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Wednesday Talk Radio on 06/26/13

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Wed, 06/26/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Reclaiming the Willamette River for recreational uses

This summer we have two chances to jump into the Willamette River with a thousand of our new BFFs with the World Float, Friday, July 5, and Big Float 3 on July 28. Our guests are event organizer Will Levenson and inspirational swimmer Michelle Macy on reclaiming the Willamette River.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 06/19/13

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Wed, 06/19/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Shafia Monroe and the International Center for Traditional Childbirth
 
The International Center for Traditional Childbirth in Portland is holding a special event for Black moms and moms to be this month. We spend the hour with founder Shafia Monroe, who has built connections between Black communities and county health workers to address the infant mortality rate in African and African American families -- the highest in our region.
 

Wednesday Talk Radio on 06/05/13

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Wed, 06/05/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Building a community of support and services around families impacted by Alzheimer's

We're checking in with Jon Bartholomew and our friends at the Alzheimer's Association of Oregon, the only group working to get ahead of what will be one of the biggest public health issues of our time. Have you or someone you know been diagnosed with Alzheimer's -- or are you worrying they will be? Tune in and learn about the incredible work of the Alzheimer's Association of Oregon.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 05/22/13

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Wed, 05/22/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Portland Mercury news editor Denis Theriault joins KBOO's Joe Meyer for an election recap.

Portland Mercury news editor Denis Theriault joins KBOO's Joe Meyer for a 'morning after' election special,

We will recap the election results and open up the phone lines for your calls at 503 231 8187. 

Wednesday Talk Radio on 05/15/13

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Wed, 05/15/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Taking on bullying among kids and adults

How has bullying affected your life? Lisa Loving's guests are Larry Collins and friends from People of Purpose and Associates, who have launched a new anti-bullying program for kids and adults. They are also working on a Kick the Habit kickball league and more. Join us for an hour with P.A.P.A., where their motto is stop pointing a finger and lend a hand.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 05/08/13

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Wed, 05/08/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A new national movement is kicking off around housing as a fundamental right

Wednesday Talk Radio on 05/01/13

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Wed, 05/01/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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I'm already against the NEXT war!

Resisting the wars--how do we do it? How have others done it in the past? Host Lisa Loving is live in Studio Two with author Rosalie Riegle of the War Resisters League on her books Doing Time for Peace: Resistance, Family, and Community  and 'Crossing the Line: Nonviolent Resisters Speak Out for Peace.'

Listeners, what have you done to end the wars? We want ot hear from you. 503-231-8187

Wednesday Talk Radio on 04/24/13

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Wed, 04/24/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The fight against toxic pollution in our neighborhoods

Neighbors for Clean Air have waged a struggle for years over air quality standards linked to traffic and industrial pollution in Portland. Our guests are Marty Peveto and Love Canal activist Lois Gibbs on air toxics in your neighborhood.
Where do you live and what is in your air?

Wednesday Talk Radio on 04/17/13

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Wed, 04/17/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Justice Within Reach: Investing in our own communities

How do you invest in the community around you? The McKenzie River Gathering Foundation takes contributions and then gives out grants to progressive social change groups across the state. Artists too! We are spending the hour with MRG executive director Sharon Gary-Smith and talking about their upcoming annual fundraiser April 20, Justice Within Reach, and the giving economy that keeps many community services and groups afloat.

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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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