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Radiozine

Tune in to KBOO's Morning Radiozine for intriguing Public Affairs programming every Monday through Friday!

 

Episode Archive

Update on Gaza

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Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:00am - 11:20am
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Update on Gaza
Host Jenka Soderberg speaks with Mohammad Nabil, a Palestinian from Gaza who has been living in Portland for the past two years while he pursued a Master’s degree from the Pacific NW College of Art. He talks about the most recent deaths from Israeli bombings in his homeland.

New Devices to Monitor Air Pollution

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Air date: 
Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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New Devices to Monitor Air Pollution
Health and Health Care Forum with host Roberta Hall

Honduras

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Air date: 
Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Honduras

Host Kathleen Stephenson speaks with local activists Raechel Townsend and her husband Dany Cavedo, who is from Honduras, about the situation in Honduras and how it related to the children coming to the U.S. fleeing violence in their home countries. They'll also talk about helping a community in Honduras build a community radio station.

A Navajo Elder Remembered

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Air date: 
Tue, 07/15/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
A Navajo Elder Remembered

Art Focus is off today. Instead we'll hear a program from the series "Sprouts called A Navajo Elder Remembered." 

David Cay Johnston on Health Care Inequality

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Air date: 
Mon, 06/30/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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David Cay Johnston on Health Care Inequality

Health and Health Care Forum

Writer Jean Kwok on her latest work

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Air date: 
Mon, 06/23/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Writer Jean Kwok on her latest work

Host Sarika Mehta interviews writer Jean Kwok about her latest work "Mambo in Chinatown".
 
Jean Kwok immigrated from Hong Kong to Brooklyn when she was five and worked in a Chinatown clothing factory for much of her childhood. She won early admission to Harvard, where she worked as many as four jobs at a time, and graduated with honors in English and American literature, before going on to earn an MFA in fiction at Columbia. In between her degrees, she worked for three years as a professional ballroom dancer for Fred Astaire Studios in New York City. 

2nd Annual Resistance Ecology Conference, June 27 to 29: "Moving Theory to Action"

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Air date: 
Mon, 06/23/2014 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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Discussion with organizers of 2014 Resistance Ecology Conference, at Portland State University

Host Stephanie Potter speaks with Justin Kay and Tim Hitchins, organizers of the 2nd Annual Resistance Ecology Conference (2014)

The Beehive Design Collective on part three of their trilogy about globalization in the Americas

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Air date: 
Fri, 06/20/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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The Beehive Design Collective on part three of their trilogy about globalization in the Americas

From the series Sprouts an interview with the Beehive Design Collective about their third and final image in the Beehive's trilogy about globalization in the Americas, focusing on resistance to mega-infrastructure projects that are literally paving the way for free trade agreements that devastate local economies and communities. Audio of the interview is used to "see" the story of the MezoAmerica Resite
traveling art exhibit detailing the struggle for environmental justice in Central and South America. 

Danielle Krysa on her book "Creative Block"

Program: 
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Air date: 
Fri, 06/20/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Danielle Krysa on her book "Creative Block"

Host Kathleen Stephenson speaks with artist and blogger Danielle Krysa about her new book Creative Block: Get Unstuck, Discover New Ideas: Advice and Projects from 50 Successful Artists.

Creative block presents the most crippling—and unfortunately universal—challenge for artists.  Danielle Krysa interviewed 50 successful international artists working in different mediums.  She talks about their insights on how to conquer self-doubt, stay motivated, and get new ideas to flow. 

Before You Know It, a documentary about the first Out generation of LGBT seniors

Program: 
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Air date: 
Tue, 06/10/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Before You Know It, a documentary about the first Out generation of LGBT seniors

(Stage and Studio is off today.)

Portland resident Dennis Creamer is a principal subject in BEFORE YOU KNOW IT, a new landmark documentary about the first Out generation of LGBT seniors.

Dennis is a former Florida resident who came out of the closet in his 70s after the death of his wife. He moved to Portland a few years ago, where he made a new home at Rainbow Vista, an LGBT retirement community. The documentary chronicles Dennis's journey and also addresses some of the unique issues faced by LGBT seniors, such as isolation and loneliness, housing discrimination, health problems and lack of family support, and how some LGBT seniors are dealing with the legalization of same-sex marriage.

