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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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Building the Beloved Community at KBOO

Airs at: Fri, 05/12/2017 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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In August 2016, KBOO completed it three-year strategic plan.    Check it out: KBOO’s vision for 2017-2020 is to become Oregon’s community media hub, leveraging the power of the airwaves to support a revolution for a just and sustainable future. It will achieve this through... Read more

Cannabis and Spirituality

Airs at: Fri, 04/14/2017 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Stephen Gray is the author of Cannabis and Spirituality: An Explorer’s Guide to an Ancient Plant Spirit Ally. On October 1, 2015, Oregon joined Washington and Colorado as the third state to legalize recreational use of cannabis. Now that it is easy as going to one of the... Read more

Sacred Community and Social Transformation

Airs at: Fri, 03/10/2017 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Deshna Ubeda is the director of Progressive Christianity Dot Org.  She is directing The Embrace Festival, May, 4, 5, and 6 in Portland.  Similar to Burning Man, Beloved, and Wild Goose, the Embrace Festival will feature presentations, art, music, dance, community and food f... Read more

Ending Hunger By the Force of Law

Airs at: Fri, 02/10/2017 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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In this episode we discuss a condition that is responsible for the deaths of hundreds of millions of people. It is a condition that is completely preventable. Hunger. Why are so many people in the world...why is anyone in the world malnourished? What can we do about it? Th... Read more

The Dream Under Siege

Airs at: Fri, 01/13/2017 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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53 years ago, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., delivered his famous speech, "I Have A Dream."  What has happened to the dream of a Beloved Community?   Host John Shuck speaks with three activists who have a proven track record on social change about King's dream and how it ... Read more

Larry Brilliant, A Hippie Saves the World

Airs at: Fri, 12/09/2016 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  His guru told him to do it. So he listened. Thus the quest began for a hippie with a medical degree to become a key player in helping to eradicate smallpox, the deadliest disease in history. Larry Brilliant tells his story in Sometimes Brilliant: The Impossible Adventur... Read more

Report Harassment in Washington County

Airs at: Fri, 12/02/2016 at 6:30pm - 6:45pm
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This was originally broadcast on KBOO evening news, November 21st, 2016. The Human Rights Council of Washington County, Oregon, has instituted an e-mail for citizens to report incidents of harassment or violence based on hate. That e-mail is reports@hrcwc.org. President of ... Read more

Chloe Eudaly and Margot Black - Housing Justice Forum

Airs at: Thu, 11/17/2016 at 9:00am - 9:30am
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  How we deal with the epidemic of want and homelessness in our country is one of the most vital social and ethical issues of our time.  This series of forums are an opportunity for the entire community to learn, share stories, build coalitions, and organize for housing ju... Read more

Matthew Fox, A Way to God: Thomas Merton's Creation Spirituality Journey

Airs at: Fri, 11/11/2016 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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The Beloved Community is show for activists: uniting mind, heart, and action.    This month I speak with someone who models activism, intellect and spirituality, Matthew Fox.   Silenced by the Vatican for his views, he left the Catholic priesthood in the early 1980s.   Mat... Read more

Election 2016: Syndicated Version

Airs at: Sun, 10/16/2016 at 6:30am
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This is the syndicated version of the Beloved Community. This is the election episode.   I speak with Laurence Leamer author of The President’s Butler, a fictional account of a billionaire who decides to run for president. Afraid of Trump becoming president?  Well, don’t b... Read more