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Check Flying Focus' YouTube channel for full length programs at https//youtube.com/FlyingFocusShows
Also see our video clips pages for short excerpts from some shows.

Current streaming videos are:

Environmental Justice
  • The End of the World As We Know It
    At a talk in Portland in August 2016, conservation biologist Dr. Guy McPherson warns that abrupt climate change could bring disaster in the next decade.

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  • Erin Brockovich: Environmental Organizing in Portland
    The famous consumer advocate spoke in Portland when local activists discovered toxins in the air in 2016.

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  • War and Peace
  • US Wars, Climate Change & the Economy
    A panel including an Afghan American, and Israeli American, a veteran and an economist discusses Iraq, Afghanisan, Syria, Israel/Palestine, the environment and the economy in Sept. 2014.

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  • How Can We Create A Nuclear Free World? Hiroshima Day 2011
    Information, music and poetry include Nobel Peace Prize nominee Kathy Kelly, Veterans for Peace, a Hiroshima survivor, and a song from the Slants.

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  • Foreign Affairs/Middle East
  • Omar Barghouti: Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions
    The Palestinian intellectual and co-founder of the BDS Movement, spoke at Portland State University in February 2015.
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  • 25 Years Working for Peace in Iraq
    In January, 2016, protestors in Portland mark a quarter century after the "Gulf War" was launched.

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  • Eyewitness 10 Years Later: What Iraqs are Saying
    Cathy Breen of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, visted Iraq in late 2012 and reports back on the conditions of the country after being invaded, occupied and wracked withviolence in photos and stories.

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  • Economic Justice
  • Women Surviving Homelessness
    Author Desiree Hellegers and six formerly homeless narrator-activists spoke at the moving book release event for "No Room of Her Own: Women's Stories of Homelessness, Life, Death and Resistance" in April, 2012.

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  • Nuclear Issues
  • The Ever-Present Nuclear Threat, 70 Years After Hiroshima
    Music from Portland Taiko and Tomodachi Chorus, speakers include 1945 survivor Michiko Kornhauser, Pastor Joe Enlet on Micronesia/testing, Carol Urner on Portland's history of protest, a traditional Japanese dance, and more.

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  • Hiroshima-Nagasaki-Hanford: A Tragic Connection 2013
    Music from Portland Taiko and Satori Men's Chorus, information from a member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, and more.

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  • Police Accountability
  • NEW! 4/17 Tased and Confused: Civilian Oversight in Portland 2017
    In February, 2017, Portland City Council held a hearing to determine if a police officer was in policy for using a Taser as many as six times on a man with mental health issues. Excerpts from the Council hearing feature the Complainant, Police Chief, and the Chair of the Citizen Review Committee (CRC), which forwarded the case to Council. Trying to explain the convoluted complaint system and the Council's deliberations, FFVC producer and Portland Copwatch member Dan Handelman narrates the two-part show.

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  • Black and Blue in Portland
    Drs. Karen Gibson and Leanne Serbulo presented findings from their award-winning article "Black and Blue: Police-Community Relations in Portland's Albina District, 1964-1985." in November, 2014, touching on ghettoization, racial profiling, police oversight, and more.

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  • Ferguson to Portland: Race and Police Accountability
    Pastor Robert White, president of Clergy United in St. Louis, MO spoke in Portland as part of a Race and Police Accountability Forum, relating his work after the death of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson. The Albina Ministerial Alliance (AMA) Coalition for Justice and Police Reform organized the forum, the second half of which was a community update on the US Department of Justice lawsuit against the Portland Police for their excessive use of force.

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  • Organizing for Change
  • NEW! 4/17 Fixing Systems, Demystifying Ideologies
    Kevin Kumashiro, founding director of the Center for Anti-Oppressive Education was the keynote speaker at the 9th annual NW Teaching for Social Justice Conference, in October, 2016 in Portland. He spoke about broadening the focus of social change from smaller problems to larger issues. His talk was in three parts: moving from simple stories to complex pictures, moving from fixing individuals to fixing systems, and moving from debating policies to demystifying ideologies.

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  • Prison Art Changes Lives
    Ashley Lucas, Associate Professor of Theater and Drama and Director of the Prison Creative Arts Project at the University of Michigan, shows slides of prisoners' paintings and drawings, explains how the PCAP works and describes how prison art programs change and save lives. She also performs a monologue from her one-woman play based on interviews with family members of prisoners.

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  • Animal Rights
  • Living with Compassion
    Individuals at a protest outside of Patagonia Outdoor Clothing Store in May 2016 describe ways that company can fulfill its promise to do no harm to animals or the environment. They answer questions about alternatives to leather, wool and down, and how they came to be outside the NW Portland business.

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  • The Elephant in the Room
    Concerned citizens urge Metro to end the suffering of elephants in the Portland Zoo by using money authorized in a voter-approved bond measure to build a sanctuary for the elephants.

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  • Alternative Health Care
  • Margaret Flowers: Health Care for All
    At a Portland conference in 2011, national advocate Dr. Margaret Flowers shares information on the problems created by for-profit corporations managing health care, explaining the benefits of and offering examples of single payer options.

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  • Rep. John Conyers: Single Payer Health Care
    One of America's most outspoken Congresspeople, the Michigan representative covers topics such as how President Obama approached the Health Care issue, changes since the Civil Rights Movement, and differences of opinions between Democrats and Republicans.

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  • Eating for the Planet
    Paul Shapiro of the Humane Society spoke in Portland in 2015, explaning how a vegetarian/vegan diet can help your health at the same time it helps reduce climate change.

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  • Multicultural Issues/Indigenous People
  • First Nations & Palestine: the Connection
    Kanahus Manuel, from the Secwpemc Nation in Canada, Cecilie Surasky, Deputy Director of Jewish Voice for Peace, and Dr. Michael Yellow Bird, director of Indigenous Tribal Studies at North Dakota State University, make the connection between how Palestinians and Native Americans are treated.

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  • Diversity and Thriving in Schools
    Author Sonia Nieto visited Portland and talked about her research into what makes schools and teachers thrive, including the benefits of teaching in multicultural classrooms.

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    Page added 1/17/13, last updated 5/23/17

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