Special Programming: Public Affairs

Episode Archive

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 11/24/11

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Thu, 11/24/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Presswatch & A Deeper Look Special: Occupy Portland; A Mess or Success

Presswatch & A Deeper Look  join together for this Thanksgiving Day Special: Occupy Portland; A Mess or a Success? Hosts Theresa Mitchell and Linda Olson-Osterlund will be joined in the Studio by Kate, an Occupy camper and young mother. Call in to join the discussion.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 11/23/11

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Wed, 11/23/2011 - 9:00am - 9:30am
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Occupy Portland highlights

The KBOO News team brings you highlights from our Occupy Portland recordings, including interviews from the Portland encampment, the eviction, and from the Wall Street out of Health Care rally held on Saturday Nov. 19th in Portland.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 11/07/11

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Mon, 11/07/2011 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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1st Congressional District candidate debate

This Monday at 7 pm, KBOO will host a live debate with candidates for the US Congress, first district.  This is the seat formerly held by Congressman David Wu, and the election will be on Tuesday November 8th.

The candidates participating in Monday’s debate are: Saba Ahmed, Dominic Hammon, Jim Greenfield, Delinda Morgan, Todd Lee Ritter and Robert Lettin.

A previous debate with the other candidates for this seat can be heard on the KBOO website by clicking here.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/21/11

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Fri, 10/21/2011 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Occupy Portland Special - We are the 99%

Occupy Portland Special

Jenka Soderberg presents news and live streaming audio from the Occupy Portland site.

KBOO's live webstream will be on from 9 am - 10 pm on Friday.  Check our Occupy Portland page for updates or click here to listen.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/19/11

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Wed, 10/19/2011 - 8:00am - 11:00am
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Scholars, authors and activists look at the age of greed and how to end it

Greed: What Is It Good For? Absolutely Nothing!

Join us for a special program on The Age of Greed and How to End It.

Guests include:

David Graeber, professor and activist and author of "Debt: The First 5,000 Years"

Gretchen Morgensen, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and co-author of "Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon."

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/14/11

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Fri, 10/14/2011 - 7:00am - 8:00pm
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News and Public Affairs Day

This Friday on KBOO, it’s News and Public Affairs Day, a full day special which will include a live broadcast from the Occupy Portland encampment, analysis of the movement to hold the richest one percent accountable, and a look at what we can learn from police infiltration and crackdowns on past movements.

Tune in Friday morning beginning at 7 am with Democracy Now, with a live broadcast from Occupy Portland beginning at 10 am.

In the afternoon, we’ll examine the case of earth liberation front prisoner Daniel McGowan with never-before heard footage on the FBI’s targeting of environmental activists. We’ll also look at the use of FBI infiltrators/provocateurs at the 2008 Republican Convention.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/06/11

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Thu, 10/06/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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PROJECT CENSORED 2012 SPECIAL with Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips

Theresa Mitchell of Presswatch and Per Fagereng of Fight the Empire co-host a special program with Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips of Project Censored to talk about the release of Censored 2012, which Celebrates 35 Years of Project Censored.

In the last 35 years, the so-called mainstream media have been co-opted into a propaganda machine for the transnational corporate power structure, which serves a US/NATO Military Industrial Media Empire instead of We the People.

Project Censored resists the goals of global empire at the expense of human rights, we resist top down managed news in favor of a truly free press, and we resist censorship in all its guises.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 09/14/11

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Wed, 09/14/2011 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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Moore Lappé on "thought traps" about ecological and social crises and a new framework

Environmentalist and best-selling author Frances Moore Lappé is interviewed by Michelle Schroeder Fletcher about her new book "Ecomind: Changing the Way We Think, to Create the World We Want." Lappé, author of the best-selling "Diet for a Small Planet", and co-founder of the Small Planet Institute deconstructs seven common "thought traps" about our ecological and social crises and offers a new mental framework - an "eco-mind" - brought to life in seven "thought leaps." In "EcoMind" s

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 09/09/11

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Fri, 09/09/2011 - 8:00am - 8:00pm
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KBOO 10th anniversary of 9/11 special

 Tune in on Friday September 9th for KBOO’s 10th anniversary of September 11th Special from 8 am to 8 pm on KBOO 90.7 FM. The day will include interviews, call-in, archived audio and a live stream from the ‘International Hearings on the Events of September 11th, 2001’ in Toronto.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 09/05/11

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Mon, 09/05/2011 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Robin Hahnel on Participatory Economics

Robin Hahnel, Professor of Economics at Portland State University and a visiting professor at Lewis & Clark College, speaks on "Participatory Economics."

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Special Programming: Public Affairs on 8/23/2013

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Fri, 08/23/2013

Part 3 of a special program hosted by Joann Hardesty with elders of Portland's civil rights movement, talking about the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

  • Length: 75:35 minutes (69.19 MB)
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"Why are there so few black people in Oregon?" Walidah Imarisha leads discussion

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Tue, 05/28/2013

This is a discussion with local activists about the history of race relations in Oregon.

  • Length: 65:16 minutes (59.75 MB)
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Interview with Vanport flood survivor Ed Washington

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Fri, 05/24/2013

Ed Washington was a child living in Vanport, Oregon, in 1948, when the Columbia River flooded into the largest public housing project in the U-S at the time, leaving 18,500 people homeless, a large number of whom were black. The event changed race relations in Portland forever. 