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Gay & Grey Pdx Expo at Friendly House on May 21

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program date: 
Mon, 05/16/2011

 Host Dan Johnson speaks with Mya Chamberlain, Senior Programs Coordinator for Friendly House, Jo Hamilton and Sharon Messerschmidt, two long time members of the Gay & Grey community and Max Micozzi Jones, chair of Gay & Grey Pdx Expo and a veteran in fighting for the rights of seniors including those who identify as Gay, Lesbian, Bi, Transgendered & Questioning.

They will discuss the upcoming Gay & Grey Pdx Expo coming to Friendly House on May 21st.

An estimated 10,000 people in the Portland area identify as Gay & Grey, sadly many of these people are under served in many of the basic needs we have come to expect.

 

Josh Ruebner with the US Campaign to End the Occupation, the extended Interview on DBS

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program date: 
Thu, 05/12/2011

This is the 17 minute interview;   everything you ever wanted to know about the Divest, Boycott, Sanction campaign to redress the crimes against the Palestinian people and hold Israel accountable for the genocide.  And while you're at it, have a look at the 'Budrus' video on YouTube.

  • Length: 17:08 minutes (15.69 MB)
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Antonia Juhasz and her book BLACK TIDE: the Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill

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program date: 
Mon, 04/25/2011

 

Host Per Fagereng interviews Antonia Juhasz about her new book BLACK TIDE: the Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill

It is the largest oil disaster in American history, and it could happen again. It is more than a story of ruined beaches, dead wildlife, chemical dispersants, corporate spin, political machinations, and financial fallout. It is a riveting human drama filled with people whose lives will forever be defined as “before” and “after” the Gulf oil disaster. Black Tide is the only book to tell this story through the perspective of people on all sides of the catastrophe, from those who lost their lives, loved ones, and livelihoods to those who made the policies that set the devastating event in motion, those who cut the corners that put corporate profits over people and the environment, and those who have committed their lives to ensuring that such an event is never repeated.

“We cannot allow the BP disaster to be pushed from public view the way BP used chemical dispersants to hide the oil. These remarkable stories—of loss, heroism, and culpability—are a vivid reminder that this catastrophe will be with us for decades, and that we have not yet made the changes necessary to prevent destruction in the future.”

--Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

Antonia Juhasz is Director and Founder of the Energy Program at Global Exchange, a San Francisco-based human rights non-profit organization. She is a policy-analyst, author and activist.

Juhasz is the author of The Tyranny of Oil: the World’s Most Powerful Industry, and What We Must Do To Stop It (HarperCollins 2008) and The Bu$h Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time (HarperCollins 2006).

http://www.antoniajuhasz.com/

I'm Hot!...and I'm Bald!": CHEMOTHERAPY FOR WINNERS

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Mon, 04/18/2011

Host Crystal Leighty speaks with Elaine Jesmer, author of "I'm Hot!...and I'm Bald!": CHEMOTHERAPY FOR WINNERS," about how to handle the side effects of chemotherapy, and why it's important not be afraid of it.

Jesmer says chemo is not only the standard of care for many cancers, but also for multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and for anyone who has had an organ transplant. Although the severity of the side effects vary, the side effects are often the same for anyone taking these drugs. She focuses on different ways to handle the side effects and the importance of overcoming the fear. According to Jesmer fear can be almost as deadly as the disease chemo is treating because it interferes with judgment at a time when clear judgment is needed.

http://www.elainejesmer.com/

The Big O Blows it on Reporting the Rally for Jobs

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program date: 
Mon, 04/18/2011

Call the Oregonian and ask why there was no report of the rally on Saturday.

Here's the number to call:

503-221-8221

  • Length: 4:01 minutes (3.68 MB)
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No safe level of exposure: the battle to ban asbestos

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Sun, 04/17/2011

Host Dan Johnson interviews Ann Samuelson, a former Clatsop County Commissioner, businesswoman and outspoken advocate in the pursuit of outlawing the use of asbestos in the United States and Linda Reinstein, co-founder of Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization

Horace Campbell on Libya, AFRICOM and the Power of the Peace Movement

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program date: 
Wed, 03/30/2011

Horace Campbell, professor of African-American Studies and Political Science at Syracuse University and 'Author Extraordinaire'.  I had given up on the power of peace until I heard this man.  He is the only voice thus far with the courage, insight and intelligence to see the Libyan situation for what it truly is:  an ugly, brutal racist adventure, a defense contractor 'Trade Show', and AFRICOM entree into the "Dark Continent", as the colonial investation was wont to call it...www.horacecampbell.net/

  • Length: 27:19 minutes (25.01 MB)
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Daniel Pinchbeck on "2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl"

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program date: 
Mon, 03/28/2011

 Host Sue Supriano speaks with Daniel Pinchbeck, an author and editorial director of Reality Sandwich, a blog website centered around New Age philosophy and activism. He is the author of "Breaking Open the Head: A Psychedelic Journey Into the Heart of Contemporary Shamanism" and "2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl ."

