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Giants - The Global Power Elite

Airs at: Wed, 04/25/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  On this week's show, we present a recent talk, "Giants - The Global Power Elite," given by Peter Phillips at Sonoma State University this past March. Extending the ideas of C. Wright Mills to the 21st century, Peter Phillips contends that a few hundred corporate managers... Read more

Portland City Council Candidate Forum

Airs at: Wed, 04/18/2018 at 10:00am - 10:30am
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KBOO's Lisa Loving and Kyle Kerezsi host a live forum with candidates for the Portland City Council Position #3 (Dan Saltzman's position) in the KBOO studios. Call in with your questions at 503-231-8187. Read more

Live City Council Candidate Forum

Airs at: Wed, 04/18/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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KBOO's Lisa Loving hosts a live forum with candidates for the Portland City Council in the KBOO studios. Call in with your questions at 503-231-8187. Read more

RALPH NADER: Social Justice Week Lecture Series

Airs at: Wed, 04/11/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  On this week's program, we hear a recent speech by the legedary political activist and consumer-rights advocate Ralph Nader. Nader outlines some of the most critical problems facing Americans, including exorbitant military spending, out-of-control corporations, and thous... Read more

Perpetual Imprisonment at Guantánamo: Andy Worthington

Airs at: Wed, 03/28/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Andy Worthington is an investigative journalist, author, campaigner, commentator and public speaker.  He joins Linda Olson-Ostrerlund on Political Perspectives to discuss all things Guantanamo and the Supreme Court's recent ruling that immigrants facing deportation can b... Read more

Political Perspectives on 03/21/18

Airs at: Wed, 03/21/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Maru vs. ICE

Airs at: Wed, 03/14/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Maru Mora and Andrea Williams join Linda Olson-Osterlund to discuss the struggles of those who are facing deportation under Trump's regime. At the end of December, immigrant activist Maru Mora Villalpando received a letter from ICE putting her in deportation proceedings.... Read more

The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke

Airs at: Wed, 02/28/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Today Mitch Jeserich is in conversation with Jeffrey C. Stewart, professor of Black Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of the bookThe New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke.In his book, professorStewart offers a splendidbiography of the eni... Read more

High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything you know about Drugs and Society

Airs at: Wed, 02/21/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Today, we broadcast our one-hour special with Columbia University Professor of Psychology Carl Hart about his book High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything you know about Drugs and Society. Dr. Hart disputes some of our most bas... Read more

The Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism

Airs at: Wed, 02/14/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Today we spend the hour with historian, author and activist Gerald Horne and his new critically praised book, The Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy, and Capitalism in Seventeenth-Century North America and the Caribbean. Headlines on... Read more