Special Programming: Public Affairs

Episode Archive

Mumia Abu Jamal: Long Distance Revolutionary

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Wed, 02/12/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Mumia Abu Jamal: Long Distance Revolutionary

Excerpts from the film 'Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary"

“Long Distance Revolutionary” focuses on Mumia AbuPJamal’s career as a prolific writer and journalist from the depths of prison. The film chronicles his life and work as a journalist, writer, and philosopher – a public intellectual who has spent thirty years in a Pennsylvania prison, twenty nine of them in solitary confinement on death row.

The Day We Fight Back Against Mass Surveillance

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Tue, 02/11/2014 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
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Against Mass Surveillance and for Internet Freedom

KBOO will devote the full day on February 11th to a special day of programming on the people's movement to take back the internet.  A broad coalition of activist groups, companies, and online platforms will hold a worldwide day of activism in opposition to the NSA's mass spying regime on February 11th.

Dubbed "The Day We Fight Back", the day of activism was announced on the eve of the anniversary of the tragic passing of activist and technologist Aaron Swartz. The protest is both in his honor and in celebration of the victory over the Stop Online Piracy Act two years ago this month, which he helped spur.

Amandla! The struggle for freedom in South Africa

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Thu, 02/06/2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
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Honoring Nelson Mandela and the struggle against apartheid
KBOO presents a special two-hour special honoring the legacy of Nelson Mandela and other fighters who struggled for decades to free South Africa from a racist system of governent known as apartheid.  We'll feature excerpts from the film Amandla! (which means 'Power' in Zulu), the voice of Mandela and a live interview with Portland's own Mic Crenshaw, who recently spent time in South Africa collaborating with hip hop artists there.

We will offer tickets to KBOO's flim showing of Amandla! at the Clinton Street Theater on Tuesday February 11th to people who call in during this special to support KBOO's membership drive - 877-500-KBOO.

History and Culture of Willamette Falls, once a major Native fishery and cultural center.

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Fri, 01/31/2014 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Paul Roland talks with three guests about the past, present and future of a special place.

Join host Paul Roland as he speaks by phone with David Lewis, Tribal Historian, Museum Coordinator and cultural liaison of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde and Chairman of the Oregon Heritage Commission; and in studio with Spider Moccasin, musician and Warms Springs tribal member (Wasco); and Roxandra Pennington, Events Coordinator of the Museum of the Oregon Territories. On Saturday, the Museum of the Oregon Territory presents "Willamette Falls: Where the Future Began," a day of new exhibits, crafts, music arts and cultural history in Oregon City. 

"Keep Alive the Dream" 2014

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Mon, 01/20/2014 - 11:00am - 6:30pm
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29th Annual Tribute to the Life and Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

This annual event, a production of World Arts Foundation, Inc., is broadcast live from Anthem Convention Center at 3300 NE 172nd Place, in its entirety on KBOO.

For more about World Arts Foundation, see http://www.worldartspdx.org.

Filmmaker Penny Allen on her film "Late for My Mother's Funeral" and North Africa and Europe

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Fri, 12/13/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Filmmaker Penny Allen and her feature "Late for My Mother's Funeral"

Joe Uris speaks with filmmaker and former Portlander, Penny Allen, about her latest film, "Late to My Mother's Funeral," and about European and North African politics.

Eva Bartlett: Gaza in Crisis

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Wed, 12/11/2013 - 9:00am - 9:30am
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Eva Bartlett speaks on the situation in the Gaza Strip
Eva Bartlett will be speaking in Portland this Thursday at 5 pm, at the Red and Black Cafe, 400 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR on the reality of life in Gaza, including the dangers posed to fishers, farmers (and anyone in the border regions), the numerous and layered aspects of the blockade on Gaza, and the various Israeli wars waged upon the Palestinians of Gaza. She'll join us live on Wednesday morning at 9 for a preview of her Portland talk.

A Panel Discussion on the History of The Mountain Moving Cafe: Exploring Collectives at Work

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Fri, 11/29/2013 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
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A Panel Discussion on the History of The Mountain Moving Cafe: Exploring Collectives at Work

A Panel Discussion on the History of The Mountain Moving Cafe: Exploring Collectives at Work the presented as part of the History of Social Justice Organizing Series on November 14th. 

The panel featured four members of the original Mountain Moving Cafe collective: Ellen Goldberg, Andy Clark, Kiera O'Hara, Peter Thacker. . (Pictured above)

Mountain Moving Cafe was a beloved institution in ‘70s Portland.  A discussion of how it worked was an opportunity to talk about what it takes to make a collective work.
        

