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Don Merrill's State Constitution Website a Platform for Education, Activism

Air date: 
Wed, 12/04/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
How does your state Constitution impact your life? And how can you use it for social change?

Many people have no idea how our lives are affected by the decisions of state governments and the language enshrined in state Constitutions. Don Merrill wants to change that. With his new website, http://www.stateconstitutions.us, you can not only read and compare state Constitutions but you can also download audio files of each one like an e-book; plus you can learn about the most recent news relating to Constitutional challenges around the country. And Merrill hopes you will use this tool to make your state the best that it can be. Join us for Wednesday Talk Radio and find out more about Merrill's fascinating project.

David Walker on Media and Culture

Air date: 
Wed, 11/27/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Interview with David Walker, local journalist, filmmaker and comic book writer

Host Lisa Loving speaks with local journalist, filmmaker, and comic book writer David Walker. He has a new book about the importance of independent media.

Rob Smith of Cascade AIDS Project on what Obamacare might mean for those with HIV-AIDS

Air date: 
Wed, 11/20/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Rob Smith of Cascade AIDS Project on what Obamacare might mean for those with HIV-AIDS

If all goes according to plan, January 1, 2014 stands as the first day in US history that everyone with an HIV-AIDS diagnosis can start receiving healthcare. The Obamacare rollout has been a disaster -- but it could also be a lifeline. Our guest is Rob Smith of the Cascade AIDS Project which has done more than almost any other group in the state to make sure its community gets covered. Will it work out? Call in to 503 213-8187 with your questions or comments.

Music and Politics with Justin Bridges and Simon Tam

Air date: 
Wed, 11/13/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Music and Politics with Justin Bridges and Simon Tam

On the second anniversary of the City of Portland's destruction of Occupy, Lisa Loving's guest is folk music artist Justin Bridges, who filed a lawsuit against the city for police brutality over the Occupy riots. He's bringing his guitar.

Also Simon Tam of The Slants stops by. The Slants are the Asian band fighting the feds over the right to copyright their band name which the US copyright office says is racist -- BUT THEY'RE ASIAN. 

How Global Warming Is Affecting Oregonians

Air date: 
Wed, 10/30/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Discussion of the impact of climate change on our lives

Global warming is already here in the Pacific Northwest. What are you doing to change your habits and how are you adapting your home for the worse changes to come? 

We do not have a guest today because the guests are -- YOU. We'll look at  current research and new suggestions out of the Multnomah County Health Department. 
How has your life been impacted by climate change so far? And what do you think should be done on the policy level? Call in and testify, 503-231-8187.

Bill Power on his book, "Cold, Hungry and in the Dark: Exploding the Natural Gas Supply Myth."

Air date: 
Wed, 10/23/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Looking at why shale gas is not the 'game-changer' touted in Wall Street's propaganda mills
Host Lisa Loving speaks with Bill Powers about his book, "Cold, Hungry and in the Dark: Exploding the Natural Gas Supply Myth." Does shale gas change everything? Will its development lead to U.S. energy independence and decades of cheap energy for America? The significance of shale gas as an important energy source has been vastly overstated. Unlike many of the energy pundits who put forward wildly optimistic and completely unsupported estimates of future shale gas recoveries, "Cold, Hungry and in the Dark," looks at the facts of America's supply of natural gas.

Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil

Air date: 
Wed, 10/16/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Author Timothy Mitchell talks about the history of oil-based forms of modern democratic politics
Host Lisa Loving speaks with Timothy Mitchell about his new book "Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil." How does oil undermine democracy, and our ability to address the environmental crisis? In "Carbon Democracy" Timothy Mitchell argues that no nation escapes the political consequences of our collective dependence on oil. It shapes the body politic both in regions such as the Middle East, which rely upon revenues from oil production, and in the places that have the greatest demand for energy. In the twenty-first century, the oil-based forms of modern democratic politics have become unsustainable.

