Civil Liberties

More Talk Radio on 05/30/11

More Talk Radio
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Mon, 05/30/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The Rights of The Earth; Guest Cormac Cullinan,author of Wild Law

Maybe You’ve heard about it, The movement to establish the Rights of Mother Earth. Are you on board with it or do you wonder what the heck it really means?

Either way, I’ve got the show for you. This coming Monday morning . I’m Linda Olson-Osterlund and my guest will be author of  Wild Law, Cormac Cullinan. We invite you to call in and Give a voice to you comments questions. 

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 05/30/11

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Mon, 05/30/2011 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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The Freedom Rides 50th Anniversary

Both Air Cascadia and Locus Focus are off for the holiday.

Instead we'll hear a special program from the Pacifica Radio Archives celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Freedom Rides that began in May of 1961. This program features the 1961 interview with James Farmer, co-founder of the Congress On Racial Equality C.O.R.E. and Mathew Jones a field secretary for the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee.

Political Perspectives on 06/01/11

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Wed, 06/01/2011 - 9:30am - 10:00am
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Supreme Court California Prison Ruling

Carlos Chavez interviews Ed Mead, director of Prison Focus Magazine. They discuss last week's Supreme Court ruling on California Prisons. On Monday May 23rd the Supreme Court ordered the state of California to reduce its prison population by more than 30,000 inmates to correct deadly lapses in medical care. Justice Anthony Kennedy said that, "the state had little choice but to reduce its inmate population because of squalid conditions of the prison system, which violates the Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment."

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WikiLeaks & Guantanamo; What Can We Learn?

A Deeper Look
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Thu, 05/26/2011

Guest: Andy Worthington; WikiLeaks media partner and author of The Guantanamo Files: The Stories Of The 774 Detainee's Locked In America's Illegal Prison.
On April 24th WikiLeaks released thousands of pages of classified military documents from Guantanamo. What can we learn from them and what difference do they make in the fight to close the prison? Listen to hear Andy Worthington talk about these documents he helped release.

30:15 minutes (27.69 MB)

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 05/26/11

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Thu, 05/26/2011 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Community Spotlight: BaseRoots Theatre Company and VOX

TONIGHT is a special Community Spotlight featuring our friends from BaseRoots Theatre Company, Bobby Bermea & Anya Pearson and from VOX, Eric Hull.

Hear them share their experiences during the collaboration of "My Soul Grown Deep", premiering tonight at 7 pm!

Artistic Director, Bobby Bermea, describes the performance event well:

Will Oregon be first to end prohibition of cannabis?

Recovery Zone
program date: 
Wed, 05/25/2011

 Host Stephanie Potter speaks Paul Stanford and Jennifer Alexander who are working to put the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act 2012 on the November, 2012 ballot. If passed this initiative would legalize the purchase of marijuana (through state licensed stores), license Oregon farmers to grow marijuana for state-licensed stores, and permit adults to grow their own. The act would also allow unlicensed Oregon farmers to grow cannabis hemp for fuel, fiber and food.

25:57 minutes (11.88 MB)

The 11th annual Village Building Convergence!

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Tue, 05/24/2011

 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

57:07 minutes (26.15 MB)

Robert Whitaker on the astonishing rise of mental illness in America

More Talk Radio
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Mon, 05/09/2011

 Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Robert Whitaker, author of Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in AmericaRobert Whitaker probed into clinical studies in prestigious scientific journals, some dating back more than 50 years. He noticed a shocking anomaly. Psychiatric drugs have repeatedly been shown to worsen mental illness, to say nothing of the risks of liver damage, weight gain, elevated cholesterol and blood sugar, and reduced cognitive function they entail.

38:28 minutes (17.61 MB)

Voices from the Edge 05-19-11 How well do we support those with mental illness?

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Thu, 05/19/2011

How well do we support those with mental illness?

An estimated 137,000 Oregonians suffer from serious mental illness and nearly 39,000 children live with serious mental health conditions. How well do we support these individuals and their families?

Oregon's public mental health system provides services to only 43 percent of adults who live with serious mental illnesses, spending only $117 per capita or 2.1 percent of total state spending. With the legislature struggling with budget cuts, how will mental health services fare?

55:48 minutes (51.09 MB)

Rural Organizing Project in Bend

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Wed, 05/18/2011

The Rural Organizing Project held its annual rural caucus on May 7th, in Bend Oregon.  On ths episode of Circle A Radio, we will listen to speeches from the event, hear participants in the march on Representative Greg Walden’s office, and talk to individual members of Rural Organizing Project about building community, and organizing.

58:43 minutes (53.76 MB)
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