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Episode Archive

News and Public Affairs Day: Fight the Power, Part 2

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Fri, 10/10/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
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News and Public Affairs Day: Fight the Power, Part 2

News and Public Affairs Day: Fight the Power

Air date: 
Fri, 10/10/2014 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
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News and Public Affairs Day: Fight the Power

News and Public Affairs Day: Fight the Power, 8AM-8PM

KBOO presents a 12-hour special on the crucial issues of resistance to corporate power, right-wing propaganda, environmental destruction, racism, repression and abuse.

At 9 we speak with Jeffrey Clements, author of "Corporations Are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy from Big Money and Global Corporations."

How We Understand Climate Change

Air date: 
Wed, 10/01/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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How We Understand Climate Change

2PM - Andrew Geller speaks with Naomi Oreskes, co-author of the new book, The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future, and George Marshall, author of "Don't Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are WIred to Ignore Climate Change."

3PM - Journalist and activist Arun Gupta talks about his recent article To Fight the Unpredictable Effects of Climate Change, We Need an Unpredictable Movement

Apocalypse How? and This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate

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Wed, 10/01/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Apocalypse How? and This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate

At Noon we hear Apocalypse How? Climate Change, the Political-Economy of Energy, and Reigniting the Radical Imagination with Francis Fox Piven and Arun Gupta

At 1PM Naomi Klein, award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author will be live in the KBOO Studios to talk about her new book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate.

Sharman Apt Russell talks about her book Diary of a Citizen Scientist

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Wed, 10/01/2014 - 10:30am - 11:00am
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Sharman Apt Russell talks about her book Diary of a Citizen Scientist

In the exploding world of citizen science, hundreds of thousands of volunteers are monitoring climate change, tracking bird migration, finding stardust for NASA, and excavating mastodons. The sheer number of citizen scientists, combined with new technology, has begun to shape how research is conducted. Non-professionals become acknowledged experts: dentists turn into astronomers and accountants into botanists.

Continuation of interview with Harvey Wasserman

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Wed, 10/01/2014 - 10:15am - 10:30am
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Continuation of interview with Harvey Wasserman

10:15 AM Air Cascadia - Chris Andreae continues with Harvey Wasserman about his article How We Win on Climate Change

 

Turning the Tide on Climate Change

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Wed, 10/01/2014 - 8:00am - 10:00am
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Turning the Tide on Climate Change

Turning the Tide on Climate Change: Cutting Edge Thinkers and Activists on How to Avert a Global Catastrophe - 8AM-4PM

KBOO News and Public Affairs volunteers present an entire day of programs about confronting the crisis of climate change and working to enact bold policies backed up by the necessary economic resources. {Image above from http://www.foe.co.uk/)

Tune in at 1PM when Naomi Klein, award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author of the international bestseller, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, will be live in the KBOO Studios to talk about her new book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate.

Law and Disorder

Air date: 
Fri, 07/04/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Law and Disorder: Guantanmo Detainees and Fighting Demolitions of Palestinian Homes

Air Cascadia and Flashpoints are off today. Instead we'll hear Law and Disorder featuring lawyers Michael Ratner, Heidi Boghosian, and Michael Steven Smith.

TUC RADIO with Chris Rapley and Eric Rignot on the Melting West Antarctic

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Thu, 05/29/2014 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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TUC RADIO with Chris Rapley and Eric Rignot on the Melting West Antarctic

Presswatch is off today. We'll hear a two-part program from TUC Radio.

Part One features Chris Rapley, former Director, British Antarctic Survey 


A new study by researchers at NASA and the University of California, Irvine, presented on May 12, 2014, finds a rapidly melting section of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet appears to be in an irreversible state of decline, with nothing to stop the glaciers in this area from melting into the sea. 

Radio Ecoshock: Gasp! Antarctica Melting "Unstoppable"

Air date: 
Mon, 05/26/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Radio Ecoshock: Gasp! Antarctica Melting "Unstoppable"
Air Cascadia and Locus Focus are off today.

Instead we'll hear Radio Ecoshock with Gasp! Antarctica Melting "Unstoppable." 
New science direct from NASA press teleconference says observations (not models) show melting of major Antarctic glaciers "unstoppable" due to climate change. Plus eminent climate scientist Kevin Trenberth predicts strong El Nino impacts on world weather. 
http://www.ecoshock.info/

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Occupy Portland Radio Air Show 5/16

program date: 
Wed, 05/16/2012

In this episode...

Music by the Patchwork Family Band- "Boys in Blue"

A talk by Bruce Gagnon, Chair, Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space

A talk with members of the Occupy Portland Food Team about Food Security

A special report by Joe Lino, highlighting the behavior of the Portland Police Bureau on May Day, 2012

More music from Barry Joe Stull

And Joe Lino talks with the Nurses Association, providers of the busses to Chicago for the NATO protest

 

Arab Spring Conference Special, Part 1

program date: 
Fri, 03/30/2012

In February, a group of scholars, activists, journalists, writers and thinkers met at Portland State University for a day of series and discussions called The Arab Spring: A Year That Changed the World.

The conference, organized by the campus group Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights, or SUPER, aimed to examine the events of the Arab Spring, its regional and international implications, and its effects on the future of Palestine.

