Wednesday Talk Radio

Episode Archive

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.

Community Civil Disobedience in the Name of Sustainability

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Wed, 09/16/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Guest Thomas Linzey on his new publication

Guest Thomas Linzey talks with host Paul Roland about his new primer on the Community Rights Movement in the face of global catastrophe.

From publisher PM Press' website:

Humanity stands at the brink of global environmental and economic collapse. We have pinned our future to an economic system that centralizes power in fewer and fewer hands, and whose benefits increasingly flow to smaller and smaller numbers of people. Our system of government is similarly medieval—relying on a 1780s constitutional form of government written to guarantee the exploitation of the natural environment and elevate “the endless production of more” over the rights of people, nature, and their communities.

Daydream Sunset: The 60's Counterculture in the 70's

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Wed, 09/09/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Interview with author Ron Jacobs

“The ‘Sixties’ is mostly myth and symbol now, a commodity sold in the marketplace as both cautionary tale and unattainable romance, but Ron Jacobs isn’t buying it.

Contrasting visions for Cascade Locks and the Mid-Columbia Gorge

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Wed, 09/02/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A live debate on the proposed Nestle water bottling plant
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?

Journalist Robert Hunziker on the politics of climate change

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Wed, 08/26/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The children, the Pope and a Totem Pole Journey versus Ted Cruz and the Koch Brothers
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.


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Wed, 08/19/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Keep Nestle out of the Gorge!

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. 

Personal and social resiliency in the face of an uncertain future

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Wed, 08/12/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Guest John Daggett
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. 

Wednesday Talk Radio on 08/05/15

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Wed, 08/05/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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News & commentary on local, national and international issues - we invite your calls at 503-231-8187


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

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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

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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?'

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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

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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:

S. Renee Mitchell from Twysted Healing Systahs, plus Per Fagereng talk 9-11

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Wed, 08/24/2011

 Hosted by Lisa Loving


Host Lisa Loving speaks with writer and performer S. Renee Mitchell, founder of Twysted Healing Systahs, speaking about art, wellness and the need to be natural.

Due to unforseen circumstances, Renee was late, so Lisa invited Per Fagereng in to talk about 9-11 and it's consequences.  Renee did make it in, and joined in, from a Twisted Healing Systahs point of view.





The Whistleblower and the International League for Peace and Freedom

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Wed, 08/17/2011

Hosted by Lisa Loving

The WILPF is working to draw attention to release of the film, The Whistleblower, this weekend at your downtown metroplex. Members will be leading discussions of the issues after the film this weekend. We're joined by WILPF members Lucinda Tate and Georgia Pinkel.

This film, which opens Friday, chronicles the true story of Kathryn Bolkovac (played by Rachel Weisz), an American woman who brought to light the sexual atrocities being perpetrated in Bosnia with the complicity of U.N. and U.S. security contractors.  WILPF International Secretary General Madeleine Rees (portrayed in the film by Vanessa Redgrave) was at that time head of the Women’s Rights and Gender Unit for the U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.  She played an integral part in the effort to expose trafficking. WILPF Portland members will be on hand after te film to answer questions and distribute information about United Nations Resolution 1325, a 10-year-old promise that women would be treated as agents of peace and reconciliation, not just as victims of war and violence.


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