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Wednesday Talk Radio on 08/22/12

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Wed, 08/22/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Preparing for the expected growth in the elder population

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.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 08/15/12

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Wed, 08/15/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Part 2 of a Series on Reclaiming the Willamette River

Reclaiming the Willamette River Part 2: Unrocking the Bowl. Remember all 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? 

Wednesday Talk Radio at 8am, call in 503-231-8187. 

Wednesday Talk Radio on 08/08/12

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Wed, 08/08/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Groups coordinating their anti-gang programs this summer talk about their work

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 Jay Williams of the East County Police Athletic League on Wednesday Talk Radio at 8am, call in 503-231-8187.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 08/01/12

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Wed, 08/01/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Why are youth athletes dying of cardiac arrest on the court or field?

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, Wednesday Aug 1 8 a.m.

Has your family been impacted by youth heart problems? The call-in number is 503-231-8187.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 07/25/12

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Wed, 07/25/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Ethnic community artists from around the world come together for drum project

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 Taiko, Mexica 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.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 07/18/12

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Wed, 07/18/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The Big Float invites Portland to ride the waves across the Willamette River on floaty gear

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.

Talk Radio on 07/11/12

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Wed, 07/11/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Community Organizers Try to Save the Cathedral Park Jazz Festival, Coming Up July 20

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.

Talk Radio on 07/04/12

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Wed, 07/04/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Rise of a New Racial Stereotype: The Homicidal Asian Male College Student

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.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 06/27/12

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Wed, 06/27/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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PTSD Awareness Day

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

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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.

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Portlander Judith Gelin on Haiti Relief Efforts

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Wed, 03/07/2012

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

 

Two years after the devastating Haiti earthquake killed an estimated 300,000 people, activists including our guest, Judith Gelin of the Society for Haitian Arts and Culture, are still raising funds for the needy. But everyone asks: Where did all the relief money go?

Also mentioned on the show: Prosjekt Haiti in Norway...

 

 

 

 

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March and Rally against the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) - TODAY!!!

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Wed, 02/29/2012

 Host Jay Thiemeyer interviews local activist Kari about the March and Rally focused on the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and their role in the corporate corruption of our democracy. 

WHEN: Wednesday, February 29th, Rally at 11:30am, March at 1pm

WHERE: March begins at Waterfront Park at SW Naito and SW Ankeny

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is comprised of the world's largest corporations. ALEC operates in the shadows with a behind-the-scenes role crafting pro-corporate legislation, partnering with state legislators to pass these laws, and then profiting directly from those laws - a cycle that exemplifies the dominate role of corporations in our democracy. 

The goal of the protest is to see an end to ALEC and the role big corporations have in corrupting our democracy. The American Legislative Exchange Council is seen by protesters as the chosen tool of the 1% and the wealthiest corporations in the world to craft legislation that serves their interests. 

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays and a 3 Year Anniversary Party

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Wed, 02/22/2012

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

 

Marriage Equality, Family, and Portland PFLAG's 3rd Anniversary celebration this weekend. Our guests are Khalil and Antoinette Edwards from Portland's chapter of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.

Click here for videos, websites, stories and fun tweets on this issue.

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

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