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Breaking Up Big Banks and Challenging Immigrant Deportations

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Mon, 01/18/2016 - 10:00am - 10:15am
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Between the Lines Radio

Air Cascadia is off today. 

Instead we'll hear Between the Lines featuring stories on how breaking up America's big banks is the key to averting future financial crises and how advocacy groups are challenging the latest ICE immigrant deportations.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. December 7, 1964 London

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Mon, 01/18/2016 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. December 7, 1964 London
More Talk Radio is off today.

As the world is celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we present this special program from the Pacifica Radio Archives, the newly discovered public address by Dr. King, delivered on December 7th, 1964 in London, just 1 day before he left for Oslo to accept his Nobel Peace Prize. 

A group called Christian Action invited Dr. King to address a London audience on the topic of South Africa in early 1964. When Dr. King was notified that he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, he decided to combine these two events on the same trip.

Pacifica European Correspondent Saul Bernstein was there to record what we think is the only recording in existence of the entire speech.

Two Novels About War & Family: The Blue Between Sky And Water & The Center Of The World

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Thu, 01/14/2016 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Two Novels About War & Family: The Blue Between Sky And Water & The Center Of The World

Both Between the Covers and Words and Pictures are off today. Words and Pictures will air next Thursday, 1/21, at 11:40am, with Boxtrolls directors Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi.

Today we'll hear a program from the series Writer's Voice with host FRANCESCA RHEANNON.

Two novels reveal the devastating impact of war on families and those families' resilience in the face of tragedy. First, The Blue Between Sky And Water by Susan Abulhawa and then, The Center Of The World by Jacqueline Sheehan. 


Zapatista rebellion - 21 years later

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Fri, 01/01/2016 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
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Interview with John Holloway
From 5 - 5:30 will be a special year-end edition of Making Contact!

Then, from 5:30 - 6, we honor the anniversary of the 1994 Zapatista rebellion:

Tim Flannery - Atmosphere of Hope

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Fri, 01/01/2016 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Tim Flannery - Atmosphere of Hope

Australian scientist & author of "The Weather Makers" on new book "Atmosphere of Hope". Despite what he knows, Tim Flannery explains new "natural" based tech that may prevent climate catastrophe.

Tim Flannery speech recorded at the Town Hall in Seattle November 12, 2015 by Mike McCormick of talkingsticktv and Media Matters. 

From the series Radio Ecoshock. http://www.ecoshock.org/

Syrian Tragedy: Causes, Consequences, and Options

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Fri, 01/01/2016 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Syrian Tragedy: Causes, Consequences, and Options

From the series Global Voices for Justice we hear an overview of Syrian history from independence until the quagmire war, ISIS, and involvement of Russia, US, and Western Europe with Professor Stephen Zunes.

Global Voices for Justice organization; can be reached at globalvoicesforjustice.org 

Life Hacks

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Fri, 01/01/2016 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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How to "Adult" Tips and Hacks for a Happy New Year
Kristin Yount will be here to talk about life hacks:how to adult in 2016.
There will be some uplifting music to ring in the new year. If you want to share your favorite life hack go on and call in and share.

Paul Street: The Vicious Cycle of Racism

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Thu, 12/31/2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Special program on Racism in the US
Paul Street speaks based on his years at the Chicago Urban League and resident of Chicago. He is the former Vice President for Research and Planning and Director of Research at The Chicago Urban League (from 2000 through 2005), where he published numerous grant-funded studies including The Vicious Circle: Race, Prison, Jobs and Community in Chicago, Illinois, and the Nation (October 2002) and Still Separate, Unequal: Race, Place, Policy and the State of Black Chicago (2005).

In Memory of John Trudell

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Thu, 12/31/2015 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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What it means to be a human being
When John Trudell died on December 8, 2015, many were at a loss how to explain in a few words what he meant to them: Santee Sioux poet, philosopher, musician and warrior came to mind and the commercial media added his roles in films and the films made about him.

TUC: Trudell grew up on and around the Santee Sioux

Feminist current: What will a liberal government mean for Indigenous Canadians

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Thu, 12/31/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Featuring Pamela Palmater
On October 19 the Liberal Party of Canada won a majority government, beating out the much maligned Harper Conservatives. Liberal Party leader, Justin Trudeau, has made a number of commitments to minority groups, including women and Indigenous communities.

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Special Programming: Public Affairs 8/23/2013

program date: 
Fri, 08/23/2013

Part 2 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: 63:14 minutes (57.9 MB)
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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)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 80Kbps (CBR)

The effects of fluoridating chemicals on the environment and especially on salmon.

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program date: 
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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program date: 
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.

 

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