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Episode Archive

Don Merrill's State Constitution Website a Platform for Education, Activism

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Wed, 12/04/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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How does your state Constitution impact your life? And how can you use it for social change?

Many people have no idea how our lives are affected by the decisions of state governments and the language enshrined in state Constitutions. Don Merrill wants to change that. With his new website, http://www.stateconstitutions.us, you can not only read and compare state Constitutions but you can also download audio files of each one like an e-book; plus you can learn about the most recent news relating to Constitutional challenges around the country. And Merrill hopes you will use this tool to make your state the best that it can be. Join us for Wednesday Talk Radio and find out more about Merrill's fascinating project.

David Walker on Media and Culture

Air date: 
Wed, 11/27/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Interview with David Walker, local journalist, filmmaker and comic book writer

Host Lisa Loving speaks with local journalist, filmmaker, and comic book writer David Walker. He has a new book about the importance of independent media.

Rob Smith of Cascade AIDS Project on what Obamacare might mean for those with HIV-AIDS

Air date: 
Wed, 11/20/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Rob Smith of Cascade AIDS Project on what Obamacare might mean for those with HIV-AIDS

If all goes according to plan, January 1, 2014 stands as the first day in US history that everyone with an HIV-AIDS diagnosis can start receiving healthcare. The Obamacare rollout has been a disaster -- but it could also be a lifeline. Our guest is Rob Smith of the Cascade AIDS Project which has done more than almost any other group in the state to make sure its community gets covered. Will it work out? Call in to 503 213-8187 with your questions or comments.

Music and Politics with Justin Bridges and Simon Tam

Air date: 
Wed, 11/13/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Music and Politics with Justin Bridges and Simon Tam

On the second anniversary of the City of Portland's destruction of Occupy, Lisa Loving's guest is folk music artist Justin Bridges, who filed a lawsuit against the city for police brutality over the Occupy riots. He's bringing his guitar.

Also Simon Tam of The Slants stops by. The Slants are the Asian band fighting the feds over the right to copyright their band name which the US copyright office says is racist -- BUT THEY'RE ASIAN. 

How Global Warming Is Affecting Oregonians

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Wed, 10/30/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Discussion of the impact of climate change on our lives

Global warming is already here in the Pacific Northwest. What are you doing to change your habits and how are you adapting your home for the worse changes to come? 

We do not have a guest today because the guests are -- YOU. We'll look at  current research and new suggestions out of the Multnomah County Health Department. 
How has your life been impacted by climate change so far? And what do you think should be done on the policy level? Call in and testify, 503-231-8187.

Bill Power on his book, "Cold, Hungry and in the Dark: Exploding the Natural Gas Supply Myth."

Air date: 
Wed, 10/23/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Looking at why shale gas is not the 'game-changer' touted in Wall Street's propaganda mills
Host Lisa Loving speaks with Bill Powers about his book, "Cold, Hungry and in the Dark: Exploding the Natural Gas Supply Myth." Does shale gas change everything? Will its development lead to U.S. energy independence and decades of cheap energy for America? The significance of shale gas as an important energy source has been vastly overstated. Unlike many of the energy pundits who put forward wildly optimistic and completely unsupported estimates of future shale gas recoveries, "Cold, Hungry and in the Dark," looks at the facts of America's supply of natural gas.

Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil

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Wed, 10/16/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Author Timothy Mitchell talks about the history of oil-based forms of modern democratic politics
Host Lisa Loving speaks with Timothy Mitchell about his new book "Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil." How does oil undermine democracy, and our ability to address the environmental crisis? In "Carbon Democracy" Timothy Mitchell argues that no nation escapes the political consequences of our collective dependence on oil. It shapes the body politic both in regions such as the Middle East, which rely upon revenues from oil production, and in the places that have the greatest demand for energy. In the twenty-first century, the oil-based forms of modern democratic politics have become unsustainable.

Mental Health First Aid with Leah Hunter

Air date: 
Wed, 10/09/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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News & commentary on local, national and international issues - we invite your calls at 503-231-8187

Lisa Loving's guest is Leah Hunter with the Mental Health First Aid project. They hold their first training this Friday.
Open Minds Open Doors and Folk Time are premiering the Mental Health First Aid Documentary at the Bing Lounge this Friday October 11th 5pm -- 7pm. The documentary participants will talk about how the training has impacted their lives. Also at the event Dave Mowry of Stand Up for Mental Health shows how he uses comedy as a tool for living with Bipolar disorder.

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The wit and wisdom of Rose Bent, one of the hottest up and coming hip hop groups in the Portland area

program date: 
Wed, 12/01/2010

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

 

An Oregon teenager is charged with terrorist conspiracy. But what really happened? And what are the biggest issues facing youth of color in Oregon? Who is taking the time to shape their lives? Our guests this week are the three women artists of Rose Bent, one of the hottest up and coming hip hop groups in the Portland area. Singers, songwriters, musicians, youth mentors -- tune in to Wednesday Talk Radio for the wit and wisdom of Rose Bent.

