Special Programming: Public Affairs

Episode Archive

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 04/24/13

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Wed, 04/24/2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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2013 Illahee Lecutre, Who Owns Our Economy with Catherine Austin Fitts

Live, on location broadcast of the 2013 Illahee Lecture Series. Tonight, hear Catherine Austin Fitts on Who Owns Our Economy?

In 2013, the Illahee Lectures are looking into who influences, controls, and owns other key aspects of our lives:  what we eat, the information we access, the environment, our own finances,  and our politicians? In short, who owns us? And what can we do about it?

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 04/22/13

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Mon, 04/22/2013 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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Earth Day Special

We hear Radio Ecoshock with host Alex Smith

Canadian scientist Paul Beckwith explains how the Arctic warming emergency is changing your weather. But first, the story of an anti-pipeline media warrior, John Bolenbaugh in his own words. The leaks, scandals and deaths behind Tar Sands pipelines. 

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Special Programming: Public Affairs on 04/22/13

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Mon, 04/22/2013 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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Paul Roland interviews activist and author John Stauber on politics and the environmental movement.

Paul Roland interviews John Stauber, long-time activist, investigative reporter and author. They discuss Stauber's beginnings and history as an activist, from protesting the Viet Nam war and organizing a teach-in at his high school on the first Earth Day in 1970, to fighting herbicide spraying in the National Forests and against genetically modified growth hormones for cows, to exposing government and industry propaganda.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 04/22/13

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Mon, 04/22/2013 - 1:45pm - 2:00pm
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World Environment Day Celebration in Portland

Jimmy Tardy looks at Portland's Celebration of World Environment Day, June 5th, and the six weeks between Earth Day and World Environment Day.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 04/22/13

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Mon, 04/22/2013 - 1:00pm - 1:45pm
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Against Nature: The Concept of Nature in Critical Theory

From the series Against the Grain C.S. Soong interviews Steven Vogel, author of Against Nature: The Concept of Nature in Critical Theory. 

It's a claim that has wide resonance on the left: we humans are alienated from nature, with profound consequences both for the way we think and for the health of the planet. But what if Steven Vogel is right, that it makes no sense to speak of being alienated from nature? According to Vogel, another kind of alienation is at play, one that we can and must address.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 04/22/13

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Mon, 04/22/2013 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm
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Update on Fluoridation

Earth Day Special

Joe Meyer hosts an update on the upcoming vote asking Portlanders to approve a plan to fluoridate the city's water. Joe will be knocking on doors in Southeast Portland before the show to get the views of residents who currently display lawn signs on the issue, both pro and con.

 

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 04/22/13

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Mon, 04/22/2013 - 12:00pm - 12:30pm
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A History of Earth Day

Earth Day special programming continues with an interview with Adam Rome, author of "The Genius of Earth Day: How a 1970 Teach-in Unexpectedly Made the First Green Generation." 

Rome explaines how Senator Gaylord Nelson’s simple idea for a nationwide teach-in about the environment grew into “an educational experience as well as a political demonstration.” Manifesting in the form of over 12,000 local events, the teach-in catalyzed a limited effort by disparate environmental groups into a powerful movement that engaged politicians, youth, the media, the educational system, and everyday people in an explosion of interest and activity around protecting the Earth

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 04/22/13

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Mon, 04/22/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Christine Byl discusses "Dirt Work, An Education in the Woods"

EARTH DAY PROGRAMMING: Christine Byl discusses her recent book Dirt Work, An Education in the Woods. After graduating with a degree in philosophy, Byl took a summer job as a "trail dog," maintaining trails in Glacier National Park; and it changed the course of her life. She has since spent more than fifteen summers on trail crews.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 03/29/13

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Fri, 03/29/2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Dr. Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

News and Public Affairs Day, Part 3

Dr. Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness recorded at Emmanuel Temple on January 16, 2013

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 03/29/13

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Fri, 03/29/2013 - 10:15am - 4:00pm
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News and Public Affairs Day, Part 2: Reconnecting with Democracy

News and Public Affairs Day, Part 2: Reconnecting with Democracy

Democracy Now host Amy Goodman on "The Silenced Majority" recorded at a benefit for KBOO on October 25th, 2012 at the historic Bobwhite Theatre.

Writer and activist Bill McKibben, founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org on "Do the Math," recorded at the First Congregational Church on November 8th, 2012.

Writer and activist and food policy expert Raj Patel on "Who Owns Our Food, recorded at the First Congregational Church on January 23rd as part of the Illahee Lecture Series.  

 

Tune in all day for news and public affairs. Speakers include Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now, Bill McKibben of 350.org, activist and author Raj Patel and much more.

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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)
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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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