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Reports from the 3rd US Social Forum in Philadelphia and San Jose

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Wed, 07/01/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Reports from the 3rd US Social Forum in Philadelphia and San Jose

KBOO Station Co-Managers, Mic Crenshaw and Monica Beemer, who have just returned from the 3rd US Social Forum, and the first in multiple locations, will report out from their experiences in Philadelphia and San Jose as well as interview people’s movement leaders from across the country who participated in US Social Forum 3! 

Guests include:
Rob Robinson, co-founder of the Take Back the Land Movement and a staff volunteer at the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative in NYC
Cheri Honkala, anti-poverty advocate, co-founder of the Kensington Welfare Rights Union and co-founder and National Coordinator of the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign

Teressa Raiford of Don't Shoot Portland on Recent Events

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Wed, 06/24/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Teressa Raiford of Don't Shoot Portland on Recent Events

Guest host Lisa Loving speaks with Teressa Raiford of Don't Shoot Portland about recent events in the news.

Dr. Zaher Wahab on the Current Situation in Afghanistan

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Wed, 06/17/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Dr. Zaher Wahab on the Current Situation in Afghanistan
Guest host Per Fagereng interviews Zaher Wahab, professor emeritus , Graduate School of Counseling and Education, Lewis and Clark College.

Zaher was raised and schooled in Afghanistan, attended the American University of Beirut, Columbia University and Stanford U. Dr.Wahab has been helping the Ministry of Higher education in Afghanistan since 2002 as senior adviser, and education professor at Kabul University and Kabul Education U. Since the start of 2014, Wahab has served as designer, director, and professor of the master in education program for teacher education faculty from the country's 42 Teacher Training Academies at the American University of Afghanistan_an independent, non-profit, non-denominational, and  private university in Kabul.

RESISTANCE ECOLOGY: Two-hour special on this weekend's conference in Portland

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Wed, 06/10/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Guests include conference organizers and speakers
Join us for a two-hour edition of Wednesday Talk Radio! We'll have two of the conference organizers, Tim and Melanie, aong with Kanahus Manuel of Secwepemc Nation in northern B.C. and other speakers who'll be in town this weekend at Portland State University. Lauren Regan of the Civil Liberties Defense Center will be on by phone at 9.

For more information and conference schedule:

One Flaming Arrow: Inter-Tribal Art, Music & Film Festival

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Wed, 06/03/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Guest Demian Dine'Yazhi' is one of the event's organizers
One Flaming Arrow is an Inter-tribal, Indigenous Art, Music & Film festival happening from June 2nd-14th of 2015 in various venues throughout Portland, Oregon.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 05/27/15

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Wed, 05/27/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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News & commentary on local, national and international issues - we invite your calls at 503-231-8187

Rethinking electroshock and other mental health industry practices

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Wed, 05/20/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Guests from Rethinking Psychiatry and the electroshock survivor movement
Marcia Meyers of Rethinking Psychiatry and electroshock survivor Deborah Schwartzkopff

Special Guest Ralph Nader on his new book and the current state of U.S. politics

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Wed, 05/13/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Live by phone from Washington, D.C. in a Membership Drive Special!
Join host Paul Roland, this week featuring long-time activist, organizer, political reformer and Third Party proponent Ralph Nader.

Nader's new book, just out on Seven Stories Press, is "Return to Sender," a long series of letters to Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, all of which went unanswered. 

Guest Chris Hedges on his new book: "Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt"

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Wed, 05/06/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Join host Paul Roland and the always provocative writer and social critic
From seminarian to New York Times journalist to one of the leading social critics on the left to (just last year) ordained Presbyterian minister, Chris Hedges remains as provocative and insightful as ever with his twefth book: "Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revol," due out next week.

He helps us kick off our Spring Membership Drive!! Get your questions and comments ready to call in at 503-231-8187 and join host Paul Roland in a lively and edgy conversation! And be among the first to get a copy of his new book by contributing to your community resource, KBOO!

From the blurb for his new book:

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. 


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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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