KBOO News & Public Affairs Day

May 11th is News and Public Affairs Day.

Continuing our semi-annual membership drive tradition, KBOO is broadcasting 13 hours of information, and news.

Tune in anytime between 7am, and 8pm, Friday, May 11th to hear a variety of exciting, informative, and potentially life-changing speeches, interviews, and news programming.

Friday, May 11, 2012

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

National & International News on Democracy Now!

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

The Nation correspondent, John Nichols, on Positively Revolting

News and Public Affairs Day

Ani and Lyn speak with John Nichols, correspondent for The Nation magazine and the associate editor of The Capital Times in Madison, Wisconsin. His latest book is "Uprising: How Wisconsin Renewed the Politics of Protest, from Madison to Wall Street." He has covered seven presidential races and reported from two-dozen countries. He is the author or coauthor of eight books on media and politics.

They will be discussing why Wisconsin matters and how the spirit of Wisconsin has inspired activism on other states. What's a "Next Media" system and how can it allow citizens to create their own media platforms. Can we possibly reclaim the first amendment, how the progressive past and historical roots can motivate and encourage citizens to fight for their lives and livlihoods. This and more ... you never know where talk radio will go.

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Iran: Myths and Facts on

News and Public Affairs Day

Threats of military strikes against Iran have many of us concerned. We know peace is possible, but is another Middle East war probable?

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Local News on Air Cascadia

10:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Inspiring & Motivating Speakers (Barsamian, Laduke, Nader, and Caldicott) on

Four prominent activists, David Barsamian, Helen Caldicott, Ralph Nader, and Winona LaDuke, on the challenges of our time. All talks were recorded in Portland in the last month.

  • David BarsamianDavid Barsamian on "The Media, History and Occupy the Economy."
    David Barsamian is the host of Alternative Radio and the author of many books with great thinkers of our time, most recently "Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism" with Richard Wolff. Barsamian speaks about the ways mainstream media is tied to the those with economic and governmental power and how that affects what they say. This then leads to his thoughts on the importance of alternative media.
    He talks about history and how government, corporate giants and media were connected in various acts of repression and the stomping of the expressions of the people in attempts at real democracy/socialism around the world.
    He works toward this being a crucial moment in time to rise up, the importance of the occupy movement and the need to act locally step by step to create social change. (PREVIEW)
  • Helen Caldicott on "Rising Up to Save the Planet"
    Helen Caldicott is an acclaimed physician, author and anti-nuclear activist who has been called “the single most articulate and passionate advocate of citizen action to remedy the nuclear and environmental crisis.
    Caldicott says we have a nuclear psychosis. She brings up the reverence for life that physicians have and how that helps them see the extreme dangers in the way we are living. She also is asking "what will it take to get people actively working against nuclear?" She has some interesting info on the continuing dangers of Fukushima among other things. (PREVIEW)
  • Ralph Nader on "Getting Steamed to Overcome Corporatism: Build It Together to Win"
    Ralph Nader is a legendary consumer advocate, lawyer, author and tireless anti-corporate activist.
    Nader talks about the thesis in his book "Getting Steamed." His idea is that by exposing the many crimes of corporatism including health insurance companies working to stop doctors from delivering care, nuclear power companies demanding loan guarantees out of your wallet, pharmaceutical companies putting your life on the line, bank bailouts galore and corporate profits soaring on the backs of Wal-Mart wages should make people mad enough to rise up. (PREVIEW)
  • Winona LadukeWinona Laduke on "Where Are We Going and How Are We Going to Get There?"
    Winona Laduke is an activist, author and a member of the Mississippi Band of Anishinaabeg who lives and works on the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota. She is a former board member of Greenpeace USA and serves as co-chair of the Indigenous Women's Network and as the executive director of Honor the Earth.
    LaDuke talks about the various ways (her) people and the land have been exploited and violated, and the projects that she has been part of that have helped create some local sustainable economic success. But her talk is really about figuring out where we are going and how to get there in the world we live in with all its problems. (PREVIEW)


4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

National & International News on Democracy Now!

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Non-corporate, volunteer-powered, local, national, and international news on Evening News

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Interview with Desiree Helleger on Bread and Roses

Desiree Hellegers is Co-Director of the Center for Social and Environmental Justice, Associate Chair and Associate Professor of English at Washington State University, Vancouver. She is an active member of various advocacy organizations and her writing has appeared in such publications as Counterpunch.

Her book "No Room of Her Own : Women's Stories of Homelessness, Life, Death, and Resistance" is an oral history collection and brings together interviews with fifteen women who share the common experience of homelessness. All the interviews were conducted in Seattle, Washington between 1991 and 2008, but the women's stories zigzag across the country. The narrators recount stories of growing up in the south at the tail end of Jim Crow, of growing up gay and Black in the Pacific Northwest in the 1960s, and of surviving childhood molestation in Harlan, Kentucky in the 1970s. The stories illuminate the part that gender roles play in ensnaring women in cycles of domestic abuse and homelessness. They speak to the physical stresses of homelessness, and the toll it takes on bodies already weakened by high blood pressure, strokes, sickle cell anemia, and epilepsy and the routine threats of physical violence that homeless women in particular encounter on the street. At the same time, however, the stories challenge liberal myths about homeless people, and homeless women in particular, as vulnerable and dependent people worthy perhaps of sympathy but judged to be socially disorganized, disaffiliated and disempowered.

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Scott Crow on the Rise of the Surveillance State on

Scott Crow is a community organizer, writer, strategist and speaker who advocates the philosophy and practices of anarchism for social, environmental, and economic aims.

For over almost two decades he has continued to use his experience and ideas in co-founding and co-organizing numerous radical grassroots projects in Texas, including Treasure City Thrift, Radical Encuentro Camp, UPROAR (United People Resisting Oppression and Racism), Dirty South Earth First! and the Common Ground Collective, the largest anarchist influenced organization in modern U.S. history to date.

In addition to grassroots organizing, he has worked for regional and national organizations, including Greenpeace, Rainforest Action Network, Ruckus Society and A.C.O.R.N. With his partner, he produced the documentary film Angola 3: Black Panthers and the Last Slave Plantation. These political activities lead to him being labeled a “domestic terrorist” by the FBI beginning in the late 90’s with investigations that continued for almost a decade.

Public Radio’s This American Life called him “a living legend among anarchists” and the New York Times characterized him as “anarchist and veteran organizer... that comes across as more amiable than combative ...”.

photo, Scott Crow


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