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May Day topic: Let's talk about police unions!

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Wed, 04/29/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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KBOO listeners are invited to call in on this critical issue
Violent, too-often lethal and racist police behavior continues to be in the public spotlight with the recent outrage in Baltimore. Although public discussion of the role of police unions in protecting cops from both internal discipline and criminal prosecution has increased over the past year since the events in Ferguson, there is still relatively little movement among progressives and organized labor to seriously address this issue. 

"Why the Mountain": a struggle for autonomy, dignity and tradition on Mauna Kea in Hawaii

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Wed, 04/22/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Anne Keala Kelly from Hawaii on the re-occupation by protestors of their sacred mountain
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Native Hawaiian protestors have halted construction of a massive 18-story telescope on their sacred, life-giving Mauna Kea. While the protest is about stopping the continued desecration and damage to a mountain central to their culture, beliefs and traditions, it is also about an ongoing movement for independence and decolonization. Filmmaker Anne Keala Kelly has been documenting and involved in this struggle for many years. She joins host Paul Roland by phone to counter misleading and superficial news reporting of the issue on mainstream media and to give us the latest news from the front lines. 

 From her  her nohohewa website (below): 

WATER WARS: Local communities fight back against Nestle water bottling plants

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Wed, 04/15/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Guest Matthew Bristow, Canvas Director of BARK, local forest watchdog group
A six-year battle to keep Nestle out of Cascadia and the Columbia Gorge is heating up again as the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has agreed to trade its water rights at Oxbow Springs, which could pave the way for a Nestle bottled water plant in Cascade Locks, just west of Hood River. Concerned citizens in the Gorge, environmental groups, labor unions and others are renewing efforts to prevent that from happening. http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2015/04/odfw_agress_to_new_approach_fo.html

Wednesday Talk Radio on 04/08/15

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Wed, 04/08/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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News & commentary on local, national and international issues - we invite your calls at 503-231-8187

Catastrophism and climate change: the politics of (how to talk about) possible climate catastrophe

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Wed, 04/01/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Sorry, this isn't an April Fools' show!! (oh do we all wish that it was!)
Guest Robert Hunziker reports on the front lines of global climate change. He's back with host Paul Roland to talk about his latest article, "Apocalyptic Meltdown: The Nightmare is Underway," recently out on Counterpunch http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/03/30/apocalyptic-meltdown/.. They'll be talking about the latest sobering (frightening?

Wednesday Talk Radio on 03/25/15

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Wed, 03/25/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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News & commentary on local, national and international issues - we invite your calls at 503-231-8187

Monitoring oil trains in Oregon and Washington

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Wed, 03/18/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Guest Matt Landon with Vancouver Action Network

Host Paul Roland talks with Matt Landon of Vancounver Action Network on continuing efforts to halt the transport of dangerously flammable Bakken oil by train through the Pacific NW and to prevent the approval of the Tesoro-Savage oil export terminal on the Columbia River in Vancouver, WA, as well as the more recently proposed New Star Terminal.

Thinking about Fukushima on the fourth anniversary of the disaster

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Wed, 03/11/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Guest is Mimi German of No Nukes NW
Host Paul Roland talks with Mimi German of No Nukes NW about the continuing Fukushima disaster. She is organizing an event on Wednesday, March 11, "A Requiem for the Ocean-- Fukushima x4 And Beyond" noon at Pioneer Square in Portland. 
Facebook event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1531894337055321/

"Green Crony Capitialism: Oregon’s Governor and the Grifter(s)"

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Wed, 03/04/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Host Paul Roland talks with long-time Salem activist Michael Donnelly

Join in the conversation at 503-231-8187!

It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible.

— Frank Herbert

Occupation, Environmental Destruction, and the Boycott Divestment & Sanctions Movement

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Wed, 02/25/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Cecilie Surasky of Jewish Voice for Peace

Today's guest is Cecilie Surasky  of Jewish Voice for Peace), who spoke panelists at last night's event at Portland State University: "Occupation, Environmental Destruction, and the 

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Stephen Zunes on Foreign Policy

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Wed, 12/15/2010

Host Lisa Loving speaks with professor and analyst Stephen Zunes about his article, "Richard Holbrooke Represented the Worst of the Foreign Policy Establishment."

