Wednesday Talk Radio

Episode Archive

Forests and climate; upcoming West Coast mayors' meeting; more on Paris Climate Talks

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Wed, 11/25/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Guests John Talberth and Daphne Wysham of Center for Sustainable Economy
John Talberth, founder and President of the Center for Sustainable Economy, recently wrote an article for Counterpunch on the timber industry's massive contribution to global warming and how they shield it from public scrutiny.

Ideology and illusion in the face of climate catastrophe

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Wed, 11/18/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Social Ecological Economist Clive Spash on the upcoming Paris Climate Talks

Call in at 503-231-8187!

Guest Clive Spash is an economist who writes, researches and teaches on public politcy with an emphasis on economic and environmental interactions.He is currently Chair of Public Policy and Governance in the 
Department of Socio-Economics at Vienna University of Economics and Business in Austria. His main interests are interdisciplinary research on human behavior, environmental valuses and the transformation of the world political economy to a more socially and environmentally just system.

The false "victory" of the KXL pipeline and other green illusions

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Wed, 11/11/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Guest Cory Morningstar, activist and writer (Wrong Kind of Green blog)
“It is time to stop celebrating the individual battles when we are losing the war by any unbiased opinion. And for those who are concerned with the truth, it is time to start talking about winning the war and not be satisfied with useless, facile individual battles and their interpretative victories.”
                                                                  --Forrest Palmer, "Keystone XL: The Specter of Truth," on "Wrong Kind of Green" blog

Guest Harsha Walia on "Imperialism, Climate Crisis and Struggle"

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Wed, 11/04/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Vancouver, B.C. activist and writer will be speaking in Portland this Sunday
Today's guest, Harsha Walia, from the occupied Coastal Salish Territory of Vancouver, B.C, will be on a speaking tour of the west coast, including a stop in Portland Sunday, November 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the First Unitarian Church Eliot Chapel, 1011 SW 12th Ave.  Walia is a social justice activist and writer. Her recent book is "Undoing Border Imperialism."

From the Facebook Event Page for her talk in Portland with Luz Rivera on "Imperialism, Climate Crisis and Struggle":

Wednesday Talk Radio on 10/28/15

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Wed, 10/28/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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News & commentary on local, national and international issues - we invite your calls at 503-231-8187

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

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Wed, 10/21/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Guest Jacqueline Keeler on cultural appropriation in Halloween costumes, sports, academia and more

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 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.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 10/14/15

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Wed, 10/14/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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News & commentary on local, national and international issues - we invite your calls at 503-231-8187

Exorcise Monsanto with Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir

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Wed, 10/07/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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In town for an exorcism at Waterfront Park, Wednesday 12:30 p.m.
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.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 09/30/15

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Wed, 09/30/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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News & commentary on local, national and international issues - we invite your calls at 503-231-8187

Taking on a corporate behemoth

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Wed, 09/23/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Columbia Gorge residents file ballot initiative to stop Nestle bottling plant
Guest Aurora Del Val of Local Water Alliance announces new ballot measure, which will be 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.


The alleged Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador and more

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Wed, 10/12/2011

 Hosted by Per Fagereng

Per's 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.


Who gains from "Iranian assassination plot?" Also, Malik Rahim from New Orleans visits Salem Occupation

program date: 
Wed, 10/12/2011

 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.


Malik Ramin will be speaking in Oregon:

Sunday, Oct 12, Corvallis, Unitarian Fellowship, 3 pm

Tuesday, Oct 18, Portland, First Unitarian Church, 12th and Salmon, Elliot Chapel, 7 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm), donations welcome


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

Peace Activist and War Veteran Paul Chappell on Peace in a Post-9/11 World

program date: 
Wed, 10/05/2011

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

Today'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.)

Paul will also be visiting individual classes at PCC-Rock Creek, Lincoln High School, Leadership & Entrepreneurship (LEP) High School and Portland Lutheran School.  Recruiter Watch and Military & Draft Counseling Project have been helping with outreach to high schools.

Reaching and Empowering All People (REAP) Celebrates 10 Years of Services to Youth and Families

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Wed, 09/28/2011

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

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? 

A caller recommended Exploregon with the Campfire folks...

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Talk Radio: REAL Prep Charter Academy Debacle.

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Fri, 09/23/2011
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Infant Mortality Awareness Month Special

program date: 
Wed, 09/21/2011

 Hosted by Lisa Loving


Infant mortality rates for African American babies are not improving in the Portland metro area. Why not? Our guest is founder and president of the International Center for Traditional Childbearing, Shafia Monroe.

Recommended during the show:


The Deaths of Innocents: What Really Drives 'Jihad?'

program date: 
Wed, 09/14/2011

Hosted by Lisa Loving 

In this week of analyzing the 9/11 attacks, why so little talk about the deaths of innocent people in Muslim countries? Our guest this morning is Gareth Porter, investigative journalist and historian specializing in U.S. national security policy who just wrote the piece "Ignoring Post-9/11 Deaths of Innocents."

He wrote: "In the commentary on the tenth anniversary of 9/11, the news and infotainment media predictably framed the discussion by the question of how successful the CIA and the military have been in destroying al Qaeda." That article is at
AP is reporting today: "Taliban insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades and assault rifles at the U.S. Embassy, NATO headquarters and other buildings in the heart of the Afghan capital Tuesday."
"Absent from the torrent of opinion and analysis was any mention of how the U.S. military occupation of Muslim lands and wars which continue to kill Muslim civilians fuel jihadist sentiment that will keep the threat of terrorism high for many years to come."
At Monday night's Republican candidate debate, Congressman Ron Paul said, "There's a difference between military spending and defense spending. I'm tired of all the militarism we're involved in. ... I agree, we're in alot of danger but most of the danger comes from a lack of wisdom in our foreign policy. ... We're under grave threat because we're occupying so many countries. ... What would we do if another country -- say China -- did to us what we do to all those countries over there? ..."

Also, read Lisa's coverage of how the Pacific Northwest has been impacted by 9/11 and the "War on Terror"

More Gareth Porter at and

Artist Jack Gable called in, and can be reached at and at Laska Dancers

Another Progressive Web Site mentioned during this show is Adbusters.





Sal Peralta from the Independent Party of Oregon on Elections

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Wed, 09/07/2011

 Guest Host Kathleen Stephenson talks with Sal Peralta from the Independent Party of Oregon about Elections.  They ask "How Can We Make Elections More Democratic and Fair?"  The Independent Party of Oregon recently issued a challenge regarding the upcoming Special Election in Oregon - Can we make this election Truly Special?



Commissioner Amanda Fritz and the Office of Equity

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Wed, 08/31/2011

Host Lisa Loving speaks with Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz and two community members, Kayse Jama and Anne Naito-Campbell, about Portland's Office of Equity. There will be a public hearing before Council on the Office of Equity on Wednesday, August 31 at 6 p.m. in City Hall.



Disaster Capitalism swoops over Libya

program date: 
Fri, 08/26/2011

Host Per Fagereng interviews journalist Pepe Escobar about Libya. According to Escobar, the next step is to get American hands on Libyan oil, and, in his words, “if this is the way that US and NATO goes, we’re going to have Iraq 2.0.”

Escobar's books include Obama Does Globalistan. His recent pieces include "The Big Gaddafi," "The House of Saud Paranoia" and "Have Lobby, Will Travel" about "the 'rebel' government -- which is now named, after numerous permutations, the Interim Transitional National Council of Libya ... hiring [lobbying firm] Patton Boggs." His recent writings for the Asia Times are at:


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