Special Programming: Public Affairs

Episode Archive

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 07/19/13

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Fri, 07/19/2013 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm
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One-day Flash Drive Fundraiser: Part Three - South America

Brazil’s Landless Workers MovementAt 4 pm we shift gears again and move westward to South America. We'll begin with an interview with Eduardo Galeano, author of Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent, which set a new standard for historical scholarship of Latin America by organizing the various facets of Latin American history according to the patterns of five centuries of exploitation. We'll hear about the struggle against dams in Chile, how climate change is impacting Amazonia, and then focus on land rights and people's movements, including the current Brazilian people's uprising.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 07/19/13

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Fri, 07/19/2013 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
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One-day Flash Drive Fundraiser: Part two - southern Africa

At Noon, we'll shift focus to sub-equatorial Africa:

12:00 - interview with Map of African land rush.Fred Pearce, author and environmental journalist based in London, about his latest book The Land Grabbers: The New Fight over Who Owns the Earth. Then it's our first musical interlude, featuring a short set from one of the hosts of our Thursday African music program.

1:30 - Kambali Museveli with Friends of the Congo will speak about the student movement in the Democratic Republic of Congo and how people are organizing to end the decades-long conflict that has torn that region apart.

We'll have a set of African music produced by KBOO deejays, then at 3, we're off to Kenya for a look at their Green Belt Movement and then South Africa to check in on labor movements there, as well as the situation regarding Nelson Mandela and his legacy.

 

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 07/19/13

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Fri, 07/19/2013 - 8:00am - 12:00pm
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One-day Flash Drive Fundraiser: Part One - Oceania/Climate Change


Antarctica mapAt 8am
, we'll begin our tour in Oceania / Australia / Antarctica focusing on topics related to global warming and climate change, including a call from Palmer Station on Antarctica's peninsula (map). We'll air this week's talk by noted environmental activist, author and speaker Bill McKibben of 350.org, as well as an update on gay rights and culture in New Zealand, plus a story about Asian Pacific Islanders.

 8 am - More Talk Radio: hosts Ani and Theresa take on the issue of worldwide climate change from an anarcha-feminist perspective

9 am - Bill McKibben: Summer Heat! How to take decisive, immediate action to confront climate change

10 am - Australian and South Pacific activists speak about the fight against coal terminals and rising sea levels, speaking from ground zero - the part of the world most impacted by climate change

10:40 am - Host Joe Meyer interviews Bob DeValentino, the winter site manager at Palmer Station, located on Anvers Island along the Antarctic Peninsula. Palmer Station, where Bob is spending the winter, is primarily the site of biological research because it is located far enough north (closer to the equator) to have open water much of the year, allowing an abundance of animals.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 07/18/13

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Thu, 07/18/2013 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm
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National Town Hall on Converting our Economy

The Santa Cruz, CA based non-profit, Article V Convention for Our Children’s Future (AVC4OCF), announced, today, the date of their first national, radio/internet town-hall meeting in a planned series of similar events that they are calling their National Campaign for Jobs in America.

 

On July 18, AVC4OCF will co-produce, with radio partners from Oregon to Texas, a collaborative broadcast that will create a national, town-hall forum in which citizens will have the opportunity to listen to experts on the subject of defense (or economic) conversion.  Congressional representatives are also receiving invitations from the non-profit requesting their attendance in this town-hall meeting.

 

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 07/18/13

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Thu, 07/18/2013 - 9:00am - 9:30am
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Author & teacher Stuart Perrin interviewed on trafficking women, and what's being done to stop it.

Trafficking women and girls into sexual slavery is a global nightmare.  Over half a million women are sold across international borders, the vast majority of them are sold into sexual slavery.  This happens the world over, and the US is no exception.

Stuart Perrin was working in Nepal when he became acutely aware of this issue.  In response he started The Bahini Foundation, and created a safe place for girls escaping trafficking in Nepal.  

Stuart has re-established The Bahini Foundation in Oregon, and is continuing to find ways to educate the public on the horrors faced by girls sold into sexual exploitation.  He has written the novel Little Sisters based on his work in this area.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 07/17/13

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Wed, 07/17/2013 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
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Bill McKibben live

As the planet lurches past 400 parts per million concentrations of CO2, the moment has come for all of us to do hard, important, powerful things to combat climate change. The last two weeks of July are, statistically, the hottest stretch of the year.  As part the nationally coordinated Summer Heat actions, Bill McKibben, author and co-founder of 350.org, will speak this Wednesday July 17th, in Vancouver, Washington to talk about climate change and the movement to turn it around.  KBOO will broadcast his talk live.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 07/04/13

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Thu, 07/04/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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The American Dream and the Chinese Dream

Theresa Mitchell, host of Presswatch, and Per Fagereng, host of Fight the Empire, combine forces to host a special program for July 4th on "The American Dream and the Chinese Dream."

