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Talk Radio on 06/30/10

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Wed, 06/30/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Dr. Ron Walters, director of the African American Institute, on unemployment

Are you unemployed? Are you receiving benefits? How are you holding out? Host Lisa Loving speaks live with Dr. Ron Walters, director of the African American Institute and professor emeritus of government and politics from the University of Maryland. His opinion column this week is about radical Republicans’ defeat of unemployment benefit extensions in Congress, and we want to hear your story about unemployment.

 

 

Talk Radio on 06/23/10

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Wed, 06/23/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Neighborhood Activism

Lisa Loving hosts. Her guest is neighborhood activist and environmentalist Jeri Williams. They will discuss neighborhood issues and the national budget discussion happening on June 26th.

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  They say that eliminating federal red tape and outdated requirements established decades ago will allow communities to use federal funds to ensure that service needs can be met.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.

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Cultural divides in 'new Portland' and bridges across them

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Wed, 07/27/2011

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

 

How, and how often, must local government provide info on citizen rights and responsibilities in a language every citizen can understand? Host Lisa Loving's guests this morning are City Office of Human Relations legal interns Meghan Barner and Ronault Catalani, looking at the recent Chicken Incident (Read the Willamette Week article, 'Urban Chickens: Not Just For White Yuppies').

Another Resource for connecting Neighbors in Portland is People, Places, Things.

Also...  The City's Diversity and Civic Leadership Program

 

Chicken photo by ChrisJo at freeimageslive.co.uk


 
 

 

Bo Rinaldi on a Plant Based Lifestyle

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Fri, 07/22/2011

Host Robyn Shanti welcomes guest Bo Rinaldi, who calls himself a “bloodless revolutionary” and believes that the only way out of this matrix of Corporatocracy we find ourselves in, is by adopting a plant based lifestyle.

Bo is one of the pioneers of the organic movement in the US and has been a vegan since 1960, when at 12 years old, he cured himself of asthma and other allergies by following a vegan diet in just two weeks. What Bo proposes now is that a simple plant based diet can cure what ails us, saving us tons of money, support our local economies better than any other action and free us from the matrix of control known as 'food', which actually kills us, medicines that mask symptoms and businesses that pillage the lands and peoples.

  • Length: 57:05 minutes (26.13 MB)
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Foreclosures and a look at the top economic issues out of the Oregon legislative session

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Wed, 07/20/2011

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

Economic Fairness Oregon's Communication Director, Saadia McConville updating us on the struggle by Tim Collette, a local soldier whose parents' home is being foreclosed, and a look at the top economic issues out of the Oregon legislative session.

Here are some Helpful Resources mentioned in the show...

Good Grief, America!

Oregon Grange

Friends of Family Farmers

HUD-friendly Open Door Counseling Center

Native American Youth and Family Center (Will help Anyone, not just Indigenous Peoples)

The MERS Database that Banks use to try to Screw you out of your Mortgage and Home...

Related Senate Bills worth watching:

SB 826 Charges Mortgage Loan Servicer with duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealings with Borrower.

SB 827 Makes Banks w/Mortgage Paperwork Shuffling Problems comply with Trade Practices Law...

SB 628 Makes Mediation *Mandatory* when a Bank tries to take your home away.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Willamette Riverkeeper and The Big Float

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Wed, 07/13/2011

Hosted by Lisa Loving

What do you know about the current state of the Willamette River? Want to know more? Tune in as host Lisa Loving welcomes Willamette Riverkeeper's Travis Williams, Executive Director and Riverkeeper, and Will Levenson, organizer of The Big Float as they discuss the Willamette River and a new project to raise funds for the Willamette Riverkeeper to provide physical water access to the Willamette in downtown Portland.

Levenson says the idea of THE BIG FLOAT is simple yet powerful. In a city that prides itself on being green and having a strong environmental conscience, it does not reconcile that the mighty Willamette has been proverbially locked in the closet underneath the staircase and brushed aside as a joke. Today, the Willamette River has a very bad and undeserved wrap for water quality.

