Tonight's show features three segments from our queer community, each working to make an impact on our world.
Our first guests are Seamus Bogus and Rider Richardson, working with Tuff Luck. This new trans-owned and operated coffee shop is queer to the max & located at In Other Words (8 NE Killingsworth St @ N Williams).
Blogger Chip Ward from TomDispatch.com joins Abe and Joe for a closer look at the Tea Party.
For a few generations now, White Guys in America have been hearing footsteps -- female and nonwhite footsteps advancing relentlessly on the White Guys' exclusive clubhouse. This sense of creeping white unease has manifested itself in various ways over the years -- Nixon-era "states' rights," Reagan's crusade against "welfare moms," anti-immigrationism, and on and on -- and been skillfully exploited by leaders on the religious and political right.
Recent events, though, have thrown the White Guys into a full-blown, potentially violent panic. It began when Barack Obama's election appeared imminent, and reached a head with the passage of health care reform legislation. And this panic has a name -- the Tea Party.
So what's it really about? And what if they took over? Blogger Chip Ward from TomDispatch.com joins Abe and Joe for a closer look at what's eating at the Tea Partiers, and postulate on what the world would be like were the Tea Party to gain ascendancy.
In our continuing series The Left and the Law, attorney Mike Snedeker and Jan Haaken ask why many are so surprised by this new round of sexual abuse cases when it's no longer news that it's people with moral authority, like priests and boy scout leaders, who abuse children.
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.
Nancy Matela has been a water-rights activist for several years, now with Food and Water Watch and the AAlliance for Democracy. Here, she speaks with KBOO's Ethan Scarl in commemoration of World Water Day, Nancy gives us an overview of the water issues around the globe.
This is Paul Cienfuegos' talk on the ascendancy of corporate rights over the rights of of people as citizens, and how this trend can be reversed. The assertion of corporate over citizen rights came into sharp focus this January with the Supreme Court's "Citizens United" decision which opens the floodgates of unrestricted corporate money into election campaigns, under the guise of free speech. Countering this trend are citizen revolts, many in small communities, which assert the right of the people who live in a community to decide what happens to that community and to its natural environment. Abroad, this movement worked with the government of Ecuador to include in its constitution the inherent rights of nature, its ecosystems, and its genetic heritage.
Rabbi Joey Wolf joins hosts, Hala Gores and William Seaman, to continue the discussion of Zionism.
Tune in this Friday at 9AM for the latest edition of ONE LAND, MANY VOICES, with your hosts Hala Gores and Will Seaman. Joining Will and Hala this week is Rabbi Joey Wolf of the Havurah Shalom Congregation to continue our ongoing discussion of Zionism. This time the phone lines are open for your questions and comments!
Tune in at 9AM this Friday on listener-sponsored, community radio, KBOO in Portland at 90.7 FM, in Corvallis at 100.7 FM and in Hood River at 91.9 FM, and always available as streaming audio on demand at kboo.fm ...
To hear the previous programs on Zionism, check out these links!
Rabbi Joey Wolf's first visit with Hala and Will on OLMV:
Host Tim Calvert interviews Zahra Alkabi, Director of Save Refugees about the Bike Ride for Iraq, a Benefit for Iraq Refugees and Protest Against the Iraqi People. They will also discuss the fate of Iraqi refugees in Iraq, the Middle East and the United States.
The Bike RIde for Iraq is Saturday, March 27th.
11am-2pm Gather at the foot of SE Salmon by the Vera Katz Statue
1:30pm-2pm Decorate BIkes with Iraqi Flags and signs
2pm-3pm-Ride South on the Springwater Corridor
3pm-"The Riders for Iraq" and others gather at the Sellwood Community Center, 1436 SE Spokane for information, fundraising and potluck.
Sponsored by Saverefugees.org and the Portland Iraq Solidarity Committee.