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Don Merrill's State Constitution Website a Platform for Education, Activism

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Wed, 12/04/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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How does your state Constitution impact your life? And how can you use it for social change?

Many people have no idea how our lives are affected by the decisions of state governments and the language enshrined in state Constitutions. Don Merrill wants to change that. With his new website, http://www.stateconstitutions.us, you can not only read and compare state Constitutions but you can also download audio files of each one like an e-book; plus you can learn about the most recent news relating to Constitutional challenges around the country. And Merrill hopes you will use this tool to make your state the best that it can be. Join us for Wednesday Talk Radio and find out more about Merrill's fascinating project.

David Walker on Media and Culture

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Wed, 11/27/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Interview with David Walker, local journalist, filmmaker and comic book writer

Host Lisa Loving speaks with local journalist, filmmaker, and comic book writer David Walker. He has a new book about the importance of independent media.

Rob Smith of Cascade AIDS Project on what Obamacare might mean for those with HIV-AIDS

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Wed, 11/20/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Rob Smith of Cascade AIDS Project on what Obamacare might mean for those with HIV-AIDS

If all goes according to plan, January 1, 2014 stands as the first day in US history that everyone with an HIV-AIDS diagnosis can start receiving healthcare. The Obamacare rollout has been a disaster -- but it could also be a lifeline. Our guest is Rob Smith of the Cascade AIDS Project which has done more than almost any other group in the state to make sure its community gets covered. Will it work out? Call in to 503 213-8187 with your questions or comments.

Music and Politics with Justin Bridges and Simon Tam

Air date: 
Wed, 11/13/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Music and Politics with Justin Bridges and Simon Tam

On the second anniversary of the City of Portland's destruction of Occupy, Lisa Loving's guest is folk music artist Justin Bridges, who filed a lawsuit against the city for police brutality over the Occupy riots. He's bringing his guitar.

Also Simon Tam of The Slants stops by. The Slants are the Asian band fighting the feds over the right to copyright their band name which the US copyright office says is racist -- BUT THEY'RE ASIAN. 

How Global Warming Is Affecting Oregonians

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Wed, 10/30/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Discussion of the impact of climate change on our lives

Global warming is already here in the Pacific Northwest. What are you doing to change your habits and how are you adapting your home for the worse changes to come? 

We do not have a guest today because the guests are -- YOU. We'll look at  current research and new suggestions out of the Multnomah County Health Department. 
How has your life been impacted by climate change so far? And what do you think should be done on the policy level? Call in and testify, 503-231-8187.

Bill Power on his book, "Cold, Hungry and in the Dark: Exploding the Natural Gas Supply Myth."

Air date: 
Wed, 10/23/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Looking at why shale gas is not the 'game-changer' touted in Wall Street's propaganda mills
Host Lisa Loving speaks with Bill Powers about his book, "Cold, Hungry and in the Dark: Exploding the Natural Gas Supply Myth." Does shale gas change everything? Will its development lead to U.S. energy independence and decades of cheap energy for America? The significance of shale gas as an important energy source has been vastly overstated. Unlike many of the energy pundits who put forward wildly optimistic and completely unsupported estimates of future shale gas recoveries, "Cold, Hungry and in the Dark," looks at the facts of America's supply of natural gas.

Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil

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Wed, 10/16/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Author Timothy Mitchell talks about the history of oil-based forms of modern democratic politics
Host Lisa Loving speaks with Timothy Mitchell about his new book "Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil." How does oil undermine democracy, and our ability to address the environmental crisis? In "Carbon Democracy" Timothy Mitchell argues that no nation escapes the political consequences of our collective dependence on oil. It shapes the body politic both in regions such as the Middle East, which rely upon revenues from oil production, and in the places that have the greatest demand for energy. In the twenty-first century, the oil-based forms of modern democratic politics have become unsustainable.

Mental Health First Aid with Leah Hunter

Air date: 
Wed, 10/09/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
News & commentary on local, national and international issues - we invite your calls at 503-231-8187

Lisa Loving's guest is Leah Hunter with the Mental Health First Aid project. They hold their first training this Friday.
Open Minds Open Doors and Folk Time are premiering the Mental Health First Aid Documentary at the Bing Lounge this Friday October 11th 5pm -- 7pm. The documentary participants will talk about how the training has impacted their lives. Also at the event Dave Mowry of Stand Up for Mental Health shows how he uses comedy as a tool for living with Bipolar disorder.

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The alleged Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador and more

program date: 
Wed, 10/12/2011

 Hosted by Per Fagereng

Per's topics include the supposed Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador. He also speaks with Malik Rahim, community activist from New Orleans who is here at the Salem occupation.

 

Who gains from "Iranian assassination plot?" Also, Malik Rahim from New Orleans visits Salem Occupation

program date: 
Wed, 10/12/2011

 Per Fagereng guest hosts. His topics include the supposed Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador. He also speaks with Malik Rahim, community activist from New Orleans who is here at the Salem occupation.

 

Malik Ramin will be speaking in Oregon:

Sunday, Oct 12, Corvallis, Unitarian Fellowship, 3 pm

Tuesday, Oct 18, Portland, First Unitarian Church, 12th and Salmon, Elliot Chapel, 7 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm), donations welcome

 

Above - Saudi Ambassador Adel Al-Jubeir was the target of the alleged bomb plot.

