Wednesday Talk Radio

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Wednesday Talk Radio on 09/11/13

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Wed, 09/11/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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News & commentary on local, national and international issues - we invite your calls at 503-231-8187

Host Lisa Loving looks at the 9/11 Anniversaries of the US backed coup in Chile and the destruction of the World Trade Center in New York with two guests:

Blase Bonpane is Director of the Office of the Americas, a former Maryknoll priest, liberation theology expert and peace activist whose recent autobiography is "Imagine No Religion."
 
John B. Quigley is a professor of law at the Moritz College of Law at the Ohio State University. He is an expert on international law, his newest essay published yesterday is "Seeking a new, more nuanced peace movement."
 
They will relate the anniversaries of 9/11 to President Obama's plans for military action in Syria.

 

Wednesday Talk Radio on 08/28/13

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Wed, 08/28/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Cameron Whitten about City Halls backtracking on homeless policies.
Cameron Whitten and City Halls' backtracking on homeless policies.

Lisa Loving talks with Cameron Whitten about City Halls backtracking on homeless policies.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 08/14/13

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Wed, 08/14/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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City of Portland Workers Rally for a Fair Contract Today
City of Portland Workers Rally for a Fair Contract Today

Hundreds of city workers including water treatment operators, street pavers, sewer cleaners, and mechanics will converge in downtown Portland’s Chapman Square on Wednesday afternoon for a free community concert and solidarity rally to draw attention to their current contract negotiations with the City of Portland.  In support of their contract fight, union members and community supporters will call on City Council to weigh in on negotiations and direct management to bargain in good faith with the District Council of Trade Unions, a coalition of seven unions that operate jointly in bargaining with the City of Portland. 

Host Lisa Loving speaks with some of the workers about their fight.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 08/07/13

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Wed, 08/07/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Muslims for Peace
Muslims for Peace

This weekend is Eid al Fitr, and the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Southwest Portland is -- like Muslim communities all over the world -- holding a big celebration. Our guest is Harris Zafar,  National Spokesperson for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA - the oldest Muslim organization in the United States. He'll be talking about the Ahmadiyya Community’s nationwide “Muslims for Peace” initiative (www.MuslimsForPeace.org) .
Active across its 70+ chapters throughout the country, the program encourages youth -- particularly Muslim  youth -- to speak out about the true, peaceful and tolerant teachings of Islam.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 07/24/13

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Wed, 07/24/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The Twenty Top Generic Drugs Delayed By Industry Payoffs

New Research by the Public Interest Research Group shows people with cancer, heart disease, and other serious conditions are forced to pay ten times more than necessary for medication. Host Lisa Loving's guest is OSPIRG's Jesse O'Brien.

Is your health impacted by Big Pharma?  We want to hear from you. Call in 503-231-8187.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 07/03/13

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Wed, 07/03/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Examining the political ideas behind our government and communities

On the eve of Independence day we take a look at ideas -- the political ideas that shape our government and our communities. Our guest is local novelist Robert Peate, whose newest book, 'Sisyphus Shrugged' http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17687581-sisyphus-shrugged is 'a response to Ayn Rand.' Which are the most critical ideas you see playing out in the daily headlines, in Congress and in the transit area of the Moscow airport?

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Why are youth athletes dying of cardiac arrest on the court or field?

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Wed, 08/01/2012

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

Eddie Barnett Jr. died on the basketball court of cardiac arrest at the age of 16.  What about youth heart health? Our guests are Eddie's mom Christeen Johnson, executive director of the Eddie Barnett Jr. Foundation; and Teressa Raiford.

Ethnic community artists from around the world come together for drum project

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Wed, 07/25/2012

Hosted by Lisa Loving

Our guests today are Artist, Rudy Serna, and Taiko Drummer, Michelle Fujii.

Local drummers representing the African, Japanese-American, Native American and Aztec communities are coming together with muralist Rudy Serna for a series of historic performances with PEOPLE OF THE DRUM.

Obo Addy, Medicine Bear, Portland TaikoMexica Tiahui traditional Aztec dance circle, and muralist Rodolfo Serna are all in. They have held one event July 15 at Director’s Park in downtown Portland, and upcoming are more on August 19 at the Mt Scott Community Center in SE Portland, and October 21 at University Park in North Portland.

Tune in for a lively chat about race, shared culture and drums. For more information about the events go to Portland Taiko's website or People of the Drum's Facebook page.

 
 

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.

 

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