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Harris Zafar on "Demystifying Islam: Tackling Tough Questions"

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Wed, 07/02/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Harris Zafar on "Demystifying Islam: Tackling Tough Questions"

Guest host Lisa Loving speaks with Harris Zafar, Portland-based author of the new book, "Demystifying Islam: Tackling Tough Questions."  Harris Zafar is a lecturer, writer, teacher and the National Spokesperson & Director of Youth Outreach | Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA.

Despite heightened interest in the study of the Muslim faith, for many people Islam remains shrouded in mystery and confusion. What really is Shariah law? How is a Muslim to understand Jihad? Does Islam oppose Western values such as free speech or freedom of religion? What place do women have according to Islam?


Are we living in a corporatist-fascist society? If so, what then?

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Wed, 06/25/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Host Paul Roland talks with author and social/political analyst Norman Pollack
Norman Pollack is the author of “The Populist Response to Industrial America” (Harvard) and “The Just Polity” (Illinois), Guggenheim Fellow, and professor of history emeritus, Michigan State University.  His interests are social theory and the structural analysis of capitalism and fascism. He is a frequent contributor to the Counterpunch website. Some of his articles on U.S. fascism include:

Host Paul Roland: let's talk about KBOO's role in Portland and the region

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Wed, 06/18/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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What can KBOO do to have a stronger presence and be a more powerful force for change?

Call in at 503-231-8187

Infill and Gentrification

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Wed, 06/11/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Infill and Gentrification

Paul Roland speaks with John Lang of the Red and Black Cafe about infill and gentrification. Your calls welcome at 503 231-8187.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 06/04/14

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Wed, 06/04/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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News & commentary on local, national and international issues - we invite your calls at 503-231-8187

Wednesday Talk Radio on 05/28/14

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Wed, 05/28/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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News & commentary on local, national and international issues - we invite your calls at 503-231-8187

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

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Wed, 05/21/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A social media campaign has amplified attention to the widespread stigmatization of Native Americans


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.

5/14 - Banning GMO's in Jackson County

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Wed, 05/14/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Banning GMO's in Jackson County

Sam Bouman hosts a look at the attempt by a consortium of organic farmers to have GMO's banned in the county. The measure's opponents have amassed an unprecedented 900 thousand dollars in campaign contributions from mostly out-of-state interests including Monsanto, Dupont, and Syngenta.

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

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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.

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Preparing for the expected growth in the elder population

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Wed, 08/22/2012

Hosted by Lisa Loving

The new State Plan for Alzheimer's Disease in Oregon is designed to handle an expected tide of Alzheimer's cases over the coming decades. Join host Lisa Loving and Jon Bartholomew of the Oregon Alzheimer's Association on the group's town hall meeting in Portland this Saturday. What is your or your family's experience with Alzheimer's? What do people need to know about the disease, from your perspective? Call in 503-231-8187.

The following additional resources were mentioned during the show...

Aging and Disability Resource Connection of Oregon

Southwest Washington Agency on Aging and Disabilities

The book, Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills was recommended as related reading.

 

Part 2 of a Series on Reclaiming the Willamette River

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Wed, 08/15/2012

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

 

Reclaiming the Willamette River Part 2: Unrocking the Bowl. Rememberall the pals you made at the Big Float across the Willamette River? Well now we're going back to the river's edge on Saturday, Aug. 25 and building a beach. Our guests today are Will Levenson of The Big Float and microbiologist Marisa Frieder, founder of the Willamette Bridge swim.

This is part 2 of a two parter on reclaiming the Willamette--look people, are you ready to do this? And just for the record, can we think of any other projects like this that we should be doing? 

 

 

Groups coordinating their anti-gang programs this summer talk about their work

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Wed, 08/08/2012

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

It's the middle of summer, the hottest time of year for youth violence. Our guests today are working together to keep kids on track and out of trouble. Join host Lisa Loving and Carlos Chavez of the Morpheus Youth Project, Jenny Glass of the Rosewood Initiative; and Valerie Salazar of the Portland Gang Outreach.

 

Why are youth athletes dying of cardiac arrest on the court or field?

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Wed, 08/01/2012

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

Eddie Barnett Jr. died on the basketball court of cardiac arrest at the age of 16.  What about youth heart health? Our guests are Eddie's mom Christeen Johnson, executive director of the Eddie Barnett Jr. Foundation; and Teressa Raiford.

Ethnic community artists from around the world come together for drum project

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Wed, 07/25/2012

Hosted by Lisa Loving

Our guests today are Artist, Rudy Serna, and Taiko Drummer, Michelle Fujii.

Local drummers representing the African, Japanese-American, Native American and Aztec communities are coming together with muralist Rudy Serna for a series of historic performances with PEOPLE OF THE DRUM.

Obo Addy, Medicine Bear, Portland TaikoMexica Tiahui traditional Aztec dance circle, and muralist Rodolfo Serna are all in. They have held one event July 15 at Director’s Park in downtown Portland, and upcoming are more on August 19 at the Mt Scott Community Center in SE Portland, and October 21 at University Park in North Portland.

Tune in for a lively chat about race, shared culture and drums. For more information about the events go to Portland Taiko's website or People of the Drum's Facebook page.

 
 

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.

 

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