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Wednesday Talk Radio on 09/30/15

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Wed, 09/30/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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News & commentary on local, national and international issues - we invite your calls at 503-231-8187

Taking on a corporate behemoth

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Wed, 09/23/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Columbia Gorge residents file ballot initiative to stop Nestle bottling plant
Guest Aurora Del Val of Local Water Alliance announces new ballot measure, which will be launched Wednesday, September 23 in Hood River.

Nestle is one of the biggest food and beverage companies in the world, and the largest bottled water company in North America. They have aggressively expanded across the continent, making enemies in every community they've set up operations. For that and a host of other reasons, they are one of the most hated corporations in the world.

Community Civil Disobedience in the Name of Sustainability

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Wed, 09/16/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Guest Thomas Linzey on his new publication

Guest Thomas Linzey talks with host Paul Roland about his new primer on the Community Rights Movement in the face of global catastrophe.

From publisher PM Press' website:

Humanity stands at the brink of global environmental and economic collapse. We have pinned our future to an economic system that centralizes power in fewer and fewer hands, and whose benefits increasingly flow to smaller and smaller numbers of people. Our system of government is similarly medieval—relying on a 1780s constitutional form of government written to guarantee the exploitation of the natural environment and elevate “the endless production of more” over the rights of people, nature, and their communities.

Daydream Sunset: The 60's Counterculture in the 70's

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Wed, 09/09/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Interview with author Ron Jacobs

“The ‘Sixties’ is mostly myth and symbol now, a commodity sold in the marketplace as both cautionary tale and unattainable romance, but Ron Jacobs isn’t buying it.

Contrasting visions for Cascade Locks and the Mid-Columbia Gorge

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Wed, 09/02/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A live debate on the proposed Nestle water bottling plant
In this live, on-air debate between the City Administrator of Cascade Locks, which has pushed for the Nestle faciltiy, and two members of the Local Water Alliance, which is opposed to it, we will explore the environmental and economic issues involved. What would a Nestles plant bring to the local economy? What other kinds of economic activity could it impede from being developed, or which might flourish if given the kind of attention that the bottling plant is getting?

Journalist Robert Hunziker on the politics of climate change

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Wed, 08/26/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The children, the Pope and a Totem Pole Journey versus Ted Cruz and the Koch Brothers
Host Paul Roland speaks again with cutting-edge climate journalist Robert Hunziker from Los Angeles. They will discuss the Children's Trust lawsuit and critical information that has come to light in the discovery process; Pope Francis' upcoming address to the U.S. Congress; the Totem Pole Journey en route to the Northern Cheyenne in Montana and the crucial role of indigenous people in the climate struggle; and Ted Cruz as a pivotal figure, with his Koch Brothers connections, holding the line against the rising movement to curtail climate disaster.


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Wed, 08/19/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Keep Nestle out of the Gorge!

Cascade Locks resident and Native activist Anna Mae Leonard is on a five-day fast at Cascade Locks City Hall, asking the City Council to withdraw its joint request for a water rights swap allowing the Swiss-based multinational Nestle Corporation to build a water-bottling plant there.  She joins host Paul Roland on the phone from Cascade Locks, along with Julia Degraw of Food and Water Watch in the KBOO studio. 

Personal and social resiliency in the face of an uncertain future

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Wed, 08/12/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Guest John Daggett
Host Paul Roland speaks with guest John Daggett about the theory and practice of Resiliency. In the face of climate chaos and economic breakdown, we need to become more resilient, both personally and socially. Daggett draws upon a long career in teaching, school administration and active participation in community and school resilience projects.  

Building on the seminal work on resilient chldren of Emmy Werner and Ruth Smith (Vulnerable but Invincilbe, Overcoming the Odds) and of Nan Henderson and Mile Milstein (Resiliency in the Schools), Daggett has both taught resiliency and assisted in the founding of BARC (Building a Resilient Community) in Ashland, OR. 

Wednesday Talk Radio on 08/05/15

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Wed, 08/05/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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News & commentary on local, national and international issues - we invite your calls at 503-231-8187

Wednesday Talk Radio on 07/29/15

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Wed, 07/29/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
News & commentary on local, national and international issues - we invite your calls at 503-231-8187


Philanthropist David Yandell proves you don't have to be rich to be a philanthropist!

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Wed, 11/23/2011

Hosted by Lisa Loving

Do you have to be rich to be a philanthropist? What is the best way to balance out the haves and the have-nots in our own neighborhoods? Our guest is local broke philanthropist David Yandell, who is trying to hook up Emanuel Hospital's pediatric patients with stuffed animals for the holidays.

Drop off Toys for David's Program at the Gas Station at 400 West Burnside.

