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Forests and climate; upcoming West Coast mayors' meeting; more on Paris Climate Talks

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Wed, 11/25/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Guests John Talberth and Daphne Wysham of Center for Sustainable Economy
John Talberth, founder and President of the Center for Sustainable Economy, recently wrote an article for Counterpunch on the timber industry's massive contribution to global warming and how they shield it from public scrutiny.

Ideology and illusion in the face of climate catastrophe

Air date: 
Wed, 11/18/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Social Ecological Economist Clive Spash on the upcoming Paris Climate Talks

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Guest Clive Spash is an economist who writes, researches and teaches on public politcy with an emphasis on economic and environmental interactions.He is currently Chair of Public Policy and Governance in the 
Department of Socio-Economics at Vienna University of Economics and Business in Austria. His main interests are interdisciplinary research on human behavior, environmental valuses and the transformation of the world political economy to a more socially and environmentally just system.

The false "victory" of the KXL pipeline and other green illusions

Air date: 
Wed, 11/11/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Guest Cory Morningstar, activist and writer (Wrong Kind of Green blog)
“It is time to stop celebrating the individual battles when we are losing the war by any unbiased opinion. And for those who are concerned with the truth, it is time to start talking about winning the war and not be satisfied with useless, facile individual battles and their interpretative victories.”
                                                                  --Forrest Palmer, "Keystone XL: The Specter of Truth," on "Wrong Kind of Green" blog

Guest Harsha Walia on "Imperialism, Climate Crisis and Struggle"

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Wed, 11/04/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Vancouver, B.C. activist and writer will be speaking in Portland this Sunday
Today's guest, Harsha Walia, from the occupied Coastal Salish Territory of Vancouver, B.C, will be on a speaking tour of the west coast, including a stop in Portland Sunday, November 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the First Unitarian Church Eliot Chapel, 1011 SW 12th Ave.  Walia is a social justice activist and writer. Her recent book is "Undoing Border Imperialism."

From the Facebook Event Page for her talk in Portland with Luz Rivera on "Imperialism, Climate Crisis and Struggle":

Wednesday Talk Radio on 10/28/15

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Wed, 10/28/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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News & commentary on local, national and international issues - we invite your calls at 503-231-8187

Fighting for cultural dignity and historical truth in the face of stubborn bigotry and ignorance

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Wed, 10/21/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Guest Jacqueline Keeler on cultural appropriation in Halloween costumes, sports, academia and more

Today's guest, Jacqueline Keeler, is a writer and activist of Dineh and Yankton Dakota heritage. She has written extensively on the racist appropriation of Native culture in costumes and sports mascotry, among many other topics. Through her writings and social media, she has helped re-ignite a national debate on cultural appropriation. Her alma mater, Dartmouth, has recently been embroiled in controversies surrounding a woman picked to head the Native American Studies department, who it turns out has no Native ancestry, and a vicious "prank" by conservative students ridiculing Indigenous Peoples' Day with a fake line of products with a Native caricature logo. Join us for a wide-ranging and informative discussion.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 10/14/15

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Wed, 10/14/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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News & commentary on local, national and international issues - we invite your calls at 503-231-8187

Exorcise Monsanto with Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir

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Wed, 10/07/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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In town for an exorcism at Waterfront Park, Wednesday 12:30 p.m.
Listen to the glorious birdsong of The Stop Shopping Choir. Join the citizen weed pulling brigade. Exorcise the devil Monsanto from Portland's public parks. Invite your friends to hear our sultry-singing-activists.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 09/30/15

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Wed, 09/30/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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News & commentary on local, national and international issues - we invite your calls at 503-231-8187

Taking on a corporate behemoth

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Wed, 09/23/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Columbia Gorge residents file ballot initiative to stop Nestle bottling plant
Guest Aurora Del Val of Local Water Alliance announces new ballot measure, which will be launched Wednesday, September 23 in Hood River.

Nestle is one of the biggest food and beverage companies in the world, and the largest bottled water company in North America. They have aggressively expanded across the continent, making enemies in every community they've set up operations. For that and a host of other reasons, they are one of the most hated corporations in the world.


Right 2 Dream Too talking about their homeless families' encampment on a fenced streetcorner

program date: 
Wed, 01/18/2012

 Hosted by Lisa Loving


First snowstorm of the year, and host Lisa Loving spends the hour with Ibrahim Mubarak, Derrick Shelton, and Shasta Leming from Right 2 Dream Too talking about their homeless families' encampment on a fenced streetcorner on NW Burnside Street in Portland. 
Questions for Right 2 Dream Too, or offers of resources, call us during the show at 503-231-8171.
Right 2 Dream Too. Get involved with them here and they are on Facebook . 

Read recent media coverage of the movement and the issue here.


Arun Gupta on the current state of the Occupy Movement

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Fri, 01/13/2012
Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Arun Gupta,

New York writer and co-founder of Occupy the Wall Street Journal, who reports for Salon from occupation sites all over the United States. They'll talk about the current state of the Occupy movement and take your calls.

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Center for Intercultural Organizing

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Wed, 01/11/2012

Hosted by Lisa Loving

The Center for Intercultural Organizing kicked off 2012 with a special program -- First Friday gatherings where friends and members share their citizenship status stories of hope and courage. Join host Lisa Loving and guests Carmen Madrid and Andrew Riley for a frank conversation about what's going on in our immigrant communities.

DO Reserve time on your calendar on June 21, 2012, for CIO's Annual Fundraiser.

Operation Fast and Furious, in which the US Government is complicit in arming Mexican Drug Cartels, was mention during the show.

