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Breaking Up Big Banks and Challenging Immigrant Deportations

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Mon, 01/18/2016 - 10:00am - 10:15am
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Between the Lines Radio

Air Cascadia is off today. 

Instead we'll hear Between the Lines featuring stories on how breaking up America's big banks is the key to averting future financial crises and how advocacy groups are challenging the latest ICE immigrant deportations.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. December 7, 1964 London

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Mon, 01/18/2016 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. December 7, 1964 London
More Talk Radio is off today.

As the world is celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we present this special program from the Pacifica Radio Archives, the newly discovered public address by Dr. King, delivered on December 7th, 1964 in London, just 1 day before he left for Oslo to accept his Nobel Peace Prize. 

A group called Christian Action invited Dr. King to address a London audience on the topic of South Africa in early 1964. When Dr. King was notified that he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, he decided to combine these two events on the same trip.

Pacifica European Correspondent Saul Bernstein was there to record what we think is the only recording in existence of the entire speech.

Two Novels About War & Family: The Blue Between Sky And Water & The Center Of The World

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Thu, 01/14/2016 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Two Novels About War & Family: The Blue Between Sky And Water & The Center Of The World

Both Between the Covers and Words and Pictures are off today. Words and Pictures will air next Thursday, 1/21, at 11:40am, with Boxtrolls directors Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi.

Today we'll hear a program from the series Writer's Voice with host FRANCESCA RHEANNON.

Two novels reveal the devastating impact of war on families and those families' resilience in the face of tragedy. First, The Blue Between Sky And Water by Susan Abulhawa and then, The Center Of The World by Jacqueline Sheehan. 


Zapatista rebellion - 21 years later

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Fri, 01/01/2016 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
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Interview with John Holloway
From 5 - 5:30 will be a special year-end edition of Making Contact!

Then, from 5:30 - 6, we honor the anniversary of the 1994 Zapatista rebellion:

Tim Flannery - Atmosphere of Hope

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Fri, 01/01/2016 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Tim Flannery - Atmosphere of Hope

Australian scientist & author of "The Weather Makers" on new book "Atmosphere of Hope". Despite what he knows, Tim Flannery explains new "natural" based tech that may prevent climate catastrophe.

Tim Flannery speech recorded at the Town Hall in Seattle November 12, 2015 by Mike McCormick of talkingsticktv and Media Matters. 

From the series Radio Ecoshock. http://www.ecoshock.org/

Syrian Tragedy: Causes, Consequences, and Options

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Fri, 01/01/2016 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Syrian Tragedy: Causes, Consequences, and Options

From the series Global Voices for Justice we hear an overview of Syrian history from independence until the quagmire war, ISIS, and involvement of Russia, US, and Western Europe with Professor Stephen Zunes.

Global Voices for Justice organization; can be reached at globalvoicesforjustice.org 

Life Hacks

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Fri, 01/01/2016 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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How to "Adult" Tips and Hacks for a Happy New Year
Kristin Yount will be here to talk about life hacks:how to adult in 2016.
There will be some uplifting music to ring in the new year. If you want to share your favorite life hack go on and call in and share.

Paul Street: The Vicious Cycle of Racism

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Thu, 12/31/2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Special program on Racism in the US
Paul Street speaks based on his years at the Chicago Urban League and resident of Chicago. He is the former Vice President for Research and Planning and Director of Research at The Chicago Urban League (from 2000 through 2005), where he published numerous grant-funded studies including The Vicious Circle: Race, Prison, Jobs and Community in Chicago, Illinois, and the Nation (October 2002) and Still Separate, Unequal: Race, Place, Policy and the State of Black Chicago (2005).

In Memory of John Trudell

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Thu, 12/31/2015 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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What it means to be a human being
When John Trudell died on December 8, 2015, many were at a loss how to explain in a few words what he meant to them: Santee Sioux poet, philosopher, musician and warrior came to mind and the commercial media added his roles in films and the films made about him.

TUC: Trudell grew up on and around the Santee Sioux

Feminist current: What will a liberal government mean for Indigenous Canadians

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Thu, 12/31/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Featuring Pamela Palmater
On October 19 the Liberal Party of Canada won a majority government, beating out the much maligned Harper Conservatives. Liberal Party leader, Justin Trudeau, has made a number of commitments to minority groups, including women and Indigenous communities.

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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 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.

 

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