THE BIG FLOAT’s aspiration is that within the next 5-10 years the Willamette River will be embraced and reclaimed as a recreational resource.

 

Why is the Black unemployment rate double that for whites?

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Wed, 07/06/2011

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

Why has the Black unemployment rate stayed double that for whites since the 1940s? Lisa Loving's guest today is investigative reporter Andy Kroll of Mother Jones and TomDispatch.com. His recent article is,"What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Jobs: How Racism, Global Economics, and the New Jim Crow Fuel Black America's Crippling Jobs Crisis." He writes, "Nationwide, the unemployment rate for black workers at 16.2 percent is almost double the 9.1 percent rate for the rest of the population. And it's twice the 8 percent white jobless rate. ... Since the 1940s, the jobless rate for blacks in America has held remarkably, if grimly, steady at twice the rate for whites. The question of why has vexed and divided economists, historians, and sociologists for nearly as long." Read it here  

Gentrification in Northeast Portland

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Wed, 06/29/2011

 Host Lisa Loving’s guests are Imani Muhammad of the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods, and The Oregonian's Nikole Hannah-Jones, talking about a special event: Just the Facts, featuring Oregonian reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones in a community conversation on her research about Northeast Portland gentrification. The reporter’s talk is Wednesday night at 6:30 in the Planned Parenthood conference room, 3727 NE Martin Luther King Blvd. RSVP to that event by contacting Imani at imani@necoalition.org or 503-823-4264.

 

Alternative economics -- on the neighborhood level

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Wed, 06/22/2011

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

Ever needed to borrow money -- but been turned down by the bank? What if there was an alternative to payday lenders? This week on Wednesday Talk Radio host Lisa Loving speaks with Sarah Chenven of Innovative Changes, a Portland nonprofit that's turning capitalism on its head.

Another alternative might be a State Bank...

 

Mike Gravel on Government Secrecy and the Pentagon Papers

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Wed, 06/15/2011

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

Today's Guest is MIKE GRAVEL, former two-term senator from Alaska, speaking on the hypocrisy of the US government's move to make the complete Pentagon Papers collection available to the public. In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg leaked the Pentagon Papers to the New York Times as well as Senator Gravel, who late in the evening of June 29 to June 30 entered them into the Congressional Record; he was conducting a filibuster against the draft.

"It's particularly ridiculous that the government is putting out a version of the Pentagon Papers now because the government approach to Ellsberg and myself is being echoed in their approach to Bradley Manning, the alleged source of the WikiLeaks revelations. Our oaths bind us to loyalty to the Constitution and not to government officials who lie us into wars."

 

Arjun Makhijani on “The Fukushima Nuclear Crisis and Its Impact on Nuclear Power in the United States”

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Sun, 06/12/2011

 Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Arjun  Makhijani, president of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, which has released a paper “The Fukushima Nuclear Crisis and Its Impact on Nuclear Power in the United States.”

This week AP reported that, "Japan's government has doubled the estimate of how much radiation leaked from a tsunami-hit nuclear plant and says the damage to the reactors was greater than previously thought."

Arjun Makhijani responed that "The TEPCO release estimates are still far below independent estimates. The Austrian Meteorological organization estimated releases twice as large as the most recent TEPCO estimates just for the first week of the accident. That estimate was made two and half months ago! There have been substantial releases since then. Cesium releases, which matter the most for long-term radiation exposure and habitability of fallout areas, may be comparable to those of Chernobyl by now, though other radionuclides may still be lower than Chernobyl."

 

Japan Doubles Admission of Radiation, Admits Three Meltdowns

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Khalil Edwards from Basic Rights Oregon talks about the Gay Pride Festivities this weekend

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Wed, 06/08/2011

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

Today's guest is Khalil Edwards from Basic Rights Oregon, in to talk about this weekends's start of the Black Pride Festivities as part of the Rose Festival.

FInd Portland PFLAG Black on Facebook!

Read what Just Out has to say about PFLAG Black in Portland...

 

 

 

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