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Special Programming: Public Affairs on 07/30/10

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Fri, 07/30/2010 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
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Village Building Convergence

Village Building Convergence and Urban Sustainability Special 2010

All day on July 30th, from 9am to 3pm, KBOO presents a special on Urban Sustainability with audio from this year's Village Building Convergence in Portland.  This year's special will include lectures by Starhawk and Paul Cienfuegos, as well as interviews with Native American youth in Portland and a special report on the first ever chicken palace!

Friday, July 30th Programming Schedule:

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 06/25/10

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Fri, 06/25/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Die German Stunde — the first “German Hour” on KBOO

How much do you really know about Germans?
Why is going naked on a beach or in a public park in Germany okay and why are there restrictions here? Is the going naked movement gaining strength in Oregon and could Germany serve as a model? How do Germans deal with nudity and is there a difference between baring it in the eastern part of Germany versus the west? Germany has fully developed single payer healthcare, so why does a German who worked in Portland and went back to Germany yearn to return here? And then there’s the World Cup.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 06/12/10

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Sat, 06/12/2010 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
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Portland Rose Festival Celebration

For one hundred years, the Portland Rose Festival has served families and individuals from Oregon and beyond with events and programs that spotlight the riches of our Pacific Northwest heritage and environment while offering colorful examples of many international cultures. Attended by more than two million people, the festival is annually one of the top three most highly decorated events by the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) and in 2007 was named Best Festival in the World. Among the festival's most popular events are the Grand Floral Parade, one of the nation's top two all-floral parades, and the WaMu Waterfront Village, which features the Best Children's Programming in the World, according to the IFEA.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 06/09/10

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Wed, 06/09/2010 - 9:00am - 9:30am
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Firesign Theater

Ralph Coulson interviews members of legendary comedy troupe Firesign Theater. They are appearing this weekend at the Portland Center for the Arts Winningstad Theater.

http://www.firesigntheatre.com/

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 06/07/10

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Mon, 06/07/2010 - 8:00am - 7:00pm
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Stop the Oil – Save the Gulf!

KBOO HAIR RAISING ‘STOP THE OIL, SAVE THE GULF’ SPECIAL 

Thank you to everyone who participated in our hair raising special on Monday June 7th, from 8 am to 7 pm!  A special thanks to all the volunteers who helped with today’s program, with an extra special thank you to Jacob Anderson-Minshall for his hard work and dedication to making today’s program a reality.

Pictures from the day's event

Audio from the all-day on-air special program

And thanks to all of the hair stylists who volunteered their time to cut hair – Lisa Butti, formerly of Salon Bucci, Lyn Moelich, Heather and Tab from the Tribe Hair Salon, Brett from Beige Blond, and all the stylists from Bishops Barbershop who participated in today’s event. We had over eighty people get their hair cut in our backroom barber shop, and collected over 50 pounds of hair. This hair will be sent to the Meg Perry Center for Environmental Peace and Justice in New Orleans, where it will be turned into hair rugs to help soak up the oil.  Check the KBOO website in the next few days for recordings of today's programs.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 05/28/10

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Fri, 05/28/2010 - 11:40am - 12:00pm
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Village Building Convergence and local community-building

We turn now from the global to the local, with two events beginning today in Portland attempting to build local community – the Village Building convergence, and a North Portland neighborhood treque, or barter exchange.

The Village Building convergence is a week long event to bring together neighborhoods to create long-lasting community structures and transform our city.  Eoin Bastable brings us this next piece about the village building convergence.

www.cityrepair.org

And we turn to another type of grassroots community building – an event called the ‘Treque’, a week-long barter exchange beginning today and continuing until next Friday at North Failing and Commercial Avenues in north Portland.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 05/28/10

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Fri, 05/28/2010 - 11:00am - 11:40am
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A Nakba and Apartheid that dare not speak their names

Saree Makdisi is the author of Palestine Inside Out: An Everyday Occupation, and a professor of English and comparative literature at UCLA. He is also the nephew of the late Palestinian scholar Edward Said.

He spoke on May twenty second 2010 at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon on ‘A Nakba and Apartheid that dare not speak their names.’

