It's KBOO's Winter Membership Drive! Call 877-500-5266 (KBOO) or Donate  online.

Donations as of 12/01/2015 10 AM:

Drive Goal:


Wednesday Talk Radio

Coming Soon

Host Paul Roland reflects on his own activism and political perspective

Hosted by

Episode Archive

Wednesday Talk Radio on 04/03/13

Air date: 
Wed, 04/03/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Martin Lee on his book "Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana"

Host Lisa Loving interviews Martin Lee, author of "Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana - Medical, Recreational and Scientific", a panoramic, character-driven narrative that explains why marijuana affects so many aspects of American life, "Smoke Signals" chronicles the development of a grassroots movement that began in the 1960s and grew into a widespread populist revolt against prohibition. The great leap forward came in 1996, when California voters shocked the political and medical establishments by passing Proposition 215, which authorized doctors to approve marijuana use by patients. Similar laws have since been enacted in 16 other states and the District of Columbia.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 03/27/13

Air date: 
Wed, 03/27/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Marijuana, Gateway to Health

Lisa Loving welcomes Clint Werner, author of Marijuana, Gateway to Health

Wednesday Talk Radio on 03/13/13

Air date: 
Wed, 03/13/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Creating a community organizing project and getting people involved

The Northeast Portland Black Working Group is coming together again to plan new community actions and projects. Our guest for the hour is Ahjamu Umi, talking about this offshoot of Occupy, what its members have been doing for the past year and a half, and how you can get involved.

Already working on  community project or dreaming of one you wish someone would organize? Give us a call at 503-231-8187.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 03/06/13

Air date: 
Wed, 03/06/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Can what you eat and how you live guard against certain types of cancer? The answer is YES

Our guests today are sisters who lost their father to colorectal cancer and have now dedicated their lives to making sure you don't lose your own life to this very treatable disease.
We are with Michell and Larisha Baker of the Steve Baker Colorectal Cancer Alliance, where their motto is "Conquering colorectal cancer one conversation at a time." Their food cart and catering business, Hope Kitchen, serves healthy food and information. We're also joined by Chrisetta Mosley, our favorite local eating and healthy lifestyle expert.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 02/27/13

Air date: 
Wed, 02/27/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Police accountability and mental health

Tickets are still available for 'Alien Boy,' the documentary about the police killing of James Chasse now showing at Cinema 21. We are live in Studio Two with the film's producer, Jason Renaud. Did you know James Chasse? Give us a call, 503-281-8187

Wednesday Talk Radio on 02/20/13

Air date: 
Wed, 02/20/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Breaking the lock on affordable housing in Oregon

Every report on the subject says there isn't enough affordable housing in Oregon. But Inclusionary Zoning, which would require developers building out housing complexes to include units for low income renters or owners -- is illegal.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 02/13/13

Air date: 
Wed, 02/13/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Looking at the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression from the eyes of everyday people

This week, a very special show: We are joined for the hour by the Gantz Brothers -- Joe and Harry -- talking about their new film, "American Winter," about the economic collapse and its impact on everyday families pushed out of their homes and jobs. The documentary was filmed over the course of one winter in Portland, and it's coming to HBO on March 18. On Sunday, "American Winter" premieres at the Portland International Film Festival, 3 p.m. at the Portland Art Museum Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 Park Ave. Get tickets here.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 02/06/13

Air date: 
Wed, 02/06/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
The Portland Public Schools Flying Fickle Finger of Fate Points to Chief Joseph Elementary

Now the Portland Schools Superintendent has moved away from suggesting Vernon and Woodlawn schools for shutdown and has targeted Chief Joseph Elementary instead--all in the Jefferson Cluster. School Closure Part 2: What should we really do to reform our schools? What are your ideas on concrete steps we the people and our public officials could or should take to create an educational system that actually works? Call in 503-231-8187.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 01/30/13

Air date: 
Wed, 01/30/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
More Portland Public School closures coming up?

How many schools will be shut down in Portland this year? We'll be talking about proposed closure of Woodlawn and/or Vernon Elementary, closures from last year and -- what for 2014? Has your school ever been closed? Call us and tell us what it was like, 503-231-8187.