LGBTQ Activism History in Portland - A Panel Discussion

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Fri, 11/29/2013 - 9:00am - 10:30am
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LGBTQ Activism History in Portland - A Panel Discussion
LGBTQ Activism History in Portland  

A Panel of Outstanding Long-Term LGBTQ  (Lesbian/Gay/Bi/Trans/Queer) Activists who spoke as part of the History of Social Justice Organizing Series on October 24th.

(Panelists Steve Fulmer, Susie Shepherd, Cliff Jones, Pat Young are pictured above.)

John Trudell: Descendant Now Ancestor

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Thu, 11/28/2013 - 5:15pm - 6:00pm
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A 1997 talk by Native American poet John Trudell
Native American poet, activist and musician John Trudell breaks down the history of colonization of the spirit in this archive speech entitled 'DNA: Descendant Now Ancestor'

Audio

Max Blumenthal speaks to KBOO about 'The 51-Day war'

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Wed, 07/01/2015
Last summer, during the 51 days of conflict that began when Israel launched air strikes on Hamas-controlled Gaza, journalist Max Blumenthal was embedded on the ground. His reportage followed the fighting and the deaths of more than 2,000 people, most of whom were Palestinian civilians, in what he called an "entirely avoidable catastrophe." In his new book, The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza, Blumenthal explores the conditions and deceptions that led to war.
  • Length: 10:50 minutes (9.91 MB)
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Mauna Kea protests continue

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Thu, 04/23/2015
A four-week long protest which has halted construction of  the proposed TMT or Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea on the big island of Hawaii continues with several new developments this week.
On Tuesday activists took to the streets of Honolulu to bring their message to the centers of state and commercial power in the archipelago.
The thirty-meter telescope would be housed in a massive eighteen-story high structure atop the highest mountain in Hawaii.
It’s a project of the TMT Observatory Corporation, a joint venture of Institutions  from the United States, Canada, China, India and Japan.
There are already thirteen other telescopes sited on the mountain, which have also drawn opposition  from Native Hawaiians and environmentalists.
But this new, massive telescope has drawn the largest opposition to date.
Some 200 people continue to camp out on Mauna Kea and are drawing increased attention in Hawaii, on the continental United States and internationally.
A moratorium put in place three weeks ago by the company in response to the opposition has been extended twice.
This afternoon, the Board of trustees of the Office of hawaiian affairs, which had signed off on the project in 2012, had an emotional meeting to discuss the controversy, with  trustees speaking out strongly on both sides of the issue.
they plan to meet again on april 30 to fully discuss the issue and apparently will revisit their earlier decision.
On Wednesday Talk Radio http://kboo.fm/whythemountainastruggleforautonomydignit0, Paul Roland talked with Native Hawaiian filmmaker, journalist and activist Keala Kelly about the evolving situation.
Earlier  today he spoke with one of the Mauna Kea protestors, Kahookahi  Kanuha, who had come down from the encampment on Mauna Kea and travelled to Oahu for the protest on Tuesday.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott tries to keep rising sea at bay by not letting state employees talk about it

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Thu, 03/19/2015
As south Florida begins to sink below rising sea levels, the Governor Scott administration appears to be building a wall to protect itself from damaging information about the role that climate change is actually having.  His offices in Tallahassee, located somewhat inland, appear to be safe for now from harsh reality. 
Florida appears to be on the dangerous cutting edge of  denialism and the suppression of inconvenient truth. A climate of fear, insecurity and stasis seems to pervade agencies charged with environmental protection and regulation.
In this complete version of an interview done by Paul Roland for the KBOO News on March 18, we hear about the case of a Florida state employee who was reprimanded and put on unpaid leave for two days for speaking publicly about climate change. Roland interviews Jerry Phillips, Director of the Florida office of Public Employees for Environmental responsibility (PEER).
Barton Bibler is a long-time Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) employee who serves as Land Management Plan Coordinator in the Division of State Lands.
When attending a public hearing, Bibler was directed by his superiors to remove any hot button issues, especially references to climate change.
He was then given a letter of reprimand for supposedly misrepresenting that the “official meeting agenda included climate change.”
The employee was suspended for two days and then given a “Medical Release Form” requiring that his doctor supply his boss with an evaluation of unspecified “medical condition and behavior” issues before being allowed to return to work.
On March 18, PEER sent a letter asking the Florida state government to open an investigation into how Bibler was handled.

