Producer Lisa Loving speaks with award-winning writer Junot Diaz on his novel, which tells the story of a young immigrant who dreams of being "the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien." Junot has been named one of the top writers of the 21st Century by the New Yorker magazine.
Host Lisa Loving interviews Cathy Wilkerson, former member of the Weather Underground about her memoir, Flying Close to the Sun: My Life and Times as a Weatherman. She blew up and escaped from a Greenwich Village townhouse in 1970.
Host Lisa Loving speaks with RV Brannam, Moira McAuliffe and Channing Dodson, who talk about their newly published compendium of obscenities and insults. It's called How to Curse and Berate in 69+ Languages. Warning: This unedited version of the program contains language we can't use on the radio because of FCC regulations.
Lisa Loving and Carolyn Jessop discuss the sexual politics and abusive lifestyle of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, a polygamist sect which controls land and people in Texas and Utah. Jessop was the first woman to escape and file suit against cult leader Warren Jeffs.
Lisa Loving and Ms. Magazine founding editor Suzanne Levine discuss her new book, Bella Abzug: How One Tough Broad from the Bronx Fought Jim Crow and Joe McCarthy, Pissed off Jimmy Carter, Battled for the Rights of Women and Workers, Rallied Against War and for the Planet, and Shook up Politics Along the Way (co-edited by Mary Thom)
A KBOO Radio Special examining marijuana today, who can use it, who shouldn't, and what the government's doing about it. Part 1 features Mitch Earlywine, Associate Professor of Psychology at the State University of New York at Albany.
A KBOO Radio Special examining marijuana today, who can use it, who shouldn't, and what the government's doing about it. Part 2 features Dr. Stanley Zammit, a reasearcher at Cardiff University and the University of Bristol, expert on schizophrenia and marijuana.
Part of a daylong, live broadcast bringing attention to law enforcement and civil rights. Part 2 features Lisa Loving interviewing investigative reporter Wayne Madsen on Blackwater Corp's domestic police training programs in the United States, including one slated for construction in the Pacific Northwest.
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Department is lobbying the Legislature to make it easier for property owners to kill cougers who stray onto their property. Lisa Loving talks with Lynn Sadler about the politics, the animals, and the future of wild cats.
KBOO producer Lisa Loving speaks with author and essayist Alexandra Fuller about oil drilling in the Wyoming wilderness, and the war-like impact the Haliburton Corporation's drilling rigs have on local communities. Fuller's newest work of nonfiction is "The Legend of Colton H. Bryant."
Host Lisa Loving speaks with Sofia Smallstorm of 9/11 Mysteries about chemtrails. Sofia Smallstorm will be speaking at the Multnomah Friends Meeting House at 4312 SE Stark on Saturday, April 11th at 2:30PM.
Lisa Loving hosts a discussion about race, class and urban planning. Her guest is Dianne Riley of the Coalition for a Livable Future, talking about recent trends toward “racial isolation” in area schools and neighborhoods. Gentrification, segregated schools, poverty – do we have the tools to fix them?
Does racism make you physically ill? Is depression different for communities of color? Can the trauma of slavery be handed down through the generations? Join Lisa Loving and S. Renee Mitchell Wednesday morning at 8 for talk radio about the upcoming Twysted Healing Systahs, OHSU and Healing Roots Center event Redefining the Blues 2.
Haiti relief efforts and the problem with big charities. Millions of people text messaged financial contributions to the American Red Cross. Where does the money go? Host Lisa Loving speaks with Suncere of Mutual Aid Disaster Relief for Haiti.
Financial conflicts of interest, dishonest advertisements -- did the Oregonian newspaper violate ethical standards during the Measure 66-67 elections? Portland Mercury news editor Matt Davis speaks on his ground-breaking reporting on the topic with host Lisa Loving.
With a spate of police violence incidents hitting the headlines, the Independent Police Review Division is soon to come under a microscope for how it investigates complaints against Portland law enforcement. Portland Copwatch and Peace and Justice Works volunteer Dan Handelman lays out issues with Portland’s police review system and answers questions about what citizens can do. Hosted by Lisa Loving
Is there a ‘happiness’ conspiracy? The billion-dollar self-help industry constantly promotes the need to be ‘positive’ and ‘happy’. Pharmaceutical corporations make huge profits on drugs to “cure” depression. Do they really work? Join host Lisa Loving and author Ariel Gore, whose new book, “Bluebird: Women and the New Psychology of Happiness”, delves into the ruthless pursuit of joy.
