Special Programming: Public Affairs

Episode Archive

Special Programming: Public Affairs

Air date: 
Wed, 12/31/2008 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Ken Arnold and Connie Kirk, publishers and editors for the new Ken Arnold Books, join forces to read from "The Palin Prophecies." They also talk about their press and on-demand publishing. They say that "The Palin Prophecies was brought to them by an Alaskan Pentecostal sports reporter, Brent Mooseburger. He clamis that withe the cooperation of God Almighty, he channeled Sarah Palin in a daily blog in the weeks leading up to the election. Ken is a poet, non-fiction writer andprize-winning playwright. Connie is a poet, essayist and children's book author. Brent Mooseburger is a suspicious character.

Special Programming: Public Affairs

Air date: 
Fri, 12/26/2008 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Vincent Warren speaks on Guantanamo, Litigation and Where to Next. Vincent Warren is executive director of the Center for Constitutional Rights. He discusses the Prison at Guantanamo, the detainees and how CCR got information.

Special Programming: Public Affairs

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Air date: 
Thu, 12/25/2008 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Special re-broadcast of today's program with Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

Special Programming: Public Affairs

Air date: 
Thu, 12/25/2008 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Michael Parenti speaks on Diversity and Orthodoxy in the News Media. Parenti gave the keynote speech for the Modern Media Censorship lectures by Project Censored on August 28th of this year.

Michael Parenti has written and lectured on the mainstream media for decades. He is the author of numerous books including "Inventing Reality."

Special Programming: Public Affairs

Air date: 
Thu, 12/18/2008 - 9:30am - 10:30am
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The Digital Divide

This month, the Digital Divide looks at the environment and what technology is doing to help or harm it.  We'll speak with a pioneering nonprofit that is battling the growing amount of eWaste, and talk to a justice organization on just how green many of the next generation energy technologies really are.

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.

Special Programming: Public Affairs

Air date: 
Wed, 12/17/2008 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Pink slips are filling up newsrooms across the country. Is this due to dire financial circumstances? Or unrelenting greed and Wall Street pressure? Craig Aaron from Free Press joins Melinda Bernert on Mediaocrity this week.

And.. Do you want to be part of the media? But don't want to leave your neighborhood? Bright Neighbor CEO Randy White shows us how.

All this coming up on Mediaocrity. 

 

Special Programming: Public Affairs

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Air date: 
Fri, 12/12/2008 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
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Portland Winter Soldier: Voices of Iraq Veterans and Civilian Victims

Winter Soldier was first held in 1971, when veterans of the Vietnam War gathered in Washington DC to testify about the atrocities they had committed or witnessed during the war. Now, Iraq Veterans Against the War have resurrected the tradition by holding a number of Winter Soldier events, including here in Portland.  Veterans' testimonies, recorded in Portland in October, were followed by a live forum with Iraq war vets and civilian victims of Occupation.

links:

Listen to Pacifica recordings of the national Winter Soldier event held in March 2008.

Iraq Veterans Against the War website

Live blog of Portland Winter Soldier

Portland Sanctuary city campaign

No More Victims

Special Programming: Public Affairs

Air date: 
Tue, 12/09/2008 - 9:30am - 10:30am

Anna Keith hosts a new pilot program called "Family Business." Today's show looks at breastfeeding with guest Rachel Martinez from the Nursing Mothers Counsel of Oregon and Washington. Call-ins are welcome.

Special Programming: Public Affairs

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Air date: 
Wed, 12/03/2008 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Host Melinda Bernert looks behind the media, local and national. Today's topics include "The Incredible Shrinking Oregonian;" and a look at how CNN is trying to get newspapers to drop the Associated Press, why that's bad and what it means for Portland and other local areas. We'll also hear a critique of the plan of the new Chair of the FCC to sell one-fourth of the Internet. 

Special Programming: Public Affairs

Air date: 
Mon, 12/01/2008 - 11:15am - 12:00pm

We hear from the series Law and Disorder. Jonathan Hafetz, staff attorney of the ACLU, discusses the case of Ali Al-Marri and whether the President can declare legal residents, including American citizens, enemy combatants. And journalist Jeremy Scahill talks about "20 Hawks, Clintonites and Neocons to Watch for in Obama's White House."

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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

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:

 

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

program date: 
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. 

Interview: Andy Worthington author of The Guantanamo Files; The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison

program date: 
Thu, 05/29/2008

Kboo's Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews Andy Worthington. A frequent contributor to The Huffington Post, he is the author of the book The Guantanamo Files; The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison. The book is a comphrehensive examination of each and every man locked in Guantanamo from how they came into the custody of the United States Military through their imprisonment in Guantanamo.

OPAL Students and the Voice For Empowerment Project, Full Version

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program date: 
Tue, 05/27/2008

Students at De La Salle recently participated in a four week
workshop series as part of OPAL’s Voice For Empowerment Project.
OPAL (Organizing People-Activating Leaders)  is
a community organization formed in September 2005 that works for Environmental
Justice in the Portland metro area to support ignored communities that fight
against the oppression of pollution and social injustice. The Voice for
Empowerment project’s mission is to empower low-income youth from
undeserved communities to find their voice and use it as an instrument for
change. The students, a mixture of sophomores, juniors, and seniors used spoken
word poetry as a means of describing and challenging issues confronting their
community.
This is the full version and includes all participants in the OPAL Program.

OPAL’s web address:  www.opalpdx.org

 

 

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