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Wednesday Talk Radio on 08/14/13

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Wed, 08/14/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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City of Portland Workers Rally for a Fair Contract Today
City of Portland Workers Rally for a Fair Contract Today

Hundreds of city workers including water treatment operators, street pavers, sewer cleaners, and mechanics will converge in downtown Portland’s Chapman Square on Wednesday afternoon for a free community concert and solidarity rally to draw attention to their current contract negotiations with the City of Portland.  In support of their contract fight, union members and community supporters will call on City Council to weigh in on negotiations and direct management to bargain in good faith with the District Council of Trade Unions, a coalition of seven unions that operate jointly in bargaining with the City of Portland. 

Host Lisa Loving speaks with some of the workers about their fight.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 08/07/13

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Wed, 08/07/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Muslims for Peace
Muslims for Peace

This weekend is Eid al Fitr, and the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Southwest Portland is -- like Muslim communities all over the world -- holding a big celebration. Our guest is Harris Zafar,  National Spokesperson for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA - the oldest Muslim organization in the United States. He'll be talking about the Ahmadiyya Community’s nationwide “Muslims for Peace” initiative (www.MuslimsForPeace.org) .
Active across its 70+ chapters throughout the country, the program encourages youth -- particularly Muslim  youth -- to speak out about the true, peaceful and tolerant teachings of Islam.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 07/24/13

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Wed, 07/24/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The Twenty Top Generic Drugs Delayed By Industry Payoffs

New Research by the Public Interest Research Group shows people with cancer, heart disease, and other serious conditions are forced to pay ten times more than necessary for medication. Host Lisa Loving's guest is OSPIRG's Jesse O'Brien.

Is your health impacted by Big Pharma?  We want to hear from you. Call in 503-231-8187.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 07/03/13

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Wed, 07/03/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Examining the political ideas behind our government and communities

On the eve of Independence day we take a look at ideas -- the political ideas that shape our government and our communities. Our guest is local novelist Robert Peate, whose newest book, 'Sisyphus Shrugged' http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17687581-sisyphus-shrugged is 'a response to Ayn Rand.' Which are the most critical ideas you see playing out in the daily headlines, in Congress and in the transit area of the Moscow airport?

Wednesday Talk Radio on 06/26/13

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Wed, 06/26/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Reclaiming the Willamette River for recreational uses

This summer we have two chances to jump into the Willamette River with a thousand of our new BFFs with the World Float, Friday, July 5, and Big Float 3 on July 28. Our guests are event organizer Will Levenson and inspirational swimmer Michelle Macy on reclaiming the Willamette River.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 06/19/13

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Wed, 06/19/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Shafia Monroe and the International Center for Traditional Childbirth
 
The International Center for Traditional Childbirth in Portland is holding a special event for Black moms and moms to be this month. We spend the hour with founder Shafia Monroe, who has built connections between Black communities and county health workers to address the infant mortality rate in African and African American families -- the highest in our region.
 

Wednesday Talk Radio on 06/05/13

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Wed, 06/05/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Building a community of support and services around families impacted by Alzheimer's

We're checking in with Jon Bartholomew and our friends at the Alzheimer's Association of Oregon, the only group working to get ahead of what will be one of the biggest public health issues of our time. Have you or someone you know been diagnosed with Alzheimer's -- or are you worrying they will be? Tune in and learn about the incredible work of the Alzheimer's Association of Oregon.

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John Feffer discusses "The lies of Islamophobia"

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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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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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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

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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.″

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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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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

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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.

 

 

Wireless Radiation Rescue

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Fri, 09/24/2010

Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Kerry Crofton, author of Wireless Radiation Rescue – safeguarding your family from the risks of electro-pollution, and David Morrison, a local advocate for public awareness of biological effects of wireless technology and non-ionizing radiation. David Morrison is leading a campaign to prevent the installation of a 90 foot cell tower near Mt Tabor Middle School.

Kerry Crofton, PhD, of Victoria, BC, is a health educator and the director of WellBeing International. She has a doctorate in health psychology, and her thirty years of professional work includes a clinical practice, directing a biofeedback clinic, and developing and delivering wellness programs for air traffic controllers, commercial and fighter pilots, nurses, and others in high-stress occupations.

notabortower.com

http://www.radiationrescue.org/

www.thepeoplesinitiative.org

www.powerwatch.org.uk

www.magdahavas.com

Lisa Dobson and The Moral Underground: How Ordinary People Subvert an Unfair Economy

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Wed, 09/22/2010

Host Lisa Loving speaks with Lisa Dodson, a public sociologist at Boston College whose research interests include poverty, public policy, and low-income work and family life. She also specializes in collaborative research methods, conducting inquiry that includes the thinking of people “under study.” She has developed an area of specialty -- Poverty, Families, and Social Policy – focusing on the spreading effects of economic stratification. Her new book The Moral Underground: How Ordinary People Subvert an Unfair Economy is based on eight years of research about hidden resistance to an economy that harms millions of working families.

 

Transforming Awareness - Robert Thurman, scholar, author, and 1st American Tibetan Buddhist Monk

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Fri, 09/10/2010

Natalie Butto hosts a special live Talk radio program featuring preeminent scholar and leader Robert Thurman. Thurman is a Columbia University Professor, prolific author, a former Tibetan Buddhist monk, co-founder of the Tibet House (along with Richard Gere), and formerly on Time Magazine's list of Most Influential Americans. Thurman and fellow humanitarian spiritual leader Michael Bernard Beckwith will be in Portland on Friday evening for a unique "Transforming Awareness" conversation about how people can effect positive prosperity in their lives and in the world.

Also on the program is Heather Jones, author liaison from Beyond Words Publishing (event co-sponsor), who shares insights about Thurman, "The Secret", and her own path.

 

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