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Portland Celebrates World Environment Day!
with jimmyt

After getting a tip from our friend Lightning, we found out about the celebration of World Environment Day. In this audio file we meet Lightning and he gives a tour of his public art display, and we talk about the upcoming six week celebration starting on Earth Day and continuing until World Environment Day on June 5.

click here for pics from Lightning's display

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Leave No Trace

Village Building Convergence

Biek Maintenance Classes and more


Jimmy interviews Lightning at City Hall
Lightning's display

Prog Audio

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Joe Uris: Opposing the Fluoridation of Portland Water

program date: 
Tue, 04/16/2013

Host Joe Uris lays out his case against Measure 26-151, which would fluoridate Portland's water supply.

52:45 minutes (48.3 MB)

Occupy Portland Radio Air Show 03/20/2013

program date: 
Wed, 03/20/2013

In this episode:

  • We talk with Dr. Tom Potiowsky about the Federal Reserve
  • We ride with Portland Rising Tide on their "Portland's 5 Worst Polluters Ride"
  • Our new friends Monica and Matt join us with their reccommendations for new documentaries regarding grassroots resistance
55:01 minutes (50.37 MB)

Occupy Portland Radio Air Show 02/20/2013

program date: 
Wed, 02/20/2013

In this episode:

  • 1 Billion Rising
  • Portland Rising Tide Esco Exibit Occupation
  • Music by Franti, Marvin Gaye, John Lennon, and Michael Jackson
62:54 minutes (57.59 MB)

The Confessional on 04/15/13

The Confessional
Air date: 
Mon, 04/15/2013 - 12:00am - 2:00am
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Talk Radio with La Contessa de la Luna. Guilt Shame Fear Forgiveness Minor Felonies 503-231-8187

Old Mole Variety Hour April 8th, 2013

program date: 
Mon, 04/08/2013


Tom Becker hosts this episode where we hear about the Portland Troublemakers School (April 13th) from two of its organizers, a movie review of "No", a discussion about the crises in Europe, and a book review of Jennifer Egan's "Look At Me". An error clipped the first couple minutes of this recording, and it starts right with Tom introducing Bill's interview. The list below is in order and the show is otherwise complete.

54:47 minutes (50.16 MB)

Steve McGiffen in Portland to discuss European crisis

program date: 
Mon, 04/08/2013

Joe Clement talks with Steve McGiffen about the intersecting political, cultural and economic crises in Europe. Steve is in town to speak about these topics and facilitate a discussion at the Red and Black on April 10th at 7:00pm. From the Red and Black's site:

11:06 minutes (10.17 MB)

Portland Troublemakers School

program date: 
Mon, 04/08/2013

Bill Resnick talks with Megan Heise, an organizer of the Portland Troublemakers School that's this Saturday (April 13th). They discuss the specifics of the event and some of what people can expect. Megan also describes the Troublemakers' bold (but not exactly new) vision of working-class organizing. This interview aired the same day as another with Stephanie Luce, a keynote speaker at the event, who talks with Bill more broadly about the importance of workplace organizing for social justice.

8:42 minutes (7.96 MB)

Stephanie Luce on working-class organizing

program date: 
Mon, 04/08/2013

Bill Resnick talks with Stephanie Luce about workplace organzing and worker self-management, and how they are indispensible elements of progressive vision. They talk about the Labor Notes "Troublemakers School" and the "new unionism" it advances.

Stephanie is a labor studies professor and will be the keynote speaker at the Troublemakers School.

13:16 minutes (12.15 MB)
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