Wednesday Talk Radio

Episode Archive

Exorcise Monsanto with Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir

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Wed, 10/07/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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In town for an exorcism at Waterfront Park, Wednesday 12:30 p.m.
Listen to the glorious birdsong of The Stop Shopping Choir. Join the citizen weed pulling brigade. Exorcise the devil Monsanto from Portland's public parks. Invite your friends to hear our sultry-singing-activists.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 09/30/15

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Wed, 09/30/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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News & commentary on local, national and international issues - we invite your calls at 503-231-8187

Taking on a corporate behemoth

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Wed, 09/23/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Columbia Gorge residents file ballot initiative to stop Nestle bottling plant
Guest Aurora Del Val of Local Water Alliance announces new ballot measure, which will be launched Wednesday, September 23 in Hood River.

Nestle is one of the biggest food and beverage companies in the world, and the largest bottled water company in North America. They have aggressively expanded across the continent, making enemies in every community they've set up operations. For that and a host of other reasons, they are one of the most hated corporations in the world.

Community Civil Disobedience in the Name of Sustainability

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Wed, 09/16/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Guest Thomas Linzey on his new publication

Guest Thomas Linzey talks with host Paul Roland about his new primer on the Community Rights Movement in the face of global catastrophe.

From publisher PM Press' website:

Humanity stands at the brink of global environmental and economic collapse. We have pinned our future to an economic system that centralizes power in fewer and fewer hands, and whose benefits increasingly flow to smaller and smaller numbers of people. Our system of government is similarly medieval—relying on a 1780s constitutional form of government written to guarantee the exploitation of the natural environment and elevate “the endless production of more” over the rights of people, nature, and their communities.

Daydream Sunset: The 60's Counterculture in the 70's

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Wed, 09/09/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Interview with author Ron Jacobs

“The ‘Sixties’ is mostly myth and symbol now, a commodity sold in the marketplace as both cautionary tale and unattainable romance, but Ron Jacobs isn’t buying it.

Contrasting visions for Cascade Locks and the Mid-Columbia Gorge

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Wed, 09/02/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A live debate on the proposed Nestle water bottling plant
In this live, on-air debate between the City Administrator of Cascade Locks, which has pushed for the Nestle faciltiy, and two members of the Local Water Alliance, which is opposed to it, we will explore the environmental and economic issues involved. What would a Nestles plant bring to the local economy? What other kinds of economic activity could it impede from being developed, or which might flourish if given the kind of attention that the bottling plant is getting?

Journalist Robert Hunziker on the politics of climate change

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Wed, 08/26/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The children, the Pope and a Totem Pole Journey versus Ted Cruz and the Koch Brothers
Host Paul Roland speaks again with cutting-edge climate journalist Robert Hunziker from Los Angeles. They will discuss the Children's Trust lawsuit and critical information that has come to light in the discovery process; Pope Francis' upcoming address to the U.S. Congress; the Totem Pole Journey en route to the Northern Cheyenne in Montana and the crucial role of indigenous people in the climate struggle; and Ted Cruz as a pivotal figure, with his Koch Brothers connections, holding the line against the rising movement to curtail climate disaster.


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Wed, 08/19/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Keep Nestle out of the Gorge!

Cascade Locks resident and Native activist Anna Mae Leonard is on a five-day fast at Cascade Locks City Hall, asking the City Council to withdraw its joint request for a water rights swap allowing the Swiss-based multinational Nestle Corporation to build a water-bottling plant there.  She joins host Paul Roland on the phone from Cascade Locks, along with Julia Degraw of Food and Water Watch in the KBOO studio. 

Personal and social resiliency in the face of an uncertain future

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Wed, 08/12/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Guest John Daggett
Host Paul Roland speaks with guest John Daggett about the theory and practice of Resiliency. In the face of climate chaos and economic breakdown, we need to become more resilient, both personally and socially. Daggett draws upon a long career in teaching, school administration and active participation in community and school resilience projects.  

Building on the seminal work on resilient chldren of Emmy Werner and Ruth Smith (Vulnerable but Invincilbe, Overcoming the Odds) and of Nan Henderson and Mile Milstein (Resiliency in the Schools), Daggett has both taught resiliency and assisted in the founding of BARC (Building a Resilient Community) in Ashland, OR. 

Wednesday Talk Radio on 08/05/15

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Wed, 08/05/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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News & commentary on local, national and international issues - we invite your calls at 503-231-8187


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
Other writings by John Feffer can be found at his website

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.

Mickey Huff, co-author of Project Censored’s “Censored 2011: The Top Censored Stories of 2009-2010.″

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Wed, 10/20/2010

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.

"Censored 2011" features a full Truth Emergency section this year to address State Crimes Against Democracy as well as analysis of the corporate media spin that led to the Iraq War and continues to hide US allied atrocities in the Middle East. Also new this year is the Project Censored International section of the book, reviewing global trends in media control and censorship. Former director Peter Phillips and new director Mickey Huff describe the new directions of the Project and research methodology plus an update from Dave Mathison on Being the Media, London’s Index on Censorship.

David Barsamian discusses Current Events

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Wed, 10/13/2010

 Host Lisa Loving speaks with David Barsamian about the Media, U.S. Foreign Policy and the Obama Administration


Jon Bartholomew from OSPIRG talks about Unfair Banking Practices

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Wed, 09/29/2010

Hosted by Lisa Loving

Have you ever been hit with overdraft fees from your bank – even though you carefully calculated your spending? What if you knew the bank was deliberately processing your checks and deposits to maximize its chances to charge you cash penalties for overdrafts? Join host Lisa Loving and her guest Jon Bartholomew from OSPIRG Wednesday morning at 8 to talk about the recent court ruling against Wells Fargo Bank, and how we consumers are still struggling to get the bank to play fair with our money.

Callers recommended visiting for related info on dealing with banks.

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Wireless Radiation Rescue

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Fri, 09/24/2010

Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Kerry Crofton, author of Wireless Radiation Rescue – safeguarding your family from the risks of electro-pollution, and David Morrison, a local advocate for public awareness of biological effects of wireless technology and non-ionizing radiation. David Morrison is leading a campaign to prevent the installation of a 90 foot cell tower near Mt Tabor Middle School.

Kerry Crofton, PhD, of Victoria, BC, is a health educator and the director of WellBeing International. She has a doctorate in health psychology, and her thirty years of professional work includes a clinical practice, directing a biofeedback clinic, and developing and delivering wellness programs for air traffic controllers, commercial and fighter pilots, nurses, and others in high-stress occupations.

Lisa Dobson and The Moral Underground: How Ordinary People Subvert an Unfair Economy

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Wed, 09/22/2010

Host Lisa Loving speaks with Lisa Dodson, a public sociologist at Boston College whose research interests include poverty, public policy, and low-income work and family life. She also specializes in collaborative research methods, conducting inquiry that includes the thinking of people “under study.” She has developed an area of specialty -- Poverty, Families, and Social Policy – focusing on the spreading effects of economic stratification. Her new book The Moral Underground: How Ordinary People Subvert an Unfair Economy is based on eight years of research about hidden resistance to an economy that harms millions of working families.



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