Human rights

Civil Liberties Watch; Guantanamo, Rendition and Detainee Rights and Update

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 11/05/2009

An update on recent devlopments in  Rendition court cases, changes to the FOIA law, and changes to the Military Commissions at Guantanamo. The Obama administration continues to use National Security to cloak Bush era abuses in secrecy.

4:41 minutes (3.21 MB)

Common Sense: Basic Rights Oregon and the Immigrant Community

program date: 
Wed, 11/04/2009

 Common Sense Talk Radio

 Hosted by Kayse JamaGrassia Melendez, and Lucilene Lira
 From the Center for Intercultural Organizing

56:16 minutes (25.76 MB)

More Nations Rank Higher on Fund for Peace "Failed States Index"

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 09/02/2009

The Fund for Peace compiles an annual "Failed States Index" that ranks countries with the most political, economic and social instability.  The higher the ranking, the more critical the need for help.  The world average is about 75 on a 100-point scale, but more nations have topped 100 this year - and Portland-based Mercy Corps works in many of them.
KBOO’s Crystal Leighty has more, in collaboration with the Oregon News Service:
 

1:34 minutes (1.43 MB)

Activist Suing the Eugene Chief of Police

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 09/02/2009

A Eugene activist is suing the Eugene Chief of police after he was arrested only to have the charges dropped when a police officer was found lying on video tape. KBOO’s Paul Munday talks to his lawyer.

3:05 minutes (2.82 MB)

Let's Measure Obama's Performance to date...

program date: 
Tue, 11/03/2009

 Obama's grade thus far? A mixed bag.
Hosted by: Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

 

56:29 minutes (25.86 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 11/03/09

Air date: 
Tue, 11/03/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Obama's grade thus far? A mixed bag.

Nearly a year after his election (but, in fairness, not yet a year into his first term), Barack Obama is an enigma. Thankfully, he has abandoned the rapacious aggression and naked nationalism of the Bush years, but on critical issues like warrantless surveillance and detention of combatants he is barely distinguishable from his criminal predecessors. His clear-eyed acceptance of global warming is refreshing -- not to mention timely -- but he appears on the verge of capitulating to the profiteers who run the American health care system.

Barack Obama remains a study in contradictions. Abe and Joe examine his record thus far, and speculate on what's to come.

 

November 2 Old Mole Variety Hour

program date: 
Mon, 11/02/2009

 

This show, hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, raises questions about the impact of dams on native peoples in Canada; how to get automobiles out of our cities; Kathryn Stockett's novel The Help about black servants in Jackson, Missississippi in the '60s; is  it too late to protect our privacy in a digital world; and Obama's fight with his generals over  Afghanistan.  

57:02 minutes (32.63 MB)

Portland Police Internal Review Into Deadly Arrest Released

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 09/23/2009

The findings of the Portland Police internal review into the death of James Chasse [CHA-see] were released today.  James Chasse was a musician and writer who died three years ago from injuries arising from his arrest by Portland Police.
The review found that the use of force by officers at his arrest did not violate policy and that one of the officers “knew or should have known that Mr. Chasse had suffered a serious physical injury.’
However it found that Sergeant Kyle Nice violated a police board directive that should have lead to Chasse being taken straight to hospital, rather than to the Jail.
KBOO’s Paul Munday talked to Jason Renaud of the Mental Health Association, a friend of Jason Chasse, and Dan Handleman of Portland Copwatch, for their reaction.

4:11 minutes (3.83 MB)

Groups in Arizona Call for "Humane Borders" Between US and Mexico

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 09/28/2009

Every year hundreds of people are killed or die of thirst while trying to cross from Mexico into the US.
This weekend, a number of groups in Arizona came together to call for ‘humane borders’ between the US and Mexico.  KBOO’s Crystal Leighty spoke with one of the organizers of the event:
 

2:57 minutes (14.9 MB)
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