The Beloved Community:Where's [Peter] Waldo? 
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The Beloved Community  Where's [Peter] Waldo?  A conversation with radio host, Paul Roland, about the Waldensians and Activism 
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John Shuck  Monthly Program  For non-profit use only. 
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Paul Roland is a radio host for a politically oriented talk show in Portland. After studying philosophy at Wesleyan University (CT), he made his way to the West Coast in 1985, ending up in Portland.

Paul got involved with Earth First! and the forest protection movement and was one of the early tree-sitters at Breitenbush in November 1986. He also was an activist in solidarity with Native fishing rights and culture, supporting the work of the Columbia River Defense Project. He was part of the Alliance newspaper collective from 1986 until the early 90s as it established itself as an important local and bioregional publication, with (for a time) editions in Portland, Salem/Corvallis, Eugene and Olympia.

Paul also worked for several years with Sunflower Recycling Cooperative, which was the first residential and office pick-up recycler in the Northwest and perhaps the nation and helped push for city-wide recycling.

In the early 90s Paul helped co-found both the Cascadia Forest Alliance, a local forest protection group, and the sacred Earth Coalition, an indigenous-led group working on sacred sites protection in NW Oregon. He moved to Italy in 1996 where he managed his familys chestnut farm for 14 years.

Paul came back to Portland in 2012 and began his weekly radio show.

Paul speaks with me today about the Waldensians, a religious group that resisted the Roman Catholic hegemony in the 12th and 13th cenuries and prefigured the Protestant Reformation. Paul's ancestry is connected with the Waldensians and he discovered through his research that he shares many of this movement's values even as he does not describe himself as religious. We discuss the significance of our ancestral past as potential resources for activism.  
Paul Roland, activist 
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**Note: This program used the KBOO calls at the beginning, the close, and during the interview.**   
Topics
Politics and Activism | Society and Culture | History | Environmental Activism | Europe | France | Italy | Religion in Society | Christianity  
 
 
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View Script  KBOO Portland  07-15-2017  English 
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