Here's an idea, Mr. President: try governing the way you campaigned. Or just try governing, period.
What's a progressive to do these days? A federal court has declared the "individual mandate" provision of the health care bill to be unconstitutional, making it nearly inevitable that the case will find its way to the Supreme Court. Hmm, what sort of provision might have avoided precisely this outcome? A public option, perhaps?
On Stage & Studio 8/16 11am on KBOO 90.7 FM, writer/artist S. Renee Mitchell talks about the Natural and Proud People Inspiration project, a celebration of natural African-American hair. Mitchell also runs Twysted Healing Systahs, an organization that empowers women of color. And Dmae remembers Carolyn Holzman, a beloved Portland theatre artist and teacher.
We bring you an update on the historic California Prison Hunger Strike. We interview prison activist Sam Paige, and Betty, whos husband is currently in the Security Housing Unit of the Pelican Bay .State Prison in Crescent City, California.
How seriously will the Feds look at police practices?
The U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division is beginning an investigation into the policies and practices of the Portland Police Bureau to determine whether officers routinely use excessive force to violate Portlanders' civil rights. Community leaders who have been calling for such an investigation were finally joined in their request by Mayor Sam Adams and Commissioner Dan Saltzman following the January 2010 police killing of Aaron Campbell. While the DOJ determined no federal law had been violated in the Campbell case, the agency did feel a review of bureau policies and practices are needed.
DIY meets gang violence reduction: Connected gathers at Holladay Park at the Lloyd Center Mall every Friday afternoon to make connections with youth in one of the hottest of Portland's 'hotspots'. Lisa Loving's guests are Sam Sachs and beloved youth violence prevention expert John Canda.
Jay Scroggin the Executive Director of the Oregon Board of Parole & Post Prison Supervision addresses issues such as the Parole Board's authority, psychological evaluations, and the role family and supporters can play in helping inmates obtain release and more importantly, remain released.
Farewell, American democracy. We hardly knew ye. Abe dicusses the latest in the debt ceiling debacle
The triumph of the ruling class is at hand. With a vote in Washington looming, the America in which we have all grown up is primed for sacrifice on the altar of tax cuts and deficit reduction. Congressional Republicans threatened to blow up the global economy unless they got exactly what they wanted -- and the president gave it to them. Our political system is wholly, finally, broken.