Unfortunately, SB 742 and SB 845 failed to pass the Oregon Legislature, but, have no fear, these are being reworked for another try.  One entitles all Oregon High School Graduates to In-State Tuition Rates in ORegon Colleges, and the other helps New Immigrants obtain Drivers Licenses.



Portland Youth Summit 2012--'The Miseducation of Our Youth

program date: 
Wed, 01/04/2012

 Hosted by Lisa Loving


The murder of Portland teen Davonte Lightfoot in 2007 pushed organizer Imani Muhammad to create an annual series of events unlike any other – by, for and about Black youth in the Portland area. This year’s Portland Youth Summit theme is: The Mis-education of Our Youth. Join host Lisa Loving and guests Imani Muhammad, recording artist and educator Mic Crenshaw and activist Jasiri X Wednesday morning at 8.

KBOO Community Radio is a media sponsor of the Portland Youth Summit. Read the entire schedule of events here.

Photos by Venetia Kelley.

And, of course...  Let's not forget to support Socially Responsible Businesses like The Freedom Paper Company



Oregon Zoo Arctic Ambassador, Caroline Bass, talks about Climate Change

program date: 
Wed, 12/28/2011

Host Lisa Loving’s guest is teenaged activist and Oregon Zoo Arctic Ambassador Caroline Bass, who traveled to the far northern reaches of Manitoba, Canada this fall with Polar Bears International to learn more about global warming and the threatened habitat of polar bears. What can we do to save the planet?

Article Co-Authored by Caroline at the PBI Leadership Camp:
A Lazy Bear & Energized Teens

 (Photos by Caroline Bass)

During the show, a listener recommended Dirt, The Movie

The importance of eating less meat came up, and a listener recommended Go Vegan Radio.

Another listener, Barry, claimed that Human Emissions are irrelevant because Volcanoes emit much, much, more Greenhouse Gas than Humans ever could, so changing OUR behavior would have little or no effect on climate.  He implied that  we'd have to plug up all the world's Volcanoes to get any significant reduction in Greenhouse Gases.

Well...  The Scientists at the USGS think otherwise...  "Human activities, responsible for a projected 35 billion metric tons (gigatons) of CO2 emissions in 2010 (Friedlingstein et al., 2010), release an amount of CO2 that dwarfs the annual CO2 emissions of all the world’s degassing subaerial and submarine volcanoes."



Life after taking the "guilty except for insanity" plea in Oregon - Talk Radio on 12/23/11

program date: 
Fri, 12/23/2011

Will Hall of Madness Radio hosts. His guest is a former Oregon State Hospital patient now living in the community under the Psychiatric Security Review Board (PSRB) after taking the "guilty except for insanity" plea.

Talk Radio 12-09-11 -- Surviving Holiday Season Family Conflict

program date: 
Fri, 12/16/2011

Jen Gouvea and Kent Bye joined Will Hall with the topic "Surviving Holiday Season Family Conflict." We took phone-in calls and gave ideas about how to deal with family difficulties in a time that's stressful for many people. 

Will Hall is the host of Madness Radio; Jen is a Flower Essence and astrological counselor and she and Kent are both Shamanic Breathwork facilitators, and you can find out more about their work at

Looking at Immigration, Race, and the Occupy Movement

program date: 
Wed, 12/14/2011

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

On Dec. 17, in observance of International Migrants Day, immigrants and allies will lift up their voices as part of the 99% to demand the government, corporations and big banks recognize our fundamental human rights. The D17 march and rally event has been endorsed by the Occupy Portland General Assembly.

Today's Guests are:

Guillerno Magallōn from the Western Farm Worker Association
Eleyna Fugman from Occupy Portland
Abigail Singer from Portland Central American Solidarity Committee
Cindy Avila from the NW Immigrant Youth Alliance

Join host Lisa Loving and guests from the Western Farmworker Alliance, PCASC and the Occupy movement to talk about how we can support the community. 


Occupy Portland/Communities of Color meetings

program date: 
Wed, 12/07/2011

 Host Lisa Loving's guests is local activist Jamilah Bourdon who attended the first Occupy Portland / Communities of Color meeting, and Keller Henry, from Occupy Portland. They'll talk about Racial Issues in the Occupy Movement. 




The Spiritual War on the Uterus in Rick Perry’s Texas and Beyond

program date: 
Wed, 11/30/2011

 Lisa Loving hosts a discussion of the "Spiritual War on the Uterus in Rick Perry’s Texas." She'll speak with journalist Sarah Posner about the religious crusade against abortion in the Lone Star State. Posner details the shift in religious efforts against abortion in Texas, away from a national push led by major evangelicals towards a more local, militant strategy. While abortion hasn't played a central role in the presidential campaign, that, too, is a product of the shift in strategy: anti-choice activists are focused not on overturning Roe v. Wade (although that remains a crucial goal). Instead, they are now fixated on portraying abortion as harmful to women, tying it to an "industry" (i.e., Planned Parenthood) they have targeted with an unrelenting campaign, in an effort to malign not just abortion, but birth control—and to restrict access to both. On these matters, Perry's record as governor speaks for itself. Director of Texas Right to Life Elizabeth Graham told the conservative tabloid Newsmax of Perry, a "staunch advocate": "we have access to both him and his staff and he has been very hands-on."

Sarah Posner, author of God’s Profits: Faith, Fraud, and the Republican Crusade for Values Voters, is Religion Dispatch’s senior editor and covers politics for the site. Her work has appeared in The American ProspectThe NationSalonThe Washington Spectator, the religion blogs at the Washington Post and the Guardian, and other publications.

Listeners mentioned the following related resources during today's show:
The Documentary film, Jesus Camp
Christians have a Long History of oppressing Non-Christians; see the Burning Times of the Inquisition.



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