Special Programming: Public Affairs

Episode Archive

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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Katrina's Prisoners: Part one of three

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Thu, 03/04/2010

In 2005, KBOO's Jenka Soderberg conducted a series of interviews in New Orleans, with people adversely affected by Hurricane Katrina.  In this part:

1) Jackie - talking about the Angola 3 and the hurricane.

2) Stanley - talking about being inside Orleans Parish Prison during Katrina

3) Dale - arrested post-Katrina and put in the Greyhound bus station prison.

4) Stacey - arrested for curfew violation and held in the flooded OPP.

5) Eric Torrance - brutalized and taken to Greyhound jail.

Katrina's Prisoners: Part two of three

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Thu, 03/04/2010

In 2005, KBOO's Jenka Soderberg conducted a series of interviews in New Orleans, with people adversely affected by Hurricane Katrina.  In this part:

1) Rashaun Davis - brutalized and taken to Greyhound jail

2) Daniel Frelix - arrested post-Katrina, taken to Greyhound jail.

3) David Luke - arrested pre-Katrina - was HIV-positive, and due to the ordeal of surviving the flood in OPP, and being held outside and at the Hunts prison, contracted AIDS.

Robert McChesney: The Failure of Modern Media

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Mon, 02/22/2010

Professor and radio host Robert McChesney speaking on the failures of the U.S. media, and the possibilities for the future.

  • Length: 39:53 minutes (36.52 MB)
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Michael Meade: The World Behind the World

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Mon, 02/22/2010

Writer Michael Meade speaking at the Old Church in Portland, Oregon, on 4/24/08.

Thomas Homer-Dixon: The Upsiade of Down

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Mon, 02/22/2010

Professor Thomas Homer-Dixon speaking about climate change at the First Congregational Church in Portland, Oregon, on 5/23/07.

  • Length: 78:59 minutes (36.16 MB)
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Chris Hedges: War Reporter

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Wed, 02/10/2010

Pulitzer winning reporter Chris Hedges spoke at Powell's Books, in Portland, Oregon, about his experience covering conflicts abroad.

This recording was produced by PDX Justice.  More information can be found at www.pdxjustice.org.

  • Length: 58:39 minutes (53.7 MB)
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Roy Bourgeois: Protesting the School of the Americas

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Fri, 02/05/2010

Roy Bourgeois spoke in Portland on 11-19-08 about his involvemnt in protesting the School of the Americas.  This is an excerpt from that talk.

Palestinian Christians speak in Portland

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Thu, 12/24/2009

Christians around the world are gathering to prepare for Christmas. But in Bethlehem, where the Christian religion began, the population lives under a military occupation, and surrounded by a Wall.

Two Palestinian Christians, one from Nazareth, and one from Bethlehem, spoke recently at the Portland Central Library about their lives.
 
This hour, we will listen to the stories of these two Palestinian Christians - Hala Gores and Saed Bannoura.
  • Length: 49:13 minutes (45.07 MB)
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The plight of Christians in Bethlehem today

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Thu, 12/10/2009

As Christians around the world prepare for the annual Christmas holiday, Christians who live in Bethlehem say that their plight has been neglected and forgotten. Christian Palestinians have lived in Bethlehem since the time of Christ, but have faced dislocation and repression since Israel was created in 1948.

This hour, we examine the situation of Bethlehem today, including a report on al-Wallaja village, which is a Christian Palestinian village located just outside of Bethlehem, produced by Ghassan Bannoura and Hazem Jamjoum; an interview with Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh of Bethlehem University; and a report on solidarity ‘From Brooklyn to Bethlehem’.

We’d also like to announce a talk by Saed Bannoura, a Christian Palestinian who grew up in Bethlehem, which will take place next Wednesday, December 16th from 5:30 - 7:30 pm at the Central Library – 801 Southwest 10th Avenue in Portland.

more info: portland.craigslist.org/mlt/eve/1504114764.html

Voices of November 30

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Mon, 11/30/2009

On the tenth anniversary of the World Trade Organization ministerials in Seattle, six Portland activists recall the dramatic events of November 30, 1999, and discuss the continuing reverberations of the first major street protest of the wireless age.  Featuring stories from Laurie King of Portland Jobs With JusticePatricia Rumer of Jubilee Oregon, youth activist Andrea Townsend, and KBOO Radio correspondents Andrew Geller, Rolf Semprebon, and Daniel Flessas.  This hour-long special is hosted by S.W. Conser and edited by Paul Monday.

 

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