Wednesday Talk Radio
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).
Dan Johnson hosts a discussion of hunger in Oregon. His guests are Jessica Chanay, Deputy Director for Hunger Free Oregon and Jean Kempe Ware of the Oregon Food Bank.
Hosted by Lisa Loving.
Today's Guests are Mark Moscato and Amanda Tillstrom from the Dill Pickle Club in Portland. This newly formed Club is dedicated to uncovering Portland's forgotten history and compelling -- albeit dry -- policy issues. Their newest publication is a compendium of murals created by African American artists. What do you think are Portland's forgotten histories? And which boring policy issues do you think are crucial for the public to know about?
Hosted by Crystal Leighty
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.
Hosted by Lisa Loving
Today's guest is Trenette Wilson, CEO and founder of Urban Girlz.org, 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
- Title: Talk Radio 20110216
- Length: 57:09 minutes (26.16 MB)
- Format: MP3 Stereo 11kHz 64Kbps (CBR)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Low Income CItizens can get a FREE Radon Test Kit from the Josiah Hill Clinic.