Wednesday Talk Radio

Episode Archive

Deep History & American Empire: Reflections on the Bundys, Manifest Destiny & left-right politics

Air date: 
Wed, 02/03/2016 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Guest Anthony Hall, Prof. at Lethbridge Univ., author of "The American Empire & the Fourth World"
The occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Eastern Oregon has brought widespread attention to long-simmering (and occasionally boiling-over) conflicts over federally-owned and managed public lands in the West. Competing ideologies (states' rights vs. federal control; private property rights vs. public land management; "free market" access vs. environmental regulation etc.) echo debates and conflicts that go back to the founding of the United States. 

Report-back from the siege of Malheur, with Arun Gupta

Air date: 
Wed, 01/27/2016 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Host Paul Roland and freelance reporter Gupta just got back from a week in Harney County
Special inside look at what's happening in Burns, Oregon. Roland and Gupta just spent a week in Burns, interviewing people in the community, visiting the occupation at the Malheur Wildlife refuge, hanging out in local bars, and generally getting a feel for how the "Bundy gang's" declaration of war on the federal government is playing out and affecting the local community.

Gupta has been covering the situation for "The Raw Story," a news website. See his reporting here: http://www.rawstory.com/2016/01/bundys-escalating-showdown-with-feds-as-support-dwindles-and-lone-wolves-come-looking-for-trouble/

As Bundy gang heightens tensions in Burns community: What's at stake in the Malheur takeover?

Air date: 
Wed, 01/20/2016 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Guests Linda Neale (from Harney Co. homesteader family) and Bob Sallinger of Portland Audobon

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The Necessity of Disobedience, with guest Tim DeChristopher

Air date: 
Wed, 01/13/2016 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Climate Change on Trial in Seattle
While a group of armed antigovernment militants casually tears down fences and accesses personal and official files in their second week of occupying the Malheur Wildlife Refuge offices in Eastern Oregon, another group of protestors in Seattle goes on trial for blocking a mile-long oil train in September, 2014.

Incident at Malheur: An Indigenous perspective on "militia" occupation in Eastern Oregon

Air date: 
Wed, 01/06/2016 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Guest Jacqueline Keeler looks at settler myths and historical realities

As national and global media turn their attention to the small town of Burns in central-eastern Oregon, we here at KBOO are doing our best to keep up with events. By now you probably know the basic story: a small group of disgruntled Westerners, apparently mostly from Nevada and Arizona, split off from a larger march on Saturday and took over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge facility outsid of Burns. Ostensibly in support of two local ranchers, Dwight and Steven Hammond, who were convicted on arson charges, but had five-year minimum sentences imposed under the draconian Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996, the occupiers are linked to various  "militia"/property rights/possibly white supremacist groups.

BP Gulf spill, Fukushima, Aliso Canyon (LA) gas leak: inevitable disaster, predictable response...

Air date: 
Wed, 12/30/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Guest Matt Pakucko on the massive gas gusher near his Porter Ranch community
Since  October 23, an aging gas well that ruptured has been spewing enormous amounts of methane into the air at the northern end of the San Fernando Valley outside of Los Angeles. Like the 2010 BP oil "spill" and the 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant meltdowns, this is an unprecedented, out-of-control situation involving energy extraction or production facilities. And, like those other two recent industrial disasters, the corporate and government response has been slow, deceptive and pathetically inadequate to the scale of the problem.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 12/23/15

Air date: 
Wed, 12/23/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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News & commentary on local, national and international issues - we invite your calls at 503-231-8187

Challenging the Militarization of Climate Change, with guest Nick Buxton

Air date: 
Wed, 12/16/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Co-editor of new book on "How the Military and Corporations are Shaping a Climate-changed World"
The military is at the heart of the fossil fuel economy, yet military emissions were specifically excluded from the Kyoto Protocol in 1997 at the behest of the U.S. government. Though it's possible they may no longer be specifically excluded in the wake of the recent Paris agreement, individual countries' current reporting of emissions and planned actions to combat climate change ("Intended Nationally Determined Contributions") have so far failed to include military emissions.

Reckoning with Reality: there's no way out!

Air date: 
Wed, 12/09/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Conversation with Robert Hunziker, social-ecological-economic writer/researcher
This week's (returning) guest is Robert Hunziker, who writes on climate change, Fukushima, political economy and other timely subjects for Counterpunch and other places. He lives in Los Angeles and can be reached at roberthunziker@icloud.com

 

In the Spirit of Insurrection: Experiences on the front lines of struggle

Air date: 
Wed, 12/02/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Host Paul Roland reflects on his own activism and political perspective
Wednesday Talk Radio host Paul Roland has had a long history of involvement in ecological, Indigenous and land defense campaigns and movements. From the Earth First! and the Pacific NW forest protection battles of the 1980's and '90's to the struggle against an invasive high-speed train project in an Italian alpine valley, and back stateside in Appalachia and again in Oregon, he's both participated and reported on a wide variety of issues. 

For this Membership Drive, he's decided to talk about his own story. Listeners are invited to call in and interview him for a change, at 503-231-8187

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Jon Bartholomew from OSPIRG talks about Unfair Banking Practices

program date: 
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 MoveYourMoney.info for related info on dealing with banks.

Keywords to use when dealing with Abusive Banks:

I'm filing a Better Business Bureau Report
I'm filing a complaint with our State Attorney General
Would you like some Litigation with your Obsitinacy, Sir?
Close my Account NOW, please.

 

 

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.

notabortower.com

http://www.radiationrescue.org/

www.thepeoplesinitiative.org

www.powerwatch.org.uk

www.magdahavas.com

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

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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

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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

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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:   http://www.lakeoswegoreview.com/news/story.php?story_id=128095997420518700 

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

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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)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 11kHz 64Kbps (CBR)

 

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