Science tells us we are wired for fair play. Relgion tells us to stay true to the Golden Rule--treat others as you would be treated. