Special Programming: Public Affairs

Episode Archive

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

Special Programming: Public Affairs

Air date: 
Mon, 11/24/2008 - 11:15am - 12:00pm

The topics are protesters and First Amendment rights and building solidarity among workers while staying clear of the law.

Special Programming: Public Affairs

Air date: 
Thu, 11/20/2008 - 11:15am - 12:00pm
Flashpoints is off again today. Instead we'll hear an interview about the out-sourcing of U.S. intelligence operations and a commentary on "The Myth of Thanksgiving."

Special Programming: Public Affairs

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Air date: 
Thu, 11/20/2008 - 9:30am - 10:30am
Short Description: 
The Digital Divide: A show on technology activism

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.

The program begins with a roundup of technology news from around the world and then provides in-depth feature stories from a variety of reporters. In our pilot show we cover the recent elections - how technology was used to get out the vote and also prevent it.  We feature an interview with one of the communications collective members for those who protested the Republican National Convention.  We'll also hear from Tim Jones of the Electronic Frontier Foundation on what to expect from an Obama administration and what changes they are proposing be made to improve our digital civil liberties.

Special Programming: Public Affairs

Air date: 
Wed, 11/19/2008 - 11:15am - 12:00pm

Flashpoints is off today. Instead we feature the program Law and Disorder with:

A look at a suit against police in Pittsburgh brought by two people who were tasered multiple times even after they were arrested and put in police custody.

National Lawyers Guild attorney Maunica Sthanki to discuss the transfer of thousands of prisoners from detention centers in New York City to South Texas.

Special Programming: Public Affairs

Air date: 
Mon, 11/17/2008 - 11:15am - 12:00pm

Corporate Watchdog Radio host Francesca Rheannon interviews Dr. Jill Stein on Environmental Threats to Healthy Aging based on a recent report on the subject.

Special Programming: Public Affairs

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Air date: 
Sat, 11/15/2008 - 11:15am - 1:00pm

Hear a round table discussion on the results of the election moderated by Dave Mazza.

Special Programming: Public Affairs

Air date: 
Thu, 11/13/2008 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Dave Mazza speaks with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright about foreign policy.

Special Programming: Public Affairs

Air date: 
Thu, 11/06/2008 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
In-depth dissection of the election.

Whatever happens on election day, KBOO will be there for the real scoop on what’s going down.  Tonight we bring you an in-depth dissection of the election.

Special Programming: Public Affairs

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Air date: 
Wed, 11/05/2008 - 11:15am - 1:00pm

Dave Mazza hosts a round table discussion on the results of the election with KBOO hosts Jo Ann Bowman, Per Fagereng, Theresa Mitchell and a variety of guests.

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Interview: Frederick S. Lane, Author of The Court and The Cross

program date: 
Wed, 07/23/2008

 Free lance journalist Fred Lane traces the rise of the Religous Right and their attempts to reshape the Supreme Court.

Interview: Michelle Shepherd, Author of Guantanamo's Child

program date: 
Thu, 07/17/2008

Toronto Star, award winning journalist, Michelle Shepherd  discusses her book Guantanamo's Child; The Untold Story of Omar Khadr. Khadr is a Canadian citizen who was a wounded fifteen year old when taken into custody by the US military in Afghanistan. He has spent the past six years in the Guantanamo Prison Camp and is on the governments short list to face a  Military Tribunal. Ms Shepherd has covered his story since 2002 and interviewed others in his life extensively.

Andrew Geller interviews Anuradha Mittal

program date: 
Mon, 06/23/2008

From Turban to Hajab: Voices of Women with Headcoverings

program date: 
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

program date: 
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.  

Ol Mole Interview - George Ritzer on the McDonalization of Society

program date: 
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.

program date: 
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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program date: 
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

 

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