Wednesday Talk Radio
Lisa Loving hosts a discussion of the "Spiritual War on the Uterus in Rick Perry’s Texas." She'll speak with journalist Sarah Posner about the religious crusade against abortion in the Lone Star State. Posner details the shift in religious efforts against abortion in Texas, away from a national push led by major evangelicals towards a more local, militant strategy. While abortion hasn't played a central role in the presidential campaign, that, too, is a product of the shift in strategy: anti-choice activists are focused not on overturning Roe v. Wade (although that remains a crucial goal). Instead, they are now fixated on portraying abortion as harmful to women, tying it to an "industry" (i.e., Planned Parenthood) they have targeted with an unrelenting campaign, in an effort to malign not just abortion, but birth control—and to restrict access to both. On these matters, Perry's record as governor speaks for itself. Director of Texas Right to Life Elizabeth Graham told the conservative tabloid Newsmax of Perry, a "staunch advocate": "we have access to both him and his staff and he has been very hands-on."
Sarah Posner, author of God’s Profits: Faith, Fraud, and the Republican Crusade for Values Voters, is Religion Dispatch’s senior editor and covers politics for the site. Her work has appeared in The American Prospect, The Nation, Salon, The Washington Spectator, the religion blogs at the Washington Post and the Guardian, and other publications.
KBOO regulars Will Seaman and Joe Uris host a discussion of Occupy Portland and the broader Occupy Wall Street movement. Occupy Portland activists Andrea Townsend and Mike Wythe, along withWorking Families Party co-founder, Barbara Dudley, discuss the origins, evolution and possible futures of Occupy Portland, including relations with existing social justice organizing groups and campaigns.
- Length: 59:41 minutes (27.32 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 64Kbps (CBR)
Special Occupy Portland Talk Radio with hosts Joe Uris and Will Seaman! Joining Joe and Will for a discussion of Occupy Portland's past, present and future will be OP organizers Andrea Townsend and Mike Wythe. Also joining the discussion by telephone will be Working Families Party activist and radical scholar, Barbara Dudley. Tune in this Friday, Buy Nothing Day, at 8AM to join the discussion!
- Length: 58:14 minutes (53.31 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
Hosted by Lisa Loving
Do you have to be rich to be a philanthropist? What is the best way to balance out the haves and the have-nots in our own neighborhoods? Our guest is local broke philanthropist David Yandell, who is trying to hook up Emanuel Hospital's pediatric patients with stuffed animals for the holidays.
Drop off Toys for David's Program at the Gas Station at 400 West Burnside.
Some Handy Resources mentioned during the show:
Hosted by Lisa Loving
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.
Read Dan Handelman's guest commentary on this topic, with links to the City's police accountability proposal as well as the City Auditor's proposal, here.
A Live Broadcast from Occupy Portland
KBOO broadcasts live from Occupy Portland to speak with some of the people encamped atLownsdale and Chapman square. Will Hall of Madness Radio hosts.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This recording was captured while program was already in progress. Due to technical challenges broadcasting live from the site, audio anomalies exist throughout the program. -AO
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.