Wednesday Talk Radio

Episode Archive

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

Air date: 
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

Wednesday Talk Radio on 07/29/15

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Wed, 07/29/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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News & commentary on local, national and international issues - we invite your calls at 503-231-8187

Wednesday Talk Radio on 07/22/15

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Wed, 07/22/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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News & commentary on local, national and international issues - we invite your calls at 503-231-8187

Prisons, Community Corrections, Rehabilitation and Re-integration

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Wed, 07/15/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Prisons, Community Corrections, Rehabilitation and Re-integration

Doug McVay guest hosts.
This week on Wednesday Talk Radio we discuss prisons, community corrections, and rehabilitation and re-integration of formerly incarcerated people with Jason Ziedenberg of the Justice Policy Institute.


Whistleblowers -- how they impact your life, and what they sacrifice to create change.

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Wed, 04/27/2011

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

Marsha Coleman Adebayo has protested racism within the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Civil Rights -- can you believe it? -- and finally the agency says it's investigating. Have you ever tried to draw attention to a big, bad situation in your workplace? Whistleblowers--how they impact your life and what they risk in coming forward.  My guest this morning on Kboo 90.7 FM is Richard Renner, legal director of the National Whistleblowers Center. That's Wednesday morning at 8 am on, Portland

The Madness of Medicare

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Fri, 04/22/2011

Dan Johnson hosts "The Madness of Medicare." He lays out what Medicare covers now and what changes would occur under Representative Paul Ryan's plan for cutting the budget. He's joined by Lisa Stiller of Jobs with Justice

Remembering Keaton Otis and Police Accountability

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Wed, 04/20/2011

Hosted by Lisa Loving

My guests on Wednesday Morning Talk Radio this week are family and friends of Keaton Otis. Tune in at 8 am to 90.7 FM in Portland and find out how you can get involved in police accountability movements and help keep alive the memory of this young man.


Wednesday Morning Talk Radio Apr 13, 2011

program date: 
Wed, 04/13/2011

Wednesday Morning Talk Radio host Lisa Loving speaks with Patrik Angstrom Poore of a new company that puts Spanish speakers together with English speakers so both groups can learn the language they want.

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Nobel Peace Prize Winner Jody Williams: How do we advance the peace movement?

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Fri, 04/08/2011

Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Jody Williams, 1997 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and founding coordinator of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. Jody Williams will be the keynote speaker at the Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility anniversary dinner on April 15th. She also will speak at the World Peace Institute Lunch at noon on the 15th.

Jody Williams received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for her work to ban landmines through the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, which shared the Peace Prize with her that year. At that time, she became the 10th woman in its almost 100-year history to receive the Prize. Like others who’ve seen the ravages of war, she’s an outspoken peace activist who struggles to reclaim the real meaning of peace—a concept which goes far beyond the absence of armed conflict and is defined by human security, not national security. Williams believes that working for peace is not for the faint of heart. It requires dogged persistence and a commitment to sustainable peace, built on sustainable development, environmental justice and security, and meeting the basic needs of the majority of people on our planet.

Williams continues to be recognized for her contributions to human rights and global security. She is the recipient of fifteen honorary degrees, among other recognitions. 

Since January of 2006, Jody Williams has worked to achieve her peace work through the Nobel Women’s Initiative, which she chairs. Along with sister Laureate Dr. Shirin Ebadi of Iran, she took the lead in establishing the Nobel Women’s Initiative, and was joined by sister Laureates Wangari Maathai (Kenya), Rigoberta Menchu Tum (Guatemala) and Betty Williams and Mairead Maguire (Northern Ireland). Its mission is to use the prestige and access afforded by the Nobel Prize to spotlight and promote efforts of women’s rights activists, researchers and organizations working to advance peace, justice and equality for women. By helping to advance the cause of women, the Nobel Women’s Initiative advances all of humanity. 


Guidelines for investigating use of deadly force.

