Wednesday Talk Radio

Episode Archive

Talk Radio on 11/16/11

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Wed, 11/16/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Portland Copwatch asks City Council to improve oversight and policies of the Portland Police

Portlanders will have a rare and important opportunity to ask City Council to improve oversight and policies of the Portland Police Bureau. Join Lisa Loving for Wednesday Talk Radio with guest Dan Handelman of Portland Copwatch talking about what's on the table regarding police accountability and what you can do to have an impact on the issue.

Talk Radio on 11/11/11

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Fri, 11/11/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A Live Broadcast from Occupy Portland

KBOO goes live to Occupy Portland to speak with some of the people encamped at Lownsdale and Chapman square. The host is Will Hall of Madness Radio.


Talk Radio on 11/09/11

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Wed, 11/09/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Members of Supportland talk about their newly-developed network of small businesses in the Portland

Host Lisa Loving welcomes guests from Supportland, talking about their newly-developed network of small businesses in the Portland Metro area. "Equal parts community, technology and revolution, Supportland gives locally-owned businesses the collaborative tools needed to maintain strong footing in the global economy."

Talk Radio on 11/02/11

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Wed, 11/02/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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What is an "ecodistrict," and how can it fuel the local economies in communities of color

Host Lisa Loving asks" What is an "ecodistrict," and how can it fuel the local economies in communities of color--and the wider society? Her guests are Marcelo Bonta, Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Diversity and the Environment and Alan Hipólito, Executive Director of Verde, which just announced the first independent ecodistric in Portland.


Talk Radio on 10/28/11

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Fri, 10/28/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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KBOO goes live to Occupy Portland for the voices of those on site. Joe Uris hosts.

KBOO goes live to Occupy Portland for the voices of those on site. Joe Uris hosts.

Also check out KBOO's OCCUPY PDX Stream at anytime.

Talk Radio on 10/26/11

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Wed, 10/26/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Race, slavery, art and communities today

Portland Playhouse has extended its epic production of August Wilson’s ‘Gem of the Ocean’ (PDF) through the beginning of November. Find out what drives this deep piece of community history with director Brian Weaver, actor Kevin Jones, and host Lisa Loving.

"Mythic in its proportions, ‘Gem of the Ocean’ travels to 1904, when slavery was a living memory and African Americans were searching for a new life within the uncertain meaning of freedom." Have you seen the play? Call in with your thoughts, 503-231-8187.

Talk Radio on 10/12/11

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Wed, 10/12/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The alleged Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador and more

Per Fagereng guest hosts. His topics include the supposed Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador. He also speaks with Malik Rahim, community activist from New Orleans who is here at the Salem occupation.



Above - Saudi Ambassador Adel Al-Jubeir was the target of the alleged bomb plot.

Talk Radio on 10/05/11

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Wed, 10/05/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Peace Activist and War Veteran Paul Chappell on Peace in a Post-9/11 World

On Wednesday Talk Radio, Lisa Loving's guest is Paul Chappell, a war veteran, peace activist. Today – how to stop the wars? Chappell speaks in Portland Wednesday and Friday nights, on 'Why Peace is Possible in a Post-9/11 World." Call in 503-231-8187. Find out more about Chappell's work at .
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5 (Northeast Portland)
Concordia University, Luther Hall (Room 121), 2811 N.E. Holman Street
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7 (North Portland)
Portland Community College - Cascade Campus, 705 N. Killingsworth
noon - 2:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria (Student Center Building)
(Feel free to brown-bag-lunch this event.)

Talk Radio on 09/28/11

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Wed, 09/28/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Reaching and Empowering All People (REAP) Celebrates 10 Years of Services to Youth and Families

Unemployment, crime, poverty, political stalemate: What if we stopped looking at young people as a national problem – but instead saw them as the solution? Celebrating 10 years of services to youth, Reaching and Empowering All People (REAP) holds a fundraising gala Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Oregon Convention Center. Lisa Loving’s guest is Sunshine Dixon, live in studio to talk about REAP’s powerful leadership development programs for area youth. That’s Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 8 a.m. How can we turn our communities around and find real solutions to the biggest issues of our times? Call in 503-231-8187

Talk Radio on 09/23/11

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Fri, 09/23/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The R.E.A.L. Prep Charter Academy - What Happened & Why?

On this special KBOO program, hosts Nia Lewis & Paula Small take a closer look at the Recording, Arts, Entertainment & Literacy (REAL) Prep Charter Academy, which had an opening date of Monday, September 12, 2011.

But, the Portland Public Schools made a decision on Thursday, September 8, 2011 to suspend the school's opening, citing financial irregularities & leadership problems. The school may have its charter revoked and the founder, Erica Jayasuriya is unavailable for comment to the media.

Guests will be:


Fighting for cultural dignity and historical truth in the face of stubborn bigotry and ignorance

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Wed, 10/21/2015
Today's guest, Jacqueline Keeler, is a writer and activist of Dineh and Yankton Dakota heritage. She has written extensively on the racist appropriation of Native culture in costumes and sports mascotry, among many other topics. Through her writings and social media, she has helped re-ignite a national debate on cultural mis-appropriation. Her alma mater, Dartmouth, has recently been embroiled in controversies surrounding a woman picked to head the Native American Studies department, who it turns out has no Native ancestry, and a vicious "prank" by conservative students ridiculing Indigenous Peoples' Day with a fake line of products with a Native caricature logo. Join us for a wide-ranging and informative discussion. The number to call in, as always, is 503-231-8187.
[from her Wikipedia entry]

Keeler's articles have been widely quoted and published.

Much of her writing has coincided with her activism. Keeler is one of many of the founding members of Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry, which seeks to end the use of racial groups as mascots, as well as other stereotypical representations in popular culture, and cultural appropriation.Keeler wrote "'Native Mascotry' is a term I appropriated to describe the practices that surround a Native mascot. It’s not just about the static image of the mascot, be it somewhat noble and prosaic or an ugly caricature with a feather on top. It’s the creative license such mascots gives fans to reenact outdated stereotypes, to 'play Indian.' These practices include: the wearing of Redface, the misuse of Native regalia and the chanting of fake, hokey war chants and tomahawk chops." Keeler has been interviewed by various media outlets about the topics of racial stereotypes.

Her activism also extends to issues of abortion, traditional native values and Indigenous rights.

Indigenous struggle on the Columbia (N'chee-wana) River

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Wed, 10/14/2015
Host Paul Roland interviews longtime Native treaty/cultural rights and economic development activist Wilbur Slockish, Jr. Slockish was imprisoned for three years for selling fish from his ancestral river in the infamous "Salmon Scam" undercover operation in the 1980's. After serving his time, he took over the Columbia River Defense Project, formed to defend the Native fishing people targetted by the National Marine Fisheries Service. The organization later changed to Columbia River Education Economic Development, which Slockish still heads. 

More information on these issues:

Exorcise Monsanto with Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir

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Wed, 10/07/2015
Listen to the glorious birdsong of The Stop Shopping Choir. Join the citizen weed pulling brigade. Exorcise the devil Monsanto from Portland's public parks. Invite your friends to hear our sultry-singing-activists.

Watch what happened when we exorcised Monsanto from Chicago.

Roundup is the most popular herbicide in the world, it's active ingredient is a "probable" carcinogen known as glyphosate. Roundup is routinely sprayed in Portland's public parks. The single most effective alternative to glyposates is NO glyphosates. The Earth Wants YOU!

Reverend Billy is an activist, radio show host, stage performer and author who has been arrested more than 50 times. He has released three CDs, three documentary films, and published three books. He won an OBIE Award, Alpert Award, The Dramalogue Award and The Historic Districts Council's Preservation Award for his work. He has appeared in press ranging from the CBS Evening News in New York to The BBC World Service, BBC 1 and numerous international print outlets.

The Stop Shopping Choir represents a diverse array of economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds; among them are scientists, teachers, artists, therapists, welders, cyclists, builders, developers, hairdressers, dog walkers, actors, truck drivers, tech geeks, scholars and executives. The Choir has toured in Europe, Africa, South America and throughout North America.

