Human rights

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)

Flashpoints on 04/30/15

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Thu, 04/30/2015 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

Flashpoints on 04/29/15

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Flashpoints
Air date: 
Wed, 04/29/2015 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

The Meaning of May Day in 2015

program date: 
Mon, 04/27/2015
Frann Michel and Hyung Nam discuss the origins of May Day in the Chicago Riot of 1886, its enduring if transformed significance today, and local actions taking place on May Day  (May 1st) 2015. 12:30 minutes (11.45 MB)

Abolish Slavery, Abolish Property, Abolish Capitalism

program date: 
Mon, 04/27/2015
Drawing from Edward Baptist's book The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism (available as a book or ebook at the Multnomah County Library), Clayton Morgareidge argues that the Civil War and the 14th Amendment abolishing slavery constituted the second, and more radical, revolution than the one in the 1770s. There is a lesson here about the prospects for a new revolution that would put an end to the private ownership of capital.

You can read this piece HERE.

Picture Credit: Penn State University

8:34 minutes (7.84 MB)

Flashpoints on 04/24/15

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Flashpoints
Air date: 
Fri, 04/24/2015 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

Flashpoints on 04/23/15

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Flashpoints
Air date: 
Thu, 04/23/2015 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein
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