Civil Liberties

Civil rights, etc.

We The People - Black Box Tale Part 1

program date: 
Wed, 10/22/2008

A fanciful, non-partisan radio play depicting four believable, if exaggerated characters carrying out a nationwide strategy to throw the US elections in 2012.  Using real news clips, interviews, and informational resources, We The People presents you with an image of the motivations and the tactics which could be present in any democracy where the citizens have forgotten their duty to protect the process.

Suitable for the entire family. 

Part 1: 27 Min

27:27 minutes (25.14 MB)

Alternatives to Detention

Prison Pipeline
program date: 
Sun, 10/19/2008

Ruth Kovacs presented another report from CR10 - the gathering of more than 3000 folks who support strategy to abolish the Prison Industrial Complex.  She attended a workshop concerning alternatives to detention/incarceration.  We also heard an update on Mumia Abu-Jamal.

29:24 minutes (26.93 MB)

Alternative Radio on 10/22/08

Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Wed, 10/22/2008 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Alternative Radio host David Barsamian interviews Noam Chomsky about Wars, Bailouts & Elections.

Noam Chomsky, internationally renowned MIT professor, practically invented modern linguistics. In addition to his pioneering work in that field he has been a leading voice for peace and social justice. He is in huge demand as a public speaker all over the world. The New York Times calls him, "a global phenomenon, perhaps the most widely
read voice on foreign policy on the planet." Author of scores of books, his latest are "The Essential Chomsky" and "What We Say Goes."

Radiozine on 10/22/08

Air date: 
Wed, 10/22/2008 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Host Linda Olson Osterlund interviews Andy Worthington, author of The Guantanamo Files: The Stories of the 759 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison.   

More from BHL

 Bernard-Henri Levy, who appeared a few weeks back on the show, sat down recently with's Beth Arnold.

He's the same guy who appeared on the show -- haughty, grandiose, and quite entertaining.



 As Election Day approaches, and as an Obama victory looks more probable, the McCain campaign is serving as the focus of an untrammeled and vitriolic collective id. Lots of these people are just scared shitless that a black man might sit in the White House.

Interview: Frederick Lane on the Supreme Court and the Election

program date: 
Wed, 10/15/2008

Frederick Lane, author of the book The Court and the Cross: The Religious Right's Crusade to Reshape the Supreme Court, and host Linda Olson-Osterlund discuss the November election, Sarah Palin and the effect the outcome of the election will have on America's future. For more go to



29:04 minutes (26.62 MB)

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 10/15/2008

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the 'money, power and respect' show...  talking about the connections between this current political/'electoral' process and race and class...  plus, some music by gamble & huff, and others!!!

Njoki Njehu on Locus Focus

Locus Focus
program date: 
Tue, 10/14/2008

 Host Per Fagereng interviews Njoki Njehu from Africa Jubilee South about the current financial meltdown and bail-out, propagated by rich people at the expense of the entire world's poor.

55:06 minutes (25.23 MB)

Joe & Abe - Oct 14

program date: 
Mon, 10/13/2008

 Hosts Abe Proctor and Joe Uris cuss and discuss the latest election news and coverage, including a run-down of the various Oregon Ballot Measures.  The cops are tracking your car's location with high tech cameras that log when and where your license plates appear.  Be aware!!!

55:22 minutes (25.35 MB)
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