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John Shuck hosts Beloved Community and Progressive Spirit

On “The Beloved Community” we address the philosophical and spiritual foundations for non-violence, activism, political engagement and peace building. We hear voices of those who are building the Beloved Community right here in Portland. The goal is to make connections and to gain inspiration, solidarity, wisdom, and insight for your own activism. 

Every second Friday from 9:00 am - 10:00 am on 90.7 KBOO

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Light at the End of the Tunnel for Yemen?

Airs at: Fri, 12/14/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  As of Tuesday, December 11th, the Senate is poised to vote on ending US support of the war on Yemen. According to Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders: "Tomorrow, I will move to proceed to S.J. Res. 54, the resolution I have offered with Senators Lee and Murphy to end U.S. inv... Read more

Discussing the Largest Event on Planet Earth

Airs at: Fri, 11/09/2018 at 9:00am
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  Having just returned from Iraq for Arbaeen in which over 15 million people from all over the world converged on the Holy City of Karbala, John Shuck discusses his experience and the significance of the world's largest event with Iraqi refugee and Portland resident, Hanan... Read more

Beloved Community on 11/09/18

Airs at: Fri, 11/09/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Husayn and the Pilgrimage to Arbaeen

Airs at: Fri, 10/12/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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    Imam Muhsen Al-Dhalimy is the spiritual leader of the Islamic Center of Portland on the corner of Denney and Hall in Beaverton. The Islamic Center of Portland is the only Shia Mosque in the Portland Metro.  Imam Al-Dhalimy was born in Iraq and made the pilgrimage to K... Read more

9/11 Truth Education is Good for Your Mental Health

Airs at: Fri, 09/14/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  David Fura likes street fairs. It gives him an opportunity to talk with people about what happened on September 11th, 2001 and why what happened matters 17 years later. David is the founder of the Oregon 9/11 Truth Action Project, part of the larger 9/11 Truth Action Pro... Read more

Dr. Cynthia McKinney and the Deep State

Airs at: Fri, 08/10/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Former U.S. Congresswoman (1992-2002, 2004-2006) from Georgia and 2008 Presidential candidate for the Green Party, Dr. Cynthia McKinney, speaks with John Shuck on the Beloved Community. Topics include her entry into politics, racism, the various factions of the Deep Sta... Read more

The Martyrdom of Thomas Merton: An Investigation

Airs at: Fri, 07/13/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Investigative Reporter, Hugh Turley, makes the case that the conclusion that Thomas Merton died by accident cannot possibly be true. Hugh Turley and David Martin are co-authors of the 2018 book, The Martyrdom of Thomas Merton, An Investigation.  John Shuck speaks live w... Read more

An African-American and Latinx History of the United States: A Conversation with Paul Ortiz

Airs at: Fri, 06/08/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Professor Ortiz will be at Powell's Books on June 18th for a book signing. Dr. Paul Ortiz is Associate Professor of History at the University of Florida and is Director of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program.  Professor Ortiz has published and taught in the fields o... Read more

The Nakba: Seventy Years of Oppression, 1948-2018

Airs at: Fri, 05/11/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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May 15th marks the 70th anniversary of Israel’s statehood. Palestinians refer to this as the Nakba, the Catastrophe, when more than 700,000 Palestinians left their homes from fear or were forcibly removed by Israelis who took their homes. On this 70th anniversary of the occ... Read more

Why Librarians (and Others Who Fight for Free Speech) Will Save Us

Airs at: Fri, 04/13/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  The rising threat to free speech, Muslim-Christian dialogue, and LGBTQ+ advocacy. John Shuck’s guests include Jeremy Rothe-Kushel. Nicole Correri, and Brett Webb-Mitchel. **I will also be speaking with Lyn Neeley about the action Saturday in Portland Against U.S. Wars ... Read more