Special Programming: Public Affairs

Episode Archive

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/12/12

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Fri, 10/12/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Colonel Ann Wright on An Ark in Gaza

Host Chris Andreae interviews former diplomat Colonel Ann Wright about her activism for peace. Ann just returned from a visit to Pakistan. She is in Portland to speak on a historic and courageous endeavor planned by Palestinian activists. They plan to build an Ark in Gaza, using existing resources and sail with a crew of Palestinians and internationals out of Gaza carrying Palestinian products to fulfill trade deals with international buyers in an attempt to break the Israeli blockade.

An evening with Col Ann Wright is Friday Oct 12th at the First Unitarian Church of Portland's Elliot Chapel at 7:30pm suggested Donations $10 - $25 at the Door,

No one turned away for lack of funds.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/12/12

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Fri, 10/12/2012 - 10:30am - 11:30am
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The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century: A Social Justice Hall of Fame

Host Gene Bradley interviews Peter Dreier, Distinguished Professor of Politics and chair of the Urban & Environmental Policy Department at Occidental College about his latest book, The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century: A Social Justice Hall of Fame, published by Nation Books.

The chosen 100 were and are the radicals of their day who challenged injustice wherever they saw it: the monopoly and corruption of big business, exploitation of workers, U.S. militarism, legal inequity for women, blacks and minorities, degradation of the environment, voter restrictions on African-Americans, the gross discrepancy between haves and have-nots, etc.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/12/12

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Fri, 10/12/2012 - 9:00am - 10:30am
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News and Public Affairs Day

Greg Palast's Sept. 26th, 2012 talk at the Clinton Street Theatre

If you missed him at the Clinton St. Theater last week, here's a second chance to hear the latest dirt on the dirty art of politics Karl Rove-style from investigative journalist Greg Palast. Greg will share from his latest book, Billionaires and Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps, which just made the New York Times top ten best sellers list.

This time Greg is naming names and throwing a lot on the "voter ID" scam being pushed by Rove and his billionaire friends to electorally cleanse black people, hispanics, soldiers serving overseas and other potential Democratic voters.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/05/12

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Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Fighting the Fluoridation of Portland's Water Supply

On September 12th, the Portland City Council voted 5-0 to add fluoridating chemicals to our Bull Run water. This is a highly contentious issue, as Portlanders have already rejected forced fluoridation three times at the polls.

Joe Meyer hosts a program in two parts:

First he speaks with Howard Patterson, MEM (Masters Degree in Environmental Management), and Jeff Fryer, PhD in fisheries, about the impact of fluoridating chemicals after they go down the drain.

In the second part of the show he interviews Kimberly Kaminski, Executive Director Oregon Citizens for Safe Drinking Water, who is working on a referendum to reverse the City Council decision.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/03/12

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Wed, 10/03/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Alternative presidential debate

EXPANDING THE DEBATE: Third Party Candidates Participate in Real Time on Democracy Now!’s Live Coverage of First Presidential Debate

Featuring Jill Stein of the Green Party and Rocky Anderson of the Justice Party
October 3rd 8:30-11:30pm ET /5:30-8:30pm PT

Click here for Democracy Now's recording of the debate

KBOO will broadcast this event from 7 to 8 pm on the air (90.7 FM), and will stream the entire event online.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/01/12

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Mon, 10/01/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Portland Mayoral Candidate Forum

The Center for Intercultural Organizing as hosted a Portland Mayoral Candidate Forum on Monday October 1st before the upcoming runoff election on November 6th.  KBOO was there, and streamed the event live.

Part one - pre-debate discussion with former US Congressional 1st District candidate Saba Ahmed

Part two - Introduction and full debate - Charlie Hales and Jefferson Smith at CIO addressing the concerns of the immigrant and refugee community

Part three - post-debate discussion with both candidates and former state legislator Joanne Hardesty

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 09/11/12

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Tue, 09/11/2012 - 7:00pm - 7:30pm
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Architects and engineers for 9/11 Truth

This Tuesday marks the 11th anniversary of the September 11th attacks that resulted in thousands of deaths and ushered in an era of prisoner torture, loss of civil liberties and an endless war on terror. And yet, inconsistencies about the official explanation of the attacks themselves have never been adequately addressed by public officials. On September 11th at 7 pm, KBOO hosts a local representative of Architects and Engineers for 9-11 Truth who will address some of these ongoing inconsistencies and share information about local informational events.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 08/30/12

