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Exclusive interview with lawyer Stanley Cohen on effort to release ISIS hostage

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Mon, 12/29/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Exclusive interview with lawyer Stanley Cohen on effort to release ISIS hostage
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On this KBOO exclusive, we speak with Stanley Cohen, the lifelong activist lawyer whose commitment to justice has brought him to odds with the US government on more than one occasion.

This time, however, Stanley found himself in the position of having to coordinate with State Department officials when he traveled to Jordan in October as a private individual to try to secure the release of Peter Abdul-Rahman Kassig, who had been taken hostage by ISIS.

Whether the Jordanian government intentionally mis-led their powerful U.S. ally, or the U.S. had no intention of allowing it, the release effort was sabotaged when Jordan arrested one of those involved.  Soon after that sabotage, Kassig was killed by his captors.

Water World

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Fri, 12/26/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Water Worlds hosted by Kristin Yount
Today on Water Worlds, Host Kristin Yount spoke with Natalie Mayorga about the community resource www.publiclab.org.
Publiclab.org is a non-profit dedicated to getting testing materials in the hands of civic scientists. Anyone can be a civic scientist with the right information. Check out www.dontflush.me for information about how a citizen network is trying to reduce waste water output in times when the amount of rain causes sewage to be released intot he New York harbor system. Sound familiar? 
Also, there was an excerpt from the Willamette Speaks Series. Willy from the Human Access Project sings his Ode to the Willamtte River in front of a Linnton audience on November 16,2014.

Diana Rohlman on the Black Butte Mine Superfund Site near Cottage Grove

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Mon, 12/22/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Diana Rohlman on the Black Butte Mine Superfund Site near Cottage Grove
A conversation with Diana Rohlman

Health and Health Care Forum with host Roberta Hall

A conversation with Diana Rohlman concerning the Superfund site, Black Butte Mine, near Cottage Grove, Oregon. We talk about this now-abandoned mercury (cinnabar) mine and some of the toxic remnants left behind, together with the health risks the mine poses. The history of the mine, typical of many other from the 19th and 29th centuries, goes from full-steam ahead, to abandonment, and back again several times. The community wanted this project and many have worked there or have family members who did. Diana Rohlman is the Outreach Coordinator at the OSU Environmental Science Health Center and works with other scientists, with a local school and its principal, and with the community in Cottage Grove.   

Richard Wolff on Capitalism's Christmas

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Fri, 12/19/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Richard Wolff on Capitalism's Christmas
Richard Wolff, host of Economic Update, on Capitalism's Christmas.

http://www.rdwolff.com/
http://www.democracyatwork.info/radio/

Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc.: Programs, Apprenticeships and Support for Women in the Trades

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Fri, 12/19/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc.: Programs, Apprenticeships and Support for Women in the Trades
We speak with Dennise Kowalczyk, Development Director, and Katie Yablonsky, Building Girls Program Manager, at Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. about their focus and programs and about how women interested in the trades can connect with them.

http://www.tradeswomen.net/

5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche at Triangle Productions

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Mon, 12/15/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche at Triangle Productions
Host Dan Johnson speaks with Don Horn of Triangle Productions about 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche.

5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche is set in a community center somewhere in middle American in 1956. The widows of the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein meet in a renovated community center for their annual breakfast, where the prize-winning quiche will be declared in a much-anticipated ceremony.
The sudden threat of an atomic bomb forces the women in this idyllic American town to begin sharing their deepest secrets, which lead to some not-so-shocking confessions from the society’s leaders. 

Rural Washington County landowners fight the urban growth boundary expansion

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Mon, 12/15/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Residents of Washington County organize

KBOO speaks with three residents of rural Washington County, who have organized a petition to oppose the expansion of the urban growth boundary without a public process.

Their website: http://334thavenue.org/

Music - Everything Looks the Same by David Rovics

Margarita Alegria on Rates of Mental Illness and Esteem Issues in Different Communities

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Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Margarita Alegria on Rates of Mental Illness and Esteem Issues in Different Communities
Health and Health Care Forum with Roberta Hall

The second program from the Oregon Public Health Association for 2014 features a conversation with Margarita Alegria (pictured above), keynote speaker on day one of the conference, as they discuss why some neighborhoods and locales may be associated with issues of esteem that lead to higher rates of mental illness than other locales. Dr. Algeria, a native of Puerto Rico, is a psychologist and faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. This conversation is followed by a discussion with three Portlanders about a lively after-hours health intervention with youth in Oldtown Chinatown, in Portland. Featured in the picture below are Helen Ying, Sondra Storm, and Mireille LaFont..

