Special Programming: Public Affairs on 02/10/12

Air date: 
Fri, 02/10/2012 - 8:00am - 6:00pm
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Challenging corporate power

Challenging Corporate Power: an all-day special on KBOO Community Radio
Friday February 10th from 8 am to 6 pm

As the Occupy Wall Street movement continues to the next stage of building alternative economic structures, pushing for a constitutional amendment to end corporate personhood, and engaging in challenges to corporate power from the local to the international level, KBOO Radio has decided to devote a full day of programming to bring attention to this growing movement.

In our all-day special on Challenging Corporate Power, we will bring you the voices of the Occupy Wall Street movement from Portland to New York to Washington DC, with updates from around the country on organizing efforts and successes.

At 8, we’ll have a call-in show with members of Occupy Portland who are planning a day of action on February 29th to Occupy the Corporations

Then we’ll look at a history of Corporate Personhood in the US, from Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad in 1886, which gave corporations the right of personhood under the 14th Amendment, to ‘Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission,’ which allows unlimited corporate contributions to political campaigns. We’ll also hear about the current status of the Oklahoma challenge to that decision, in which the state supreme court overruled the 'Citizens United' decision that may now go to the Supreme Court.

At 11, KBOO’s Joe Meyer and Ross Freeman-Levin interview Jeffrey Clements, the author of Corporations Are Not People , which just made the Bill Moyers top ten “Must-Read Money-In-Politics Books” list – he’ll be in Portland on Saturday Feb. 11th for a talk and book signing.

At noon, Carlos Chavez takes a look at the role of immigrant labor in the US economy – and the contributions these workers make to the social security system while receiving nothing in return.

--Did you realize that undocumented workers contribute significantly to Oregon's economy? Not only do Oregonians benefit from the hard work and goods purchased by undocumented immigrants on a regular basis, but undocumented workers pay taxes too.

Join Carlos Chavez on KBOO Community Radio's "Challenging Corporate Power" special this Friday, February 10th at noon. His guest will be Juan Carlos Ordonez of the Oregon Center for Public Policy. They'll discuss their recent report titled, Undocumented Workers Are Taxpayers, Too.

More info at Oregon Center for Public Policy

Throughout the afternoon, we will examine the ways in which corporate power dominates our political and economic process, and what people are doing to fight this power.

12:30 pm - Linda Olson-Osterlund speaks with Ben Gotschall on resistance to the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline

1:00 pm – the worldwide takeover of the global food market by companies like Monsanto (and how people are fighting it!)
2:00 pm – Heidi Garrett-Peltier talks to KBOO host Bill Resnick on the military industry that profits off of war
2:30 pm - a vision for transforming society from a culture of consumerism and debt to one that values community, care and mutual aid.
3:00 pm – What is ALEC and why you should stand up against it!
5:00 - reports and updates from the Occupy Wall Street bus tour and national organizing efforts
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