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

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Wed, 04/29/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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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

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

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Wed, 04/15/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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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. http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2015/04/odfw_agress_to_new_approach_fo.html

Wednesday Talk Radio on 04/08/15

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Wed, 04/08/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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News & commentary on local, national and international issues - we invite your calls at 503-231-8187

Catastrophism and climate change: the politics of (how to talk about) possible climate catastrophe

Air date: 
Wed, 04/01/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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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 http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/03/30/apocalyptic-meltdown/.. They'll be talking about the latest sobering (frightening?

Wednesday Talk Radio on 03/25/15

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

Monitoring oil trains in Oregon and Washington

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Wed, 03/18/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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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

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Wed, 03/11/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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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:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1531894337055321/

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

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Wed, 03/04/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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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
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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 

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City of Portland Budget: The Housing Safety Net

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Wed, 04/11/2012

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

 

The current proposed City of Portland budget slashes the housing safety net of home buying assistance, foreclosure prevention help and shelters. Live from 8-9am our guests are Rudy Ulin and Victor Merced of Hacienda Community Development Corporation
 

 

 
 

 

Analysis of the Mental Health Industry

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Wed, 04/04/2012

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

 

Is it possible that the drug-based psychiatric care industry has actually fueled an epidemic of mental illness?

Our guest is Dr. Harriet Cooke of the local group Rethinking Psychiatry, which puts on an annual symposium scrutinizing the mental health industry -- that event is coming up in May.

Meanwhile, their upcoming fundraiser is Tuesday, April 17, 4 - 6:00 PM at the First Unitarian Church Channing Room, 1011 SW 12th Avenue, Portland, with speaker Robert Whitaker, award winning author of "Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America."

Here's some links to more on Rethinking Psychiatry:

Videos, contact info, reports and articles right here.

 Also mentioned during today's show were:
 
 

 

Racist Native American 'Mascots' in the Schools: Will the State Ban Them at Last?

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Wed, 03/28/2012

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

 

The Oregon State Board of Education is getting ready to make a decision on abolishing "Race-Based Native American Mascots" at local schools, and the Oregon Indian Education Association has launched the Mascot Project, asking the Board to ban them in state funded schools. Our guests in the studio are Se-ah-dom Edmo and Sam Sachs, a co-founder of Connections program. What's your take? Call in 503-281-8187.

 
 

 

Are School Suspensions and Expulsions Driving the Achievement Gap and the Incarceration Rate?

program date: 
Wed, 03/21/2012

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

What drives the drop out rate, the achievement gap and the incarceration rate? A growing movement says too many kids are getting suspended and expelled from school as a form of punishment, and more black kids are suspended and expelled from school than any other group. We're live in Studio 2 with Sheila Warren of the Portland Parents Union, who is working right now on the School Push Out Campaign.

What is the "Push Out Campaign?"  It's a Campaign to bring awareness to the fact that our "Drop Out" problem is really more of a "Push Out" Problem, with Schools kicking more kids out, and with increasing frequency.

The Telephone Number for The Portland Parents Union is 971-279-2462.

The Journey to Freedom Project was mentioned during the show, as was Dignity In Schools.

A Caller recommended watching Charlotte Iserbyt's videos on YouTube.  There are LOTS of them...

Growing Up Black in 'Lake No Negro'

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Wed, 03/14/2012

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

 

'Lake Oswego High: Racist Tweets are Only Tip of the Iceberg.'

Our guest is journalist Bruce Poinsette, author of a personal essay about growing up Black in Lake Oswego published in The Skanner News and the Oregonian. That's Wednesday, 8-9am on KBOO 90.7 FM in Portland.

Click here for links, video, and more about racism in schools and local communities.

 

 

Fighting a Tar Sands Company's Claims to Private Land

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Fri, 03/09/2012

Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Julia Trigg Crawford, a Texas landowner and farmer who isn’t letting the foreign tar sands company claim eminent domain rights to her land without putting up a fight. Two weeks ago Ms. Crawford launched a Change.org petition to protect her land from tar sands money and tar sands risks.

