Whenever we envision a world without war, prisons, or capitalism, we are producing speculative fic-tion. Organizers and activists envision, and try to create, such worlds all the time. Walidah Imarisha and adrienne maree brown have brought 20 of them together in the first anthology of short stories to explore the connections between radical speculative fiction and movements for social change. These visionary tales span genres, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, magical realism, but all are united by an attempt to inject a healthy dose of imagination and innovation into our political practice and to try on new ways of understanding ourselves, the world around us, and all the selves and worlds that could be.
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Host Paul Roland speaks again with cutting-edge climate journalist Robert Hunziker from Los Angeles. They will discuss the Children's Trust lawsuit and critical information that has come to light in the discovery process; Pope Francis' upcoming address to the U.S. 56:15 minutes (77.25 MB)
Jan Haaken talks with Katie Gentile about the controversy over Planned Parenthood clinics and the sale of fetal tissue and and what this controversy really is all about. Gentile is professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Gender Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and has written extensively on the new world of reproductive technologies. 11:12 minutes (4.49 MB)
KBOO's Sam Bouman speaks with Maxine Fookson of Jewish Voices for Peace-PDX about the Iran deal, the role of the Israeli lobby in Congressional opposition to the deal, and an upcoming rally at Pioneer Square in Portland this Saturday at noon.
The rally was organized by Jewish Voices for Peace-PDX, American Iranian Friendship Council-PDX, Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights, Friends of Sabeel North America, and Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility.
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The town of Banks, Oregon, located in western Washington County northwest of Hillsboro, recently implemented water use restrictions on businesses, partly in response to drought conditions across the state.
For more on Oregon’s driest year in decades and government responses to it, KBOO’s Sam Bouman has this report.
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Jan Haaken and Tod Sloan discuss Phillip Zimbardo’s famous Stanford Prison Experiment, in which participants played the roles of guards and prisoners. The inspiration for several films, the study is usually remembered as showing that normal people can quickly become sadistic in contexts that invite such behavior. But Jan and Tod point out that this downplays evidence of prisoner resistance and ignores several features of the context of the study itself. images from imdb.com & memecollection.net 10:57 minutes (5.02 MB)