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News and Public Affairs Special on 09/03/08

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Wed, 09/03/2008 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Republican Convention Protests and Analysis

KBOO presents Pacifica radio's live coverage of the Republican convention protests, with analysis of the pageantry inside the halls as well.

 Pacifica's Election 411 website

News and Public Affairs Special on 08/26/08

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Tue, 08/26/2008 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Pacifica Coverage of the 2008 Democratic National Convention
The broadcasts will include live speeches and analysis, produced reporter packages and convention-floor interviews, and coverage of protest activities surrounding the conventions. Analysis will center on campaign and convention financing, its influence on party and candidate platforms, ideological struggles within the major parties, the historical trajectory of the protest movements outside, and civil rights issues concerning their treatment by local authorities. The broadcasts may include listener-call-ins.

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News and Public Affairs Special on 08/25/08

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Mon, 08/25/2008 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Pacifica Coverage of the 2008 Democratic National Convention
The broadcasts will include live speeches and analysis, produced reporter packages and convention-floor interviews, and coverage of protest activities surrounding the conventions. Analysis will center on campaign and convention financing, its influence on party and candidate platforms, ideological struggles within the major parties, the historical trajectory of the protest movements outside, and civil rights issues concerning their treatment by local authorities. The broadcasts may include listener-call-ins.

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News and Public Affairs Special on 06/20/08

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Fri, 06/20/2008 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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40th Anniversary special - Recordings from the KBOO Archives

In celebration of KBOO's 40th anniversary, we bring you recordings from the KBOO archives - dating back to 1968.  Each weeknight at 6:00 - 7:00 pm from June 16th - 20th, we'll play some of these historic, rarely heard recordings. 

News and Public Affairs Special on 06/19/08

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Thu, 06/19/2008 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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KBOO Archive recordings: 40 years of radio-activism

In celebration of KBOO's 40th anniversary, we bring you recordings from the KBOO archives - dating back to 1968.  Each weeknight at 6:00 - 7:00 pm from June 16th - 20th, we'll play some of these historic, rarely heard recordings.

News and Public Affairs Special on 06/02/08

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Mon, 06/02/2008 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Biodevastation Special

A look at geological catastrophe and the world's food supply, a five-hour special.

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KBOO's Election Special: Disenfranchisement

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Thu, 10/09/2008

KBOO's Election Special: Voter Fraud: Questions and Answers

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Thu, 10/09/2008

KBOO's Election Special: Counting the Votes in Oregon

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Thu, 10/09/2008

Three Powerful Women: Betty Reardon

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Thu, 10/02/2008

Betty Reardon's peace education work is noted for its integration of human rights principles and feminist perspectives on global issues into its substance and methodology. Reardon is the Founding Director Emeritus of the Peace Education Center at Teachers College Columbia University and the International Institutes on Peace Education, a global consortium for continuing education on issues of peace.  Reardon participated in the plenary discusion "Three Powerful Women," during the 2008 conference of the Peace and Justice Studies Association and the Peace and Conflict Studies Consortium.

Anniversary of the death of James Chasse

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Tue, 09/16/2008

September 17th, 2008 is the second anniversary of the death of James Chasse Junior, Jim Jim, an early fixture in the Portland Punk Scene, a schizophrenic man living independently in Downtown Portland, and the victim of a brutal and fatal police beating.
Two years ago James Chasse was attacked and beaten to death by Multnomah County Sheriff deputy Bret Burton, Portland Police officer Christopher Humphreys and Portland Police Sargent Kyle Nice. on NW 13th and Everett before a dozen eyewitnesses. Chasse was not suspected of a crime, he had not committed a crime, and had no criminal record. The officers beat him, kicked him, tasered him repeatedly, and broke 17 ribs and his shoulder.

Chasse was sent by paramedics to jail, where the Jail nurses refused to admit him. He died en route to a hospital in the back seat of a police car driven by the same officers who had earlier beaten him.

The Multnomah County medical examiner ruled that Chasse died of blunt-force trauma to the chest, but declared the death “accidental.” A grand jury later cleared the officers of criminal wrongdoing. The officers involved are all back on duty.

This interview is with Jason Renault of the Mental Health Associaton of Portland, and film director Brian Linstrom , about James Chasse, and the film project about his life, called Alien Boy.
It also includes excerpts from the Public Memorial Service held for Chasse in October, 2006.

The film’s title comes from a song written about Chasse in 1979 by his friend, Greg Sage, lead singer of the seminal Portland punk band, the Wipers. He was also the subject of the song Nothing to Fear by Portland’s first all female punk band, the Neo Boys.

http://alienboy.org/

http://jameschasse.blogspot.com/

http://mentalhealthportland.wordpress.com/

http://brianlindstrom.wordpress.com/

http://readingfrenzy.com/

 

Human Rights: Sovereignty: Pu'uhonua Dennis Keiki 'Bumpy' Kanahele

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Fri, 09/12/2008

Pu-uhonua is a consistent voice for the just restoration of the inherent rights to self determination and self governanace of native Hawaiians. Mr. Kanahele is active in the movement to restore and advance the rights of indigenous peoples of the Americans and throughout the world. For the past decade, he has served on the Board of Directors of the International Indian Treaty Council. His work fosters alternative, compassionate appropriate and alternative solutions to the political,economic, social, and cultural issues and concerns faced by Native Hawaiians.

Localizing and Colorizing Peace and Justice: Kayse Jama

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Thu, 09/11/2008

Kayse Jama spoke during the 2008 conference of the Peace and Justice Studies Association and the Peace and Conflict Studies Consortium.  He participated in the plenary session "Localizing and Colorizing Peace and Justice."  Jama recently organized for the Western States Center under a New Voices Fellowship.  He lives in Portland, a refugee from Somalia and helped found the Western States Center.

Localizing and Colorizing Peace and Justice: Jo Ann Bowman

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Thu, 09/11/2008

Jo Ann Bowman spoke during the 2008 conference of the Peace and Justice Studies Association and the Peace and Conflict Studies Consortium.  She participated in the plenary session, "Localizing and Colorizing Peace and Justice."  Bowman is the Executive Director of Oregon Action, President of Coalition for a Livable Future, a Public Affairs Program radio host, and a former member of the Oregon State House of Representatives.  She is President of Bowman Consulting SErvices and is also a Social Justice Training Professional.

Three Powerful Women: Colonel Ann Wright

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Thu, 09/11/2008

Col. Ann Wright is the co-author of "Dissent:Voices of Conscience". A retired 29-year veteran of the Army and Army Reserves, she resigned from the Department of State ion March 19, 2003 in opposition to the Iraq war.  Wright was a diplomat in Nicaragua, Grenada, Somalia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Sierra Leone, MIcronesia, Afghanistan and Mongolia. 

Wright participated in the plenary discusion "Three Powerful Women," of the 2008 conference of the Peace and Justice Studies Association, and the Peace and Conflict Studies Consortium.

Interview with Eric Lichtblau author of Bush's Law; The Remaking of American Justice

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Wed, 09/10/2008

Eric Lichtblau is the Justice Department beat writer for the New York Times newspaper. He and his partner in writing, Jim Risen were the recipients of the 2006 Pullitzer Prize fpr national reporting for their story that revealed the secret, warrantless  wiretapping program of the National Security Agency. He talks about the Bush Administrations secret actions to rewrite or circumvent Civil Liberty protections  most Americans consider the bedrock of our freedom.

His compelling and important book is Bush's Law; The Remaking of American Justice

 

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