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Talk Radio on 07/13/11

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Wed, 07/13/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Willamette Riverkeeper and The Big Float

What do you know about the current state of the Willamette River? Want to know more? Tune in as host Lisa Loving welcomes Willamette Riverkeeper's Travis Williams, Executive Director and Riverkeeper, and Will Levenson, organizer of The Big Float as they discuss the Willamette River and a new project to raise funds for the Willamette Riverkeeper to provide physical water access to the Willamette in downtown Portland.

Talk Radio on 07/06/11

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Wed, 07/06/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Why is the Black unemployment rate double that for whites?

Why has the Black unemployment rate stayed double that for whites since the 1940s? Lisa Loving's guest today is investigative reporter Andy Kroll of Mother Jones and TomDispatch.com. His recent article is,"What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Jobs: How Racism, Global Economics, and the New Jim Crow Fuel Black America's Crippling Jobs Crisis." He writes, "Nationwide, the unemployment rate for black workers at 16.2 percent is almost double the 9.1 percent rate for the rest of the population. And it's twice the 8 percent white jobless rate. ... Since the 1940s, the jobless rate for blacks in America has held remarkably, if grimly, steady at twice the rate for whites.

Talk Radio on 06/29/11

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Wed, 06/29/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Preview of upcoming event on Northeast Portland gentrification

Host Lisa Loving’s guest is Imani Muhammad of the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods, talking about a special event: Just the Facts, featuring Oregonian reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones in a community conversation on her research about Northeast Portland gentrification. The reporter’s talk is Wednesday night at 6:30 in the Planned Parenthood conference room, 3727 NE Martin Luther King Blvd. RSVP to that event by contacting Imani at imani@necoalition.org or 503-823-4264. Meanwhile, tune in to Wednesday Morning Talk Radio to weigh in on changes in Northeast Portland.

Talk Radio on 06/24/11

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Fri, 06/24/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Afghanistan Present and Future

Host Per Fagereng interviews Professor Zaher Wahab and journalist Gareth Porter about Afghanistan, Obama's announcement about troops there, and the future of the country.

Zaher Wahab is Professor of Education at Lewis and Clark College and a native of Afghanistan. Dr. Wahab served as senior advisor to the Minister of Higher Education in Afghanistan 2002-2006 and as a visiting researcher-professor in a masters degree program for teacher education faculty from Afghanistan’s 16 teacher training colleges 2007-2010. He has been spending about four months annually in that country since 2002. He just returned from three months in Afghanistan.

Talk Radio on 06/22/11

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Wed, 06/22/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Alternative economics -- on the neighborhood level

Ever needed to borrow money -- but been turned down by the bank? What if there was an alternative to payday lenders? This week on Wednesday Talk Radio host Lisa Loving speaks with Sarah Chenven of Innovative Changes, a Portland nonprofit that's turning capitalism on its head. Find out more about Innovative Changes here.

Talk Radio on 06/15/11

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Wed, 06/15/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Hypocrisy of the US government's move to make the complete Pentagon Papers collection available to t

Host Lisa Loving speaks with MIKE GRAVEL, former two-term senator from Alaska, speaking on the hypocrisy of the US government's move to make the complete Pentagon Papers collection available to the public. In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg leaked the Pentagon Papers to the New York Times as well as Senator Gravel, who late in the evening of June 29 to June 30 entered them into the Congressional Record; he was conducting a filibuster against the draft.

Talk Radio on 06/10/11

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Fri, 06/10/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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“The Fukushima Nuclear Crisis and Its Impact on Nuclear Power in the United States”

Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Arjun  Makhijani, president of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, which has released a paper “The Fukushima Nuclear Crisis and Its Impact on Nuclear Power in the United States.”

This week AP reported that, "Japan's government has doubled the estimate of how much radiation leaked from a tsunami-hit nuclear plant and says the damage to the reactors was greater than previously thought."

Talk Radio on 06/01/11

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Wed, 06/01/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Racism in the construction trades--and how yur tax dollars support it

Who Built This City? Portland has just completed a study on race, gender and construction contracting that found no problems with the low number of city contracts awarded to minority and women-owned firms. What's the story? Join host Lisa Loving and guest James Posey to look at the roots of economic under-deelopment for women and communities of color in Portland.

Talk Radio on 05/27/11

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Fri, 05/27/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Vincent Bugliosi on his case for agnosticism

Host Marianne Barisonek interviews former Los Angeles County prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi about his new book DIVINITY OF DOUBT: The God Question. In the book Bugliosi makes a potent case for agnosticism by marshaling evidence and drawing persuasive inferences. DIVINITY OF DOUBT is an  indictment of God, theism, and atheism within the pages of one book.                                       

Talk Radio on 05/25/11

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Wed, 05/25/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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What the Internet is Hiding from You

Lisa's guest is Eli Pariser of MoveOn.org. He’s the author of a new book called “The Filter Bubble.” He says we now live in our own “filter bubble,” receiving mainly familiar news that confirms our beliefs.

Pariser speaks at Powell's City of Books tonight, May 25th.

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Live Candidate Forum for PDX City Council Seat #3

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Wed, 04/14/2010

 Lisa Loving hosts a live forum featuring candidates for Portland Commissioner Seat #3, currently held by Commissioner Dan Saltzman, who has confirmed he will be participating.

All the other candidates confirmed still in the race will be participating, including Spencer Burton, Jesse Cornett, Ed Garren, Martha Perez and Mary Volm.

This debate is a joint project between KBOO and the Skanner newspaper.  More info about the candidate forum can be found here on the Skanner website.

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Jason Renaud, advocate for the mentally ill, calls for police accountability and change in tactics

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Fri, 04/09/2010
Host Lisa Loving speaks with Jason Renaud of the Mental Health Association of Oregon about the issues surrounding the recent police killing of a homeless man, Jack Dale Collins, in the Hoyt Arboretum.
Jason Renaud is co-founder of the Mental Health Association of Portland and serves as it’s secretary and spokesperson. He has been an impartial and uncompromising advocate for the rights and dignity of persons with addiction and mental illness for over seventeen years. Over the past decade he’s helped inform over fifty media organizations and spoken before thousands of people about the value of treatment services, about understanding the illness and pursuing individual recovery.

 

Sherry Wolf on socialism and sexuality and the 21st century.

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Wed, 04/07/2010

 Host Erik Jorgensen speaks with independent journalist and International Socialist leader Sherry Wolf about socialism, sexuality and the 21st century.

Sherry Wolf is speaking April 8th at 7 p.m. at Portland State University. She is a member of the International Socialist Organization and the author of "Sexuality and Socialism."

 

Diane Hess and The law, your Rights and Special Activities marking the Fair Housing Council’s 20th Anniversary

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Wed, 03/31/2010

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

Thousands of Oregonians are denied housing on the basis of race, class and religion every year. If it happens to you – what can you do? Host Lisa Loving and her guest Diane Hess of the Fair Housing Council of Oregon speak about the law, your rights and special activities marking the Fair Housing Council’s 20th anniversary.  There will be an Historic Bus Tour starting at 8:30 AM, followed by lunch with Kevin Boyle, author of Arc of Justice.

The Fair Housing Hotline is 503-223-8197.  Call for help if you've been discriminated against.
Diane Hess' phone number is 503-223-8190 x108.  Call if you have questions.

Recommended readings:

Arc of Justice by Kevin Boyle (of course...)
Sundown Towns by James W. Loewen

List of Oregon's own Sundown Towns.

 

 

 

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Fair Housing: what are your rights?

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Wed, 03/31/2010

 Thousands of Oregonians are denied housing on the basis of race, class and religion every year. If it happens to you – what can you do? Host Lisa Loving and her guest Diane Hess of the Fair Housing Council of Oregon speak about the law, your rights and special activities marking the Fair Housing Council’s 20th anniversary.

Reverend Renee Ward and the Palm Sunday Observance commemorating the 6 victims of Portland Police Violence

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Wed, 03/24/2010

 Host Lisa Loving speaks with guest Rev. Renee Ward about the Palm Sunday vigil for victims of police violence in Portland. On March 28th a procession of mourners will travel to 6 death sites and hold Palm Sunday observances commemorating these tragic incidents. Find out more Wednesday morning at 8 a.m. on Morning Talk Radio, KBOO.

The Palm Sunday Observance starts at 3:00 PM on Sunday, March 28.  

For more information, call the Rev. Renee Ward at 503 548 7537
or send email to:  everydaypeople2008@live.com

 

Courtney Scott on her film: "The War on Animals"

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Fri, 03/19/2010

 

Host Erik Jorgensen interviews local filmmaker Courtney Scott about her new film"The War On Animals," a documentary exposing the secret battle against animals in industry and entertainment and the struggle to gain their rights.

http://courtneyscott.org/beyond_productions/default.htm 

 

Ariel Gore and Bluebird: Women and the New Psychology of Happiness

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Wed, 03/17/2010

 Is there a ‘happiness’ conspiracy? The billion-dollar self-help industry constantly promotes the need to be ‘positive’ and ‘happy’. Pharmaceutical corporations make huge profits on drugs to “cure” depression. Do they really work? Join host Lisa Loving and author Ariel Gore, whose new book, “Bluebird: Women and the New Psychology of Happiness”, delves into the ruthless pursuit of joy. 

SB 1032, written to protect our Children from BPA, has been rejected...

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Wed, 03/10/2010

 

Host Erik Jorgensen speaks with Jen Coleman from the Oregon Environmental Council about the recent rejection of SB 1032 by the Oregon Senate. In mid-February the Oregon Senate rejected a bill that would have protected Oregon’s children from exposure to bisphenol A (BPA). SB 1032 would have banned manufacturing, distributing or selling reusable containers made with bisphenol A if the container was designed to be filled with liquid or food intended primarily for consumption by children less than three years of age.

Hundreds of scientific studies show that the chemical BPA is harmful to children’s health. BPA is an industrial chemical produced in billions of pounds each year to make hard, clear polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins. Small amounts of the chemical have been found to leach into food and drink from polycarbonate baby bottles, water bottles and food containers, and from the epoxy lining of metal food and beverage cans. Last month, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expressed concern about BPA and provided guidelines for parents on how to limit their children’s exposure.

 Be sure to attend the Governor's Environmental Task Force Meeting TONIGHT, March 10th!!! 

 

Dan Handelman from Copwatch on Portland Police Accountability

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Wed, 03/03/2010
With a spate of police violence incidents hitting the headlines, the Independent Police Review Division is soon to come under a microscope for how it investigates complaints against Portland law enforcement.  Portland Copwatch  and  Peace and Justice Works volunteer Dan Handelman lays out issues with Portland’s police review system and answers questions about what citizens can do.  Hosted by Lisa Loving

 

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