Special Programming: Public Affairs

Episode Archive

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 12/29/10

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Wed, 12/29/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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A special encore broadcast of "Better Not Bigger: Achieving a Steady-State Economy"

Rob Dietz, the director of the Center for the Advancement of a Steady State Economy, spoke on achieving a steady-state econmy on May 12th at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. His talk was recorded and produced by Roberta Hall, host of Health and Healthcare Forum.   According to Dietz, in a steady-state economy, energy and resource use are reduced to a level that is within ecological limits and the goal of maximizing GDP is replaced by the goal of maximizing quality of life.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 12/24/10

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Fri, 12/24/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Unfettered Thought: the Atheist Show

Host Maura Cullen presents a special Christmas Eve edition of this pilot show, for, by and about non-theists, but open to all. Listener calls are welcome.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 11/26/10

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Fri, 11/26/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Call in show for non-theists

Maire Cullen hosts another edition of the pilot program "Unfettered Thoughts: a call-in show for, by and about non-theists. Join Maire for a discussion of all things nontheological.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 11/26/10

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Fri, 11/26/2010 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Ellen Brown on THE FINANCIAL HIJACKING OF AMERICA How and why to escape the web of debt

Ellen Brown on The Financial Hijacking of America — How and why to escape the web of debt

This is a talk about the trillion dollar bailout of the too large to fail banks and how it relates to the underlying crisis caused by the private control of the US — and soon the world's — money supply.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 11/02/10

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Tue, 11/02/2010 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm
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Election night coverage
KBOO presents Democracy Now!'s Election Night broadcast in collaboration with Free Speech TV, GritTV, the Thom Hartmann Program, the Marc Steiner Show, Mother Jones magazine and The Nation.
 
The coverage will be hosted by several independent media veterans, including Amy Goodman, Juan Gonzalez, Laura Flanders, Thom Hartmann, Gloria Neal, David Sirota and Marc Steiner.
 

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/29/10

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Fri, 10/29/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Call-in about bullying behavior in schools

Host Melinda Bernert asks "Are we a nation of bullies? How prevalent is bullying in our schools? And what can we do to change bullying behavior? Her guest is Dan Pearce author of the blog "Single Dad Laughing." He wrote the post "Memoirs of a Bullied Kid."  http://www.danoah.com/2010/10/memoirs-of-bullied-kid.html

Your calls are welcome on this topic!!!

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Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/26/10

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Tue, 10/26/2010 - 7:00pm - 7:30pm
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Oil Spill Pilgrims, Reflections from the Gulf Coast

On Tuesday October 26, listen to Oil Spill Pilgrims, a half hour special documenting a group of Portlander's trip to the Gulf Coast during the oil spill. We'll hear from group members about their time spent in the gulf, and we'll also hear from some of our Gulf Coast neighbors who've been directly effected by the spill. Don't forget to tune in  Tuesday at 7 pm!

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/08/10

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Fri, 10/08/2010 - 7:00am - 8:00pm
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News and Public Affairs Day: Looking for Real Social Change and Hope

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 09/24/10

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Fri, 09/24/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Die German Stunde talks about -- Immigration: How Germany/the US is handling it -- or not

Die German Stunde talks about the publication of "Deutschland Schafft Sich Ab"  or Germany Does Away With Itself by Thilo Sarrazin, a (soon-to-be) former central banker. Sarrazin says Jews have a common gene and Muslims are either unwilling or unable to integrate into western societies. Intellectuals in Germany have roundly condemned the book, but a large number of average Germans think Sarrazin has publicly expressed what has long been tabu. Our guests:  Feridun Bek, born and raised in Germany to Turkish immigrant parents, Mr. Bek is an auto executive who now lives in Detroit. He'll talk about what Germany and the U.S. do right -- and wrong -- when it comes to immigration. And Sergey Lagodinsky.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 09/14/10

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Tue, 09/14/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Margaret Atwood discusses her latest novel, "The Year of the Flood,"

Margaret Atwood discusses her latest novel, "The Year of the Flood," just out in trade paperback. She is interviewed by Richard Wolinsky.

Margaret Atwood is a Canadian author, poet, critic, essayist, feminist and social campaigner.

Best known for her work as a novelist, she is also an award winning poet, having published 15 books of poetry to date.

Her novel "The Handmaid's Tale" received the very first Arthur C. Clarke Award in 1987. The award is given for the best science fiction novel that was first published in the United Kingdom during the previous year. It was also nominated for the 1986 Nebula Award, and the 1987 Prometheus Award, both science fiction awards.

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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

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.

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!

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.
  • Length: 26:08 minutes (23.92 MB)
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Keep Nestle Out of the Gorge, A Coaliton forms to oppose bottling in Cascade Locks

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Thu, 04/22/2010

Oxbow Springs in Cascade Locks is the target of Nestle Corporation's plans for bottling millions of gallons of water from the springs and from city well water. Listen, to find out about Nestle, their plans and the coalition to oppose them. Coming to you from the studio, guest, Julia Degraw, northwest organizer for Food and Water Watch, a non profit consumer organization discusses the potential environmental impacts of the bottling plant proposal and the steps that will  be gone through before decisions are final.

Keep Nestle Out of the Gorge is a Coalition of 15 organizations and churches, including the Mt Hood environmental organization Bark, that have come together to oppose the move to privatize water that helps support endangered salmon.

Food and Climate Change: Step Up to the Plate, Part 1

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Thu, 04/22/2010

A climate discussion in regards to food with author Anna Lappe, IACP President Scott Givot, Chris Schreiner from Oregon Tilth, the Oregon Environmental Council's Allison Hensey, CleanMetrics President Kumar Venkat, and moderator Steve Cohen from Portland's Bureau of Planning and Sustainability.

 

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