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 06/17/13

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Mon, 06/17/2013 - 10:00am - 10:15am
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Local News

Host Per Fagereng interviews Moji Agha about the results of the Iranian elections.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 05/30/13

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Thu, 05/30/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Indigenous Experience NW

LIVE BROADCAST from the Indigenous Experience NW

Community, Family, and Tradition are MEDICINE WITHIN.

Scottish Rite Center

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 05/24/13

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Fri, 05/24/2013 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
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The Vanport flood and racism in Portland: sixty five years later

Sixty five years ago, the Columbia River flooded into the largest public housing project in the U-S at the time, leaving 18,500 people homeless, a large number of whom were black.  The event changed race relations in Portland forever.

On Friday May 24th, from 8 am to noon, KBOO presented a special program on the Vanport flood and racism in Portland, sixty five years later.

We featured historians and archived audio, as well as a discussion led by PSU professor and activist Walidah Imarisha asking ‘Why are there so few black people in Oregon’.

Listen to the full three hours by clicking the link above, or individual segments below:

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Prisoner Support: Inside and Outside Incarceration (not yet aired)

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Thu, 06/05/2014
With Coyote Sheff and Petey- Former prisoners
Coyote Sheff was released from a Nevada state prison back in November of 2013. He never rested while in prison, starting an Anarchist Black Cross chapter at the prison he was in to actively sticking up for his comrades and taking part in prison rebellions to protest different policies or actions by the prison administration. Coyote Sheff and Petey will be talking about their own respective experiences, stressing the importance of prisoner support during incarceration and after, supporting prison struggles from providing reading material to an anarchist reading group inside the prison walls to the many ways those on the outside can support prison rebellions.
Coyote Sheff's writings can be found at various blogs and sites on the web. For more info on Eric McDavid, discussed in this panel: http://supporteric.org/ More info on radical eco-prisoners: http://www.ecoprisoners.org/
A new website to support prisoners and prison resistance, mentioned in the panel: http://supportprisonerresistance.net

For complete schedule of panels and more information about the Law and Disorder Conference, go to: https://lawandisorder.wordpress.com/
Other audio from the conference available at kboo.fm/audio:
http://kboo.fm/content/prisonimperialismhowtheusisspreadingarepressiveincar
http://kboo.fm/content/massimprisonmentisprisonslavery


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March Against Monsanto Portland 2014

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Tue, 05/27/2014
Complete (lightly edited) audio from March Against Monsanto rally at Shemanski Park In Portland, May 24, 2014. Includes some music.
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Thom Hartmann in Portland: The Crash of 2016

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Thu, 05/22/2014
Thom Hartmann speaking in Portland on May 2, 2014 at First Unitarian Church about his latest book: The Crash of 2016, The plot to Destroy America and what we can do to stop it. 

The book covers the currents of policy and economics that are converging on the year 2016 to possibly plunge us back into a depression deeper than the one we just survived. He also offers his prescription for the tools we need to employ to dull the effect of this eventuality. 

After Thom's talk was a panel with several local activists, who discussed their take on the issues. 
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John Nichols: 28th Amendment Roadshow

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Wed, 05/14/2014
John Nichols speaking in Portland on May 4th 2014, during the 28th Amendment Roadshow.
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"Prison Imperialism: How the US is Spreading a Repressive Incarceration Model Around the World"

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Tue, 05/13/2014

Presentation at the Law and Disorder Conference at Portland State University, May 11, 2014 by James Patrick Jordan, Alliance for Global Justice (http://www.afgj.org) (Recorded and produced by Paul Roland)
http://www.lawanddisorder.wordpress.com
Alliance for Global Justice Headquarters

225 E. 26th St., Suite 1
Tucson, AZ 85713
202-540-8336
afgj@afgj.org, james@afgj.org

The US Bureau of Prisons and USAID have been quietly investing in prison construction and helping restructure penal systems in a variety of countries around the world—usually countries with militaries that are heavily subsidized by the US government, that have been directly invaded by the US military, or that are linked to the US through Free Trade Agreements. These countries include Colombia, Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Honduras, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Mexico and elsewhere. These efforts are often referred to as the “New Penitentiary Culture”. This “prison imperialism” has its roots in the 2000 accord known as the Program for the Improvement of the Colombian Prison System. Since this accord was implemented, there has been a disproportionately large increase in the general prison population and even more so in the number of political prisoners. Reports of torture in the jails have sky-rocketed. The first Colombian prison constructed with US funding, La Tramacua, is notorious for its bad conditions. In fact, UN, Colombian government agencies and an international NGO have, on three different occasions found fecal contamination of prison food. At La Tramacua, prisoners only have access to fresh water for an average of 10 minutes a day. This workshop will not only shed light on US “prison imperialism”, but will focus as well on the domestic and international struggle against the US model of mass incarceration, neglect and abuse of those we call “Prisoners of Empire.”


