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Embracing the Willamette River with Will Levenson

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Wed, 07/09/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Embracing the Willamette River with Will Levenson

Host Lisa Loving speaks with Will Levenson about his life’s work of getting more Portlanders to embrace the Willamette River as a recreation spot, part of the larger movement to get more people involved in the push to really clean up the river.

Check out Poetry at the Beach, (a Public Art installation of children’s poetry), at Poet’s Beach.  The nonprofit Human Access Project received permission from the Army Corp of Engineers, Department of State Lands and the City of Portland to install a new trail to an otherwise sandy beach right in downtown Portland.


Harris Zafar on "Demystifying Islam: Tackling Tough Questions"

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Wed, 07/02/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Harris Zafar on "Demystifying Islam: Tackling Tough Questions"

Guest host Lisa Loving speaks with Harris Zafar, Portland-based author of the new book, "Demystifying Islam: Tackling Tough Questions."  Harris Zafar is a lecturer, writer, teacher and the National Spokesperson & Director of Youth Outreach | Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA.

Despite heightened interest in the study of the Muslim faith, for many people Islam remains shrouded in mystery and confusion. What really is Shariah law? How is a Muslim to understand Jihad? Does Islam oppose Western values such as free speech or freedom of religion? What place do women have according to Islam?


Are we living in a corporatist-fascist society? If so, what then?

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Wed, 06/25/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Host Paul Roland talks with author and social/political analyst Norman Pollack
Norman Pollack is the author of “The Populist Response to Industrial America” (Harvard) and “The Just Polity” (Illinois), Guggenheim Fellow, and professor of history emeritus, Michigan State University.  His interests are social theory and the structural analysis of capitalism and fascism. He is a frequent contributor to the Counterpunch website. Some of his articles on U.S. fascism include:

Host Paul Roland: let's talk about KBOO's role in Portland and the region

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Wed, 06/18/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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What can KBOO do to have a stronger presence and be a more powerful force for change?

Call in at 503-231-8187

Infill and Gentrification

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Wed, 06/11/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Infill and Gentrification

Paul Roland speaks with John Lang of the Red and Black Cafe about infill and gentrification. Your calls welcome at 503 231-8187.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 06/04/14

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Wed, 06/04/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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News & commentary on local, national and international issues - we invite your calls at 503-231-8187

Wednesday Talk Radio on 05/28/14

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Wed, 05/28/2014 - 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 Paul Roland with guest Jacqueline Keeler on racist stereotypes, sports mascots and more

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Wed, 05/21/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A social media campaign has amplified attention to the widespread stigmatization of Native Americans


Native Americans have been calling for the end to the use of racist stereotypes and sports mascots for decades, with some slow and steady progress. Many schools have retired their Native mascots, and laws (as in Oregon) have been passed banning them. Yet powerful franchises like the Washington Redskins, Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Indians have firmly resisted any change or recognition that anything is wrong with their team names and mascots.

5/14 - Banning GMO's in Jackson County

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Wed, 05/14/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Banning GMO's in Jackson County

Sam Bouman hosts a look at the attempt by a consortium of organic farmers to have GMO's banned in the county. The measure's opponents have amassed an unprecedented 900 thousand dollars in campaign contributions from mostly out-of-state interests including Monsanto, Dupont, and Syngenta.

May Day! May Day! Host: Paul Roland

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Wed, 04/30/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Tomas and Ash from the Portland IWW join Paul to talk about the history and meaning of May Day

May Day's ancient origin as a celebration of the earth's fecundity and the beginning of summer and its modern incarnation as an international worker's day may not seem to have much in common. But they are linked by the rise of industrial capitalism, which has on the one hand uprooted  masses of people from the land and its cycles and sustenance, and on the other forced most people to depend on an alienating system of wages, rents, interest and profits that benefits a relative few. Movements throughout history, from the Diggers in England to the early socialist comunes to the 60's counterculture to the radical environmental movement have in various degrees combined a return to direct connection to the land with a resistance to the alien system of Capital.

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Local Independent Journalist Raymond Rendleman on the Foreclosure Crisis

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Wed, 02/10/2010

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

Today's guest is local independent journalist Raymond Rendleman, who has been doing research on the recent spate of Home Mortgage Foreclosures.  They talk about Obama's Making Home Affordable program, and Oregon's offerings for Homeowner support.   People looking for help with finding Shared Housing can call the Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon.  A huge list of related community resources, including mortgage services, can be found at 211info.org

Matt Davis from the Portland Mercury on the Local Media

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Wed, 02/03/2010

 Financial conflicts of interest, dishonest advertisements -- did the Oregonian newspaper violate ethical standards during the Measure 66-67 elections? Portland Mercury news editor Matt Davis speaks on his ground-breaking reporting on the topic with host Lisa Loving.

