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Episode Archive

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 11/23/11

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Wed, 11/23/2011 - 9:00am - 9:30am
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Occupy Portland highlights

The KBOO News team brings you highlights from our Occupy Portland recordings, including interviews from the Portland encampment, the eviction, and from the Wall Street out of Health Care rally held on Saturday Nov. 19th in Portland.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 11/07/11

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Mon, 11/07/2011 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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1st Congressional District candidate debate

This Monday at 7 pm, KBOO will host a live debate with candidates for the US Congress, first district.  This is the seat formerly held by Congressman David Wu, and the election will be on Tuesday November 8th.

The candidates participating in Monday’s debate are: Saba Ahmed, Dominic Hammon, Jim Greenfield, Delinda Morgan, Todd Lee Ritter and Robert Lettin.

A previous debate with the other candidates for this seat can be heard on the KBOO website by clicking here.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/21/11

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Fri, 10/21/2011 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Occupy Portland Special - We are the 99%

Occupy Portland Special

Jenka Soderberg presents news and live streaming audio from the Occupy Portland site.

KBOO's live webstream will be on from 9 am - 10 pm on Friday.  Check our Occupy Portland page for updates or click here to listen.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/19/11

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Wed, 10/19/2011 - 8:00am - 11:00am
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Scholars, authors and activists look at the age of greed and how to end it

Greed: What Is It Good For? Absolutely Nothing!

Join us for a special program on The Age of Greed and How to End It.

Guests include:

David Graeber, professor and activist and author of "Debt: The First 5,000 Years"

Gretchen Morgensen, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and co-author of "Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon."

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/14/11

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Fri, 10/14/2011 - 7:00am - 8:00pm
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News and Public Affairs Day

This Friday on KBOO, it’s News and Public Affairs Day, a full day special which will include a live broadcast from the Occupy Portland encampment, analysis of the movement to hold the richest one percent accountable, and a look at what we can learn from police infiltration and crackdowns on past movements.

Tune in Friday morning beginning at 7 am with Democracy Now, with a live broadcast from Occupy Portland beginning at 10 am.

In the afternoon, we’ll examine the case of earth liberation front prisoner Daniel McGowan with never-before heard footage on the FBI’s targeting of environmental activists. We’ll also look at the use of FBI infiltrators/provocateurs at the 2008 Republican Convention.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/06/11

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Thu, 10/06/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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PROJECT CENSORED 2012 SPECIAL with Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips

Theresa Mitchell of Presswatch and Per Fagereng of Fight the Empire co-host a special program with Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips of Project Censored to talk about the release of Censored 2012, which Celebrates 35 Years of Project Censored.

In the last 35 years, the so-called mainstream media have been co-opted into a propaganda machine for the transnational corporate power structure, which serves a US/NATO Military Industrial Media Empire instead of We the People.

Project Censored resists the goals of global empire at the expense of human rights, we resist top down managed news in favor of a truly free press, and we resist censorship in all its guises.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 09/14/11

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Wed, 09/14/2011 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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Moore Lappé on "thought traps" about ecological and social crises and a new framework

Environmentalist and best-selling author Frances Moore Lappé is interviewed by Michelle Schroeder Fletcher about her new book "Ecomind: Changing the Way We Think, to Create the World We Want." Lappé, author of the best-selling "Diet for a Small Planet", and co-founder of the Small Planet Institute deconstructs seven common "thought traps" about our ecological and social crises and offers a new mental framework - an "eco-mind" - brought to life in seven "thought leaps." In "EcoMind" s

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 09/09/11

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Fri, 09/09/2011 - 8:00am - 8:00pm
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KBOO 10th anniversary of 9/11 special

 Tune in on Friday September 9th for KBOO’s 10th anniversary of September 11th Special from 8 am to 8 pm on KBOO 90.7 FM. The day will include interviews, call-in, archived audio and a live stream from the ‘International Hearings on the Events of September 11th, 2001’ in Toronto.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 09/05/11

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Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Robin Hahnel on Participatory Economics

Robin Hahnel, Professor of Economics at Portland State University and a visiting professor at Lewis & Clark College, speaks on "Participatory Economics."

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 08/31/11

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Wed, 08/31/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Environment and New Orleans

At 6:00, hear an interview with former Black panther Malik Rahim in New Orleans, on the sixth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.  Later this hour, KBOO’s Josh harper interviews Jamie Henn, one of the organizers of direct action opposing the tar sands pipeline which is scheduled to go from Alberta Canada all the way to the Gulf Coast. And at 6:30, we’ll hear a discussion of whether ethanol really can be an alternative energy source to replace our dependence on oil.

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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.

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

 

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