Special Programming: Public Affairs

Episode Archive

2014 Midterm Elections - KBOO coverage

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Tue, 11/04/2014 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm
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KBOO coverage of 2014 midterm elections
KBOO will be providing a four hour election light special on Tuesday November 4th from 6 pm to 10 pm with results and analysis of Oregon measures, as well as national results.

Have your friends voted yet? - Check out this new Facebook app: Did They Vote?

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Here are some highlights from KBOO's election coverage so far:

Ballotpalooza at the City Club - debates on a number of the ballot measures

News and Public Affairs Day: Fight the Power, Part 2

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Fri, 10/10/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
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News and Public Affairs Day: Fight the Power, Part 2

News and Public Affairs Day: Fight the Power

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Fri, 10/10/2014 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
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News and Public Affairs Day: Fight the Power

News and Public Affairs Day: Fight the Power, 8AM-8PM

KBOO presents a 12-hour special on the crucial issues of resistance to corporate power, right-wing propaganda, environmental destruction, racism, repression and abuse.

At 9 we speak with Jeffrey Clements, author of "Corporations Are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy from Big Money and Global Corporations."

How We Understand Climate Change

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Wed, 10/01/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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How We Understand Climate Change

2PM - Andrew Geller speaks with Naomi Oreskes, co-author of the new book, The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future, and George Marshall, author of "Don't Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are WIred to Ignore Climate Change."

3PM - Journalist and activist Arun Gupta talks about his recent article To Fight the Unpredictable Effects of Climate Change, We Need an Unpredictable Movement

Apocalypse How? and This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate

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Wed, 10/01/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Apocalypse How? and This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate

At Noon we hear Apocalypse How? Climate Change, the Political-Economy of Energy, and Reigniting the Radical Imagination with Francis Fox Piven and Arun Gupta

At 1PM Naomi Klein, award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author will be live in the KBOO Studios to talk about her new book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate.

Sharman Apt Russell talks about her book Diary of a Citizen Scientist

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Wed, 10/01/2014 - 10:30am - 11:00am
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Sharman Apt Russell talks about her book Diary of a Citizen Scientist

In the exploding world of citizen science, hundreds of thousands of volunteers are monitoring climate change, tracking bird migration, finding stardust for NASA, and excavating mastodons. The sheer number of citizen scientists, combined with new technology, has begun to shape how research is conducted. Non-professionals become acknowledged experts: dentists turn into astronomers and accountants into botanists.

Continuation of interview with Harvey Wasserman

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Wed, 10/01/2014 - 10:15am - 10:30am
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Continuation of interview with Harvey Wasserman

10:15 AM Air Cascadia - Chris Andreae continues with Harvey Wasserman about his article How We Win on Climate Change

 

Turning the Tide on Climate Change

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Wed, 10/01/2014 - 8:00am - 10:00am
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Turning the Tide on Climate Change

Turning the Tide on Climate Change: Cutting Edge Thinkers and Activists on How to Avert a Global Catastrophe - 8AM-4PM

KBOO News and Public Affairs volunteers present an entire day of programs about confronting the crisis of climate change and working to enact bold policies backed up by the necessary economic resources. {Image above from http://www.foe.co.uk/)

Tune in at 1PM when Naomi Klein, award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author of the international bestseller, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, will be live in the KBOO Studios to talk about her new book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate.

Law and Disorder

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Fri, 07/04/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Law and Disorder: Guantanmo Detainees and Fighting Demolitions of Palestinian Homes

Air Cascadia and Flashpoints are off today. Instead we'll hear Law and Disorder featuring lawyers Michael Ratner, Heidi Boghosian, and Michael Steven Smith.

TUC RADIO with Chris Rapley and Eric Rignot on the Melting West Antarctic

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Thu, 05/29/2014 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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TUC RADIO with Chris Rapley and Eric Rignot on the Melting West Antarctic

Presswatch is off today. We'll hear a two-part program from TUC Radio.

