Politics

Poverty in Oregon: An Interview with Rachel Bristol

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Thu, 09/24/2009

As the current economic crisis deepens, more Oregonians are joining the ranks of the poor. With resources stretched to the breaking point, the ability to meet basic human needs is becoming more difficult.

Dave Mazza talks with Rachel Bristol, executive director of the Oregon Food Bank, about poverty in our state and how her organization is working to not only feed the hungry but to advocate for longterm systemic change.

56:37 minutes (45.35 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 10/08/09

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Thu, 10/08/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Why aren't Portland police being held accountable?

Why aren't Portland police being held accountable?

The list of city residents who've become victims at the hands of the Portland police continues to grow, leading Oregonian columnist Anna Griffin to observe the news stories about these incidents "makes the Rose City's finest look like thugs with badges." In the meantime, Chief Rosie Sizer's finding on the death of James Chasse - and her failure to punish the offending officers - suggests police accountability remains little more than a joke in our city. Why can't Portland hold its police force accountable? Should the mayor take back the police commissioner duties from Commissioner Saltzman? Where's the city auditor's Independent Police Review division in all this?

Coal Burning Power Plants; NAFTA & GE Corn's effect on Mexico; and Shale Oil Development versus Clean Water

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Tue, 10/06/2009

 The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show
 Hosted by Joe Uris and Abe Proctor

Today's topics, interspersed with Pleas for Money, are:

  • The single most polluting entity in these here parts, PGE's Boardman Coal Fired Electricity Plant
  • NAFTA, US Gov-Subsidized GE Corn and it's effect on the Mexican Economy
  • Shale Oil Development versus the Clean Drinking Water it threatens.

 

 

 

57:34 minutes (26.36 MB)

Bread and Roses on 10/09/09

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 10/09/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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All-Women's Circus

 Join host Nico on Bread and Roses October 9 for a talk with members of Circus Artemis -- Portland's All-Women Circus!   

Taking a cue from a legendary "strong woman," Portland's female circus artists have united under a common goal -- to blow audiences away with amazing feats of strength, skill and beauty.  The circus will debut October 16-18.  

We'll talk with creators and performers from Circus Artemis about the creation of the circus, traditional roles for women in circus performance, and how they're breaking barriers with the new show.  

 

The African Women's Coalition

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Wed, 09/30/2009

 Common Sense Talk Radio
 Hosted by Kayse Jama and Grassia Melendez
 From the Center for Intercultural Organizing

Today's guests are local activists Sharif Mohamed and Arika from The African Women's Coalition.

54:58 minutes (25.17 MB)

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/07/09

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Wed, 10/07/2009 - 7:00am - 8:00pm
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A Special News and Public Affairs Day with Noam Chomsky, more of the EconVergence, and more

On Wednesday October 7th, join us for a Special News and Public Affairs Day!

We’ll bring you a recording of Noam Chomsky’s October 2nd appearance in Portland, as well as other featured speakers from the EconVergence.  You’ll also hear from Cornell West, Carl Dix, and other activists, authors, and political analysts.  Tune in for this stimulating KBOO Special, from 7am until 8pm.  And don't forget to call in to support KBOO with your financial contribution - 503-232-8818 or click on the 'Donate' jar above.  These talks will be available on CD as a thank you gift for your contribution to KBOO.

7 am - Democracy Now!

8 am - Noam Chomsky's Oct. 2 speech in Portland - Noam Chomsky was born on December 7, 1928 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Chomsky has written and lectured widely on linguistics, philosophy, intellectual history, contemporary issues, international affairs and U.S. foreign policy.

9:30 - “The Role of the Media: A Critical Assessment” with David Barsamian, Danny Schechter, Jo Ann Bowman, Jules Boykoff

11:00 - Cornel West and Carl Dix: The Ascendancy of Obama and the Continued Need for Resistance and Liberation

12:30 Ralph Nader: Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!

1:30 Vandana Shiva Sustainability & the World Food Crisis: Dr. Shiva talks about food crisis as a consequence of expansion in agribusiness—ultimately bringing destruction to local farmers-- and its
petrol-based production that heavily relies on chemical pesticide, which produces less nutritional value crops

2:00 The Financial Crisis: Causes, Lessons, and Solutions: Danny Schecter, Barbara Dudley, Eric Tymoigne, Robin Hahnel

3:00 Paul Cienfuegos: Corporate Constitutional Rights and The Rights of Nature and People

4:00 Democracy Now!

5:00 KBOO Evening News

6:00 The Best of Circle A Radio

7:00 Derrick Jensen - the author of Endgame, The Culture of Make Believe, and A Language Older than Words.  He was named one of Utne Reader’s “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World” and won the Eric Hoffer Award in 2008.

The Cost of the Military Machine, Portland Police Taken to Task, and Problems with Changing the Status Quo.

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Tue, 09/29/2009

 The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show
 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

 Abe wasn't here today, so Joe led the show thru 3 topics:
     The extreme costs of maintaining the Military Industrial Complex
     Portland Police recently paid $175,000 for Excessive Force in a police brutality law suit
     What are the problems in changing our Society for the better?

 

   

56:55 minutes (26.06 MB)

September 28 Old Mole Variety Hour

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Mon, 09/28/2009

 

56:27 minutes (32.31 MB)

Republican Gomorrah

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Mon, 09/28/2009

 

In his new book Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement that Shattered the Party, Max Blumenthal reports on and analyzes the pathological culture of the Christian Right and how they have taken over the party.  Here he talks with Bill Resnick about what he discovered and what it might mean for progressive politics.  Blumenthal will be speaking at Powell's on Burnside at 7:30 tonight (9/28/09).

14:08 minutes (8.09 MB)

Shalom Portland Sept 25 2009

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Fri, 09/25/2009

International Water Law professor Gabriel Eckstein, who serves as a neutral advisor to the Mideast peace process through the Geneva Accords discusses the accute water shortage in Israel/Palestine, the legal basis for claims on the water made by the parties, and the political process underway to find agreement through the Geneva process.

Houston based artist Alice Lok Cahana tells a story about the inspiration for the ceramic Torah scroll sculptures that were on display in Portland as part of the recent Yom Hashoah commemoration.

57:14 minutes (52.4 MB)
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