 

A previous version of the article is at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stephen-zunes/holbrooke-insensitive-cho_b_162186.html

    Zunes is professor of politics at the University of San Franciscoand senior policy analyst for Foreign Policy in Focus.

 

Talk Radio on 12/10/10

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Fri, 12/10/2010

Host Sue Supriano speaks with Paul Stanford, founder of the Hemp & Cannabis Foundation, about medical marijuana, hemp and cannibis.

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Everything you ever wanted to know about Mug Shots

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Wed, 12/08/2010

Hosted by Lisa Loving 

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!

The wit and wisdom of Rose Bent, one of the hottest up and coming hip hop groups in the Portland area

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Wed, 12/01/2010

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

 

An Oregon teenager is charged with terrorist conspiracy. But what really happened? And what are the biggest issues facing youth of color in Oregon? Who is taking the time to shape their lives? Our guests this week are the three women artists of Rose Bent, one of the hottest up and coming hip hop groups in the Portland area. Singers, songwriters, musicians, youth mentors -- tune in to Wednesday Talk Radio for the wit and wisdom of Rose Bent.

 

 

Jonathon Bartholomew on the OSPIRG's Annual Watchdog Report about Dangerous Toys.

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Wed, 11/24/2010

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

Despite continued toy recalls, toxic items remain on the shelves this holiday season for unsuspecting consumers to gift their young family and friends. What should you watch out for, and why is it still on the market? Lisa Loving hosts OSPIRG’s Jonathon Bartholomew on the Public Interest Research Group’s Annual watchdog report about dangerous toys.

Please DO Donate to the Sleeping Bag Drive!!!

See 211info for Emergency Warming Centers Information.  It's COLD out there!

 

This week’s Aaron Campbell vigil, upcoming public meetings on Police Accountability Reform

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Wed, 11/17/2010

Hosted by Lisa Loving

In the wake of the Police Bureau’s firing of Officer Ronald Frashour for the fatal shooting of Aaron Campbell, Lisa Loving’s guest on Wednesday morning Talk Radio is Dan Handelman of Portland Copwatch. Tune in for the latest news on this week’s Aaron Campbell vigil, upcoming public meetings on Police Accountability Reform and Mayor Sam Adams’ proposed new gun laws. Find out how you can get involved.

 

The Albina Ministerial Alliance also announced they plan to hold a prayer vigil for Aaron Campbell this  Wednesday at the Portland Police Bureau's Northeast Precinct at 449 N.E. Emerson. It is scheduled to start at 6 p.m.

 

 

John Feffer discusses "The lies of Islamophobia"

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Fri, 11/12/2010

Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with writer John Feffer, co-director of Foreign Policy in Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies and author of a new exploration of the next wave of Islamophobia in post-election Washington in the context of almost 1,000 years of such fears in the West. Read "The Lies of Islamophobia, The Three Unfinished Wars of the West Against the Rest" at http://www.tomdispatch.com/archive/175317/
Other writings by John Feffer can be found at his website www.johnfeffer.com

WHistleblower Jesselyn Radack Blows her Whistle

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Wed, 11/10/2010

 Hosted by Lisa Loving.

Today's guest is Whistleblower, Jesselyn Radack, from the Government Accountability Project, in to talk about Blowing Whistles on Corruption and Corporate Control of our Government.

 

Denis C. Theriault, News Editor of the Portland Mercury, on election results.

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Wed, 11/03/2010

 Host Lisa Loving speaks with Denis C. Theriault, News Editor of the Portland Mercury, about election results.

Kelsey Pine from Portland's Women's Crisis Line talks about this weekends Vigil for Victims of Domestic Violence

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Wed, 10/27/2010

 Is the economy fueling violence within families? Wednesday Talk Radio host Lisa Loving speaks with Kelsey Pine about the Portland Women’s Crisis Line vigil for victims of domestic violence to be held this Thursday at Holladay Park -- the second vigil the group has held in the past 14 months.

 A listener suggested the Portland Men's Resource Center as an alternate source of support.

 

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