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Wednesday Talk Radio on 08/14/13

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Wed, 08/14/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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City of Portland Workers Rally for a Fair Contract Today
City of Portland Workers Rally for a Fair Contract Today

Hundreds of city workers including water treatment operators, street pavers, sewer cleaners, and mechanics will converge in downtown Portland’s Chapman Square on Wednesday afternoon for a free community concert and solidarity rally to draw attention to their current contract negotiations with the City of Portland.  In support of their contract fight, union members and community supporters will call on City Council to weigh in on negotiations and direct management to bargain in good faith with the District Council of Trade Unions, a coalition of seven unions that operate jointly in bargaining with the City of Portland. 

Host Lisa Loving speaks with some of the workers about their fight.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 08/07/13

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Wed, 08/07/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Muslims for Peace
Muslims for Peace

This weekend is Eid al Fitr, and the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Southwest Portland is -- like Muslim communities all over the world -- holding a big celebration. Our guest is Harris Zafar,  National Spokesperson for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA - the oldest Muslim organization in the United States. He'll be talking about the Ahmadiyya Community’s nationwide “Muslims for Peace” initiative (www.MuslimsForPeace.org) .
Active across its 70+ chapters throughout the country, the program encourages youth -- particularly Muslim  youth -- to speak out about the true, peaceful and tolerant teachings of Islam.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 07/24/13

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Wed, 07/24/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The Twenty Top Generic Drugs Delayed By Industry Payoffs

New Research by the Public Interest Research Group shows people with cancer, heart disease, and other serious conditions are forced to pay ten times more than necessary for medication. Host Lisa Loving's guest is OSPIRG's Jesse O'Brien.

Is your health impacted by Big Pharma?  We want to hear from you. Call in 503-231-8187.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 07/03/13

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Wed, 07/03/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Examining the political ideas behind our government and communities

On the eve of Independence day we take a look at ideas -- the political ideas that shape our government and our communities. Our guest is local novelist Robert Peate, whose newest book, 'Sisyphus Shrugged' http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17687581-sisyphus-shrugged is 'a response to Ayn Rand.' Which are the most critical ideas you see playing out in the daily headlines, in Congress and in the transit area of the Moscow airport?

Wednesday Talk Radio on 06/26/13

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Wed, 06/26/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Reclaiming the Willamette River for recreational uses

This summer we have two chances to jump into the Willamette River with a thousand of our new BFFs with the World Float, Friday, July 5, and Big Float 3 on July 28. Our guests are event organizer Will Levenson and inspirational swimmer Michelle Macy on reclaiming the Willamette River.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 06/19/13

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Wed, 06/19/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Shafia Monroe and the International Center for Traditional Childbirth
 
The International Center for Traditional Childbirth in Portland is holding a special event for Black moms and moms to be this month. We spend the hour with founder Shafia Monroe, who has built connections between Black communities and county health workers to address the infant mortality rate in African and African American families -- the highest in our region.
 

Wednesday Talk Radio on 06/05/13

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Wed, 06/05/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Building a community of support and services around families impacted by Alzheimer's

We're checking in with Jon Bartholomew and our friends at the Alzheimer's Association of Oregon, the only group working to get ahead of what will be one of the biggest public health issues of our time. Have you or someone you know been diagnosed with Alzheimer's -- or are you worrying they will be? Tune in and learn about the incredible work of the Alzheimer's Association of Oregon.

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Journalist Robert Hunziker on the politics of climate change

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Wed, 08/26/2015
Host Paul Roland speaks again with cutting-edge climate journalist Robert Hunziker from Los Angeles. They will discuss the Children's Trust lawsuit and critical information that has come to light in the discovery process; Pope Francis' upcoming address to the U.S. Congress; the Totem Pole Journey en route to the Northern Cheyenne in Montana and the crucial role of indigenous people in the climate struggle; and Ted Cruz as a pivotal figure, with his Koch Brothers connections, holding the line against the rising movement to curtail climate disaster.

