Wednesday Talk Radio

Episode Archive

A conversation with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz on five decades of activism and scholarship

Air date: 
Wed, 02/18/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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From radical feminism in the mid-60's to her new book on U.S. Indigenous People's History
Host Paul Roland talks with Indigenous movement activist, feminist and scholar Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz.

Port Westward, the Port of St. Helens, Oil Trains and Coal Barges

Air date: 
Wed, 02/11/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
More citizen opposition to fossil fuel export facilities

Number to call in: 503-231-8187

Today's guest will be Paulette Lichatowich of Columbia City, north of Portland. She'll be talking about the Port Westward oil export facility in Clatskanie, citizens' concerns about oil trains through their community, the Port of St. Helens Commission and the proposed coal export faciltiy at the Port of St. Helens.

From Ms. Lichatowich:

NW fossil fuel corridor & climate change: citizens fight back against proposed gas export terminals

Air date: 
Wed, 02/04/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Activists from around the region discuss their efforts to shut down controversial projects

Continuing our coverage of accelerating climate change and the Fossil Fuel industries' attempt to transform the West Coast of the U.S. and Canada into a massive export colony for the global economy. 

Guests will include:

Wednesday Talk Radio on 01/28/15

Air date: 
Wed, 01/28/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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News & commentary on local, national and international issues - we invite your calls at 503-231-8187

It's much later than we think: the methane time-bomb is ticking

Air date: 
Wed, 01/21/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Guest Robert Hunziker talks about a much more than inconvenient truth
Host Paul Roland talks with environmental journalist Robert Hunzider about the "dreaded methane veil" arising from melting Arctic sea ice and the "Global Warming Bubble" that, when it bursts, will shatter our remaining illusions about how real and how urgent it is. This is our final wake up call. 

Arresting Power- Resisting Police Violence in Portland, Oregon: Interview with the filmmakers

Air date: 
Wed, 01/14/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Host Paul Roland talks with Julie Perini, Jodi Darby and Erin Yanke about their new film

ARRESTING POWER: RESISTING POLICE VIOLENCE IN PORTLAND, OREGON uses archival materials,  documentary footage and interviews with community members, activists and organizers to uncover Portland’s unique history of policing and race relations, emphasizing its rich history of resistance from the late 1960s to the present.

Wednesday Talk Radio January 7th, 2015

Air date: 
Wed, 01/07/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Wednesday Talk Radio with host Paul Roland.

"More Than a Score:The New Uprising Against High-Stakes Testing" with Jesse Hagopian from Seattle

Air date: 
Wed, 12/31/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Hagopian is Editor of new book against high-stakes, standardized testing

Host Paul Roland talks with Jesse Hagopian.. Hagopian will be at Powell's Books this Sunday, January 4 at 7:30 to talk about his new book and to participate in a panel discussion between teachers, students and parents of the new uprising against high-stakes testing.

Wednesday Talk Radion December 17, 2014

Air date: 
Wed, 12/17/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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With host Paul Roland

Should we pipe fracked gas through Oregon to a terminal in Coos Bay and export it to Asia?

Air date: 
Wed, 12/10/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Interview with Ted Gleichman of the Sierra Club

Host Paul Roland talks with Ted Gleichman of the Sierra Club by phone from Roseburg, where he participated in a public hearing on the Jordan Cove Liquified Natural Gas export facility and pipeline yesterday.. He is the editor of a new report called "Climate Impacts of Natural Gas Production and LNG Export: A Synopsis of Current Science." You can find it here:


Right 2 Dream Too talking about their homeless families' encampment on a fenced streetcorner

program date: 
Wed, 01/18/2012

 Hosted by Lisa Loving


First snowstorm of the year, and host Lisa Loving spends the hour with Ibrahim Mubarak, Derrick Shelton, and Shasta Leming from Right 2 Dream Too talking about their homeless families' encampment on a fenced streetcorner on NW Burnside Street in Portland. 
Questions for Right 2 Dream Too, or offers of resources, call us during the show at 503-231-8171.
Right 2 Dream Too. Get involved with them here and they are on Facebook . 

Read recent media coverage of the movement and the issue here.


Arun Gupta on the current state of the Occupy Movement

program date: 
Fri, 01/13/2012
Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Arun Gupta,

New York writer and co-founder of Occupy the Wall Street Journal, who reports for Salon from occupation sites all over the United States. They'll talk about the current state of the Occupy movement and take your calls.

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Center for Intercultural Organizing

program date: 
Wed, 01/11/2012

Hosted by Lisa Loving

The Center for Intercultural Organizing kicked off 2012 with a special program -- First Friday gatherings where friends and members share their citizenship status stories of hope and courage. Join host Lisa Loving and guests Carmen Madrid and Andrew Riley for a frank conversation about what's going on in our immigrant communities.

DO Reserve time on your calendar on June 21, 2012, for CIO's Annual Fundraiser.

Operation Fast and Furious, in which the US Government is complicit in arming Mexican Drug Cartels, was mention during the show.

Unfortunately, SB 742 and SB 845 failed to pass the Oregon Legislature, but, have no fear, these are being reworked for another try.  One entitles all Oregon High School Graduates to In-State Tuition Rates in ORegon Colleges, and the other helps New Immigrants obtain Drivers Licenses.