Sue spoke with Daniel Pinchbeck at the recent Prophets Conference in Palm Springs.

 

 

  • Title: RadioZine 20110328
  • Length: 23:00 minutes (21.06 MB)
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Food Justice Conference Part One

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Fri, 03/25/2011

The local food movement has become a palatable force. In Portland alone there are now 40 farmers markets. Raising backyard chickens has become fashionable and growing numbers of people are planting vegetable gardens or joining CSAs. But what about all the people who feel they can’t afford to buy local organic food or lack the time or space to plant a garden? How can the local food movement become a movement for food justice, and work to ensure that everyone has the right to eat healthy, local food?

These questions were addressed last month at the Food Justice Conference, held at the University of Oregon last month. On Friday, March 25, KBOO presents the first installment of recordings made at Food Justice Conference. We'll be airing segments from two conference panels: Local Agriculture/Food Community and Sustainable Agriculture and Emerging Research in Plant Genetics, with speakers Patricia Allen, Director of the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems at the University of California, Santa Cruz; Janet Fiskio, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Oberlin College; and Charles Benbrook, Chief Scientist at The Organic Center.

Lindauer Knocks It Out of The Park - Axgain

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program date: 
Mon, 03/21/2011

Susan Lindauer: Lockerbie Diary-Gadhaffi, Fall Guy for CIA Drug Running.  Lindauer is a Former U.S. Asset covering Iraq and Libya

 For years I was told the terrorist who placed the bomb on board Pan Am 103, known as the Lockerbie bombing, lives about 8 miles from my house, in Fairfax County, Virginia.   His life-time of privilege and protection, gratis of high flyers in U.S. Intelligence, has been a reward for silence on the CIA’s involvement in drug trafficking in Lebanon during the 1980s.   As sources go, I was more than a casual observer. From May 1995 until March 2003, I performed as a back channel to Tripoli and Baghdad, supervised by my CIA handler, Dr. Richard Fuisz, who claimed from day one to know the origins of the Lockerbie conspiracy and the identity of the terrorists. http://issuepedia.org/1998-12-04_Susan_Lindauer_Deposition He swore that no Libyan participated in the attack.    Armed with that assurance, our team started talks with Libya’s diplomats for the Lockerbie Trial, and I attended over 150 meetings at the Libyan Embassy in New York. After the hand over of Libya’s two accused men, our team engaged in a concerted fight to gain permission for Dr. Fuisz to give a deposition about his primary knowledge of the conspiracy, during the Lockerbie Trial. In a surprise twist, the U.S. Federal Judge in Alexandria, Virginia imposed a double seal on a crucial portion of Dr. Fuisz’s deposition. The double seal can only be opened by a Scottish Judge. In my opinion, that should be a priority, as testimony hidden by the double seal maps out the whole Lockerbie conspiracy. Most significantly, it identifies 11 terrorists involved in the attack. Dr. Fuisz’s testimony could put the whole matter to rest forever.

 

There’s good reason for my confidence. Much to my surprise, during the Lockerbie talks, Dr. Fuisz’s allegations of CIA opium running in Lebanon received unusual corroboration. One day, as I left the office of Senator Carol Moseley-Braun on my lunch break, an older spook caught up with me in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. From out of nowhere, he stepped in my path and invited me to lunch. With extraordinary candor, he debriefed me as to what motivated the CIA’s actions. I remember it as one battle-hardened old spook sharing the perils of fieldwork with a gung ho young Asset, anxious to get started on great adventures.

 

It was a morality tale for sure. According to him, the CIA infiltrated opium and heroin trafficking in Lebanon as part of a crisis operation to rescue AP reporter Terry Anderson and 11 other American and British hostages in Beirut, including CNN bureau chief Jeremy Levin and Anglican envoy Terry Waite. The hostage crisis was a legitimate CIA concern. The CIA Station Chief of Beirut, William Buckley, was also kidnapped by Islamic Jihad and brutally tortured to death, his body dumped in the street in front of CIA headquarters. The rescue was protracted and complicated by Lebanon’s Civil War—ultimately, Terry Anderson’s captivity lasted seven years. Many of the hostages suffered beatings, solitary confinement chained to the floor, and mock executions.     The older spook who refused to identify himself swore that the CIA considered it urgently necessary to try every possibility for recovering the hostages. The concept of infiltration into criminal networks cuts to the murky nature of intelligence itself. Drug enforcement frequently rely on the same strategies. Where the CIA went far wrong was in pocketing some of those heroin profits for itself along the way. The dirty little secret is that the CIA continued to take a percentage cut of opium and heroin production out of Lebanon well into the 1990s.