Host Lisa Loving speaks with guest Rev. Renee Ward about the Palm Sunday vigil for victims of police violence in Portland. On March 28th a procession of mourners will travel to 6 death sites and hold Palm Sunday observances commemorating these tragic incidents. Find out more Wednesday morning at 8 a.m. on Morning Talk Radio, KBOO.
The Palm Sunday Observance starts at 3:00 PM on Sunday, March 28.
Thousands of Oregonians are denied housing on the basis of race, class and religion every year. If it happens to you – what can you do? Host Lisa Loving and her guest Diane Hess of the Fair Housing Council of Oregon speak about the law, your rights and special activities marking the Fair Housing Council’s 20th anniversary.
Host Lisa Loving speaks with Jason Renaud of the Mental Health Association of Oregon about the issues surrounding the recent police killing of a homeless man, Jack Dale Collins, in the Hoyt Arboretum.
Jason Renaud is co-founder of the Mental Health Association of Portland and serves as it’s secretary and spokesperson. He has been an impartial and uncompromising advocate for the rights and dignity of persons with addiction and mental illness for over seventeen years.
Today's topic is the War in Afghanistan, and her guest is independent historian and foreign policy analyst, Gareth Porter. We ask "Why are we sending our Children off to War, and how can we AVOID losing them?"
Callers suggested the following web sites for further reading on the topic:
Today's guest is Dwayne Ratleff, who has written an iPhone Application devoted to tracking Food Additives, what they are, and what they do to your health. It is intended to be a shopping reference, so you can evaluate the safety of the foods you propose to serve your family *before* you put the product into your shopping cart.
Today's guests are Larry Collins, Michael Harper, and Furlton Burns from POPA, People of Purpose and Associates. Our topic is mentoring and supporting those with the greatest burdens stacked against them.
This is a very positive organization, providing invaluable resources for families, youth, and re-entry programs for the recently incarcerated. Find out what they're doing in and around YOUR community to make Portland a Better Place to Live.
Callers offered the following additional resources during the course of the show:
Host Lisa Loving speaks with Mickey Huff, co-author of Project Censored’s “Censored 2011: The Top Censored Stories of 2009-2010.″ They will discuss the most under-reported stories the corporate media ignore.
What happens when you're arrested? Among other things, you get your picture taken!
Today's guest is the Editor of PDXmugShots.com. Listen up, and find out what Mug Shots are, what happens to them, and what that might mean to YOU. Do YOU peruse the Mug Shots? Is YOUR mug out there? Your Mom's? DO call in with YOUR experiences with Mug Shots!
Today's Guests are Kathy Turner and Joy Hunt from the IDA Initiative, and Doug Cooper from Merci Corps NW, in to talk about Individual Development Accounts, and how they can help Low Income citizens improve their lives. Qualified individuals can get FREE MONEY to accomplish a variety of goals, from buying a house to starting a business. Listen up, and find out more about this amazing program.
For more information, contact our guests directly:
We'll talk about these two Organizations, how they help the Communities they serve, and ask YOU the Listeners to call in with YOUR Volunteer, Non-Profit stories. What do YOU do to make the World a Better Place?
DO Call-in with your volunteer story, 503-231-8187
Host Lisa Loving's guest is radon expert Don Francis talking about why Oregon -- and Portland in particular -- is a hotspot for radon, which is the biggest trigger for lung cancer among those who do not smoke.
This year marks the 15th anniversary of Portland film critic David Walker’sacclaimed Black Culture blog, BadazzMofo. To celebrate, host Lisa Loving invited Walker to talk about his new book of essays, "Why’s the Brotha Gotta Die?," delving into one of his blog’s most popular features, exploring why Black characters get killed in movies.
Host Lisa Loving interviews renowned University of Massachusetts Economics Professor, Richard Wolffabout the current state of the economy including the global economy's role in the political changes we're seeing in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, and now Jordan.
