Host Wendy Webb speaks with local filmmaker Jan Haaken, professor of psychology at PSU, about her new film, "Guilty Except For Insanity," which tells the stories of patients living in the Salem State Hospital. The film illustrates a broken American system in which some people have to commit crimes to get psychiatric help. The film portrays the deeply human dilemmas behind media images of the criminally insane, and probes the consequences of the American medical management of madness.
New York Times health editor, Barbara Strauch, discusses her new book The Secret Life of the Grown-Up Brain: The Surprising Talents of the Middle-Aged Mind. She shares research on how our brains improve as we age, and what we can do to maintain optimal brain function into old age.
Tune in to the Digital Divide this Friday, June 11, 2010. Dave DeAngeles speaks with Shahid Buttar of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee regarding the ever increasing domestic surveillance techniques. How far are we willing to allow the government to document all of our movements and conversations in exchange for percieved security. Do full body scanners in Airports cross the line in regard to invading our personal privacy.
The proliferation of surveillance and profiling programs, and the growing bed bug epidemic in Oregon
Dave DeAngelis interviews Executive Director of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, Shahid Buttar about the proliferation of domestic surveillance and profiling programs since Sept. 11, 2001. We'll discuss how our civil liberties have been eroded, and actions you can take to stem the tide of the ever-expanding surveillance state.
Jo Ann & Dave discuss police accountability, and the U.S. Supreme Court's June 1 decision regarding Miranda rights. Open lines.
About the program…
Join co-hosts Jo Ann Bowman and Dave Mazza every Thursday morning as they bring you informative guests and lively discussions about the issues that are important to you and your community. Every week, Voices from the Edge provides KBOO listeners a place to engage in meaningful talk about racial disparity, government accountability, environmental justice, local and national politics, and other crucial issues of the day. Jo Ann and Dave bring you guests you won’t hear on other talk radio programs and conversation about making Oregon and the nation a better place.
Solomon Barr, host of the program, introduced us to the Oral History Projects. Students in this class did interviews with Portlanders, and then edited the interviews, wrote and recorded the scripts, and put the show together. Briana interviewed Lisa Loving, Dorian interviewed Apricot Irving, Erin interviewed Elodie Massa Allen, and Willie interviewed Yesenia Gutierrez. We also have audio from another Roosevelt Program: Deep Roots. This is a class where students write lyrics and partner with local musicians to put music to those lyrics. There is also a strong Civil Rights component to the program. The class took a trip to Georgia and Alabama to learn more about the Civil Rights Struggle, and the relationship of the struggle with song.