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Wed, 04/06/2011

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

As per Senate Bill 111, law enforcement agencies around Oregon are drawing up guidelines for investigating incidents involving Police use of Deadly Force. What are the key policy pieces on the table? Lisa Loving speaks with Multnomah County Sheriff Lt. Harry Smith and Lt. Mary Lindstrand on public participation in creating the policy. Tune in and call in!

Read Lt. Smith's Press Release here...

Press Release

Multnomah County’s Police Agencies - SB 111 Community Outreach Presentation

Policing agencies in Multnomah County would like to invite the community to view a presentation on the county-wide plan for managing use of deadly physical force incidents. 

The purpose of this presentation is to promote public confidence and understanding of the comprehensive protocols in place and to share information regarding how this plan establishes a framework for a consistent response by police agencies in dealing with deadly force incidents. 

Senate Bill 111 requires that each county in the state develop, approve and submit to the Attorney General a plan relating to managing deadly physical force incidents.

Representatives from Fairview Police Department, Gresham Police Department, Multnomah County Sheriff’s and District Attorney’s Office, Oregon State Police, Portland Police Bureau, Port of Portland Police and Troutdale Police Department will be present during the presentation.

(Spanish interpreters will be in attendance)

SB 111 Community Outreach Presentation

Date:                       April 14, 2011
Time:                       6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
   Multnomah County East Building,
   Sharron Kelly Conference Room,
   600 NE  8th Street,
   Gresham, Oregon

Contact Info: Lt. Harry Smith

Acting Public Information Officer
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

Pager #503-271-0226

Ofc. #503-988-4135


Chinatown Dance Rock band "The Slants" talk about difficulties trying to trademark their name.

program date: 
Wed, 03/30/2011

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

Should the US Patent Office get to decide your racial identity? Lisa's guests are Chinatown Dance Rock band TheSlants on their struggle to name their band any damn way they please.



The state of Medical Marijuana in Oregon

program date: 
Fri, 03/25/2011

Host Sue Supriano speaks with Anthony Johnson, the Clinical Director of Oregon Green Free and the political Director of Progressive Reform of Oregon, and Sara Duff, board member at the Institute for Cannabis Therapeutics and Human Resources Director at Oregon Green Free.

OGF, the largest Medicial Marijauna organization in Oregon, is a federal 501(c)(3) non-profit staffed primarily by volunteers.

OGF provides a needed resource for those on the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP).

The Iron Tribe cleans out drug houses and moves in ex-offenders in recovery.

program date: 
Wed, 03/23/2011

 Hosted by Lisa Loving


Iron Tribe: a local re-entry program built by ex-offenders.
In the studio today are Bear, Shawn, and Jason.  Joining us by phone is Corbett.

Now 200 members strong, they’ve built a re-entry program for themselves, from scratch. Is bootstrapping up a myth? Not for these guys.  Do call in with your questions!

Those wanting to learn more about Iron Tribe can listen to Duke University Steve Greenberg’s audio piece on the tribe at

Those who are looking to recover from addictions and criminality can call Bear Cubbedge at (503) 754-3495. “We mentor each other as equals,” said Bear.




Japanese Nuclear Reactor Crisis Implications for Northwest

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Wed, 03/16/2011

 Host Lisa Loving speaks with Gerry Pollet, Executive Director of Heart of America Northwest.

The Japanese reactor crisis has important implications for Northwest:  

The explosion Sunday night at Reactor 3 involved a reactor using Plutonium fuel. Heart of America Northwest has recently exposed secret plans by Energy Northwest, formerly WPPSS, to have its Hanford reactor be first in US to experiment using Plutonium fuel with higher risks of accident and more radiation release. 


Ironically, Heart of America Northwest was working last week to prepare a lawsuit over Energy Northwest's failure to provide all public records on its secret plan to use Plutonium fuel beginning in 2013, with a deadline to file suit this coming week.

A partial meltdown and release from a reactor with Plutonium fuel would be far more catastrophic due to the Plutonium fuel than at the adjoining Reactor 1 (which is the reactor whose secondary containment building blew up).


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