Civil Liberties

Civil rights, etc.

Voices from the Edge on 07-01-2010

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Thu, 07/01/2010

Dave Mazza talks with Justice Betty Roberts, the first woman to serve on Oregon's supreme court, about the Kagan nominations hearings and about her newly released memoir "With Grit and By Grace."

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The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 06/29/10

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Tue, 06/29/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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This just in: up is down, in is out and black is white -- as long as you're a Republican.

With Joe on vacation, Abe checks in on the rampant denial, duplicity and hypocrisy that constitute the conservative psyche. As President Obama's Supreme Court nominee is vetted before the Senate, we learn from the GOP why Thurgood Marshall's civil rights crusade was so dangerous: he was a "judicial activist."

We also learn from our conservative brethren that the pressing American economic problem isn't unemployment, it's the deficit. So it's perfectly acceptable -- damn near required, even -- to sacrifice workers in the name of fiscal austerity.

 

Portland Police say they do not racially profile

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Evening News
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Wed, 06/23/2010

Portland Mayor Sam Adams and members of the Portland Police Gang Enforcement Team held a press conference yesterday on recent shootings in the area that they say are gang-related.
Four people have been shot in the last week, two of them killed, in what police claim is gang-related violence.
During the conference, Lieutenant Kevin Mo-Dee-Ka with the Gang Enforcement Team refuted claims that his unit engages in racial profiling.

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Voices from the Edge on 06/24/10

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Thu, 06/24/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Creating dialogue amidst the rhetoric: AmericaSpeaks' Portland Town Meeting: Our Budget, Our Economy
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Creating dialogue amidst the rhetoric: AmericaSpeaks' Portland Town Meeting: Our Budget, Our Economy

Voices from the Edge on 06/17/2010

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Thu, 06/17/2010

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Join co-hosts Jo Ann Bowman and Dave Mazza every Thursday morning as they bring you informative guests and lively discussions about the issues that are important to you and your community. Every week, Voices from the Edge provides KBOO listeners a place to engage in meaningful talk about racial disparity, government accountability, environmental justice, local and national politics, and other crucial issues of the day. Jo Ann and Dave bring you guests you won’t hear on other talk radio programs and conversation about making Oregon and the nation a better place.

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55:02 minutes (50.39 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 06/22/10

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Tue, 06/22/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Is Oregon an anti-immigrant state? A new study suggests it is.

A study commissioned by a consortium of Northwestern public radio stations says that a majority of Northwesterners -- Oregonians, Washingtonians and Idahoans, or whatever they call themselves -- agree with the anti-immigrant law passed recently in Arizona. In Oregon, that support is at 61 percent.

What does it mean? Is anti-immigrant sentiment more widespread than we thought? And what is that sentiment exactly? Fear, born of cultural ignorance? Economic anxiety? Good ol' racism? A toxic brew of all three? With Joe on vacation, Abe leads the discussion.

Oscar Grant, Police Brutality, and our Alternatives to the police

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Wed, 06/16/2010

On this program, you’ll hear from:

John Langly from the Red and Black Cooperative Café in Portland
http://redandblackcafe.com/

George Chiccariello-Maher, from Oakland and Erinn Carter, from Los Angeles. They are active in the struggle for justice for Oscar Grant.
http://www.counterpunch.org/maher02032009.html
http://bringtheruckus.org/?q=node/104
http://www.deepoakland.org/project?id=130

Sara Libby from Rose City Copwatch and the Fire Frashour Campaign.

58:03 minutes (53.16 MB)

Q Center Queer Patrol Meeting

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Evening News
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Mon, 06/21/2010

There was a Queer Patrol meeting held at the Q Center located at 4115 N. Mississippi Avenue in response to a recent number of gay bashings.  Members of the queer community and friends gathered to do something about by organinzing a Queer Patrol.  The meetings are on-going and more community support is needed to get the ball rolling and create to support that the LGBTQ community needs.  Here is a audio recording of the first meeting

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