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Talk Radio on 06/11/10

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Fri, 06/11/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Rally to support federal transit funding

Erik Jorgensen hosts. His guest is Michael Pucik, organizer of the "Save Our Ride" rally in support of federal transit funding.  Bus and train operators and local transit supporters will rally in downtown Portland on June 11.  They say that eliminating federal red tape and outdated requirements established decades ago will allow communities to use federal funds to ensure that service needs can be met.

What: Rally to Protect Transit Service
When: Friday, June 11th, 4 pm
Where: Director Park (South Park block between Taylor and SW Yamhill
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Talk Radio on 06/09/10

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Wed, 06/09/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Election Reform

Lisa Loving hosts. The topic is election reform. Lisa’s guest is Blair Bobier, Former Deputy Director, Political Reform Program at New America Foundation.

Talk Radio on 06/02/10

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Wed, 06/02/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Police Accountablilty

Lisa Loving hosts.

Talk Radio on 05/28/10

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Fri, 05/28/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Has the Radical Right Poisoned America's Airwaves?

Host Crystal Leighty interviews Bill Press, author of "Toxic Talk: How the Radical Right Has Poisoned America's Airwaves."

Talk Radio on 05/19/10

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Wed, 05/19/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Matt Davis of the Portland Mercury

Lisa Loving speaks with Matt Davis, news editor at "The Portland Mercury," about election results and more. Matt Davis is leaving Portland this week.

Talk Radio on 05/12/10

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Wed, 05/12/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Black Panthers founder, David Hilliard, on his book The Black Panthers Community Service Projects.

Hunger, failed schools, home foreclosures – what can communities do to survive during tough times? They can help themselves, that’s what. This week on Wednesday morning talk radio, host Lisa Loving speaks with a Black Panthers founder, David Hilliard, on his book The Black Panthers Community Service Projects.

 

Talk Radio on 05/05/10

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Wed, 05/05/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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"Living Downstream: An Ecologist's Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment."

Host Lisa Loving speaks with Sandra Steingraber, internationally recognized authority on environmental links to cancer and reproductive health, about the new edition of her contemporary classic, "Living Downstream: An Ecologist's Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment."

Sandra Steingraber is also the author of "Having Faith: An Econogists Journey to Motherhood" and a columnist for "Orion" magainze. Her website is www.steingraber.com.

Photo Credit: © Benjamin Gervais / The PPC

 

Talk Radio on 04/28/10

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Wed, 04/28/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Earthquake Preparedness

What do we need to know about the chance of an earthquake in the Pacific Northwest? What do we need to do to be prepared? Host Crystal Leighty speaks with Scott Burns, professor of Geology at Portland State University, who specializes in soils, floods, landslides, earthquakes.

Talk Radio on 04/23/10

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Fri, 04/23/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Mental Illness and Spirituality

Host Will Hall leads a discussion of "Mental Illness and Spirituality."

Talk Radio on 04/21/10

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Wed, 04/21/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Forum of candidates in the race for Multnomah County Commissioner District #2

Lisa Loving hosts a forum of candidates in the race for Multnomah County Commissioner District #2.
Confirmed participants include Karol Kollymore, Roberta Phillip, Paul Van Orden, Tom Markgraf, Loretta Smith, Gary Hansen, Maria C. Rubio, and Chuck Currie.

This forum is in partnership with the Skanner Newspaper

http://www.theskanner.com/article/view/id/11917

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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

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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!!!

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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?

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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'

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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

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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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