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Episode Archive

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

Talk Radio on 02/22/12

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Wed, 02/22/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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PFLAG Portland Marks 3rd Anniversary

Marriage Equality, Family, and Portland PFLAG's 3rd Anniversary celebration this weekend. Our guests are Khalil and Antoinette Edwards from Portland's chapter of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. Call in 503-231-8187.

Talk Radio on 02/15/12

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Wed, 02/15/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Susan Herman on “Taking Liberties: The War on Terror and the Erosion of American Democracy"

Host Lisa Loving speaks with Susan Herman about her new book “Taking Liberties: The War on Terror and the Erosion of American Democracy” which takes a hard look at the human and social costs of the War on Terror. A decade after 9/11, it is far from clear that the government's hastily adopted antiterrorist tactics--such as the Patriot Act--are keeping us safe, but it is increasingly clear that these emergency measures in fact have the potential to ravage our lives--and have already done just that to countless Americans.

Talk Radio on 02/08/12

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Wed, 02/08/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The Media's Role in the Fate of the World

Host Lisa Loving speaks with Maria Armoudian about her new book "Kill the Messenger: The Media's Role in the Fate of the World," an in-depth examination of the media's power to help or harm.

What role do the media have in creating the conditions for atrocities in areas of conflict? Conversely, can the media be used to preserve democracy and safeguard the human rights of all citizens in a diverse society? How will the media affect the fate of the planet itself.

How does the media interact with psychological and cultural forces to impact perceptions, fears, peer-pressure, "groupthink," and the creation of heroes and villains?

Talk Radio on 02/01/12

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Wed, 02/01/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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What's wrong with anti-contraception conservatives?

Lisa Loving's guest is Robert Walker, Executive Vice President of the Population Institute.

If the current GOP presidential primary campaign is remembered for nothing else, it will be known for the meteoric rise of the "anti-contraception conservatives."

• Rick Santorum thinks states should have the power to ban family planning.

• Mitt Romney wants to eliminate funding for Title X, which helps to provides low-income women with access to family planning and reproductive health services.

• Rick Perry proudly trumpeted the fact that Texas had slashed state support for family planning clinics by two-thirds.

Talk Radio on 01/27/12

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Fri, 01/27/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Joe Uris guest hosts Friday Morning Talk Radio

Joe Uris guest hosts.

Talk Radio on 01/25/12

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Wed, 01/25/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Literacy programs at Multnomah County Library

It used to be that literacy was a question of: can you read or can't you? Today literacy experts look at the levels of reading ability -- reading a medicine bottle, a newspaper, or a ballot all require different levels of literacy. Our guest Melissa Madensky from the Multnomah County Library talks about their new literacy programs at the North Portland Library. Tune in and call 503-231-8187 with your stories about the issue, plus find out how you can help increase literacy in your community. Wednesday at 8am on 90.7 FM, KBOO.

Find links here to articles, documents and videos about adult literacy and related issues.

Talk Radio on 01/18/12

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Wed, 01/18/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Right 2 Dream Too talking about their homeless families' encampment on a fenced streetcorner

First snowstorm of the year, and host Lisa Loving spends the hour with Ibrahim Mubarak and others from Right 2 Dream Too talking about their homeless families' encampment on a fenced streetcorner on NW Burnside Street in Portland.
Questions for Right 2 Dream Too, or offers of resources, call us during the show at 503-231-8171.
Right 2 Dream Too. Get involved with them here and they are on Facebook . Read recent media coverage of the movement and the issue here.


David Cobb talks about the Republicrat/Demublican stalemate plaguing American Politics

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Wed, 03/02/2011

 Hosted by: Lisa Loving

Can the United States break out of the Republicrat/Demublican stalemate?

Congress this week is fighting to come up with a temporary budget solution to keep open the government's doors while the two parties in power struggle over their competing political interests. Can the United States break out of the Republicrat/Demublican stalemate? Our guest on Wednesday Talk Radio is former Green Party Presidential Candidate David Cobb, who visits Portland next week to talk about the failures of our voting system and what you can do to help build a new one. Lisa Loving hosts.

Ruth Conniff, Political Editor at The Progressive, on the Situation in Wisconsin

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Wed, 02/23/2011

 Hosted by Crystal Leighty

Today's guest is Ruth Conniff, Political Editor at the Madison-base magazine, The Progressive.  We'll be talking about the current Political Issues gripping Wisconsin and the nation.

