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Talk Radio on 04/18/12

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Wed, 04/18/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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School Closures in Portland

Portland Public Schools says it's closing down the Harriet Tubman Young Women's Leadership Academy, and will shutter Humboldt school, also in North Portland. The vote is expected April 23. Our guests are parents and supporters of the YWLA, which has posted solid academic gains throughout its five years as a spinoff from Jefferson High School. Tune in and call with your comments 503-231-8187. Streaming live at

Talk Radio on 04/11/12

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Wed, 04/11/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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City of Portland Budget: The Housing Safety Net

The current proposed City of Portland budget slashes the housing safety net of home buying assistance, foreclosure prevention help and shelters. Live from 8-9am our guests are Rudy Ulin and Victor Merced of Hacienda Community Development Corporation. Call in 503-231-8187.

Talk Radio on 04/04/12

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Wed, 04/04/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Analysis of the Mental Health Industry

Is it possible that the drug-based psychiatric care industry has actually fueled an epidemic of mental illness?

Our guest is Marcia Meyer of the local group Rethinking Psychiatry, which puts on an annual symposium scrutinizing the mental health industry -- that event is coming up in May.

Meanwhile, their upcoming fundraiser is Tuesday, April 17, 4 - 6:00 PM at the First Unitarian Church Channing Room, 1011 SW 12th Avenue, Portland, with speaker Robert Whitaker, award winning author of "Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America."

Talk Radio on 03/28/12

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Wed, 03/28/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Racist Native American 'Mascots' in the Schools: Will the State Ban Them at Last?

The Oregon State Board of Education is getting ready to make a decision on abolishing "Race-Based Native American Mascots" at local schools, and the Oregon Indian Education Association has launched the Mascot Project, asking the Board to ban them in state funded schools. Our guests in the studio are Se-ah-dom Edmo and Sam Sachs, a co-founder of Connections program. What's your take? Call in 503-281-8187.

Talk Radio on 03/21/12

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Wed, 03/21/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Are School Suspensions and Expulsions Driving the Achievement Gap and the Incarceration Rate?

What drives the drop out rate, the achievement gap and the incarceration rate? A growing movement says too many kids are getting suspended and expelled from school as a form of punishment, and more black kids are suspended and expelled from school than any other group. We're live in Studio 2 with Sheila Warren of the Portland Parents Union, who is working right now on school push out.
Have you been suspended or expelled from school? Call us with your story 503-231-8187.

Talk Radio on 03/14/12

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Wed, 03/14/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Growing Up Black in 'Lake No Negro'

'Lake Oswego High: Racist Tweets are Only Tip of the Iceberg.'

Our guest is journalist Bruce Poinsette, author of a personal essay about growing up Black in Lake Oswego published in The Skanner News and the Oregonian. That's Wednesday, 8-9am on KBOO 90.7 FM in Portland. Stream it live Call in 503-281-8187.

Talk Radio on 03/09/12

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Fri, 03/09/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Fighting a Tar Sands Company's Claims to Private Land

Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Julia Trigg Crawford, a Texas landowner and farmer who isn’t letting the foreign tar sands company claim eminent domain rights to her land without putting up a fight. Two weeks ago Ms. Crawford launched a petition to protect her land from tar sands money and tar sands risks.

With support from activists on both sides of the aisle, Ms. Crawford is hopeful that the Texas farmer can claim victory over the multi-billion dollar tar sands company which is trying to build a pipeline to transport a highly toxic hydrocarbon (called “tar sands”) from Alberta, Canada to Texas to refine and then export to foreign countries.

Talk Radio on 03/07/12

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Wed, 03/07/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Portlander Judith Gelin on Haiti Relief Efforts

Two years after the devastating Haiti earthquake killed an estimated 300,000 people, activists including our guest, Judith Gelin of the Society for Haitian Arts and Culture, are still raising funds for the needy. But everyone asks: Where did all the relief money go?

