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Wednesday Talk Radio on 02/10/16

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Wed, 02/10/2016 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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News & commentary on local, national and international issues - we invite your calls at 503-231-8187

Deep History & American Empire: Reflections on the Bundys, Manifest Destiny & left-right politics

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Wed, 02/03/2016 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Guest Anthony Hall, Prof. at Lethbridge Univ., author of "The American Empire & the Fourth World"
The occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Eastern Oregon has brought widespread attention to long-simmering (and occasionally boiling-over) conflicts over federally-owned and managed public lands in the West. Competing ideologies (states' rights vs. federal control; private property rights vs. public land management; "free market" access vs. environmental regulation etc.) echo debates and conflicts that go back to the founding of the United States. 

Report-back from the siege of Malheur, with Arun Gupta

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Wed, 01/27/2016 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Host Paul Roland and freelance reporter Gupta just got back from a week in Harney County
Special inside look at what's happening in Burns, Oregon. Roland and Gupta just spent a week in Burns, interviewing people in the community, visiting the occupation at the Malheur Wildlife refuge, hanging out in local bars, and generally getting a feel for how the "Bundy gang's" declaration of war on the federal government is playing out and affecting the local community.

Gupta has been covering the situation for "The Raw Story," a news website. See his reporting here: http://www.rawstory.com/2016/01/bundys-escalating-showdown-with-feds-as-support-dwindles-and-lone-wolves-come-looking-for-trouble/

As Bundy gang heightens tensions in Burns community: What's at stake in the Malheur takeover?

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Wed, 01/20/2016 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Guests Linda Neale (from Harney Co. homesteader family) and Bob Sallinger of Portland Audobon

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The Necessity of Disobedience, with guest Tim DeChristopher

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Wed, 01/13/2016 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Climate Change on Trial in Seattle
While a group of armed antigovernment militants casually tears down fences and accesses personal and official files in their second week of occupying the Malheur Wildlife Refuge offices in Eastern Oregon, another group of protestors in Seattle goes on trial for blocking a mile-long oil train in September, 2014.

Incident at Malheur: An Indigenous perspective on "militia" occupation in Eastern Oregon

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Wed, 01/06/2016 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Guest Jacqueline Keeler looks at settler myths and historical realities

As national and global media turn their attention to the small town of Burns in central-eastern Oregon, we here at KBOO are doing our best to keep up with events. By now you probably know the basic story: a small group of disgruntled Westerners, apparently mostly from Nevada and Arizona, split off from a larger march on Saturday and took over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge facility outsid of Burns. Ostensibly in support of two local ranchers, Dwight and Steven Hammond, who were convicted on arson charges, but had five-year minimum sentences imposed under the draconian Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996, the occupiers are linked to various  "militia"/property rights/possibly white supremacist groups.

BP Gulf spill, Fukushima, Aliso Canyon (LA) gas leak: inevitable disaster, predictable response...

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Wed, 12/30/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Guest Matt Pakucko on the massive gas gusher near his Porter Ranch community
Since  October 23, an aging gas well that ruptured has been spewing enormous amounts of methane into the air at the northern end of the San Fernando Valley outside of Los Angeles. Like the 2010 BP oil "spill" and the 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant meltdowns, this is an unprecedented, out-of-control situation involving energy extraction or production facilities. And, like those other two recent industrial disasters, the corporate and government response has been slow, deceptive and pathetically inadequate to the scale of the problem.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 12/23/15

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Wed, 12/23/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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News & commentary on local, national and international issues - we invite your calls at 503-231-8187

Challenging the Militarization of Climate Change, with guest Nick Buxton

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Wed, 12/16/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Co-editor of new book on "How the Military and Corporations are Shaping a Climate-changed World"
The military is at the heart of the fossil fuel economy, yet military emissions were specifically excluded from the Kyoto Protocol in 1997 at the behest of the U.S. government. Though it's possible they may no longer be specifically excluded in the wake of the recent Paris agreement, individual countries' current reporting of emissions and planned actions to combat climate change ("Intended Nationally Determined Contributions") have so far failed to include military emissions.

Reckoning with Reality: there's no way out!

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Wed, 12/09/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Conversation with Robert Hunziker, social-ecological-economic writer/researcher
This week's (returning) guest is Robert Hunziker, who writes on climate change, Fukushima, political economy and other timely subjects for Counterpunch and other places. He lives in Los Angeles and can be reached at roberthunziker@icloud.com

 

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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.

One group's effort to make their neighborhood a better place--year after year

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Wed, 06/13/2012

 Hosted by Lisa Loving. People of Purpose and Associates' 7th Annual Day of Retilling the Soil, over in North and Northeast Portland, will bring hundreds of community members and youth together July 21 for a clean-up project around Jefferson High School and then a great big basketball tournament and BBQ. We are live with founder Larry Collins, and active community members, Bruce Johnson, and Malcolm Ricks.

 

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