Wednesday Talk Radio
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!!!
- Artist: KBOO Talk Radio
- Title: Dan Handelman from Copwatch on Portland Police Accountability
- Year: 2010
- Producer: Lisa Loving
- Length: 54:01 minutes (24.73 MB)
- Format: MP3 Stereo 11kHz 64Kbps (CBR)
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"
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.
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. 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.
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.
Redefining the BLUES II
Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010; 2:15-4:30 p.m.
Emmanuel Temple's Community Room,1033 N. Sumner
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.
Hosted by Erik Jorgensen
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.