Robert Hunziker (MA, economic history, DePaul University) is a freelance writer and environmental journalist whose articles have been translated into foreign languages and appeared in over 50 journals, magazines, and sites worldwide, like Z magazine, European Project on Ocean Acidification, Ecosocialism Canada, Climate Himalaya, Counterpunch, Dissident Voice, Comite Valmy, and UK Progressive. He has been interviewed about climate change on Pacifica Radio, KPFK, KBOO, Indymedia On Air, and the World View Show/UK, as well as Thom Hartmann's Big Picture, and Norman B's Life Elsewhere, 88.5 WMNF. 
He can be reached at rlhunziker@gmail.com. 
 He offered to provide the 31-page Discovery Report by Dr. James Hansen for the Children's Trust lawsuit mentioned on the show. The Report is also attached below.
 
Recent articles:

http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/08/17/children-fight-governmental-climate-policies/
http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/05/06/pope-francis-in-washington-dc/

http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/08/21/dismantling-ted-cruzs-global-warming-statement/
http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/08/11/first-it-was-the-polar-bears-now-...
http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/08/03/the-perfectly-nasty-ocean-storm/

Other groups and projects mentioned on the show:
http://totempolejourney.com/

http://ourchildrenstrust.org/
https://floodthesystem.net/
http://www.nolngexports.org/contact-decision-makers/
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KEEP NESTLE OUT OF THE GORGE!

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Wed, 08/19/2015
Cascade Locks resident and Native activist Anna Mae Leonard is on a five-day fast at Cascade Locks City Hall, asking the City Council to withdraw its joint request for a water rights swap allowing the Swiss-based multinational Nestle Corporation to build a water-bottling plant there.  She joins host Paul Roland on the phone from Cascade Locks, along with Julia DeGraw of Food and Water Watch in the KBOO studio. 

The regionally unprecedented water swap request was made jointly with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife in April to the Oregon Water Resources Department  If approved by the department, the city would transfer the rights to pure spring water from Oxbrow Spring, located near Oxbow Hatchery on the east side of Cascade Locks for its own muncipal ground water. The city would then sell up to 118 million gallons a year of the spring water to Nestle for bottling in its proposed 250,000-square-foot plant.

The local forest-protection group BARK and the NW branch of Food and Water Watch have been leading the fight to stop this project, which they say would effectively privatize a vital water resource and diminish the quality of water flowing into the Columbia River. 

In May, E. Austin Green, Jr., Chairmand of the Tribal Council of the Conferedated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation, sent a letter to Governor Kate Brown requesting that she reconsider allowing the swap without a public interest review. An intervention from Warm Springs and/or the other Columbia River treaty tribes based on their treaty rights could prove a formidable obstacle to Nestle's privatization scheme. Because Oxbow Spring water is of higher quality and almost certainly colder than the well water proposed to substitute it, the swap would likely affect the health of the salmon and other fish that the tribes have treaty-guaranteed rights to. (See http://www.portlandmercury.com/portland/a-leak-in-the-bottle/Content?oid=16137706 on this issue.)

Leonard is part of the Native fishing community on the river and has organized N'chi-wana Fishing People Against Nestle to bring the Native community into the issue along with local Cascade Locks residents (The Local Water Alliance) and the environmental groups opposed to the water-bottling plant.  

If you agree that Nestlé is a raw deal for Oregon contact the governor today:

Here is Governor Brown’s number: 503-378-4582, you can send her a message here: http://www.oregon.gov/gov/Pages/share-your-opinion.aspx, or best yet a letter:

Office of the Governor
160 State Capitol
900 Court Street
Salem, OR 97301-4047

Also , there's an on-line petition:
http://forcechange.com/9249/say-no-to-water-privatization-stop-nestle-from-taking-over-the-columbia-river-gorge/

For more information:

https://keepnestleout.wordpress.com/

http://bark-out.org/project/nestle-water-bottling-proposal

http://stopnestlewaters.org/about

http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/


Personal and social resiliency in the face of an uncertain future

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Wed, 08/12/2015
Host Paul Roland speaks with guest John Daggett about the theory and practice of Resiliency. In the face of climate chaos and economic breakdown, we need to become more resilient, both personally and socially. Daggett draws upon a long career in teaching, school administration and active participation in community and school resilience projects.  

Building on the seminal work on resilient chldren of Emmy Werner and Ruth Smith (Vulnerable but Invincilbe,Overcoming the Odds) and of Nan Henderson and Mile Milstein (Resiliency in the Schools), Daggett has both taught resiliency and assisted in the founding of BARC (Building a Resilient Community) in Ashland, OR. 

