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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?

Wednesday Talk Radio on 06/26/13

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Wed, 06/26/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Reclaiming the Willamette River for recreational uses

This summer we have two chances to jump into the Willamette River with a thousand of our new BFFs with the World Float, Friday, July 5, and Big Float 3 on July 28. Our guests are event organizer Will Levenson and inspirational swimmer Michelle Macy on reclaiming the Willamette River.

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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."

 

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.

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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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

Home Ownership in Portland in the New Economy

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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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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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