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Episode Archive

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 11/23/11

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Wed, 11/23/2011 - 9:00am - 9:30am
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Occupy Portland highlights

The KBOO News team brings you highlights from our Occupy Portland recordings, including interviews from the Portland encampment, the eviction, and from the Wall Street out of Health Care rally held on Saturday Nov. 19th in Portland.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 11/07/11

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Mon, 11/07/2011 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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1st Congressional District candidate debate

This Monday at 7 pm, KBOO will host a live debate with candidates for the US Congress, first district.  This is the seat formerly held by Congressman David Wu, and the election will be on Tuesday November 8th.

The candidates participating in Monday’s debate are: Saba Ahmed, Dominic Hammon, Jim Greenfield, Delinda Morgan, Todd Lee Ritter and Robert Lettin.

A previous debate with the other candidates for this seat can be heard on the KBOO website by clicking here.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/21/11

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Fri, 10/21/2011 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Occupy Portland Special - We are the 99%

Occupy Portland Special

Jenka Soderberg presents news and live streaming audio from the Occupy Portland site.

KBOO's live webstream will be on from 9 am - 10 pm on Friday.  Check our Occupy Portland page for updates or click here to listen.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/19/11

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Wed, 10/19/2011 - 8:00am - 11:00am
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Scholars, authors and activists look at the age of greed and how to end it

Greed: What Is It Good For? Absolutely Nothing!

Join us for a special program on The Age of Greed and How to End It.

Guests include:

David Graeber, professor and activist and author of "Debt: The First 5,000 Years"

Gretchen Morgensen, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and co-author of "Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon."

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/14/11

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Fri, 10/14/2011 - 7:00am - 8:00pm
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News and Public Affairs Day

This Friday on KBOO, it’s News and Public Affairs Day, a full day special which will include a live broadcast from the Occupy Portland encampment, analysis of the movement to hold the richest one percent accountable, and a look at what we can learn from police infiltration and crackdowns on past movements.

Tune in Friday morning beginning at 7 am with Democracy Now, with a live broadcast from Occupy Portland beginning at 10 am.

In the afternoon, we’ll examine the case of earth liberation front prisoner Daniel McGowan with never-before heard footage on the FBI’s targeting of environmental activists. We’ll also look at the use of FBI infiltrators/provocateurs at the 2008 Republican Convention.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/06/11

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Thu, 10/06/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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PROJECT CENSORED 2012 SPECIAL with Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips

Theresa Mitchell of Presswatch and Per Fagereng of Fight the Empire co-host a special program with Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips of Project Censored to talk about the release of Censored 2012, which Celebrates 35 Years of Project Censored.

In the last 35 years, the so-called mainstream media have been co-opted into a propaganda machine for the transnational corporate power structure, which serves a US/NATO Military Industrial Media Empire instead of We the People.

Project Censored resists the goals of global empire at the expense of human rights, we resist top down managed news in favor of a truly free press, and we resist censorship in all its guises.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 09/14/11

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Wed, 09/14/2011 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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Moore Lappé on "thought traps" about ecological and social crises and a new framework

Environmentalist and best-selling author Frances Moore Lappé is interviewed by Michelle Schroeder Fletcher about her new book "Ecomind: Changing the Way We Think, to Create the World We Want." Lappé, author of the best-selling "Diet for a Small Planet", and co-founder of the Small Planet Institute deconstructs seven common "thought traps" about our ecological and social crises and offers a new mental framework - an "eco-mind" - brought to life in seven "thought leaps." In "EcoMind" s

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 09/09/11

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Fri, 09/09/2011 - 8:00am - 8:00pm
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KBOO 10th anniversary of 9/11 special

 Tune in on Friday September 9th for KBOO’s 10th anniversary of September 11th Special from 8 am to 8 pm on KBOO 90.7 FM. The day will include interviews, call-in, archived audio and a live stream from the ‘International Hearings on the Events of September 11th, 2001’ in Toronto.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 09/05/11

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Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Robin Hahnel on Participatory Economics

Robin Hahnel, Professor of Economics at Portland State University and a visiting professor at Lewis & Clark College, speaks on "Participatory Economics."

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 08/31/11

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Wed, 08/31/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Environment and New Orleans

At 6:00, hear an interview with former Black panther Malik Rahim in New Orleans, on the sixth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.  Later this hour, KBOO’s Josh harper interviews Jamie Henn, one of the organizers of direct action opposing the tar sands pipeline which is scheduled to go from Alberta Canada all the way to the Gulf Coast. And at 6:30, we’ll hear a discussion of whether ethanol really can be an alternative energy source to replace our dependence on oil.

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KBOO Board Candidate Forum on September 8th

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Wed, 09/08/2010

Forum of KBOO Candidates for the Board of Directors on Wednesday September 8th

Moderator: Celeste Carey

Candidates present for this forum were: Chris Andreae, Scott Forrester, Devin Russo and Kathy Leonard-Bushman.

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KBOO Board Candidate Forum on September 7th

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Tue, 09/07/2010

Forum of KBOO Candidates for the Board of Directors on Tuesday September 7th

Moderator: Celeste Carey

Candidates present for this forum were: Deena Barnwell, Keller Henry, Yvette Maranowski, Glen Owen, Paula Small and J.G. (Joey G.) White.

 

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Unfettered Thought: the Atheist Show

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Fri, 08/27/2010

Maire Cullen hosts a pilot edition of "Unfettered Thought: the Atheist Show," for, by and about non-theists, but open to all. Listener calls are welcome. 

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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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.

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.

 

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