Special Programming: Public Affairs

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Special Programming: Public Affairs on 03/17/10

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Wed, 03/17/2010 - 9:00am - 11:00am
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Ireland, past and present, on St. Patrick's Day, Wednesday, March 17th.

Ireland In Context

join Maire Cullen, host of KBOO's Radio Free Ireland, for a special look at Ireland, past and present, on St. Patrick's Day, Wednesday, March 17th.
from the final steps of the Irish peace process, to the history of pre-christian celtic culture,  Maire strives to dispell the stereotypes and embrace the myths that continue to make Ireland a facinating part of the wider world.

 


Special Programming: Public Affairs on 03/10/10

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Wed, 03/10/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Ali Abunimah

Ali Abunimah speaking last weekend in Portland on the One State Solution for the Israel-Palestine conflict, the Boycott-Divestment-Sanctions Movement and Israeli apartheid.

He is the founder of the website: http://www.electronicintifada.net

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 03/08/10

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Mon, 03/08/2010 - 5:30am - Tue, 03/09/2010 - 5:30am
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International Women's Day - Women on the Path to Selfhood

International Women's Day on KBOO

Women on the Path to Selfhood - Programming by, about and for women from 5:30AM Monday until 5:30AM Tuesday

At 5:30AM Diane Hunt hosts an all women’s version of Folk Expresso

At 7 it’s Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman

At 8 it’s a special Talk Radio Show called “No Regrets: Women and Abortion” hosted by Linda Olson Osterlund and Ani Haines.

At 9 on the Old Mole Variety Hour. Laurie Mercier interviews Kim Brodkin of Lewis and Clark about the upcoming Gender Studies Symposium; the movie moles discuss women and film; and more!

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 02/23/10

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Tue, 02/23/2010 - 4:00pm - Wed, 02/24/2010 - 6:00am
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Homelessness examined live from the streets of Detroit

"BROADCAST TO ASK DETROIT: WHY NOT END HOMELESSNESS NOW?"

13th Annual Homelessness Marathon begins 4 p.m., PST, Tues. Feb 23rd
and run for 14 hours until 6 a.m., PST, Wed. Feb. 24th

"We have a mindset in this country that homelessness is a problem that can wait," comments Jeremy Weir Alderson, founder of the Homelessness Marathon, "but it's a dire emergency for the people who are homeless, a drain on our economy, and a stain on our national honor. We ought to solve this problem, and we could if we would only turn our attention to it."

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 02/18/10

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Thu, 02/18/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00pm
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Tune in all day Thursday for in-depth coverage on Haiti

KBOO FUNDRAISER FOR HAITI
February 18th from 9 am to 10 pm

On Tuesday, January 12th, the nation of Haiti was hit by a devastating earthquake which destroyed much of the capital city and surrounding areas. The earthquake hit after decades of structural adjustment programs imposed by the International Monetary Fund, which privatized much of the nation's infrastructure, and in the wake of two centuries of abuse of the Haitian people by its former colonizers, a decades-long US occupation, and US-supported military dictatorships. We will examine the history of Haiti, as well as the culture and music of the Haitian people. This will be a fundraiser for grassroots efforts to help the Haitian people rebuild -- not with charity, but with solidarity.

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9 am – LIVE – Presswatch: Theresa Mitchell explores the impact of trade policy on Haitian politics with Brian Concannon, head of the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

9:30 – LIVE - Fight the Empire – Host Per Fagering looks back at Haitian history from the time of Columbus, to the Haitian revolution and beyond.

