Wednesday Talk Radio

Episode Archive

Exorcise Monsanto with Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir

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Wed, 10/07/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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In town for an exorcism at Waterfront Park, Wednesday 12:30 p.m.
Listen to the glorious birdsong of The Stop Shopping Choir. Join the citizen weed pulling brigade. Exorcise the devil Monsanto from Portland's public parks. Invite your friends to hear our sultry-singing-activists.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 09/30/15

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Wed, 09/30/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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News & commentary on local, national and international issues - we invite your calls at 503-231-8187

Taking on a corporate behemoth

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Wed, 09/23/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Columbia Gorge residents file ballot initiative to stop Nestle bottling plant
Guest Aurora Del Val of Local Water Alliance announces new ballot measure, which will be launched Wednesday, September 23 in Hood River.

Nestle is one of the biggest food and beverage companies in the world, and the largest bottled water company in North America. They have aggressively expanded across the continent, making enemies in every community they've set up operations. For that and a host of other reasons, they are one of the most hated corporations in the world.

Community Civil Disobedience in the Name of Sustainability

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Wed, 09/16/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Guest Thomas Linzey on his new publication

Guest Thomas Linzey talks with host Paul Roland about his new primer on the Community Rights Movement in the face of global catastrophe.

From publisher PM Press' website:

Humanity stands at the brink of global environmental and economic collapse. We have pinned our future to an economic system that centralizes power in fewer and fewer hands, and whose benefits increasingly flow to smaller and smaller numbers of people. Our system of government is similarly medieval—relying on a 1780s constitutional form of government written to guarantee the exploitation of the natural environment and elevate “the endless production of more” over the rights of people, nature, and their communities.

Daydream Sunset: The 60's Counterculture in the 70's

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Wed, 09/09/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Interview with author Ron Jacobs

“The ‘Sixties’ is mostly myth and symbol now, a commodity sold in the marketplace as both cautionary tale and unattainable romance, but Ron Jacobs isn’t buying it.

Contrasting visions for Cascade Locks and the Mid-Columbia Gorge

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Wed, 09/02/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A live debate on the proposed Nestle water bottling plant
In this live, on-air debate between the City Administrator of Cascade Locks, which has pushed for the Nestle faciltiy, and two members of the Local Water Alliance, which is opposed to it, we will explore the environmental and economic issues involved. What would a Nestles plant bring to the local economy? What other kinds of economic activity could it impede from being developed, or which might flourish if given the kind of attention that the bottling plant is getting?

Journalist Robert Hunziker on the politics of climate change

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Wed, 08/26/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The children, the Pope and a Totem Pole Journey versus Ted Cruz and the Koch Brothers
Host Paul Roland speaks again with cutting-edge climate journalist Robert Hunziker from Los Angeles. They will discuss the Children's Trust lawsuit and critical information that has come to light in the discovery process; Pope Francis' upcoming address to the U.S. Congress; the Totem Pole Journey en route to the Northern Cheyenne in Montana and the crucial role of indigenous people in the climate struggle; and Ted Cruz as a pivotal figure, with his Koch Brothers connections, holding the line against the rising movement to curtail climate disaster.


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Wed, 08/19/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Keep Nestle out of the Gorge!

Cascade Locks resident and Native activist Anna Mae Leonard is on a five-day fast at Cascade Locks City Hall, asking the City Council to withdraw its joint request for a water rights swap allowing the Swiss-based multinational Nestle Corporation to build a water-bottling plant there.  She joins host Paul Roland on the phone from Cascade Locks, along with Julia Degraw of Food and Water Watch in the KBOO studio. 

Personal and social resiliency in the face of an uncertain future

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Wed, 08/12/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Guest John Daggett
Host Paul Roland speaks with guest John Daggett about the theory and practice of Resiliency. In the face of climate chaos and economic breakdown, we need to become more resilient, both personally and socially. Daggett draws upon a long career in teaching, school administration and active participation in community and school resilience projects.  

Building on the seminal work on resilient chldren of Emmy Werner and Ruth Smith (Vulnerable but Invincilbe, Overcoming the Odds) and of Nan Henderson and Mile Milstein (Resiliency in the Schools), Daggett has both taught resiliency and assisted in the founding of BARC (Building a Resilient Community) in Ashland, OR. 

Wednesday Talk Radio on 08/05/15

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Wed, 08/05/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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News & commentary on local, national and international issues - we invite your calls at 503-231-8187


Home Ownership in Portland in the New Economy

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Wed, 02/24/2010
Host Erik Jorgenson speaks with Peg Malloy from Portland Housing Center about home ownership in Portland in the new economy.


