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Episode Archive

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 11/09/12

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Fri, 11/09/2012 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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Co-editor Will Tracy on "The Onion Book of Known Knowledge"

Host Chris Andreae speaks with Will Tracy, editor of the popular satire magazine, The Onion, about The Onion Book of Known Knowledge, an entire satirical encyclopedia. It's The Onion's take on everything from Agriculture, Al Qaeda and Muhammed Ali to the Zhou Dynasty and ZZ Top. The Associated Press calls it “one of the titans of fall humor” and Publishers Weekly calls it “consistently funny (and crude, irreverent, tasteless and brilliant).

Will Tracy is speaking about The Onion Book of Known Knowledge at Powell’s Books in downtown Portland on Nov. 10th. 

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 11/08/12

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Thu, 11/08/2012 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
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Bill McKibben "Do the Math" on climate change

Bill McKibben of has helped spearhead a global movement to reduce carbon emissions to three hundred fifty parts per million – so that life as we know it can survive on planet earth. He’ll be in Portland on Thursday November 8th for his ‘Do the Math’ tour, and KBOO will broadcast this sold out event. Tune in from 7 to 10 pm this Thursday to hear about the next steps in the people’s movement to fight climate change.

If you wanted to come to Bill McKibben's Portland stop on's 22-city DO THE MATH Tour, and found that it was sold-out, you can still attend a FREE simulcast of the event.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 11/07/12

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Wed, 11/07/2012 - 8:00am - 10:00am
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The Day After: Reactions to Election 2012

Lisa Loving and Jo Ann Bowman co-host "The Day After," a special two-hour look at Tuesday's elections, local, state and national. And you'll be able to call in with your reactions to the results.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 11/06/12

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Tue, 11/06/2012 - 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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KBOO Election Night Special

KBOO Election Night Special

From 5:30 - 10 pm on Tuesday November 6th, KBOO will bring you live coverage of local and national election results.  We will intersperse our live local coverage with the national reporting by Amy Goodman of Democracy Now, and will being you up-to-the-minute results on the presidential, state and local elections.  We'll also report on local ballot measures and some in other states: the death penalty in California, marijuana legalization in Washington, and gay marriage measures in four states, including others.

Tune into KBOO on election night, and check our 2012 Election Guide in the meantime.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/23/12

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Tue, 10/23/2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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Third party Presidential Debate

KBOO radio is happy to announce that we will be broadcasting the only 2012 Presidential debate where all top six candidates have been invited.

The debate will take place this Tuesday from six to eight pm, and will be hosted by Larry King.

Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson, Green Party candidate Jill Stein, Constitution Party candidate Virgil Goode, and Justice Party candidate Rocky Anderson have all confirmed their participation in the debate.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/21/12

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Sun, 10/21/2012 - 11:00am - 3:00pm
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The second half of the 2012 Homelessness Marathon


This year 7 radio stations around the United States, including KBOO, are partnering to host the annual Marathon. We will hear reports from Illinois, Maine, Indiana, New Mexico, Vermont, New Hampshire, Oregon and New York. Hear the voices and stories of homeless people from all around the United States. The Homelessness Marathon features live call-ins via a national toll-free number.

11:00 p.m. – 12:00 noonWhen You Are Forced To Leave Home
Originating from WGDR, Plainfield, Vermont

12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.The Myth of the Cardboard Box.
Originating from WSCA, Portsmouth, NH

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/21/12

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Sun, 10/21/2012 - 7:00am - 11:00am
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Fifteenth Annual Homelessness Marathon with the stories of homeless people from across the nation


This year 7 radio stations around the United States, including KBOO, are partnering to host the annual Marathon. We will hear reports from Illinois, Maine, Indiana, New Mexico, Vermont, New Hampshire, Oregon and New York. Hear the voices and stories of homeless people from all around the United States. The Homelessness Marathon features live call-ins via a national toll-free number.

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.Dropping the “F” Bombs: “Food” and Foreclosure”
Originating from WEFT, Champaign, IL

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. — The Changing Face of Homelessness
Originating from WMPG, Portland, ME

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/19/12

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Fri, 10/19/2012 - 10:15am - 12:00pm
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Heist: Who Stole the American Dream: We excerpt the documentary and interview the co-producer

We repeat segments from a popular program we recently aired about Heist: Who Stole the American Dream

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/16/12

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Tue, 10/16/2012 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm
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Alternative debate

Alternative Presidential Debate: hosted by Amy Goodman, and including third party candidates Jill Stein of the Green Party and Rocky Anderson of the Justice Party.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/12/12

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Fri, 10/12/2012 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
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People's Economics Bootcamp

Tune in Friday 12 - 4 pm for

A People’s Economics Bootcamp with:

• Richard Wolff - prominent Marxist economist

• Paddy Hirsch (Man vs. Markets)

• Anat Shenker-Osorio (Don't Buy It: The Trouble with Talking Nonsense about the Economy)

• The producers of the film 'Heist: Who Stole the American Dream'

Increase your basic economics knowledge, win arguments against conservatives and beat back the corporate Wall Street hedge fund profiteers with this afternoon of insightful and humorous guests on KBOO community radio.

