Muslim–Bashing; Does it Win Elections? Interview;Stephan Salisbury
Muslim–Bashing: For the right wing it’s "How to win an election without even trying".
Or is it? Stephan Salisbury, cultural writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer took a close look at the 2010 elections. He is the author of the book Mohamed's Ghosts: An American Story of Love and Fear in the Homeland. You’ll be surprised at what he found. Tune in to learn about the limits of Muslim-Bashing ten years after 911 and what it might mean for 2012 presidential race.
Commissioner Amanda Fritz and the Office of Equity
Host Lisa Loving speaks with Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz and two community members about Portland's Office of Equity. There will be a public hearing before Council on the Office of Equity on Wednesday, August 31 at 6 p.m. in City Hall.
Host Ashley Thirstrup interviews Ted Rutherford from the Texas Association Against Sexual Violence about his work as the Youth Outreach Specialist. He provides training and technical assistance to participants in the Texas PEACE Project, a program to engage and support youth activists and their adult allies who are working for equality and social change to prevent sexual and dating violence.
More information about the project can be found here, including how to get a similar project started in your area!
Host Cecil Prescod speaks with Tyrone Waters, African American, native Portlander, and a certified life coach. Waters has written about his own negative encounters with members of the Portland Police Force. He will talk about his ideas on how to improve interactions between the police and citizens with mental illness.
Perspective checked! Ani & Lyn explore the importance of travel.
What did you do on your summer vacation? Ani accompanied her partner to Buenos Aires, Argentina, for a little medical tourism. She wandered a city rich in street art and protests, and is left with the nagging question, "What can we do to bring people in the US out of alienation and apathy?"