Special Programming: Public Affairs

Episode Archive

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 08/07/12

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Tue, 08/07/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Saluting the life of Gore Vidal with excerpts from recorded talks

Both Stage and Studio and Art Focus are off today.

We'll hear "From The Vault," from the Pacifica Radio Archives, a program saluting the life and work of a great American playright, author, actor and commentator Gore Vidal, who died on July 31st, 2012.

This program features an excerpt from a talk by Gore Vidal in 1966 called "The New Novel in the Age of Science," another excerpt from a talk on January 12, 1991 a few days before President George Herbert Walker Bush began operation Desert Storm, and an excerpt from the final recording of Gore Vidal in the Archives. Conducted by Pacifica Radio producer Maria Armoudian in October of 2008 just before the election of President Barack Obama over Republican Candidates John McCain and Sarah Palin.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 07/04/12

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Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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Radio Ecoshock on Shale Gas Emmissions

Radio Ecoshock reports on how shale gas emissions are as bad as coal. New science from Cornell University Professor Robert Howarth and team: a speech at Peak Oil And Gas conference in Washington; plus a follow-up interview with Howarth by Alex Smith.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 05/28/12

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Mon, 05/28/2012 - 5:00pm - 5:30pm
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Occupy Wall Street Radio

Instead of your regular scheduled PM Newscast, we bring you WBAI produced "Occupy Wall Street Radio." 

The initial Occupy Wall Street Radio aired on October 26, 2011. The show can be heard Monday through Friday from 6:30 to 7 PM on WBAI.   Here is an archive of past shows.  Hear the voices, the heart, the soul of this 99% growing and now global movement.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 05/28/12

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Mon, 05/28/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Chris Hedges on War as an Addiction

Talk Radio is off today. Instead for Memorial Day we hear a talk by Chris Hedges on War as an Addiction. This powerful talk was recorded in Portland in 2003.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 05/18/12

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Fri, 05/18/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Beyond Veganism: Food Justice and Racism in the food industry

Everyone should have the right to choose foods they want to eat, especially foods that are healthier for them and that meet some of their ethical beliefs. Communities of color and low-income communities often have difficulty accessing healthier foods when compared to higher income areas.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 05/15/12

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Tue, 05/15/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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David Cobb on Creating Democracy & Challenging Corporate Rule

Former Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb recently toured the Northwest giving his talk "Creating Democracy & Challenging Corporate Rule."  This presentation is part history lesson and part heart-felt call-to-action! He spoke in Portland at SEIU Local 503 Hall on April 16th.

Cobb is an organizer and national spokesman for MoveToAmend.org, a coalition of over 190,000 people and organizations whose goal is to amend the United States Constitution to end corporate rule and legalize democracy.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 05/01/12

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Tue, 05/01/2012 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
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The Q Center is hosting Meet the Mayorial Candidates, and we're there live!

KBOO is pleased to do a live broadcast of the Portland Mayoral Candidates Forum at the Q Center on Tuesday, May 1, from 6-8:30pm.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 03/30/12

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Fri, 03/30/2012 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
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Arab Spring Conference
On March 30th, from 9 am - 12 pm, KBOO Radio will present the lectures recorded at:
 
THE ARAB SPRING:
A Year that Changed the World
 
Portland State University
Saturday, February 25th, 2012

The events of the Arab Spring have been awesome and inspiring, opening up the possibility of a regional landscape that is almost unfathomably different from what would have been predicted just one year ago.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 02/17/12

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Fri, 02/17/2012 - 7:30pm - 8:00pm
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Marwan Bishara on the Arab Spring

One year after the launch of the Arab Spring, the people’s revolutions continue across the Arab world – from north Africa to the Persian Gulf, a generation of youth have risen up to challenge the entrenched rule of dictators and monarchies. Tune in Friday at 7:30 pm for an in-depth look at the origins of the uprising with Al Jazeera’s Marwan Bishara, author of The Invisible Arab: The Promise and Peril of the Arab Revolutions.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 02/17/12

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Fri, 02/17/2012 - 7:00pm - 7:30pm
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Essential Urban Farmer

 Hey all you urban farmers – and wanna-bes - out there! Tune in THIS evening at 7 pm for a special program featuring the authors, Novella Carpenter and Willow Rosenthal, of the The Essential Urban Farmer.And be sure to call 503-232-8818 with your membership pledge to get yourself a copy of this essential guidebook for any budding urban farmer.

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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.

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.

Ramona Africa Speaking in Portland

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Thu, 03/12/2009

An Interview with Political Prisoner, Bill Dunne

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Thu, 03/12/2009

Alvaro Luna Hermandez

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Thu, 03/12/2009

Ashanti Alston

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Thu, 03/12/2009

an interview with Ashanti Alston, co-chair of the Jericho movement, which works to free all political prisoners in the USA.

David Korten: Agenda for a New Economy--Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth

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Wed, 01/28/2009

Host Stephanie Potter interviews David C. Korten about his new book "Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth: Why Wall Street Can't Be Fixed and How to Replace It."    Korten identifies the deep sources of the current economic crisis: Wall Street institutions that have perfected the art of creating "wealth" without producing anything of real value: phantom wealth.

 

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