He speaks with KBOO's Jenka Soderberg about life in Vanport, and the Memorial Day flood of 1948.

  • Length: 33:53 minutes (31.03 MB)
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Leo Panitch on his book ""The Making of Global Capitalism: The Political Economy of American Empire"

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Fri, 03/22/2013

Leo Panitch is a Distinguished Research Professor, political economist, Marxist theorist and editor of the Socialist Register.

In this interview Leo Panitch discusses "The Making of Global Capitalism" and the intimate relationship between modern capitalism and the American state, including its role as an “informal empire” promoting free trade and capital movements. He also discusses how the US has superintended the restructuring of other states in favor of competitive markets and coordinated the management of increasingly frequent financial crises.

The Making of Global Capitalism, through its highly original analysis of the first great economic crisis of the twenty-first century, identifies the centrality of the social conflicts that occur within states rather than between them. These emerging fault lines hold out the possibility of new political movements transforming nation states and transcending global markets.

Margrit Kennedy on her book Occupy Money: Creating an Economy where Everybody Wins

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Fri, 03/22/2013

Host Kathleen Stephenson speaks with Margrit Kennedy, an outspoken critic of the current global economic system and an internationally-renowned advocate of alternative regional and complementary currencies, about her new book "Occupy Money: Creating an Economy where Everybody Wins."

Compound interest and inflation have caused our monetary system to balloon to the point where bailing out banks, large corporations, and even entire countries will not prevent a complete breakdown of the global economy - unless we change the system in fundamental ways. Margrit Kennedy says it's time for a grassroots movement to knock conventional money off its pedestal and replace it with a fresh paradigm that puts people before profits.

Margrit Kennedy's most famous book, "Interest and Inflation-Free Money: Creating an Exchange Medium that works for Everybody and Protects the Earth" has been translated into 23 languages and is considered a landmark work in the field of sustainable economics. Margrit also coauthored (with Bernard Lietaer)" Regional Currencies: A New Path to Sustainable Prosperity," which is a standard of the regional money movement.

  • Length: 26:33 minutes (15.19 MB)
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Neil Barofsky, author of "Bailout: How Washington Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Wall Street

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Fri, 03/22/2013

As part of the KBOO special Saving Main Street from Wall Street host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher interviewed Neil Barofsky, author of "Bailout: How Washington Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Wall Street."

 

  • Length: 27:58 minutes (25.61 MB)
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Sheila Bair on her book "Bull by the Horns: Fighting to Save Main Street from Wall Street and Wall Street from Itself"

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Fri, 03/22/2013

Host Gene Bradley interviews Sheila Bair, former Chairperson of the FDIC and author of "Bull by the Horns: Fighting to Save Main Street from Wall Street and Wall Street from Itself."

Sheila Bair is widely acknowledged in government circles and the media as one of the first people to identify and accurately assess the subprime crisis. Appointed by George W. Bush as the chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in 2006, she witnessed the origins of the financial crisis and in 2008 became—along with Hank Paulson, Ben Bernanke, and Timothy Geithner—one of the key players trying to repair the damage to our economy. Bull by the Horns is her honest account of that contentious time and the struggle for reform that followed and continues to this day.

 

Bair was often one of the few women in the room during heated discussions about the economy. Despite her years of experience and her determination to rein in the private banks and Wall Street, she frequently found herself at odds with Geithner. She is withering in her assessment of some of Wall Street’s finest, and her narrative of Citibank’s attempted takeover of Wachovia is a stinging indictment of how regulators and the banks worked against the public interest at times to serve their own needs.

 

 

  • Length: 24:37 minutes (22.53 MB)
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The effects of fluoridating chemicals on the environment and especially on salmon.

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Tue, 10/09/2012

On September 12th Portland city council voted 5-0 to add fluoridating chemicals to our Bull Run water. 

This is a highly contentious issue that Portland citizens have already rejected three times at the polls and a recent survey shows ¾ of Portlanders opposed to this council action.

 KBOO's Joe Meyer speaks with scientists Howard Patterson and Jeff Fryer about the effects of fluoride in the environment after it goes down the drain.

The basic message is that the effect of fluoride in the environment is understudied and that what little research exists points to deleterious effects on salmon even at low concentrations.  The bigger worry is the un-studied effects of fluoride combining with other chemicals already dumped in our ecosystem and the long-term effects through bioaccumulation on the entire food chain.  

  • Length: 26:00 minutes (23.8 MB)
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Portland Mayoral Debate 10/1/2012 Part One

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Wed, 10/03/2012

The Center for Intercultural Organizing held a debate on October 1, 2012 between mayoral candidates Jefferson Smith and Charlie Hales.  Part One consists of pre-debate commentary.

Portland Mayoral Debate 10/1/2012 Part Three

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Wed, 10/03/2012

The Center for Intercultural Organizing hosted a debate on October 1, 2012 between mayoral candidates Charlie Hales and Jefferson Smith.  Part three consists of post-debate interviews with the candidates and audience members, including former state leigslator Joanne Hardesty.

 

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