Special Programming: Public Affairs

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Special Programming: Public Affairs on 07/08/11

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Fri, 07/08/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Climate Change Denial

Talk Radio is off today.

Instead we'll a program from the series Radio Ecoshock called "The Machinery of Climate Denial: Why do they deny science and the laws of physics? Who pays?" The speaker is Dr. John Mashey, former Chief Scientist for super-computer maker Silicon Graphics. He investigated climate deniers, met with climate scientists being harassed and threatened, and went on a year-long quest to know who and why.

This talk was presented by the Pacific Institute for Climate Sloutions and was recorded by Alex Smith of Radio Ecoshock on April 7th, 2011 in Vancouver, Canada.

http://www.ecoshock.org/

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 07/04/11

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Mon, 07/04/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Ward Churchill on War, Genocide and Politics

Scholar, author, and activist Ward Churchill on "War, Genocide and Politics"

When a small activist group decided to invite controversial professor Ward Churchill to speak in Grand Junction CO on Memorial Day, they ignited a firestorm of opposition. The local paper called for protest, the Unitarian Church canceled the venue, and the local Tea Party, united in their opposition to what Churchill would say even before he said anything, split over his right to say anything at all.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 06/29/11

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Wed, 06/29/2011 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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On this edition of PDX Fresh Craig and Special K go to New Columbia for the Summer Blast

On this edition of PDX Fresh Craig and Special K go to New Columbia for the Summer Blast .... PDX shines it's light on positive people in the Portland community, with a mix of interviews, issues, and events that impact Portland. Oh and let's not forget the music!!! Special K picks the cuts, from "Cat Daddy" to Kelly Rowland, PDX entertains ... So tune in this Wednesday 6/29/2011 from 7 to 8 pm and get better acquainted with your Portland family, on PDX Positive Decisions Multiplied ..... Fresh

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 05/30/11

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Mon, 05/30/2011 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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The Freedom Rides 50th Anniversary

Both Air Cascadia and Locus Focus are off for the holiday.

Instead we'll hear a special program from the Pacifica Radio Archives celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Freedom Rides that began in May of 1961. This program features the 1961 interview with James Farmer, co-founder of the Congress On Racial Equality C.O.R.E. and Mathew Jones a field secretary for the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 05/26/11

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Thu, 05/26/2011 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Community Spotlight: BaseRoots Theatre Company and VOX

TONIGHT is a special Community Spotlight featuring our friends from BaseRoots Theatre Company, Bobby Bermea & Anya Pearson and from VOX, Eric Hull.

Hear them share their experiences during the collaboration of "My Soul Grown Deep", premiering tonight at 7 pm!

Artistic Director, Bobby Bermea, describes the performance event well:

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 05/13/11

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Fri, 05/13/2011 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Underground Music

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 05/11/11

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Wed, 05/11/2011 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Homage to Weird Portland

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 05/10/11

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Tue, 05/10/2011 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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EPA and Portland Water

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 05/06/11

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Fri, 05/06/2011 - 7:00am - 8:00pm
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An Entire Day of News and Public Affairs

Join us as we celebrate news and public affairs programs on KBOO with an entire day of interviews and recently recorded speeches.

7:00 AMDemocracy Now! with Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

8:00 AMPositively Revolting Talk Radio with Ani Haines and Lyn Moelich. Their guest is activist Linda Stout, the former protégée of civil rights legend Septima Clark. Linda started the Piedmont Peace Project and is now the director of a new organization, Spirit in Action. Her new book is COLLECTIVE VISIONING.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 05/04/11

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Wed, 05/04/2011 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Entrepreneurship in Portland

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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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