No Beginning Too Small
KBOO Community Radio will feature a full day of hard-hitting, high-energy public affairs programming “No Beginning Too Small.” From 7am to 7pm, KBOO will present a diverse array of public affairs programs, which focuses on solutions and alternatives. The special day of programming will include on-air pitches to raise ten thousand dollars in a single day!
As a source for alternative news, public affairs and music programs, KBOO decided to take the opportunity to spur proactive, heartening dialogue about issues of relevance to local, national and international audiences. Invited guests include Jim Hightower, author and radio personality with his daily “Common Sense Commentary”; Laura Flanders author and producer of Radio Nation on Air America Radio; Ariel Gore, creator of Hip Mama magazine; Malik Rahim co-founder of Common Ground Relief in New Orleans; William McDonough, visionary urban designer and author of The Next Industrial Revolution and Cradle to Cradle, and many more.
Topics to be covered include:
· Elections/self-determination – focusing on local participation
· Environment/climate change - featuring from local groups engaging in permaculture and community building, as well as real practical alternative energy and urban community solutions
· Alternative economics – featuring Cascadia Hours Exchange, Small is Beautiful (Schumacher Society, focusing on local economies)
· Community building in the midst of destruction – focusing the amazing and hopeful story of how a grassroots, community-based relief agency rose out of the destruction of Hurricane Katrina, and continues to grow and rebuild New Orleans.
· Global peace/conflict resolution – recognizing that January 31st is the anniversary of the Tet offensive - the turning point of the Vietnam War, about effective anti-war organizing to bring an end to war and humanity to our 'enemies', and ways to resolve conflicts through mediation - from a local to a global level.
· Radical parenting and unschooling - forum with local rad parents and kids