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Wednesday Talk Radio on 11/14/12

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Wed, 11/14/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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One Year After Occupy: Catching Up with Justin Bridges

Justin Bridges has been in a wheelchair since the riot at the police action to shut down Occupy Portland. Today he joins us live in Studio Two with an update on his legal action against the city and his take on what's going on in the movement.
What have you been doing in the ear since Occupy? How did it change your life?
Give us a call 503-23-8187.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 10/24/12

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Wed, 10/24/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Ariel Gore's new book is "The People's Apocalypse"

Are there things you do to prepare for a disaster -- or even the end of the world?
We are live in the studio with Ariel Gore, with Jenny Forrester she has edited The People’s Apocalypse – their book launch is at Powell’s this Thursday, Oct. 25 @ 7:30pm, Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland

Do you have a survival secret? We want to hear from you. Call in 503-231-8187.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 10/17/12

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Wed, 10/17/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Greenwashing and other ethical issues in the corporate sector

Wednesday Talk Radio on 10/10/12

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Wed, 10/10/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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You are President Barack Obama's shrink. Discuss.

Presidential biography time. But this one has a twist: What if you were President Obama's shrink? Justin Frank, M.D., a practicing psychoanalyst and the author of the New York Times bestseller Bush on the Couch, lays it out on what's going on under the surface of the President of the United States.

What's your take on Barack Obama's deep psychological underpinnings? Call in 503-231-8187.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 10/03/12

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Wed, 10/03/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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How are food industry lobbyists spinning the dangers of bisphenol A?

Host Lisa Loving's guest is investigative reporter Elizabeth Grossman, talking about new research on chemical exposures in food, bisphenol A, cancer and other health effects. Her newest article for The Atlantic looks at how lobbyists are spinning the research.

Rachel's Friends is bringing Elizabeth Grossman to speak Thursday, Oct. 4, at Legacy Good Samaritan in NW Portland, at 7 p.m. Reach them at rachelsfriendsbcc@gmail.com.

Are you living with cancer linked to chemical exposure? Give us a call 503-231-8187.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 09/26/12

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Wed, 09/26/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Elections Special: Oregon Cannabis Tax Act, Measure 80

An unprecedented list of mainstream leaders have now endorsed the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act: former Secretary of State Bill Bradbury, Rep. Peter Buckley, the Oregon House Ways and Means co-chair; Portland City Commissioner Randy Leonard. Even the Northwest Regional NAACP Conference representing Alaska-Oregon and Washington State. Are you for it or against it? Lisa Loving's guest is Amanda Rain with the Measure 80 campaign.

Election Day is Nov. 6 and what is your take? 503-231-8187

Wednesday Talk Radio on 09/19/12

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Wed, 09/19/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The federal government demands changes in the Portland Police Bureau's standards and practices

 Host Lisa Loving and community activist JoAnn Hardesty take a look at the US Department of Justice report on the Portland Police Bureau.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 09/12/12

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Wed, 09/12/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Performance art circus about the economic crash

Is it possible to depict the banking crisis in a circus show?

Our guests are Keith Hennessy of Circo Zero and friends, whose physical theater show about the economy is at the PICA TBA performance festival this weekend; and arts producer Sean Ongley.

Photos: Robbie Sweeney

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Are we living in a corporatist-fascist society? If so, what then?

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Wed, 06/25/2014
Norman Pollack is the author of “The Populist Response to Industrial America” (Harvard) and “The Just Polity” (Illinois), Guggenheim Fellow, and professor of history emeritus, Michigan State University.  His interests are social theory and the structural analysis of capitalism and fascism. He is a frequent contributor to the Counterpunch website. Some of his articles on U.S. fascism include:

http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/06/20/reflections-on-fascism/

http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/10/12/america-on-the-cusp-of-fascism/

http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/06/03/techno-fascism-nsa-and-the-obama-administration/

http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/02/20/liberal-fascism-in-america/

http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/05/08/the-new-mccarthyism/

http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/06/25/edward-j-snowden-and-the-exposure-of-voyeuristic-fascism/

 

"Infill" and Gentrification

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Wed, 06/11/2014
There's increasing discussion and controversy over urban "infill" in Portland: the construction of usually block-like apartment complexes in residential neighborhoods, sometimes replacing existing houses, which are torn down. This often displaces existing renters, increases neighborhood parking problems, and doesn't necessarily solve Portland's housing problems (certainly not for houseless people...). 
The local press has been increasingly looking at this issue:

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2014/03/neighbors_balk_as_infill_sprea.html
http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2014/02/se_portland_neighborhood_fears.html
http://portlandtribune.com/pt/9-news/222034-82068-new-infill-rule-riles-up-neighbors