As for the hostage rescue itself, considering the operation took years to accomplish, it’s always been whispered that a corrupted CIA officer enjoying those opium profits might have swallowed reports on the hostages’ locations, or otherwise diverted his team in order to protect his narcotics income.   That appears to have become a serious fear at the time, among other U.S. officers jointly involved in the rescue.    In December 1988, infuriated Defense Intelligence agents issued a formal protest, exposing CIA complicity in Middle East heroin trafficking. When teams from both agencies got summoned back to Washington to attend an internal hearing, they boarded Pan Am 103. A wing of militant Hezbollah led by Ahmed Jibril, his nephew Abu Elias, Abu Talb and Abu Nidal took out both teams in order to protect their lucrative cartel.    Classified Defense Intelligence records show that Jibril and Talb had been toying with a conspiracy to bomb a U.S. airplane during the 1988 Christmas holidays anyway. They planned to bomb a U.S. airliner in revenge for the U.S.S. Vincennes, which shot down an Iranian commercial airliner loaded with Hajiis returning from Mecca in July, 1988. However the Defense Intelligence threat to expose their heroin network put the bombing plan into action. Islamic Jihad’s ability to discover actionable intelligence on the flight schedules would definitely confirm that somebody at CIA was operating as a double agent, keeping Islamic Jihad a step ahead of the rescue efforts.

That’s the dirty truth about Lockerbie. It ain’t nothing like you’ve been told.

 Wait a darn moment—I anticipate your confusion. Libya got blamed for the Lockerbie attack. Daddy George Bush told us so! The United Nations imposed sanctions on Libya, demanding that Colonel Moammar Gadhaffi hand over two Libyans for trial. One of the two, Lameen Fhima got acquitted immediately. The other Abdelbasset Megrahi got convicted (on the most flimsy circumstantial evidence that overlooked endless contradictions). Libya paid $2.7 billion in damages—amounting to $10 million per family death— to make the U.N. sanctions go away, and expressed a sort of non-apology for the deaths—while never acknowledging its involvement in the conspiracy.     So Libya was innocent the whole time? In a word, yes.

 Don’t get me wrong: I have no soft spot for Libya. As an Asset, I saw that no matter the flowing promises of friendship, at heart Libyans hearken to their glory days as Bedouin raiders. It’s pathological, not personal. They are deeply tribal and Islamic, which often makes them paranoid and suspicious of outsiders. They have an ancient history of raiding each other’s camps, back and forth, stealing livestock, women and children. One of my best diplomatic sources had a tattoo on his wrist, because his grandmother feared he would be kidnapped as a small child (in the 1950s). Libya simply does not have a history of believing that it needs to keep promises to individuals outside their clans. That’s not part of their heritage.   That vendetta culture bodes dangerously for the current rebellion. Even after Gadhaffi’s gone, in all likelihood these tribal families will continue to exact vengeance on one another. It remains to be seen whether the new government will hide those clashes to protect its image of cohesion and legitimacy to the outside world. In truth, Libyan culture poses a threat to itself most of all.

 

I don’t say that about just any Arab country. I enjoy Arab culture very much. I just know better than to do favors for Gadhaffi. His actions often mask some other agenda.   But the bottom line is that Libya had nothing to do with the bombing of Pan Am 103, which exploded over the town of Lockerbie, Scotland.   We should care about Lockerbie because of the serious problem that it exposed. Opium trafficking out of the Bekaa Valley provides a major source for global heroin production. In turn, the global pipeline of narco-dollars keep militant operations alive world-wide from the Middle East to Indonesia, Colombia, Burma and the Far East.    That’s something to fear. We don’t have to deploy soldiers to shut it down. With a little creativity, we could attack the bank accounts of these global heroin traffickers and cut off funds for the violence without damaging the local society through warfare. We could strike down two scourges—heroin and terrorism. And the U.S. would not require military action all over the planet to accomplish its goals. Thankfully, there are other ways.

 The first step is recognition.

  • Length: 33:54 minutes (31.03 MB)
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