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Mass Imprisonment is Prison Slavery

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Tue, 05/13/2014
https://lawandisorder.wordpress.com/
Mass Imprisonment is Prison Slavery
JoNina Abron-Ervin & Lorenzo Ervin
Recorded and produced by Paul Roland, Public Affairs volunteer producer

Summary
More people are incarcerated in U.S. prisons and jails than in any other country in the world. With just five percent of the world’s population, America has twenty-five percent of the world’s prison population. This workshop will examine how the “war” on drugs led to the current mass imprisonment of people of color, who comprise half of the over two million people incarcerated in U.S. prisons and jails; how mass imprisonment has devastated poor and low income communities of color; why mass imprisonment is slavery; and proposals for how to organize people of color to fight to end mass imprisonment.

Contact info:

Memphis Black Autonomy Federation
P.O. Box 16382
Memphis, TN 38186-0382
(901) 674-8430
organize.the.hood@gmail.com

Ida B. Wells Coalition Against Racism and Police Brutality, Kansas City
idabwellsinkc@gmail.com (505) 205-7909

ALEC Investigative Report: On the influence of ALEC in Oregon

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Fri, 05/09/2014
During KBOO's all-day special program on KBOO titled Fighting the Neoliberal Agenda on Friday, May 9th, KBOO listeners heard the first report-back from KBOO’s investigative reporting team on the impact of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) on legislation and legislators in the state of Oregon. Two of these reporters were asked to leave a conference hosted by ALEC at the Kansas City, Missouri Marriott hotel in the first week of May 2014.  The reporters, Mike Klepfer and Yana Maximova, traveled to Kansas City to shadow Oregon legislators with ties to ALEC and to try to identify those business interests that interact with legislators in an effort to update existing lists of businesses affiliated with ALEC.

KBOO recently received a grant from the Fund for Investigative Journalism to do an investigation on ALEC influence in Oregon.

The American Legislative Exchange Council is a tax-exempt, 501(c)3 charitable organization that has existed since the 1960s. In recent years, it has become infamous in its efforts to influence members of state legislatures throughout the country to adopt model legislation ALEC creates through various industry "task forces" that focus on corporate interests. Although the most famous of these, the so called "Stand Your Ground" law, received much attention in the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting, many others quietly become law. Examples range from legislation that prevents farmers from protesting the nearby plantings of genetically modified seeds to requiring users of solar panels to pay a subsidy to utility companies. Other task forces highlight efforts to, among others, reduce the advocacy of labor, to increase the prevalence of private prisons and to inhibit the ability of states to dictate protocols for identifying railcar contents.

To make a donation to support KBOO and continue this vitally important work, call 877-500-5266, come by the station at 20 SE 8th Avenue in Portland, or go to KBOO.FM anytime from now until May 17th to pledge your support. Pledges at the sustaining level of $10 dollars a month or more will receive a special gift of a two gig flash drive full of 'The Best of KBOO Public Affairs,’ including exclusive recordings of:  W.E.B. DuBois, Paul Robeson, Kwame Ture/Stokely Carmichael, Dick Gregory, Susan  Faludi, Molly Ivins, bell hooks, Ernest Callenbach, Ward Churchill, John Trudell; Greg Palast: Billionaires and Ballot Bandits; Howard Zinn's final interview; and much more.
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Cascadia Rising: Indigenous Sovereignty and the Rights of Nature Panel

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Tue, 05/06/2014

Indigenous Sovereignty and the Rights of Nature in Local Governance

a panel featuring Aurolyn Stwyer, Treothe Bullock, Paul Cienfuegos and Lucy Marie

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis panel seeks to explore the positive and problematic intersections between Indigenous Sovereignty strategies and rights-based organizing in Cascadia, with the purpose of elaborating an appropriate practice of decolonization within a settler colonial context.

As the power of multinational corporations continues to grow and international trade agreements preempt environmental protection laws, can grassroots movements effectively confront the logic and power of colonial law by implementing proactive decolonial assertions of sovereignty from below? Can a bioregional vision be employed to reinterpret the mainstream narrative of the relationship between the State, corporate power, and civil society while dismantling settler colonialism?