Sal Peralta from the Independent Party of Oregon on Elections

program date: 
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

program date: 
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:

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

program date: 
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

program date: 
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.

DIY gang violence reduction

program date: 
Wed, 08/03/2011

Hosted by Lisa Loving

DIY meets gang violence reduction: Connected gathers at Holladay Park at the Lloyd Center Mall every Friday afternoon to make connections with youth in one of the hottest of Portland's 'hotspots'. Lisa Loving's guests are Sam Sachs and beloved youth violence prevention expert John Canda.


Cultural divides in 'new Portland' and bridges across them

program date: 
Wed, 07/27/2011

 Hosted by Lisa Loving


How, and how often, must local government provide info on citizen rights and responsibilities in a language every citizen can understand? Host Lisa Loving's guests this morning are City Office of Human Relations legal interns Meghan Barner and Ronault Catalani, looking at the recent Chicken Incident (Read the Willamette Week article, 'Urban Chickens: Not Just For White Yuppies').

Another Resource for connecting Neighbors in Portland is People, Places, Things.

Also...  The City's Diversity and Civic Leadership Program


Chicken photo by ChrisJo at



Bo Rinaldi on a Plant Based Lifestyle

program date: 
Fri, 07/22/2011

Host Robyn Shanti welcomes guest Bo Rinaldi, who calls himself a “bloodless revolutionary” and believes that the only way out of this matrix of Corporatocracy we find ourselves in, is by adopting a plant based lifestyle.

Bo is one of the pioneers of the organic movement in the US and has been a vegan since 1960, when at 12 years old, he cured himself of asthma and other allergies by following a vegan diet in just two weeks. What Bo proposes now is that a simple plant based diet can cure what ails us, saving us tons of money, support our local economies better than any other action and free us from the matrix of control known as 'food', which actually kills us, medicines that mask symptoms and businesses that pillage the lands and peoples.

  • Length: 57:05 minutes (26.13 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 64Kbps (CBR)

Foreclosures and a look at the top economic issues out of the Oregon legislative session

program date: 
Wed, 07/20/2011

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

Economic Fairness Oregon's Communication Director, Saadia McConville updating us on the struggle by Tim Collette, a local soldier whose parents' home is being foreclosed, and a look at the top economic issues out of the Oregon legislative session.

Here are some Helpful Resources mentioned in the show...

Good Grief, America!

Oregon Grange

Friends of Family Farmers

HUD-friendly Open Door Counseling Center

Native American Youth and Family Center (Will help Anyone, not just Indigenous Peoples)

The MERS Database that Banks use to try to Screw you out of your Mortgage and Home...

Related Senate Bills worth watching:

SB 826 Charges Mortgage Loan Servicer with duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealings with Borrower.

SB 827 Makes Banks w/Mortgage Paperwork Shuffling Problems comply with Trade Practices Law...

SB 628 Makes Mediation *Mandatory* when a Bank tries to take your home away.









Willamette Riverkeeper and The Big Float

program date: 
Wed, 07/13/2011

Hosted by Lisa Loving

What do you know about the current state of the Willamette River? Want to know more? Tune in as host Lisa Loving welcomes Willamette Riverkeeper's Travis Williams, Executive Director and Riverkeeper, and Will Levenson, organizer of The Big Float as they discuss the Willamette River and a new project to raise funds for the Willamette Riverkeeper to provide physical water access to the Willamette in downtown Portland.

Levenson says the idea of THE BIG FLOAT is simple yet powerful. In a city that prides itself on being green and having a strong environmental conscience, it does not reconcile that the mighty Willamette has been proverbially locked in the closet underneath the staircase and brushed aside as a joke. Today, the Willamette River has a very bad and undeserved wrap for water quality.

THE BIG FLOAT’s aspiration is that within the next 5-10 years the Willamette River will be embraced and reclaimed as a recreational resource.



Copyright © 2012 KBOO Community Radio | Copyright Policy | Community Guidelines | Website Illustration & Design by: KMF ILLUSTRATION