Human rights

Ray McGovern: "Obama's Timidity and Deaths at Sea"

program: 
Fight the Empire
program date: 
Thu, 06/03/2010

Host Per Fagereng discusses the Israeli commando attack on the Gaza aid flotilla and other issues with Ray McGovern, retired CIA officer turned political activist.

28:38 minutes (26.21 MB)

A Deeper Look on 06/10/10

Program: 
A Deeper Look
Air date: 
Thu, 06/10/2010 - 9:30am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Solitary Confinement in the U.S. and the Angola 3, 38 Years and Counting!

Solitary Confinement in the U.S. and the Angola 3, 38 Years and Counting!

 80, 000 American prisoners are spending their lives locked in solitary confinement, a number inconceivable 2 decades ago. Governments argue that it's good prison management, opponents call it tokrture.Tune in to hear Psychologist Terry Kupers talk about the psychological and physical affects of isolation on prisoners.  Robert King of the Angola 3, will join me to talk about the continued lock up of Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox and their lawsuit to have their imprisonment "cruel and unusual punishment" in violation of the constitution.

Voices from the Edge on 06/03/2010

program date: 
Thu, 06/03/2010

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.

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52:00 minutes (47.62 MB)

Discussion on Israel's attack on Gaza aid flotilla

program date: 
Wed, 06/02/2010

KBOO speaks with Alison Weir of If Americans Knew, Peter Hart from Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, and Gaza-based independent journalist Rami Almeghari on the Israeli attack Monday May 31st on a humanitarian aid flotilla on its way to the Gaza Strip.  Includes updates on the attack, discussion of US media coverage, and a description of the impacts of the three-year long siege on Gaza.

57:43 minutes (9.91 MB)

Roosevelt Rough Riders Oral History Project

program: 
The Underground
program date: 
Wed, 06/02/2010

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.

59:00 minutes (54.02 MB)

"Papers": Coming of Age Undocumented

program date: 
Mon, 05/31/2010

What happens if you turn 18 without papers making you a citizen or a legal resident?   Papers is a new documentary film about the difficulties young people face when they can't go to school, get a drivers license, or  work.   Laurie Mercier talks with the producer Rebecca Shine and  with one of the young members of El Grupo Juvenil (the youth crew) Vanesa Dominguez.  Go to their website for information more about the film and how to see it.  

6:04 minutes (3.47 MB)

Learning from Immigrants

program date: 
Mon, 05/31/2010

Breaks in the Chain: What Immigrant Workers Can Teach America about Democracy is a new book by Paul Apostolidis about the social activism of Mexican immigrants.  He teaches at Whitman College and with his students has been helping to organize Washington State farm  workers.   More about this here.   The Old Mole's Laurie Mercier talks with him about how the health of citizens (through the food we consume) rests on the physical and mental suffering of immigrant workers, and on what these workers are doing about it. 

16:25 minutes (9.4 MB)

Immigrants: Why They Come

program date: 
Mon, 05/31/2010

The Arizona anti-immigrant law has focused renewed attention to undocumented workers.  Why are they here and what are the problems the current climate imposes  on them?  Eliana Machuca, activist and organizer at Jobs With Justice, talks here with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick.   More about the issues and opportunities to get involved are available at the Safe Communities Project.

21:33 minutes (12.33 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 05/27/2010

program date: 
Thu, 05/27/2010

Coffee, Tea and VOE: A talk with Coffee Party PDX's Kristy Alberty and Common Cause Oregon's Nate Gulley

The Tea Party has captured the imagination of America's media industry if not the American people, lending it clout that far surpasses its numbers. Tea Party pressure has sent nervous Republican incumbents like Senator John McCain even more to the right. The Tea Party, however, remains a movement remains at heart a movement of negation: no taxes, no immigrants, no federal government. With their "Don't Tread on Me" flags and Obama-Hitler anologies, Tea Party activists have helped accelerate the decline of civil political discourse.

52:45 minutes (48.29 MB)
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