Wednesday Talk Radio

Episode Archive

May Day topic: Let's talk about police unions!

Air date: 
Wed, 04/29/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
KBOO listeners are invited to call in on this critical issue
Violent, too-often lethal and racist police behavior continues to be in the public spotlight with the recent outrage in Baltimore. Although public discussion of the role of police unions in protecting cops from both internal discipline and criminal prosecution has increased over the past year since the events in Ferguson, there is still relatively little movement among progressives and organized labor to seriously address this issue. 

"Why the Mountain": a struggle for autonomy, dignity and tradition on Mauna Kea in Hawaii

Air date: 
Wed, 04/22/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Anne Keala Kelly from Hawaii on the re-occupation by protestors of their sacred mountain
Native Hawaiian protestors have halted construction of a massive 18-story telescope on their sacred, life-giving Mauna Kea. While the protest is about stopping the continued desecration and damage to a mountain central to their culture, beliefs and traditions, it is also about an ongoing movement for independence and decolonization. Filmmaker Anne Keala Kelly has been documenting and involved in this struggle for many years. She joins host Paul Roland by phone to counter misleading and superficial news reporting of the issue on mainstream media and to give us the latest news from the front lines. 

 From her  her nohohewa website (below): 

WATER WARS: Local communities fight back against Nestle water bottling plants

Air date: 
Wed, 04/15/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Guest Matthew Bristow, Canvas Director of BARK, local forest watchdog group
A six-year battle to keep Nestle out of Cascadia and the Columbia Gorge is heating up again as the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has agreed to trade its water rights at Oxbow Springs, which could pave the way for a Nestle bottled water plant in Cascade Locks, just west of Hood River. Concerned citizens in the Gorge, environmental groups, labor unions and others are renewing efforts to prevent that from happening.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 04/08/15

Air date: 
Wed, 04/08/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
News & commentary on local, national and international issues - we invite your calls at 503-231-8187

Catastrophism and climate change: the politics of (how to talk about) possible climate catastrophe

Air date: 
Wed, 04/01/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Sorry, this isn't an April Fools' show!! (oh do we all wish that it was!)
Guest Robert Hunziker reports on the front lines of global climate change. He's back with host Paul Roland to talk about his latest article, "Apocalyptic Meltdown: The Nightmare is Underway," recently out on Counterpunch They'll be talking about the latest sobering (frightening?

Wednesday Talk Radio on 03/25/15

Air date: 
Wed, 03/25/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
News & commentary on local, national and international issues - we invite your calls at 503-231-8187

Monitoring oil trains in Oregon and Washington

Air date: 
Wed, 03/18/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Guest Matt Landon with Vancouver Action Network

Host Paul Roland talks with Matt Landon of Vancounver Action Network on continuing efforts to halt the transport of dangerously flammable Bakken oil by train through the Pacific NW and to prevent the approval of the Tesoro-Savage oil export terminal on the Columbia River in Vancouver, WA, as well as the more recently proposed New Star Terminal.

Thinking about Fukushima on the fourth anniversary of the disaster

Air date: 
Wed, 03/11/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Guest is Mimi German of No Nukes NW
Host Paul Roland talks with Mimi German of No Nukes NW about the continuing Fukushima disaster. She is organizing an event on Wednesday, March 11, "A Requiem for the Ocean-- Fukushima x4 And Beyond" noon at Pioneer Square in Portland. 
Facebook event:

"Green Crony Capitialism: Oregon’s Governor and the Grifter(s)"

Air date: 
Wed, 03/04/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Host Paul Roland talks with long-time Salem activist Michael Donnelly

Join in the conversation at 503-231-8187!

It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible.

— Frank Herbert

Occupation, Environmental Destruction, and the Boycott Divestment & Sanctions Movement

Air date: 
Wed, 02/25/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Cecilie Surasky of Jewish Voice for Peace

Today's guest is Cecilie Surasky  of Jewish Voice for Peace), who spoke panelists at last night's event at Portland State University: "Occupation, Environmental Destruction, and the 


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

program date: 
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

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



  • Genre: Blues
  • Length: 57:34 minutes (26.35 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 64Kbps (CBR)

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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