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May Day! May Day! Host: Paul Roland

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Wed, 04/30/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Tomas and Ash from the Portland IWW join Paul to talk about the history and meaning of May Day

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.

Cascadia Rising Bioregional Confluence follow-up and regional reports, hosted by Paul Roland

Air date: 
Wed, 04/23/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Reflections on the event that happened Sunday in Portland, and call-ins from around the region

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.

Cascadia Rising: A Bioregional Confluence, hosted by Paul Roland

Air date: 
Wed, 04/16/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Discussion of upcoming gathering at Portland State
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.

Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern

Air date: 
Wed, 04/09/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern

Host Per Fagereng speaks with former CIA analyst Ray McGovern about a variety of issues related to U.S. foreign policy including: THE REAL DEAL ON SYRIA... Why Were We Inches Away From War Last Summer?; Ukraine: One ‘Regime Change’ Too Many?: and Is Obama Afraid of the C.I.A.?
 
Ray McGovern leads the “Speaking Truth to Power” section of Tell the Word, an expression of the ecumenical Church of the Saviour in inner-city Washington.  A former co-director of the Servant Leadership School (1998-2004), he has been teaching there for 15 years.

Reform or Revolution? continued

Air date: 
Wed, 04/02/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Hosted by Paul Roland.

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.

Andy Lee Roth, co-editor of "Censored 2014" on media, censorship and free speech

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Wed, 03/26/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Andy Lee Roth, co-editor of "Censored 2014" on media, censorship and free speech

Per Fagereng speaks with Andy Lee Roth, Project Censored member and co-editor of "Censored 2014," about media, censorship and free speech.

"Censored 2014" co-editors Mickey Huff and Andy Lee Roth and past director Peter Phillips and Censored 2014 authors and professors Susan Rahman and Nolan Higdon—will speak in Portland on "Censored 2014: Fearless Speech in Fateful Times" and present a screening of the award-winning documentary, "Project Censored The Movie: Ending the Reign of Junk Food News." 

Special Guest David Rovics for an evening of “Fearless Speech in Fateful Times”

Reform or Revolution?

Air date: 
Wed, 03/19/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Host Paul Roland is joined by Portland IWW's Tomas Bernal.

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!

Ukraine

Air date: 
Wed, 03/12/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Ukraine

Per Fagereng hosts a call-in discussion about Ukraine: oil and oligarchs, geopolitics and self-determination. Call in with your thoughts at 503 231-8187.

Inside the movement to curb climate change: a critique of No KXL organizing

Air date: 
Wed, 03/05/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Ron of Tar Sands Blockade in Texas interviewed by Paul Roland

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

PSU students prepare to walkout to support teachers

Air date: 
Wed, 02/26/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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PSU students prepare to walkout to support teachers
Students at Portland State University are planning a walkout this week in support of their teachers, who have reached an impasse in their contract negotiations with the university administration.  KBOO's Jenka Soderberg will speak with teachers and students, and take your calls.

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Forced Drugging of Children Focus of Rethinking Psychiatry Symposium

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Wed, 05/09/2012

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

 

The Rethinking Psychiatry Symposium is this weekend, featuring attorney Jim Gottstein, lectures, talks and panels, and a resource fair. Our guests this morning are Jim Gottstein and symposium founder Marcia Thompson, speaking on Psychotropic Drugs, Forced Medication, and Children -- which is a main focus of the symposium May 11 & 12 at the First Unitarian Church, 1101 SW 12th Ave., Portland. As a special Membership Drive gift we have copies of the groundbreaking book that inspired the symposium, Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America by Robert Whitaker--call the Pledge Line and Donate to KBOO during Wednesday Talk Radio!

http://robertwhitaker.org/robertwhitaker.org/Anatomy%20of%20an%20Epidemi...

A listener called in and suggest reading Bruce Levine...  Here's an example...

Sustainable Urban Agriculture and the Village Market

program date: 
Wed, 05/02/2012

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

The Village Market at New Columbia in North Portland celebrates its first birthday May 28. Our guest is Program Manager Mychal Tetteh on the victories and challenges of the nonprofit grocery store -- and its sister organization, Village Gardens, which grows in locations around the city the produce that's sold at the Village Market.

 

Mayday!!! Mayday!!! Mayday!!!

program date: 
Wed, 04/25/2012

 Ani and Theresa sit in for Lisa today. The topic is May Day! May Day is an international day of celebration to honor the labor movement. This year the Occupy movement has made a call for mass action—the May First General Strike (#M1GS): a day without the 99%. 

Our guest today is Terrin Conneley from the Portland Liberation Organizing Council.

