Special Programming: Public Affairs

Episode Archive

Special Programming: Public Affairs

Air date: 
Wed, 11/26/2008 - 10:00am - 11:00am

 Melinda Bernert hosts a pilot program called "Media-ocrity," which looks at how local media covers or doesn't cover the issues we care about. She'll speak with Eric Boehlert, who writes for Media Matters about the layoff trend of newspapers and other media outlets. Layoffs of the most experienced and expensive employees leaves a huge hole in knowledge, institutional memory and experience. The Oregonian and Columbian have layed off 150 employees in the last nine months

Special Programming: Public Affairs

Air date: 
Mon, 11/24/2008 - 11:15am - 12:00pm

The topics are protesters and First Amendment rights and building solidarity among workers while staying clear of the law.

Special Programming: Public Affairs

Air date: 
Thu, 11/20/2008 - 11:15am - 12:00pm
Flashpoints is off again today. Instead we'll hear an interview about the out-sourcing of U.S. intelligence operations and a commentary on "The Myth of Thanksgiving."

Special Programming: Public Affairs

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Thu, 11/20/2008 - 9:30am - 10:30am
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The Digital Divide: A show on technology activism

How do the latest technologies affect our communities? How can we use science to benefit society and how do we keep it from harming us? KBOO's The Digital Divide attempts to answer these questions and ask a few of our own through interviews, recordings, and commentary. The show touches upon such issues as open source, privacy, transparency, intellectual property, free speech, accessibility, hacking, net neutrality, file sharing, piracy, social networking, pollution, bioethics and more.

The program begins with a roundup of technology news from around the world and then provides in-depth feature stories from a variety of reporters. In our pilot show we cover the recent elections - how technology was used to get out the vote and also prevent it.  We feature an interview with one of the communications collective members for those who protested the Republican National Convention.  We'll also hear from Tim Jones of the Electronic Frontier Foundation on what to expect from an Obama administration and what changes they are proposing be made to improve our digital civil liberties.

Special Programming: Public Affairs

Air date: 
Wed, 11/19/2008 - 11:15am - 12:00pm

Flashpoints is off today. Instead we feature the program Law and Disorder with:

A look at a suit against police in Pittsburgh brought by two people who were tasered multiple times even after they were arrested and put in police custody.

National Lawyers Guild attorney Maunica Sthanki to discuss the transfer of thousands of prisoners from detention centers in New York City to South Texas.

Special Programming: Public Affairs

Air date: 
Mon, 11/17/2008 - 11:15am - 12:00pm

Corporate Watchdog Radio host Francesca Rheannon interviews Dr. Jill Stein on Environmental Threats to Healthy Aging based on a recent report on the subject.

Special Programming: Public Affairs

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Sat, 11/15/2008 - 11:15am - 1:00pm

Hear a round table discussion on the results of the election moderated by Dave Mazza.

Special Programming: Public Affairs

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Thu, 11/13/2008 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Dave Mazza speaks with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright about foreign policy.

Special Programming: Public Affairs

Air date: 
Thu, 11/06/2008 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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In-depth dissection of the election.

Whatever happens on election day, KBOO will be there for the real scoop on what’s going down.  Tonight we bring you an in-depth dissection of the election.

Special Programming: Public Affairs

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Air date: 
Wed, 11/05/2008 - 11:15am - 1:00pm

Dave Mazza hosts a round table discussion on the results of the election with KBOO hosts Jo Ann Bowman, Per Fagereng, Theresa Mitchell and a variety of guests.

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Susan Lindauer: The Real Road to Ruins or 'How to Succeed in Terror Without Really Trying'

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Wed, 09/14/2011

The Road to Ruins

Former CIA Asset,  political prisoner and author Susan Lindauer, knows where all the bodies are buried - she worked for The Company that made the shovels...Lindauer joins us by phone from her place in DC for a KBOO Community radio 9/11Special.  All the things you want to know about the terrorist attacks but were afraid to ask.  Starting with, 'Who's a terrorist now, eh? Ten years after the fact, that is the question, is it not:  Who really is perpetrating terror around the world - from villagers in Waziristan hit by a firey ball of gawd-knows-what from who-knows-where to the hallowed hall of the United Nations?  Lindauer not only looks into the abyss,she went camping there. 

  • Length: 36:59 minutes (33.86 MB)
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Francis Moore Lappé: Shifting from "thought-traps" to EcoMind to re-create our world

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Wed, 09/14/2011

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" she aims to dissolve feelings of powerlessness and stimulate imagination and ingenuity.

Labor Day Special: Participatory Economics

program date: 
Tue, 09/13/2011

 

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

Hahnel is a radical economist and political activist. Politically he considers himself a proud product of the New Left and is sympathetic to libertarian socialism. He has been active in many social movements and organizations for forty years, notably as a participant in student movements opposed to the American invasion of South Vietnam, more recently with the Southern Maryland Greens, a local chapter of the Maryland Green Party, and the Green Party of the United States. Hahnel's work in economic theory and analysis is informed by the work of Marx, Keynes, Piero Sraffa, Michał Kalecki, and Joan Robinson, among others. He has served as a visiting professor or economist in Cuba, Peru, and England.

Produced by Jamie Partridge of Labor Radio. 

