Wednesday Talk Radio

Episode Archive

Talk Radio on 04/25/12

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Wed, 04/25/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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May Day and Mass Action

Ani and Theresa sit in for Lisa today. The topic is May Day! May Day is an international day of celebration to honor the labor movement. This year the Occupy movement has made a call for mass action—the May First General Strike (#M1GS): a day without the 99%. 

Talk Radio on 04/18/12

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Wed, 04/18/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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School Closures in Portland

Portland Public Schools says it's closing down the Harriet Tubman Young Women's Leadership Academy, and will shutter Humboldt school, also in North Portland. The vote is expected April 23. Our guests are parents and supporters of the YWLA, which has posted solid academic gains throughout its five years as a spinoff from Jefferson High School. Tune in and call with your comments 503-231-8187. Streaming live at

Talk Radio on 04/11/12

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Wed, 04/11/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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City of Portland Budget: The Housing Safety Net

The current proposed City of Portland budget slashes the housing safety net of home buying assistance, foreclosure prevention help and shelters. Live from 8-9am our guests are Rudy Ulin and Victor Merced of Hacienda Community Development Corporation. Call in 503-231-8187.

Talk Radio on 04/04/12

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Wed, 04/04/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Analysis of the Mental Health Industry

Is it possible that the drug-based psychiatric care industry has actually fueled an epidemic of mental illness?

Our guest is Marcia Meyer of the local group Rethinking Psychiatry, which puts on an annual symposium scrutinizing the mental health industry -- that event is coming up in May.

Meanwhile, their upcoming fundraiser is Tuesday, April 17, 4 - 6:00 PM at the First Unitarian Church Channing Room, 1011 SW 12th Avenue, Portland, with speaker Robert Whitaker, award winning author of "Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America."

Talk Radio on 03/28/12

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Wed, 03/28/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Racist Native American 'Mascots' in the Schools: Will the State Ban Them at Last?

The Oregon State Board of Education is getting ready to make a decision on abolishing "Race-Based Native American Mascots" at local schools, and the Oregon Indian Education Association has launched the Mascot Project, asking the Board to ban them in state funded schools. Our guests in the studio are Se-ah-dom Edmo and Sam Sachs, a co-founder of Connections program. What's your take? Call in 503-281-8187.

Talk Radio on 03/21/12

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Wed, 03/21/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Are School Suspensions and Expulsions Driving the Achievement Gap and the Incarceration Rate?

What drives the drop out rate, the achievement gap and the incarceration rate? A growing movement says too many kids are getting suspended and expelled from school as a form of punishment, and more black kids are suspended and expelled from school than any other group. We're live in Studio 2 with Sheila Warren of the Portland Parents Union, who is working right now on school push out.
Have you been suspended or expelled from school? Call us with your story 503-231-8187.

Talk Radio on 03/14/12

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Wed, 03/14/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Growing Up Black in 'Lake No Negro'

'Lake Oswego High: Racist Tweets are Only Tip of the Iceberg.'

Our guest is journalist Bruce Poinsette, author of a personal essay about growing up Black in Lake Oswego published in The Skanner News and the Oregonian. That's Wednesday, 8-9am on KBOO 90.7 FM in Portland. Stream it live Call in 503-281-8187.

Talk Radio on 03/09/12

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Fri, 03/09/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Fighting a Tar Sands Company's Claims to Private Land

Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Julia Trigg Crawford, a Texas landowner and farmer who isn’t letting the foreign tar sands company claim eminent domain rights to her land without putting up a fight. Two weeks ago Ms. Crawford launched a petition to protect her land from tar sands money and tar sands risks.

With support from activists on both sides of the aisle, Ms. Crawford is hopeful that the Texas farmer can claim victory over the multi-billion dollar tar sands company which is trying to build a pipeline to transport a highly toxic hydrocarbon (called “tar sands”) from Alberta, Canada to Texas to refine and then export to foreign countries.

Talk Radio on 03/07/12

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Wed, 03/07/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Portlander Judith Gelin on Haiti Relief Efforts

Two years after the devastating Haiti earthquake killed an estimated 300,000 people, activists including our guest, Judith Gelin of the Society for Haitian Arts and Culture, are still raising funds for the needy. But everyone asks: Where did all the relief money go?

Have you worked on Haitian relief with your school or any other group? Have you traveled to a disaster zone to help in reconstruction? Call in 503-231-8187

Talk Radio on 02/29/12

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Wed, 02/29/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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March and Rally against the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)

Host Jay Thiemeyer interviews local activist Kari about the March and Rally focused on the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and their role in the corporate corruption of our democracy.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 29th, Rally at 11:30am, March at 1pm

WHERE: March begins at Waterfront Park at SW Naito and SW Ankeny


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

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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.

  • Length: 56:12 minutes (51.45 MB)
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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.

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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

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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.

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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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