More information: http://www.peer.org/news/news-releases/2015/03/18/scott%E2%80%99s-climate-change-gag-order-claims-a-victim/

Pasco’s Consejo Latino Leader Calls for DOJ Investigation in #PascoShooting

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Mon, 02/16/2015

From Latino Rebels website http://www.latinorebels.com/2015/02/16/pascos-consejo-latino-leader-calls-for-doj-investigation-in-pascoshooting/:

Last night, Latino Rebels Radio discussed the shooting death of Antonio Zambrano-Montes in Pasco, Washington, with leaders of Pasco’s Consejo Latino. Rick Rios, Gabriel Portugal and Felix Vargas joined the show to share the latest about a story that has gotten national and international attention. In addition, Eddie De La Cruz of Oregon added insights as to how his community had begun to change community relationships with law enforcement, a model being followed by Consejo Latino. A lot was discussed last night —including more about Zambrano-Montes, his family’s reaction, Saturday’s march and one the previous record of one of the Pasco officers involved in the shooting— so you can hear the entire show below.
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Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz on KPFA's "Letters and Politics" program (not yet aired on KBOO)

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Mon, 02/09/2015
Radical Indigenous movement activist, feminist and scholar Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz talks about her powerful new book, An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States. The book reframes United States history from the perspective of the Indigenous peoples who were living here for millenia before the arrival of Europeans. For those who haven't yet made or attempted this perceptual and conceptual shift, her book  can serve as a valuable aid and guide. Now more than ever we need to radically re-examine the flawed and unjust foundations upon which this nation-state was built and continues to be maintained.

From the book's Introduction: "Writing US history from an Indigenous peoples' perspective requires rethinking the consensual national narrative. That narrative is wrong or deficient, not in its facts, dates, or details but rather in its essence. Inherent in the myth we've been taught is an embrace of settler colonialism and genocide. The myth persists, not for a lack of free speech or poverty of information but rather for an absence of motivation to ask questions that challenge the core of the scripted narrative of the origin story. How might acknowledging the reality of US history work to transform society? that is the central question this book pursues."

"This may well be the most important US history book you will read in your lifetime."--Robin D.G. Kelley, Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination

"An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States is a fiercely honest, unwavering, and unprecedented statement, one which has never been attempted by any other historian or intellectual."--Simon Ortiz, Poet and Professor of English and American Indian Studies, Arizona State University

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz grew up in rural Oklahoma, the daughter of a tenant farmer and part-Indian mother. She has been active in the international Indigenous movement for over four decades. From 1967 to 1974, she was a full-time activist living in various parts of the United States, traveling to Europe, Mexico, and Cuba. She is also a veteran of the women's liberation movement. Outlaw Woman: Memoir of the War Years outlines this time of her life, chronicling the years 1960-1975. After receiving her PhD in history at UCLA, she taught in the newly established Native American Studies Program at Cal State, Hayward, and helped found the departments of Ethnic Studies and Women's Studies. Her 1977 book The Great Sioux Nation was the fundamental document at the first international conference on Indigenous peoples at the United Nations in Geneva. She is the author or editor of seven other books, including Roots of Resistance: A History of Land Tenure in New Mexico. She lives in San Francisco.

See her website: http://www.reddirtsite.com/ and for her book: http://www.beacon.org/An-Indigenous-Peoples-History-of-the-United-States-P1041.aspx
  • Length: 58:23 minutes (53.46 MB)
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A forum on police unions and their role in the culture of police violence in the United States

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Wed, 02/04/2015

A KBOO Special Forum on Police Unions and their role in perpetuating a culture of police violence. This will be an in-depth look into the history, role and politics of police unions in the light of the post-Ferguson nation-wide uprising against police killings, abuse and impunity.

Three panel discussions hosted by Paul Roland will expore this issue from a variety of angles. First will be an overview of the history and role of police unions, going back to the early part of the 20th Century. Guests will include Joseph Slater, Professor of Law and Values at the University of Toledo College of Law (http://www.utoledo.edu/law/faculty/fulltime/slater.html) and Kristian Williams of Portland, author of Our Enemies in Blue: Police and Power in America http://www.kristianwilliams.com/.
The second panel will discuss the status and role of police unions from a labor perspective. Guests will includeJonathan Tasini, long-time labor activist in New York (http://www.workinglife.org/); Jamie Partridge, local community activist with the Letter Carriers' Union and Jobs with Justice; Ahjamu Umi, local activist with the All African Peoples' Revolutionary Party and union organizer http://www.abetterworld.me/me.html.
The third panel will look at police accountability/reform/abolition, citzen review and oversight and alternatives to policing. Guests will include Flint Taylor, long-time people's attorney with the People's Law Office in Chicago (http://peopleslawoffice.com/about-civil-rights-lawyers/attorney-staff-bios/flint-taylor/Ashlee Albies, attorney with the National Lawyers' Guild and with the Albina Ministerial Alliance in their ongoing involvement with the Department of Justice Settlement Process stemming from their lawsuit against the Portland Police Bureau http://www.civilrightspdx.com/?attorney=6;Teressa Raiford of Don't Shoot Portland https://www.facebook.com/DontShootPDXAhjamu Umi 

