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

Air date: 
Wed, 12/04/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
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
Short Description: 
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
Short Description: 
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
Short Description: 
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

Air date: 
Wed, 10/30/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
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
Short Description: 
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

Air date: 
Wed, 10/16/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
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
Short Description: 
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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Wireless Radiation Rescue

program date: 
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

program date: 
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

program date: 
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.

War correspondent Aaron Glantz on the war in Iraq

program date: 
Wed, 09/08/2010

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

President Obama says he’s bringing the troops home from Iraq – but do you think the war is really over?  War correspondent Aaron Glantz, host Lisa Loving and listeners discuss his new book "The War Comes Home: Washington's Battle Against America's Veterans."

Public Transt and Civil Rights with Rev. Joseph Santos-Lyons, of OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon

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program date: 
Wed, 09/01/2010

 Public Transt and Civil Rights with Rev. Joseph Santos-Lyons, of OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon

Do you rely on public transit? What will the newly announced rate increases mean to you? Join host Lisa Loving on Wednesday Morning Talk Radio with guest the Rev. Joseph Santos-Lyons, Co-Director of OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon. OPAL is organizing a protest Wednesday afternoon against the rate increases. Public transit and Civil rights

WHO: Bus Riders Unite!  A project of OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon.
WHAT: Rally for the Bus
WHEN: Wednesday September 1st, 4:00-6:00 PM
WHERE: Portland City Hall 1221 SW 4th Ave (between Jefferson & Madison)
WHY: Bus Riders call upon TriMet Directors to develop a plan to restore bus service and find alternatives to fare increases.  For affordable, reliable bus service and a public transportation that meets our economic, environmental, livability and health goals.

Cascadia-2-Detroit: U.S. Social Forum Report Back

program date: 
Fri, 08/27/2010
Host Trillium Shannon speaks with participants in this Saturday's event called "Cascadia-2-Detroit: U.S. Social Forum Report Back. They'll talk about what happened at the Forum and what the relevence of the Forum is here in Portland.
Saturday evening (Aug 28, 7-10pm) a multi-media, interactive reportback on the US Social Forum at Sisters Of The Road (133 NW 6th Ave) featuring live performances by Mic Crenshaw and Danny Kelly.  Food and drink provided.  FREE.

Bi-Lingual Peace Tour - American Friends Service Committee & Portland Central American Solidarity Community

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program date: 
Wed, 08/25/2010

Hosted by Lisa Loving 

The peace movement is joining with cross-cultural organizers on a bi-lingual Peace Tour to examine the daily struggles of communities of color in our own city. Join host Lisa Loving and guests Megan Hise  from the Portland Central American Solidarity Committee and and Mireya Medina from The American Friends Service Committee, to look at how war hits us at home.

Join us for the Peace Tour's Kick-Off Concert:

Drop Beats, Not Bombs!!!  August 26th @ Rotture, 315 SE 3rd AVE Portland OR.   9pm

-or Support or Join the Tour with whatever Peace Resources you have to offer.

 

 

Bombs or Books? Zaher Wahab on the challenges to education in Afghanistan

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program date: 
Fri, 08/13/2010
Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Zaher Wahab, who just returned from five months in his native Afghanistan teaching other college professors at the country’s only graduate program in education.
 
Zaher Wahab was born and schooled in Afghanistan, received a B.A. in sociology from the American University of Beirut, an M.A. in comparative education from Teachers College, Columbia University and an M.A. in anthropology and a Ph.D. in international development education from Stanford University. Since joining the faculty at Lewis & Clark College, Professor Wahab has designed and taught about forty different graduate and undergraduate courses ranging from educational anthropology to international political economy. He currently teaches Foundations of Education, Race-Culture-Power, Paulo Freire, and the Middle East in Global Perspective. Dr. Wahab has planned and led college-sponsored overseas studies programs to Portugal, South Korea, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, India and China. He has served as a Fulbright Scholar in Egypt, Turkmenistan and twice in Kazakhstan. Dr. Wahab serves as a senior advisor to the Minister of Higher Education in Afghanistan, and has been spending about five months annually in that country since 2002. He has written and presented numerous papers at regional, national and international forums on comparative and international education, as well as area studies. He is a frequent speaker in Oregon educational, civic and media organizations. Professor Wahab has been "professor of the year" and profiled in theStanford Magazine, Academe, Lonely Planet and The Oregonian several times for his achievements and for his services in the U.S. and Afghanistan. Wahab's full CV, and any further information is available upon request.
To read a recent article on Zaher Wahab in The Lake Oswego Review, go to:   http://www.lakeoswegoreview.com/news/story.php?story_id=128095997420518700 

Charles McGee II and Amanda Lawrence from Josiah Hill Clinic on Lead in your Blood

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program date: 
Wed, 08/11/2010

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

Charles McGee II and Amanda Lawrence from the Josiah Hill Clinic join us in the KBOO Studio to talk about the importance of being tested for lead levels in the blood, even for adults.  Most of the emphasis around lead has centered around lead exposure to children because their growing metabolisms are more easily damaged.  However, the effects of lead poisoning on adults is no less serious.

The Josiah Hill Clinic provides free blood-lead testing for children and certain adults.  If you are an adult with a high risk of lead poisoning, you can be tested for free at the clinic.  Call (503) 802-7389 for details.

Callers offered the following tid-bits:

The Portland Development Council will give you a FREE Lead Testing Kit from their Lead Hazard Control Program.

The Metro Sustainable Living Program has information on Green Cleaners

Starting at about 45:00 minutes into the show, a listener from New York lists off a number of Green products that pass muster with her Homeopathic partner.

And, of course, we would not have a problem with lead at all if there was no PROFIT in using it.  To create a society that is not driven to destruction by the insatiable lust for PROFIT, consider contacting the Freedom Socialist Party for possible solutions.

 

  • Title: Talk Radio 20100811
  • Length: 53:41 minutes (24.58 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 11kHz 64Kbps (CBR)

People of Purpose and Associates are doing POSITIVE Work in our community!!!

program date: 
Wed, 08/04/2010

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

Today's guests are Larry Collins, Michael Harper, and Furlton Burns from POPA, People of Purpose and Associates.  Our topic is mentoring and supporting those with the greatest burdens stacked against them.

This is a very positive organization, providing invaluable resources for families, youth, and re-entry programs for the recently incarcerated.  Find out what they're doing in and around YOUR community to make Portland a Better Place to Live.

Callers offered the following additional resources during the course of the show:

Minority Information Outreach

My Voice Somali Organization

Playworks, Portland

Z-Man Scholarship Foundation

Reach and Empower All People - REAP

 

 

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