 

 

Jonathon Bartholomew on the OSPIRG's Annual Watchdog Report about Dangerous Toys.

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program date: 
Wed, 11/24/2010

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

Despite continued toy recalls, toxic items remain on the shelves this holiday season for unsuspecting consumers to gift their young family and friends. What should you watch out for, and why is it still on the market? Lisa Loving hosts OSPIRG’s Jonathon Bartholomew on the Public Interest Research Group’s Annual watchdog report about dangerous toys.

Please DO Donate to the Sleeping Bag Drive!!!

See 211info for Emergency Warming Centers Information.  It's COLD out there!

 

This week’s Aaron Campbell vigil, upcoming public meetings on Police Accountability Reform

program date: 
Wed, 11/17/2010

Hosted by Lisa Loving

In the wake of the Police Bureau’s firing of Officer Ronald Frashour for the fatal shooting of Aaron Campbell, Lisa Loving’s guest on Wednesday morning Talk Radio is Dan Handelman of Portland Copwatch. Tune in for the latest news on this week’s Aaron Campbell vigil, upcoming public meetings on Police Accountability Reform and Mayor Sam Adams’ proposed new gun laws. Find out how you can get involved.

 

The Albina Ministerial Alliance also announced they plan to hold a prayer vigil for Aaron Campbell this  Wednesday at the Portland Police Bureau's Northeast Precinct at 449 N.E. Emerson. It is scheduled to start at 6 p.m.

 

 

John Feffer discusses "The lies of Islamophobia"

program date: 
Fri, 11/12/2010

Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with writer John Feffer, co-director of Foreign Policy in Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies and author of a new exploration of the next wave of Islamophobia in post-election Washington in the context of almost 1,000 years of such fears in the West. Read "The Lies of Islamophobia, The Three Unfinished Wars of the West Against the Rest" at http://www.tomdispatch.com/archive/175317/
Other writings by John Feffer can be found at his website www.johnfeffer.com

WHistleblower Jesselyn Radack Blows her Whistle

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program date: 
Wed, 11/10/2010

 Hosted by Lisa Loving.

Today's guest is Whistleblower, Jesselyn Radack, from the Government Accountability Project, in to talk about Blowing Whistles on Corruption and Corporate Control of our Government.

 

Denis C. Theriault, News Editor of the Portland Mercury, on election results.

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program date: 
Wed, 11/03/2010

 Host Lisa Loving speaks with Denis C. Theriault, News Editor of the Portland Mercury, about election results.

Kelsey Pine from Portland's Women's Crisis Line talks about this weekends Vigil for Victims of Domestic Violence

program date: 
Wed, 10/27/2010

 Is the economy fueling violence within families? Wednesday Talk Radio host Lisa Loving speaks with Kelsey Pine about the Portland Women’s Crisis Line vigil for victims of domestic violence to be held this Thursday at Holladay Park -- the second vigil the group has held in the past 14 months.

 A listener suggested the Portland Men's Resource Center as an alternate source of support.

Mickey Huff, co-author of Project Censored’s “Censored 2011: The Top Censored Stories of 2009-2010.″

program date: 
Wed, 10/20/2010

Host Lisa Loving speaks with Mickey Huff, co-author of Project Censored’s “Censored 2011: The Top Censored Stories of 2009-2010.″ They will discuss the most under-reported stories the corporate media ignore.

"Censored 2011" features a full Truth Emergency section this year to address State Crimes Against Democracy as well as analysis of the corporate media spin that led to the Iraq War and continues to hide US allied atrocities in the Middle East. Also new this year is the Project Censored International section of the book, reviewing global trends in media control and censorship. Former director Peter Phillips and new director Mickey Huff describe the new directions of the Project and research methodology plus an update from Dave Mathison on Being the Media, London’s Index on Censorship.

David Barsamian discusses Current Events

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program date: 
Wed, 10/13/2010

 Host Lisa Loving speaks with David Barsamian about the Media, U.S. Foreign Policy and the Obama Administration

 

Jon Bartholomew from OSPIRG talks about Unfair Banking Practices

program date: 
Wed, 09/29/2010

Hosted by Lisa Loving

Have you ever been hit with overdraft fees from your bank – even though you carefully calculated your spending? What if you knew the bank was deliberately processing your checks and deposits to maximize its chances to charge you cash penalties for overdrafts? Join host Lisa Loving and her guest Jon Bartholomew from OSPIRG Wednesday morning at 8 to talk about the recent court ruling against Wells Fargo Bank, and how we consumers are still struggling to get the bank to play fair with our money.

Callers recommended visiting MoveYourMoney.info for related info on dealing with banks.

Keywords to use when dealing with Abusive Banks:

I'm filing a Better Business Bureau Report
I'm filing a complaint with our State Attorney General
Would you like some Litigation with your Obsitinacy, Sir?
Close my Account NOW, please.

 

 

 

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