10 – LIVE - Air Cascadia – focus on the treatment of Haitians in the Dominican Republic

10:20 LIVE Interview with a representative of the Haitian-led relief effort HACAOT

10:30 LIVE interview with Jesse Hagopian: Castastrophe in Haiti – An Unnatural Disaster

11:00 Linda Olson-Osterlund hosts LIVE Interview with Kathy Carlson, a local nurse who is doing relief work in Port au Prince

11:30 Paul Farmer speaks on history and analysis of the situation in Haiti up until 1994

12:00 Live music: Anne Feeney

12:30 Haitian Music with host Charlie Rooney

2:00 Firefly hosts a Haitian music special

4:00 Democracy Now – partial, + DN! Special on Haiti

5:00 News from Haiti produced by the KBOO News team

5:30 KBOO special reports on Haiti and relief efforts

6:00 Interview with Stuart Liederman on environmental issues in Haiti and the issue of environmental refugees

6:30 The US Crucifixion of Haiti

7:00 KBOO’s Anjeanette Brown interviews Anne Christine D’Adeskey on women in Haiti

7:30 Hardknock interview on the current situation on the ground in Haiti

8:00 – 10:00 Paula and Keller host a Haitian music special

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 02/11/10

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Thu, 02/11/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am

Bruce Silverman hosts a special look at this year's Portland International Film Festival, which begins today.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 01/29/10

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Fri, 01/29/2010 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

John Perkins: How to remake the global economy

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 01/29/10

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Fri, 01/29/2010 - 7:00am - 8:30pm

Membership Drive Special: One Year Later – Where Do We Go From Here?
It’s been one year since the inauguration of President Barack Obama. How have progressive goals and proposals fared under his administration? Where do progressives go from here? What’s the future of activism on issues such as ending the wars and occupations in Afghanistan and Iraq? What about healthcare, saving the economy, the environment, trade policy, corporate domination, and education?
As Bill Moyers has said about the U.S., ”We are a very crippled giant suffering from self inflicted wounds that if we do not treat and heal, will in fact bring us to our knees and ultimately to our doom. We are close to losing the moral, financial, economic muscle and wisdom that makes a big nation a great nation.”

7 am - Democracy Now!
8 am – Positively Revolting Talk Radio with host Ani Haines
9 am – Robert McChesney and John Nichols
10 am – Power and Change: Speakers of the Illahee Lecture Series

          The Power to Change Our Minds - Jonah Lehrer
          Power, Change and Energy - Richard Heinberg

10:45 – Obama and Change: Phyllis Bennis, Institute for Public Accuracy

11:00 – Amy Goodman: Take Back the Airwaves
12:00 – Noam Chomsky in Portland
1:30 – Barbara Ehrenreich: on her new book, Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America
Read more: Barbara Ehrenreich Takes on a Plague of Positive Thinking in 'Bright-Sided' 

2:00 - Obama and Change: David Swanson – afterdowningstreet.org
2:30 - Dolores Huerta: Farmworker organizer and rabble rouser for over 50 years
3:00 - Tribute to Howard Zinn, who died on January 27th, 2010 (including a live tribute by radio legend David Barsamian)

Listen to Bill Bigelow interviewing Howard Zinn on January 19th
4:00 - Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez
5:00 - KBOO Evening News
6:00 - Bread and Roses: Beekeeping!
7:00 - John Perkins: How to remake the global economy

 

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 01/22/10

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Fri, 01/22/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

A special program featuring anarchist activist Margaret Killjoy and writer Ursula K. Le Guin talking about anarchism, fiction and the new book "Mythmakers and Lawbreakers," a collection of interviews with a wide variety of anarchist fiction writers–some of whom who are tangentially involved in anarchism, or fiction, or both, but all of whom have really fascinating takes on the subject.

Published by AK Press and edited by Margaret Killjoy, "Mythmakers and Lawbreatkers" includes conversations with sci-fi powerhouses Ursula K. Le Guin, Alan Moore, Michael Moorcock, and Lewis Shiner as well as young and emerging writers in a series of interviews that explore fiction's deeply political roots.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 01/13/10

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Wed, 01/13/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Tune in this coming Wednesday, January 13th from 6 to 7 pm, for a special on the upcoming Vancouver Winter Olympics, and the coalition of indigenous, environmental and housing activists that have come together to oppose the theft of indigenous land for the Olympic games. 

