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
On The Beloved Community, John Shuck speaks with Mark Taliano, author of
Voices from Syria.
Three years ago, Mark Taliano travelled to Syria in attempt to hear from
Syrians what is really happening in their country. Mark writes:
"Between 15 and 23 September 2016, I tra...
Portland resident, Ned Rosch has written a chapter for the book, Reclaiming
Judaism from Zionism: Stories of Personal Transformation that was released
in May 2019. A part of his chapter, "Palestine and My Journey of
Self-Discovery" was published in Yes Magazine. The book...
As the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 approaches, the nagging question
remains: Did it really happen? Were the images seen by hundreds of millions
on live television actually from the moon or from a NASA simulator? Italian
film-maker, Massimo Mazzucco, in one of the most com...
In the first half-hour, Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues speaks
with John Shuck about her latest book (to be released May 14th), The
Like millions of women, Eve Ensler has been waiting much of her lifetime for
an apology. Sexually and physically abu...
On the next Beloved Community (Friday, April 12th - 9 am Pacific), John Shuck
speaks with University of Pittsburgh Law Professor, Daniel Kovalik about the
war drums beating against Iran. We discuss his myth-dispelling book about
Iran, The Plot to Attack Iran: How the CIA...
(This episode would have aired Friday March 8th, 2019 but it was
International Women's Day and all programming that day was hosted by women.
The alternative air date for the March 8th show is Monday, March 18th, at
11:00 am Pacific. The Beloved Community will return to i...
This is from a press release dated November 26th, 2018 from The Lawyers'
Committee for 9/11 Inquiry:
The Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry, a nonprofit public interest
organization, announces its receipt of a letter from the U.S. Attorney for
the Southern District o...
John Shuck speaks with professor emeritus Fred Provenza of Utah State
University about nutrition, our bodies, the falsness of factory farming and
the nutrition industry, and the importance of love on this unique journey to
Earth. His book is called Nourishment: What Anim...
As of Tuesday, December 11th, the Senate is poised to vote on ending US
support of the war on Yemen. According to Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders:
"Tomorrow, I will move to proceed to S.J. Res. 54, the resolution I have
offered with Senators Lee and Murphy to end U.S. inv...
Having just returned from Iraq for Arbaeen in which over 15 million people
from all over the world converged on the Holy City of Karbala, John Shuck
discusses his experience and the significance of the world's largest
event with Iraqi refugee and Portland resident, Hanan...