Wednesday Talk Radio

Episode Archive

Dr. Zaher Wahab on the Current Situation in Afghanistan

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Wed, 06/17/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Dr. Zaher Wahab on the Current Situation in Afghanistan
Guest host Per Fagereng interviews Zaher Wahab, professor emeritus , Graduate School of Counseling and Education, Lewis and Clark College.

Zaher was raised and schooled in Afghanistan, attended the American University of Beirut, Columbia University and Stanford U. Dr.Wahab has been helping the Ministry of Higher education in Afghanistan since 2002 as senior adviser, and education professor at Kabul University and Kabul Education U. Since the start of 2014, Wahab has served as designer, director, and professor of the master in education program for teacher education faculty from the country's 42 Teacher Training Academies at the American University of Afghanistan_an independent, non-profit, non-denominational, and  private university in Kabul.

RESISTANCE ECOLOGY: Two-hour special on this weekend's conference in Portland

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Wed, 06/10/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Guests include conference organizers and speakers
Join us for a two-hour edition of Wednesday Talk Radio! We'll have two of the conference organizers, Tim and Melanie, aong with Kanahus Manuel of Secwepemc Nation in northern B.C. and other speakers who'll be in town this weekend at Portland State University. Lauren Regan of the Civil Liberties Defense Center will be on by phone at 9.

For more information and conference schedule:

One Flaming Arrow: Inter-Tribal Art, Music & Film Festival

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Wed, 06/03/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Guest Demian Dine'Yazhi' is one of the event's organizers
One Flaming Arrow is an Inter-tribal, Indigenous Art, Music & Film festival happening from June 2nd-14th of 2015 in various venues throughout Portland, Oregon.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 05/27/15

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Wed, 05/27/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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News & commentary on local, national and international issues - we invite your calls at 503-231-8187

Rethinking electroshock and other mental health industry practices

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Wed, 05/20/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Guests from Rethinking Psychiatry and the electroshock survivor movement
Marcia Meyers of Rethinking Psychiatry and electroshock survivor Deborah Schwartzkopff

Special Guest Ralph Nader on his new book and the current state of U.S. politics

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Wed, 05/13/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Live by phone from Washington, D.C. in a Membership Drive Special!
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Join host Paul Roland, this week featuring long-time activist, organizer, political reformer and Third Party proponent Ralph Nader.

Nader's new book, just out on Seven Stories Press, is "Return to Sender," a long series of letters to Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, all of which went unanswered. 


Guest Chris Hedges on his new book: "Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt"

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Wed, 05/06/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Join host Paul Roland and the always provocative writer and social critic
From seminarian to New York Times journalist to one of the leading social critics on the left to (just last year) ordained Presbyterian minister, Chris Hedges remains as provocative and insightful as ever with his twefth book: "Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revol," due out next week.

He helps us kick off our Spring Membership Drive!! Get your questions and comments ready to call in at 503-231-8187 and join host Paul Roland in a lively and edgy conversation! And be among the first to get a copy of his new book by contributing to your community resource, KBOO!

From the blurb for his new book:

May Day topic: Let's talk about police unions!

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Wed, 04/29/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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KBOO listeners are invited to call in on this critical issue
Violent, too-often lethal and racist police behavior continues to be in the public spotlight with the recent outrage in Baltimore. Although public discussion of the role of police unions in protecting cops from both internal discipline and criminal prosecution has increased over the past year since the events in Ferguson, there is still relatively little movement among progressives and organized labor to seriously address this issue. 

"Why the Mountain": a struggle for autonomy, dignity and tradition on Mauna Kea in Hawaii

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Wed, 04/22/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Anne Keala Kelly from Hawaii on the re-occupation by protestors of their sacred mountain
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Native Hawaiian protestors have halted construction of a massive 18-story telescope on their sacred, life-giving Mauna Kea. While the protest is about stopping the continued desecration and damage to a mountain central to their culture, beliefs and traditions, it is also about an ongoing movement for independence and decolonization. Filmmaker Anne Keala Kelly has been documenting and involved in this struggle for many years. She joins host Paul Roland by phone to counter misleading and superficial news reporting of the issue on mainstream media and to give us the latest news from the front lines. 