KBOO was there, and is proud to present three lectures from the conference.

The first hour of the special features a lecture by student activist and cohost of KBOO's One Land Many Voices Wael Elasady, speaking on the ongoing revolt and humanitarian crisis in Syria.

Arab Spring Conference Special, Part 3

program date: 
Fri, 03/30/2012

In February, a group of scholars, activists, journalists, writers and thinkers met at Portland State University for a day of series and discussions called The Arab Spring: A Year That Changed the World.

The conference, organized by the campus group Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights, or SUPER, aimed to examine the events of the Arab Spring, its regional and international implications, and its effects on the future of Palestine.

KBOO was there, and is proud to present three lectures from the conference.

The final hour of the special features a lecture by Nora Barrows-Friedman, a journalist and staff editor for The Electronic Intifada, speaking about human rights issues in Palestine and their relation to the Arab Spring.

Arab Spring Conference Special, Part 2

program date: 
Fri, 03/30/2012

In February, a group of scholars, activists, journalists, writers and thinkers met at Portland State University for a day of series and discussions called The Arab Spring: A Year That Changed the World.

The conference, organized by the campus group Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights, or SUPER, aimed to examine the events of the Arab Spring, its regional and international implications, and its effects on the future of Palestine.

KBOO was there, and is proud to present three lectures from the conference.

The second hour of the special features a lecture by political science professor, author, and writer of The Angry Arab News Service blog As'ad AbuKhalil, who speaks on the United States' role in the Arab Spring.

Occupy Portland Radio Air Show 3/21

program date: 
Wed, 03/21/2012

In this episode...

 

An interview with S. Brian Willson outlining some of the historical events that the most recent occupations connect with. From the occupation of the colonists to Brian's personal recollections of occupying the U.S. Congress building during a 45 day hunger strike, we mention only a small part of the history of occupations in the United States. We discuss how effective occupations can be and how varied occupation activity can be!

We talk with organizers of the ongoing occupation of the Portland city hall, the End the Camping Ban Prayer Vigil, ongoing since December 1, 2011- the longest continuous occupation effort in recent years in Portland.

Joe Lino interviews members of the Portland Occupy Our School group.

We discuss the legal situation faced by arrestees associated with the Portland Occupy group.

We talk to the Occupy Portland Food Team about their ongoing efforts to promote and establish gardens across the city.

Music from Miriam's Well

and more!

  • Length: 59:04 minutes (27.04 MB)
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Marwan Bishara on the Arab Spring: The Promise and Peril of the Arab Revolutions

program date: 
Mon, 02/27/2012

One year after the launch of the Arab Spring, the people’s revolutions continue across the Arab world – from north Africa to the Persian Gulf, a generation of youth have risen up to challenge the entrenched rule of dictators and monarchies. Jenka Soderberg spoke about the origins of the uprising with Al Jazeera’s Marwan Bishara, author of The Invisible Arab: The Promise and Peril of the Arab Revolutions.

  • Length: 20:32 minutes (18.8 MB)
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Joe Uris teaches about the history of US labor for Our Schools

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program date: 
Fri, 02/24/2012

Joe Uris leads an exploration of several key events from labor history.

He curses and breaks into song as the subject matter dictates.

This event was recorded at the human's Public Library in downtown Portland on or about February 21st 2012.

  • Length: 83:14 minutes (76.21 MB)
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Steve Hallett and John Wright, authors of "Life Without Oil: Why We Must Shift to a New Energy Future."

program date: 
Thu, 02/16/2012

Theresa Mitchell of Presswatch and Per Fagereng of Fight the Empire join forces for this special program looking at "Life Without Oil." Their guests are Steve Hallett and John Wright, authors of "

Life Without Oil: Why We Must Shift to a New Energy Future

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Richard Heinberg of the Post Carbon Institute says Hallett and Wright deliver a brilliant overview of the dilemma posed by our society's profound dependence on a depleting, non-renewable resource that is becoming more scarce and unaffordable almost by the month."

Steve Hallett is an associate professor in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Purdue University. His previous appointments include McGill University, Canada, and the University of Queensland, Australia.

John Wright is a journalist specializing in energy and environmental issues with over thirty-five years of experience. He is currently the Latin America news editor for Energy News Today, but has also worked for Knight-Ridder, Dow Jones, and the Associated Press. He is the author of The Obama Haters.

  • Length: 36:08 minutes (33.08 MB)
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Interview with Jeffrey Clements, author of 'Corporations are not People'

program date: 
Fri, 02/10/2012

KBOO’s Joe Meyer interviews Jeffrey Clements, the author of Corporations Are Not People  and Zac Brugman of Move to Amend and Alliance for Democracy.

They discuss corporate power in the United States with an empahsis on what you can do about it.

  • Length: 40:23 minutes (36.98 MB)
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Ben Gotschall; Nebraska Rancher on the Fight to Stop The Keystone XL Pipeline

program date: 
Fri, 02/10/2012

Ben Gotschall 4th generation Nebraskan cattle rancher and Energy Director for Bold Nebraska talks about the fight to stop the Keystone XL Pipeline. This pipeline would cross the fragile Ogalalla Aquifer threatening the water supply and environment of much of Nebraska.

This is an ongoing struggle; For more information and to take action: 350.org

 

 

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