Here's the schedule and descriptions:

12 to 1 pm - Richard Wolff


Getting to No Monsanto - from chemical weapons to your kitchen table

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Fri, 02/10/2012

This podcast includes three interviews with Oregon residents who have stories to tell about Monsanto Chemical Corporation. It was originally broadcast over the air on in Portland, Oregon on Friday, February 10th 2012 at 1:00 p.m. It was part of the all-day public affairs fund drive special on challenging corporate power.

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This program was painstakingly researched but may yet contain information which is incomplete. There may be inaccuracies herein which will be corrected based on reader feedback. Oversights and omissions can be corrected by YOUR research. Thank you for helping us get the facts on GMO products and their impacts on human health. (Skip to the end for food safety activist information).

Keywords  under discussion in this program include Transgene, GMO, Genetic_pollution, Reverse_transfection, terminator_gene, Agent_Orange, glyphosate, Roundup, AquAdvantage_Salmon, rBST, rGBH, dioxin, uniformity, Codex_Alimentarius, PCB, brinjal, Knockout_mouse, Oncomouse, Enviropig, Knockout_rat, MON_809, MON_810, MON_863, Amflora, Golden_rice, Roundup_Ready, Vistive_Gold, Fish_tomato, Flavr_Savr, Bt_cotton, tobacco, Arabidopsis, Canola, Brinjal, Rose, Glofish, Ice-minus_bacteria, Hepatitis_B, Onyx-015, Biolistics, Agrobacteria, Transfection, Electroporation, Microinjection, Viral_transformation, Lipofection, Recombinant_DNA, Transgenesis, Cisgenesis, Pharming, Gene_therapy, Genetic_enhancement, Gene_knockout, Gene_knockdown, Gene_targeting, Transgene, Genetic_pollution, Cloning, Stem_cell 

Get current Monsanto Chemical Company Details from Wikipedia or from the official Monsanto website

Current board of directors (February 2012) includes influential people like the president of South Dakota State University, and high-level executives from companies including McDonald’s, the Sara Lee Corporation, The Procter & Gamble Company, investment firm GenNx360 Capital Partners, Connected Energy Networks at Cisco Systems, the biotechnology firm MPI Research, and two executives from Health Technology Networks.

Corporate governance and broader economic impacts

Explore the power, wealth and influence concentrated on Monsanto’s board of directors: use this website to see the breadth of Monsanto’s corporate influence

Regulating and Governing Bodies

United States Environmental Protection Agency

United States Department of Agriculture

United Nations

Codex Alimentarius

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

World Health Organization (WHO)

Monsanto Products, Brands and Subsidiaries:

Dekalb - GMO seed for corn, grain sorghum, alfalfa, spring and winter canola)

Genuity - GMO soybeans, cotton, canola and sugarbeets

Seminis - home garden seed brands

Asgrow - GMO soybeans

Deltapine - GMO cotton

WestBred - GMO Wheat

Brinjal - GMO eggplant

Celebrex - from the Pharmacia medical research division of Monsanto


Home Garden Products from Monsanto

herbicides and pesticides including RoundUP (glyphosate)

GMO seed


Petrochemicals and Petroleum Byproducts (historical)



elemental phosphorus (Idaho Soda Springs Plant)

glyphosate (RoundUp, other herbicides)

Agent Orange


Biosciences and Genetics

farm animals (GMO)

food crops (GMO seed)

agrifuel crops

rBGH (recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone)


Military and High Technology

The Manhattan Project

Agent Orange


Historical Monsanto Products (Spinoffs, Subsidiaries, and Brands)

NutraSweet - artificial sweetener (formerly Aspartame from Serle)

Legislative and Political Initiatives by Monsanto

patent law (especially genetics)

farm policy (subsidies)

environmental regulation (groundwater contamination)

health care (biomedical research and development)

food labeling (GMO warning in labeling not required by FDA)

Controversies involving Monsanto

GMO - Genetically Modified Organisms (plant and animal genomic manipulation)

Terminator seeds

rBGH (recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone)

Environmental Pollution (i.e. PCB pollution in Anniston, Alabama)

Documentaries and Films about GMO Food (alphabetical)


Food, Inc.