Part One features Chris Rapley, former Director, British Antarctic Survey 


A new study by researchers at NASA and the University of California, Irvine, presented on May 12, 2014, finds a rapidly melting section of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet appears to be in an irreversible state of decline, with nothing to stop the glaciers in this area from melting into the sea. 

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Cascadia Rising: Calling Ourselves Home, led by Rain Crowe

program date: 
Sun, 04/27/2014
 

Calling Ourselves Home: Feeling the Path of Right Relationship

A workshop led by Rain Crowe

callinourselveshomeFeeling for the Path of Right Relationship

To those of us of Indo-European descent, living here on unceded indigenous lands, I offer this inquiry and framing, that we might together find a courage to face, what we must, for the sake of the imperiled web of life.

What is “whiteness” and how do we accountably reckon with the privileges of settler colonialism as we endeavor to cultivate a sacred relationship to lands that are not our biological and cultural forebears’?

How do we recognize the patterns of conquest, slavery, entitlement, and estrangement in our lives and work to intervene in replicating them?

What are the relationships between grief, shame, vulnerability, and action, in the context of decolonizing ourselves?

How do we continue to simultaneously compost the culture of Empire and regenerate non-appropriated Earth cultures?

What are some approaches to collectively healing inter-generational trauma and cross-cultural trauma?

Note: in this forum, we’ll endeavor upon a meandering process of a journey, not a high speed arrival at a predetermined destination. I’ll be presenting some of my own explorations and beliefs (not answers) about these questions, and we’ll have space for arising reflections and inquiries amongst the group. This time is meant to demonstrate a template for discussion and to inspire the participants to carry on with these questions and more outside of this forum. We are working with a finite amount of time, and to the best of my ability I’ll ensure that we have a healthy closure to our time together.

BIO: rain crowe is the founder of Calling Ourselves Home, a body of work dedicated to cultivating the arts of interdependent relationships through group facilitation, mediation, and educational opportunities. She is a regenerative culture events organizer who works with spiritual, political, rewilding, and intentional communities all over the country. She teaches and writes about magic and ritual, the ancestral skills of council making and restorative conflict transformation, systems thinking in radical organizing, and ecstatic connection to the sacred. callingourselveshome.weebly.com

Cascadia Rising: Emergency Preparedness, Community Resilience and Sustainability

program date: 
Sun, 04/27/2014

Emergency Preparedness, Community Resilience & Sustainability: Same Idea, Different Timescales

A panel featuring Jeremy O’Leary, Charla Chamberlain and Leif Brecke, 11 AM, Room 236

tool-box-iconJeremy O’Leary will be speaking from his experience working with federal, state, and local programs that are meant to help communities prepare for disasters. As a permaculturalist, his methods for disaster preparedness integrate general community resilience and not solely emergency preparedness, or what he calls, “the long emergency”. Charla Chamberlain will speak to her experience having been a community organizer with City Repair in Portland for over a decade. She will discuss the successes and challenges she found in getting neighbors to work together towards common goals. Leif will be discussing how the formation of a Cascadia Resilience Network is taking place the direction he envisions it going.

BIOS: If there is an organization in Portland that has to do with livability and sustainability issues, chances are Jeremy O’Leary is involved with it to some degree. With prior experiences with the city’s Peak Oil Task Force, along withTransition PDX, overseeing TheDirt.orgPortland Permaculture Guild, participating with the City’s Local Energy Assurance Plan (LEAP), and also the FooDiversity group that looks at food and garden issues in East Portland. Jeremy is also an IT staffer for Multnomah County, for which he served on the steering committee for the Multnomah Food Initiative.

Charla Chamberlain grew up in the suburbs of Seattle, Washington as a mixed race woman in a primarily white population in the 1970′s. She was a founding Board member, Co-Director, Intersection Repair Program, T-Horse, Volunteer, and Earth Day Celebration Coordinator with The City Repair Project from 1997-2004. She studied Community Development at Portland State University and is passionate about neighborhoods and cities building collaborative networks of relationship. She is currently the Development Co-Manager, Communications at Sisters Of The Road, a nonprofit cafe building authentic relationships to alleviate the hunger of isolation in Old Town/Chinatown. She enjoys making her own yogurt, kimchi, and shrub, singing in the sunshine of her backyard, and talking to strangers in restaurants.

