Wednesday Talk Radio

Episode Archive

Deep History & American Empire: Reflections on the Bundys, Manifest Destiny & left-right politics

Air date: 
Wed, 02/03/2016 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Guest Anthony Hall, Prof. at Lethbridge Univ., author of "The American Empire & the Fourth World"
The occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Eastern Oregon has brought widespread attention to long-simmering (and occasionally boiling-over) conflicts over federally-owned and managed public lands in the West. Competing ideologies (states' rights vs. federal control; private property rights vs. public land management; "free market" access vs. environmental regulation etc.) echo debates and conflicts that go back to the founding of the United States. 

Report-back from the siege of Malheur, with Arun Gupta

Air date: 
Wed, 01/27/2016 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Host Paul Roland and freelance reporter Gupta just got back from a week in Harney County
Special inside look at what's happening in Burns, Oregon. Roland and Gupta just spent a week in Burns, interviewing people in the community, visiting the occupation at the Malheur Wildlife refuge, hanging out in local bars, and generally getting a feel for how the "Bundy gang's" declaration of war on the federal government is playing out and affecting the local community.

Gupta has been covering the situation for "The Raw Story," a news website. See his reporting here: http://www.rawstory.com/2016/01/bundys-escalating-showdown-with-feds-as-support-dwindles-and-lone-wolves-come-looking-for-trouble/

As Bundy gang heightens tensions in Burns community: What's at stake in the Malheur takeover?

Air date: 
Wed, 01/20/2016 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Guests Linda Neale (from Harney Co. homesteader family) and Bob Sallinger of Portland Audobon

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The Necessity of Disobedience, with guest Tim DeChristopher

Air date: 
Wed, 01/13/2016 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Climate Change on Trial in Seattle
While a group of armed antigovernment militants casually tears down fences and accesses personal and official files in their second week of occupying the Malheur Wildlife Refuge offices in Eastern Oregon, another group of protestors in Seattle goes on trial for blocking a mile-long oil train in September, 2014.

Incident at Malheur: An Indigenous perspective on "militia" occupation in Eastern Oregon

Air date: 
Wed, 01/06/2016 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Guest Jacqueline Keeler looks at settler myths and historical realities

As national and global media turn their attention to the small town of Burns in central-eastern Oregon, we here at KBOO are doing our best to keep up with events. By now you probably know the basic story: a small group of disgruntled Westerners, apparently mostly from Nevada and Arizona, split off from a larger march on Saturday and took over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge facility outsid of Burns. Ostensibly in support of two local ranchers, Dwight and Steven Hammond, who were convicted on arson charges, but had five-year minimum sentences imposed under the draconian Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996, the occupiers are linked to various  "militia"/property rights/possibly white supremacist groups.

BP Gulf spill, Fukushima, Aliso Canyon (LA) gas leak: inevitable disaster, predictable response...

Air date: 
Wed, 12/30/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Guest Matt Pakucko on the massive gas gusher near his Porter Ranch community
Since  October 23, an aging gas well that ruptured has been spewing enormous amounts of methane into the air at the northern end of the San Fernando Valley outside of Los Angeles. Like the 2010 BP oil "spill" and the 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant meltdowns, this is an unprecedented, out-of-control situation involving energy extraction or production facilities. And, like those other two recent industrial disasters, the corporate and government response has been slow, deceptive and pathetically inadequate to the scale of the problem.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 12/23/15

Air date: 
Wed, 12/23/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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News & commentary on local, national and international issues - we invite your calls at 503-231-8187

Challenging the Militarization of Climate Change, with guest Nick Buxton

Air date: 
Wed, 12/16/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Co-editor of new book on "How the Military and Corporations are Shaping a Climate-changed World"
The military is at the heart of the fossil fuel economy, yet military emissions were specifically excluded from the Kyoto Protocol in 1997 at the behest of the U.S. government. Though it's possible they may no longer be specifically excluded in the wake of the recent Paris agreement, individual countries' current reporting of emissions and planned actions to combat climate change ("Intended Nationally Determined Contributions") have so far failed to include military emissions.

