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Talk Radio on 08/10/11

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Wed, 08/10/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Alzheimer's Disease: Assessing Needs, Services and Policy

This week the Alzheimer's Association of Oregon begins a series of town halls to find out what Oregonians want to see included in the state's upcoming comprehensive plan to address issues around Alzheimer's isease, its sufferers, their families, and the wider community.

Talk Radio on 08/03/11

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Wed, 08/03/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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DIY gang violence reduction

DIY meets gang violence reduction: Connected gathers at Holladay Park at the Lloyd Center Mall every Friday afternoon to make connections with youth in one of the hottest of Portland's 'hotspots'. Lisa Loving's guests are Sam Sachs and beloved youth violence prevention expert John Canda, Wednesday morning from 8-9 am on 90.7 FM in #PDX Call in 503-231-8187

Talk Radio on 07/27/11

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Wed, 07/27/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Cultural divides in 'new Portland' and bridges across them

How, and how often, must local government provide info on citizen rights and responsibilities in a language every citizen can understand? Host Lisa Loving's guests this morning are City Office of Human Relations legal intern Meghan Barner and Ronault Catalani, looking at the recent Chicken Incident (Read the Willamette Week article, 'Urban Chickens: Not Just For White Yuppies').

Chicken photo by ChrisJo at freeimageslive.co.uk

Talk Radio on 07/22/11

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Fri, 07/22/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Bo Rinaldi on adopting a plant based lifestyle

Host Robyn Shanti welcomes guest Bo Rinaldi, who calls himself a “bloodless revolutionary” and believes that the only way out of this matrix of Corporatocracy we find ourselves in, is by adopting a plant based lifestyle.

Bo is one of the pioneers of the organic movement in the US and has been a vegan since 1960, when at 12 years old, he cured himself of asthma and other allergies by following a vegan diet in just two weeks. What Bo proposes now is that a simple plant based diet can cure what ails us, saving us tons of money, support our local economies better than any other action and free us from the matrix of control known as 'food', which actually kills us, medicines that mask symptoms and businesses that pillage the lands and peoples.

Talk Radio on 07/20/11

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Wed, 07/20/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Foreclosures and a look at the top economic issues out of the Oregon legislative session

Economic Fairness Oregon's Saadia McConville updating us on the struggle by a local soldier whose parents' home is being foreclosed, and a look at the top economic issues out of the Oregon legislative session. Call in at 503 231-8187.

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Talk Radio on 07/13/11

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Wed, 07/13/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Willamette Riverkeeper and The Big Float

What do you know about the current state of the Willamette River? Want to know more? Tune in as host Lisa Loving welcomes Willamette Riverkeeper's Travis Williams, Executive Director and Riverkeeper, and Will Levenson, organizer of The Big Float as they discuss the Willamette River and a new project to raise funds for the Willamette Riverkeeper to provide physical water access to the Willamette in downtown Portland.

Talk Radio on 07/06/11

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Wed, 07/06/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Why is the Black unemployment rate double that for whites?

Why has the Black unemployment rate stayed double that for whites since the 1940s? Lisa Loving's guest today is investigative reporter Andy Kroll of Mother Jones and TomDispatch.com. His recent article is,"What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Jobs: How Racism, Global Economics, and the New Jim Crow Fuel Black America's Crippling Jobs Crisis." He writes, "Nationwide, the unemployment rate for black workers at 16.2 percent is almost double the 9.1 percent rate for the rest of the population. And it's twice the 8 percent white jobless rate. ... Since the 1940s, the jobless rate for blacks in America has held remarkably, if grimly, steady at twice the rate for whites.

Talk Radio on 06/29/11

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Wed, 06/29/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Preview of upcoming event on Northeast Portland gentrification

Host Lisa Loving’s guest is Imani Muhammad of the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods, talking about a special event: Just the Facts, featuring Oregonian reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones in a community conversation on her research about Northeast Portland gentrification. The reporter’s talk is Wednesday night at 6:30 in the Planned Parenthood conference room, 3727 NE Martin Luther King Blvd. RSVP to that event by contacting Imani at imani@necoalition.org or 503-823-4264. Meanwhile, tune in to Wednesday Morning Talk Radio to weigh in on changes in Northeast Portland.

Talk Radio on 06/24/11

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Fri, 06/24/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Afghanistan Present and Future

Host Per Fagereng interviews Professor Zaher Wahab and journalist Gareth Porter about Afghanistan, Obama's announcement about troops there, and the future of the country.

Zaher Wahab is Professor of Education at Lewis and Clark College and a native of Afghanistan. Dr. Wahab served as senior advisor to the Minister of Higher Education in Afghanistan 2002-2006 and as a visiting researcher-professor in a masters degree program for teacher education faculty from Afghanistan’s 16 teacher training colleges 2007-2010. He has been spending about four months annually in that country since 2002. He just returned from three months in Afghanistan.

Talk Radio on 06/22/11

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Wed, 06/22/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Alternative economics -- on the neighborhood level

Ever needed to borrow money -- but been turned down by the bank? What if there was an alternative to payday lenders? This week on Wednesday Talk Radio host Lisa Loving speaks with Sarah Chenven of Innovative Changes, a Portland nonprofit that's turning capitalism on its head. Find out more about Innovative Changes here.

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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
Wednesday Morning Talk Radio
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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