Leif Brecke is a long time activist and fifth generation Cascadian forest worker. He is a veteran of the bioregion’s forest defense and anti-corporate globalization movements. Leif is the Program Coordinator of the Resilient Communities Project and the Social Systems Facilitator at the Cascadian Resilience Network. A graduate of the University of Oregon with a B.S. in Cultural Anthropology, his research interests are network theory, complex systems, community resilience, and community resistance.

 
  • Length: 70:39 minutes (80.85 MB)
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Cascadia Against Empire: Bioregional Organizing from a Decolonizing Perspective (Part 2)

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Wed, 04/16/2014
2014 Public Interest Environmetal Law Conference panel. Part 2, Q & A/discussion. For panelists, see Part !.
  • Length: 35:25 minutes (81.07 MB)
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Cascadia Against Empire: Bioregional Organizing from a Decolonizing Perspective

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Tue, 04/15/2014
2014 Public Interest Environmental Law Conference panel, with Alexander Reid Ross, Earth First! Journal Collective Member; Paul Roland, KBOO Radio Public Affairs programmer, Earth First!er and member of Cascadia Portland Branch; Casey Corcoran, bioregional and food sovereignty organizer in Bend, OR, co-editor or "Autonomy Cascadia: A Journal of Bioregional Decolonization" and co-producer of "Occupied Cascadia" film; Kayla Godow Tufti, member of Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, activist in Eugene and contributing writer to Eugene Weekly.

Paul Roland talks with Keith Farnish, author of "Underminers," by phone from Scotland

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program date: 
Fri, 02/14/2014
From the website www.underminers.org:

"Industrial Civilization is likely to be the last great empire humanity will ever see. If it is allowed to continue in its ravenous way then there is no future for humanity, for the natural systems and processes that allow humans to exist on Earth are the very things that Industrial Civilization is destroying. In fact, no form of civilization has ever been sustainable nor ever will be. In order for humanity to continue on Earth then civilization has to stop, and people allowed to return to a way of living that is connected to the real world.

We are not able to do this. At least not until we become Underminers. The industrial system depends, for its survival, on humans being disconnected from the real world and mentally attached to the machine that we fuel with our civilized lives. The Tools of Disconnection keep us in that state, and the only way to prevent us from being responsible for our demise is to undermine those Tools of Disconnection. Once we are free from the grip of the machine and reconnected with the real world then the myth of Industrial Civilization will die, and humanity will be able to continue.

Underminers is the timely follow-up to Time’s Up! An Uncivilized Solution to a Global Crisis. It takes up where that book left off, with a detailed, highly practical approach to the process of undermining in all its many hues. At once entertaining, shocking and inspiring, Underminers draws on the author’s own experience dealing at first hand with the lies of the industrial machine, and that of a wide range of other people who have their own unique take on the swath of topics covered in the book.

From the reasons we are unable to act, to the nitty-gritty of keeping ourselves and others safe during the undermining process, the first half of the book is an invaluable guide to navigating the industrial system and becoming a fully-formed Underminer. The second half details, with surprising openness how the reader can utilize their abilities and new-found determination to be an effective Underminer; whether that be undermining the advertising industry or the political machine, turning symbolic protestors into real activists, building self-determined communities or simply being ourselves – connected, free human beings."

In addition to the underminers.org site, Farnish also hosts www.KeithFarnish.com and www.theearthblog.com.

 

Interview with Keith Farnish by phone from Scotland

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program date: 
Fri, 02/14/2014
From the website www.underminers.org:

Industrial Civilization is likely to be the last great empire humanity will ever see. If it is allowed to continue in its ravenous way then there is no future for humanity, for the natural systems and processes that allow humans to exist on Earth are the very things that Industrial Civilization is destroying. In fact, no form of civilization has ever been sustainable nor ever will be. In order for humanity to continue on Earth then civilization has to stop, and people allowed to return to a way of living that is connected to the real world.

