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Special Programming: Public Affairs on 07/18/13

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Thu, 07/18/2013 - 9:00am - 9:30am
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Author & teacher Stuart Perrin interviewed on trafficking women, and what's being done to stop it.

Trafficking women and girls into sexual slavery is a global nightmare.  Over half a million women are sold across international borders, the vast majority of them are sold into sexual slavery.  This happens the world over, and the US is no exception.

Stuart Perrin was working in Nepal when he became acutely aware of this issue.  In response he started The Bahini Foundation, and created a safe place for girls escaping trafficking in Nepal.  

Stuart has re-established The Bahini Foundation in Oregon, and is continuing to find ways to educate the public on the horrors faced by girls sold into sexual exploitation.  He has written the novel Little Sisters based on his work in this area.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 07/17/13

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Wed, 07/17/2013 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
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Bill McKibben live

As the planet lurches past 400 parts per million concentrations of CO2, the moment has come for all of us to do hard, important, powerful things to combat climate change. The last two weeks of July are, statistically, the hottest stretch of the year.  As part the nationally coordinated Summer Heat actions, Bill McKibben, author and co-founder of 350.org, will speak this Wednesday July 17th, in Vancouver, Washington to talk about climate change and the movement to turn it around.  KBOO will broadcast his talk live.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 07/04/13

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Thu, 07/04/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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The American Dream and the Chinese Dream

Theresa Mitchell, host of Presswatch, and Per Fagereng, host of Fight the Empire, combine forces to host a special program for July 4th on "The American Dream and the Chinese Dream."

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 06/17/13

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Mon, 06/17/2013 - 10:00am - 10:15am
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Local News

Host Per Fagereng interviews Moji Agha about the results of the Iranian elections.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 05/30/13

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Thu, 05/30/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Indigenous Experience NW

LIVE BROADCAST from the Indigenous Experience NW

Community, Family, and Tradition are MEDICINE WITHIN.

Scottish Rite Center

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 05/24/13

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Fri, 05/24/2013 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
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The Vanport flood and racism in Portland: sixty five years later

Sixty five years ago, 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.

On Friday May 24th, from 8 am to noon, KBOO presented a special program on the Vanport flood and racism in Portland, sixty five years later.

We featured historians and archived audio, as well as a discussion led by PSU professor and activist Walidah Imarisha asking ‘Why are there so few black people in Oregon’.

Listen to the full three hours by clicking the link above, or individual segments below:

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 05/22/13

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Wed, 05/22/2013 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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Panel on The Portland Women’s Movement: Fighting for Ideas and Dollars

Live Broadcast on KBOO: Panel on The Portland Women’s Movement, Part 3: Building: Fighting for Ideas and Dollars

Organized by the History of Social Justice Organizing & the Center for Women, Politics and Policy

Where: 2nd floor Gallery, Urban Affairs Building, Portland State University, 506 SW Mill, Portland

Free and open to the public

Ten years before gaining official recognition as a program, female students and professors met to plan and implement the inclusion of Women's Studies courses at Portland State University. They held an event in the school’s ballroom and began offering ad hoc classes., later hiring a coordinator. Eventually Women’s Studies became an official program and then a department offering a major.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 05/17/13

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Fri, 05/17/2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Carrie Mae Weems

Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video - exhibit at Portland Art Museum ends on Sunday May 19, 2013

At the February 3 opening lecture for Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video, internationally noted contemporary artist Carrie Mae Weems reflected on some of the major themes in her thought-provoking photographic and video work, including an overarching commitment to promote justice as it relates to race, gender, and class issues.

Born and raised in Portland, Ore., Carrie Mae Weems is internationally recognized for her powerful photography-based art that investigates issues of race, gender, and societal class.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 05/08/13

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Wed, 05/08/2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Illahee lecture LIVE on KBOO

Jeffrey Clements: Who Owns Our Government?

Live broadcast of the final talk in the 2013 Illahee Lecture Series.

AN ATTORNEY AND AUTHOR, Clements is the co-founder of Free Speech for People, a national, non-partisan campaign challenge the creation of Constitutional rights for corporations, overturn Citizens United v. FEC, and strengthen American democracy and self-government. Clements is the author of Corporations Are Not People (2012).

Links to the past 2013 Illahee lectures broadcast on KBOO

http://illahee.org/

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?

