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Episode Archive

Wednesday Talk Radio on 11/14/12

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Wed, 11/14/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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One Year After Occupy: Catching Up with Justin Bridges

Justin Bridges has been in a wheelchair since the riot at the police action to shut down Occupy Portland. Today he joins us live in Studio Two with an update on his legal action against the city and his take on what's going on in the movement.
What have you been doing in the ear since Occupy? How did it change your life?
Give us a call 503-23-8187.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 10/24/12

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Wed, 10/24/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Ariel Gore's new book is "The People's Apocalypse"

Are there things you do to prepare for a disaster -- or even the end of the world?
We are live in the studio with Ariel Gore, with Jenny Forrester she has edited The People’s Apocalypse – their book launch is at Powell’s this Thursday, Oct. 25 @ 7:30pm, Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland

Do you have a survival secret? We want to hear from you. Call in 503-231-8187.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 10/17/12

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Wed, 10/17/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Greenwashing and other ethical issues in the corporate sector

Wednesday Talk Radio on 10/10/12

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Wed, 10/10/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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You are President Barack Obama's shrink. Discuss.

Presidential biography time. But this one has a twist: What if you were President Obama's shrink? Justin Frank, M.D., a practicing psychoanalyst and the author of the New York Times bestseller Bush on the Couch, lays it out on what's going on under the surface of the President of the United States.

What's your take on Barack Obama's deep psychological underpinnings? Call in 503-231-8187.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 10/03/12

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Wed, 10/03/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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How are food industry lobbyists spinning the dangers of bisphenol A?

Host Lisa Loving's guest is investigative reporter Elizabeth Grossman, talking about new research on chemical exposures in food, bisphenol A, cancer and other health effects. Her newest article for The Atlantic looks at how lobbyists are spinning the research.

Rachel's Friends is bringing Elizabeth Grossman to speak Thursday, Oct. 4, at Legacy Good Samaritan in NW Portland, at 7 p.m. Reach them at

Are you living with cancer linked to chemical exposure? Give us a call 503-231-8187.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 09/26/12

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Wed, 09/26/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Elections Special: Oregon Cannabis Tax Act, Measure 80

An unprecedented list of mainstream leaders have now endorsed the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act: former Secretary of State Bill Bradbury, Rep. Peter Buckley, the Oregon House Ways and Means co-chair; Portland City Commissioner Randy Leonard. Even the Northwest Regional NAACP Conference representing Alaska-Oregon and Washington State. Are you for it or against it? Lisa Loving's guest is Amanda Rain with the Measure 80 campaign.

Election Day is Nov. 6 and what is your take? 503-231-8187

Wednesday Talk Radio on 09/19/12

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Wed, 09/19/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The federal government demands changes in the Portland Police Bureau's standards and practices

 Host Lisa Loving and community activist JoAnn Hardesty take a look at the US Department of Justice report on the Portland Police Bureau.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 09/12/12

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Wed, 09/12/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Performance art circus about the economic crash

Is it possible to depict the banking crisis in a circus show?

Our guests are Keith Hennessy of Circo Zero and friends, whose physical theater show about the economy is at the PICA TBA performance festival this weekend; and arts producer Sean Ongley.

Photos: Robbie Sweeney


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.

DIY gang violence reduction

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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

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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

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

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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

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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.



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