Special Programming: Public Affairs

Episode Archive

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/12/09

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Mon, 10/12/2009 - 8:00am - 11:00am

Indigenous Resistance Day

On October 12th, KBOO commemorates Indigenous Resistance Day (known to some people as 'Columbus Day') from 8 - 11 am, with talks by John Trudell and other renowned native activists.

John Trudell is an acclaimed poet, national recording artist, actor and activist whose international following reflects the universal language of his words, work and message. Trudell (Santee Sioux) was a spokesperson for the Indian of All Tribes occupation of Alcatraz Island from 1969 to 1971. He then worked with the American Indian Movement (AIM), serving as Chairman of AIM from 1973 to 1979. In February of 1979, a fire of unknown origin killed Trudell’s wife, three children and mother-in-law. It was through this horrific tragedy that Trudell began to find his voice as an artist and poet, writing, in his words, “to stay connected to this reality.”

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/08/09

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Thu, 10/08/2009 - 11:00am - Fri, 10/09/2009 - 12:00am
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KBOO Drive Special on Africa

Tune in on Thursday October 8th for KBOO's all-day Africa Special. From 11 am to midnight, we'll feature talks, interviews and music from the African continent, starting off with the issue of refugees from Burundi.

12pm - 4pm: World Beat connection with DJ Charlie, then the African Dance Party with Firefly til four.

4pm: Amy Goodman interviews Somali rapper K-Naan.

Then Africa-focused news and a talk on the role of cell phones in the Congo war.

8 – 10: Jamilah Bourdon brings new music from the African continent, then

10pm - Midnight: Reggae Bob with African reggae and hip hop til midnight.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/07/09

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Wed, 10/07/2009 - 7:00am - 8:00pm
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A Special News and Public Affairs Day with Noam Chomsky, more of the EconVergence, and more

On Wednesday October 7th, join us for a Special News and Public Affairs Day!

We’ll bring you a recording of Noam Chomsky’s October 2nd appearance in Portland, as well as other featured speakers from the EconVergence.  You’ll also hear from Cornell West, Carl Dix, and other activists, authors, and political analysts.  Tune in for this stimulating KBOO Special, from 7am until 8pm.  And don't forget to call in to support KBOO with your financial contribution - 503-232-8818 or click on the 'Donate' jar above.  These talks will be available on CD as a thank you gift for your contribution to KBOO.

7 am - Democracy Now!

8 am - Noam Chomsky's Oct. 2 speech in Portland - Noam Chomsky was born on December 7, 1928 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Chomsky has written and lectured widely on linguistics, philosophy, intellectual history, contemporary issues, international affairs and U.S. foreign policy.

9:30 - “The Role of the Media: A Critical Assessment” with David Barsamian, Danny Schechter, Jo Ann Bowman, Jules Boykoff

11:00 - Cornel West and Carl Dix: The Ascendancy of Obama and the Continued Need for Resistance and Liberation

12:30 Ralph Nader: Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!

1:30 Vandana Shiva Sustainability & the World Food Crisis: Dr. Shiva talks about food crisis as a consequence of expansion in agribusiness—ultimately bringing destruction to local farmers-- and its
petrol-based production that heavily relies on chemical pesticide, which produces less nutritional value crops

2:00 The Financial Crisis: Causes, Lessons, and Solutions: Danny Schecter, Barbara Dudley, Eric Tymoigne, Robin Hahnel

3:00 Paul Cienfuegos: Corporate Constitutional Rights and The Rights of Nature and People

4:00 Democracy Now!

5:00 KBOO Evening News

6:00 The Best of Circle A Radio

7:00 Derrick Jensen - the author of Endgame, The Culture of Make Believe, and A Language Older than Words.  He was named one of Utne Reader’s “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World” and won the Eric Hoffer Award in 2008.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/01/09

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Thu, 10/01/2009 - 5:30pm - 6:00pm

Tune in to KBOO 90.7 fm at 5:30 pm today for an interview with filmmaker Cherien Dabis about Amreeka, a new film that will be opening tomorrow in Portland at Fox Tower.

Amreeka chronicles the adventures of Muna, a single mother who leaves the West Bank with Fadi, her teenage son, with dreams of an exciting future in the promised land of small town Illinois.

In America, as her son navigates high school hallways the way he used to move through military checkpoints, the indomitable Muna scrambles together a new life cooking up falafel burgers as well as hamburgers at the local White Castle.

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Tue, 09/08/2009 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Board Candidate Forum

A live, on-air forum for our board of directors candidates.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 09/07/09

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Mon, 09/07/2009 - 10:00am - 11:00am

We'll have history, poetry, music, and commentary. We’ll feature interviews with labor journalist David Bacon, documentary filmmaker Julia Reichert, and Leo Robinson, the man who led the boycott of cargo from apartheid South Africa by west coast dockworkers back in the 1980s.

 

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 07/30/09

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Thu, 07/30/2009 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Thursday July 30th, from 9 am - 4 pm, stay tuned for an all day Special on the Village Building Convergence and Urban Sustainability.

The Village Building Convergence, held every year in Portland in June, is a gathering of communities and neighborhoods coming together to create sustainable structures together. But it’s far more than that by reclaiming urban spaces the event helps plant the seeds for greater neighborhood communication, empowering our communities and nurturing our local culture.

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Special Programming: Public Affairs on 06/27/09

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Sat, 06/27/2009 - 12:00pm - 9:00pm

No.Fest:Nu.Music.Arts Festival

June 27, 10am-10pm
Multiple venues throughout St. John's, Portland
nofest.net

KBOO will broadcast live from the the festival in St. John's from noon - 9 pm and is fiscal sponsor of this year's No.Fest.

Click here for more info

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 06/08/09

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Mon, 06/08/2009 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

On June 8, 1967, during the Six Day War between Israel and the Arab States, the U.S. intelligence ship USS Liberty was attacked for 75 minutes in international waters by Israeli aircraft and motor torpedo boats. Thirty-four men died and 172 were wounded.

On this anniversary of the attack, KBOO presents a special program speaking with survivors and examining the recently-declassified US government documents about the attack.

Tonight, a film screening of "USS Liberty: Dead in the Water" will be held at Portland State University Smith Student Union (1825 SW Broadway. Portland, OR) - Room 236 - 7 pm - FREE!

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 06/04/09

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Thu, 06/04/2009 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Thursday June 4th on KBOO

"Israel and the Misuse of Anti-Semitism: Jewish Activists Speak Out", a panel discussion held last month at Portland State University.  Speakers include Ned Rosch, Sophie Bloch, Jonathan Moss, Maxine Fookson and KBOO's own Willian Seaman.

Also, an interview with Jewish anti-Zionists Donna and Darlene Wallach.

Low-Key: Long Live Palestine - www.youtube.com/watch

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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.”

 
 
 

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.

 

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.

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.

 

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