Have you worked on Haitian relief with your school or any other group? Have you traveled to a disaster zone to help in reconstruction? Call in 503-231-8187

Talk Radio on 02/29/12

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Wed, 02/29/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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March and Rally against the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)

Host Jay Thiemeyer interviews local activist Kari about the March and Rally focused on the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and their role in the corporate corruption of our democracy.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 29th, Rally at 11:30am, March at 1pm

WHERE: March begins at Waterfront Park at SW Naito and SW Ankeny

Talk Radio on 02/22/12

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Wed, 02/22/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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PFLAG Portland Marks 3rd Anniversary

Marriage Equality, Family, and Portland PFLAG's 3rd Anniversary celebration this weekend. Our guests are Khalil and Antoinette Edwards from Portland's chapter of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. Call in 503-231-8187.


Rosalind Peterson and the Agricultural Defense Coalition

program date: 
Tue, 08/03/2010

 Hosted by Marianne Barisonek


Rosalind Peterson, founder of the Agricultural Defense Coalition, wrote the following:

The Agriculture Defense Coalition is dedicated to protecting agriculture, our water supplies, trees, and pollinators from a wide variety of experimental weather modification and atmospheric testing programs and experiments.

These experimental programs will cause a decline in agriculture crop production, exacerbate declines in tree health, and add toxic chemicals to our water supplies and soils.  Just the use of salt particles to make clouds brighter will salt up drinking water in watersheds and cause increases in salt in drinking and agriculture water supplies.  The continued use of salt particles in clouds will make productive crop producing soils unusable for agriculture and change fresh water to salt water.  The results will be long-lasting and will affect trees, birds, mammals, fish, watersheds, pollinators, crop production, rivers and streams.   

Toxic chemicals used in experimental atmospheric testing programs by the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, and NASA are already showing up in drinking water samples across the United States.  The California State Department of Heath, Drinking Water Division in Sacramento, CA, is the repository for all public drinking water tests results required by the State of California and the EPA.  These tests showing increasing (spikes), levels of toxic chemicals used in atmospheric tests.  (For More Information on these Tests Check the Website by Chemical Name or Go to the NASA Section or the U.S. Navy Section which list some of these Experiments.)

In the United States anyone may modify or mitigate your weather or climate without your consent.  Any government agency, the military, state, county, city, private corporation, weather modification company or individual can modify your weather at any time. No public notification is required other than to report these programs to the United States Interior Department, NOAA.  However, it has been learned that many programs are not reported to NOAA (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration). 

U.S. Senate Bill S601 (initiated by Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison), could be passed by the U.S. Senate at any time.  This bill funds experimental weather mitigation and modification programs, does not require congressional oversight, sets up a board of directors who essentially may take bribes and be in office for years, does not have public oversight, public notification or public consent requirements.  This bill expands experimental weather modification and mitigation programs in the United States.  (For More Information on this Topic and a Listing of Curent and Ongoing Weather Modification Programs from NOAA Check the Weather Modification Section of this Website.)

Upper atmospheric testing contintues without public oversight or consent and with little, if any, public notification.  Now Global Geoengineering Plans to reduce the amount of direct sunlight reach the Earth (Solar Radiation Management), are beginning to be planned for our future.  The use of toxic chemicals and other upper atmospheric particle releases are planned.  There have been three hearings by the U.S. House of Representatives Science & Technology Committee since November 5, 2009.  Testimony has only been from those, for the most part, promoting Geoengineering. (For More Information about the Negative Consequences of these Experiment Check the Geoengineering Section of this Website.) 

The ADC also works to educate the public about a variety experimental programs that will negatively impact agriculture and our pollinators.  This site is dedicated to providing educational information about current legislation, experimental programs, atmospheric geoengineering experiments, and other issues that will affect all of us...our water supplie, tree health, and our crop production.  We hope that you will find this site a useful educational tool, research site, and a place to more clearly understand how experimental programs, which may or may not be voted upon by our elected officials, change our lives without our consent, debate or prior notification.


Rosalind Peterson, President


"Pretext" stops and racial profiling by local police

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Mon, 08/02/2010

Linda Olson-Osterlund conducts a discussion with listeners on the use of "pretext" stops and racial profiling by local police. Pretext stops occur when police become suspicious about a car or its occupants, and then use a minor traffic infraction as an excuse to initiate a stop. This controversial law enforcement technique led to the fatal shooting of James Jahar Perez, an unarmed black motorist, killed by a Portland policeman in 2004. 

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?

program date: 
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

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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.



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