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A Peace Worker Talks About the Crisis in Burundi

program: 
News In Depth
program date: 
Thu, 06/04/2015
Yesterday in Burundi, the government announced that presidential and parliamentary elections planned for this Friday will be indefinitely postponed.
          The announcement follows more than a month of unrest as protesters and police have clashed in the capital of Bujumbura, leading to dozens of deaths and large scale imprisonment and an escalating refugee crisis.
          The protests erupted after the current two-term president Pierre Nkurunziza announced that he would seek an unconstitutional third term. 30:43 minutes (28.13 MB)

Barry Rosenburg on The A to Z Plan: Money Really does Grow on Trees

program: 
Air Cascadia
program date: 
Thu, 06/04/2015

Curated News Notes:


1,  According to the DAT North American Freight Index, Portland has been caught in a spring surge in freight volume. Between February and March 2015, total truck freight moving in and out of Portland grew 34 percent over last year's volume. While increased freight usually means a healthy economy for major exporters such as Portland, the recent virtual closure of the city's port container terminal has brought a new set of challenges to local businesses.
The Port of Portland has been trapped in troubled waters due to a lengthy dispute between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association, a coalition of West Coast port operating companies.
  15:27 minutes (10.61 MB)

Karin Lazarus Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Thu, 06/04/2015
Coloradan Karin Lazarus had a brainstorm in 2009, start a bakery with pastries that are infused with marijuana.  In 2013, NY Magazine called her, "the Queen of the Munchies" said she's "brought a pastry chef’s savvy to the world of pot brownies"  Her new cookbook, called the "Sweet Mary Jane cookbook" has 75 pot infused recipies.  Karin Lazarus talked with Don Merrill about why she started making marijuana pastries, her steep learning curve and why she hopes every state eventually allows medicinal marijuana dispensaries.
27:23 minutes (25.07 MB)

One Flaming Arrow: Inter-Tribal Art, Music & Film Festival

program date: 
Wed, 06/03/2015
One Flaming Arrow is an Inter-tribal, Indigenous Art, Music & Film festival happening from June 2nd-14th of 2015 in various venues throughout Portland, Oregon. 56:51 minutes (78.07 MB)

There is a war.....on the houseless, going on right now in Portland

program date: 
Wed, 05/27/2015

Host Paul Roland talks about the "homeless sweeps" currently underway by the Portland Police in inner Southeast Portland, in the context of the endless social war. After the opening song by Leonard Cohen, he reads from The Invisible Committee's "To Our Friends" comunique of last year.  http://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/the-invisible-committe-to-our-friends
He then takes calls from the listeners....

To get involved in the campaign against the "sweeps," go to https://www.facebook.com/events/993455123999325/


Leonard Cohen,  54:26 minutes (74.75 MB)

Denton Texas fracking ban overturned by state legislature

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 06/01/2015
The city of Denton, Texas passed a ban against hydraulic fracturing (fracking) last November. Despite being overspent 10 to 1 in campaign funding, the anti-fracking initiative passed by a wide margin of 18%, which included a majority of both Democratic and Republican voters. 

However, the Texas state legislature effectively overturned the ban by passing House Bill 40. The law also limits the ability of all Texas municipalities from regulating fracking within their city limits. 

Fracking has started back up in Denton. The Denton City Council meets Tuesday, June 2 to decide whether to repeal the ban. 

To find out more, KBOO's Ken Jones spoke with Cathy McMullen, president of the Denton Drilling Awareness Group. 6:34 minutes (3 MB)

"Subversives: The FBI's War on Student Radicals, and Reagan's Rise to Power"

program date: 
Wed, 10/08/2014
Subversives traces the FBI’s secret involvement with three iconic figures who clashed at Berkeley during the 1960s: the ambitious neophyte politician Ronald Reagan, the fierce but fragile radical Mario Savio, and the liberal university president Clark Kerr. Through these converging narratives, the award-winning investigative reporter Seth Rosenfeld tells a dramatic and disturbing story of FBI surveillance, illegal break-ins, infiltration, planted news stories, poison-pen letters, and secret detention lists all centered on the nation's leading public university. 29:49 minutes (27.29 MB)

Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "false heirs": on 2013's 50th anniversary of the "I Have a Dream" speech

program date: 
Wed, 08/28/2013
Paul Roland and Mic Crenshaw talk with Jared Ball from Baltimore, Md. and Rosa Clemente from Amherst, Massachusetts. The program offers a critical perspective on the commemorations of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream Speech." Dr. Ball said recently, "neither King's false heirs nor the presidency of false hopes would exist at all without first the assassination of King and then the perennial abuse of his history and image. 57:37 minutes (52.74 MB)

Debt as Art

program date: 
Mon, 06/01/2015
Joe Clement talks with Cassie Thornton about her use of debt for the last 7 years as a subject for her art-work. She describes how she's sought to concretize debt, explore debt through hypnotherapeutic visualization exercises with others, and in the end how she's gotten involved with the national Strike Debt movement. 8:26 minutes (7.73 MB)

Theory & Practice

program date: 
Mon, 06/01/2015
Tod Sloan talks with Lara Messersmith-Glavin of the Institute for Anarchist Studies about theory and practice. They consider how theory helps illuminate individually lived experiences as part of larger systems, while also stressing the priority of lived experience in generating our theories. She provides examples of how theory has helped make her everyday life as a working-class mother make more sense, bringing her a degree of control and context, and over all increasing her resilience as a person. She also describes how the experience of queer women of color informed several "correctives" to some of the one-demensional concerns of white feminists. [Image Credit: permanantculturenow.org] 12:59 minutes (11.89 MB)
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