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Don Merrill's State Constitution Website a Platform for Education, Activism

Air date: 
Wed, 12/04/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
How does your state Constitution impact your life? And how can you use it for social change?

Many people have no idea how our lives are affected by the decisions of state governments and the language enshrined in state Constitutions. Don Merrill wants to change that. With his new website, http://www.stateconstitutions.us, you can not only read and compare state Constitutions but you can also download audio files of each one like an e-book; plus you can learn about the most recent news relating to Constitutional challenges around the country. And Merrill hopes you will use this tool to make your state the best that it can be. Join us for Wednesday Talk Radio and find out more about Merrill's fascinating project.

David Walker on Media and Culture

Air date: 
Wed, 11/27/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Interview with David Walker, local journalist, filmmaker and comic book writer

Host Lisa Loving speaks with local journalist, filmmaker, and comic book writer David Walker. He has a new book about the importance of independent media.

Rob Smith of Cascade AIDS Project on what Obamacare might mean for those with HIV-AIDS

Air date: 
Wed, 11/20/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Rob Smith of Cascade AIDS Project on what Obamacare might mean for those with HIV-AIDS

If all goes according to plan, January 1, 2014 stands as the first day in US history that everyone with an HIV-AIDS diagnosis can start receiving healthcare. The Obamacare rollout has been a disaster -- but it could also be a lifeline. Our guest is Rob Smith of the Cascade AIDS Project which has done more than almost any other group in the state to make sure its community gets covered. Will it work out? Call in to 503 213-8187 with your questions or comments.

Music and Politics with Justin Bridges and Simon Tam

Air date: 
Wed, 11/13/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Music and Politics with Justin Bridges and Simon Tam

On the second anniversary of the City of Portland's destruction of Occupy, Lisa Loving's guest is folk music artist Justin Bridges, who filed a lawsuit against the city for police brutality over the Occupy riots. He's bringing his guitar.

Also Simon Tam of The Slants stops by. The Slants are the Asian band fighting the feds over the right to copyright their band name which the US copyright office says is racist -- BUT THEY'RE ASIAN. 

How Global Warming Is Affecting Oregonians

Air date: 
Wed, 10/30/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Discussion of the impact of climate change on our lives

Global warming is already here in the Pacific Northwest. What are you doing to change your habits and how are you adapting your home for the worse changes to come? 

We do not have a guest today because the guests are -- YOU. We'll look at  current research and new suggestions out of the Multnomah County Health Department. 
How has your life been impacted by climate change so far? And what do you think should be done on the policy level? Call in and testify, 503-231-8187.

Bill Power on his book, "Cold, Hungry and in the Dark: Exploding the Natural Gas Supply Myth."

Air date: 
Wed, 10/23/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Looking at why shale gas is not the 'game-changer' touted in Wall Street's propaganda mills
Host Lisa Loving speaks with Bill Powers about his book, "Cold, Hungry and in the Dark: Exploding the Natural Gas Supply Myth." Does shale gas change everything? Will its development lead to U.S. energy independence and decades of cheap energy for America? The significance of shale gas as an important energy source has been vastly overstated. Unlike many of the energy pundits who put forward wildly optimistic and completely unsupported estimates of future shale gas recoveries, "Cold, Hungry and in the Dark," looks at the facts of America's supply of natural gas.

Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil

Air date: 
Wed, 10/16/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Author Timothy Mitchell talks about the history of oil-based forms of modern democratic politics
Host Lisa Loving speaks with Timothy Mitchell about his new book "Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil." How does oil undermine democracy, and our ability to address the environmental crisis? In "Carbon Democracy" Timothy Mitchell argues that no nation escapes the political consequences of our collective dependence on oil. It shapes the body politic both in regions such as the Middle East, which rely upon revenues from oil production, and in the places that have the greatest demand for energy. In the twenty-first century, the oil-based forms of modern democratic politics have become unsustainable.

Mental Health First Aid with Leah Hunter

Air date: 
Wed, 10/09/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
News & commentary on local, national and international issues - we invite your calls at 503-231-8187

Lisa Loving's guest is Leah Hunter with the Mental Health First Aid project. They hold their first training this Friday.
Open Minds Open Doors and Folk Time are premiering the Mental Health First Aid Documentary at the Bing Lounge this Friday October 11th 5pm -- 7pm. The documentary participants will talk about how the training has impacted their lives. Also at the event Dave Mowry of Stand Up for Mental Health shows how he uses comedy as a tool for living with Bipolar disorder.

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The State of Oregon's Juvenile Justice System

program date: 
Wed, 12/23/2009

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

Today's topic is a recent report by  Crime Victims United of Oregon called The State of the Multnomah County Juvenile Justice System.  Joining us today are two representatives from Crime Victims Oregon.  In studio is Steve Dole, and joining us by phone is Ken Chapman, Juvenile Justice Policy Advisor, and author of the report.

The Portland Plan - Strategic Long Range Planning

program date: 
Wed, 12/16/2009

 Host Erik Jorgensen leads a discussion of the Portland Plan, the strategic plan for the city's next 25 years. The focus will be the community response to the Phase I workshops.  Joining Erik will be Steve Dotterrer, Chief Planner, and Joe Zehnder, Principal Planner for the City Planning Bureau

Dianne Riley from the Coalition for a Livable Future on Race, Class, and Urban Planning

program date: 
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!

program date: 
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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program date: 
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

program date: 
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

program date: 
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

program date: 
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

program date: 
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

program date: 
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!

 

 

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