Mental Health First Aid with Leah Hunter

Air date: 
Wed, 10/09/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
News & commentary on local, national and international issues - we invite your calls at 503-231-8187

Lisa Loving's guest is Leah Hunter with the Mental Health First Aid project. They hold their first training this Friday.
Open Minds Open Doors and Folk Time are premiering the Mental Health First Aid Documentary at the Bing Lounge this Friday October 11th 5pm -- 7pm. The documentary participants will talk about how the training has impacted their lives. Also at the event Dave Mowry of Stand Up for Mental Health shows how he uses comedy as a tool for living with Bipolar disorder.

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Sal Peralta from the Independent Party of Oregon on Elections

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program date: 
Wed, 09/07/2011

 Guest Host Kathleen Stephenson talks with Sal Peralta from the Independent Party of Oregon about Elections.  They ask "How Can We Make Elections More Democratic and Fair?"  The Independent Party of Oregon recently issued a challenge regarding the upcoming Special Election in Oregon - Can we make this election Truly Special?

 

 

Commissioner Amanda Fritz and the Office of Equity

program date: 
Wed, 08/31/2011

Host Lisa Loving speaks with Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz and two community members, Kayse Jama and Anne Naito-Campbell, about Portland's Office of Equity. There will be a public hearing before Council on the Office of Equity on Wednesday, August 31 at 6 p.m. in City Hall.

www.portlandonline.com/fritz/index.cfm

 
 
 

 

Disaster Capitalism swoops over Libya

program date: 
Fri, 08/26/2011

Host Per Fagereng interviews journalist Pepe Escobar about Libya. According to Escobar, the next step is to get American hands on Libyan oil, and, in his words, “if this is the way that US and NATO goes, we’re going to have Iraq 2.0.”

Escobar's books include Obama Does Globalistan. His recent pieces include "The Big Gaddafi," "The House of Saud Paranoia" and "Have Lobby, Will Travel" about "the 'rebel' government -- which is now named, after numerous permutations, the Interim Transitional National Council of Libya ... hiring [lobbying firm] Patton Boggs." His recent writings for the Asia Times are at:http://atimes.com/atimes/others/Pepe2011.html

S. Renee Mitchell from Twysted Healing Systahs, plus Per Fagereng talk 9-11

program date: 
Wed, 08/24/2011

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

 

Host Lisa Loving speaks with writer and performer S. Renee Mitchell, founder of Twysted Healing Systahs, speaking about art, wellness and the need to be natural.

Due to unforseen circumstances, Renee was late, so Lisa invited Per Fagereng in to talk about 9-11 and it's consequences.  Renee did make it in, and joined in, from a Twisted Healing Systahs point of view.

 

 

 
 

 

The Whistleblower and the International League for Peace and Freedom

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program date: 
Wed, 08/17/2011

Hosted by Lisa Loving

The WILPF is working to draw attention to release of the film, The Whistleblower, this weekend at your downtown metroplex. Members will be leading discussions of the issues after the film this weekend. We're joined by WILPF members Lucinda Tate and Georgia Pinkel.

This film, which opens Friday, chronicles the true story of Kathryn Bolkovac (played by Rachel Weisz), an American woman who brought to light the sexual atrocities being perpetrated in Bosnia with the complicity of U.N. and U.S. security contractors.  WILPF International Secretary General Madeleine Rees (portrayed in the film by Vanessa Redgrave) was at that time head of the Women’s Rights and Gender Unit for the U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.  She played an integral part in the effort to expose trafficking. WILPF Portland members will be on hand after te film to answer questions and distribute information about United Nations Resolution 1325, a 10-year-old promise that women would be treated as agents of peace and reconciliation, not just as victims of war and violence.

DIY gang violence reduction

program date: 
Wed, 08/03/2011

Hosted by Lisa Loving

DIY meets gang violence reduction: Connected gathers at Holladay Park at the Lloyd Center Mall every Friday afternoon to make connections with youth in one of the hottest of Portland's 'hotspots'. Lisa Loving's guests are Sam Sachs and beloved youth violence prevention expert John Canda.

 

Cultural divides in 'new Portland' and bridges across them

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program date: 
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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program date: 
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)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 64Kbps (CBR)

Foreclosures and a look at the top economic issues out of the Oregon legislative session

program date: 
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

program date: 
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.

 

 

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