Jenna Yokoyama, Pacific Underground, August 25- August 31

Jenna Yokoyama is a Japanese American. She co-hosts the show Pacific Underground (Facebook, Twitter) on KBOO in Portland, Oregon.   It is heard on the FOURTH Friday of every month at 11:00 a.m.   It is also on podcast via Soundcloud and iTunes.    According to its website,

There are nearly 225,000 APIs in Oregon. But in one of America’s whitest states, the issues that impact us simply aren’t covered. Imagine: 225,000 stories untold.

Pacific Underground is a show by Asians and Pacific Islanders (APIs) taking the mic into our own hands.

Jenna covers a lot of ground in this conversation.  We discuss religion, racism and the daily indignities APIs face to the social transformation underway with younger generations.   She talks about the problem of the European designation “Asian” to refer to nearly half the planet as well as the necessity for APIs to unite as “Asian-Americans” for the purpose of empowerment.

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Thursday, August 25th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Sunday, August 28th at 8:30 am on WPVM, 103.7.
Sunday, August 28th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, August 28th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, August 29th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, August 31st at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
On KBOO, 90.7 TBA
Via podcast Sunday, August 28th.
For stations through Pacifica Audioport.

Jenna was featured on the pilot of a new show, The Beloved Community, that aired Friday August 12th at 9 am on KBOO, 90.7!

G. Scott Brown, Active Peace: A Mindful Path to a Nonviolent World, Aug 18-24

Scott Brown is the Cofounder of the Colorado Center for Restorative Practices. Scott has been a long-time activist working for over 15 years with organizations including Greenpeace, the Idaho Conservation League, and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society.

He is a leading advocate for consistent nonviolence and bringing the principles and practices of restorative justice to bear on the full range of social issues.  He is travelling the country talking about his book, Active Peace: A Mindful Path to a Nonviolent World.

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Thursday, August 18th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Sunday, August 21st at 8:30 am on WPVM, 103.7.
Sunday, August 21st at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, August 21st at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, August 22nd at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, August 24th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
On KBOO, 90.7 TBA
Via podcast Sunday, August 21st.
For stations through Pacifica Audioport

Catch Scott featured on the pilot of a new show, The Beloved Community, Friday August 12th at 9 am on KBOO, 90.7!

New Show on KBOO!

This Friday at 9 am catch a new show on KBOO, “The Beloved Community!”

In his 1959 Sermon on Gandhi, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said:

“The aftermath of nonviolence is the creation of the beloved community, so that when the battle’s over, a new relationship comes into being between the oppressed and the oppressor….The way of violence leads to bitterness in the survivors and brutality in the destroyers. But, the way of non-violence leads to redemption and the creation of the beloved community.”

On “The Beloved Community” we address the philosophical and spiritual foundations for non-violence, activism, political engagement and peace building. We also hear voices of those who are building the beloved community right here in Portland. The goal is to gain inspiration, solidarity, wisdom, and insight for your own activism.

On this pilot edition of “The Beloved Community,” I speak with three activists. Each of them brings a unique voice and perspective to bringing Martin Luther King’s vision to fruition.

Marianne Williamson  is a New York Times Bestselling author, lecturer, and activist. She will discuss the spiritual foundations of the Beloved Community as we discuss her latest book, Tears to Triumph: The Spiritual Journey from Suffering to Enlightenment.

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G. Scott Brown is the Cofounder of the Colorado Center for Restorative Practices. He was formerly an activist for Greenpeace and now brings the principles of non-violence to all of his social justice work. He will be in Portland August 16th to discuss his latest book, Active Peace: A Mindful Path to a Non-Violent World.

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We close the hour speaking with Jenna Yokoyama. Jenna is a co-host of the KBOO program, Pacific Underground  that airs on every FOURTH Friday at 11:00 a.m.

“Pacific Underground is a show by Asians and Pacific Islanders (APIs) taking the mic into our own hands.”

Jenna will discuss the Asian-American experience in Portland including why it is problematic to use phrases such as the “Asian-American experience.”

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Friday, August 12th, at 9 a.m.  KBOO, 90.7

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Marianne Williamson, Tears to Triumph, August 11-17

Seven of her twelve books have been New York Times bestsellers. Four have been #1 on that list. You have seen her on Oprah, Larry King Live, Bill Maher, Good Morning America, and Charlie Rose. You can watch her live each Wednesday on livestream through her website Marianne.com.    Her spirituality is intimately connected with social justice.

We discuss her latest book,  Tears to Triumph: The Spiritual Journey from Suffering to Enlightenment.   She takes seriously the grief of our world and the grief of individuals and how with love and courage we can transform our suffering into strength.

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Thursday, August 11th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Sunday, August 14th at 8:30 am on WPVM, 103.7.
Sunday, August 14th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, August 14th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, August 15th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, August 17th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
On KBOO, 90.7 TBA
Via podcast Sunday, August 14th.
For stations through Pacifica Audioport

Catch Marianne featured on the pilot of a new show, The Beloved Community, Friday August 12th at 9 am on KBOO, 90.7!

Johnny Mast, Breakaway Amish, August 4-10

Five years ago the nation was stunned by the case of the Bergholz beard cutters. The Bergholz Amish Community in southern Ohio found itself outside the law by following its bishop, Sam Mullet, who became increasingly authoritarian. He controlled his community, doling out punishments, sexually abusing the wives of the men he punished, instructing members to forcibly cut beards and hair of other members of the Bergholz community.

The FBI became involved when Mullet ordered his followers to cut and shave beards and hair of those he considered his enemies in other Amish communities.  We are going to hear the story told from the point of view of Sam Mullet’s grandson, Johnny Mast, who eventually broke away from the community. He is the author along with Shawn Smucker of Breakaway Amish: Growing up with the Bergholz Beard Cutters.

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Thursday, August 4th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Sunday, August 7th at 8:30 am on WPVM, 103.7.
Sunday, August 7th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, August 7th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, August 8th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, August 10th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
On KBOO, 90.7 TBA
Via podcast Sunday, August 7th.
For stations through Pacifica Audioport

David Ray Griffin, Unprecedented, July 28- August 3

David Ray Griffin will go down in history (assuming the future has a history) as the most important theologian and prophet of the latter part of the 20th and early 21st centuries.  He is a philosopher/theologian who has written over 25 books on that topic.  He wrote another dozen on 9/11 making him the premier scholar on the search for the truth behind 9/11.  His latest book speaks with clarity, scholarship, and urgency to the most crucial event in our time, global warming and climate change.   I speak with him about his latest book, Unprecedented: Can Civilization Survive the CO2 Crisis?

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Thursday, July 28th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Sunday, July 31st at 8:30 am on WPVM, 103.7.
Sunday, July 31st at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, July 31st at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, August 1st at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, August 3rd at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
On KBOO, 90.7 TBA
Via podcast Sunday, July 31st
For stations through Pacifica Audioport

Veda Gill, Educating Muslims, Christians, on Values in Pakistan

Veda Gill is the Executive Director of the Presbyterian Education Board in Pakistan (Facebook).  She oversees a number of schools that educate over 6,000 students.   These schools founded initially by Presbyterian missionaries in the mid 19th century are now far superior to government-run schools and they reach out to the poorest, both Muslim and Christian.  She believes that education is the key to peace.  She speaks with me about her important work.

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Thursday, July 21st at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Sunday, July 24th at 8:30 am on WPVM, 103.7.
Sunday, July 24th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, July 24th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, July 25th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, July 27th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
On KBOO, 90.7 TBA
Via podcast Sunday, July 24th
For stations through Pacifica Audioport