 From her  her nohohewa website (below): 

WATER WARS: Local communities fight back against Nestle water bottling plants

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Wed, 04/15/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Guest Matthew Bristow, Canvas Director of BARK, local forest watchdog group
A six-year battle to keep Nestle out of Cascadia and the Columbia Gorge is heating up again as the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has agreed to trade its water rights at Oxbow Springs, which could pave the way for a Nestle bottled water plant in Cascade Locks, just west of Hood River. Concerned citizens in the Gorge, environmental groups, labor unions and others are renewing efforts to prevent that from happening. http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2015/04/odfw_agress_to_new_approach_fo.html

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Host Paul Roland with guest Jacqueline Keeler on racist stereotypes, sports mascots and more

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Wed, 05/21/2014
Native Americans have been calling for the end to the use of racist stereotypes and sports mascots for decades, with some slow and steady progress. Many schools have retired their Native mascots, and laws (as in Oregon) have been passed banning them. Yet powerful franchises like the Washington Redskins, Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Indians have firmly resisted any change or recognition that anything is wrong with their team names and mascots.
When Eradicating Offensive Sports Mascotry kicked off their social media campaign against Nike's use of the Cleveland Indians' offensive "Chief Wahoo" image a few weeks ago, they had no idea it would snowball into a growing public conversation about the harmful impact these caricatured and stereotyped images have, not just on Native Americans, but on public consciousness and in enabling largely unconscious racist attitudes. Using new media like Facebook and Twitter to amplify their voices and impact, Keeler and many others have created new space for calling attention to offensive and racist stereotyping and behavior.

Links and contact info from today's show:
 

Eradicating Offensive Sports Mascotry on Facebook and Twitter:

https://www.facebook.com/mascotry

https://twitter.com/EONMassoc

National Congress of American Indians:

http://www.ncai.org/policy-issues/community-and-culture/anti-defamation-mascots

Jacqueline Keeler's article for Salon.com:

http://www.salon.com/2014/04/13/my_life_as_a_cleveland_indian_the_enduring_disgrace_of_racist_sports_mascots/

  • Length: 55:17 minutes (50.62 MB)
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Jackson County GMO-Ban Initiative

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Wed, 05/14/2014
A measure on the ballot in southwest Oregon's Jackson County seeks to ban the cultivation and propagation of genetically modified crops in the county. KBOO's Sam Bouman speaks with Elise Higley of Our Family Farms Coalition, which is leading the initiative, for more information on the measure, the agricultural situation in Jackson County, and how residents are reacting to the vast amounts of money being poured into opposing this local measure by Monsanto and other big agribusinesses.
  • Length: 36:28 minutes (16.69 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 64Kbps (CBR)

May Day! May Day! Host: Paul Roland

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Wed, 04/30/2014
May Day's ancient origin as a celebration of the earth's fecundity and the beginning of summer and its modern incarnation as an international worker's day may not seem to have much in common. But they are linked by the rise of industrial capitalism, which has on the one hand uprooted  masses of people from the land and its cycles and sustenance, and on the other forced most people to depend on an alienating system of wages, rents, interest and profits that benefits a relative few. Movements throughout history, from the Diggers in England to the early socialist comunes to the 60's counterculture to the radical environmental movement have in various degrees combined a return to direct connection to the land with a resistance to the alien system of Capital.
We'll talk about this and the origins of the worker's May Day, as well as the Portland May Day event. Call and join us at 503-231-8187.
  • Length: 53:31 minutes (49 MB)
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Cascadia Rising Bioregional Confluence follow-up and regional reports, hosted by Paul Roland

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Wed, 04/23/2014
An enthusiastic and well-attended "Bioregional Confluence" in Portland this past Sunday brought together people from around Cascadia to meet and attend panels on a wide range of subjects. At lunch, the assembly brought back to life, after many years without a Bioregional gathering in this region, the tradition of regional or "watershed" reportbacks. Some of those attending will call in with the issues they are working on in their areas. Listeners who attended or who have issues of their own they are working on are encouraged to call in at 503-231-8032. We hope to make this at least a semi-regular feature of KBOO Public Affairs programming.

For more information, go to: http://www.cascadiaconfluence.org

Guests on today's show: 
In studio--Trip Jennings, Portland Rising Tide (www.portlandrisingtide.org). Talked about upcoming Global Climate Convergence event in Portland, Monday April 28 at Terry Schrunk Park at SW 4th and Madison at noon.

On phone--Kayla Godowa Tufti (Warm Springs/Klamath) from Eugene (godowatufti27@gmail.com), talked about agreement signed regarding the takedown of four dams on the upper Klamath River, which would limit the Klamath Tribe's treaty rights if approved by Congress.