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Beyond Ferguson Panel

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Fri, 10/10/2014

Beyond Ferguson - Conversation and Action - A panel discussion recorded at Lewis Clark College on September 11, 2014 at Templeton Campus Center, Council Chambers. (It was broadcast on KBOO as part of News and Public Affairs Day on October 10th, 2014.)

The shooting of Michael Brown occurred on August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown, an unarmed black man, was shot to death by a white police officer, Darren Wilson. This panel shares reactions and directions for the future.

The panel is moderated by Cathy Busha, Director of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement at Lewis and Clark College.

Speakers:
Lewis & Clark Professor Reiko Hillyer, S. Bobbin Singh, J.D., Executive Director Oregon Justice Resource Center, and community activists Giovanni Blair McKenzie and Lakeitha Elliott for “Beyond Ferguson - Conversation and Action.”  
Also participating in the Forum Michael Crenshaw, KBOO co-manager.

Craig Lewis: Punk Rock, Mental Illness and Recovery

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Sun, 10/05/2014
Craig Lewis is a punk rock mental health and recovery advocate, member of the Boston punk rock scene, Upheaval Fanzine editor, and the author of 'Better Days - A Mental Health Recovery Workbook". He has also recently edited 'You're Crazy' Volume One which featuresfirst-hand accounts of punks dealing with mental illness, addiction and trauma.

Craig came to KBOO on October 4, 2014 to talk about his work, and the talk he'll be making at the Red and Black Cafe 400 SE 12th Ave, on Wednesday October 8th titled "PUNK ROCK, MENTAL ILLNESS and RECOVERY".

More information can be found at

http://www.redandblackcafe.com/event/punk-rock-mental-illness-and-recove...

Punksinrecovery.com
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Arun Gupta: Compromises dampened impact of Climate March

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Thu, 10/02/2014
Arun Gupta is a founding editor of the Indypendent magazine and was a founding editor of the Occupy Wall Street Journal.  He's currently working on a book about the local food movement.

His two most recent articles:
How the People’s Climate March Became a Corporate PR Campaign

and

To Fight the Unpredictable Effects of Climate Change, We Need an Unpredictable Movement

sparked controversy among the left, and an article by march organizers who, as Gupta put it, 'claim credit for the Flood Wall Street action after refusing to back it or promote it': What’s Wrong With the Radical Critique of the People’s Climate March

Arun was at KBOO's studios as part of our All-Day Special on 'Turning the Tide on Climate Change', and spoke about these and other issues.
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Prisoner Support: Inside and Outside Incarceration (not yet aired)

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Thu, 06/05/2014
With Coyote Sheff and Petey- Former prisoners
Coyote Sheff was released from a Nevada state prison back in November of 2013. He never rested while in prison, starting an Anarchist Black Cross chapter at the prison he was in to actively sticking up for his comrades and taking part in prison rebellions to protest different policies or actions by the prison administration. Coyote Sheff and Petey will be talking about their own respective experiences, stressing the importance of prisoner support during incarceration and after, supporting prison struggles from providing reading material to an anarchist reading group inside the prison walls to the many ways those on the outside can support prison rebellions.
Coyote Sheff's writings can be found at various blogs and sites on the web. For more info on Eric McDavid, discussed in this panel: http://supporteric.org/ More info on radical eco-prisoners: http://www.ecoprisoners.org/
A new website to support prisoners and prison resistance, mentioned in the panel: http://supportprisonerresistance.net

For complete schedule of panels and more information about the Law and Disorder Conference, go to: https://lawandisorder.wordpress.com/
Other audio from the conference available at kboo.fm/audio:
http://kboo.fm/content/prisonimperialismhowtheusisspreadingarepressiveincar
http://kboo.fm/content/massimprisonmentisprisonslavery


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March Against Monsanto Portland 2014

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Tue, 05/27/2014
Complete (lightly edited) audio from March Against Monsanto rally at Shemanski Park In Portland, May 24, 2014. Includes some music.
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Thom Hartmann in Portland: The Crash of 2016

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Thu, 05/22/2014
Thom Hartmann speaking in Portland on May 2, 2014 at First Unitarian Church about his latest book: The Crash of 2016, The plot to Destroy America and what we can do to stop it. 

The book covers the currents of policy and economics that are converging on the year 2016 to possibly plunge us back into a depression deeper than the one we just survived. He also offers his prescription for the tools we need to employ to dull the effect of this eventuality. 

