Special edition of Stage and Studio
For the last year, Dmae Roberts has been working on a documentary about Mixed Race artists and discussions of race through the arts. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival has long been on the forefront of multicultural plays and color-blind casting.
Host Julie Bernard speaks with Jane Beebe, of the PDX Gallery, about the current exhibit there called "Kinda Like a Buffet." It's a group show featuring a variety of artists including two who are also guests on the show, Molly Vidor and Midori Hirose.
On the Thursday, July 3, Recovey Zone, host Stephanie Potter and KBOO listeners spoke with Les Knight about a radical solution to the problems of planet Earth. Knight is a Portland resident who serves as an international spokesperson for VHEMT -- the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement. He uses logic and humor to argue for the end of the human race. (Music by Kevin McLeod.)
The prosecution throws up new obstacles in the case of eight former members of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense. Jailed defendants Jalil Muntaquin and Herman Bell are delayed in their return to New York for a parole hearing.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the prisoners in Guantanamo had the right to a hearing in Federal court. this was one of the most important Human Rights cases ruled on by the court in decades. Twice the Bush Administration and the Congress had tried to put these prisoners outside the reach of the courts.