African Americans make up 13 percent of the total U.S. population yet they represent 49 percent of HIV/AIDS cases in this country. In Oregon, where African Americans make up only 2 percent of the population, 8 percent of Oregonians diagnosed with HIV/AIDS are black. HIV/AIDS levels in the African American community are surpassing levels in several African nations currently receiving U.S. support to fight the disease.
The first US War Crimes Tribunal since WWII concluded this past week with the sentencing of Salim Hamdan. Author of The Guantanamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison, Andy Worthington talks about some of the lessons to take away from it.
Host Joe Uris leads a discusssion of environmental issues like water, air and energy with an emphasis on energy consumption in the U.S. and the world. Of course, politics and history eek their way into the show.
We do apologize, but due to technical difficulties recording the show, the last 10 minutes of the broadcast are missing from the webcast.
At 10:30 Art Focus takes a break. Instead we’ll hear about the Clothesline Project, a visual display by women survivors of violence. Guests will also discuss Women’s Equality Day coming up on Tuesday, August the 26th.
Ani Haines interviews David Oakes, director of MindFreedom, a nonprofit organization that unites 100 sponsor and affiliate grassroots groups to win human rights and alternatives for people labeled with psychiatric disabilities.
We will review the state of mental health care and the rights of patients, including the continuation of forced electro-shock therapy and forced medications. Also a look at MindFreedom's successes, and how you can help! Your calls invited at 503-231-8187.