After Thom's talk was a panel with several local activists, who discussed their take on the issues. 
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John Nichols: 28th Amendment Roadshow

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Wed, 05/14/2014
John Nichols speaking in Portland on May 4th 2014, during the 28th Amendment Roadshow.
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Mass Imprisonment is Prison Slavery

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Tue, 05/13/2014
https://lawandisorder.wordpress.com/
Mass Imprisonment is Prison Slavery
JoNina Abron-Ervin & Lorenzo Ervin
Recorded and produced by Paul Roland, Public Affairs volunteer producer

Summary
More people are incarcerated in U.S. prisons and jails than in any other country in the world. With just five percent of the world’s population, America has twenty-five percent of the world’s prison population. This workshop will examine how the “war” on drugs led to the current mass imprisonment of people of color, who comprise half of the over two million people incarcerated in U.S. prisons and jails; how mass imprisonment has devastated poor and low income communities of color; why mass imprisonment is slavery; and proposals for how to organize people of color to fight to end mass imprisonment.

Contact info:

Memphis Black Autonomy Federation
P.O. Box 16382
Memphis, TN 38186-0382
(901) 674-8430
organize.the.hood@gmail.com

Ida B. Wells Coalition Against Racism and Police Brutality, Kansas City
idabwellsinkc@gmail.com (505) 205-7909

"Prison Imperialism: How the US is Spreading a Repressive Incarceration Model Around the World"

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Tue, 05/13/2014

Presentation at the Law and Disorder Conference at Portland State University, May 11, 2014 by James Patrick Jordan, Alliance for Global Justice (http://www.afgj.org) (Recorded and produced by Paul Roland)
http://www.lawanddisorder.wordpress.com
Alliance for Global Justice Headquarters

225 E. 26th St., Suite 1
Tucson, AZ 85713
202-540-8336
afgj@afgj.org, james@afgj.org

The US Bureau of Prisons and USAID have been quietly investing in prison construction and helping restructure penal systems in a variety of countries around the world—usually countries with militaries that are heavily subsidized by the US government, that have been directly invaded by the US military, or that are linked to the US through Free Trade Agreements. These countries include Colombia, Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Honduras, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Mexico and elsewhere. These efforts are often referred to as the “New Penitentiary Culture”. This “prison imperialism” has its roots in the 2000 accord known as the Program for the Improvement of the Colombian Prison System. Since this accord was implemented, there has been a disproportionately large increase in the general prison population and even more so in the number of political prisoners. Reports of torture in the jails have sky-rocketed. The first Colombian prison constructed with US funding, La Tramacua, is notorious for its bad conditions. In fact, UN, Colombian government agencies and an international NGO have, on three different occasions found fecal contamination of prison food. At La Tramacua, prisoners only have access to fresh water for an average of 10 minutes a day. This workshop will not only shed light on US “prison imperialism”, but will focus as well on the domestic and international struggle against the US model of mass incarceration, neglect and abuse of those we call “Prisoners of Empire.”


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ALEC Investigative Report: On the influence of ALEC in Oregon

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Fri, 05/09/2014
During KBOO's all-day special program on KBOO titled Fighting the Neoliberal Agenda on Friday, May 9th, KBOO listeners heard the first report-back from KBOO’s investigative reporting team on the impact of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) on legislation and legislators in the state of Oregon. Two of these reporters were asked to leave a conference hosted by ALEC at the Kansas City, Missouri Marriott hotel in the first week of May 2014.  The reporters, Mike Klepfer and Yana Maximova, traveled to Kansas City to shadow Oregon legislators with ties to ALEC and to try to identify those business interests that interact with legislators in an effort to update existing lists of businesses affiliated with ALEC.

KBOO recently received a grant from the Fund for Investigative Journalism to do an investigation on ALEC influence in Oregon.

The American Legislative Exchange Council is a tax-exempt, 501(c)3 charitable organization that has existed since the 1960s. In recent years, it has become infamous in its efforts to influence members of state legislatures throughout the country to adopt model legislation ALEC creates through various industry "task forces" that focus on corporate interests. Although the most famous of these, the so called "Stand Your Ground" law, received much attention in the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting, many others quietly become law. Examples range from legislation that prevents farmers from protesting the nearby plantings of genetically modified seeds to requiring users of solar panels to pay a subsidy to utility companies. Other task forces highlight efforts to, among others, reduce the advocacy of labor, to increase the prevalence of private prisons and to inhibit the ability of states to dictate protocols for identifying railcar contents.

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