Wednesday Talk Radio

Episode Archive

Deep History & American Empire: Reflections on the Bundys, Manifest Destiny & left-right politics

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Wed, 02/03/2016 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Guest Anthony Hall, Prof. at Lethbridge Univ., author of "The American Empire & the Fourth World"
The occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Eastern Oregon has brought widespread attention to long-simmering (and occasionally boiling-over) conflicts over federally-owned and managed public lands in the West. Competing ideologies (states' rights vs. federal control; private property rights vs. public land management; "free market" access vs. environmental regulation etc.) echo debates and conflicts that go back to the founding of the United States. 

Report-back from the siege of Malheur, with Arun Gupta

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Wed, 01/27/2016 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Host Paul Roland and freelance reporter Gupta just got back from a week in Harney County
Special inside look at what's happening in Burns, Oregon. Roland and Gupta just spent a week in Burns, interviewing people in the community, visiting the occupation at the Malheur Wildlife refuge, hanging out in local bars, and generally getting a feel for how the "Bundy gang's" declaration of war on the federal government is playing out and affecting the local community.

Gupta has been covering the situation for "The Raw Story," a news website. See his reporting here: http://www.rawstory.com/2016/01/bundys-escalating-showdown-with-feds-as-support-dwindles-and-lone-wolves-come-looking-for-trouble/

As Bundy gang heightens tensions in Burns community: What's at stake in the Malheur takeover?

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Wed, 01/20/2016 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Guests Linda Neale (from Harney Co. homesteader family) and Bob Sallinger of Portland Audobon

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The Necessity of Disobedience, with guest Tim DeChristopher

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Wed, 01/13/2016 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Climate Change on Trial in Seattle
While a group of armed antigovernment militants casually tears down fences and accesses personal and official files in their second week of occupying the Malheur Wildlife Refuge offices in Eastern Oregon, another group of protestors in Seattle goes on trial for blocking a mile-long oil train in September, 2014.

Incident at Malheur: An Indigenous perspective on "militia" occupation in Eastern Oregon

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Wed, 01/06/2016 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Guest Jacqueline Keeler looks at settler myths and historical realities

As national and global media turn their attention to the small town of Burns in central-eastern Oregon, we here at KBOO are doing our best to keep up with events. By now you probably know the basic story: a small group of disgruntled Westerners, apparently mostly from Nevada and Arizona, split off from a larger march on Saturday and took over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge facility outsid of Burns. Ostensibly in support of two local ranchers, Dwight and Steven Hammond, who were convicted on arson charges, but had five-year minimum sentences imposed under the draconian Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996, the occupiers are linked to various  "militia"/property rights/possibly white supremacist groups.

BP Gulf spill, Fukushima, Aliso Canyon (LA) gas leak: inevitable disaster, predictable response...

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Wed, 12/30/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Guest Matt Pakucko on the massive gas gusher near his Porter Ranch community
Since  October 23, an aging gas well that ruptured has been spewing enormous amounts of methane into the air at the northern end of the San Fernando Valley outside of Los Angeles. Like the 2010 BP oil "spill" and the 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant meltdowns, this is an unprecedented, out-of-control situation involving energy extraction or production facilities. And, like those other two recent industrial disasters, the corporate and government response has been slow, deceptive and pathetically inadequate to the scale of the problem.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 12/23/15

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Wed, 12/23/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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News & commentary on local, national and international issues - we invite your calls at 503-231-8187

Challenging the Militarization of Climate Change, with guest Nick Buxton

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Wed, 12/16/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Co-editor of new book on "How the Military and Corporations are Shaping a Climate-changed World"
The military is at the heart of the fossil fuel economy, yet military emissions were specifically excluded from the Kyoto Protocol in 1997 at the behest of the U.S. government. Though it's possible they may no longer be specifically excluded in the wake of the recent Paris agreement, individual countries' current reporting of emissions and planned actions to combat climate change ("Intended Nationally Determined Contributions") have so far failed to include military emissions.

Reckoning with Reality: there's no way out!

Air date: 
Wed, 12/09/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Conversation with Robert Hunziker, social-ecological-economic writer/researcher
This week's (returning) guest is Robert Hunziker, who writes on climate change, Fukushima, political economy and other timely subjects for Counterpunch and other places. He lives in Los Angeles and can be reached at roberthunziker@icloud.com

 

In the Spirit of Insurrection: Experiences on the front lines of struggle

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Wed, 12/02/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Host Paul Roland reflects on his own activism and political perspective
Wednesday Talk Radio host Paul Roland has had a long history of involvement in ecological, Indigenous and land defense campaigns and movements. From the Earth First! and the Pacific NW forest protection battles of the 1980's and '90's to the struggle against an invasive high-speed train project in an Italian alpine valley, and back stateside in Appalachia and again in Oregon, he's both participated and reported on a wide variety of issues. 

For this Membership Drive, he's decided to talk about his own story. Listeners are invited to call in and interview him for a change, at 503-231-8187

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Everything you ever wanted to know about Mug Shots

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Wed, 12/08/2010

Hosted by Lisa Loving 

What happens when you're arrested?  Among other things, you get your picture taken!

Today's guest is the Editor of PDXmugShots.com.  Listen up, and find out what Mug Shots are, what happens to them, and what that might mean to YOU.  Do YOU peruse the Mug Shots?  Is YOUR mug out there?  Your Mom's?  DO call in with YOUR experiences with Mug Shots!

The wit and wisdom of Rose Bent, one of the hottest up and coming hip hop groups in the Portland area

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Wed, 12/01/2010

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

 

An Oregon teenager is charged with terrorist conspiracy. But what really happened? And what are the biggest issues facing youth of color in Oregon? Who is taking the time to shape their lives? Our guests this week are the three women artists of Rose Bent, one of the hottest up and coming hip hop groups in the Portland area. Singers, songwriters, musicians, youth mentors -- tune in to Wednesday Talk Radio for the wit and wisdom of Rose Bent.

 

 

Jonathon Bartholomew on the OSPIRG's Annual Watchdog Report about Dangerous Toys.

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Wed, 11/24/2010

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

Despite continued toy recalls, toxic items remain on the shelves this holiday season for unsuspecting consumers to gift their young family and friends. What should you watch out for, and why is it still on the market? Lisa Loving hosts OSPIRG’s Jonathon Bartholomew on the Public Interest Research Group’s Annual watchdog report about dangerous toys.

Please DO Donate to the Sleeping Bag Drive!!!

See 211info for Emergency Warming Centers Information.  It's COLD out there!

 

This week’s Aaron Campbell vigil, upcoming public meetings on Police Accountability Reform

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Wed, 11/17/2010

Hosted by Lisa Loving

In the wake of the Police Bureau’s firing of Officer Ronald Frashour for the fatal shooting of Aaron Campbell, Lisa Loving’s guest on Wednesday morning Talk Radio is Dan Handelman of Portland Copwatch. Tune in for the latest news on this week’s Aaron Campbell vigil, upcoming public meetings on Police Accountability Reform and Mayor Sam Adams’ proposed new gun laws. Find out how you can get involved.

 

The Albina Ministerial Alliance also announced they plan to hold a prayer vigil for Aaron Campbell this  Wednesday at the Portland Police Bureau's Northeast Precinct at 449 N.E. Emerson. It is scheduled to start at 6 p.m.

 

 

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

 

 

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