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.


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.”


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