In the Spirit of Insurrection: Experiences on the front lines of struggle

Air date: 
Wed, 12/02/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Host Paul Roland reflects on his own activism and political perspective
Wednesday Talk Radio host Paul Roland has had a long history of involvement in ecological, Indigenous and land defense campaigns and movements. From the Earth First! and the Pacific NW forest protection battles of the 1980's and '90's to the struggle against an invasive high-speed train project in an Italian alpine valley, and back stateside in Appalachia and again in Oregon, he's both participated and reported on a wide variety of issues. 

For this Membership Drive, he's decided to talk about his own story. Listeners are invited to call in and interview him for a change, at 503-231-8187

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Racist Native American 'Mascots' in the Schools: Will the State Ban Them at Last?

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program date: 
Wed, 03/28/2012

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

 

The Oregon State Board of Education is getting ready to make a decision on abolishing "Race-Based Native American Mascots" at local schools, and the Oregon Indian Education Association has launched the Mascot Project, asking the Board to ban them in state funded schools. Our guests in the studio are Se-ah-dom Edmo and Sam Sachs, a co-founder of Connections program. What's your take? Call in 503-281-8187.

 
 

 

Are School Suspensions and Expulsions Driving the Achievement Gap and the Incarceration Rate?

program date: 
Wed, 03/21/2012

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

What drives the drop out rate, the achievement gap and the incarceration rate? A growing movement says too many kids are getting suspended and expelled from school as a form of punishment, and more black kids are suspended and expelled from school than any other group. We're live in Studio 2 with Sheila Warren of the Portland Parents Union, who is working right now on the School Push Out Campaign.

What is the "Push Out Campaign?"  It's a Campaign to bring awareness to the fact that our "Drop Out" problem is really more of a "Push Out" Problem, with Schools kicking more kids out, and with increasing frequency.

The Telephone Number for The Portland Parents Union is 971-279-2462.

The Journey to Freedom Project was mentioned during the show, as was Dignity In Schools.

A Caller recommended watching Charlotte Iserbyt's videos on YouTube.  There are LOTS of them...

Growing Up Black in 'Lake No Negro'

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program date: 
Wed, 03/14/2012

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

 

'Lake Oswego High: Racist Tweets are Only Tip of the Iceberg.'

Our guest is journalist Bruce Poinsette, author of a personal essay about growing up Black in Lake Oswego published in The Skanner News and the Oregonian. That's Wednesday, 8-9am on KBOO 90.7 FM in Portland.

Click here for links, video, and more about racism in schools and local communities.

 

 

Fighting a Tar Sands Company's Claims to Private Land

program date: 
Fri, 03/09/2012

Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Julia Trigg Crawford, a Texas landowner and farmer who isn’t letting the foreign tar sands company claim eminent domain rights to her land without putting up a fight. Two weeks ago Ms. Crawford launched a Change.org petition to protect her land from tar sands money and tar sands risks.

With support from activists on both sides of the aisle, Ms. Crawford is hopeful that the Texas farmer can claim victory over the multi-billion dollar tar sands company which is trying to build a pipeline to transport a highly toxic hydrocarbon (called “tar sands”) from Alberta, Canada to Texas to refine and then export to foreign countries.

Independent studies show that the TransCanada Keystone XL “tar sands” pipeline would not create any lasting jobs and would subject tens of millions of people to hazardous risks when the pipeline leaks—as its sister pipeline has done more than a dozen times already. This includes the drinking water of one million Midwesterners people who rely on the Ogallala Aquifer and 60 counties in Texas who rely on the Carrizo-Wilcox Aquifer.

Ms. Crawford and her supporters are using the Change.org petition to implore Texas politicians to protect American land from foreign interests that threaten private property and the health and safety of landowners.

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Portlander Judith Gelin on Haiti Relief Efforts

program date: 
Wed, 03/07/2012

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

 

Two years after the devastating Haiti earthquake killed an estimated 300,000 people, activists including our guest, Judith Gelin of the Society for Haitian Arts and Culture, are still raising funds for the needy. But everyone asks: Where did all the relief money go?

Also mentioned on the show: Prosjekt Haiti in Norway...

