6 pm tonight, January 4th 2015

We are covering the topic of propaganda for our first show of the winter broadcast season.  As usual, Jim will have some great stories, graphics and videos with co-host Anitra and all of the great TV Set crew.  Tune in to Portland’s Comcast cable channel 11 at 6:00 p.m.


links and info for october 19 show

Measure 90


Measure 91

links for october 5, 2014 show

For more information from tonight’s discussion, or to get involved, check out the following:

Bikes for Humanity PDX. A local, public charity project providing affordable refurbished bicycles to riders of all economic backgrounds.

Community Cycling Center. A local, nonprofit organization dedicated to broadening access to bicycling and its benefits.

Growing Gardens. Helps people grow their own food in Portland, Oregon by building organic Home Gardens in urban backyards and schools. Their Youth Grow school garden clubs create future veggie eaters and cultivators. Their Learn & Grow classes cover cooking, preserving & more.

Energy Trust of Oregon. An independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping utility customers benefit from saving energy and generating renewable power.

And don’t forget to check out our show’s Fall Schedule.

links for june 15, 2014 show

Here is some additional media on the topics of net neutrality; media monopoly; community broadband; and related issues. Check our previous post for video introductions to tonight’s guests, Ward Cunningham and Russell Senior.

Free Press web page where you can submit your comments to the FCC on net neutrality and the future of the internet.  Bonus: they have embedded the Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) segment on net neutrality.

The First Honest Cable Company:


Video on micro-trenching competition Google hosted.

Connect Us Movie website.  A film project:

We’re making this movie about the awesome range of lifestyles made possible through the web, so if you’re able to live in a camper or a submarine or in whatever makes you happy because of the internet, let us know!

Personal Telco YouTube videos.

MuniNetworks interactive community network map.

More on MuniNetworks.org

At MuniNetworks.org, we provide resources for those joining the movement to build broadband networks that are directly accountable to the communities they serve. Case studies, fact sheets, and video are some of the media we offer to help leaders make decisions about community owned networks.

How Chattanooga, Bristol, and Lafayette Built the Best Broadband in America

Small Alberta town gets massive 1,000 Mbps broadband boost



tonight’s show, June 15

We are ending the season tonight with some great guests to help us navigate the topic of net neutrality and related telecom/internet issues, including possible solutions to the current monopoly and high cost of internet access: Ward Cunningham, inventor of the Wiki, and Russell Senior of the Personal Telco project.  Here are some videos by way of introduction.  Tune in for the live broadcast at 6 pm, cable channel 11.

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/62912592″>The Personal Telco Project</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user1002256″>William Hyler</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

tonight’s show

Tonight’s show, airing live at 6pm Portland cable channel 11, will be a discussion of the stories emanating from the documents Edward Snowden liberated for the public’s benefit; what we do with all this information; and what actions we can take about the massive surveillance state now in view.