Special Programming: Public Affairs

Episode Archive

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 09/06/10

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Mon, 09/06/2010 - 10:00am - 10:45am
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A discussion of economic conditions in the area and what happens to people who lose jobs

Jay Thiemeyer hosts a special Labor Day discussion about Poverty, Unemployment and Jobs with guests Cassandra Garrison, longtime Portland anti-poverty worker and Jeff Terrel, a local Teamster who has been unemployed for a year and a half.

 

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 08/30/10

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Mon, 08/30/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Excerpts from the lectures of two experts on diet and disease

Milton Mills, M.D. critical care physician at Fairfax Hospital in Virginia, and member of the Board of Directors - Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine speaks on diet with a focus on USDA guidelines and minority populations.

And Michael Klaper, M.D. speaks on "The Heart of the Matter," a look at heart disease (of course), osteoporosis, and asthma and the role that diet plays in these diseases.

Both Dr. Mills and Dr. Kaper will be speaking at the Portland VegFest 2010 coming up September 18 and 19 at the Oregon Convention Center.

www.nwveg.org/vegfest.php

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 08/27/10

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Fri, 08/27/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Unfettered Thought: the Atheist Show

Maire Cullen hosts a pilot edition of "Unfettered Thought: the Atheist Show," for, by and about non-theists, but open to all. Listener calls are welcome.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 08/06/10

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Fri, 08/06/2010 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Hiroshima special

Ruth Kovacs, host of KBOO's "Prison Pipeline" show, presents a one-hour special on the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. She will have special guests, interviews, and music commemorating this tragic event.  Please join us for this sobering special.

(Hard Knock Radio will not be heard this evening)

 

 

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!

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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.

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From Turban to Hajab: Voices of Women with Headcoverings

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Tue, 06/10/2008

 

    Listen to a montage of the voices and music of three Oregon women who wear headcoverings. Hear them talk about why they wear them, there spiritual meaning and even the role that fashion plays in there selection.

 

JFK and The Unspeakable; Why He Died and Why it Matters

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Mon, 06/09/2008

 

    James Douglass is the author of a powerful and meticulously documented new book that brings to the fore the central focus of Kennedy's presidency. This focus was his determination to pursue Peace, with Khrushchev, Castro and in Vietnam and he stood isolated in the Security State in which he operated. It is a focus that has been obscured by official histories and only now can be fully told. It is this focus that ultimately cost him his life by the agencies within the very government he was president of.  

Carol Adams, "The Sexual Politics of Food"

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Sun, 06/01/2008

Carol Adams is the author of "Sexual Politics of Meat." draws a correlation  between meat based diet and patriarchy. 

Jim Hightower interview: "Jim Hightower interview"

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Sun, 06/01/2008

Jim Hightower interview

What's happened to the family farm? Bankruptcies, broken
hearts, families and homes destroyed, and suicides to name a few.

This interview was facilitated by KBOO's Marliese Franklin, in an interview with
radio personality Jim Hightower:

 

Ol Mole Interview - George Ritzer on the McDonalization of Society

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Sun, 06/01/2008

Since 1955 McDonald's has grown to over
31,000 outlets
worldwide
(2003).The central concepts employed in the fast-food
industry have spread to all types of restaurants. Everything from pizza to
lobster, from ice cream to bread, from alcohol to fried chicken and even the funeral services are dominated by
the Chain mentality.

We no longer have to go to the chains. They
have come to us. They are in the burbs, the central cities, the shopping malls, on the internet, in our institutions of education and on our military bases world wide, they are even in our hospitals and at our airports.

The food industry is not the only industry that
represents this process of McDonaldization. You will find McDonaldization at Toy stores , Bookstores  Newspapers ; five major corporations control the press of the USA.

"In the 1980s and 1990s McDonaldization
has extended its reach into more and more regions of society, and those areas
are increasingly remote from the heart of the fast-food business." (Ritzer
1994:137)

Ritzer outlines five dominant themes within
this McDonaldization process: Efficiency, Calculability, Predictability,
Increased Control, and the Replacement of Human by Non-human Technology.

Andrew Geller Interviews Anuradha Mittal of the Oakland Institute.

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Sun, 06/01/2008

Anuradha Mittal Is also the former Co Director, Food First; Contributor, "The Status of International Food Aid Negotiations: An Update to Food Aid or Food Sovereignty?  Ending World Hunger In Our Time"  (April2008); economic globalization, loss of American farms, effects of global economy on sustainability, hunger, poverty, impact on large trade agreements.

 

Haiti's food riots - a reflection of colonization?

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Sun, 06/01/2008

With
colonization beginning the process of disparity of wealth between nations,
global corporate trade mechanisms today continue that process.   Now
we
go to Haiti, which has been the hardest hit nation in this hemisphere.

Planting Prosperity and Harvesting Health: Trade-offs and Sustainability in Our Regional Food System.

program date: 
Sun, 06/01/2008

The following program is from a panel discussion that took
place at the day long conference titled “Planting Prosperity and Harvesting
Health:  Trade-offs and Sustainability
in Our Regional Food System.”


The April conference focused on
the recently released draft report from the Institute of Portland Metropolitan
Studies, which assesses food system sustainability trends in the region.

Participants in order of their appearance are:

Chris Schreiner Oregon Tilth’s
Quality Control Director

Anne Berblinger from Gales Meadow
Farm

Karl Kupers Market Director of
Shepard’s Grain

And Wendy Rankin from Oregon’s
Public Health Institute

Outro:

You have been listening to a
discussion panel that was part of the conference about food systems
sustainability titled:  “Planting
Prosperity and Harvesting Health: Trade-offs and Sustainability in Our Regional Food System.”

To learn more about the report and
other work of the Institute of Portland Metropolitan studies, view the web site
at

www.pdx.edu/ims

Interview: Steve Wax, author of Kafka Comes to America; Fighting For Justice In The War on Terror

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Thu, 05/29/2008

   Kboo's Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews Steve Wax Federal Public Defender for the District of Oregon and author of the new book, Kafka Comes to America; Fighting For Justice In The War On Terror. This is the inside account of the fight to defend two innocent men wrongly imprisoned in the U.S. global war on Terror. It is also a cautionary tale of what can happen when the Rule of Law is set aside.

Brandon Mayfield, an attorney from Beaverton, Oregon was wrongly accused of particpating in the Madrid train bombings of 2004. As his public defender Steve Wax takes us from his arrest through his eventual vindication. The book also tells the story of Adel Hassan Hamad a Sudanese charity worker wrongly accused of being an Al Quaeda member who spent over five years locked in Guantanamo until Steve and his team were able to win his release. 

 

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