Links/resources mentioned on show:


http://www.search-institute.org/

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Against the Fossil-fueled Patriarchal Death Cult

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Wed, 08/05/2015

More conversation of the deranged fossil fuel machine that has us all in its death grip. Call-ins on the ShellNo action last week and relections on the "nature of the beast."

Opening and closing song: "The Oil Song 2010" by Steve Forbert: https://steveforbert.bandcamp.com/track/the-oil-song-2010

To get involved and contribute to ongoing campaigns against the fossil fuel machine and global climate change:

http://www.climate-action-coalition.org/doku.php

https://portlandrisingtide.org/

http://350pdx.org/

https://www.facebook.com/shellnoactioncouncil

https://www.facebook.com/GreenpeacePNW

http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/

https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/help-seattle-say-shell-no




Some of the articles mentioned on the program:

http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/08/03/the-perfectly-nasty-ocean-storm/

http://www.nofrackingway.us/2015/08/04/biggest-new-source-of-global-warming-fracking/

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/08/is-anywhere-on-earth-safe-from-climate-change/400304/

http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2015/0803/California-Rocky-Fire-why-it-fits-a-global-trend

https://theconversation.com/the-scariest-part-of-climate-change-isnt-what-we-know-but-what-we-dont-45419

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/32131-the-new-climate-normal-abrupt-sea-level-rise-and-predictions-of-civilization-collapse

http://www.climatecentral.org/news/drought-slows-forests-carbon-absorption-19297

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/07/26/alas...

http://www.columbian.com/news/2015/aug/03/epa-oil-terminal-plan-doesnt-p...

http://www.straitstimes.com/world/united-states/glaciers-have-shrunk-to-lowest-levels-in-120-years



 

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Wed, 07/08/2015
Guest host Doug McVay speaks with Haven Wheelock, syringe exchange program coordinator with Outside In, about harm reduction, overdose prevention, and local efforts to reduce the risk of HIV/AIDS and hepatitis transmission among injection drug users.
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One Flaming Arrow: Inter-Tribal Art, Music & Film Festival

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Wed, 06/03/2015
One Flaming Arrow is an Inter-tribal, Indigenous Art, Music & Film festival happening from June 2nd-14th of 2015 in various venues throughout Portland, Oregon. One Flaming Arrowemerged as a collaboration between local business entrepreneur, Carlee Smith and the artist collective RISE: Radical, Indigenous, Survivance, & Empowerment’s Demian DinéYazhí (Diné) and Kaila Farrell-Smith (Klamath-Modoc)
One Flaming Arrow's goal is to promote, empower, educate, persevere, and heal through the creative and political act of contemporary Indigenous Survivance. One Flaming Arrowaccomplishes its goals by bringing emerging, experimental, and established contemporary artists showing within museums to experimental art exhibitions on reclaimed Indigenous land.
http://www.oneflamingarrow.com/      https://www.facebook.com/OneFlamingArrow


Demian DinéYazhi’ is a Portland-based transdisciplinary warrior born to the clans Tódích'íí'nii (Bitter Water) and Naasht'ézhí Tábąąhá  (Water's Edge) of the Diné (Navajo). DinéYazhi' received his BFA in Intermedia Arts from Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2014. Demian's work as an artist can be understood through the lens of curatorial inquiry, zine production, street interventions, education, workshops, and transdisciplinary methods of art production. His work is rooted in Radical Indigenous Queer Feminist politics, landscape representation, memory formation, HIV/AIDS-related art and activism, gender and sexuality, Indigenous Survivance, and Decolonization. He is the founder and director of the artist/activist/warrior collective, RISE: Radical Indigenous Survivance & Empowerment, which is dedicated to the education and perseverance of Indigenous art and culture.
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There is a war.....on the houseless, going on right now in Portland

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Wed, 05/27/2015

Host Paul Roland talks about the "homeless sweeps" currently underway by the Portland Police in inner Southeast Portland, in the context of the endless social war. After the opening song by Leonard Cohen, he reads from The Invisible Committee's "To Our Friends" comunique of last year.  http://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/the-invisible-committe-to-our-friends
He then takes calls from the listeners....