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Thu, 08/30/2012 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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RAMPS Campaign West Virginia

Talk Nation Radio: How Young People Shut Down a Strip Mine in West Virginia and Why

Eva Westheimer was recently arrested for shutting down a strip mine in West Virginia, along with Radical Action for Mountain People's Survival ( http://rampscampaign.org ). Westheimer is a junior at Warren Wilson College in North Carolina. She describes the recent action she took, the ongoing campaign, and what motivates her.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 08/08/12

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Wed, 08/08/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Learn about the 2012 candidates for the KBOO Board of Directors on the Candidates On-Air Forum

Want to know more about the 2012 candidates for the KBOO Board of Directors? Tune in to the Candidate On-Air Forums Tuesday, August 7 and Wednesday, August 8 from 7-8pm.

Tonight's candidates include: Alejandro Ceballos, Damon Isiah Turner, John Mackey, and Jeff Kipilman

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 08/07/12

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Tue, 08/07/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Learn about the 2012 candidates for the KBOO Board of Directors on the Candidates On-Air Forum

Want to know more about the 2012 candidates for the KBOO Board of Directors? Tune in to the Candidate On-Air Forums Tuesday, August 7 and Wednesday, August 8 from 7-8pm.

Tonight's candidates include: Michael Papadopoulos, David Haseltine, Matthew Bristow, and Rabia Yeaman

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Village Building Convergence 2010 Chicken Palace

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Fri, 07/30/2010

Listen in on the sounds of the first ever chicken palace being constructed out of mud and straw in Sellwood. One of many building sights that took place during the 2010 Village Building Convergence.

Village Building Convergence 2010 DePave

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Fri, 07/30/2010

A record number of volunteers turned out help transform an ugly parking lot into a living school garden in SE Portland as part of the Village Building Convergence 2010.

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Die German Stunde

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Fri, 06/25/2010

How much do you really know about Germans?

Why is going naked on a beach or in a public park in Germany okay and why are there restrictions here? Is the going-naked-movement gaining strength in Oregon and could Germany serve as a model? How do Germans deal with nudity and is there a difference between baring it in the eastern part of Germany versus the west? Germany has fully developed single payer healthcare, so why does a German who worked in Portland and went back to Germany yearn to return here? And then there's the World Cup.

Want more of this? Email amnews@kboo.org or get in touch with host Miriam Widman at diegermanstunde@gmail.com

Danke fuer das Zuhoeren!


Peter Bergman and Phil Proctor on KBOO

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Wed, 06/09/2010

Ralph Coulson and Rich Lindsay talk with Phil Proctor and Peter Bergman - one half of The Firesign Theatre - who will be in town this weekend for live shows on Friday and Saturday at the Winningstad Theatre.

For more info on the upcoming shows, visit www.firesigntheatre.com

Ground Zero on the Gulf: the Politics of Loss, Fishing for Financial Responsibility

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Mon, 06/07/2010

George Barisch is the president of the United Commercial Fishermens Association representing Gulf fisherfolk from Louisiana and beyond.  He's been a fisherman for over 30years.  And he also has a law degree.  Barisch was the first up to sue BP.  Barisch has got more in store for the company and its cohorts, Transoceanic and Halliburton.  The disaster is clearly the evil seed of the private sector.  But it has its public face als:    the US Minerals Management Service.  The USMMS and the oil industry are virtually the same animal.  "Inspections"  are de facto handshakes and in the case of foreign-registered vessels and oil rigs, they barely touch down.  The Deepwater Horizon, for example, is registerd in the Marshall Islands.  Had the rig been US-registered, the inspection would have taken about three weeks.  But as an official foreigner, the inspection lasted a brisk 4 or five hours...and then it was back to business as usua.  Ironically, as we burn more and more oil, further contributing to the global climate crisis, the Marshall Islands themselves  will one day be submerged. 

 

Politico has published a report from the Inspector General of the Interior Department about the Minerals Management Service and their far-too-close relationship with the oil industry. All of the things discussed in the report took place prior to 2007, but it still provides an excellent picture of what goes on in regulatory agencies throughout the government.The report includes employees of MMS taking rides to sporting events on private jets owned by the oil companies, the routine giving of expensive gifts to regulators by oil companies, including hunting and fishing trips. And all of this was at the Lake Charles MMS office -- the one that handles the Gulf of Mexico directly.

