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Talk Radio on 05/09/12

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Wed, 05/09/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Forced Drugging of Children Focus of Rethinking Psychiatry Symposium May 11&12

The Rethinking Psychiatry Symposium is this weekend, featuring attorney Jim Gottstein, lectures, talks and panels, and a resource fair. Our guests this morning are Jim Gottstein and symposium founder Marcia Thompson, speaking on Psychotropic Drugs, Forced Medication, and Children -- which is a main focus of the symposium May 11 & 12 at the First Unitarian Church, 1101 SW 12th Ave., Portland. As a special Membership Drive gift we have copies of the groundbreaking book that inspired the symposium, Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America by Robert Whitaker--call the number above and pledge to KBOO during Wednesday Talk Radio!

Talk Radio on 05/02/12

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Wed, 05/02/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Sustainable Urban Agriculture and the Village Market

The Village Market at New Columbia in North Portland celebrates its first birthday May 28. Our guest is Program Manager Mychal Tetteh on the victories and challenges of the nonprofit grocery store -- and its sister organization, Village Gardens, which grows in locations around the city the produce that's sold at the Village Market.
Call in 503-281-8187.

Talk Radio on 04/25/12

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Wed, 04/25/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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May Day and Mass Action

Ani and Theresa sit in for Lisa today. The topic is May Day! May Day is an international day of celebration to honor the labor movement. This year the Occupy movement has made a call for mass action—the May First General Strike (#M1GS): a day without the 99%. 

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 www.kboo.fm

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 www.kboo.fm. 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 Change.org 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.

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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?

A recent study shows that our dynamic Immigrant Community actually BOOSTS our local economy. Find out how!

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Wed, 12/02/2009

 Common Sense Talk Radio
 Hosted by Kayse Jama and Grassia Melendez
 From the Center for Intercultural Organizing 

Today's guests are Joy Margheim from the Oregon Center for Public Policy, and Ronault "Polo" Catalani from Portland's Office of Human Relations.  

Joy was an author of the recent report by the OCPP that clearly shows, using US Census data, that our Immigrant Communities boost local economies where ever they form, including right here in Portland, Orygun.  

Polo is working hard to redefine "immigrant" to mean "Newcomer in Our Community," a new term that avoids the negative stigmatism associate with the word "immigrant", and puts a positive spin on the contributions our newest community members have always given to our city and state.

 

 

 

Lori Gregory, caretaker of Rojo the Llama, talks about animal-assisted therapy.

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Wed, 11/25/2009

 Erik Jorgensen hosts. His guests are Lori and Shannon Gregory, caretaker of Rojo the Llama, who will talk about animal-assisted therapy.

Brandi Tuck from the Goose Hollow Family Center talks about Homeless Issues

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Wed, 11/18/2009

 Brandi Tuck from the Goose Hollow Family Center talks about Homeless Issues
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Hosted by Erik Jorgenson

Today's guest is Brandi Tuck, Executive Director at the Goose Hollow Family Center, which opened for the season on November First.  Brandi was recently awarded the Skidmore Prize for Excellence in Non-Profit Work.  Today's show will cover issues homeless people face on a daily basis.

 

Wayne Karlin and Wandering Souls: Journeys With The Dead And The Living In Viet Nam

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Wed, 11/11/2009

 Crystal Leighty hosts this Veteran's Day Talk Radio Show with guest Wayne Karlin, author of "Wandering Souls," the story of a Vietnam veteran who returned to Vietnam to face the family of a man he killed.

Common Sense: Basic Rights Oregon and the Immigrant Community

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Wed, 11/04/2009

 Common Sense Talk Radio

 Hosted by Kayse JamaGrassia Melendez, and Lucilene Lira
 From the Center for Intercultural Organizing

Today hosts Lucilene Lira and Grassia Melendez speak with Jessica Lee and Ernesto Dominguez from Basic Rights Oregon about the overlap between the Immigrant and Refugee Community and the Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Trans and Differently Gendered Communities.

 

 

Common Sense Talk Radio on Employment Help for Immigrants, and Comprehensive Immigration Reform

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Wed, 10/28/2009

 Common Sense Talk Radio
 Hosted by Kayse Jama, Grassia Melendez, and Lucilene Lira
From the Center for Intercultural Organizing

Today hosts Lucilene Lira and Grassia Melendez speak with Loretta Gallegos of the State of Oregon Employment Department, where she heads the Limited English Proficiency Coordinator Communications Section.
She will speak on the resources available for immigrant and refugees, how the community can access and what to expect from WorkSource.

To find out if YOU qualify for Unemployment in Oregon, call (503) 451-2400, or toll free at 1-877-877-1781, or fill out an application on-line at http://www.employment.oregon.gov/. People that need Foreign Language help can start here.  To find help matching your Skill Set with Available Jobs, try WorkSource Oregon.

If you need help getting started, you can call Loretta Gallegos directly at (503) 947-1794.

They also speak with Francisco Lopez, CAUSA Immigrant Rights Director.  He will speak on the status of Comprehensive Immigration Reform, the recent Day of Action in Santa Clara, CA when Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano spoke, and the introduction of Representative Gutierrez's Immigration Reform Bill, HR 1645 and CAUSA's Action Plan.

Common Sense: Immigrant Issues in our Schools

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Wed, 10/21/2009

 Common Sense Talk Radio
 Hosted by Kayse Jama, Grassia Melendez, and Lucilene Lira
 
From the Center for Intercultural Organizing

Today's topic is our educational system, and how it does (or does not) relate to the Immigrant and Refugee Community.  We'll hear three Portland Public School teachers with years of experience in English as a Second Language programs talk about their experiences, both with the school system and with their students.

The KBOO Community congratulates Kayse Jama for passing his Citizenship Test last week!!!  Kayse is now just one "Welcome Aboard!" Ceremony away from becoming a US Citizen.  

Welcome Aboard, Kayse!

 

Common Sense Talk Radio and Movement Building

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Wed, 10/14/2009

 Common Sense Talk Radio
 Hosted by Kayse Jama and Grassia Melendez
 From the Center for Intercultural Organizing

Today's guest is local activist Lucilene Lira, also from the Center for Intercultural Organizing, and they talk about the problems and experiences immigrants often have when organizing for solidarity and social change. 

 

The African Women's Coalition

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Wed, 09/30/2009

 Common Sense Talk Radio
 Hosted by Kayse Jama and Grassia Melendez
 From the Center for Intercultural Organizing

Today's guests are local activists Sharif Mohamed and Arika from The African Women's Coalition.

 

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