Here's a comprehensive planning report on the subject:
http://www.montgomeryplanning.org/events/rethink2011/documents/MakeoverMontgomeryConference_3A_PortlandInfill_cunningham.pdf

For more information on Portland Collective Housing:
http://portlandcollectivehousing.org/
Other alternatives to profit-oriented housing and land ownership:
http://community-wealth.org/content/portland-community-land-trust
http://www.proudground.org/

Al Jazeera article on "Hipster Economics" mentioned on program:
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2014/05/peril-hipster-economics-2014527105521158885.html
An earlier article on same subject:
http://jezebel.com/5991570/so-hipsters-arent-the-economic-boon-some-urbanists-thought-theyd-be
  • Length: 56:23 minutes (77.43 MB)
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Host Paul Roland with guest Jacqueline Keeler on racist stereotypes, sports mascots and more

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Wed, 05/21/2014
Native Americans have been calling for the end to the use of racist stereotypes and sports mascots for decades, with some slow and steady progress. Many schools have retired their Native mascots, and laws (as in Oregon) have been passed banning them. Yet powerful franchises like the Washington Redskins, Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Indians have firmly resisted any change or recognition that anything is wrong with their team names and mascots.
When Eradicating Offensive Sports Mascotry kicked off their social media campaign against Nike's use of the Cleveland Indians' offensive "Chief Wahoo" image a few weeks ago, they had no idea it would snowball into a growing public conversation about the harmful impact these caricatured and stereotyped images have, not just on Native Americans, but on public consciousness and in enabling largely unconscious racist attitudes. Using new media like Facebook and Twitter to amplify their voices and impact, Keeler and many others have created new space for calling attention to offensive and racist stereotyping and behavior.

Links and contact info from today's show:
 

Eradicating Offensive Sports Mascotry on Facebook and Twitter:

https://www.facebook.com/mascotry

https://twitter.com/EONMassoc

National Congress of American Indians:

http://www.ncai.org/policy-issues/community-and-culture/anti-defamation-mascots

Jacqueline Keeler's article for Salon.com:

http://www.salon.com/2014/04/13/my_life_as_a_cleveland_indian_the_enduring_disgrace_of_racist_sports_mascots/

  • Length: 55:17 minutes (50.62 MB)
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Jackson County GMO-Ban Initiative

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Wed, 05/14/2014
A measure on the ballot in southwest Oregon's Jackson County seeks to ban the cultivation and propagation of genetically modified crops in the county. KBOO's Sam Bouman speaks with Elise Higley of Our Family Farms Coalition, which is leading the initiative, for more information on the measure, the agricultural situation in Jackson County, and how residents are reacting to the vast amounts of money being poured into opposing this local measure by Monsanto and other big agribusinesses.
  • Length: 36:28 minutes (16.69 MB)
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May Day! May Day! Host: Paul Roland

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Wed, 04/30/2014
May Day's ancient origin as a celebration of the earth's fecundity and the beginning of summer and its modern incarnation as an international worker's day may not seem to have much in common. But they are linked by the rise of industrial capitalism, which has on the one hand uprooted  masses of people from the land and its cycles and sustenance, and on the other forced most people to depend on an alienating system of wages, rents, interest and profits that benefits a relative few. Movements throughout history, from the Diggers in England to the early socialist comunes to the 60's counterculture to the radical environmental movement have in various degrees combined a return to direct connection to the land with a resistance to the alien system of Capital.
We'll talk about this and the origins of the worker's May Day, as well as the Portland May Day event. Call and join us at 503-231-8187.
  • Length: 53:31 minutes (49 MB)
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Cascadia Rising Bioregional Confluence follow-up and regional reports, hosted by Paul Roland

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Wed, 04/23/2014
An enthusiastic and well-attended "Bioregional Confluence" in Portland this past Sunday brought together people from around Cascadia to meet and attend panels on a wide range of subjects. At lunch, the assembly brought back to life, after many years without a Bioregional gathering in this region, the tradition of regional or "watershed" reportbacks. Some of those attending will call in with the issues they are working on in their areas. Listeners who attended or who have issues of their own they are working on are encouraged to call in at 503-231-8032. We hope to make this at least a semi-regular feature of KBOO Public Affairs programming.

For more information, go to: http://www.cascadiaconfluence.org

Guests on today's show: 
In studio--Trip Jennings, Portland Rising Tide (www.portlandrisingtide.org). Talked about upcoming Global Climate Convergence event in Portland, Monday April 28 at Terry Schrunk Park at SW 4th and Madison at noon.

