pleased to present the second collaborative project of Oregon Community Media, Independent Community Radio and Media working in collaboration to better serve Oregon.
 
OCM is a new collaboration composed of more than twenty local and independent community broadcasters, some as established as our own KBOO and as small as some of Oregon’s newest Low Power FM stations.  All share a commitment to community service and to keeping local voices alive on the radio dial.
 
Participating in this program about farmers markets from Oregon Community Media are:
 

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 07/19/13

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Fri, 07/19/2013 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm
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One-day Flash Drive Fundraiser: Part Three - South America

Brazil’s Landless Workers MovementAt 4 pm we shift gears again and move westward to South America. We'll begin with an interview with Eduardo Galeano, author of Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent, which set a new standard for historical scholarship of Latin America by organizing the various facets of Latin American history according to the patterns of five centuries of exploitation. We'll hear about the struggle against dams in Chile, how climate change is impacting Amazonia, and then focus on land rights and people's movements, including the current Brazilian people's uprising.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 07/19/13

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Fri, 07/19/2013 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
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One-day Flash Drive Fundraiser: Part two - southern Africa

At Noon, we'll shift focus to sub-equatorial Africa:

12:00 - interview with Map of African land rush.Fred Pearce, author and environmental journalist based in London, about his latest book The Land Grabbers: The New Fight over Who Owns the Earth. Then it's our first musical interlude, featuring a short set from one of the hosts of our Thursday African music program.

1:30 - Kambali Museveli with Friends of the Congo will speak about the student movement in the Democratic Republic of Congo and how people are organizing to end the decades-long conflict that has torn that region apart.

We'll have a set of African music produced by KBOO deejays, then at 3, we're off to Kenya for a look at their Green Belt Movement and then South Africa to check in on labor movements there, as well as the situation regarding Nelson Mandela and his legacy.

 

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 07/19/13

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Fri, 07/19/2013 - 8:00am - 12:00pm
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One-day Flash Drive Fundraiser: Part One - Oceania/Climate Change


Antarctica mapAt 8am
, we'll begin our tour in Oceania / Australia / Antarctica focusing on topics related to global warming and climate change, including a call from Palmer Station on Antarctica's peninsula (map). We'll air this week's talk by noted environmental activist, author and speaker Bill McKibben of 350.org, as well as an update on gay rights and culture in New Zealand, plus a story about Asian Pacific Islanders.

 8 am - More Talk Radio: hosts Ani and Theresa take on the issue of worldwide climate change from an anarcha-feminist perspective

9 am - Bill McKibben: Summer Heat! How to take decisive, immediate action to confront climate change

10 am - Australian and South Pacific activists speak about the fight against coal terminals and rising sea levels, speaking from ground zero - the part of the world most impacted by climate change

10:40 am - Host Joe Meyer interviews Bob DeValentino, the winter site manager at Palmer Station, located on Anvers Island along the Antarctic Peninsula. Palmer Station, where Bob is spending the winter, is primarily the site of biological research because it is located far enough north (closer to the equator) to have open water much of the year, allowing an abundance of animals.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 07/18/13

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Thu, 07/18/2013 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm
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National Town Hall on Converting our Economy

The Santa Cruz, CA based non-profit, Article V Convention for Our Children’s Future (AVC4OCF), announced, today, the date of their first national, radio/internet town-hall meeting in a planned series of similar events that they are calling their National Campaign for Jobs in America.

 

On July 18, AVC4OCF will co-produce, with radio partners from Oregon to Texas, a collaborative broadcast that will create a national, town-hall forum in which citizens will have the opportunity to listen to experts on the subject of defense (or economic) conversion.  Congressional representatives are also receiving invitations from the non-profit requesting their attendance in this town-hall meeting.

 

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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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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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"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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