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Madness Radio on 05/04/15

Program: 
Madness Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 05/04/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Voices and Visions from Outside Mental Health

Deaf Activists Fight Government Interference in India

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 04/30/2015
In the nation of India, deaf activists are organizing to challenge the discrimination they face. In March, a deaf teenager was raped and killed, and just this week, a deaf child was badly beaten by a teacher in India for failing to understand an assignment. KBOO’s Sarika Mehta produced this report about the situation in India for deaf people:
 
The full version of this story aired on KBOO’s Political Perspectives last week. You can find it here.
7:55 minutes (7.24 MB)

Health Disparities for Pacific Islanders in Oregon

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 04/30/2015
A new report by Multnomah County reveals a staggering health disparity for Pacific Islanders in Oregon. Oregon has the fifth largest population of Pacific Islanders in the country, but some are barred from receiving Medicaid. And those who are eligible often still can’t afford it. The US has a checkered history with Pacific Island nations, and those communities in general fly under the public radar. Alan Montesillo spoke with Kristina Narayan, who is a policy associate at the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon. She explained the history behind the US relationship with Pacific Islands, and what is blocking them from getting healthcare today. 
5:15 minutes (4.8 MB)

Oregon Senate Hears Testimony on Right to Rest

program: 
News In Depth
program date: 
Thu, 03/12/2015
Today, the Oregon Senate Committee on Human Services and Early Childhood held a public hearing on the Right to Rest bill, which would override local bans on camping, sleeping on sidewalks, and sleeping in cars by people experiencing homelessness.
20:09 minutes (18.45 MB)

Madness Radio on 03/02/15

Program: 
Madness Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 03/02/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Voices and Visions from Outside Mental Health

Madness Radio on 02/02/15

Program: 
Madness Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 02/02/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Voices and Visions from Outside Mental Health
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