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

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Wed, 12/04/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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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

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Wed, 11/27/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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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
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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

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Wed, 10/30/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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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

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Wed, 10/16/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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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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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

program date: 
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?

program date: 
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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program date: 
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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program date: 
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...

program date: 
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

program date: 
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

Home Ownership in Portland in the New Economy

program date: 
Wed, 02/24/2010
Host Erik Jorgenson speaks with Peg Malloy from Portland Housing Center about home ownership in Portland in the new economy.

 

Talal Jabari's "Full Signal" - The Dangers of Cell Phone Technology

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program date: 
Wed, 02/17/2010

 With the world-wide use of cell phones at 3.5 billion, and an ever-growing number of cellular antennas, do we need to re-examine the costs and benefits of this new technology? In his one-hour documentary "Full Signal,"  Talal Jabari  explores the health effects and efforts to regulate cellular technology. Hosts Stephanie Potter and Erik Jorgansen will interview Jabari and Rick Burnett of Respect.pdx, an organization that advocates for respectful and responsible neighborhood wireless.  KBOO listeners are urged to call in.  Talal Jabari will also be at the screening of his film, Full Signal, at 4pm on Sunday, February 21, at the Hollywood Theater in Portland at NE 40th and Sandy.   

Additional reading: "Warning: Your Cell Phone May Be Hazardous to Your Health"

 

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