Ruth Conniff covers national politics for The Progressive and is a voice of The Progressive on many TV and radio programs. Conniff was a regular on CNN’s Sunday Capital Gang and is now a regular on PBS’s To the Contrary. She also has appeared frequently on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal and on NPR and Pacifica. Conniff’s op-ed commentaries have appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times. She also contributes regularly to Isthmus, Madison’s weekly newspaper. Conniff became The Progressive’s Associate Editor in 1991, and Managing Editor in January 1997. 


Trenette Wilson from talks about Teen Dating Violence

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Wed, 02/16/2011

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

Today's guest is Trenette Wilson, CEO and founder of Urban, in to talk about Violence in Teenaged Relationships, and Domestic Violence in general.

Today's show was very insightful, with plenty of callers offering Resources for the Battered, including Officer Tina Jones from the Portland Police Domestic Violence Reduction Unit.  Portland Hotline: (503) 823-0090

Rachel suggested the Volunteers of America Home Free Emergency Hotline: (503) 771-5503

The Portland Women's Crisis Line is (503) 235-5333

The Mid Valley Women's Crisis Line in Salem is (503) 399-7722




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People of Purpose and Associates' latest Community Aid Projects

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Wed, 02/09/2011

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

My guests this morning on KBOO Talk Radio: Larry Collins, Fulton Burns, and Bruce Johnson from the People of Purpose and Associates, who are doorknocking in East County to chat with people about community violence as well as police accountability.


Richard Wolff on the current state of the economy

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Wed, 02/02/2011

Host Lisa Loving interviews renowned University of Massachusetts Economics Professor, Richard Wolff about the current state of the economy including the global economy's role in the political changes we're seeing in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, and now Jordan.

Wolff is author of the book "Capitalism Hits the Fan: The Global Economic Meltdown and What to Do About It." He said last week: "Some 20-30 million unemployed, underemployed, and no-longer-even-looking workers were not worth addressing nor offering any new governmental program (e.g. direct federal hiring as undertaken by FDR from 1934 to 1941). The past program of Bush and Obama to rely on the private sector and stimulating it in the hopes that benefits will trickle down to reduce unemployment has not worked now for years. Yet that is all the State of the Union address offers, more of the same old, same old that has failed. The long term effects of massive, long-term unemployment will continue to undermine growth and revitalization of the U.S. economy in multiple ways.

Portland film critic David Walker on culture and race

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Wed, 01/26/2011

Hosted by Lisa Loving

This year marks the 15th anniversary of Portland film critic David Walker’sacclaimed Black Culture blog, BadazzMofo. To celebrate, host Lisa Loving invited Walker to talk about his new book of essays, "Why’s the Brotha Gotta Die?," delving into one of his blog’s most popular features, exploring why Black characters get killed in movies.

Local Expert Don Francis talks about Radon in and around Portland

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Wed, 01/19/2011

 Host Lisa Loving's guest is radon expert Don Francis talking about why Oregon -- and Portland in particular --  is a hotspot for radon, which is the biggest trigger for lung cancer among those who do not smoke.

You can buy a Radon Test Kit from the American Lung Association of Oregon.

Low Income CItizens can get a FREE Radon Test Kit from the Josiah Hill Clinic.




The Psychology of Racism

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Mon, 01/17/2011

 Guest host Will Hall of Madness Radio discusses "The Psychology of Racism" and invites your calls.


Sara Robinson discusses the question: What if the Arizona shooter had been a Muslim?

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Wed, 01/12/2011

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

What if accused Arizona shooter Jared Loughner had been a Muslim? Host Lisa Loving speaks with Sara Robinson, senior fellow at the Campaign for America's Future? The shooting in Arizona is the result of twenty years of conservative media propagating violent rhetoric against liberal Americans. This is what domestic terrorism looks like, and we would be much faster to call it that if the shooter had been a Muslim.


Right 2 Survive: housing as a human right in PDX, and across US

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Fri, 01/07/2011

Guest host Trillium Shannon speaks with Right 2 Survive members about the systemic abuses that keep people from accessing housing in Portland and across the United States.  Right 2 Survive, or R2S, is an organization made up of Portland residents who are unhoused, formerly unhoused, and allies.  They'll share stories, ask for your feedback, and offer some concrete ways to support elevating housing to the level of a human right.  Call in at 503-231-8187. 


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