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Special Programming: Public Affairs on 05/30/11

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Mon, 05/30/2011 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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The Freedom Rides 50th Anniversary

Both Air Cascadia and Locus Focus are off for the holiday.

Instead we'll hear a special program from the Pacifica Radio Archives celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Freedom Rides that began in May of 1961. This program features the 1961 interview with James Farmer, co-founder of the Congress On Racial Equality C.O.R.E. and Mathew Jones a field secretary for the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 05/26/11

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Thu, 05/26/2011 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Community Spotlight: BaseRoots Theatre Company and VOX

TONIGHT is a special Community Spotlight featuring our friends from BaseRoots Theatre Company, Bobby Bermea & Anya Pearson and from VOX, Eric Hull.

Hear them share their experiences during the collaboration of "My Soul Grown Deep", premiering tonight at 7 pm!

Artistic Director, Bobby Bermea, describes the performance event well:

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 05/13/11

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Fri, 05/13/2011 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Underground Music

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 05/11/11

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Wed, 05/11/2011 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Homage to Weird Portland

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 05/10/11

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Tue, 05/10/2011 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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EPA and Portland Water

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 05/06/11

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Fri, 05/06/2011 - 7:00am - 8:00pm
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An Entire Day of News and Public Affairs

Join us as we celebrate news and public affairs programs on KBOO with an entire day of interviews and recently recorded speeches.

7:00 AMDemocracy Now! with Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

8:00 AMPositively Revolting Talk Radio with Ani Haines and Lyn Moelich. Their guest is activist Linda Stout, the former protégée of civil rights legend Septima Clark. Linda started the Piedmont Peace Project and is now the director of a new organization, Spirit in Action. Her new book is COLLECTIVE VISIONING.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 05/04/11

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Wed, 05/04/2011 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Entrepreneurship in Portland

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 05/02/11

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Mon, 05/02/2011 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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African Culture / Politics

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 04/29/11

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Fri, 04/29/2011 - 8:00am - 12:00pm
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Understanding the current nuclear crisis

Stop Nuclear Madness

Join us all morning as we look at one of the world's most crucial issues, nuclear power.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 03/17/11

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Thu, 03/17/2011 - 9:30am - 11:00am
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St. Patrick's Day Special

Maura Cullen hosts this special look at current issues in Ireland and celebrates St. Patrick's Day with music and spoken word. Per Fagereng co-hosts. In the first part ot the show Conn Hallinan, columnist for Foreign Policy in Focus, talks about the Irish economy.

 

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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.”

 
 
 

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.

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

 

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