Portland Youth Summit 2012--'The Miseducation of Our Youth

program date: 
Wed, 01/04/2012

 Hosted by Lisa Loving


The murder of Portland teen Davonte Lightfoot in 2007 pushed organizer Imani Muhammad to create an annual series of events unlike any other – by, for and about Black youth in the Portland area. This year’s Portland Youth Summit theme is: The Mis-education of Our Youth. Join host Lisa Loving and guests Imani Muhammad, recording artist and educator Mic Crenshaw and activist Jasiri X Wednesday morning at 8.

KBOO Community Radio is a media sponsor of the Portland Youth Summit. Read the entire schedule of events here.

Photos by Venetia Kelley.

And, of course...  Let's not forget to support Socially Responsible Businesses like The Freedom Paper Company



Oregon Zoo Arctic Ambassador, Caroline Bass, talks about Climate Change

program date: 
Wed, 12/28/2011

Host Lisa Loving’s guest is teenaged activist and Oregon Zoo Arctic Ambassador Caroline Bass, who traveled to the far northern reaches of Manitoba, Canada this fall with Polar Bears International to learn more about global warming and the threatened habitat of polar bears. What can we do to save the planet?

Article Co-Authored by Caroline at the PBI Leadership Camp:
A Lazy Bear & Energized Teens

 (Photos by Caroline Bass)

During the show, a listener recommended Dirt, The Movie

The importance of eating less meat came up, and a listener recommended Go Vegan Radio.

Another listener, Barry, claimed that Human Emissions are irrelevant because Volcanoes emit much, much, more Greenhouse Gas than Humans ever could, so changing OUR behavior would have little or no effect on climate.  He implied that  we'd have to plug up all the world's Volcanoes to get any significant reduction in Greenhouse Gases.

Well...  The Scientists at the USGS think otherwise...  "Human activities, responsible for a projected 35 billion metric tons (gigatons) of CO2 emissions in 2010 (Friedlingstein et al., 2010), release an amount of CO2 that dwarfs the annual CO2 emissions of all the world’s degassing subaerial and submarine volcanoes."



Life after taking the "guilty except for insanity" plea in Oregon - Talk Radio on 12/23/11

program date: 
Fri, 12/23/2011

Will Hall of Madness Radio hosts. His guest is a former Oregon State Hospital patient now living in the community under the Psychiatric Security Review Board (PSRB) after taking the "guilty except for insanity" plea.

Talk Radio 12-09-11 -- Surviving Holiday Season Family Conflict

program date: 
Fri, 12/16/2011

Jen Gouvea and Kent Bye joined Will Hall with the topic "Surviving Holiday Season Family Conflict." We took phone-in calls and gave ideas about how to deal with family difficulties in a time that's stressful for many people. 

Will Hall is the host of Madness Radio; Jen is a Flower Essence and astrological counselor and she and Kent are both Shamanic Breathwork facilitators, and you can find out more about their work at

Looking at Immigration, Race, and the Occupy Movement

program date: 
Wed, 12/14/2011

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

On Dec. 17, in observance of International Migrants Day, immigrants and allies will lift up their voices as part of the 99% to demand the government, corporations and big banks recognize our fundamental human rights. The D17 march and rally event has been endorsed by the Occupy Portland General Assembly.

Today's Guests are:

Guillerno Magallōn from the Western Farm Worker Association
Eleyna Fugman from Occupy Portland
Abigail Singer from Portland Central American Solidarity Committee
Cindy Avila from the NW Immigrant Youth Alliance

Join host Lisa Loving and guests from the Western Farmworker Alliance, PCASC and the Occupy movement to talk about how we can support the community. 


Occupy Portland/Communities of Color meetings

program date: 
Wed, 12/07/2011

 Host Lisa Loving's guests is local activist Jamilah Bourdon who attended the first Occupy Portland / Communities of Color meeting, and Keller Henry, from Occupy Portland. They'll talk about Racial Issues in the Occupy Movement. 




The Spiritual War on the Uterus in Rick Perry’s Texas and Beyond

program date: 
Wed, 11/30/2011

 Lisa Loving hosts a discussion of the "Spiritual War on the Uterus in Rick Perry’s Texas." She'll speak with journalist Sarah Posner about the religious crusade against abortion in the Lone Star State. Posner details the shift in religious efforts against abortion in Texas, away from a national push led by major evangelicals towards a more local, militant strategy. While abortion hasn't played a central role in the presidential campaign, that, too, is a product of the shift in strategy: anti-choice activists are focused not on overturning Roe v. Wade (although that remains a crucial goal). Instead, they are now fixated on portraying abortion as harmful to women, tying it to an "industry" (i.e., Planned Parenthood) they have targeted with an unrelenting campaign, in an effort to malign not just abortion, but birth control—and to restrict access to both. On these matters, Perry's record as governor speaks for itself. Director of Texas Right to Life Elizabeth Graham told the conservative tabloid Newsmax of Perry, a "staunch advocate": "we have access to both him and his staff and he has been very hands-on."

Sarah Posner, author of God’s Profits: Faith, Fraud, and the Republican Crusade for Values Voters, is Religion Dispatch’s senior editor and covers politics for the site. Her work has appeared in The American ProspectThe NationSalonThe Washington Spectator, the religion blogs at the Washington Post and the Guardian, and other publications.

Listeners mentioned the following related resources during today's show:
The Documentary film, Jesus Camp
Christians have a Long History of oppressing Non-Christians; see the Burning Times of the Inquisition.



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