Talal Jabari's "Full Signal" - The Dangers of Cell Phone Technology

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Wed, 02/17/2010

 With the world-wide use of cell phones at 3.5 billion, and an ever-growing number of cellular antennas, do we need to re-examine the costs and benefits of this new technology? In his one-hour documentary "Full Signal,"  Talal Jabari  explores the health effects and efforts to regulate cellular technology. Hosts Stephanie Potter and Erik Jorgansen will interview Jabari and Rick Burnett of Respect.pdx, an organization that advocates for respectful and responsible neighborhood wireless.  KBOO listeners are urged to call in.  Talal Jabari will also be at the screening of his film, Full Signal, at 4pm on Sunday, February 21, at the Hollywood Theater in Portland at NE 40th and Sandy.   

Additional reading: "Warning: Your Cell Phone May Be Hazardous to Your Health"

Local Independent Journalist Raymond Rendleman on the Foreclosure Crisis

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Wed, 02/10/2010

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

Today's guest is local independent journalist Raymond Rendleman, who has been doing research on the recent spate of Home Mortgage Foreclosures.  They talk about Obama's Making Home Affordable program, and Oregon's offerings for Homeowner support.   People looking for help with finding Shared Housing can call the Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon.  A huge list of related community resources, including mortgage services, can be found at

Matt Davis from the Portland Mercury on the Local Media

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Wed, 02/03/2010

 Financial conflicts of interest, dishonest advertisements -- did the Oregonian newspaper violate ethical standards during the Measure 66-67 elections? Portland Mercury news editor Matt Davis speaks on his ground-breaking reporting on the topic with host Lisa Loving.

Haiti relief efforts and the problem with big charities.

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Wed, 01/27/2010

 Haiti relief efforts and the problem with big charities. Millions of people text messaged financial contributions to the American Red Cross. Where does the money go? Host Lisa Loving speaks with Suncere of Mutual Aid Disaster Relief for Haiti.


S. Renee Mitchell on Healing the Wounds of Racism

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Wed, 01/20/2010

 Hosted by Lisa Loving


Does racism make you physically ill? Is depression different for communities of color? Can the trauma of slavery be handed down through the generations? Join Lisa Loving and S. Renee Mitchell Wednesday morning at 8 for talk radio about the upcoming Twysted Healing Systahs, OHSU and Healing Roots Center event Redefining the Blues 2.


Redefining the BLUES II
Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010; 2:15-4:30 p.m.
Emmanuel Temple's Community Room,1033 N. Sumner
INFO: 503-...

The event is FREE! However, if you want a little special attention, you can purchase a VIP ticket that will GUARANTEE seating (some of ya'll couldn't get in the door, remember?), a DVD of the last event and a CD of the National Black Women's Anthem (in key, LOL!), plus more! You can buy VIP tickets online for $20 - or just get more general information - at my website:

LASTLY, the first 50 women who sign up at the event for the series of five "Dare To Be Powerful™" workshops - hosted by the Twysted Healing Systahs™ - will receive an amazingly beautiful journal: "A Woman's Journey is Her Legacy," by Juanita Howard, another dynamic sistah from Portland. 


Andy Frazier and Colin O'Neill versus the Clearwire Cell Tower in NE

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Wed, 01/13/2010

 Hosted by Erik Jorgensen

Today's guests are Andy Frazier and Colin O'Neill from who are organizing against the installation of a Clearwire cell tower on NE. Fremont and 37th.





Professor Zaher Wahab on what it's like in Afghanistan today.

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Wed, 01/06/2010

Hosted by Michelle Schroeder Fletcher 

Today's guest is Zaher Wahab, Professor of Education at Lewis & Clark College. He was born and schooled in Afghanistan. He currently teaches Foundations of Education, Race-Culture-Power, Paulo Freire, and the Middle East in Global Perspective. Dr. Wahab serves as a senior advisor to the Minister of Higher Education in Afghanistan, and has been spending about five months annually in that country since 2002. He just returned from his most recent stay there and will talk about the current situation there.



Rick North from Oregon Physicians For Social Responsibility talks about Growth Hormones in cows and dairy products

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Wed, 12/30/2009

 Hosted by Will Newman II

FrankenFood or miracle for family dairies?

For over a decade, Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH) has been in the center of a controversy about genetic engineering, food safety, and animal health.  Join us in a discussion with Rick North, from Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, as we examine the good and bad sides of rBGH.



The State of Oregon's Juvenile Justice System

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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.


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