Janine Offutt from Oregon City, on the proposed development at the ex-Blue Heron Paper Company factory site at the Willamette Falls.  She recommends going to the City of Oregon City website (Planning Dept. and City Commissioners) for more information and to make comments on the project, http://www.orcity.org/
  • Length: 55:30 minutes (76.21 MB)
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Cascadia Rising: A Bioregional Confluence, hosted by Paul Roland

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Wed, 04/16/2014
Guests Judy Goldhaft and Emmalyn Garrett (aka Lumen) are on hand to talk about thefFirst annual Cascadia Rising: A Bioregional Confluence - "A gathering dedicated to promoting bioregional awareness, Indigenous solidarity, alternative and horizontal governance tools, and community resilience in the Pacific Northwest." The event was held at Portland State University on April 20, 2014.
Goldhaft is a dancer and long-time bioregional visionary. She was a member of both the San Francisco Mime Troupe and the Diggers, two groups which played significant roles in the flowering of the.counterculture in the Bay Area and beyond in the mid-to-late 1960's. She was also involved in the early bioregional movement and with long-time partner Peter Berg (who died in 2011) co-founded the Planet Drum Foundation, which has served as a center for bioregional awareness and education since 1973. http://www.planetdrum.org/
Emmalyn is from southern Cascadia and is a co-organizer of the Confluence, and has been involved with Cascadia Now! and environmental activism in the region. http://cascadianow.org/
 
Most of the panels from the Confluence are available in the KBOO archives. See http://cascadiaconfluence.org/ for a complete schedule. 

Also, this is audio from the "Cascadia Against Empire: Bioregional Organizing from a Decolonizing Perspective" panel at this year's Public Interest Environmental Law Conference:
http://kboo.fm/content/cascadiaagainstempire
  • Length: 52:29 minutes (72.08 MB)
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Reform or Revolution? continued

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Wed, 04/02/2014
Once a hot topic of passionate discussion, the question "Reform or Revolution?" seems to have lost its relevance and punch. Sounds kinda quaint and archaic. Does "Revolution" mean anything in the age of Portlandia? Can we imagine anything outside the box of constituted legal institutions? Can we yet shake ourselves from our mental conditionintg and feelings of powerlessness and detachment in the face of accelerating Disaster? Can we find common ground despite the hyper-individualization we've been socialized into? My God, doesn't anyone care??? Sorry, got carried away. Well, tune in and if you've got something to say, call in. 503-231-8187.
  • Length: 54:07 minutes (74.32 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Reform or Revolution?

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Wed, 03/19/2014
Paul Roland and Tomas Bernal of Portland IWW tackle the ever-relevant but not often publicly discussed question of  "Reform or Revolution?" Want to join the fray? Call 503-231-8187!
 
 
 
  • Length: 55:20 minutes (76 MB)
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Inside the movement to curb climate change: a critique of No KXL organizing

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Wed, 03/05/2014
Paul Roland talks with  Ron Seifert of the Tar Sands Blockade in Texas. They discuss criticisms of the No KXL movement and different approaches to confronting fossil fuel expansion and the climate crisis.  They are also joined by Gregory Vickery of The Wrong Kind of Green.

Links related to the topic discussed:

www.tarsandsblockade.org (also on facebook)
www.wrongkindofgreen.org (also on facebook)
www.gregoryvickrey.com
www.counterpunch.org
www.earthfirstnewswire.org (("An Open Letter to the NO KXL Movement")
Articles by Cory Morningstar:
"Keystone XL: The Art of NGO Discourse" Counterpunch, April 12-14, 2013
"The Corporate Money Behind McKibben's Divestment Tour" Counterpunch May 17-19, 2013
"Manufacturing Discourse" Counterpunch June 04, 2013
 Cory Morningstar is an independent investigative journalist, writer and environmental activist, focusing on global ecological collapse and political analysis of the non-profit industrial complex. She resides in Canada. Her recent writings can be found on Wrong Kind of Green, The Art of Annihilation, Political Context, Counterpunch,Canadians for Action on Climate Change and Countercurrents. Her writing has also been published by Bolivia Rising and Cambio, the official newspaper of the Plurinational State of Bolivia.
 
 
  • Length: 55:27 minutes (76.14 MB)
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Wednesday Talk Radio

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Tue, 08/20/2013

Host Lisa Loving is joined by her guest Tiffany Conklin of the Portland Street Art Alliance to talk about how Portland city policy is killing art.

  • Length: 59:33 minutes (54.52 MB)
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Living with Suicidal Feelings

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Wed, 12/12/2012

Guest host Will Hall takes listener calls on the topic of  living with suicidal feelings and the effect of the holidays.

  • Length: 55:10 minutes (50.51 MB)
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