Wednesday Talk Radio

Episode Archive

Forests and climate; upcoming West Coast mayors' meeting; more on Paris Climate Talks

Air date: 
Wed, 11/25/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Guests John Talberth and Daphne Wysham of Center for Sustainable Economy
John Talberth, founder and President of the Center for Sustainable Economy, recently wrote an article for Counterpunch on the timber industry's massive contribution to global warming and how they shield it from public scrutiny.

Ideology and illusion in the face of climate catastrophe

Air date: 
Wed, 11/18/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Social Ecological Economist Clive Spash on the upcoming Paris Climate Talks

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Guest Clive Spash is an economist who writes, researches and teaches on public politcy with an emphasis on economic and environmental interactions.He is currently Chair of Public Policy and Governance in the 
Department of Socio-Economics at Vienna University of Economics and Business in Austria. His main interests are interdisciplinary research on human behavior, environmental valuses and the transformation of the world political economy to a more socially and environmentally just system.

The false "victory" of the KXL pipeline and other green illusions

Air date: 
Wed, 11/11/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Guest Cory Morningstar, activist and writer (Wrong Kind of Green blog)
“It is time to stop celebrating the individual battles when we are losing the war by any unbiased opinion. And for those who are concerned with the truth, it is time to start talking about winning the war and not be satisfied with useless, facile individual battles and their interpretative victories.”
                                                                  --Forrest Palmer, "Keystone XL: The Specter of Truth," on "Wrong Kind of Green" blog

Guest Harsha Walia on "Imperialism, Climate Crisis and Struggle"

Air date: 
Wed, 11/04/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Vancouver, B.C. activist and writer will be speaking in Portland this Sunday
Today's guest, Harsha Walia, from the occupied Coastal Salish Territory of Vancouver, B.C, will be on a speaking tour of the west coast, including a stop in Portland Sunday, November 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the First Unitarian Church Eliot Chapel, 1011 SW 12th Ave.  Walia is a social justice activist and writer. Her recent book is "Undoing Border Imperialism."

From the Facebook Event Page for her talk in Portland with Luz Rivera on "Imperialism, Climate Crisis and Struggle":

Wednesday Talk Radio on 10/28/15

Air date: 
Wed, 10/28/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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News & commentary on local, national and international issues - we invite your calls at 503-231-8187

Fighting for cultural dignity and historical truth in the face of stubborn bigotry and ignorance

Air date: 
Wed, 10/21/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Guest Jacqueline Keeler on cultural appropriation in Halloween costumes, sports, academia and more

Today's guest, Jacqueline Keeler, is a writer and activist of Dineh and Yankton Dakota heritage. She has written extensively on the racist appropriation of Native culture in costumes and sports mascotry, among many other topics. Through her writings and social media, she has helped re-ignite a national debate on cultural appropriation. Her alma mater, Dartmouth, has recently been embroiled in controversies surrounding a woman picked to head the Native American Studies department, who it turns out has no Native ancestry, and a vicious "prank" by conservative students ridiculing Indigenous Peoples' Day with a fake line of products with a Native caricature logo. Join us for a wide-ranging and informative discussion.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 10/14/15

Air date: 
Wed, 10/14/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
News & commentary on local, national and international issues - we invite your calls at 503-231-8187

Exorcise Monsanto with Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir

Air date: 
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

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

Taking on a corporate behemoth

Air date: 
Wed, 09/23/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
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.


Wireless Radiation Rescue

program date: 
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

program date: 
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.


Transforming Awareness - Robert Thurman, scholar, author, and 1st American Tibetan Buddhist Monk

program date: 
Fri, 09/10/2010

Natalie Butto hosts a special live Talk radio program featuring preeminent scholar and leader Robert Thurman. Thurman is a Columbia University Professor, prolific author, a former Tibetan Buddhist monk, co-founder of the Tibet House (along with Richard Gere), and formerly on Time Magazine's list of Most Influential Americans. Thurman and fellow humanitarian spiritual leader Michael Bernard Beckwith will be in Portland on Friday evening for a unique "Transforming Awareness" conversation about how people can effect positive prosperity in their lives and in the world.

Also on the program is Heather Jones, author liaison from Beyond Words Publishing (event co-sponsor), who shares insights about Thurman, "The Secret", and her own path.

War correspondent Aaron Glantz on the war in Iraq

program date: 
Wed, 09/08/2010

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

President Obama says he’s bringing the troops home from Iraq – but do you think the war is really over?  War correspondent Aaron Glantz, host Lisa Loving and listeners discuss his new book "The War Comes Home: Washington's Battle Against America's Veterans."

Public Transt and Civil Rights with Rev. Joseph Santos-Lyons, of OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon

program date: 
Wed, 09/01/2010

 Public Transt and Civil Rights with Rev. Joseph Santos-Lyons, of OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon

Do you rely on public transit? What will the newly announced rate increases mean to you? Join host Lisa Loving on Wednesday Morning Talk Radio with guest the Rev. Joseph Santos-Lyons, Co-Director of OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon. OPAL is organizing a protest Wednesday afternoon against the rate increases. Public transit and Civil rights

WHO: Bus Riders Unite!  A project of OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon.
WHAT: Rally for the Bus
WHEN: Wednesday September 1st, 4:00-6:00 PM
WHERE: Portland City Hall 1221 SW 4th Ave (between Jefferson & Madison)
WHY: Bus Riders call upon TriMet Directors to develop a plan to restore bus service and find alternatives to fare increases.  For affordable, reliable bus service and a public transportation that meets our economic, environmental, livability and health goals.