Forks Over Knives

The Future of Food

Jimmy's GM Food Fight

King Corn

Meat the Truth

We Become Silent: The Last Days of Health Freedom (from youtube)

The World According to Monsanto

Youtube | site search for Monstanto

Books on GMO Technology

The World According to Monsanto: Pollution, Corruption, and the Control of Our Food Supply

First Fruit: The Creation of the Flavr Savr Tomato and the Birth of Genetically Engineered FoodsGenetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods

Got (Genetically Engineered) Milk? The Monsanto rBGH/BST Milk Wars Handbook

Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies About the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You're Eating

Seeds of Destruction

Articles, Authors, and Activists focusing on Monsanto

Consumer’s Union | Consumers Union Calls on U.S. to Support Genetically Modified Organic Consumer’s Association | Millions Against Monsanto - site search: Monsanto

Union of Concerned Scientists | Eight Ways Monsanto Fails at Sustainable Agriculture

Greenpeace | Monsanto files patent for new invention: the pig

Vanity Fair | Monsanto’s Harvest of Fear

Beyond Toxics | Safe Public Spaces Project | search term: Monsanto

Living on Earth | Bare Shoulders: Herbicide Along the Highway

Michael Pollan | The High Price of Cheap Food Mealpolitik over lunch with Michael Pollan

Natural News |

Exposed: Genetically-modified salmon found to be contaminated with infectious salmon anemia | search term: Monsanto

Common Dreams | Monsanto, Agent Orange Creator, Returns To Vietnam

Bill McKibben | Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future

Vandana Shiva on GMOs |

PETA | Consumers Trust PETA More Than Factory Farmers

India Sues Monsanto Over Genetically-Modified Eggplant | Forbes

Hungary Destroys All Monsanto GMO Corn Fields | True Activist

NPR | Monsanto Accused In Suit Tied To Agent Orange

OPB (NPR) | Tests reveal herbicides in Oregonians’ urine

Grist - Clare Leschin-Hoar | Feds Help GMO Salmon Swim Upstream

 Educational and Activist Organizations

Consumer’s Union

Food Labeling Agreement

Forestland Dwellers | Western Oregon

Ocean Conservancy | GMO Salmon

Organic Consumers Association Millions Against Monsanto campaign

Pitchfork Rebellion | Western Oregon

Unions of Concerned Scientists

Combat Monsanto (U.K.)

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Fred Magdoff, "What Every Environmentalist Needs To Know about Capitalism."

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Mon, 02/06/2012

On a special combined version of Presswatch and Fight the Empire hosts Theresa Mitchell and Per Fagereng speak with author and professor Fred Magdoff about his book "

What Every Environmentalist Needs to Know about Capitalism

," co-authored with John Bellamy Foster.

A Citizen's Guide to Capitalism and the Environment is a manifesto for those environmentalists who reject schemes of “green capitalism” or piecemeal reform. Environmental and economic scholars Magdoff and Foster contend that the struggle to reverse ecological degradation requires a firm grasp of economic reality. Going further, they argue that efforts to reform capitalism along environmental lines or rely solely on new technology to avert catastrophe misses the point. The main cause of the looming environmental disaster is the driving logic of the system itself, and those in power—no matter how “green”—are incapable of making the changes that are necessary.

What Every Environmentalist Needs To Know about Capitalism tackles the two largest issues of our time, the ecological crisis and the faltering capitalist economy, in a way that is thorough, accessible, and sure to provoke debate in the environmental movement.

Fred Magdoff is professor emeritus of plant and soil science at the University of Vermont. His most recent books include Agriculture and Food in Crisis: Conflict, Resistance, and Renewal (edited with Brian Tokar), The ABCs of the Economic Crisis: What Working People Need to Know (with Michael Yates), and The Great Financial Crisis: Causes and Consequences (with John Bellamy Foster). John Bellamy Foster is editor of Monthly Review. He is professor of sociology at the University of Oregon and author of The Ecological Revolution: Making Peace with the Planet, The Great Financial Crisis (with Fred Magdoff), Critique of Intelligent Design: Materialism Versus Creationism from Antiquity to the Present (with Brett Clark and Richard York), Ecology Against Capitalism, Marx’s Ecology, and The Vulnerable Planet.

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David Graeber on his book "Debt: The First 5,000 Years"

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Tue, 01/24/2012

Joe Clement speaks with David Graeber, professor, author and activist, about his book, Debt: The First 5,000 Years. Graeber shows that 5,000 years ago, during the beginning of the agrarian empires, humans have used elaborate credit systems. It is in this era, Graeber shows, that we also first encounter a society divided into debtors and creditors.

With the passage of time, however, virtual credit money was replaced by gold and silver coins—and the system as a whole began to decline. Interest rates spiked and the indebted became slaves. And the system perpetuated itself with tremendously violent consequences, with only the rare intervention of kings and churches keeping the system from spiraling out of control.

