Wednesday Talk Radio

Episode Archive

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

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Wed, 02/03/2016 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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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

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Wed, 01/27/2016 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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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?

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Wed, 01/20/2016 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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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

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Wed, 01/13/2016 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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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

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Wed, 01/06/2016 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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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...

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Wed, 12/30/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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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

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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
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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
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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
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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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Who Builds Your City???

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Wed, 06/06/2012

Have you ever thought about who builds your city? Sharon Maxwell is a local construction contractor who just won the contract to help renovate and build out Portland Community College's Cascade Campus on North Killingsworth Street. How many other Black women have achieved that? Also in the studio is Eric Island, Program Coordinator for many parts of these upgrades, and on the Planning Team for Good In The Hood.  We'll talk about who builds our city, how Contractors are chosen for projects around town, and how they're both involved in Youth Apprenticeship Programs in Social Justice Issues, Leadership Training, Job Skills, and Education.

Oregon Save Our Schools Plans Statewide Protests for Education Funding

program date: 
Wed, 05/30/2012

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

May 31st is Save Our Schools Action Day, and Oregon SOS is working to mobilize communities across the state for stable school funding. All across Oregon school districts are facing shutdowns and layoffs even as Gov. Kitzhaber's new education committee is set to institute new educational standards -- but the governor proposes no dedicated school funding to achieve any of his public school mandates. 

We're joined by Susan Barrett and Steve Buel with Oregon Save Our Schools, who'll speak on their grassroots strategy pushing state and federal officials to reform the kicker law, force the feds away from high stakes testing, and just generally get its act together on education for We The People.

You can research the History of Education and other Public Agencies in Oregon at the Oregon Blue Book.

DiaTribe: From The Village To The Street

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Wed, 05/23/2012

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

 

"DiaTribe: From The Village To The Street," our guest is artist Alan Wone, with musician Mic Crenshaw and Portland icon in African music Obo Addy, they're holding a musical dialogue between African and African American, this Friday night at the Alberta Rose on NE Alberta Street.

 
 

 

Membership Drive Special: Juan Gonzalez on the History of Race and the American Media

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Wed, 05/16/2012

Hosted by Lisa Loving

A Wednesday Talk Radio Membership Drive Special: Host Lisa Loving speaks with Democracy Now's Juan Gonzalez on his groundbreaking book, "News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media." Also, expect a little Oregon Primary Elections morning-after quarterbacking and a look at the media's role in the outcome. That's 8-9am Wednesday May 16 -- and be sure to get a copy of Juan's incredible history of media in America while you support KBOO Community Radio with your contribution.

Forced Drugging of Children Focus of Rethinking Psychiatry Symposium

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Wed, 05/09/2012

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

 

The Rethinking Psychiatry Symposium is this weekend, featuring attorney Jim Gottstein, lectures, talks and panels, and a resource fair. Our guests this morning are Jim Gottstein and symposium founder Marcia Thompson, speaking on Psychotropic Drugs, Forced Medication, and Children -- which is a main focus of the symposium May 11 & 12 at the First Unitarian Church, 1101 SW 12th Ave., Portland. As a special Membership Drive gift we have copies of the groundbreaking book that inspired the symposium, Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America by Robert Whitaker--call the Pledge Line and Donate to KBOO during Wednesday Talk Radio!

http://robertwhitaker.org/robertwhitaker.org/Anatomy%20of%20an%20Epidemi...

A listener called in and suggest reading Bruce Levine...  Here's an example...

Sustainable Urban Agriculture and the Village Market

program date: 
Wed, 05/02/2012

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

The Village Market at New Columbia in North Portland celebrates its first birthday May 28. Our guest is Program Manager Mychal Tetteh on the victories and challenges of the nonprofit grocery store -- and its sister organization, Village Gardens, which grows in locations around the city the produce that's sold at the Village Market.

 

Mayday!!! Mayday!!! Mayday!!!

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Wed, 04/25/2012

 Ani and Theresa sit in for Lisa today. The topic is May Day! May Day is an international day of celebration to honor the labor movement. This year the Occupy movement has made a call for mass action—the May First General Strike (#M1GS): a day without the 99%. 

Our guest today is Terrin Conneley from the Portland Liberation Organizing Council.

 

 
 

 

 

School Closures in Portland

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program date: 
Wed, 04/18/2012

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

 

Portland Public Schools says it's closing down the Harriet Tubman Young Women's Leadership Academy, and will shutter Humboldt School, also in North Portland. The vote is expected April 23. Our guests are supporters of the YWLA, which has posted solid academic gains throughout its five years as a spinoff from Jefferson High School.

Paul Coakley, former Portland Publec Schools Principal, was live, in-the-Studio, along with
Jyothi Goddam and
Qudsia Ahmad.

If you are upset about this, then DO call the Governor and tell him!!!  503.378.4582

And...  Do attend the Public Meeting on Monday night, April 23rd.  Make Your Voice Heard!!!

 

 

 
 
 

 

City of Portland Budget: The Housing Safety Net

program date: 
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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program date: 
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.

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