Thanksgiving: Massasoit's Peace Pact with the Pilgrims: from the series Sprouts

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Fri, 11/28/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Thanksgiving: Massasoit's Peace Pact with the Pilgrims: from the series Sprouts
A historical analysis, from Peace Talks Radio, of events and people connected to that we refer to as the "First Thanksgiving."

American Indian scholars Darius Coombs and Bob Charlesbois fill in the details about Massasoit, who was the the leader of the native Wampanoag Confederacy when English settlers landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620.

They describe Massasoit's attempt to make peace for his people with the Pilgrims. He and his people kept the Pilgrims from starving in the early years of their settlement.

Also, Native American film director Chris Eyre talks about his portrayal of Massasoit for the 2009 PBS television series "We Shall
Remain" 

Dr. Helen Caldicott on "The Ukraine Crisis, Is Nuclear Conflict Likely?"

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Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Dr. Helen Caldicott on "The Ukraine Crisis, Is Nuclear Conflict Likely?"
From the series TUC Radio we hear a two part program featuring Dr. Helen Caldicott on "The Ukraine Crisis, Is Nuclear Conflict Likely?" Part TWO of the program also features Stephen Cohen.

On October 8, 2014, the life long antinuclear campaigner and author Helen Caldicott addressed the National Press Club Newsmakers in Washington, DC. She said that the United States and Russia are dangerously close to stumbling into a war over Ukraine that could go nuclear and kill millions of people in a single day. <http://www.helencaldicott.com/>

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"Railroaded:The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America," historian Richard White

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Fri, 09/16/2011
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Fri, 09/16/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America

"Bundled securities...phony annual reports...bribed politicians...a crashed economy. These familiar-sounding conditions are just part of the legacy of the men who built the 19th century transcontinental railroads. In Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America, historian Richard White tells the story of corporate misconduct, incompetence and greed surrounding the construction of the transcontinental railroads that changed America. White reconstructs the convoluted paper trail that enriched Gilded Age capitalists and triggered three economic crisis in the late 19th century." Dave Mazza hosts.

  • Length: 27:34 minutes (25.24 MB)
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The Halo Foundation's work helping orphans and at-risk children worldwide.

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Thu, 09/15/2011

Host Ren Green interviews Chris West of the Portland Branch of the Halo Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides food, water, shelter, clothing, education, art therapy, caretakers, medical services, and vocational training to orphans and at-risk children worldwide. We also provide opportunities for American youth to learn about volunteerism and philanthropy.

The Halo Foundation is sponsoring "The Art of Love," on Thursday September 15th, 2011, Time: 7:30-9:30pm. The event will raise funds for The Bukesa Children’s Home, an orphanage in Uganda, Africa which provides food, water, shelter, medicine, education and art therapy for 34 children. Be-yond seeking to provide the financial resources for the home’s work, the event will also promote local artists, presenting their work along side paintings and drawings from Ugandan children about what they love and hope for the world. For more information about The HALO Foundation, or the Bukesa Children’s Home visit:

www.haloworldwide.org

  • Length: 28:03 minutes (25.69 MB)
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Sharon Gary Smith, the new Executive Director of the MacKenzie River Gathering

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Mon, 08/29/2011

 Jay Thiemeyer interviews local activist Sharon Gary Smith, who is the new Executive Director of the MacKenzie River Gathering.

Sharon Gary Smith is a native Oregonian who has worked locally and nationally for racial and economic justice, with a special focus on addressing health inequity and reproductive justice.

 
 
 

 

Rick Perry Revealed and How Money Leads to No Compromise in Congress

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Mon, 08/29/2011

 Michelle Schroeder Fletcher interviews Abby Rapoport, a reporter with "The Texas Observer", about Presidential candidate Rick Perry, his campaign strategy, and his record as Governor of Texas. She also speaks with political science professor Thomas Ferguson about how Congress is listening primarily to those who contribute political money, not the public.

