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Special Programming: Public Affairs on 04/22/13

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Mon, 04/22/2013 - 1:00pm - 1:45pm
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Against Nature: The Concept of Nature in Critical Theory

From the series Against the Grain C.S. Soong interviews Steven Vogel, author of Against Nature: The Concept of Nature in Critical Theory. 

It's a claim that has wide resonance on the left: we humans are alienated from nature, with profound consequences both for the way we think and for the health of the planet. But what if Steven Vogel is right, that it makes no sense to speak of being alienated from nature? According to Vogel, another kind of alienation is at play, one that we can and must address.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 04/22/13

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Mon, 04/22/2013 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm
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Update on Fluoridation

Earth Day Special

Joe Meyer hosts an update on the upcoming vote asking Portlanders to approve a plan to fluoridate the city's water. Joe will be knocking on doors in Southeast Portland before the show to get the views of residents who currently display lawn signs on the issue, both pro and con.

 

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 04/22/13

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Mon, 04/22/2013 - 12:00pm - 12:30pm
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A History of Earth Day

Earth Day special programming continues with an interview with Adam Rome, author of "The Genius of Earth Day: How a 1970 Teach-in Unexpectedly Made the First Green Generation." 

Rome explaines how Senator Gaylord Nelson’s simple idea for a nationwide teach-in about the environment grew into “an educational experience as well as a political demonstration.” Manifesting in the form of over 12,000 local events, the teach-in catalyzed a limited effort by disparate environmental groups into a powerful movement that engaged politicians, youth, the media, the educational system, and everyday people in an explosion of interest and activity around protecting the Earth

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 04/22/13

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Mon, 04/22/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Christine Byl discusses "Dirt Work, An Education in the Woods"

EARTH DAY PROGRAMMING: Christine Byl discusses her recent book Dirt Work, An Education in the Woods. After graduating with a degree in philosophy, Byl took a summer job as a "trail dog," maintaining trails in Glacier National Park; and it changed the course of her life. She has since spent more than fifteen summers on trail crews.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 03/29/13

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Fri, 03/29/2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Dr. Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

News and Public Affairs Day, Part 3

Dr. Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness recorded at Emmanuel Temple on January 16, 2013

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 03/29/13

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Fri, 03/29/2013 - 10:15am - 4:00pm
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News and Public Affairs Day, Part 2: Reconnecting with Democracy

News and Public Affairs Day, Part 2: Reconnecting with Democracy

Democracy Now host Amy Goodman on "The Silenced Majority" recorded at a benefit for KBOO on October 25th, 2012 at the historic Bobwhite Theatre.

Writer and activist Bill McKibben, founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org on "Do the Math," recorded at the First Congregational Church on November 8th, 2012.

Writer and activist and food policy expert Raj Patel on "Who Owns Our Food, recorded at the First Congregational Church on January 23rd as part of the Illahee Lecture Series.  

 

Tune in all day for news and public affairs. Speakers include Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now, Bill McKibben of 350.org, activist and author Raj Patel and much more.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 03/29/13

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Fri, 03/29/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Reconnecting with Democracy, Part 1

News and Public Affairs Day, Part 1: Reconnecting with Democracy

Miko Peled on Beyond Zionism

Miko Peled is an Israeli writer and activist living in San Diego. He is the author of "The General's Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine." The book follows the development of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from a national and personal perspective.

Tune in all day for news and public affairs. Speakers include Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now, Bill McKibben of 350.org, activist and author Raj Patel and much more.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 03/22/13

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Fri, 03/22/2013 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
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Saving Main Street from Wall Street: What History Tells Us about the Bailout and What We Do Now

Saving Main Street from Wall Street

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 03/19/13

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Tue, 03/19/2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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John Stauber: Who owns the Media

Live Broadcast: John Stauber - Who Controls Our Media?
March 19, 2013

This is part of the Illahee Lecture Series, which are being broadcast in their entirety on KBOO.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 03/15/13

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Fri, 03/15/2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Exploring the world of women who play full contact sports.

For the premier episode of KBOO's "Citizen's Sports Report," we will explore the social dynamics of women who play full contact sports.  Are certains sports "made" for one gender, but not the other?  Why do some see Roller Derby as a "woman's sport," and American Football seen as a "man's sport?" 

During this episode we take a trip to Oaks Park to attend a Rose City Roller Derby Bout.  We will hear what the players, fans, and one of co-founders have to say on this issue.  We also posed these questions to three players from the Portland Fighting Fillies, one of Portland's all female, semi-pro, full contact football teams.

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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.

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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