Special Programming: Public Affairs

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Special Programming: Public Affairs on 11/26/09

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Thu, 11/26/2009 - 8:00am - 12:00pm

Genocide Cover-up day

On alleged Thanksgiving Day, hosts Eugene Johnson, Dean Looking Hawk, Louis Sowa and Jim Craven ask listeners to tune in to this annual call in program and let's talk about the crime of genocide.  Topics will include both the genocide of the native people of this continent, and ongoing genocides around the world.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 11/11/09

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Wed, 11/11/2009 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The Hanford nuclear site: Still Radioactive after all these years

 

Join KBOO's Chris Andreae and David Rosenfeld as they take you on a virtual tour of the world's first large-scale nuclear reactor, located just four hours from Portland, in Richland Washington.  Then hear a talk by Paige Knight of Hanford Watch on the efforts being undertaken to address the massive contamination.

 

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/29/09

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Thu, 10/29/2009 - 9:30am - 10:15am

Repealing the Death Penalty: What can Oregonians learn from the successful repeal movement in New Mexico?

Host Miriam Widman interviews activists from the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and others.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/12/09

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Mon, 10/12/2009 - 8:00am - 11:00am

Indigenous Resistance Day

On October 12th, KBOO commemorates Indigenous Resistance Day (known to some people as 'Columbus Day') from 8 - 11 am, with talks by John Trudell and other renowned native activists.

John Trudell is an acclaimed poet, national recording artist, actor and activist whose international following reflects the universal language of his words, work and message. Trudell (Santee Sioux) was a spokesperson for the Indian of All Tribes occupation of Alcatraz Island from 1969 to 1971. He then worked with the American Indian Movement (AIM), serving as Chairman of AIM from 1973 to 1979. In February of 1979, a fire of unknown origin killed Trudell’s wife, three children and mother-in-law. It was through this horrific tragedy that Trudell began to find his voice as an artist and poet, writing, in his words, “to stay connected to this reality.”

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/08/09

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Thu, 10/08/2009 - 11:00am - Fri, 10/09/2009 - 12:00am
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KBOO Drive Special on Africa

Tune in on Thursday October 8th for KBOO's all-day Africa Special. From 11 am to midnight, we'll feature talks, interviews and music from the African continent, starting off with the issue of refugees from Burundi.

12pm - 4pm: World Beat connection with DJ Charlie, then the African Dance Party with Firefly til four.

4pm: Amy Goodman interviews Somali rapper K-Naan.

Then Africa-focused news and a talk on the role of cell phones in the Congo war.

8 – 10: Jamilah Bourdon brings new music from the African continent, then

10pm - Midnight: Reggae Bob with African reggae and hip hop til midnight.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/07/09

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Wed, 10/07/2009 - 7:00am - 8:00pm
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A Special News and Public Affairs Day with Noam Chomsky, more of the EconVergence, and more

On Wednesday October 7th, join us for a Special News and Public Affairs Day!

We’ll bring you a recording of Noam Chomsky’s October 2nd appearance in Portland, as well as other featured speakers from the EconVergence.  You’ll also hear from Cornell West, Carl Dix, and other activists, authors, and political analysts.  Tune in for this stimulating KBOO Special, from 7am until 8pm.  And don't forget to call in to support KBOO with your financial contribution - 503-232-8818 or click on the 'Donate' jar above.  These talks will be available on CD as a thank you gift for your contribution to KBOO.

7 am - Democracy Now!

8 am - Noam Chomsky's Oct. 2 speech in Portland - Noam Chomsky was born on December 7, 1928 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Chomsky has written and lectured widely on linguistics, philosophy, intellectual history, contemporary issues, international affairs and U.S. foreign policy.

9:30 - “The Role of the Media: A Critical Assessment” with David Barsamian, Danny Schechter, Jo Ann Bowman, Jules Boykoff

11:00 - Cornel West and Carl Dix: The Ascendancy of Obama and the Continued Need for Resistance and Liberation

12:30 Ralph Nader: Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!

1:30 Vandana Shiva Sustainability & the World Food Crisis: Dr. Shiva talks about food crisis as a consequence of expansion in agribusiness—ultimately bringing destruction to local farmers-- and its
petrol-based production that heavily relies on chemical pesticide, which produces less nutritional value crops

2:00 The Financial Crisis: Causes, Lessons, and Solutions: Danny Schecter, Barbara Dudley, Eric Tymoigne, Robin Hahnel

3:00 Paul Cienfuegos: Corporate Constitutional Rights and The Rights of Nature and People

4:00 Democracy Now!

5:00 KBOO Evening News

6:00 The Best of Circle A Radio

7:00 Derrick Jensen - the author of Endgame, The Culture of Make Believe, and A Language Older than Words.  He was named one of Utne Reader’s “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World” and won the Eric Hoffer Award in 2008.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/01/09

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Thu, 10/01/2009 - 5:30pm - 6:00pm

Tune in to KBOO 90.7 fm at 5:30 pm today for an interview with filmmaker Cherien Dabis about Amreeka, a new film that will be opening tomorrow in Portland at Fox Tower.

Amreeka chronicles the adventures of Muna, a single mother who leaves the West Bank with Fadi, her teenage son, with dreams of an exciting future in the promised land of small town Illinois.

In America, as her son navigates high school hallways the way he used to move through military checkpoints, the indomitable Muna scrambles together a new life cooking up falafel burgers as well as hamburgers at the local White Castle.

Special Programming: Public Affairs

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Tue, 09/08/2009 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Board Candidate Forum

A live, on-air forum for our board of directors candidates.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 09/07/09

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Mon, 09/07/2009 - 10:00am - 11:00am

We'll have history, poetry, music, and commentary. We’ll feature interviews with labor journalist David Bacon, documentary filmmaker Julia Reichert, and Leo Robinson, the man who led the boycott of cargo from apartheid South Africa by west coast dockworkers back in the 1980s.

 

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 07/30/09

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Thu, 07/30/2009 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Thursday July 30th, from 9 am - 4 pm, stay tuned for an all day Special on the Village Building Convergence and Urban Sustainability.

The Village Building Convergence, held every year in Portland in June, is a gathering of communities and neighborhoods coming together to create sustainable structures together. But it’s far more than that by reclaiming urban spaces the event helps plant the seeds for greater neighborhood communication, empowering our communities and nurturing our local culture.

Schedule of the day's programs:

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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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