Some Handy Resources mentioned during the show:

Schoolhouse Supplies

Neighborhood House

Charity Navigator




Portland Copwatch asks City Council to improve oversight and policies of the Portland Police

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Wed, 11/16/2011

Hosted by Lisa Loving

Portlanders will have a rare and important opportunity to ask City Council to improve oversight and policies of the Portland Police Bureau. Join Lisa Loving for Wednesday Talk Radio with guest Dan Handelman of Portland Copwatch talking about what's on the table regarding police accountability and what you can do to have an impact on the issue.

Read Dan Handelman's guest commentary on this topic, with links to the City's police accountability proposal as well as the City Auditor's proposal, here.

Talk Radio on 11-11-11 Live from Occupy Portland

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Fri, 11/11/2011

A Live Broadcast from Occupy Portland


KBOO broadcasts live from Occupy Portland to speak with some of the people encamped at

Lownsdale and Chapman square. Will Hall of Madness Radio hosts.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This recording was captured while program was already in progress.  Due to technical challenges broadcasting live from the site, audio anomalies exist throughout the program. -AO

Members of Supportland talk about their newly-developed network of small businesses in the Portland

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Wed, 11/09/2011

Host Lisa Loving welcomes Katrina Scotto Di Carlo from Supportland, talking about their newly-developed network of small businesses in the Portland Metro area. "Equal parts community, technology and revolution, Supportland gives locally-owned businesses the collaborative tools needed to maintain strong footing in the global economy."

Related Reading and Web sites recommended by our Listeners during today's show: (Oregon Urban Family Farms)

Alan Hipólito and Marcelo Bonta tell us about Portland's new EcoDistrict

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Wed, 11/02/2011

Host Lisa Loving asks" What is an "ecodistrict," and how can it fuel the local economies in communities of color--and the wider society? Her guests are Marcelo Bonta, Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Diversity and the Environment and Alan Hipólito, Executive Director of Verde, which just announced the first independent ecodistric in Portland.

Talk Radio 10/28/2011

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Fri, 10/28/2011

Joe Uris, live from Occupy Portland, interviewing some of the 99%.

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Race, slavery, art, Food, and communities today

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Wed, 10/26/2011

Hosted by Lisa Loving

Portland Playhouse has extended its epic production of August Wilson’s ‘Gem of the Ocean’ (PDF) through the beginning of November. Find out what drives this deep piece of community history with director Brian Weaver, actor Kevin Jones, and host Lisa Loving.

"Mythic in its proportions, ‘Gem of the Ocean’ travels to 1904, when slavery was a living memory and African Americans were searching for a new life within the uncertain meaning of freedom." Have you seen the play? Call in with your thoughts, 503-231-8187.

Also in the studio today are Charles Robertson, Amber Baker, and Michelle Hannah from The Village Market at New Columbia Villa.  



The alleged Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador and more

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Wed, 10/12/2011

 Hosted by Per Fagereng

Per's topics include the supposed Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador. He also speaks with Malik Rahim, community activist from New Orleans who is here at the Salem occupation.


Who gains from "Iranian assassination plot?" Also, Malik Rahim from New Orleans visits Salem Occupation

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Wed, 10/12/2011

 Per Fagereng guest hosts. His topics include the supposed Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador. He also speaks with Malik Rahim, community activist from New Orleans who is here at the Salem occupation.


Malik Ramin will be speaking in Oregon:

Sunday, Oct 12, Corvallis, Unitarian Fellowship, 3 pm

Tuesday, Oct 18, Portland, First Unitarian Church, 12th and Salmon, Elliot Chapel, 7 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm), donations welcome


Above - Saudi Ambassador Adel Al-Jubeir was the target of the alleged bomb plot.

Peace Activist and War Veteran Paul Chappell on Peace in a Post-9/11 World

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Wed, 10/05/2011

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

Today's guest is Paul Chappell, a war veteran, peace activist. Today – how to stop the wars? Chappell speaks in Portland Wednesday and Friday nights, on 'Why Peace is Possible in a Post-9/11 World." Call in 503-231-8187. Find out more about Chappell's work at .

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5 (Northeast Portland)
Concordia University, Luther Hall (Room 121), 2811 N.E. Holman Street
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7 (North Portland)
Portland Community College - Cascade Campus, 705 N. Killingsworth
noon - 2:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria (Student Center Building)
(Feel free to brown-bag-lunch this event.)

Paul will also be visiting individual classes at PCC-Rock Creek, Lincoln High School, Leadership & Entrepreneurship (LEP) High School and Portland Lutheran School.  Recruiter Watch and Military & Draft Counseling Project have been helping with outreach to high schools.


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