Further reading on these issues:

 
 
 
http://www.buzzfeed.com/evanmcsan/organized-labor-ferguson#.wizej3r1YB

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2014/01/the-bad-kind-of-unionism/

http://colorlines.com/archives/2014/10/organized_labor_takes_on_race_and_michael_brown.html

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/12/how-police-unions-keep-abusive-cops-on-the-street/383258/

http://www.thenation.com/blog/194537/police-unions-dont-serve-people-can-labor-movement-force-them

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/12/22/police-unions-havealwaysbeenalabormovementapart.html

http://www.buzzfeed.com/evanmcsan/organized-labor-ferguson#.pvWYyq8Yy

http://lawcha.org/wordpress/2014/12/29/stop-kidding-police-created-control-working-class-poor-people/

http://www.blackagendareport.com/node/14591

http://socialistworker.org/2014/12/16/armed-occupation-inside-the-empire

http://newpol.org/content/teachers-unions-police-and-real-new-civil-rights-movement

http://www.buzzfeed.com/jacobfischler/police-demilitarization-pits-police-union-against-top-labor#.vb54Zd04Z

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/29/1360927/-Jeff-Roorda-St-Louis-Police-Union-spokesman-wearing-Darren-Wilson-bracelet-assaults-cuts-woman

https://worxintheory.wordpress.com/2014/12/07/origins-of-the-police
 
To contact the host of this program, Paul Roland: paulakroland@gmail.com

 

Beyond Ferguson Panel

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Fri, 10/10/2014

Beyond Ferguson - Conversation and Action - A panel discussion recorded at Lewis Clark College on September 11, 2014 at Templeton Campus Center, Council Chambers. (It was broadcast on KBOO as part of News and Public Affairs Day on October 10th, 2014.)

The shooting of Michael Brown occurred on August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown, an unarmed black man, was shot to death by a white police officer, Darren Wilson. This panel shares reactions and directions for the future.

The panel is moderated by Cathy Busha, Director of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement at Lewis and Clark College.

Speakers:
Lewis & Clark Professor Reiko Hillyer, S. Bobbin Singh, J.D., Executive Director Oregon Justice Resource Center, and community activists Giovanni Blair McKenzie and Lakeitha Elliott for “Beyond Ferguson - Conversation and Action.”  
Also participating in the Forum Michael Crenshaw, KBOO co-manager.

Craig Lewis: Punk Rock, Mental Illness and Recovery

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Sun, 10/05/2014
Craig Lewis is a punk rock mental health and recovery advocate, member of the Boston punk rock scene, Upheaval Fanzine editor, and the author of 'Better Days - A Mental Health Recovery Workbook". He has also recently edited 'You're Crazy' Volume One which featuresfirst-hand accounts of punks dealing with mental illness, addiction and trauma.

Craig came to KBOO on October 4, 2014 to talk about his work, and the talk he'll be making at the Red and Black Cafe 400 SE 12th Ave, on Wednesday October 8th titled "PUNK ROCK, MENTAL ILLNESS and RECOVERY".

More information can be found at

http://www.redandblackcafe.com/event/punk-rock-mental-illness-and-recove...

Punksinrecovery.com
  • Genre: Other
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Arun Gupta: Compromises dampened impact of Climate March

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Thu, 10/02/2014
Arun Gupta is a founding editor of the Indypendent magazine and was a founding editor of the Occupy Wall Street Journal.  He's currently working on a book about the local food movement.

His two most recent articles:
How the People’s Climate March Became a Corporate PR Campaign

and

To Fight the Unpredictable Effects of Climate Change, We Need an Unpredictable Movement

sparked controversy among the left, and an article by march organizers who, as Gupta put it, 'claim credit for the Flood Wall Street action after refusing to back it or promote it': What’s Wrong With the Radical Critique of the People’s Climate March

Arun was at KBOO's studios as part of our All-Day Special on 'Turning the Tide on Climate Change', and spoke about these and other issues.
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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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