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Kenny Zulu Whitmore

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Sun, 04/26/2009

 

They call me Zulu...
From a letter written to  Jenka Soderberg...

30 miles from the nearest town, hidden in the Louisiana hills, traveling along a long twisting road at a dead end you will find Angola, a former plantation now a prison the size of  Manhattan which is unlike any other known at this point in time.

Here sits Kenny Zulu Whitmore is a 55 year old political prisoner.  He has been held captive at Angola for more then 30 years.   
At the time this letter was written Zulu has been held for 34 years for a murder he says he did not do.

Alvaro Luna Hernandez

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Thu, 04/23/2009

Sheriff Jack McDaniel of Alpine, Texas, On July 18, 1996 arrived to arrest Alvaro at his home on a trumped up charge of aggravated robbery  When the unarmed Alvaro questioned the sheriff's action, the officer drew his weapon. Before he could shoot, Alvaro disarmed him and fled. (At the trial for robbery, Alvaro represented himself and had the charge dismissed.). No warrant for the arrest had been issued.

Later after the trial decision, without identifying themselves, police began shooting indiscriminately at the house, cars parked in front and at the public streetlights.  At a new trial, witnesses explained, that the police shooting resembled a "war zone."  Alvaro returned fire in self-defense and never shot or injured anyone.  Alvaro dialed 911 (emergency) and notified other officials that police were firing at him and others would not allow them to surrender.

Alvaro was convicted of "threatening" the sheriff, but acquitted on the charge of shooting Sgt. Hines on June 29, 1997.  He received a 50-year sentence. His case is currently on appeal.

 

Patrice Lumumba Ford - one of the "Portland Seven."

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Thu, 04/23/2009

On 10/04/2002 Patrice  Lumumba Ford was arrested along with 3 other suspects of the Portland Seven in Portland, Oregon. He was accused of traveling overseas in a conspiracy to wage war against the United States, provide material support and resources to Al Qaeda and contribute services to Al Qaeda and the Taliban.

On 12/02/2003 Patrice  Lumumba Ford was sentenced, in a plea bargain, to 18 years imprisonment. 

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Mumia Abu-Jamal on His Birthday

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Thu, 04/23/2009

Mumia Abu-Jamal is a renowned journalist from Philadelphia who has been inprisoned since 1981.  

Mumia  has been on death row since 1983 tried and convicted for allegedly shooting Daniel Faulkner a Philadelphia police officer.  Because of his his award - winning reporting on police brutality and other social and racial outbreaks that plague communities of color throughout the world and in Philadelphia

Mumia is known as the “Voice of the Voiceless.” As a rseult he has received international support over the years to assist in his efforts to reverse his unjust conviction.

 

Ramona Africa: What the Corporate Media Didn’t Tell You about May 13, 1985!

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Thu, 04/23/2009

What the Corporate Media Didn’t Tell You about May 13, 1985!

  The sole adult survivor of the May 13, 1985 massacre of 11 members of the MOVE organization is Ramona Africa. The the City of Philadelphia and the FBI and  dropped a C4 bomb on MOVE’s 6221 Osage Avenue home in West Philadelphia.  Ramona carrying the young Birdie Africa (the only other survivor) with her.  Ramona escaped by dodging gunfire but  from the fire she acquired permanent scarring from the burns.

And the government of the u.s.a. call it democracy!

Janine Phillips Africa says; "Revolution is not a word but an application"

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Thu, 04/23/2009

Since this statement was written, Merle Austin Africa joined the ancestors. She died in prison, March 13, 1998.

Revolution is not a word but an application, it is not war but peace, it does not weaken it strengthens, revolution does not cause separation it generates togetherness, ... revolution is an activity, a generating force that continues generating, continues activating, continues togetherness, solidarity will never be realized so long as geography is imperative, solidarity is unity, without unity you can 't have revolution, ... revolution is organization just as solidarity is togetherness,... the word people should be a symbol of identity which should unite people and dispel war but to call everybody a person and go to war against people is to say that people are compelled to conflict makin peace hopeless and everything people are striving to make, to have, to be, ... if we expect to accomplish the defeat of oppression, we are going to have to understand the power of assertion.

