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The Politics of Austerity: A Dangerous and Deadly Policy

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Wed, 10/16/2013 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
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Why an austerity program is misguided and what really works to make our economy strong
THE POLITICS OF AUSTERITY Governments around the world have characterized spending as reckless wastefulness that has made the economy worse. They have advanced a policy of draconian budget cuts--austerity--to solve the financial crisis. But the global turn to austerity, or the policy of reducing domestic wages and prices to restore competitiveness and balance the budget, is harmful to both governments and individuals. In this special program we hear from a variety of scholars about the dangers of austerity and the need to expand growth and opportunity with stimulus programs.

Overpopulation: An Interview With Alan Weisman, Author of Countdown

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Fri, 10/11/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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How Many People Should There Be?

What is the right human population? The current seven billion? More? Less? Zero? Alan Weisman is the author of the best-selling The World Without Us, an examination of what would happen to the natural and built environments if people suddenly disappeared. Now, in his new book Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope For A Future On Earth?, he explains why population has grown so fast after growing slowly for thousands of years, then dares to consider the possibility that fewer humans might make for a better world, and covers recent developments in population control. 

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 08/23/13

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Fri, 08/23/2013 - 10:00am - 1:30pm
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Discussion of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington
Discussion of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington

A special program hosted by Joann Hardesty with elders of Portland's civil rights movement, talking about the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

The Albina Ministerial Alliance, along with community partners such as the Urban League of Portland, the NAACP of Portland, the ACLU

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 08/07/13

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Wed, 08/07/2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Daily Hip Hop Talk Show

Occupy Radio speaks with Rochester New York activists about confronting capitalism

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 08/07/13

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Wed, 08/07/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Oregon Community Media collaboratieve show on Farmer's Markets

Tonight we are pleased to present the second collaborative project of Oregon Community Media, Independent Community Radio and Media working in collaboration to better serve Oregon.
 
OCM is a new collaboration composed of more than twenty local and independent community broadcasters, some as established as our own KBOO and as small as some of Oregon’s newest Low Power FM stations.  All share a commitment to community service and to keeping local voices alive on the radio dial.
 
Participating in this program about farmers markets from Oregon Community Media are:
 

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 07/19/13

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Fri, 07/19/2013 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm
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One-day Flash Drive Fundraiser: Part Three - South America

Brazil’s Landless Workers MovementAt 4 pm we shift gears again and move westward to South America. We'll begin with an interview with Eduardo Galeano, author of Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent, which set a new standard for historical scholarship of Latin America by organizing the various facets of Latin American history according to the patterns of five centuries of exploitation. We'll hear about the struggle against dams in Chile, how climate change is impacting Amazonia, and then focus on land rights and people's movements, including the current Brazilian people's uprising.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 07/19/13

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Fri, 07/19/2013 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
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One-day Flash Drive Fundraiser: Part two - southern Africa

At Noon, we'll shift focus to sub-equatorial Africa:

12:00 - interview with Map of African land rush.Fred Pearce, author and environmental journalist based in London, about his latest book The Land Grabbers: The New Fight over Who Owns the Earth. Then it's our first musical interlude, featuring a short set from one of the hosts of our Thursday African music program.

1:30 - Kambali Museveli with Friends of the Congo will speak about the student movement in the Democratic Republic of Congo and how people are organizing to end the decades-long conflict that has torn that region apart.

We'll have a set of African music produced by KBOO deejays, then at 3, we're off to Kenya for a look at their Green Belt Movement and then South Africa to check in on labor movements there, as well as the situation regarding Nelson Mandela and his legacy.

 

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 07/19/13

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Fri, 07/19/2013 - 8:00am - 12:00pm
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One-day Flash Drive Fundraiser: Part One - Oceania/Climate Change


Antarctica mapAt 8am
, we'll begin our tour in Oceania / Australia / Antarctica focusing on topics related to global warming and climate change, including a call from Palmer Station on Antarctica's peninsula (map). We'll air this week's talk by noted environmental activist, author and speaker Bill McKibben of 350.org, as well as an update on gay rights and culture in New Zealand, plus a story about Asian Pacific Islanders.

 8 am - More Talk Radio: hosts Ani and Theresa take on the issue of worldwide climate change from an anarcha-feminist perspective

9 am - Bill McKibben: Summer Heat! How to take decisive, immediate action to confront climate change

10 am - Australian and South Pacific activists speak about the fight against coal terminals and rising sea levels, speaking from ground zero - the part of the world most impacted by climate change

10:40 am - Host Joe Meyer interviews Bob DeValentino, the winter site manager at Palmer Station, located on Anvers Island along the Antarctic Peninsula. Palmer Station, where Bob is spending the winter, is primarily the site of biological research because it is located far enough north (closer to the equator) to have open water much of the year, allowing an abundance of animals.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 07/18/13

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Thu, 07/18/2013 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm
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National Town Hall on Converting our Economy

The Santa Cruz, CA based non-profit, Article V Convention for Our Children’s Future (AVC4OCF), announced, today, the date of their first national, radio/internet town-hall meeting in a planned series of similar events that they are calling their National Campaign for Jobs in America.

 

On July 18, AVC4OCF will co-produce, with radio partners from Oregon to Texas, a collaborative broadcast that will create a national, town-hall forum in which citizens will have the opportunity to listen to experts on the subject of defense (or economic) conversion.  Congressional representatives are also receiving invitations from the non-profit requesting their attendance in this town-hall meeting.

 

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 07/18/13

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Thu, 07/18/2013 - 9:00am - 9:30am
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Author & teacher Stuart Perrin interviewed on trafficking women, and what's being done to stop it.

Trafficking women and girls into sexual slavery is a global nightmare.  Over half a million women are sold across international borders, the vast majority of them are sold into sexual slavery.  This happens the world over, and the US is no exception.

Stuart Perrin was working in Nepal when he became acutely aware of this issue.  In response he started The Bahini Foundation, and created a safe place for girls escaping trafficking in Nepal.  

Stuart has re-established The Bahini Foundation in Oregon, and is continuing to find ways to educate the public on the horrors faced by girls sold into sexual exploitation.  He has written the novel Little Sisters based on his work in this area.

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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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