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Episode Archive

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

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

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.

Special Programming: Public Affairs

Air date: 
Tue, 11/04/2008 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Live local and national coverage of election day happenings

Whatever happens on election day, KBOO will be there for the real scoop on what’s going down.  We’ll be providing live local and national coverage of election day happenings. 

We will have commentary from a number of local and national analysts including former Oregon state representative Deborah Kafoury, Portland State University Black Studies Pro

Special Programming: Public Affairs

Air date: 
Thu, 10/30/2008 - 9:30am - 11:00am

Election Issues: Hacking the Vote, the Myth of Voter Fraud, the Attacks on ACORN and Other Barriers to Voting

9:30 Part 1, Hacking the Vote

Last Fall, Ohio 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 and others to examine the election procedures, equipment, and source code used in that state, with the aim of identifying any problems that might render elections vulnerable to tampering under operational conditions.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/13/08

Air date: 
Mon, 10/13/2008 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Colonialism Today and the Impact of Columbus on America

A history of Christopher Columbus and the impact of his arrival in America. What is colonialism and how does it continue as a basic premise of our society? This program will explore what the story is really about. It looks at the major impact on native peoples and on African Americans through the legacy of slavery. How does racism today stem from this colonialist philosophy and experience? Guests include local historian Bill Bigelow, local artist damali ayo, Roberto Mukaro Borrero of the United Confederation of Taino People, educator Karen Salazar and Joseph Quinones formerly of AIM.

Produced by Carlos Chavez

Co-produced by Juan Chavez

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/10/08

Air date: 
Fri, 10/10/2008 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Short Description: 
Keeping those in Power Accountable

More cutting-edge progressive thinkers and activist in the final portion of News and Public Affairs Day for Fall 08.

Journalist and activist Chris Hedges on Collateral Damage: America's War Against Iraqi Civilians, recorded in Portland in July.


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.  

Haiti's food riots - a reflection of colonization?

program date: 
Sun, 06/01/2008

colonization beginning the process of disparity of wealth between nations,
global corporate trade mechanisms today continue that process.   Now
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

Karl Kupers Market Director of
Shepard’s Grain

And Wendy Rankin from Oregon’s
Public Health Institute


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


Carol Adams, "The Sexual Politics of Food"

program date: 
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"

program date: 
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

program date: 
Sun, 06/01/2008

Since 1955 McDonald's has grown to over
31,000 outlets
(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

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


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