 

 
 

 

 

School Closures in Portland

program date: 
Wed, 04/18/2012

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

 

Portland Public Schools says it's closing down the Harriet Tubman Young Women's Leadership Academy, and will shutter Humboldt School, also in North Portland. The vote is expected April 23. Our guests are supporters of the YWLA, which has posted solid academic gains throughout its five years as a spinoff from Jefferson High School.

Paul Coakley, former Portland Publec Schools Principal, was live, in-the-Studio, along with
Jyothi Goddam and
Qudsia Ahmad.

If you are upset about this, then DO call the Governor and tell him!!!  503.378.4582

And...  Do attend the Public Meeting on Monday night, April 23rd.  Make Your Voice Heard!!!

 

 

 
 
 

 

City of Portland Budget: The Housing Safety Net

program date: 
Wed, 04/11/2012

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

 

The current proposed City of Portland budget slashes the housing safety net of home buying assistance, foreclosure prevention help and shelters. Live from 8-9am our guests are Rudy Ulin and Victor Merced of Hacienda Community Development Corporation
 

 

 
 

 

Analysis of the Mental Health Industry

program date: 
Wed, 04/04/2012

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

 

Is it possible that the drug-based psychiatric care industry has actually fueled an epidemic of mental illness?

Our guest is Dr. Harriet Cooke of the local group Rethinking Psychiatry, which puts on an annual symposium scrutinizing the mental health industry -- that event is coming up in May.

Meanwhile, their upcoming fundraiser is Tuesday, April 17, 4 - 6:00 PM at the First Unitarian Church Channing Room, 1011 SW 12th Avenue, Portland, with speaker Robert Whitaker, award winning author of "Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America."

Here's some links to more on Rethinking Psychiatry:

Videos, contact info, reports and articles right here.

 Also mentioned during today's show were:
 
 

 

Racist Native American 'Mascots' in the Schools: Will the State Ban Them at Last?

program date: 
Wed, 03/28/2012

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

 

The Oregon State Board of Education is getting ready to make a decision on abolishing "Race-Based Native American Mascots" at local schools, and the Oregon Indian Education Association has launched the Mascot Project, asking the Board to ban them in state funded schools. Our guests in the studio are Se-ah-dom Edmo and Sam Sachs, a co-founder of Connections program. What's your take? Call in 503-281-8187.

 
 

 

Are School Suspensions and Expulsions Driving the Achievement Gap and the Incarceration Rate?

program date: 
Wed, 03/21/2012

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

What drives the drop out rate, the achievement gap and the incarceration rate? A growing movement says too many kids are getting suspended and expelled from school as a form of punishment, and more black kids are suspended and expelled from school than any other group. We're live in Studio 2 with Sheila Warren of the Portland Parents Union, who is working right now on the School Push Out Campaign.

What is the "Push Out Campaign?"  It's a Campaign to bring awareness to the fact that our "Drop Out" problem is really more of a "Push Out" Problem, with Schools kicking more kids out, and with increasing frequency.

The Telephone Number for The Portland Parents Union is 971-279-2462.

The Journey to Freedom Project was mentioned during the show, as was Dignity In Schools.

A Caller recommended watching Charlotte Iserbyt's videos on YouTube.  There are LOTS of them...

Growing Up Black in 'Lake No Negro'

program date: 
Wed, 03/14/2012

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

 

'Lake Oswego High: Racist Tweets are Only Tip of the Iceberg.'

Our guest is journalist Bruce Poinsette, author of a personal essay about growing up Black in Lake Oswego published in The Skanner News and the Oregonian. That's Wednesday, 8-9am on KBOO 90.7 FM in Portland.

Click here for links, video, and more about racism in schools and local communities.

 

 

Fighting a Tar Sands Company's Claims to Private Land

program date: 
Fri, 03/09/2012

Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Julia Trigg Crawford, a Texas landowner and farmer who isn’t letting the foreign tar sands company claim eminent domain rights to her land without putting up a fight. Two weeks ago Ms. Crawford launched a Change.org petition to protect her land from tar sands money and tar sands risks.

With support from activists on both sides of the aisle, Ms. Crawford is hopeful that the Texas farmer can claim victory over the multi-billion dollar tar sands company which is trying to build a pipeline to transport a highly toxic hydrocarbon (called “tar sands”) from Alberta, Canada to Texas to refine and then export to foreign countries.

Independent studies show that the TransCanada Keystone XL “tar sands” pipeline would not create any lasting jobs and would subject tens of millions of people to hazardous risks when the pipeline leaks—as its sister pipeline has done more than a dozen times already. This includes the drinking water of one million Midwesterners people who rely on the Ogallala Aquifer and 60 counties in Texas who rely on the Carrizo-Wilcox Aquifer.

Ms. Crawford and her supporters are using the Change.org petition to implore Texas politicians to protect American land from foreign interests that threaten private property and the health and safety of landowners.

  • Length: 58:40 minutes (26.86 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 64Kbps (CBR)

 

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