Wednesday Talk Radio

Episode Archive

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.

Talk Radio on 06/15/11

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Wed, 06/15/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Hypocrisy of the US government's move to make the complete Pentagon Papers collection available to t

Host Lisa Loving speaks with MIKE GRAVEL, former two-term senator from Alaska, speaking on the hypocrisy of the US government's move to make the complete Pentagon Papers collection available to the public. In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg leaked the Pentagon Papers to the New York Times as well as Senator Gravel, who late in the evening of June 29 to June 30 entered them into the Congressional Record; he was conducting a filibuster against the draft.

Talk Radio on 06/10/11

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Fri, 06/10/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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“The Fukushima Nuclear Crisis and Its Impact on Nuclear Power in the United States”

Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Arjun  Makhijani, president of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, which has released a paper “The Fukushima Nuclear Crisis and Its Impact on Nuclear Power in the United States.”

This week AP reported that, "Japan's government has doubled the estimate of how much radiation leaked from a tsunami-hit nuclear plant and says the damage to the reactors was greater than previously thought."

Talk Radio on 06/01/11

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Wed, 06/01/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Racism in the construction trades--and how yur tax dollars support it

Who Built This City? Portland has just completed a study on race, gender and construction contracting that found no problems with the low number of city contracts awarded to minority and women-owned firms. What's the story? Join host Lisa Loving and guest James Posey to look at the roots of economic under-deelopment for women and communities of color in Portland.

Talk Radio on 05/27/11

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Fri, 05/27/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Vincent Bugliosi on his case for agnosticism

Host Marianne Barisonek interviews former Los Angeles County prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi about his new book DIVINITY OF DOUBT: The God Question. In the book Bugliosi makes a potent case for agnosticism by marshaling evidence and drawing persuasive inferences. DIVINITY OF DOUBT is an  indictment of God, theism, and atheism within the pages of one book.                                       

Talk Radio on 05/25/11

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Wed, 05/25/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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What the Internet is Hiding from You

Lisa's guest is Eli Pariser of MoveOn.org. He’s the author of a new book called “The Filter Bubble.” He says we now live in our own “filter bubble,” receiving mainly familiar news that confirms our beliefs.

Pariser speaks at Powell's City of Books tonight, May 25th.

Talk Radio on 05/18/11

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Wed, 05/18/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Portland-area Primary Elections 2011 Results

Primary Elections 2011 -- will the Portland Public Schools win passage of its two funding measures on Tuesday night's ballot? And what's next for the district? Tune in to talk it out and lay ideas on the table for what local schools really need to educate our kids.

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The Big Float invites Portland to ride the waves across the Willamette River on floaty gear

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Wed, 07/18/2012

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

 

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.

Host Lisa Loving's guests are Will Levinson of The Big Float and Rick Bastasch of the Portland Office of Healthy Working Rivers. Do you swim in the Willamette, and are you planning to go to the Big Float? 

Also, on the phone, we had Marisa Frieder from The Portland Bridge Swim describe her River event.

 

Community Organizers Try to Save the Cathedral Park Jazz Festival

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Wed, 07/11/2012

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

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.

 
 

 

 

Rise of a New Racial Stereotype: The Homicidal Asian Male College Student

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Wed, 07/04/2012

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

 

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.

What if out of the blue, on the word of one witness, a swat team showed up at your apartment in the middle of the night, took you to the psych ward and left you there for days, forced to prove that you aren't insane? Then upon your release, you find out your university has plastered posters with your name on them all over the school and the internet, implying that you are a homicidal maniac? How do you get your life back?

 
 
 

 

PTSD Awareness Day

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Wed, 06/27/2012

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

 

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

Several callers suggested EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy.

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06/06/2012 - U.S. Sailors with Riverine Squadron 1 participate in tactical combat casualty care training with Indonesian navy Kopaska commandos in Surabaya, Indonesia, June 6, 2012, during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Indonesia 2012. CARAT is a series of bilateral exercises held annually in Southeast Asia to strengthen relationships and enhance force readiness. (DoD photo by Lt. Fernando Rivero, U.S. Navy/Released)

 
 
 

 

Union Support for the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act

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Wed, 06/20/2012

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

Today's guest is Paul Stanford, the chief petitioner for the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act, in to talk about 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 heck out of it: What do you think? 

The book, The Emperor Wears No Clothes was highly recommended during the show as THE definitive History of Cannibis in this country.

One group's effort to make their neighborhood a better place--year after year

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Wed, 06/13/2012

 Hosted by Lisa Loving. 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, and active community members, Bruce Johnson, and Malcolm Ricks.

Who Builds Your City???

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Wed, 06/06/2012

Have you ever thought about who builds your city? Sharon Maxwell is a local construction contractor who just won the contract to help renovate and build out Portland Community College's Cascade Campus on North Killingsworth Street. How many other Black women have achieved that? Also in the studio is Eric Island, Program Coordinator for many parts of these upgrades, and on the Planning Team for Good In The Hood.  We'll talk about who builds our city, how Contractors are chosen for projects around town, and how they're both involved in Youth Apprenticeship Programs in Social Justice Issues, Leadership Training, Job Skills, and Education.

Oregon Save Our Schools Plans Statewide Protests for Education Funding

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Wed, 05/30/2012

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

May 31st is Save Our Schools Action Day, and Oregon SOS is working to mobilize communities across the state for stable school funding. All across Oregon school districts are facing shutdowns and layoffs even as Gov. Kitzhaber's new education committee is set to institute new educational standards -- but the governor proposes no dedicated school funding to achieve any of his public school mandates. 

We're joined by Susan Barrett and Steve Buel with Oregon Save Our Schools, who'll speak on their grassroots strategy pushing state and federal officials to reform the kicker law, force the feds away from high stakes testing, and just generally get its act together on education for We The People.

You can research the History of Education and other Public Agencies in Oregon at the Oregon Blue Book.

DiaTribe: From The Village To The Street

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Wed, 05/23/2012

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

 

"DiaTribe: From The Village To The Street," our guest is artist Alan Wone, with musician Mic Crenshaw and Portland icon in African music Obo Addy, they're holding a musical dialogue between African and African American, this Friday night at the Alberta Rose on NE Alberta Street.

 
 

 

Membership Drive Special: Juan Gonzalez on the History of Race and the American Media

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Wed, 05/16/2012

Hosted by Lisa Loving

A Wednesday Talk Radio Membership Drive Special: Host Lisa Loving speaks with Democracy Now's Juan Gonzalez on his groundbreaking book, "News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media." Also, expect a little Oregon Primary Elections morning-after quarterbacking and a look at the media's role in the outcome. That's 8-9am Wednesday May 16 -- and be sure to get a copy of Juan's incredible history of media in America while you support KBOO Community Radio with your contribution.

 

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