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Community Civil Disobedience in the Name of Sustainability

Air date: 
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

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

Air date: 
Wed, 09/02/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
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

Air date: 
Wed, 08/26/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
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.


Air date: 
Wed, 08/19/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
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

Air date: 
Wed, 08/12/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
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

Wednesday Talk Radio on 07/29/15

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Wed, 07/29/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
News & commentary on local, national and international issues - we invite your calls at 503-231-8187

Wednesday Talk Radio on 07/22/15

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Wed, 07/22/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
News & commentary on local, national and international issues - we invite your calls at 503-231-8187

Prisons, Community Corrections, Rehabilitation and Re-integration

Air date: 
Wed, 07/15/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Prisons, Community Corrections, Rehabilitation and Re-integration

Doug McVay guest hosts.
This week on Wednesday Talk Radio we discuss prisons, community corrections, and rehabilitation and re-integration of formerly incarcerated people with Jason Ziedenberg of the Justice Policy Institute.


Dr. Ron Walters, director of the African American Institute, on unemployment

program date: 
Wed, 06/30/2010

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

Are you unemployed? Are you receiving benefits? How are you holding out? Host Lisa Loving speaks live with Dr. Ron Walters, director of the African American Institute and professor emeritus of government and politics from the University of Maryland. His opinion column this week is about radical Republicans’ defeat of unemployment benefit extensions in Congress, and we want to hear your story about unemployment.


Food Production in a Resource-Challenged Future

program date: 
Fri, 06/25/2010

Exploring issues related to feeding ourselves in a world facing several, possibly overlapping and synergistic resource peaks:  phosphorus (1, 2, 3), soil (1, 2, 3), water (1, 2, 3), oil (1, 2, 3).

Some general relevant starter links:

Food security (@  Wikipedia)

Energy Bulletin - Food &  Agriculture section

Portland Farmers Markets

Community Food Security Coalition

City of Portland Community Gardens

How to Start a Garden



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Jeri Williams on the National Federal Budget Discussion

program date: 
Wed, 06/23/2010

 Lisa Loving hosts.

Her guest is neighborhood activist and environmentalist Jeri Williams. They will discuss neighborhood issues and the national budget discussion happening at the Oregon Convention Center on June 26th.


Portland Public Schools' plan to Close Jefferson High, and the Outcry against it.

program date: 
Wed, 06/16/2010

 Hosted by Lisa Loving.

The Portland Public School Redesign calls for the closing of Jefferson High.  Many in the Community see closing Jefferson as an affront to the lesser-privileged portion of the Portland Community.  What do YOU think?  

Blair Bobier - New America Foundation - on Election Reform

program date: 
Wed, 06/09/2010

 Lisa Loving hosts. The topic is election reform. Lisa’s guest is Blair Bobier, Former Deputy Director, Political Reform Program at New America Foundation.


Hippie Lawyer & Community Activist Alan Graf on Police Accountability

program date: 
Wed, 06/02/2010

 Host Lisa Loving and her special guest, Alan Graf, talk about Police Accountability.

Talk Radio with Malik Rahim

program date: 
Mon, 05/31/2010

Talk radio guest hosts Maggie Star and Luzio Luna interview Malik Rahim from Common Grounds in New Orleans on the gulf oil disaster.

Douglas Mallette and "Turning Point" How Space Exploration Will Determine the Rise or Fall of Humanity

program date: 
Wed, 05/26/2010

Hosted by Sean Ongley

Today's guest is Douglas Mallette, author of "Turning Point," How Space Exploration and Development Will Determine the Rise or Fall of Humanity

Turning Point breaks down how space exploration and development can solve many of the key issues we face today in America, such as employment, education, the environment, energy, and international relations. The future of humanity is its exploration of the stars. 

Matt Davis from the Portland Mercury

program date: 
Wed, 05/19/2010


Host Lisa Loving speaks with Matt Davis, news editor at "The Portland Mercury," about election results and more. Matt Davis is leaving Portland this week.




David Hilliard, and his book: The Black Panthers Community Service Projects

program date: 
Wed, 05/12/2010

 Hosted by: Lisa Loving


Black Panthers founder, David Hilliard, joins Lisa Loving to discuss his book The Black Panthers Community Service Projects.

Hunger, failed schools, home foreclosures – what can communities do to survive during tough times? They can help themselves, that’s what. This week on Wednesday morning talk radio, host Lisa Loving speaks with a Black Panthers founder, David Hilliard, on his book The Black Panthers Community Service Project.



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