Haiti relief efforts and the problem with big charities.

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Wed, 01/27/2010

 Haiti relief efforts and the problem with big charities. Millions of people text messaged financial contributions to the American Red Cross. Where does the money go? Host Lisa Loving speaks with Suncere of Mutual Aid Disaster Relief for Haiti.

 

S. Renee Mitchell on Healing the Wounds of Racism

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Wed, 01/20/2010

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

 

Does racism make you physically ill? Is depression different for communities of color? Can the trauma of slavery be handed down through the generations? Join Lisa Loving and S. Renee Mitchell Wednesday morning at 8 for talk radio about the upcoming Twysted Healing Systahs, OHSU and Healing Roots Center event Redefining the Blues 2.

 HERE's THE DETAILS:

Redefining the BLUES II
Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010; 2:15-4:30 p.m.
Emmanuel Temple's Community Room,1033 N. Sumner
INFO: 503-...

The event is FREE! However, if you want a little special attention, you can purchase a VIP ticket that will GUARANTEE seating (some of ya'll couldn't get in the door, remember?), a DVD of the last event and a CD of the National Black Women's Anthem (in key, LOL!), plus more! You can buy VIP tickets online for $20 - or just get more general information - at my website: www.wix.com/RMSpeaks/Renee-Mitchell-Speaks

LASTLY, the first 50 women who sign up at the event for the series of five "Dare To Be Powerful™" workshops - hosted by the Twysted Healing Systahs™ - will receive an amazingly beautiful journal: "A Woman's Journey is Her Legacy," by Juanita Howard, another dynamic sistah from Portland. 

 

Andy Frazier and Colin O'Neill versus the Clearwire Cell Tower in NE

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Wed, 01/13/2010

 Hosted by Erik Jorgensen

Today's guests are Andy Frazier and Colin O'Neill from RespectPDX.org who are organizing against the installation of a Clearwire cell tower on NE. Fremont and 37th.

 

 
 

 

 

Professor Zaher Wahab on what it's like in Afghanistan today.

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Wed, 01/06/2010

Hosted by Michelle Schroeder Fletcher 

Today's guest is Zaher Wahab, Professor of Education at Lewis & Clark College. He was born and schooled in Afghanistan. He currently teaches Foundations of Education, Race-Culture-Power, Paulo Freire, and the Middle East in Global Perspective. Dr. Wahab serves as a senior advisor to the Minister of Higher Education in Afghanistan, and has been spending about five months annually in that country since 2002. He just returned from his most recent stay there and will talk about the current situation there.

 

 

Rick North from Oregon Physicians For Social Responsibility talks about Growth Hormones in cows and dairy products

program date: 
Wed, 12/30/2009

 Hosted by Will Newman II

FrankenFood or miracle for family dairies?

For over a decade, Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH) has been in the center of a controversy about genetic engineering, food safety, and animal health.  Join us in a discussion with Rick North, from Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, as we examine the good and bad sides of rBGH.

 

 

The State of Oregon's Juvenile Justice System

program date: 
Wed, 12/23/2009

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

Today's topic is a recent report by  Crime Victims United of Oregon called The State of the Multnomah County Juvenile Justice System.  Joining us today are two representatives from Crime Victims Oregon.  In studio is Steve Dole, and joining us by phone is Ken Chapman, Juvenile Justice Policy Advisor, and author of the report.

The Portland Plan - Strategic Long Range Planning

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Wed, 12/16/2009

 Host Erik Jorgensen leads a discussion of the Portland Plan, the strategic plan for the city's next 25 years. The focus will be the community response to the Phase I workshops.  Joining Erik will be Steve Dotterrer, Chief Planner, and Joe Zehnder, Principal Planner for the City Planning Bureau

Dianne Riley from the Coalition for a Livable Future on Race, Class, and Urban Planning

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Wed, 12/09/2009

 Lisa Loving hosts a discussion about race, class and urban planning. Her guest is Dianne Riley of the Coalition for a Livable Future, talking about recent trends toward “racial isolation” in area schools and neighborhoods. Gentrification, segregated schools, poverty – do we have the tools to fix them?

 

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