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 05/12/10

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Wed, 05/12/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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The insanity of our oil addiction

KBOO Special report: The insanity of our oil addiction - connecting the dots in the BP Oil Disaster

Featuring radical Texas populist Jim Hightower, renowned author and activist Antonia Juhasz (‘The Tyranny of Oil’), discussing the real issues behind the BP oil spill currently gushing into the Gulf of Mexico.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 05/07/10

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Fri, 05/07/2010 - 7:00am - 8:00pm
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Fighting Corporate Power

Fighting Corporate Power: Friday May 7th: 7 am – 8 pm

Since when did corporations become more powerful than people?  How is it that corporate entities have been awarded all the benefits of US citizenship, without any of the responsibilities?  And what can WE THE PEOPLE do about it??  This special day of programming will address the recent supreme court decision on corporate free speech, as well as other aspects of creeping corporate power that undermine sovereignty and democracy. 

7:00 AM - Democracy Now!

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 04/22/10

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Thu, 04/22/2010 - 7:00am - 7:00pm
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Earth Day 2010

Earth Day at KBOO

April 22nd marks the 40th anniversary of the very first Earth Day!  KBOO will commemorate the day with a 24-hour special, with hard-hitting news and public affairs on the history and ongoing struggles of the environmental movement from 7 am to 7 pm, including talks by Anna Lappe and Ernest Callenbach, a discussion about addressing pollution in Oregon, special reports on water privatization and more.

The day’s programs – interviews, lectures, readings and music, will be followed by an experimental soundscape of nature sounds from 7 pm to 7 am.

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Democracy Now Interviews Tim Robbins, Mark Crispin Miller

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Mon, 11/03/2008

Democracy Now interview with Tim Robbins and his voting problems on election day

Mark Crispin Miller

Dmae Roberts commentary, reports from new Orleans and Washingon, OBAMA WINS

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Mon, 11/03/2008

Dmae Roberts commentary on being bi-racial

Measures 57 and 61

Patrick Kilpatrick from New Orleans

Spencer from Washington

OBAMA projected winner!

Opinions on Ballot Measure 58

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Mon, 11/03/2008

KBOO volunteers collected opinions on Ballot Measure 58, which prohibits teaching public school students in a language other than English for more than two years. Produced by Chloe Brown and Avery Welkins.

SE Election Center, Basic Rights OR, Gov. Barbara Roberts, Gender and Race discussions

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Mon, 11/03/2008

Theresa Mitchell joins discussion

SE Election Center checks in

Andy Seaton with Basic Rights Oregon

Former Governor Barbara Roberts

McCain conceeds

Gender and Race discussions

Hacking Democracy

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Wed, 10/29/2008

One of the largest concerns of the Oregon Voter’s Rights Coalition is the lack of independent testing and review of the state’s voting systems. When trying to raise their concerns with John Lindback, Oregon’s Director of Elections, he assured the group that he is confident in the voting systems used. 

But last Fall, Ohio did something different. Their Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner commissioned Project EVEREST: a comprehensive security review of the electronic voting technology used in her state. 

The project contracted several academic teams to examine the election procedures, equipment, and source code used in that state. The aim was to identify any problems that could make elections vulnerable to tampering. 

The ten-week project examined in detail the touch-screen, optical scan, and election management technology from e-voting vendors ES&S, Hart InterCivic, and Premier Election Systems (formerly Diebold). Penn led the analysis of the ES&S system source code, which is also used by voters in 42 other U.S. states besides Ohio.

Matt Blaze and Sandy Clark outlined the team's findings at the Hackers on Planet Earth conference earlier this year, where they discovered exploitable security vulnerabilities in almost every hardware and software component of the ES&S systems. Some of these flaws could allow a single malicious voter or poll worker to alter countywide election results, possibly without detection.

 

Special on Police Brutality: Dan Handelman Interview 3

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Tue, 10/21/2008

Special on Police Brutality: Chris Andraea

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Tue, 10/21/2008

Special on Police Brutality: Sir Millage

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Tue, 10/21/2008

Many religious leaders and others have spoken out against the police brutality against the 15year old boy Sir Millage. Speakers include Pasture Laroy Hanes, Pasture T. Allen Bethel, Jason Renald of the Mental Health Assosiation of Portland and Rev. Overstreet Smith

Police Brutality Special: Interview with Rev. Lenex Yearwood Jr.

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Tue, 10/21/2008

Lisa Loving interviews Reverand Lenex Yearwood Jr. about police violence against the colored community in Portland

Special on Police Brutality:Wayne Madson Talks About Blackwater

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Tue, 10/21/2008

Lisa Loving interviews Wayne Madson about his new article on the company "Blackwater" and what they do.

 

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