Reverend Billy and The Stop Shopping Choir are directed by Savitri D. Their music director is Nehemiah Luckett. Reverend Billy and The Stop Shopping Choir are the subject of Morgan Spurlock’s second feature film, “What Would Jesus Buy?”

We need to reckon with our past to live together in the present (and survive into the future...)

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Wed, 09/30/2015
Today's opening song is "Custer Died for your Sins" by Floyd Westerman, from the 1969 album of the same name (liner notes by Vine Deloria, Jr, who wrote the book with the same title).

The program includes a talk by Wanapum elder and Klickitat chief Johnny Jackson at the 'Nchee Wana Fishing People Against Nestle Rally in Salem September 16. The talk can be found here:
The complete audio from the rally can be found here:

Books and authors mentioned on the show:,_Jr.
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Taking on a corporate behemoth

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Sun, 09/27/2015
Guest Aurora del Val of Local Water Alliance announces new ballot measure to ban commercial water bottling facilities in Hood River County, which was launched Wednesday, September 23 in Hood River.

Nestle is one of the biggest food and beverage companies in the world, and the largest bottled water company in North America. They have aggressively expanded across the continent, making enemies in every community they've set up operations. For that and a host of other reasons, they are one of the most hated corporations in the world.

Perhaps they've met their match here in Oregon. We've been covering this issue a lot because we see it as a critical case of grassroots anti-corporate organizing. Recent events have given renewed energy to the anti-Nestle movement, and activists around the world have their eyes on Cascade Locks. The Warm Springs tribe has come forward to assert their treaty rights to protect Oxbox Springs, in the traditional territory of the Wasco band, who were removed to the Warm Springs Reservation in the 1800's. Now, Hood River County residents have stepped up to file a precedent-setting ballot initiativeprecedent-setting ballot measure to ban bottled water operations in drought-strickenCounty in the face of Nestlé’s plan to export water from the Columbia River Gorge. Local Water Alliance  ( member Aurora del Val will explain the ballot initiative.

Relevant links and articles:
Theme song for this show: "Dancing on the Ruins of Multinational Corporations" by Casey Neill, from "Riffraff," 1995. Hear the song on a cool video done by Undercurrents News Service here:
Casey was one of the Earth First! troubadours during the Forest Wars of the 90's. "Dancing on the Ruins" became one of our "anthems," and is still sung in protest communities around the world. Check out his Wikipedia entry and the Facebook page for his current band, who still perform around the region:

New website for Local Water Alliance:

Excellent, comprehensive article on Nestles's corporate crimes and malfeasance:

KBOO News-in-depth 9/17/15, featuring two speakers from the 'Nchee Wana Fishing People Against Nestle Rally" in Salem:

Complete audio from Salem Rally in two parts (highly recommended!):

Great video on the history of the bottled water industry, from "The Story of Stuff":

And look for previous KBOO shows on this issue, by typing key words "Nestle in Cascade Locks" in search box at upper right of our website.

Contrasting visions for Cascade Locks and the Mid-Columbia Gorge

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Wed, 09/02/2015
In this live, on-air debate between the City Administrator of Cascade Locks, which has pushed for the Nestle faciltiy, and two members of the Local Water Alliance, which is opposed to it, we will explore the environmental and economic issues involved. What would a Nestles plant bring to the local economy? What other kinds of economic activity could it impede from being developed, or which might flourish if given the kind of attention that the bottling plant is getting?

What are the potential environmental impacts of the proposed water rights switch that is part of the Nestles plan? What is Nestles' record in their other other bottling facilities around the country? How is this issue impacting the community of Cascade Locks? As an economically struggling rural town, how is Cascade Locks representative of other such communities facing similar decisions?

Guests are Gordon Zimmerman, City Adminstrator of Cascade Locks; Ed del Val, Cascade Locks resident and President of the Local Water Alliance; and Aurora del Val, Secretary-Treasure of the Local Water Alliance and citizen member of the Joint Work Group for Economic Development of Cascade Locks.

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 
 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:

Other groups and projects mentioned on the show:
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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 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:, 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:

For more information:

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:

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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:

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

Some of the articles mentioned on the program:



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