My guests this morning on KBOO Talk Radio: Larry Collins,Fulton Burns, and Bruce Johnson from the People of Purpose and Associates, who are doorknocking in East County to chat with people about community violence as well as police accountability.
The guest is Portland journalist and author Jennifer Lauck. She is the author of the previous memoirs Blackbird and Still Waters. She worked for eight years in television news before becoming a memoir writer, speaker and teacher.
Today's Guests are Mark Moscato and Amanda Tillstrom from the Dill Pickle Club in Portland. This newly formed Club is dedicated to uncovering Portland's forgotten history and compelling -- albeit dry -- policy issues. Their newest publication is a compendium of murals created by African American artists. What do you think are Portland's forgotten histories? And which boring policy issues do you think are crucial for the public to know about?
My guests on Wednesday Morning Talk Radio this week are family and friends of Keaton Otis. Tune in at 8 am to 90.7 FM in Portland and find out how you can get involved in police accountability movements and help keep alive the memory of this young man.
Primary Elections 2011 -- will the Portland Public Schools win passage of its two funding measures on Tuesday night's ballot? And what's next for the district? Tune in to talk it out and lay ideas on the table for what local schools really need to educate our kids.
Ever needed to borrow money -- but been turned down by the bank? What if there was an alternative to payday lenders? This week on Wednesday Talk Radio host Lisa Loving speaks with Sarah Chenven of Innovative Changes, a Portland nonprofit that's turning capitalism on its head.
What do you know about the current state of the Willamette River? Want to know more? Tune in as host Lisa Loving welcomes Willamette Riverkeeper'sTravis Williams, Executive Director and Riverkeeper, and Will Levenson, organizer of The Big Float as they discuss the Willamette River and a new project to raise funds for the Willamette Riverkeeper to provide physical water access to the Willamette in downtown Portland.
DIY meets gang violence reduction: Connected gathers at Holladay Park at the Lloyd Center Mall every Friday afternoon to make connections with youth in one of the hottest of Portland's 'hotspots'. Lisa Loving's guests are Sam Sachs and beloved youth violence prevention expert John Canda.
In this week of analyzing the 9/11 attacks, why so little talk about the deaths of innocent people in Muslim countries? Our guest this morning is Gareth Porter, investigative journalist and historian specializing in U.S. national security policy who just wrote the piece "Ignoring Post-9/11 Deaths of Innocents."
Today's guest is Paul Chappell, a war veteran, peace activist. Today – how to stop the wars? Chappell speaks in Portland Wednesday and Friday nights, on 'Why Peace is Possible in a Post-9/11 World." Call in 503-231-8187. Find out more about Chappell's work at http://www.paulkchappell.com/ .
Portlanders will have a rare and important opportunity to ask City Council to improve oversight and policies of the Portland Police Bureau. Join Lisa Loving for Wednesday Talk Radio with guest Dan Handelman of Portland Copwatch talking about what's on the table regarding police accountability and what you can do to have an impact on the issue.
Do you have to be rich to be a philanthropist? What is the best way to balance out the haves and the have-nots in our own neighborhoods? Our guest is local broke philanthropist David Yandell, who is trying to hook up Emanuel Hospital's pediatric patients with stuffed animals for the holidays.
Drop off Toys for David's Program at the Gas Station at 400 West Burnside.
Lisa Loving hosts a discussion of the "Spiritual War on the Uterus in Rick Perry’s Texas." She'll speak with journalist Sarah Posner about the religious crusade against abortion in the Lone Star State. Posner details the shift in religious efforts against abortion in Texas, away from a national push led by major evangelicals towards a more local, militant strategy.
Have you ever thought about who builds your city? Sharon Maxwell is a local construction contractor who just won the contract to help renovate and build out Portland Community College's Cascade Campus on North Killingsworth Street. How many other Black women have achieved that? Also in the studio is Eric Island, Program Coordinator for many parts of these upgrades, and on the Planning Team for Good In The Hood.
Today's guest is Paul Stanford, the chief petitioner for the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act, in to talk about unions and the Cannabis Tax Act -- the first statewide cannabis regulation initiative in the U.S. to win organized labor support. Legalizing hemp and taxing the heck out of it: What do you think?