On the Jan 15 Radiozine, KBOO hosts a two part program on the crisis in Gaza. First, a debate on the role of Israel in the crisis. Then, an update on what's happening there. This is part one. Bob Horenstein, the Communications Director of the Jewish Federation of Portland voices his support of the current Israel invasion of the Gaza strip. He is opposed by Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh, a former Yale University Professor, currently at Bethlehem University, and author of the book, Sharing the Land of Canaan.
Host Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews Siddharth Kara author of the new book
Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery. His book chronicles his
travels around the globe to investigate the business of sex slavery in the world today.
He brings us the stories of escaped slaves from Nepal to Albania and he details the
economics of one of the most profitable businesses in history.
Learn how the policies of the United States and the International Monetary Fund in the past
two decades have led to an unprecedented
increase in the trafficking of girls and young women.
Kara performed a detailed examination of the
economics of sex slavery in each country he visited and
has developed a strategy to end it in a new brand of Abolitionist
movement. He is on the Board of Directors of Free The Slaves,
a Washington D. C. based organization dedicated to ending slavery
world wide. The United States Senate designated January IIth
Human Trafficking Awareness Day. The organization Soroptimists International
are sponsoring legislation to advance the struggle against slavery
here in the United States
- Title: Siddharth Kara: author of Sex Trafficking: Inside The Business of Modern Slavery
- Date: January 13th, 2008
- Genre: Public Affairs
- Year: 2008
- Producer: Linda Olson-Osterlund
- Length: 29:04 minutes (13.31 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 64Kbps (CBR)
Drills are endangered primates living in Nigeria and Cameroon in West Africa. Two Portlanders have spent the last twenty years there trying to save this species, and they've had some success. Liza Gadsby is interviewed by KBOO's Bruce Silverman.
Host Michelle Shroeder Fletcher speaks with Steven Johnson, author of The Invention of Air, a book of world-changing ideas and a a story of genius and violence and friendship. It is the story of Joseph Priestley—scientist and theologian, protégé of Benjamin Franklin, friend of Thomas Jefferson—an eighteenth-century radical thinker who played pivotal roles in the invention of ecosystem science, the discovery of oxygen, the founding of the Unitarian Church, and the intellectual development of the United States.
Dave Mazza interviews Leuren Moret, geoscientist and international expert on depleted uranium, who speaks at the Friends Meeting House on Sunday, January 11th.
The horrors of war don't end when the last gun falls silent. Unexploded shells, landmines, and other wartime hazards continue to take lives long after hostilities cease. Depleted uranium - or "DU" - one of the lesser know of these hazards, is spreading disease and death well beyond the battlefields on which it was once deployed. Originally viewed as a waste product in the production of fissionable nuclear material, depleted uranium was found to be effective in the manufacture of armor piercing projectiles and bombs. DU armaments are in use by the United States, Russia and several other nations. The U.S. has used DU armaments in the First Gulf War, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq. Israel has received DU armaments from the United States and reportedly have used them in the current hostilities in Gaza.
There is a growing scientific debate over the health impacts of residue from expended DU weapons. Increased rates in diabetes, neurological disorders and birth defects have been found where such weapons have been used. Other researchers point to evidence that DU residue introduced into the environment is spreading, contaminating skies, waterways and soil thousands of miles from the scenes of conflict.
Dave Mazza speaks with Leuren Moret, an international researcher on the impacts of DU. Leuren recently reported on the increased risk of infertility and reproductive cancers from DU exposure in Namaste Magazine.
- Title: The Narcotic Farm: The Rise and Fall of America's First Prison for Drug Addicts
- Length: 26:42 minutes (24.44 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
Diane Wilson talks with host Marianne Barisonek about her book "Holy Roller: Growing Up in the Church of Knock Down, Drag Out; or, How I Quit Loving a Blue-Eyed Jesus"
- Title: Diane Wilson Interview
- Length: 27:36 minutes (25.27 MB)
- Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)