Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/14/11

Air date: 
Fri, 10/14/2011 - 7:00am - 8:00pm
Short Description: 
News and Public Affairs Day

This Friday on KBOO, it’s News and Public Affairs Day, a full day special which will include a live broadcast from the Occupy Portland encampment, analysis of the movement to hold the richest one percent accountable, and a look at what we can learn from police infiltration and crackdowns on past movements.

Tune in Friday morning beginning at 7 am with Democracy Now, with a live broadcast from Occupy Portland beginning at 10 am.

In the afternoon, we’ll examine the case of earth liberation front prisoner Daniel McGowan with never-before heard footage on the FBI’s targeting of environmental activists. We’ll also look at the use of FBI infiltrators/provocateurs at the 2008 Republican Convention.

 7 AM–8 AM Democracy Now
 8 AM–9 AM Positively Revolting Talk Radio

David Cobb is National Projects Director of Democracy Unlimited. He is a lawyer, political activist, and engaged citizen.

He has sued corporate polluters, lobbied elected officials,  run for political office himself, and has been arrested for non-violent civil disobedience.  He truly believes we must use ALL the tools in the toolbox to effect the systemic social change we so desperately need.

We'll discuss how the tool of anarchy fits into the Occupation Movement and how the corporate press does not.

 9 AM–10 AM Voices of the Middle East - Goudarz speaks with Rami Khouri, a Palestinian-Jordanian and US citizen. He is the Director of the Issam Fares Institute of Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut as well as editor-at-large of the Beirut-based Daily Star newspaper. He is an internationally syndicated political columnist and author. Also independent journalist Pepe Escobar will talk about his new article "The occupy Iran Fast and Furious plot."
10 AM–1 PM LIVE broadcast from Occupy Portland encampment
 1 PM–2:30 PM Frances Moore Lappe speaks on "EcoMind: Changing the Way We Think, to Create the World We Want." Environmentalist and best-selling author Frances Moore Lappé is interviewed by Michelle Schroeder Fletcher about her new book "Ecomind: Changing the Way We Think, to Create the World We Want." Lappé, author of the best-selling "Diet for a Small Planet", and co-founder of the Small Planet Institute deconstructs seven common "thought traps" about our ecological and social crises and offers a new mental framework - an "eco-mind" - brought to life in seven "thought leaps." In "EcoMind" she aims to dissolve feelings of powerlessness and stimulate imagination and ingenuity.
 2:30 PM–4 PM Learning from our past: Police infiltration and crackdowns on popular movements
 4 PM–5 PM Democracy Now
 5 PM–6 PM KBOO Evening News
 6 PM–7 PM Bread and Roses - The Making of the Rose City Rollers' Trans-friendly Policy. Please join Bread and Roses hosts Nico and Ashly for the Membership Drive Special - "The Making of the Rose City Rollers' Trans-friendly Policy". We will speak with the president of the Rose City Rollers "Intensive Scare" and the author of the policy, an anonymous skater and mother of a trans-son.  They will talk about the new national policy to allow all female-identified folks into Women's Flat Track, and what led the Rose City Rollers to adopt an even more inclusive policy.  We'll listen to some clips from a past show exploring Roller Derby and it's roots in feminism, and hear from some of our favorite skaters on the track!
 7 PM–8 PM Occupy Wall St. reports from around the country


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