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Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/07/09

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Wed, 10/07/2009 - 7:00am - 8:00pm
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A Special News and Public Affairs Day with Noam Chomsky, more of the EconVergence, and more

On Wednesday October 7th, join us for a Special News and Public Affairs Day!

We’ll bring you a recording of Noam Chomsky’s October 2nd appearance in Portland, as well as other featured speakers from the EconVergence.  You’ll also hear from Cornell West, Carl Dix, and other activists, authors, and political analysts.  Tune in for this stimulating KBOO Special, from 7am until 8pm.  And don't forget to call in to support KBOO with your financial contribution - 503-232-8818 or click on the 'Donate' jar above.  These talks will be available on CD as a thank you gift for your contribution to KBOO.

7 am - Democracy Now!

8 am - Noam Chomsky's Oct. 2 speech in Portland - Noam Chomsky was born on December 7, 1928 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Chomsky has written and lectured widely on linguistics, philosophy, intellectual history, contemporary issues, international affairs and U.S. foreign policy.

9:30 - “The Role of the Media: A Critical Assessment” with David Barsamian, Danny Schechter, Jo Ann Bowman, Jules Boykoff

11:00 - Cornel West and Carl Dix: The Ascendancy of Obama and the Continued Need for Resistance and Liberation

12:30 Ralph Nader: Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!

1:30 Vandana Shiva Sustainability & the World Food Crisis: Dr. Shiva talks about food crisis as a consequence of expansion in agribusiness—ultimately bringing destruction to local farmers-- and its
petrol-based production that heavily relies on chemical pesticide, which produces less nutritional value crops

2:00 The Financial Crisis: Causes, Lessons, and Solutions: Danny Schecter, Barbara Dudley, Eric Tymoigne, Robin Hahnel

3:00 Paul Cienfuegos: Corporate Constitutional Rights and The Rights of Nature and People

4:00 Democracy Now!

5:00 KBOO Evening News

6:00 The Best of Circle A Radio

7:00 Derrick Jensen - the author of Endgame, The Culture of Make Believe, and A Language Older than Words.  He was named one of Utne Reader’s “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World” and won the Eric Hoffer Award in 2008.

The Cost of the Military Machine, Portland Police Taken to Task, and Problems with Changing the Status Quo.

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Tue, 09/29/2009

 The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show
 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

 Abe wasn't here today, so Joe led the show thru 3 topics:
     The extreme costs of maintaining the Military Industrial Complex
     Portland Police recently paid $175,000 for Excessive Force in a police brutality law suit
     What are the problems in changing our Society for the better?

 

   

56:55 minutes (26.06 MB)

September 28 Old Mole Variety Hour

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Mon, 09/28/2009

 

56:27 minutes (32.31 MB)

Republican Gomorrah

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Mon, 09/28/2009

 

In his new book Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement that Shattered the Party, Max Blumenthal reports on and analyzes the pathological culture of the Christian Right and how they have taken over the party.  Here he talks with Bill Resnick about what he discovered and what it might mean for progressive politics.  Blumenthal will be speaking at Powell's on Burnside at 7:30 tonight (9/28/09).

14:08 minutes (8.09 MB)

Shalom Portland Sept 25 2009

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Fri, 09/25/2009

International Water Law professor Gabriel Eckstein, who serves as a neutral advisor to the Mideast peace process through the Geneva Accords discusses the accute water shortage in Israel/Palestine, the legal basis for claims on the water made by the parties, and the political process underway to find agreement through the Geneva process.

Houston based artist Alice Lok Cahana tells a story about the inspiration for the ceramic Torah scroll sculptures that were on display in Portland as part of the recent Yom Hashoah commemoration.

57:14 minutes (52.4 MB)

Shalom Portland on 09/25/09

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Fri, 09/25/2009 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Current events from a variety of Jewish Perspectives

Welcome to Shalom Portland
a show that brings you local, national, and international current events
from a variety of Jewish Perspectives

International Water Law professor Gabriel Eckstein, who serves as a neutral advisor to the Mideast peace process through the Geneva Accords discusses the accute water shortage in Israel/Palestine, the legal basis for claims on the water made by the parties, and the political process underway to find agreement through the Geneva process.

Houston based artist Alice Lok Cahana tells a story about the inspiration for the ceramic Torah scroll sculptures that were on display in Portland as part of the r

Reframing debate: bumper sticker zingers

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Sept 24 Press**Watch

The reactionaries in this country have long had a habit of creating simple sound bites to cover up complex issues.  These minimal memes are easy to remember and much easier than thinking issues out, so naturally they work for the business of herding people around.  The Left has long resented this practice, even as we see time and again that the practice works.  For example, the Right doesn't have to bother stating their desire to control women by forcing them to carry babies against their will--they just say "abortion kills babies" and let the lie work its magic.  The equation of a fertilized egg with a cute little baby might be unfair to honest debate, but they aren't interested in honest debate, they want mind control. 

Papers: The Movie - What happens when our Undocumented Youths turn 18?

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Wed, 09/23/2009

 Common Sense Talk Radio
 Hosted by Kayse Jama and Grassia Melendez

Today, Kayse and Grassia welcome some of the producers of the new film "Papers: The Movie" that deals with people's lives as they turn 18 without "Documentation."  In the Studio today were José Luis and Manuel Morales, student producers, and Eric Ward by phone from Chicago.

 The Dream Act

57:34 minutes (26.36 MB)

States Rights, The Federal Government, and the Obama Administration

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Tue, 09/22/2009

 The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show
 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

Today's topic is States' Rights, and how they relate to both the Federal Government and the Obama Administration.

 

56:16 minutes (25.76 MB)

What Obama Did Last Week

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Mon, 09/21/2009

What did President Obama accomplish last week?  What did he not do, and why?  What do we need to do to get what we hoped he would do?  Bill Resnick lays it out.   

4:55 minutes (2.82 MB)
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