Human rights

Voices from the Edge on 03/25/10

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Thu, 03/25/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Should we continue voter-owned elections? An interview with Common Cause's Janice Thompson

This fall, Portlanders will decide whether to continue their experiment with voter-owned elections. The question becomes more relevant in the wake of Citzens United vs. Federal Elections Commission, a recent Supreme Court ruling that removed bans on corporate campaign spending. This week, Jo Ann and Dave talk with Common Cause Oregon's Janice Thompson about the upcoming referendum on voter-owned elections and what else needs to be done to fix our ailing electoral process. 

Recovery Zone on 03/24/10

Program: 
Recovery Zone
Air date: 
Wed, 03/24/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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military trauma therapist Elizabeth Stinson helps soldiers obtain discharges from the military

 Host Stephanie Potter will talk with Elizabeth Stinson about her work as a military trauma therapist.   She has used her expertise with military regulations and her counseling and diplomacy skills to advise soldiers and their families on their options for obtaining administrative discharges from the military.

For better or worse, the Democrats' health care reform legislation has passed. What's THAT mean?

program date: 
Tue, 03/23/2010

 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

For better or worse, the Democrats' health care reform legislation has passed.

But is it a good bill? Who benefits? Who loses? What about the public option? Will we ever get a single-payer system? How will this impact life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Abe and Joe look at the new health care status quo.

 

56:29 minutes (25.86 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 03/23/10

Air date: 
Tue, 03/23/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
For better or worse, the Democrats' health care reform legislation has passed.

But is it a good bill? Who benefits? Who loses? What about the public option? Will we ever get a single-payer system? How will this impact life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Abe and Joe look at the new health care status quo.

Women Healing Women; The Maher Project

program: 
A Deeper Look
program date: 
Thu, 03/11/2010

Guests, Cynthia Brix and William Keepin, authors of the new book Women Healing Women: A Model of Hope for Oppressed Women Everywhere join host Linda Olson-Osterlund to discuss The Maher Project. It is a sanctuary for women and children abused or abandoned.  Founded by Sister Lucy Kurien it is located in Pune, India. The center is  interfaith and and rejects caste in both it's philosophy and in all of it's activities while providing safe shelter, education and healing of the body mind and spirit.

27:34 minutes (25.24 MB)

A Deeper Look on 03/25/10

Program: 
A Deeper Look
Air date: 
Thu, 03/25/2010 - 9:30am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Mac McClellan interview: Burma's Hidden Genocide

Burma's Hidden Genocide,

Mac Mc Clelland, Human Rights reporter for Mother Jones Magazine, joins host Linda Olson-Osterlund to talk about her new book For Us Surrender is Out Of The Question: A story from Burma's never-ending war. She brings us the story of the forgotten war in Burma and of the courageous young refugees she stayed with in Thailand. They risk their lives to document the horrors taking place in their home across the border.

Voices from the Edge on 03/18/10

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Thu, 03/18/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Counting Heads: What's right and what's wrong with the 2010 census

Its been happening every decade since 1790. As mandated by the constitution, the U.S. Census Bureau determines the population of the nation, the results used to allocate congressional seats, electoral votes and government program funding. As census questionnaires start arriving in mailboxes this month, criticism of the census is heating up from all quarters. Right wing pundits characterize the census as part of the Obama administration's efforts to control citizens' lives. Republicans accuse organization like ACORN of distorting the results for political gain. Communities of color and other underrepresented populations worry that historic undercounting of their numbers will once again leave them without real political representation.

Voices from the Edge on 03/11/10

program date: 
Thu, 03/11/2010

The appointment of Multnomah County Chair Ted Wheeler as state treasurer last Tuesday churned county and state political waters this week. Wheeler, appointed by Governor Kulongoski to fill the vacancy created by State Treasurer Ben Westlund's death, is now better positioned to advance up the ladder of statewide offices. At the county level, meanwhile, his departure has set off a scramble for his and County Commissioner Jeff Cogen's seat - Cogen throwing his hat in the ring to be the county's top executive. What will Wheeler's departure mean for residents of Oregon's most populous county? Jo Ann and Dave look at what's ahead for the candidates and county residents.

48:49 minutes (18.57 MB)

Bringing Haiti Home: A Journalist Looks Back; Interview with Kimberly A.C. Wilson

program date: 
Mon, 03/08/2010

Kimberly A. C. Wilson is a reporter for the Oregonian newspaper and was sent to Haiti after the January earthquake to cover stories related to the Pacific Northwest. This radio program is taken from interviews conducted by Kboo host Linda Olson-Osterlund and provide a personal look back at her trip to Haiti.

Thanks to the Oregonian  and Oregon Live for the use of audio of children singing  and other background audio. Also thank you to The Masters of Haiti for their song Ti Chans

58:12 minutes (53.29 MB)
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