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.
George Bush has told the Democrats in Congress to support ending the 27 -year moratorium on offshore drilling, including the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Bush is trying to get the moratorium overturned before Congress adjourns for the July fourth holiday.KBOO's Crystal Leighty interviewed environmental consultant Javier Sierra on what overturning the moratorium would mean.