Robert King: Angola 3

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Thu, 04/23/2009

The Case of the Angola 3

Some 36 years ago, deep in rural Louisiana, three young black men were silenced for trying to expose continued segregation, systematic corruption, and horrific abuse in the biggest prison in the US, an 18,000-acre former slave plantation called Angola.

Angola 3Herman Wallace & Albert Woodfox, who spent nearly 36 years in solitary and are still serving life sentences in Angola for the alleged murder of Brent Miller, a white correctional officer, in 1972; and Robert Wilkerson, who like Herman and Albert, was targeted for his activism, and then freed in 2001 after 29 years in solitary.

Letter from Ed Poindexter of the Omaha 2

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Thu, 04/23/2009

Ed was one of Omaha 2 convicted of killing a police officer in 1971 but they maintain their innocence.  They believe they were targeted because they were members of the Black Panther Party.

A letter from Ed was presented at the first Peace and Justice Banquet at UL on the 14th of April 2007.  KBOO volunteer Sahar Sepahdari read the letter on KBOO's special on Political Prisoners in the USA.

Helen Woodson 61-year-old peace activist sentenced to fifty one months

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Thu, 04/23/2009

 

Nov. 25, 2004 The Kansas City Star: MARK MORRIS  

"A 61-year-old peace activist was sentenced to fifty one months in prison Wednesday for threatening federal officials and pouring red paint and cranberry juice on a federal courthouse security station."

"Helen Woodson previously served 20 years in federal prison for a 1984 incident in which she and three others used a jackhammer to chip the concrete cover of a nuclear missile silo."

"Three days after her 1993 release from prison in the Whiteman silo protest, Woodson walked into an Illinois bank and used an unloaded! starter pistol to get $25,000 from a teller."

"According to press reports, she piled the money on the floor, burned it and told witnesses: “Money is evil. You don't believe in God; you only worship money.”

 
 
 

Oak's Rose. The story behind Ethan's 3rd LP.

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Sun, 03/15/2009

From a PICA Press Release...  Oaks is acclaimed ambient electronic experimentalist Ethan Rose’s third full-length, following on the 2006 release Ceiling Songs and the 2007 release, Spinning Pieces. Ethan’s music was also featured in Gus Van Sant’s latest film, Paranoid Park. Ethan explains Oaks as follows: “Over the past year I’ve been coming out to the Oaks Park Roller Rink to play and record the Wurlitzer Theater Organ that is located there. The organ dates from the 1920s and was originally housed in the Broadway Theater in downtown Portland where it was used to accompany silent films. It is currently played and maintained by Keith Fortune who has been involved with the organ and the rink for the past fifteen years. I’ve had the privilege of assisting Keith with organ repairs, which has deepened my appreciation of the instrument. Musically speaking, my primary interest with this organ has been to bring its antiquated sounds into a modern context, essentially treating it with the same sense of sonic reinterpretation that I have brought to my previous works.” 

Ethan Rose’s work reflects his interests in old technologies, new sounds, and the restless exploration of musical form. Over the past ten years he has released recordings, scored films, performed internationally, created sound installations, and worked with a variety of collaborators. Drawing from his interests in musique concrete, chance operations and American minimalism, Ethan creates shifting sound environments that merge the old with the new.  His music is electronic in nature but maintains an organic quality because of his exclusive use of acoustic sound sources. Much of his recent work has centered around instruments from eras long past, including music boxes, player pianos, and carillons. However, he is interested in pulling new sounds and ideas out of these antiquated devices rather than treating them with a sense of preservation. By bringing a carefully detailed sense of arrangement to his music, Ethan’s pieces transport the close listener to a warm and unusual place.

 

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