On phone--Kayla Godowa Tufti (Warm Springs/Klamath) from Eugene (godowatufti27@gmail.com), talked about agreement signed regarding the takedown of four dams on the upper Klamath River, which would limit the Klamath Tribe's treaty rights if approved by Congress.

Janine Offutt from Oregon City, on the proposed development at the ex-Blue Heron Paper Company factory site at the Willamette Falls.  She recommends going to the City of Oregon City website (Planning Dept. and City Commissioners) for more information and to make comments on the project, http://www.orcity.org/
  • Length: 55:30 minutes (76.21 MB)
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Cascadia Rising: A Bioregional Confluence, hosted by Paul Roland

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Wed, 04/16/2014
Guests Judy Goldhaft and Emmalyn Garrett (aka Lumen) are on hand to talk about thefFirst annual Cascadia Rising: A Bioregional Confluence - "A gathering dedicated to promoting bioregional awareness, Indigenous solidarity, alternative and horizontal governance tools, and community resilience in the Pacific Northwest." The event was held at Portland State University on April 20, 2014.
Goldhaft is a dancer and long-time bioregional visionary. She was a member of both the San Francisco Mime Troupe and the Diggers, two groups which played significant roles in the flowering of the.counterculture in the Bay Area and beyond in the mid-to-late 1960's. She was also involved in the early bioregional movement and with long-time partner Peter Berg (who died in 2011) co-founded the Planet Drum Foundation, which has served as a center for bioregional awareness and education since 1973. http://www.planetdrum.org/
Emmalyn is from southern Cascadia and is a co-organizer of the Confluence, and has been involved with Cascadia Now! and environmental activism in the region. http://cascadianow.org/
 
Most of the panels from the Confluence are available in the KBOO archives. See http://cascadiaconfluence.org/ for a complete schedule. 

Also, this is audio from the "Cascadia Against Empire: Bioregional Organizing from a Decolonizing Perspective" panel at this year's Public Interest Environmental Law Conference:
http://kboo.fm/content/cascadiaagainstempire
  • Length: 52:29 minutes (72.08 MB)
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Reform or Revolution? continued

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Wed, 04/02/2014
Once a hot topic of passionate discussion, the question "Reform or Revolution?" seems to have lost its relevance and punch. Sounds kinda quaint and archaic. Does "Revolution" mean anything in the age of Portlandia? Can we imagine anything outside the box of constituted legal institutions? Can we yet shake ourselves from our mental conditionintg and feelings of powerlessness and detachment in the face of accelerating Disaster? Can we find common ground despite the hyper-individualization we've been socialized into? My God, doesn't anyone care??? Sorry, got carried away. Well, tune in and if you've got something to say, call in. 503-231-8187.
  • Length: 54:07 minutes (74.32 MB)
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Reform or Revolution?

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Wed, 03/19/2014
Paul Roland and Tomas Bernal of Portland IWW tackle the ever-relevant but not often publicly discussed question of  "Reform or Revolution?" Want to join the fray? Call 503-231-8187!
 
 
 
  • Length: 55:20 minutes (76 MB)
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Inside the movement to curb climate change: a critique of No KXL organizing

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Wed, 03/05/2014
Paul Roland talks with  Ron Seifert of the Tar Sands Blockade in Texas. They discuss criticisms of the No KXL movement and different approaches to confronting fossil fuel expansion and the climate crisis.  They are also joined by Gregory Vickery of The Wrong Kind of Green.

Links related to the topic discussed:

www.tarsandsblockade.org (also on facebook)
www.wrongkindofgreen.org (also on facebook)
www.gregoryvickrey.com
www.counterpunch.org
www.earthfirstnewswire.org (("An Open Letter to the NO KXL Movement")
Articles by Cory Morningstar:
"Keystone XL: The Art of NGO Discourse" Counterpunch, April 12-14, 2013
"The Corporate Money Behind McKibben's Divestment Tour" Counterpunch May 17-19, 2013
"Manufacturing Discourse" Counterpunch June 04, 2013
 Cory Morningstar is an independent investigative journalist, writer and environmental activist, focusing on global ecological collapse and political analysis of the non-profit industrial complex. She resides in Canada. Her recent writings can be found on Wrong Kind of Green, The Art of Annihilation, Political Context, Counterpunch,Canadians for Action on Climate Change and Countercurrents. Her writing has also been published by Bolivia Rising and Cambio, the official newspaper of the Plurinational State of Bolivia.
 
 
  • Length: 55:27 minutes (76.14 MB)
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