Special Programming: Public Affairs

Episode Archive

Edward E. Baptist: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism

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Fri, 02/13/2015 - 10:15am - 11:30am
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Edward E. Baptist on his recent book The Half Has Never Been Told
Edward. E. Baptist talks about his 2014 book The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism.  The book elucidates the origins of capitalism in the US and its inextricable links to the exploitation and torture of millions of slaves in the American South.  Forcing readers to come face to face with the violence and abuse at the heart of American power, Baptist offers us a story that confronts head on mainstream narratives of our nation's economic history. 

A forum on police unions and their role in the culture of police violence in the United States

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Wed, 02/04/2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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An in-depth look at the history, role and political influence of police unions
A KBOO Special Forum on Police Unions and their role in perpetuating a culture of police violence. This will be an in-depth look into the history, role and politics of police unions in the light of the post-Ferguson nation-wide uprising against police killings, abuse and impunity.

Michael Slate show

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Thu, 01/01/2015 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
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On Medical Complicity with Torture, and the Danger of Climate Change
Today we present a special program – the Michael Slate show.
We'll hear about Medical Complicity with Torture, and the Danger Facing Humanity and the Planet Due to Climate Change 

Voices of Grief and Struggle:Mothers Come to Washington DC to Demand Police Accountability

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Wed, 12/31/2014 - 9:00am - 11:30am
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Mothers of men of color killed by police speak out and demand police accountability

Voices of Grief and Struggle:Mothers Come to Washington DC to Demand Police Accountability

On December 10th WPFW, Pacifica Radio in Washington DC, aired a live broadcast of a 
Congressional briefing featuring the mothers of young men of color who were killed by police. The briefing was co-sponsored by House of Representative members Conyers, Ellison, Johnson, Jackson Lee, and Rangel.

The speakers are 

In Context War Report

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Thu, 12/25/2014 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
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Cuba, Ukraine, ISIS and the Christmas truce
In this edition of the In Context War Report, we analyze the U.S. restoration of relations with Cuba in terms of the global conflict with Russia. Also, we present an update on the war in the Ukraine and on ISIS and we remember the Christmas Truce of World War I. Marchand MacDermotRoe, military affairs commentator
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The In Context War Report, a monthly one hour analysis of global warfare, is produced by MDR Productions, Inc. and originates at Pacifica affiliate WPKN 89.5 FM, Bridgeport, CT.

Christmas with the Enemy

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Wed, 12/24/2014 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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How some soldiers in WWI laid down their guns and celebrated Christmas with each other
Humanity at its best amidst the brutality of war.

The hundredth anniversary telling of the hectic rush into WWI, and the horrors unleashed. The men thought they'd be home by Christmas to tell of the excitement over a glass by the fireside. German High Command promised a "fresh and cheerful war." But by Christmas a million soldiers lay dead, with no end it sight. In defiance of commanding officers, and at risk of their lives, the soldiers lay down their guns and climbed out of their trenches armed with wine, food and cigarettes, to greet the others, exchange gifts, and agree to a ceasefire.

They ate, they sang, their played together. They brought in the wounded and buried the dead, often with men of both armies working as one.

Overcriminalized

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Fri, 12/05/2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
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Mental Illness, Homelessness, Drug Addiction: Do These Sound Like Crimes?
In this special segement, we'll explore the film series 'Overcriminalized', which looks at Mental Illness, Homelessness, Drug Addiction: Do These Sound Like Crimes? Why are we letting these serious social problems be handled by the criminal justice system?

In addition, we'll speak with long time homeless activist Paul Boden, co-author of the new book 'House Keys Not Handcuffs: Homeless Organizing, Art and Politics in San Francisco and Beyond.' The book reflects on 30-years of community organizing, the role of artwork and the effects on SF city homelessness policy and programs.

