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Wednesday Talk Radio on 08/15/12

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Wed, 08/15/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Part 2 of a Series on Reclaiming the Willamette River

Reclaiming the Willamette River Part 2: Unrocking the Bowl. Remember all the pals you made at the Big Float across the Willamette River? Well now we're going back to the river's edge on Saturday, Aug. 25 and building a beach. Our guests today are Will Levenson of The Big Float and microbiologist Marisa Frieder, founder of the Willamette Bridge swim.

This is part 2 of a two parter on reclaiming the Willamette--look people, are you ready to do this? And just for the record, can we think of any other projects like this that we should be doing? 

Wednesday Talk Radio at 8am, call in 503-231-8187. 

Wednesday Talk Radio on 08/08/12

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Wed, 08/08/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Groups coordinating their anti-gang programs this summer talk about their work

It's the middle of summer, the hottest time of year for youth violence. Our guests today are working together to keep kids on track and out of trouble. Join host Lisa Loving and Carlos Chavez of the Morpheus Youth Project, Jenny Glass of the Rosewood Initiative; and Jay Williams of the East County Police Athletic League on Wednesday Talk Radio at 8am, call in 503-231-8187.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 08/01/12

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Wed, 08/01/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Why are youth athletes dying of cardiac arrest on the court or field?

Eddie Barnett Jr. died on the basketball court of cardiac arrest at the age of 16. What about youth heart health? Our guests are Eddie's mom Christeen Johnson, executive director of the Eddie Barnett Jr. Foundation; and Teressa Raiford, Wednesday Aug 1 8 a.m.

Has your family been impacted by youth heart problems? The call-in number is 503-231-8187.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 07/25/12

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Wed, 07/25/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Ethnic community artists from around the world come together for drum project

Local drummers representing the African, Japanese-American, Native American and Aztec communities are coming together with muralist Rudy Serna for a series of historic performances with PEOPLE OF THE DRUM.

Obo Addy, Medicine Bear, Portland Taiko, Mexica Tiahui traditional Aztec dance circle, and muralist Rodolfo Serna are all in. They have held one event July 15 at Director’s Park in downtown Portland, and upcoming are more on August 19 at the Mt Scott Community Center in SE Portland, and October 21 at University Park in North Portland.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 07/18/12

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Wed, 07/18/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The Big Float invites Portland to ride the waves across the Willamette River on floaty gear

The Big Float, coming up July 29, will put you on the Willamette River in a personal floatation device along with a couple thousand of your best pals doing the same thing. Last year, about 1,300 people floated across the Willamette and no one reported rashes, tetanus, or injuries. What's next? A sandy swimming beach at Waterfront Park? Maybe.

Talk Radio on 07/11/12

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Wed, 07/11/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Community Organizers Try to Save the Cathedral Park Jazz Festival, Coming Up July 20

Have you ever jumped into something big and tried to save it? Our guests are Sean Ongley and Mary-Sue Tobin of the new Cathedral Park Jazz Festival.

Talk Radio on 07/04/12

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Wed, 07/04/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Rise of a New Racial Stereotype: The Homicidal Asian Male College Student

Today -- have laws put into place after the Virginia Tech massacre created a new racial stereotype -- of the armed Asian male college student?

Our guest is Henry Liu, who'll be talking about on his experience being branded as armed and dangerous by the Portland State University security department in April -- and the Orwellian situation where he and his family are now trapped.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 06/27/12

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Wed, 06/27/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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PTSD Awareness Day

Wednesday is PTSD Awareness Day, and we'll spend the hour with Oregon's Lines for Life Military Helpline. Our guest is Leslie Storm, Lines for Life Crisis Line clinical director. If you are a veteran who needs crisis counseling for PTSD call the Military Helpline at 1 (877) 457-4838 or use the confidential online chat service at www.MilitaryHelpline.org

Talk Radio on 06/20/12

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Wed, 06/20/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Union Support for the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act

Join host Lisa Loving and Paul Stanford, the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act chief petitioner, on unions and the Cannabis Tax Act -- the first statewide cannabis regulation initiative in the U.S. to win organized labor support. Legalizing hemp and taxing the hell out of it: What do you think? Call in 503-231-8187.

Talk Radio on 06/13/12

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Wed, 06/13/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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One group's effort to make their neighborhood a better place--year after year

People of Purpose and Associates' 7th Annual Day of Retilling the Soil, over in North and Northeast Portland, will bring hundreds of community members and youth together July 21 for a clean-up project around Jefferson High School and then a great big basketball tournament and BBQ. We are live with founder Larry Collins.

Have you got a special community event or project coming up, or one you would like to organize? Call us up and share it, 503-231-8187.

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SB 1032, written to protect our Children from BPA, has been rejected...

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Wed, 03/10/2010

 

Host Erik Jorgensen speaks with Jen Coleman from the Oregon Environmental Council about the recent rejection of SB 1032 by the Oregon Senate. In mid-February the Oregon Senate rejected a bill that would have protected Oregon’s children from exposure to bisphenol A (BPA). SB 1032 would have banned manufacturing, distributing or selling reusable containers made with bisphenol A if the container was designed to be filled with liquid or food intended primarily for consumption by children less than three years of age.

Hundreds of scientific studies show that the chemical BPA is harmful to children’s health. BPA is an industrial chemical produced in billions of pounds each year to make hard, clear polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins. Small amounts of the chemical have been found to leach into food and drink from polycarbonate baby bottles, water bottles and food containers, and from the epoxy lining of metal food and beverage cans. Last month, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expressed concern about BPA and provided guidelines for parents on how to limit their children’s exposure.

 Be sure to attend the Governor's Environmental Task Force Meeting TONIGHT, March 10th!!! 

 

Dan Handelman from Copwatch on Portland Police Accountability

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Wed, 03/03/2010
With a spate of police violence incidents hitting the headlines, the Independent Police Review Division is soon to come under a microscope for how it investigates complaints against Portland law enforcement.  Portland Copwatch  and  Peace and Justice Works volunteer Dan Handelman lays out issues with Portland’s police review system and answers questions about what citizens can do.  Hosted by Lisa Loving

Home Ownership in Portland in the New Economy

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Wed, 02/24/2010
Host Erik Jorgenson speaks with Peg Malloy from Portland Housing Center about home ownership in Portland in the new economy.

 

Talal Jabari's "Full Signal" - The Dangers of Cell Phone Technology

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Wed, 02/17/2010

 With the world-wide use of cell phones at 3.5 billion, and an ever-growing number of cellular antennas, do we need to re-examine the costs and benefits of this new technology? In his one-hour documentary "Full Signal,"  Talal Jabari  explores the health effects and efforts to regulate cellular technology. Hosts Stephanie Potter and Erik Jorgansen will interview Jabari and Rick Burnett of Respect.pdx, an organization that advocates for respectful and responsible neighborhood wireless.  KBOO listeners are urged to call in.  Talal Jabari will also be at the screening of his film, Full Signal, at 4pm on Sunday, February 21, at the Hollywood Theater in Portland at NE 40th and Sandy.   

Additional reading: "Warning: Your Cell Phone May Be Hazardous to Your Health"

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.

 

 

 

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