 

 

 

 

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March and Rally against the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) - TODAY!!!

program date: 
Wed, 02/29/2012

 Host Jay Thiemeyer interviews local activist Kari about the March and Rally focused on the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and their role in the corporate corruption of our democracy. 

WHEN: Wednesday, February 29th, Rally at 11:30am, March at 1pm

WHERE: March begins at Waterfront Park at SW Naito and SW Ankeny

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is comprised of the world's largest corporations. ALEC operates in the shadows with a behind-the-scenes role crafting pro-corporate legislation, partnering with state legislators to pass these laws, and then profiting directly from those laws - a cycle that exemplifies the dominate role of corporations in our democracy. 

The goal of the protest is to see an end to ALEC and the role big corporations have in corrupting our democracy. The American Legislative Exchange Council is seen by protesters as the chosen tool of the 1% and the wealthiest corporations in the world to craft legislation that serves their interests. 

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays and a 3 Year Anniversary Party

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program date: 
Wed, 02/22/2012

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

 

Marriage Equality, Family, and Portland PFLAG's 3rd Anniversary celebration this weekend. Our guests are Khalil and Antoinette Edwards from Portland's chapter of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.

Click here for videos, websites, stories and fun tweets on this issue.

 

 

 
 
 

 

Susan Herman on “Taking Liberties: The War on Terror and the Erosion of American Democracy"

program date: 
Wed, 02/15/2012

 Host Lisa Loving speaks with Susan Herman about her new book “Taking Liberties: The War on Terror and the Erosion of American Democracy” which takes a hard look at the human and social costs of the War on Terror. A decade after 9/11, it is far from clear that the government's hastily adopted antiterrorist tactics--such as the Patriot Act--are keeping us safe, but it is increasingly clear that these emergency measures in fact have the potential to ravage our lives--and have already done just that to countless Americans. Herman gives a powerful account of how civil liberties have rapidly eroded in post-9/11 America, tells numerous stories of ordinary people caught in the government's surveillance dragnet, explains that the state of emergency has continued into the Obama administration, and shows why we must remain vigilant if we are to hold on to our age-old freedoms

Susan Herman is President of the American Civil Liberties Union. She holds a chair as Centennial Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School, where she teaches courses and seminars in Constitutional Law, Terrorism, and Civil Liberties. She is the author of “The Right to a Speedy and Public Trial: A Reference Guide to the The Sixth Amendment of the United States Constitution” and “Taking Liberties: The War on Terror and the Erosion of American Democracy.”

 
 
 

 

What's wrong with anti-contraception conservatives?

program date: 
Wed, 02/01/2012

 Lisa Loving's guest is Robert Walker, Executive Vice President of the Population Institute.

If the current GOP presidential primary campaign is remembered for nothing else, it will be known for the meteoric rise of the "anti-contraception conservatives."

• Rick Santorum thinks states should have the power to ban family planning.

• Mitt Romney wants to eliminate funding for Title X, which helps to provides low-income women with access to family planning and reproductive health services.

• Rick Perry proudly trumpeted the fact that Texas had slashed state support for family planning clinics by two-thirds.

Taxpayers may instinctively applaud such cuts. But every dollar invested in helping women avoid unwanted pregnancies saves $4.02 in Medicaid expenditures that otherwise will be needed for pregnancy-related care.

Furthermore, many fail to realize that eliminating publicly-supported family planning services would actually increase the number of abortions in the U.S. Title X-supported centers alone helped avert 406,200 abortions in 2008 by providing high quality contraception.

"That it has gotten as far as it has in the past 18 months is unnerving," says Robert Walker of the Population Institute. "The escalating assaults on contraception are not only short-sighted financially,” but according to Walker, "they are really a war on women and their reproductive health and rights."

Robert Walker is the Executive Vice President of the Population Institute, which works to promote voluntary family planning and reproductive health services, and to increase awareness of the social, economic, and environmental consequences of rapid population growth.

 
 
 

 

Joe Uris guest hosts Friday Morning Talk Radio

program date: 
Fri, 01/27/2012

Joe Uris guest hosts Friday Morning Talk Radio

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