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Wednesday Talk Radio on 02/06/13

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Wed, 02/06/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The Portland Public Schools Flying Fickle Finger of Fate Points to Chief Joseph Elementary

Now the Portland Schools Superintendent has moved away from suggesting Vernon and Woodlawn schools for shutdown and has targeted Chief Joseph Elementary instead--all in the Jefferson Cluster. School Closure Part 2: What should we really do to reform our schools? What are your ideas on concrete steps we the people and our public officials could or should take to create an educational system that actually works? Call in 503-231-8187.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 01/30/13

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Wed, 01/30/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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More Portland Public School closures coming up?

How many schools will be shut down in Portland this year? We'll be talking about proposed closure of Woodlawn and/or Vernon Elementary, closures from last year and -- what for 2014? Has your school ever been closed? Call us and tell us what it was like, 503-231-8187.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 01/16/13

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Wed, 01/16/2013 - 7:00am - 8:00am
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Portland Youth Summit

Join host Lisa Loving and Portland Youth Summit founder Imani Muhammad for a preview of her upcoming event on Feb. 9 at Portland State University on the 3rd floor of Smith Hall on the state of young people in Portland today.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 01/09/13

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Wed, 01/09/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Carl Wolson on his years as a talk radio host in PDX and his new online show

Host Lisa Loving interviews Carl Wolfson, former host of “Carl in the Morning” on AM620 KPOJ, about his experience as a progressive talk radio host in PDX and his new online show.

www.carlwolfson.com/

Carl will speak at the KBOO screening of the film "Talk Radio" Thursday, Jan 10, 7:00pm at the Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton St.

During the 1980s and 1990s, Carl was a leading stand-up comedian and a frequent guest on national television, appearing on HBO, Showtime’s Comedy Club Network, VH-1’s Stand-Up Spotlight, An Evening at the Improv and The Joan Rivers Show.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 01/02/13

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Wed, 01/02/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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News from the Occupy Movement: Help Fight Hunger and Home Foreclosure

People helping people in our own neighborhoods. Host Lisa Loving's guests are recording artist and community organizer Jesse Sponberg talking about the Chalupa Project and Occupy Gresham on next week's upcoming foreclosure hearing for an East County family. Tune in and find out how you can get involved.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 12/26/12

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Wed, 12/26/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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What holidays are like when you are in prison and what barriers you face after you are released

Guest host Marlene Howell interviews two women who were incarcerated at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville about holidays in prison and barriers they are still overcoming as a result of having to "check the box," (admit they have a felony when applying for rental homes, credit, jobs, etc).

Graphic from ACLU's Women in Prison project - www.aclu.org/prisoners-rights/women-prison

Wednesday Talk Radio on 12/19/12

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Wed, 12/19/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Barriers to Health & Wellness Facing Latino's in Oregon: Interview:Alberto Moreno

Barriers to Health & Wellness Facing Latinos in Oregon:

Join guest host, Linda Olson-Osterlund and her guest Alberto Moreno, Executive Director of  The Oregon Latino Health Coalition. They will discuss Latinos in Oregon and the United States; Who they are, where they work and live, the health problems they face, as well as they barriers to healthcare the encounter. This is a call-in show so Please join in the conversation with your questions and comments! Call the air room at 503-231-8187

Wednesday Talk Radio on 12/12/12

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Wed, 12/12/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Living With Suicidal Feelings

 Guest host Will Hall leads a discussion of Living With Suicidal Feelings.

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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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