Cascadia-2-Detroit: U.S. Social Forum Report Back

program date: 
Fri, 08/27/2010
Host Trillium Shannon speaks with participants in this Saturday's event called "Cascadia-2-Detroit: U.S. Social Forum Report Back. They'll talk about what happened at the Forum and what the relevence of the Forum is here in Portland.
Saturday evening (Aug 28, 7-10pm) a multi-media, interactive reportback on the US Social Forum at Sisters Of The Road (133 NW 6th Ave) featuring live performances by Mic Crenshaw and Danny Kelly.  Food and drink provided.  FREE.

Bi-Lingual Peace Tour - American Friends Service Committee & Portland Central American Solidarity Community

program date: 
Wed, 08/25/2010

Hosted by Lisa Loving 

The peace movement is joining with cross-cultural organizers on a bi-lingual Peace Tour to examine the daily struggles of communities of color in our own city. Join host Lisa Loving and guests Megan Hise  from the Portland Central American Solidarity Committee and and Mireya Medina from The American Friends Service Committee, to look at how war hits us at home.

Join us for the Peace Tour's Kick-Off Concert:

Drop Beats, Not Bombs!!!  August 26th @ Rotture, 315 SE 3rd AVE Portland OR.   9pm

-or Support or Join the Tour with whatever Peace Resources you have to offer.



Bombs or Books? Zaher Wahab on the challenges to education in Afghanistan

program date: 
Fri, 08/13/2010
Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Zaher Wahab, who just returned from five months in his native Afghanistan teaching other college professors at the country’s only graduate program in education.
Zaher Wahab was born and schooled in Afghanistan, received a B.A. in sociology from the American University of Beirut, an M.A. in comparative education from Teachers College, Columbia University and an M.A. in anthropology and a Ph.D. in international development education from Stanford University. Since joining the faculty at Lewis & Clark College, Professor Wahab has designed and taught about forty different graduate and undergraduate courses ranging from educational anthropology to international political economy. He currently teaches Foundations of Education, Race-Culture-Power, Paulo Freire, and the Middle East in Global Perspective. Dr. Wahab has planned and led college-sponsored overseas studies programs to Portugal, South Korea, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, India and China. He has served as a Fulbright Scholar in Egypt, Turkmenistan and twice in Kazakhstan. Dr. Wahab serves as a senior advisor to the Minister of Higher Education in Afghanistan, and has been spending about five months annually in that country since 2002. He has written and presented numerous papers at regional, national and international forums on comparative and international education, as well as area studies. He is a frequent speaker in Oregon educational, civic and media organizations. Professor Wahab has been "professor of the year" and profiled in theStanford Magazine, Academe, Lonely Planet and The Oregonian several times for his achievements and for his services in the U.S. and Afghanistan. Wahab's full CV, and any further information is available upon request.
To read a recent article on Zaher Wahab in The Lake Oswego Review, go to: 

Charles McGee II and Amanda Lawrence from Josiah Hill Clinic on Lead in your Blood

program date: 
Wed, 08/11/2010

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

Charles McGee II and Amanda Lawrence from the Josiah Hill Clinic join us in the KBOO Studio to talk about the importance of being tested for lead levels in the blood, even for adults.  Most of the emphasis around lead has centered around lead exposure to children because their growing metabolisms are more easily damaged.  However, the effects of lead poisoning on adults is no less serious.

The Josiah Hill Clinic provides free blood-lead testing for children and certain adults.  If you are an adult with a high risk of lead poisoning, you can be tested for free at the clinic.  Call (503) 802-7389 for details.

Callers offered the following tid-bits:

The Portland Development Council will give you a FREE Lead Testing Kit from their Lead Hazard Control Program.

The Metro Sustainable Living Program has information on Green Cleaners

Starting at about 45:00 minutes into the show, a listener from New York lists off a number of Green products that pass muster with her Homeopathic partner.

And, of course, we would not have a problem with lead at all if there was no PROFIT in using it.  To create a society that is not driven to destruction by the insatiable lust for PROFIT, consider contacting the Freedom Socialist Party for possible solutions.


  • Title: Talk Radio 20100811
  • Length: 53:41 minutes (24.58 MB)
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People of Purpose and Associates are doing POSITIVE Work in our community!!!

program date: 
Wed, 08/04/2010

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

Today's guests are Larry Collins, Michael Harper, and Furlton Burns from POPA, People of Purpose and Associates.  Our topic is mentoring and supporting those with the greatest burdens stacked against them.

This is a very positive organization, providing invaluable resources for families, youth, and re-entry programs for the recently incarcerated.  Find out what they're doing in and around YOUR community to make Portland a Better Place to Live.

Callers offered the following additional resources during the course of the show:

Minority Information Outreach

My Voice Somali Organization

Playworks, Portland

Z-Man Scholarship Foundation

Reach and Empower All People - REAP



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