 

Human Rights and Civil Liberties; Ten years After 9/11

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Fri, 09/09/2011

   There is no one better to address these issues than  guest Michael Ratner. He is an author, an attorney and the President emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights , (CCR).  As president he helped lead the fight to demand due process for the prisoners locked in Guantanamo.  Over the past decade the CCR has used lawsuits, lobbying and public education to end the government's use of torture and extraordinary rendition. They've also played an important role in challenging the governments use of illegal and intrusive methods of  surveillance against American Citizens. In this interview he talks about the National Security State we now live in. The legacy of  9/11 we leave our children.

Board candidate forum - Part 2 - 8/30/2011

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program date: 
Tue, 08/30/2011

KBOO Board Candidate Forum - part two

Get to know the candidates running for the KBOO Board in this on-air forum. This station belongs to its members, and you can participate in selecting the KBOO Board this September.

  • Length: 62:34 minutes (35.8 MB)
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Susan Lindauer, author of "Extreme Prejudice: The Terrifying Story of the Patriot Act and the Cover Ups of 9/11 and Iraq"

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Thu, 08/04/2011

Presswatch is on break this week. Instead Chris Andreae interviews Susan Lindauer, a former Congressional staffer who served as a U.S. Intelligence Asset covering Libya and Iraq at the United Nations, as a back channel on matters of anti-terrorism from 1993 to 2002. In the summer of 2001, her team warned about a major terrorist attack involving airplane hijackings and a strike on the World Trade Center. She is the author of Extreme Prejudice: The Terrifying Story of the Patriot Act and the Cover Ups of 9/11 and Iraq.

Susan Lindauer speaks in Portland:
8pm Thursday August 4th 2011 – Lucky Labrador Tavern – Community Meeting Room , 915 SE Hawthorne Street – Portland Oregon

Open Reservoirs and Governments

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program date: 
Thu, 05/12/2011

 

Open Reservoirs and Governments 

This edition of Democracy Here explores the difference between engineered- and informed consent of the governed using the context of Portland’s current plans to take open reservoirs off-line and replacing them with new underground storage tanks.

The plan to bury the reservoirs is controversial: the city says they are forced to spend a half a billion dollars in order to comply with a federal regulation, while citizen groups say that the water bureau is fast tracking projects to the same cozy consultants who wrote the regulation and that the water bureau could work more earnestly on obtaining relief.   

This edition of DemocracyHere! features:

Interviews with public health and infectious disease specialists;

Sounds from the earth-day rally at city hall in support of our natural water system;

Information on how lower income citizens will be affected by the increase in water rates;

Interviews with Floy Jones for the citizen-activist perspective and Kent Craford for an alliance of local businesses;

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Voices of government officials ranging from Portland Water Bureau Administrator David Shaff to the EPA administrator Lisa Jackson.     
 


Engineering techniques to look for in the interviews include:

Emotional appeal trumps reasoned argument;

Government is your daddy;

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Hurry up, its an emergency;

 

 

The concluding to-do list contains:

Learn about the open reservior issue;

Call or write your city commissioner;

and

Attend the rate hearing at city hall on May 18th at 10:15 am.

 

TimmyG and Happy from StumpTown Kilts

program date: 
Wed, 05/11/2011

Did you know that Portland is a great place to be an entreprenuer- to start a small business even in a downturn economy?  TimmyG and Happy from Stumptown Kilts will provide you with the information you need to be a successful entreprenuer. 

  • Length: 31:20 minutes (28.68 MB)
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Stephanie Cooke on the history of nuclear accidents

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Fri, 04/29/2011

The History of Nuclear Accidents and Mistakes: An interview with Stephanie Cooke, journalist and author of In Mortal Hands, A Cautionary History of the Nuclear Age.

http://www.stephaniescooke.com/blog/

  • Length: 19:34 minutes (17.91 MB)
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An interview with Larry Gail of Friends of Chidamoyo

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program date: 
Fri, 03/04/2011

The Chidamoyo Christian Hospital in Zimbabwe has been .  Chidamoyo is located in northern Zimbabwe and provide invaluable services to the people in their surrounding areas, many of whom are subsistence farmers.
They provide a wide range of care including both in-patient and out-patient treatment along with laboratory, x-ray and pharmaceutical services. Many of the patients treated are either infants or those suffering from AIDS related illnesses.
 Kathy McCarty, a Nurse Practioner who has been working at this rural mission hospital for 28 years, and others at Chidamoyo Hospital are using to keep the hospital afloat so as to serve as many patients as possible with dignity, love, kindness, and the best medical service possible under the circumstances. Kathy has no phone access, and suggested we talk with Larry Gail, a supporter of the hospital who lives in Seattle.

Donations can be sent to :
Chidamoyo Christian Hospital, c/o Sue Beckstead, P.O. Box 714, Sebastopol, CA  95473.
Donations of medical supplies, etc.:
Chidamoyo Christian Hospital, c/o Sue Beckstead, 8400 Appleseed Way, Sebastopol, CA 95472.

Medical Teams International (MTI) (a large international aid organization out of Portland), has very generously committed to provide Chidamoyo Hospital with up to $700,000 worth of brand new medicines, equipment and supplies from the hospital's Needs List that we provided to MTI for review.  All that is required is that we raise $22,000 to cover MTI's procurement and shipping costs.

Information about MTI
http://www.medicalteams.org/sf/Home.aspx

 



 

  • Length: 13:55 minutes (12.73 MB)
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