To get involved in the campaign against the "sweeps," go to https://www.facebook.com/events/993455123999325/


Leonard Cohen, 
"There Is A War"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncdY2nGKzBs
There is a war between the rich and poor, 
a war between the man and the woman. 
There is a war between the ones who say there is a war 
and the ones who say there isn't. 
Why don't you come on back to the war, that's right, get in it, 
why don't you come on back to the war, it's just beginning. 

Well I live here with a woman and a child, 
the situation makes me kind of nervous. 
Yes, I rise up from her arms, she says "I guess you call this love"; 
I call it service. 

Why don't you come on back to the war, don't be a tourist, 
why don't you come on back to the war, before it hurts us, 
why don't you come on back to the war, let's all get nervous. 

You cannot stand what I've become, 
you much prefer the gentleman I was before. 
I was so easy to defeat, I was so easy to control, 
I didn't even know there was a war. 

Why don't you come on back to the war, don't be embarrassed, 
why don't you come on back to the war, you can still get married. 

There is a war between the rich and poor, 
a war between the man and the woman. 
There is a war between the left and right, 
a war between the black and white, 
a war between the odd and the even. 

Why don't you come on back to the war, pick up your tiny burden, 
why don't you come on back to the war, let's all get even, 
why don't you come on back to the war, can't you hear me speaking?







Rethinking electroshock

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Wed, 05/20/2015

Marcia Meyers of Rethinking Psychiatry and electroshock survivor Deborah Schwartzkopff are today's guests. 

http://www.ectjustice.com/
http://www.rethinkingpsychiatry.org/


 

Also, check out these previous KBOO news features on the subject:
http://kboo.fm/electroshocksurvivorarrestedatprotestinc

http://kboo.fm/electroshockprotestinclackamas

Special Guest Ralph Nader on his new book and the current state of U.S. politics

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Wed, 05/13/2015
Join host Paul Roland, this week featuring long-time activist, organizer, political reformer and Third Party proponent Ralph Nader.

Nader's new book, just out on Seven Stories Press, is Return to Sender, a long series of letters to Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, all of which went unanswered. 

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Guest Chris Hedges on his new book: "Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt"

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Wed, 05/06/2015
From seminarian to New York Times journalist to one of the leading social critics on the left to (just last year) ordained Presbyterian minister, Chris Hedges remains as provocative and insightful as ever with his twefth book: "Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt," due out next week.

Enjoy the conversation with membership "pitches" edited out!
 
From the blurb for his new book:

Revolutions come in waves and cycles. We are again riding the crest of a revolutionary epic, much like 1848 or 1917, from the Arab Spring to movements against austerity in Greece to the Occupy movement. In 
Wages of Rebellion, Chris Hedges—who has chronicled the malaise and sickness of a society in terminal moral decline in his books Empire of Illusion and Death of the Liberal Class—investigates what social and psychological factors cause revolution, rebellion, and resistance. Drawing on an ambitious overview of prominent philosophers, historians, and literary figures he shows not only the harbingers of a coming crisis but also the nascent seeds of rebellion. Hedges’ message is clear: popular uprisings in the United States and around the world are inevitable in the face of environmental destruction and wealth polarization.

Focusing on the stories of rebels from around the world and throughout history, Hedges investigates what it takes to be a rebel in modern times. Utilizing the work of Reinhold Niebuhr, Hedges describes the motivation that guides the actions of rebels as “sublime madness” — the state of passion that causes the rebel to engage in an unavailing fight against overwhelmingly powerful and oppressive forces. For Hedges, resistance is carried out not for its success, but as a moral imperative that affirms life. Those who rise up against the odds will be those endowed with this “sublime madness.”

From South African activists who dedicated their lives to ending apartheid, to contemporary anti-fracking protests in Alberta, Canada, to whistleblowers in pursuit of transparency, Wages of Rebellion shows the cost of a life committed to speaking the truth and demanding justice. Hedges has penned an indispensable guide to rebellion.


Articles mentioned during the program:
"Make the Rich Panic" http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/make_the_rich_panic_20150503

"Why We Need Professional Revolutionists"  http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/why_we_need_professional_revolutionists_20141123

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