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Episode Archive

Special Programming: Public Affairs

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Thu, 12/25/2008 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Michael Parenti speaks on Diversity and Orthodoxy in the News Media. Parenti gave the keynote speech for the Modern Media Censorship lectures by Project Censored on August 28th of this year.

Michael Parenti has written and lectured on the mainstream media for decades. He is the author of numerous books including "Inventing Reality."

Special Programming: Public Affairs

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Thu, 12/18/2008 - 9:30am - 10:30am
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The Digital Divide

This month, the Digital Divide looks at the environment and what technology is doing to help or harm it.  We'll speak with a pioneering nonprofit that is battling the growing amount of eWaste, and talk to a justice organization on just how green many of the next generation energy technologies really are.

How do the latest technologies affect our communities? How can we use science to benefit society and how do we keep it from harming us? KBOO's The Digital Divide attempts to answer these questions and ask a few of our own through interviews, recordings, and commentary. The show touches upon such issues as open source, privacy, transparency, intellectual property, free speech, accessibility, hacking, net neutrality, file sharing, piracy, social networking, pollution, bioethics and more.

Special Programming: Public Affairs

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Wed, 12/17/2008 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Pink slips are filling up newsrooms across the country. Is this due to dire financial circumstances? Or unrelenting greed and Wall Street pressure? Craig Aaron from Free Press joins Melinda Bernert on Mediaocrity this week.

And.. Do you want to be part of the media? But don't want to leave your neighborhood? Bright Neighbor CEO Randy White shows us how.

All this coming up on Mediaocrity. 

 

Special Programming: Public Affairs

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Fri, 12/12/2008 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
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Portland Winter Soldier: Voices of Iraq Veterans and Civilian Victims

Winter Soldier was first held in 1971, when veterans of the Vietnam War gathered in Washington DC to testify about the atrocities they had committed or witnessed during the war. Now, Iraq Veterans Against the War have resurrected the tradition by holding a number of Winter Soldier events, including here in Portland.  Veterans' testimonies, recorded in Portland in October, were followed by a live forum with Iraq war vets and civilian victims of Occupation.

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Listen to Pacifica recordings of the national Winter Soldier event held in March 2008.

Iraq Veterans Against the War website

Live blog of Portland Winter Soldier

Portland Sanctuary city campaign

No More Victims

Special Programming: Public Affairs

Air date: 
Tue, 12/09/2008 - 9:30am - 10:30am

Anna Keith hosts a new pilot program called "Family Business." Today's show looks at breastfeeding with guest Rachel Martinez from the Nursing Mothers Counsel of Oregon and Washington. Call-ins are welcome.

Special Programming: Public Affairs

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Wed, 12/03/2008 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Host Melinda Bernert looks behind the media, local and national. Today's topics include "The Incredible Shrinking Oregonian;" and a look at how CNN is trying to get newspapers to drop the Associated Press, why that's bad and what it means for Portland and other local areas. We'll also hear a critique of the plan of the new Chair of the FCC to sell one-fourth of the Internet. 

Special Programming: Public Affairs

Air date: 
Mon, 12/01/2008 - 11:15am - 12:00pm

We hear from the series Law and Disorder. Jonathan Hafetz, staff attorney of the ACLU, discusses the case of Ali Al-Marri and whether the President can declare legal residents, including American citizens, enemy combatants. And journalist Jeremy Scahill talks about "20 Hawks, Clintonites and Neocons to Watch for in Obama's White House."

Special Programming: Public Affairs

Air date: 
Fri, 11/28/2008 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Professor and author Robert Jensen on How We Talk about the Vision for an Alternative and What Is Our Strategy for Getting There In an Era of a Democratic Party President. Produced by Global Voices for Justice.

Special Programming: Public Affairs

Air date: 
Thu, 11/27/2008 - 8:00am - 12:00pm

Host Eugene Johnson returns for his annual broadcast, Genocide Cover-Up Day. Eugene is joined by co hosts Jim Craven and Rhonda "Shusli" Baseler to discuss the crime of genocide with the likes of Ward Churchill, author of A Little Matter of Genocide, and Carter Camp, former AIMster and current political leader in Indian Country, and you. Be prepared to call in and exchange ideas!

Special Programming: Public Affairs

Air date: 
Wed, 11/26/2008 - 10:00am - 11:00am

 Melinda Bernert hosts a pilot program called "Media-ocrity," which looks at how local media covers or doesn't cover the issues we care about. She'll speak with Eric Boehlert, who writes for Media Matters about the layoff trend of newspapers and other media outlets. Layoffs of the most experienced and expensive employees leaves a huge hole in knowledge, institutional memory and experience. The Oregonian and Columbian have layed off 150 employees in the last nine months

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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

Choosing between Oregon Ballot Measures 57 and 61

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Mon, 11/03/2008

KBOO volunteer Chloe Brown asked Portlanders for their opinions on Oregon Ballot Measures 57 and 61.

57 increases sentences for drug trafficking, theft against elderly and specified repeat property and identity theft crimes; requires addiction treatment for certain offenders.

Measure 61 creates mandatory minimum prison sentences for certain theft, identity theft, forgery, drug and burglary crimes.

Kevin Mannix, Report from DC, Allen Alley, WW / Bus Project Party

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Mon, 11/03/2008

Kevin Mannix Phone Interview

Report from Washington, D.C.

Free speech discussion

Allen Alley phone interview

Report from Willamette Week / Bus Project party

Early Evening Voting at Multnomah Country Elections Office

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Mon, 11/03/2008

Reports coming in from people voting at the Multnomah Country Elections Office at SE 11th and SE Morrison

Rhys Scholes, Nathan Jimenez, Francisco Lopez, Jeana Frazzini Basic Rights Oregon

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Mon, 11/03/2008

Rhys Scholes spokesperson for Ted Wheeler discusses local races

Nathan Jimenez from the Democratic electoral party

Francisco Lopez, measure 58 update

Andy Seaton talks with Jeana Frazzini from Basic Rights Oregon

Rhys Scholes continues

Lisa Loving and Theresa Darklady Reed, Kathryn Durkin Curious Comedy

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Mon, 11/03/2008

Lisa Loving and Theresa Darklady Reed join the discussion

Kathryn Durkin from Curious Comedy

 

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Pioneer Square Party, Code Pink, Obama Supporters, Spencer from WA, Rhys Scholes

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Mon, 11/03/2008

Report from Obama party at Pioneer Square

Gael Murphy and Medea Benjamin founders of Code Pink phone in from Washington D.C.

Sarah Kilpatrick Obama supporter who attended Grant Park rally in Chicago

Spencer checks in from Washington D.C.

Rhys Scholes updates local races

Ending of KBOO Election Special

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.

 

 

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