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"The story of demagogues is as old as civilization. They have risen and fallen like the tides, always leaving in their wake misery, destruction and death. They exploit the frustrations and anger generated by a decayed society. They make fantastic promises they never keep. They demonize the vulnerable as scapegoats. They preach hatred and violence. They demand godlike worship. They consume those they rule." ~ Chris Hedges

​"If ever the time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin." ~ Samuel Adams, revolutionary (1722-1803) 
"Durst Case Scenario"
Comedy Show Fundraiser for KPOV
​Support KPOV, High Desert Community Radio and have a great time doing it! From KPOV:

The Hilarious Will Durst Coming to Bend May 19 in a Benefit for KPOV!

Yes, KPOV is bringing the hilarious political comic Will Durst back to Bend for the smartest side-splitting evening will you ever experience. You’re welcome.

The show is this Saturday, May 19 at 7:00 p.m. at The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon, 61980 Skyline Ranch Road, Bend. Tickets on sale now, at this link.

“The Durst Case Scenario” is playful and ludicrous and whimsical and droll and silly and serious and sarcastic, mischievous, incisive, trenchant, profound, and chock full of jokes. Many funny ones. A unique theatrical event delivered with stand- up timing and not less than a modicum of poetry.

In this lightning- paced 85-minute comedic tour-de-force, Will Durst analyzes where we are, how we got here and what destinations lie ahead. He chronicles the fear, the danger and all the wacky zany antics, palace intrigues, and pitfalls of polarization threatening our country and civilization in this, The New Abnormal.

Ably assisted by his trusty overhead projector and blessed with an extraordinary talent to engage his audiences with his hysterical observations and righteous exasperation, Durst mocks & scoffs & taunts in segments such as Trumpapalooza, the Bright Sides of Donald J. Trump’s Presidency, the Symptoms of PTSD & Mike Pence is the Product of Reverse Taxidermy.

Will Durst’s performances are brought to you by the 1st Amendment to the US Constitution. See this show before this sort of thing becomes illegal.

KPOV Thanks our amazing sponsors:

Contributing Sponsors:

Riverhouse on the Deschutes
Dogs Ltd. & Training
Moonfire and Sun Garden Center
Coldwell Banker Morris Real Estate, Joseph "JJ" Jones
JB Body & Paint
Active Life Tai Chi
El Sancho
Active Print

Associate Sponsors:

5 Fusion and Sushi Bar
Brinich and Bertalan
Ellen Golodner
Flyfisher’s Place
Jackson’s Corner
Primal Cuts Meat Market
The Vocal Seniority

Wear Orange Event for
National Gun Violence Awareness Day

What: Wear Orange Event for National Gun Violence Awareness Day
When: Saturday, June 2, 2018; 1 - 3 pm
Where: Troy Field, 51 NW Louisiana Avenue, (downtown Bend across from McMenamins)

On Saturday, June 2nd, Bend will join communities across the nation and wear orange to honor those who have lost their lives to gun violence. 
Come meet survivors, community leaders, students, teachers, elected leaders, parents and kids in Central Oregon as we join together to honor victims and demand a future free from gun violence.
This local event at Troy Field in downtown Bend is an opportunity to learn the latest information about how we can improve gun safety in Oregon.  
The event is family friendly with orange popsicles, balloons and crafts! Free gun locks are available along with literature on gun safety.

“Wear Orange-Popsicles in The Park” is  Saturday, June 2nd from 1-3 pm at Troy Field , 51 NW Louisiana Ave) in downtown Bend.
RSVP:  http://bit.ly/2rA0lhg     
TEXT: ORANGE to 644-33
Sponsored by Moms Demand Action for Common Gun Sense in America

Action Alert!

What:  #ResistTrumpTuesday
Where:   Peace Corner (Wall & Greenwood)
When: Tuesday, May 22, 11:30-12:30

This week's theme TBD

Important Reminder: 

These are especially volatile times. Sometimes people engage in inexplicable acts, from the simply rude to the dangerous. Standing on the street corner and loudly protesting Trump and Walden’s unconscionable agenda is our right and, in fact, our duty. But it always carries some element of risk. If you did not attend our “Know Your Rights!” workshop in May, we encourage you to watch it (see below).

We may be an unruly lot at times, but we must remain a peaceful one. Please DO NOT ENGAGE with any counter-protesters that may be present. There’s plenty of room for all.

That said, bring your signs! Bring your voices! Bring your friends! Vive la résistance!