With support from activists on both sides of the aisle, Ms. Crawford is hopeful that the Texas farmer can claim victory over the multi-billion dollar tar sands company which is trying to build a pipeline to transport a highly toxic hydrocarbon (called “tar sands”) from Alberta, Canada to Texas to refine and then export to foreign countries.

Independent studies show that the TransCanada Keystone XL “tar sands” pipeline would not create any lasting jobs and would subject tens of millions of people to hazardous risks when the pipeline leaks—as its sister pipeline has done more than a dozen times already. This includes the drinking water of one million Midwesterners people who rely on the Ogallala Aquifer and 60 counties in Texas who rely on the Carrizo-Wilcox Aquifer.

Ms. Crawford and her supporters are using the Change.org petition to implore Texas politicians to protect American land from foreign interests that threaten private property and the health and safety of landowners.

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Portlander Judith Gelin on Haiti Relief Efforts

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Wed, 03/07/2012

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

 

Two years after the devastating Haiti earthquake killed an estimated 300,000 people, activists including our guest, Judith Gelin of the Society for Haitian Arts and Culture, are still raising funds for the needy. But everyone asks: Where did all the relief money go?

Also mentioned on the show: Prosjekt Haiti in Norway...

 

 

 

 

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March and Rally against the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) - TODAY!!!

program date: 
Wed, 02/29/2012

 Host Jay Thiemeyer interviews local activist Kari about the March and Rally focused on the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and their role in the corporate corruption of our democracy. 

WHEN: Wednesday, February 29th, Rally at 11:30am, March at 1pm

WHERE: March begins at Waterfront Park at SW Naito and SW Ankeny

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is comprised of the world's largest corporations. ALEC operates in the shadows with a behind-the-scenes role crafting pro-corporate legislation, partnering with state legislators to pass these laws, and then profiting directly from those laws - a cycle that exemplifies the dominate role of corporations in our democracy. 

The goal of the protest is to see an end to ALEC and the role big corporations have in corrupting our democracy. The American Legislative Exchange Council is seen by protesters as the chosen tool of the 1% and the wealthiest corporations in the world to craft legislation that serves their interests. 

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays and a 3 Year Anniversary Party

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Wed, 02/22/2012

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

 

Marriage Equality, Family, and Portland PFLAG's 3rd Anniversary celebration this weekend. Our guests are Khalil and Antoinette Edwards from Portland's chapter of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.

Click here for videos, websites, stories and fun tweets on this issue.

 

 

 
 
 

 

Susan Herman on “Taking Liberties: The War on Terror and the Erosion of American Democracy"

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Wed, 02/15/2012

 Host Lisa Loving speaks with Susan Herman about her new book “Taking Liberties: The War on Terror and the Erosion of American Democracy” which takes a hard look at the human and social costs of the War on Terror. A decade after 9/11, it is far from clear that the government's hastily adopted antiterrorist tactics--such as the Patriot Act--are keeping us safe, but it is increasingly clear that these emergency measures in fact have the potential to ravage our lives--and have already done just that to countless Americans. Herman gives a powerful account of how civil liberties have rapidly eroded in post-9/11 America, tells numerous stories of ordinary people caught in the government's surveillance dragnet, explains that the state of emergency has continued into the Obama administration, and shows why we must remain vigilant if we are to hold on to our age-old freedoms

Susan Herman is President of the American Civil Liberties Union. She holds a chair as Centennial Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School, where she teaches courses and seminars in Constitutional Law, Terrorism, and Civil Liberties. She is the author of “The Right to a Speedy and Public Trial: A Reference Guide to the The Sixth Amendment of the United States Constitution” and “Taking Liberties: The War on Terror and the Erosion of American Democracy.”

 
 
 

 

 

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