African American Issues

Bread and Roses on 08/16/13

Program: 
Bread and Roses
Air date: 
Fri, 08/16/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Let's talk about Race! Middle School Students Record their own Stories of Race

One teacher is using the power of audio storytelling to encourage courageous conversations around race with her students.

Barb Stonecypher has been an educator since 1995. She has been concentrating on equity and on understanding what equity means in her life while trying to apply it in her classroom. She says: “The success of my students have been the focus of my whole career.” Barb invited me to her classroom to teach audio storytellling to her students so they could record and edit their own story around race, racism and racial discrimination. This Friday, we will play the audio pieces produced by Barb's students and she will be live, in the studio, to discuss her dedication to equity.

 

Hosted and Produced by Delphine Criscenzo

Alternative Radio on 08/20/13

Program: 
Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Tue, 08/20/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historic speech "Beyond Vietnam"

Martin Luther King, Jr - Beyond Vietnam (lecture)

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, Nobel Peace Prize winner, is one of the 20th century's most enduring figures. He advocated and practiced civil disobedience and non-violence. He said, "Christ gave us the goals and Mahatma Gandhi the tactics." He rose to national prominence during the epic Montgomery bus boycott and then went on to spearhead a movement which ended juridical apartheid in the U.S.

Voices from the Edge on 08/15/13

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Thu, 08/15/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Interview with Alexander Villarreal about child exploitation
Interview with Alexander Villarreal about child exploitation

The state found me on the streets alone when I was two years old. I had lice, was suffering from malnutrition, and cigarette burns covered my body. While in the foster care system, I went through seven foster homes in which I continued to endure abuse. When I was four, a loving family adopted me. Because of my abuse, I had severe scarring all over my body, and my adoptive parents had to put vitamin E oil on me each night before I went to bed. As I got older, the state provided information regarding my abusive family history, but by that time my heart was hardened and guarded. When I became a teen, my parents were unable to emotionally reach me. They sent me to boarding school, but I left and ended up on the streets.

Political Perspectives on 08/09/13

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Fri, 08/09/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Angela Davis on "Feminism and Abolition: Theories and Practices for the 21st Century"

Angela Davis is distinguished professor emerita in the History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies departments at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She speaks about feminism, racial inequality, social change, identity and the violence of US culture necessary to perpetuate class and capital's hegemony. She addresses the campaign to eliminate the incarceration industry that promotes repression over restorative justice and speaks of the deinstitutionalization model that has seen success in other areas. She celebrates the peoples campaign and victory that challenged government repression and resulted in her exoneration from trumped up murder charges.

South African politics and the legacy of the war against apartheid

program date: 
Mon, 08/05/2013

Jan Haaken and Alan Wieder talk about South African politics and his recent tour there promoting his book "Ruth First and Joe Slovo: the war against apartheid". Jan asks Alan how he took it upon himself to tell the story of a contested history of political struggle. He talks about how the socialist revolution in South Africa, supported by the Soviet Union, never really turned into a socialist revolution; how after the fall of apartheid that the capitalist state reproduced itself; and Nelson Mandela's political historical significance.

11:41 minutes (10.7 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour August 5th 2013

program date: 
Mon, 08/05/2013

Joe Clement hosts this Old Mole and hear:

57:24 minutes (52.55 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour on 08/05/13

Air date: 
Mon, 08/05/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Capital Social Relations and "economic man", South African politics, anarchist organizing

Joe Clement hosts this episode and we hear:

It Takes A Village on 08/02/13

Program: 
It Takes A Village
Air date: 
Fri, 08/02/2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Special Interview/Call-in with rev.Dr. Leroy Haynes Jr.

Shaheed Haamid hosts a special interview and call-in with Rev. Dr. Leroy Haynes Jr. of the Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Justice and Police Reform on police accountability, the recent Supreme Court Decision on Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, and plans for the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington which occurred on August 28th, 1963.  

Bread and Roses on 08/02/13

Program: 
Bread and Roses
Air date: 
Fri, 08/02/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Racial Harassment of African American men in Portland? It Happens Everyday!

Listen as we engage in a conversation about the racial harassment African American men in our community are faced with daily. The Trayvon Martin murder and the acquittal of his murderer have triggered a national conversation about racial profiling and the living legacy of racism in the US. Black men are incessantly stereotyped and harassed for who they are and what they have come to represent in our society. Listen to hear first hand accounts of racial harassments affecting Portland African American men and listeners contributions, sharing how to shift this reality. We engaged in a conversation with community activists Mustafah Coleman, Zoe Pilliafas, Mandela, Keisha Edwards and her son Aaron Edwards.

Hosted and Produced by Delphine Criscenzo

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