With corporate money at the wheel, whither then for the progressive?
As the populist wave that swept President Obama into office gives way to Business as Usual, Americans are waking up to the realities of life in a plutocracy. Both Frank Rich in the New York Times and Chris Hedges on Alternet reflect on this point in grand fashion. Rich, in a column titled "Who Will Stand Up to the Superrich?" writes that the issue is "issue is whether the country can afford the systemic damage being done by the ever-growing income inequality between the wealthiest Americans and everyone else, whether poor, middle class or even rich."
On January 29th of 2010 Aaron Campbell was shot in the back and killed by Portland Police Officer Ronald Frashour. Less then two weeks later the grand jury decided there was no wrongdoing on the part of the officer that killed Campbell. Now, family members and the community are asking that the Portland Police be held accountable for the shooting of Aaron Campbell and other victims of police violence. Tonight on Circle A Radio we speak with Cathrine and Rassan, members of the Fire Frashour Campaign, who are asking for the permanent firing of Officer Frashour and other Killer Cops.
A celebration of civil rights: Susan Banyas and The Hillsboro Story
Two months after the historic Brown v. Board of Education decision legally ending school segregation, the county engineer of Hillsboro, Ohio - a white man determined to force integration in the segregated town - set fire to Lincoln School, the town's "colored" elementary school. The two-year protest lead by five African American mothers to carry forward the struggle sparked by that fire drew the NAACP's Thurgood Marshall and led to Clemons v. Board of Education the first test case for Brown in the North.
Guantanamo's Kangaroo Court and Trial of Omar Khadr
Guantanamo's Kangaroo Court and Trial of Omar Khadr: Interview with Dennis Edney, Khadr's Canadian attorney. Last week the tribunal at Guantanamo tried and convicted in a plea agreement Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen who was only fifteen years old when captured after a fire fight in Afghanistan. This was the first trial of a child soldier for war crimes since WWII and it happened in a court that is not recognized by international law. Khadr's attorney will join host Linda Olson-Osterlund to talk about his clients plea agreement. The Pentagon says Khadr is a dangerous terrorist. Tune in to hear the other side of the story.
What were voters thinking? Jo Ann and Dave sort through the midterm election rubble to find out!
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