Peace Activist and War Veteran Paul Chappell on Peace in a Post-9/11 World

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program date: 
Wed, 10/05/2011

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

Today's guest is Paul Chappell, a war veteran, peace activist. Today – how to stop the wars? Chappell speaks in Portland Wednesday and Friday nights, on 'Why Peace is Possible in a Post-9/11 World." Call in 503-231-8187. Find out more about Chappell's work at http://www.paulkchappell.com/ .


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5 (Northeast Portland)
Concordia University, Luther Hall (Room 121), 2811 N.E. Holman Street
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7 (North Portland)
Portland Community College - Cascade Campus, 705 N. Killingsworth
noon - 2:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria (Student Center Building)
(Feel free to brown-bag-lunch this event.)


Paul will also be visiting individual classes at PCC-Rock Creek, Lincoln High School, Leadership & Entrepreneurship (LEP) High School and Portland Lutheran School.  Recruiter Watch and Military & Draft Counseling Project have been helping with outreach to high schools.

Reaching and Empowering All People (REAP) Celebrates 10 Years of Services to Youth and Families

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program date: 
Wed, 09/28/2011

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

Unemployment, crime, poverty, political stalemate: What if we stopped looking at young people as a national problem – but instead saw them as the solution? Celebrating 10 years of services to youth, Reaching and Empowering All People (REAP) holds a fundraising gala Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Oregon Convention Center. Lisa Loving’s guest is Sunshine Dixon, live in studio to talk about REAP’s powerful leadership development programs for area youth. That’s Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 8 a.m. How can we turn our communities around and find real solutions to the biggest issues of our times? 

A caller recommended Exploregon with the Campfire folks...

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Talk Radio: REAL Prep Charter Academy Debacle.

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Fri, 09/23/2011
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Infant Mortality Awareness Month Special

program date: 
Wed, 09/21/2011

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

 

Infant mortality rates for African American babies are not improving in the Portland metro area. Why not? Our guest is founder and president of the International Center for Traditional Childbearing, Shafia Monroe.

Recommended during the show:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

The Deaths of Innocents: What Really Drives 'Jihad?'

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program date: 
Wed, 09/14/2011

Hosted by Lisa Loving 

In this week of analyzing the 9/11 attacks, why so little talk about the deaths of innocent people in Muslim countries? Our guest this morning is Gareth Porter, investigative journalist and historian specializing in U.S. national security policy who just wrote the piece "Ignoring Post-9/11 Deaths of Innocents."

He wrote: "In the commentary on the tenth anniversary of 9/11, the news and infotainment media predictably framed the discussion by the question of how successful the CIA and the military have been in destroying al Qaeda." That article is at www.consortiumnews.com.
AP is reporting today: "Taliban insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades and assault rifles at the U.S. Embassy, NATO headquarters and other buildings in the heart of the Afghan capital Tuesday."
"Absent from the torrent of opinion and analysis was any mention of how the U.S. military occupation of Muslim lands and wars which continue to kill Muslim civilians fuel jihadist sentiment that will keep the threat of terrorism high for many years to come."
At Monday night's Republican candidate debate, Congressman Ron Paul said, "There's a difference between military spending and defense spending. I'm tired of all the militarism we're involved in. ... I agree, we're in alot of danger but most of the danger comes from a lack of wisdom in our foreign policy. ... We're under grave threat because we're occupying so many countries. ... What would we do if another country -- say China -- did to us what we do to all those countries over there? ..."

Also, read Lisa's coverage of how the Pacific Northwest has been impacted by 9/11 and the "War on Terror"

More Gareth Porter at ipsnews.net and AntiWar.com

Artist Jack Gable called in, and can be reached at JackGabel.com and at Laska Dancers

Another Progressive Web Site mentioned during this show is Adbusters.

 

 

 

 
 

Sal Peralta from the Independent Party of Oregon on Elections

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program date: 
Wed, 09/07/2011

 Guest Host Kathleen Stephenson talks with Sal Peralta from the Independent Party of Oregon about Elections.  They ask "How Can We Make Elections More Democratic and Fair?"  The Independent Party of Oregon recently issued a challenge regarding the upcoming Special Election in Oregon - Can we make this election Truly Special?

 

 

Commissioner Amanda Fritz and the Office of Equity

program date: 
Wed, 08/31/2011

Host Lisa Loving speaks with Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz and two community members, Kayse Jama and Anne Naito-Campbell, about Portland's Office of Equity. There will be a public hearing before Council on the Office of Equity on Wednesday, August 31 at 6 p.m. in City Hall.

www.portlandonline.com/fritz/index.cfm

 
 
 

 

Disaster Capitalism swoops over Libya

program date: 
Fri, 08/26/2011

Host Per Fagereng interviews journalist Pepe Escobar about Libya. According to Escobar, the next step is to get American hands on Libyan oil, and, in his words, “if this is the way that US and NATO goes, we’re going to have Iraq 2.0.”

Escobar's books include Obama Does Globalistan. His recent pieces include "The Big Gaddafi," "The House of Saud Paranoia" and "Have Lobby, Will Travel" about "the 'rebel' government -- which is now named, after numerous permutations, the Interim Transitional National Council of Libya ... hiring [lobbying firm] Patton Boggs." His recent writings for the Asia Times are at:http://atimes.com/atimes/others/Pepe2011.html

 

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