Special Programming: Public Affairs

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Special Programming: Public Affairs on 01/29/09

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Thu, 01/29/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Woody Guthrie - Better World A'Comin'

Woody Guthrie: his life and music

The Pacifica Radio Archives delves into our collection to find interviews with Woody's wife Marjorie, longtime friend Will Geer, best friend Beth Lomax Hawes along with classic music and interviews with Woody.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 01/29/09

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Thu, 01/29/2009 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Host Stephanie Potter interviews David C. Korten about his new book "Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth: Why Wall Street Can't Be Fixed and How to Replace It."

Korten identifies the deep sources of the current economic crisis: Wall Street institutions that have perfected the art of creating "wealth" without producing anything of real value: phantom wealth.

Special Programming: Public Affairs

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Wed, 01/28/2009 - 9:30am - 12:00pm
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Shifting gears: Toward a carbon-free future

The world is on a crash course to environmental devastation.  It's time to put the brakes on!  This Wednesday morning, stay tuned to KBOO for 'Shifting Gears: Toward a Carbon Free Future'.  Guests will include world-renowned climate activist Vandana Shiva with her new book 'Soil not Oil', environmental visionary Guy Dauncey, and discussions on local projects to transform the logging industry, create an electric vehicle infrastructure, and take direct action for climate change. 

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 01/27/09

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Tue, 01/27/2009 - 9:00am - 9:45am

Michelle and Kathleen host a quick look at recent really good non-fiction books, many political. The show includes short samples of interviews with authors on a variety of topics including the redistribution of wealth, voluntary simplicity, surviving a right-wing fundamentalist reform school and facts and fictions of the human species.

Special Programming: Public Affairs

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Mon, 01/26/2009 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Host Per Fagereng speaks with Loretta Napoleoni about the current economic crisis from an international perspective. Loretta Napoleoni is the best selling author of Rogue EconomicsTerror Incorporated, and Insurgent Iraq. She is an expert on financing of terrorism and advises several governments on counter-terrorism. She is senior partner of G Risk, a London based risk agency. As Chairman of the countering terrorism financing group for the Club de Madrid, Napoleoni brought heads of state from around the world together to create a new strategy for combating the financing of terror networks.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 01/26/09

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Mon, 01/26/2009 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Host Dave Mazza speaks with Joel Magnuson, professor and author of "Mindful Economics: How the US Economy Works, Why it Matters, and How it Could be Different."

Joel Magnuson, professor of economics at Portland Community College, writes extensively on the political economy and on environmental issues related to capitalist development. He is a member of an international research group based in Cambridge, England, which is building a new philosophical foundation for economic theory and practice.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 01/20/09

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Tue, 01/20/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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More special programming on the Inauguration of Barack Obama as President of the United States.

More special programming on the Inauguration of Barack Obama as President of the United States.

Special Programming: Public Affairs

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Tue, 01/20/2009 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

More special programming on the Inauguration of Barack Obama as President of the United States.

Special Programming: Public Affairs

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Tue, 01/20/2009 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

A national call-in show hosted jointly by WPFW-Pacifica in Washington and KGNU in Boulder Denver. The program will include reports from people on the scene at the inaugural site, special guests and analysis, and call-ins from listeners coast to coast, border to border.

Special Programming: Public Affairs

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Tue, 01/20/2009 - 8:00am - 11:00am

Live from Washington D.C. coverage of the Inauguration of Barack Obama as President of the United States. Hosted by Democracy Now!

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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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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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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)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 80Kbps (CBR)

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)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

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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