Paul Cienfuegos on Taking back power from the corporatocracy

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Mon, 06/07/2010

Paul Ceinfuegos spoke June 3rd, 2010 at the Village Building Convergence in Portland.  The essence of his talk is that these times call for very bold thinking and action to implement massive change.  He says it is the citizens of a democracy, we the people, that have the right to a government where the people rule!  

He points out that the emerging scientific consensus is that US needs to cut its greenhouse gases by 70 - 90% within 10 - 20 years or the world faces catastrophic climate disruption.  Corporate power and profiteering stand in the way.  Cienfuegos reminds us that corporate power has not always been so entrenched, and he provides examples of how communities are re-writing their charters to take their power back.

As Cienfuegos says, we need to stretch ourselves, imagine ourselves as the sovereign people who govern ourselves with no power or authority higher than ourselves!

Impact of Oil Spills on Coastal and Wetland habitats

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Mon, 06/07/2010

Part of the day-long special programming on the Gulf oil disaster, this hour long forum examined the impact of oil spills on coastal and wetland habitats.  Hosted by Jacob Anderson-Minshall, the forum began with Tracy Chapman's Rape of the Earth and featured:

Dr Elise Graneck an Assistant Professor of  Environmental Sciences and Management at Portland State University with expertise on coastal and mangrove habitats. Graneck also participated in the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis Measuring examining the ecological, economic and social values of coastal habitats, and was able to give us an example of what is being lost in terms of the ecological and economic function of the Louisana wetlands.

Marilyn Latta with the California Coastal Conservancy, Latta is also the Project Manager of the San Francisco Bay Subtidal Habitat Goals Project that is developing a proposal for restoration efforts following the 2007 San Francisco Bay oil spill.

Dr. Richard Steiner  is a marine biologist and former University of Alaska fisheries extension agent who has witnessed the impact of oil on Alaska, and the Gulf--where he joined the conversation via phone and described devestating impacts on Gulf wetlands, ocean environments and wildlife.

Learn more about the Gulf Oil Disaster.

In the Pursuit of....

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Thu, 06/03/2010

Each year 11 Batswana students are given the chance to come to a private American or Swiss high school for their senior  year. These schools range from Deerfield Academy in Boston to Catlin Gabel in Portland. With no  family and no friends, these 18 year olds are thrust into a new country, a city and a new school. My name is Monkgogi Otlhogile and I have been an international student at Catlin Gabel for the past 9 months.  My biggest worry as my year at Catlin came to a close is that no one will have documented the diverse experiences we had at our various schools. I decided that I would try and get as many people's experiences recorded so that we could forever remember these 10 months.  In an attempt to capture their stories, I interviewed Tebo Molosiwa, Arsema Berhanu, Valentina Muraleedaharan as well as Mbakisi Gopolang about their year abroad. What  I found and heard from these students was funny, shocking and sometimes tear jerking.

Village Building Convergence

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Thu, 05/27/2010

The Village Building Convergence celebrates its 10 year anniversary in Portland, Oregon. The City Repair Project prepares to deliver a city wide campaign to renew and revitalize city intersections across Portland as a model for the nation.

Readings from Rachel Carson's book 'Silent Spring'

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Mon, 04/26/2010

Although their role will probably always be less celebrated than wars, marches, riots or stormy political campaigns, it is books that have at times most powerfully influenced social change in American life. Thomas Paine's Common Sense galvanized radical sentiment in the early days of the American revolution; Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe roused Northern antipathy to slavery in the decade leading up to the Civil War; and Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, which in 1962 exposed the hazards of the pesticide DDT, eloquently questioned humanity's faith in technological progress and helped set the stage for the environmental movement.
Carson, a renowned nature author and a former marine biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, was uniquely equipped to create so startling and inflammatory a book. A native of rural Pennsylvania, she had grown up with an enthusiasm for nature matched only by her love of writing and poetry. The educational brochures she wrote for the Fish and Wildlife Service, as well as her published books and magazine articles, were characterized by meticulous research and a poetic evocation of her subject.
 
We go now to a reading of excerpts from Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring.
 
Thank you to the KBOO volunteers who helped with this reading: Chris Andreae, Liam Delta, Beth Crawford, Kellyn Gross, and Ani Haines. A special thanks to the Natural Resources Defense Council for the introduction text.
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