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Wednesday Talk Radio

Episode Archive

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

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


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

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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.


Portland Public Schools' plan to Close Jefferson High, and the Outcry against it.

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Wed, 06/16/2010

 Hosted by Lisa Loving.

The Portland Public School Redesign calls for the closing of Jefferson High.  Many in the Community see closing Jefferson as an affront to the lesser-privileged portion of the Portland Community.  What do YOU think?  

Blair Bobier - New America Foundation - on Election Reform

program date: 
Wed, 06/09/2010

 Lisa Loving hosts. The topic is election reform. Lisa’s guest is Blair Bobier, Former Deputy Director, Political Reform Program at New America Foundation.


Hippie Lawyer & Community Activist Alan Graf on Police Accountability

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Wed, 06/02/2010

 Host Lisa Loving and her special guest, Alan Graf, talk about Police Accountability.

Talk Radio with Malik Rahim

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Mon, 05/31/2010

Talk radio guest hosts Maggie Star and Luzio Luna interview Malik Rahim from Common Grounds in New Orleans on the gulf oil disaster.

Douglas Mallette and "Turning Point" How Space Exploration Will Determine the Rise or Fall of Humanity

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Wed, 05/26/2010

Hosted by Sean Ongley

Today's guest is Douglas Mallette, author of "Turning Point," How Space Exploration and Development Will Determine the Rise or Fall of Humanity

Turning Point breaks down how space exploration and development can solve many of the key issues we face today in America, such as employment, education, the environment, energy, and international relations. The future of humanity is its exploration of the stars. 

Matt Davis from the Portland Mercury

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Wed, 05/19/2010


Host Lisa Loving speaks with Matt Davis, news editor at "The Portland Mercury," about election results and more. Matt Davis is leaving Portland this week.




David Hilliard, and his book: The Black Panthers Community Service Projects

program date: 
Wed, 05/12/2010

 Hosted by: Lisa Loving


Black Panthers founder, David Hilliard, joins Lisa Loving to discuss his book The Black Panthers Community Service Projects.

Hunger, failed schools, home foreclosures – what can communities do to survive during tough times? They can help themselves, that’s what. This week on Wednesday morning talk radio, host Lisa Loving speaks with a Black Panthers founder, David Hilliard, on his book The Black Panthers Community Service Project.


Sandra Steingraber and "Living Downstream: An Ecologist's Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment"

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Wed, 05/05/2010

 Host Lisa Loving speaks with Sandra Steingraber, internationally recognized authority on environmental links to cancer and reproductive health, about the new edition of her contemporary classic, "Living Downstream: An Ecologist's Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment."

Sandra Steingraber is also the author of "Having Faith: An Econogists Journey to Motherhood" and a columnist for "Orion" magazine. Her website is

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