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Exorcise Monsanto with Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir

Air date: 
Wed, 10/07/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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In town for an exorcism at Waterfront Park, Wednesday 12:30 p.m.
Listen to the glorious birdsong of The Stop Shopping Choir. Join the citizen weed pulling brigade. Exorcise the devil Monsanto from Portland's public parks. Invite your friends to hear our sultry-singing-activists.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 09/30/15

Air date: 
Wed, 09/30/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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News & commentary on local, national and international issues - we invite your calls at 503-231-8187

Taking on a corporate behemoth

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Wed, 09/23/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Columbia Gorge residents file ballot initiative to stop Nestle bottling plant
Guest Aurora Del Val of Local Water Alliance announces new ballot measure, which will be launched Wednesday, September 23 in Hood River.

Nestle is one of the biggest food and beverage companies in the world, and the largest bottled water company in North America. They have aggressively expanded across the continent, making enemies in every community they've set up operations. For that and a host of other reasons, they are one of the most hated corporations in the world.

Community Civil Disobedience in the Name of Sustainability

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Wed, 09/16/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Guest Thomas Linzey on his new publication

Guest Thomas Linzey talks with host Paul Roland about his new primer on the Community Rights Movement in the face of global catastrophe.

From publisher PM Press' website:

Humanity stands at the brink of global environmental and economic collapse. We have pinned our future to an economic system that centralizes power in fewer and fewer hands, and whose benefits increasingly flow to smaller and smaller numbers of people. Our system of government is similarly medieval—relying on a 1780s constitutional form of government written to guarantee the exploitation of the natural environment and elevate “the endless production of more” over the rights of people, nature, and their communities.

Daydream Sunset: The 60's Counterculture in the 70's

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Wed, 09/09/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Interview with author Ron Jacobs

“The ‘Sixties’ is mostly myth and symbol now, a commodity sold in the marketplace as both cautionary tale and unattainable romance, but Ron Jacobs isn’t buying it.

Contrasting visions for Cascade Locks and the Mid-Columbia Gorge

Air date: 
Wed, 09/02/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A live debate on the proposed Nestle water bottling plant
In this live, on-air debate between the City Administrator of Cascade Locks, which has pushed for the Nestle faciltiy, and two members of the Local Water Alliance, which is opposed to it, we will explore the environmental and economic issues involved. What would a Nestles plant bring to the local economy? What other kinds of economic activity could it impede from being developed, or which might flourish if given the kind of attention that the bottling plant is getting?

Journalist Robert Hunziker on the politics of climate change

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Wed, 08/26/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The children, the Pope and a Totem Pole Journey versus Ted Cruz and the Koch Brothers
Host Paul Roland speaks again with cutting-edge climate journalist Robert Hunziker from Los Angeles. They will discuss the Children's Trust lawsuit and critical information that has come to light in the discovery process; Pope Francis' upcoming address to the U.S. Congress; the Totem Pole Journey en route to the Northern Cheyenne in Montana and the crucial role of indigenous people in the climate struggle; and Ted Cruz as a pivotal figure, with his Koch Brothers connections, holding the line against the rising movement to curtail climate disaster.


Air date: 
Wed, 08/19/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Keep Nestle out of the Gorge!

Cascade Locks resident and Native activist Anna Mae Leonard is on a five-day fast at Cascade Locks City Hall, asking the City Council to withdraw its joint request for a water rights swap allowing the Swiss-based multinational Nestle Corporation to build a water-bottling plant there.  She joins host Paul Roland on the phone from Cascade Locks, along with Julia Degraw of Food and Water Watch in the KBOO studio. 

Personal and social resiliency in the face of an uncertain future

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Wed, 08/12/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Guest John Daggett
Host Paul Roland speaks with guest John Daggett about the theory and practice of Resiliency. In the face of climate chaos and economic breakdown, we need to become more resilient, both personally and socially. Daggett draws upon a long career in teaching, school administration and active participation in community and school resilience projects.  

Building on the seminal work on resilient chldren of Emmy Werner and Ruth Smith (Vulnerable but Invincilbe, Overcoming the Odds) and of Nan Henderson and Mile Milstein (Resiliency in the Schools), Daggett has both taught resiliency and assisted in the founding of BARC (Building a Resilient Community) in Ashland, OR. 

Wednesday Talk Radio on 08/05/15

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Wed, 08/05/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
News & commentary on local, national and international issues - we invite your calls at 503-231-8187


Portland Youth Summit 2010

program date: 
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: .

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

program date: 
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.

program date: 
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

program date: 
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

program date: 
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

program date: 
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

program date: 
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.

program date: 
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?  

Blair Bobier - New America Foundation - on Election Reform

program date: 
Wed, 06/09/2010

 Lisa Loving hosts. The topic is election reform. Lisa’s guest is Blair Bobier, Former Deputy Director, Political Reform Program at New America Foundation.



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