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The Day We Fight Back Against Mass Surveillance

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Tue, 02/11/2014 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
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Against Mass Surveillance and for Internet Freedom

KBOO will devote the full day on February 11th to a special day of programming on the people's movement to take back the internet.  A broad coalition of activist groups, companies, and online platforms will hold a worldwide day of activism in opposition to the NSA's mass spying regime on February 11th.

Dubbed "The Day We Fight Back", the day of activism was announced on the eve of the anniversary of the tragic passing of activist and technologist Aaron Swartz. The protest is both in his honor and in celebration of the victory over the Stop Online Piracy Act two years ago this month, which he helped spur.

Amandla! The struggle for freedom in South Africa

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Thu, 02/06/2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
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Honoring Nelson Mandela and the struggle against apartheid
KBOO presents a special two-hour special honoring the legacy of Nelson Mandela and other fighters who struggled for decades to free South Africa from a racist system of governent known as apartheid.  We'll feature excerpts from the film Amandla! (which means 'Power' in Zulu), the voice of Mandela and a live interview with Portland's own Mic Crenshaw, who recently spent time in South Africa collaborating with hip hop artists there.

We will offer tickets to KBOO's flim showing of Amandla! at the Clinton Street Theater on Tuesday February 11th to people who call in during this special to support KBOO's membership drive - 877-500-KBOO.

History and Culture of Willamette Falls, once a major Native fishery and cultural center.

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Fri, 01/31/2014 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Paul Roland talks with three guests about the past, present and future of a special place.

Join host Paul Roland as he speaks by phone with David Lewis, Tribal Historian, Museum Coordinator and cultural liaison of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde and Chairman of the Oregon Heritage Commission; and in studio with Spider Moccasin, musician and Warms Springs tribal member (Wasco); and Roxandra Pennington, Events Coordinator of the Museum of the Oregon Territories. On Saturday, the Museum of the Oregon Territory presents "Willamette Falls: Where the Future Began," a day of new exhibits, crafts, music arts and cultural history in Oregon City. 

"Keep Alive the Dream" 2014

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Mon, 01/20/2014 - 11:00am - 6:30pm
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29th Annual Tribute to the Life and Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

This annual event, a production of World Arts Foundation, Inc., is broadcast live from Anthem Convention Center at 3300 NE 172nd Place, in its entirety on KBOO.

For more about World Arts Foundation, see http://www.worldartspdx.org.

Filmmaker Penny Allen on her film "Late for My Mother's Funeral" and North Africa and Europe

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Fri, 12/13/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Filmmaker Penny Allen and her feature "Late for My Mother's Funeral"

Joe Uris speaks with filmmaker and former Portlander, Penny Allen, about her latest film, "Late to My Mother's Funeral," and about European and North African politics.

Eva Bartlett: Gaza in Crisis

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Wed, 12/11/2013 - 9:00am - 9:30am
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Eva Bartlett speaks on the situation in the Gaza Strip
Eva Bartlett will be speaking in Portland this Thursday at 5 pm, at the Red and Black Cafe, 400 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR on the reality of life in Gaza, including the dangers posed to fishers, farmers (and anyone in the border regions), the numerous and layered aspects of the blockade on Gaza, and the various Israeli wars waged upon the Palestinians of Gaza. She'll join us live on Wednesday morning at 9 for a preview of her Portland talk.

A Panel Discussion on the History of The Mountain Moving Cafe: Exploring Collectives at Work

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Fri, 11/29/2013 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
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A Panel Discussion on the History of The Mountain Moving Cafe: Exploring Collectives at Work

A Panel Discussion on the History of The Mountain Moving Cafe: Exploring Collectives at Work the presented as part of the History of Social Justice Organizing Series on November 14th. 

The panel featured four members of the original Mountain Moving Cafe collective: Ellen Goldberg, Andy Clark, Kiera O'Hara, Peter Thacker. . (Pictured above)

Mountain Moving Cafe was a beloved institution in ‘70s Portland.  A discussion of how it worked was an opportunity to talk about what it takes to make a collective work.
        

LGBTQ Activism History in Portland - A Panel Discussion

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Fri, 11/29/2013 - 9:00am - 10:30am
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LGBTQ Activism History in Portland - A Panel Discussion
LGBTQ Activism History in Portland  

A Panel of Outstanding Long-Term LGBTQ  (Lesbian/Gay/Bi/Trans/Queer) Activists who spoke as part of the History of Social Justice Organizing Series on October 24th.

(Panelists Steve Fulmer, Susie Shepherd, Cliff Jones, Pat Young are pictured above.)

John Trudell: Descendant Now Ancestor

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Thu, 11/28/2013 - 5:15pm - 6:00pm
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A 1997 talk by Native American poet John Trudell
Native American poet, activist and musician John Trudell breaks down the history of colonization of the spirit in this archive speech entitled 'DNA: Descendant Now Ancestor'

Thom Hartmann speaking at Powell's Books on 'The Crash of 2016'

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Thu, 11/28/2013 - 4:00pm - 5:15pm
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This talk was given on November 22nd, 2013
Thom Hartmann spoke at Powells Books on Friday November 27th about his book The Crash of 2016: The Plot to Destroy America -- and What We Can Do to Stop It

KBOO is happy to be able to air the talk in its entirety.

About the book (from the publisher):

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

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

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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