We are not able to do this. At least not until we become Underminers. The industrial system depends, for its survival, on humans being disconnected from the real world and mentally attached to the machine that we fuel with our civilized lives. The Tools of Disconnection keep us in that state, and the only way to prevent us from being responsible for our demise is to undermine those Tools of Disconnection. Once we are free from the grip of the machine and reconnected with the real world then the myth of Industrial Civilization will die, and humanity will be able to continue.

Underminers is the timely follow-up to Time’s Up! An Uncivilized Solution to a Global Crisis. It takes up where that book left off, with a detailed, highly practical approach to the process of undermining in all its many hues. At once entertaining, shocking and inspiring, Underminers draws on the author’s own experience dealing at first hand with the lies of the industrial machine, and that of a wide range of other people who have their own unique take on the swath of topics covered in the book.

From the reasons we are unable to act, to the nitty-gritty of keeping ourselves and others safe during the undermining process, the first half of the book is an invaluable guide to navigating the industrial system and becoming a fully-formed Underminer. The second half details, with surprising openness how the reader can utilize their abilities and new-found determination to be an effective Underminer; whether that be undermining the advertising industry or the political machine, turning symbolic protestors into real activists, building self-determined communities or simply being ourselves – connected, free human beings.

In addition to the underminers.org, Farnish also hosts www.KeithFarnish.com and www.theearthblog.org.

Charles Eisenstein: "The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible"

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Fri, 02/14/2014
In a time of social and ecological crisis, what can we as individuals do to make the world a better place? In his The More Beautiful World our Hearts Know is Possible, Charles Eisenstein submits that the old worldview of Separation must fall away, to be replaced by a new worldview of Inter-being, and a radically different understanding of cause and effect. He explores how the more beautiful world becomes possible with the recognition that we are all connected and that our small, personal choices bear unsuspected transformational power. Eisenstein is interviewed by host Stephanie Potter as part of KBOO's special programming for Valentine's Day, "For the Love of a Better World." 

 

Interview with Mike Wright, from Ramtha's School of Enlightement

program date: 
Sun, 02/02/2014
Moe Bowstern interviews Mike Wright, one of the teachers at Ramtha's School of Enlightement, on the eve of JZ Knight and Ramtha's world tour.

www.ramtha.tv.
www.ramtha.com.
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Katerina Bohadlova on the Visegrad Group PDX Festival

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program date: 
Fri, 11/08/2013
Katerina Bohadlova, co-organizer of the Visegrad Group PDX Festival and initiator and Vice President of the Czech School of Portland, talks about the Festival and the Czech, Polish and Hungarian Schools. To celebrate the 95th anniversary of independence of the Czech, Polish and Hungarian nations this fall. With the one-day festival we share our traditions, history, arts & crafts, as well as national food with our neighbors in Portland.This first annual Visegrad Group PDX Festival will celebrate the heritage of Czech, Polish and Hungarian communities within Multnomah County offering an educational opportunity for neighbors and community members. This festival is free and all are welcome. Organizers: Czech School of Portland Polish Cultural Enrichment Program in collaboration with IQPreschool Bobita Hungarian Language School This festival is free and all are welcome. Limited space, preregister at http://www.czechschoolportland.org/visegradpdx Location: Polish Hall 3832 N Interstate Ave. Portland, Oregon
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Thomas Linzey speech at Community Rights PDX anti-GMO campaign event in Portland, Sept. 2013

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Fri, 10/18/2013
The speaker is one of the main proponents of a growing movement to curtail the "rights" and destructive practices of corporations at a local, grassroots level. Linzey started the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund in Pennsylvania working for clients trying to stop factory hog farms from moving into their area and similar environmental issues. He soon found his work stymied by a structure of law skewed by Constitutional and legal protections for private property and corporations. Out of that has grown a new "community rights" movement to educate people about the real legal and political structures that maintain corporate dominance as well as crafting local ordinances and ballot intitiatives to curtail corporate power.
  • Length: 63:21 minutes (58 MB)
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