David Graeber speaks in Portland, Tuesday January 24th at 8pm, at The Alberta Rose Theatre. The event is presented by Reading Frenzy.

DAVID GRAEBER teaches anthropology at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He is the author of Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology, Toward an Anthropological Theory of Value, Lost People, and Possibilities: Essays on Hierarchy, Rebellion, and Desire. He has written for Harper's, The Nation, Mute, and The New Left Review.

More information about Debt: The First 5,000 Years is available at Books on KBOO

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Interview with Youth Film Makers from Outside In about their screening on Jan. 30th.

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Thu, 01/19/2012

For the second year in a row Outside In's Guerilla Theatre youth have created films about issues that are important to them. Young filmmakers, who have experienced homelessness, participated in an intensive film internship in an effort to inspire and educate their peers and the community.

On this program, we will hear from Nili Yosha, Guerilla Theatre project lead at Outside In, and from Youth filmmakers Cantrelle and Travis.

This years films will show at a free premiere screening hosted by film director Todd Haynes at the Gerding Theatre at the Armory, 128 NW 11th Ave, in downtown Portland, on Monday, January 30th.

A reception, catered by Voodoo donuts, begins at 6:30 and the screening starts at 7pm.

Outside In helps homeless youth and other marginalized people move towards improved health and self-sufficiency. Guerilla Theatre is a creative peer education program that facilitates internship opportunities in the arts and is part of CHAT pdx, a coalition dedicated to Curbing HIV/AIDS transmission among high-risk minority youth in partnership with the Cascade Aids Project. Films were made with support from Portland Youth Media.

  • Length: 27:01 minutes (24.73 MB)
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Economic Autonomy, Racial Injustice, War and Moving Beyond the Dream

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Mon, 01/16/2012
Today's Talk Radio is pre-empted for a special for Martin Luther King Jr. Day produced by Jamilah Bourdon

"as we approach the official celebration of martin luther king jr.'s life, we spend another year of reflection on what the dream he spoke of means to us.  in the midst of this conversation, we tend to neglect his observations on the injustices of war and economic equalities- issues which still resonate to this day. 

join us as we feature portions of dr. king's speeches regarding economic autonomy, the connections between racial injustice and war; and the need to move beyond a dream into a reality."

  • Length: 58:32 minutes (53.59 MB)
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Special Programming: Public Affairs on 12/30/11

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Fri, 12/30/2011

Dr. Neal Barnard, clinical researcher and author, talks about his latest book, "21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart: Boost Metabolism, Lower Cholesterol, and Dramatically Improve Your Health." He spoke at Powell's City of Books in September. His talk was recorded by Mel Reslor.

More information about 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart is available on Books on KBOO.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 11/24/11

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Mon, 12/05/2011
John Trudell speaks on "For Future Generations," a talk with poetry recorded on June 12th, 1998 at Westminister Church in Northeast Portland.

John Trudell is an acclaimed poet, national recording artist, actor and activist whose international following reflects the universal language of his words, work and message. Trudell (Santee Sioux) was a spokesperson for the Indian of All Tribes occupation of Alcatraz Island from 1969 to 1971. He then worked with the American Indian Movement (AIM), serving as Chairman of AIM from 1973 to 1979. In February of 1979, a fire of unknown origin killed Trudell's wife, three children and mother-in-law. It was through this horrific tragedy that Trudell began to find his voice as an artist and poet, writing, in his words, "to stay connected to this reality."

In 1982, Trudell began recording his poetry to traditional Native music and in 1983 he released his debut album Tribal Voice on his own Peace Company label. Trudell then teamed up with the late legendary Kiowa guitarist Jesse Ed Davis. Together, they recorded three albums during the 1980's. The first of these, AKA Graffiti Man, was released in 1986 and dubbed the best album of the year by Bob Dylan. AKA Graffiti Man served early notice of Trudell's singular ability to express fundamental truths through a unique mix of poetry, Native music, blues and rock.

  • Length: 58:29 minutes (53.54 MB)
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Special Programming: Public Affairs on 11/29/11

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Tue, 11/29/2011

Host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher speaks with Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of "The Nation," about her new book, "THE CHANGE I BELIEVE IN: Fighting for Progress in the Age of Obama." Vanden Heuvel offers her vision of how it is still possible to forge a politics of conviction.

Katrina vanden Heuvel is the Editor and Publisher of "The Nation." She is a frequent television commentator on American and international politics and writes a weekly online column for the Washington Post. Her blog, “Editor’s Cut,” appears at

  • Length: 41:21 minutes (37.85 MB)
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Special Programming: Public Affairs on 11/24/11

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Thu, 11/24/2011

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.

  • Length: 56:09 minutes (51.41 MB)
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1st congressional District candidate debate

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Mon, 11/07/2011

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.

  • Length: 60:30 minutes (55.39 MB)
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