Wednesday Talk Radio

Episode Archive

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

Air date: 
Wed, 04/29/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
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

Air date: 
Wed, 04/22/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Anne Keala Kelly from Hawaii on the re-occupation by protestors of their sacred mountain
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

Air date: 
Wed, 04/15/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
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.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 04/08/15

Air date: 
Wed, 04/08/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
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

Air date: 
Wed, 04/01/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
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 They'll be talking about the latest sobering (frightening?

Wednesday Talk Radio on 03/25/15

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

Monitoring oil trains in Oregon and Washington

Air date: 
Wed, 03/18/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
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

Air date: 
Wed, 03/11/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
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:

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

Air date: 
Wed, 03/04/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
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

Air date: 
Wed, 02/25/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
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 


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



  • Genre: Blues
  • Length: 57:34 minutes (26.35 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 64Kbps (CBR)

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.


Sandra Steingraber and "Living Downstream: An Ecologist's Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment"

program date: 
Wed, 05/05/2010

 Host Lisa Loving speaks with Sandra Steingraber, internationally recognized authority on environmental links to cancer and reproductive health, about the new edition of her contemporary classic, "Living Downstream: An Ecologist's Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment."

Sandra Steingraber is also the author of "Having Faith: An Econogists Journey to Motherhood" and a columnist for "Orion" magazine. Her website is

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