Read Rapoport's articles at: http://www.texasobserver.org/floor-play/why-the-gop-field-should-steal-a-page-from-perrys-2010-playbook and www.texasobserver.org/floor-play/layoffs-and-cutbacks-rick-perrys-2011-education-record

Ferguson is professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts, Boston and a senior fellow of the Roosevelt Institute. He recently wrote the piece, "Memo to New York Times: Data Shows That 'We' Are Not Responsible for D.C. Deadlock." Read it at: www.newdeal20.org/2011/08/15/memo-to-new-york-times-data-shows-that-we-are-not-responsible-for-dc-deadlock-55066/

 
 
 

 

Host Roberta Hall speaks with Dr. Vern Saboe about Oregon Medicare, Part 2.

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Mon, 08/22/2011

Host Roberta Hall speaks with Dr. Vern Saboe, Part 2.

Vern Saboe is a chiropractor in Albany, Oregon, and he was one of 44 members of the Oregon Transformation Team that developed the framework for a reorganization of Oregon's Medicaid --- and he was the only complementary care practitioner on the team so he spoke for naturopaths and other practices as well as for chiropractors. Additional to his practice, he is the legislative lobbyist for Oregon's chiropractic association, and in these two conversations he talks about all of these activities and about what preventive medicine offers in opposition to first-line treatment with drugs.

(Part 2 of 2. Part 1 of 2 aired on Friday, August 19, 2011 at 11:30 AM.)

Dr.Rosser and 3 Iraqi students talk about the Iraqi Student Project

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Mon, 08/08/2011

 Host Marianne Barisonek talks with Dr. Rosser and 3 Iraqi students about the Iraqi Student Project

 The Iraqi Student Project (www.iraqistudentproject.org) is a grass-roots effort to help war-displaced Iraqi students acquire the undergraduate education they need to participate inrebuilding their country. Dr. Robert Rosser, executive director of The Iraqi Student Project and three students: Awab AlwareFarah Mohsen and Mustafa Mahmood talk about the project and thier experiences as students here in the United States.

 

Homefront 911: Military Family Monologues

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Fri, 08/05/2011

Host Marvin Simmons of Northwest Veterans for Peace spoke with Stacy Bannerman, creator and producer of "Homefront 911: Military Family Monologues," a project of the Sanctuary for Veterans and Families. Also on the program are Tamara Rosenleaf, who wrote two of the monologues, and Belle Landau of the Returning Veterans Project. This program features moving readings of the military family monologues.

Homefront 911: Military Family Monologues is an original performance art piece based on actual accounts of how the war is coming home. Developed and presented by military family members, Homefront 911 is a non-partisan event intended to raise awareness of the impact of nearly a decade of war on the families left behind, and strengthen the community safety net.

Medical Marijuana Use

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Fri, 07/29/2011

 A conversation with Angela Fairless, Anna Diaz and Todd Dalotto about the current state of medical marijuana in Oregon.

Soundbitten: The Perils of Media-Centered Political Activism

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Thu, 07/21/2011

Host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher interviews Sarah Sobieraj, author of Soundbitten: The Perils of Media-Centered Political Activism.

Sobieraj explores the dynamics and costs of media obsession by activist groups.  She says the pervasive mediatization of politics has jeopardized the ability of dissenting groups to engage in public discourse and so has altered the very fabric of both social movements and the civil society that the news media claim to inform.

Her book is an ethnographic portrait of fifty diverse organizations over the course of two presidential campaign cycles. She argues that while most activist groups equate political success with media success and channel their energies accordingly, their efforts fail to generate news coverage and come with deleterious consequences.

Arthur Stamoulis talks about the Columbia Free Trade Agreement

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Mon, 07/11/2011

Arthur Stamoulis of Oregon Fair Trade Campaign talks about the demonstration planned for Congressman Earl Blumenauer's Office on Monday, July 11 * 12:00 noon at 729 NE Oregon St (Near the 7th Avenue MAX Station)

Fifty-one union leaders were assassinated in Colombia last year — more than in the rest of the world combined. At least 17 have been assassinated so far this year.

As the Colombia Free Trade Agreement races towards a vote in Congress, our elected officials will be forced to pick a side.  Will they stand with union members, small farmers, human rights advocates and others in the United States and Colombia who oppose the FTA?   Or will they stand with the transnational corporations who profit off the violent suppression of workers' rights, the forced displacement of Afro-Colombians from their land and the dumping of subsidized agricultural commodities?

So far, Congressman Earl Blumenauer is "undecided" on the Colombia FTA.

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Correction

 A typo occured with one of our guests, Todd Dalotto on Radiozine this past Friday. Our apologies for the oversight.

 

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