Can complementary strategies be developed between these two movements, which both seek to contravene the State-centric sovereignty of “law-from-above” with grassroots assertions of “law-from-below?” What potential risks of re-colonization may exist in Community Rights strategies within a settler colonial context, and how can these risks be recognized, transformed, and deliberately rooted within and through Indigenous vision and struggle?

This dialogue will bring together voices from the Confederated Tribes of Warm Spring, the People’s Water Trust, Friends of Celilo Falls, and Community Rights PDX.
 
BIOS:
Aurolyn Stwyer is a member of the Warm Springs and Wasco tribes. She is a traditional food gatherer for the longhouse. She has an MBA with the University of Minnesota and a master’s degree in human and organizational systems with the Fielding Graduate University, her Ph.D studies has a focus on the Plateau heritage rites of passage ceremonies. Her board memberships include the Museum at Warm Springs, Friends of Celilo, and ONABEN. Aurolyn is the owner of Red Skye Trading Post and Pawn Store at Warm Springs, Oregon.
 
Treothe Bullock is an experienced glaciologist and ecologist who currently works as a science educator, writer and photographer. His blog, Tree Oathe, features writing and photography from a Bioregional Cascadian perspective. He sits on the boards of Friends of Celilo Falls and The Celilo Falls Restoration Fund – working toward restoration of Cascadia’s historic ecological/spiritual/cultural center – Celilo Falls.
 
Paul Cienfuegos is a regional leader in the Community Rights movement, which works to dismantle corporate constitutional so-called “rights” and assert the people’s inherent right to self-government. He has been leading workshops, giving public talks, and organizing local communities since 1995 when he founded Democracy Unlimited in northern California. Since 2011, he has lived in Portland, Oregon, where he co-founded CommunityRightsPDX.org, and is helping to establish the Oregon Community Rights Network which launched in 2013. His talks have been broadcast nationally on ‘Alternative Radio’.
More info can be found at PaulCienfuegos.com
 
Marie is a 4th Generation Portlander. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Environmental Studies, earned her Permaculture Design Certificate from Three Sisters Permaculture and the Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh, PA, She returned to Portland in 2012 to attend the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College, where she is now in her last year.
Marie is a co-author of The People’s Water Trust municipal ballot initiative, a first-of-its-kind policy innovation designed to keep our city’s water clean, affordable, accessible, and managed solely in the public’s interest. If enacted (when enacted), the Trust may well become a model of responsible conservation for the entire nation.

 
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Cascadia Rising: Climate Chaos panel

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Wed, 04/30/2014

Climate Chaos and Cascadia: Place-Based Resistance to Global Catastrophe

A Panel featuring Scott Schroder + Friends

clearcutkidsAnthropogenic climate change and the resulting mass extinction, drought, fire, flooding, and skewed weather patterns threaten the Cascadian bioregion, and any of our plans for rehabilitation, restoration, or reinhabitation, more profoundly than any other single industrial act of eco-assualt. Yet because climate change is not an immediately tangible act of destruction restricted to a single place and time, because we can’t see or hear climate change in the same way we can see and hear a dam or clearcut; a visceral sense of the threat of climate change is elusive. This panel breaks from abstract discussion of atmospheric greenhouse gases, and roots the issue in palpable and living things: wolverines, salmon, forests and in rapidly approaching catastrophic effects on the bioregion we call home. We will discuss the effects climate change has already had on the region–increased temperature, rising seas, more precipitation, diminished snowpack–and the landscapes and species that are threatened with extinction or severe alteration by the fossil fuel economy. We will discuss strategies and possibilities for human adaptedness and survival in the face of fundamental ecological changes. We will argue that effective resistance requires reconceiving a nebulous and global catastrophe as an eminent threat to this place and to any living thing who calls Cascadia home.

BIO:Beginning in the late 1990s, Scott Schroder participated in campaigns against industrial logging throughout the western United States with various Earth First! groups, as well as organizing large-scale resistance to clearcutting in the Sierra Nevada with Yuba Nation. Simultaneously, he succeeded in stopping numerous National Forest timber sales with administrative appeals. In 2008, he was a founding member of the Doom School art collective in Portland and later curated music and performances at the Hall of the Woods outside of Olympia, Washington. More recently, he has organized direct action against fossil fuels in California and Oregon and written on the climate policies of both states. He creates a blog and zine, Spring Speaks Truth, and is on probation for blockading tar sands equipment en route through Oregon to Alberta, Canada.

 
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Cascadia Rising: Opening

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Wed, 04/30/2014
Opening of Cascadia Rising: A Bioregional Confluence, with organizers Elona Trogub and Emmalyn Garrett; Alexander Baretich, designer of the Cascadian flag; and Brandon Letsinger of Cascadia Now!
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