Theresa Mitchell interviews Mickey Huff about Censored 2015

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Thu, 12/04/2014 - 8:00am - 9:30am
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Theresa Mitchell interviews Mickey Huff about Censored 2015
Theresa Mitchell hosts a Membership Drive Talk Radio and Presswatch special. From 8-9AM she'll speak with Mickey Huff, Director of Project Censored/Media Freedom foundation, about Censored 2015: Inspiring We the People, featuring the top 25 most censored stories of 2013-2014. 

Techno-Utopianism & the Fate of the Earth: from the International Forum On Globalization

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Fri, 11/28/2014 - 10:00am - 11:30am
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Techno-Utopianism & the Fate of the Earth: from the International Forum On Globalization
A Teach- In on Why Technology Will Not Save the World. 45 Scholars, Authors & Activists over two days provide an analysis on why immediate change is required in our thinking, behavior, values and economies, before Nature and human society are terminated. 

We hear moderator Ralph White, NY Open Center, and four speakers: Jerry Mander, IFG: Questions We Should Have Asked About Technology (pictured above); Richard Heinberg, (below left) Post Carbon Institute: "The Party's Over,'
Anuradha Mittal(India), (below center) Oakland Institute: "Stealing Nature" 
Andrew Kimbrell, ICTA (below right): "The End of Market Capitalism"

Reaction to Ferguson Grand Jury's Failure to Indict, Part 2

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Tue, 11/25/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Reaction to Ferguson Grand Jury's Failure to Indict, Part 2

Continuation of Reaction to Ferguson Grand Jury's Failure to Indict Officer Darren Wilson.

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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.

Indymedia: From Seattle to the World

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Mon, 11/30/2009

As part of "Whose Streets? Our Streets!," KBOO's Maggie Starr looks at the history of the Indymedia Network. The Seattle Independent Media Center was put together to bring the streets of the Seattle to the world during the 1999 WTO protests. Ten years later, it's spawned a global network of Independent Media Centers that allow millions of people to post and read independent news.

From Marches to Breaking Windows: Talk About Tactics

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Mon, 11/30/2009

Which tactics were appropriate.  Marches? Ones with permits? Blockading streets with lockdowns? How about breaking windows of corporate buildings. Would the world have heard of the dissent in this country without these tactics? Hear the voices of activists with divergent points of view.

Music by Dave Rovics

Ala' Jaradat on the issue of Palestinian political detainees

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Fri, 11/27/2009

KBOO's Jenka Soderberg speaks with Ala' Jaradat of the Palestinian prisoner support organization Addameer, about the conditions facing Palestinian political detainees - including family visitation, administrative detention, imprisoned children and women, and mothers whose children were born in prison.

  • Length: 58:26 minutes (53.5 MB)
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Dhoruba bin Wahad and Naji Mujahid: Denied entry into Palestine

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Thu, 11/26/2009

5:00 - 6:00 pm Thurs. Nov. 26th

KBOO interviews Dhoruba bin Wahad, who is speaking from a hotel in Jordan after being detained and then denied entry into Palestine by Israeli authorities.  bin Wahad is a former political prisoner in the US who was charged in 1971 with the murder of two police officers, but was vindicated nineteen years later when a judge ruled that the FBI had fabricated evidence in order to frame bin Wahad of a crime he didn't commit.

As an African-American, on his way to a conference on political prisoners convened by the Palestinian Authority in the city of Jericho, bin Wahad feels that he was racially profiled, along with his travelling companion Naji Mujahid - the only two African Americans on a busload of white tourists.

Repealing the Death Penalty: What Oregonians can Learn from New Mexico

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Thu, 10/29/2009

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.

Homemade Energy: Hydrogen

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Thu, 10/22/2009

This is a 30 minute discussion on the subject of homemade energy: hydrogen or HHO hybriding in cars and in the house. The possibilities of homemade hydrogen fuel are introduced in this discussion. The guest is "Tater Waynes", who has much to say about his own designs. We go in to what he has learned with two years of building and installing units, mostly for internal combustion. He produces a series of videos at youtube.com/wayneman1234. The interviewer is Sean Ongley.

 

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