Wednesday Talk Radio

Episode Archive

Wednesday Talk Radio on 09/11/13

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Wed, 09/11/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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News & commentary on local, national and international issues - we invite your calls at 503-231-8187

Host Lisa Loving looks at the 9/11 Anniversaries of the US backed coup in Chile and the destruction of the World Trade Center in New York with two guests:

Blase Bonpane is Director of the Office of the Americas, a former Maryknoll priest, liberation theology expert and peace activist whose recent autobiography is "Imagine No Religion."
 
John B. Quigley is a professor of law at the Moritz College of Law at the Ohio State University. He is an expert on international law, his newest essay published yesterday is "Seeking a new, more nuanced peace movement."
 
They will relate the anniversaries of 9/11 to President Obama's plans for military action in Syria.

 

Wednesday Talk Radio on 08/28/13

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Wed, 08/28/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Cameron Whitten about City Halls backtracking on homeless policies.
Cameron Whitten and City Halls' backtracking on homeless policies.

Lisa Loving talks with Cameron Whitten about City Halls backtracking on homeless policies.

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?

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"Pretext" stops and racial profiling by local police

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Mon, 08/02/2010

Linda Olson-Osterlund conducts a discussion with listeners on the use of "pretext" stops and racial profiling by local police. Pretext stops occur when police become suspicious about a car or its occupants, and then use a minor traffic infraction as an excuse to initiate a stop. This controversial law enforcement technique led to the fatal shooting of James Jahar Perez, an unarmed black motorist, killed by a Portland policeman in 2004. 

Portland Youth Summit 2010

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Wed, 07/28/2010

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

Today's guests are representatives from the Portland Youth Summit 2010

   Imani Muhammad 

   Benji Pachino

   J. C. Cordeta

Callers suggested the following web sites for Youth Involvement:

Peace and Justice Works

Partnership for Safety and Justice

Betties 360

Ethos Music Center

Salvation Army Music Centers

 

Austerity: Why and for Whom?

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Fri, 07/23/2010

Host Per Fagereng interviews RICHARD WOLFF, author of the book "Capitalism Hits the Fan: The Global Economic Meltdown and What to Do About It." He recently wrote the piece "Austerity: Why and for Whom?"
Richard Wolff is professor emeritus of economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is currently a visiting professor in the Graduate Program for International Affairs at the New School University in New York City. Video of his talk "Capitalism Hits the Fan" is available at: http://www.capitalismhitsthefan.com .

Dwayne Ratleff and Don't Eat That, an iPhone Food Safety Application

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Wed, 07/21/2010

Hosted by Lisa Loving 

Today's guest is Dwayne Ratleff, who has written an iPhone Application devoted to tracking Food Additives, what they are, and what they do to your health.  It is intended to be a shopping reference, so you can evaluate the safety of the foods you propose to serve your family *before* you put the product into your shopping cart.

The Application is called "Don't Eat That" and can be found at the iTunes Store here.

 

Chuck Sheketoff on the coming Budget Cuts, and what Services are likely to be cut because of them.

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Wed, 07/14/2010

Hosted by Lisa Loving 

Today's guest is Chuck Sheketoff, executive director of the Oregon Center for Public Policy, on what services are likely to be eliminated in next year's budget. How will you be affected?

In Washington, please visit the Washington State Budget & Policy Center.

 

Gareth Porter on the War in Afghanistan

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Wed, 07/07/2010

 Hosted by Lisa Loving.

Today's topic is the War in Afghanistan, and her guest is independent historian and foreign policy analyst, Gareth Porter.  We ask "Why are we sending our Children off to War, and how can we AVOID losing them?"

Callers suggested the following web sites for further reading on the topic:

GI Rights Hotline - Military Discharges, UA/AWOL and Military Counseling

Investigative Reporters and Editors - Resource to learn about Military Programs & Spending

The National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth - Counter Recruitment Essentials

Military-Free Schools - More Counter Recruitment Resources

Lewis & Clark Military Counseling Program - GI Rights, Military Discharge, and Suicide Hotline

 

 

 

Dr. Ron Walters, director of the African American Institute, on unemployment

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Wed, 06/30/2010

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

Are you unemployed? Are you receiving benefits? How are you holding out? Host Lisa Loving speaks live with Dr. Ron Walters, director of the African American Institute and professor emeritus of government and politics from the University of Maryland. His opinion column this week is about radical Republicans’ defeat of unemployment benefit extensions in Congress, and we want to hear your story about unemployment.

 

Food Production in a Resource-Challenged Future

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Fri, 06/25/2010

Exploring issues related to feeding ourselves in a world facing several, possibly overlapping and synergistic resource peaks:  phosphorus (1, 2, 3), soil (1, 2, 3), water (1, 2, 3), oil (1, 2, 3).

Some general relevant starter links:

Food security (@  Wikipedia)

Energy Bulletin - Food &  Agriculture section

Portland Farmers Markets

Community Food Security Coalition

City of Portland Community Gardens

How to Start a Garden

 

 

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Jeri Williams on the National Federal Budget Discussion

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Wed, 06/23/2010

 Lisa Loving hosts.

Her guest is neighborhood activist and environmentalist Jeri Williams. They will discuss neighborhood issues and the national budget discussion happening at the Oregon Convention Center on June 26th.

 

Portland Public Schools' plan to Close Jefferson High, and the Outcry against it.

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Wed, 06/16/2010

 Hosted by Lisa Loving.

The Portland Public School Redesign calls for the closing of Jefferson High.  Many in the Community see closing Jefferson as an affront to the lesser-privileged portion of the Portland Community.  What do YOU think?  

 

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