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Special Programming: Public Affairs on 02/11/10

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Thu, 02/11/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am

Bruce Silverman hosts a special look at this year's Portland International Film Festival, which begins today.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 01/29/10

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Fri, 01/29/2010 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

John Perkins: How to remake the global economy

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 01/29/10

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Fri, 01/29/2010 - 7:00am - 8:30pm

Membership Drive Special: One Year Later – Where Do We Go From Here?
It’s been one year since the inauguration of President Barack Obama. How have progressive goals and proposals fared under his administration? Where do progressives go from here? What’s the future of activism on issues such as ending the wars and occupations in Afghanistan and Iraq? What about healthcare, saving the economy, the environment, trade policy, corporate domination, and education?
As Bill Moyers has said about the U.S., ”We are a very crippled giant suffering from self inflicted wounds that if we do not treat and heal, will in fact bring us to our knees and ultimately to our doom. We are close to losing the moral, financial, economic muscle and wisdom that makes a big nation a great nation.”

7 am - Democracy Now!
8 am – Positively Revolting Talk Radio with host Ani Haines
9 am – Robert McChesney and John Nichols
10 am – Power and Change: Speakers of the Illahee Lecture Series

          The Power to Change Our Minds - Jonah Lehrer
          Power, Change and Energy - Richard Heinberg

10:45 – Obama and Change: Phyllis Bennis, Institute for Public Accuracy

11:00 – Amy Goodman: Take Back the Airwaves
12:00 – Noam Chomsky in Portland
1:30 – Barbara Ehrenreich: on her new book, Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America
Read more: Barbara Ehrenreich Takes on a Plague of Positive Thinking in 'Bright-Sided' 

2:00 - Obama and Change: David Swanson – afterdowningstreet.org
2:30 - Dolores Huerta: Farmworker organizer and rabble rouser for over 50 years
3:00 - Tribute to Howard Zinn, who died on January 27th, 2010 (including a live tribute by radio legend David Barsamian)

Listen to Bill Bigelow interviewing Howard Zinn on January 19th
4:00 - Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez
5:00 - KBOO Evening News
6:00 - Bread and Roses: Beekeeping!
7:00 - John Perkins: How to remake the global economy

 

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 01/22/10

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Fri, 01/22/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

A special program featuring anarchist activist Margaret Killjoy and writer Ursula K. Le Guin talking about anarchism, fiction and the new book "Mythmakers and Lawbreakers," a collection of interviews with a wide variety of anarchist fiction writers–some of whom who are tangentially involved in anarchism, or fiction, or both, but all of whom have really fascinating takes on the subject.

Published by AK Press and edited by Margaret Killjoy, "Mythmakers and Lawbreatkers" includes conversations with sci-fi powerhouses Ursula K. Le Guin, Alan Moore, Michael Moorcock, and Lewis Shiner as well as young and emerging writers in a series of interviews that explore fiction's deeply political roots.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 01/13/10

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Wed, 01/13/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Tune in this coming Wednesday, January 13th from 6 to 7 pm, for a special on the upcoming Vancouver Winter Olympics, and the coalition of indigenous, environmental and housing activists that have come together to oppose the theft of indigenous land for the Olympic games. 

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 12/30/09

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Wed, 12/30/2009 - 9:00am - 8:00pm
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Israel's Gaza Invasion - one year later

Israel's Gaza Invasion: One year later

After a devastating Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip from Dec. 27, 2008 - Jan. 20, 2009 which resulted in over 1400 Palestinians killed by Israelis and 5 Israelis killed by Palestinians, the population of Gaza has been unable to rebuild the 20,000 destroyed homes and buildings due to an ongoing Israeli-imposed siege.  A year after the attack, we look at what role the US has played in the ongoing assault on Gaza, the solidarity marches which will be arriving at the Gaza border as we speak, and examine the history of the refugee population of the Gaza Strip.  Tune in from 8 am to 8 pm on Wednesday, December 30th, for our all day special on Gaza.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 12/29/09

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Tue, 12/29/2009 - 10:00am - 10:15am

KBOO's Jenka Soderberg interviews members of the Gaza Freedom March, who are scheduled to cross into Gaza on December 30th with over 1400 marchers from around the world.

More info on the Gaza Freedom March

CODEPINK recently put out a statement: “Citing escalating tensions on the Gaza-Egypt border, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry informed us on Dec. 20 that the Rafah border will be closed over the coming weeks, into January. We responded that there is always tension at the border because of the siege and that if there are any risks, they are risks we are willing to take. We also said that it was too late for over 1,360 delegates coming from over 42 countries to change their plans now.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 12/28/09

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Mon, 12/28/2009 - 10:00am - 10:15am

KBOO's Jenka Soderberg interviews members of the 'Artery of Life' aid caravan to the Gaza Strip, which is currently stuck on the Jordanian-Egyptian border.

The latest word from the caravan, which has travelled by land from England to bring humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip:

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 11/30/09

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Mon, 11/30/2009 - 8:00am - 8:00pm
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WHOSE STREETS? OUR STREETS!!

WHOSE STREETS?  OUR STREETS!!

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Special Programming: Public Affairs on 11/26/09

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Thu, 11/26/2009 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

5:00 - 6:00 pm Thurs. Nov. 26th

Jenka Soderberg interviews Dhoruba bin Wahad, who is speaking from a hotel in Jordan after being detained and then denied entry into Palestine by Israeli authorities.  bin Wahad is a former political prisoner in the US who was charged in 1971 with the murder of two police officers, but was vindicated nineteen years later when a judge ruled that the FBI had fabricated evidence in order to frame bin Wahad of a crime he didn't commit.

As an African-American, on his way to a conference on political prisoners convened by the Palestinian Authority in the city of Jericho, bin Wahad feels that he was racially profiled, along with his travelling companion Naji Mujahid - the only two African Americans on a busload of white tourists.

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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.

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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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