Disability rights

Andrew Solomon Interview

Between Us
program date: 
Sat, 12/01/2012

Andrew Solomon has just written a book called "Far from the Tree."  In it, he looks at how a handful of ancient conditions that are part of the human condition affect children and the parents who love them.  Don Merrill talks with Andrew Solomon about why he did the book, why it seems to resonate so deeply with people and how much he had in common with the people he wrote about.

[audio-player] 52:51 minutes (48.38 MB)

Revisiting Three Strikes

program date: 
Mon, 11/26/2012

Joe Clement reads from Brent Staples's recent essay on the revision of California's Three-Strikes-and-You're Out law, which unjustly imprisoned for life many nonviolent, abused, and mentally ill and disabled people. The Three Strikes Project at Stanford Law School has been working to help those unfairly convicted and sentenced under the law. The illustration on this page is by Kevin McCloskey.

5:35 minutes (2.55 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 11/29/12

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Thu, 11/29/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Progressive talk radio from a grassroots perspective

Join co-hosts Jo Ann Hardesty and Dave Mazza as they talk with Andy Lee Roth of Project Censored about the news that mainstream media likes to supress.

Andy Lee Roth, PhD, is associate director of Project Censored and co-editor of Censored 2013: Dispatches from the Media Revolution, which includes the study on which this analysis is based.

Wednesday Talk Radio on 11/21/12

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Wed, 11/21/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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News & commentary on local, national and international issues - we invite your calls at 503-231-8187
Distorted Democracy on Wednesday Talk Radio

Join host Lisa Loving as she talks about Distorted Democracy; Big Money and Dark Money in the 2012 Elections. Lisa is joined by Evan Preston of OSPIRG, and takes listener calls.


Sounds of Awareness on 10/22/12

Sounds of Awareness
Air date: 
Mon, 10/22/2012 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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The Sub-Minimum Wage Provision

Host Paul Van Dyck discusses the sub-minimum wage provision with Mitch Pomerantz, President of the American Council of the Blind, in the second program in the series on work for people with disabilities. Paul also discusses his thoughts on 20 years of producing and hosting Sounds of Awareness.

Image of Melanie Brunson, ACB Executive Director, and Mitch Pomerantz, ACB President, reporting to the general membership in Louisville, Kentucky at the 51st Annual American Council of the Blind Conference and Convention.

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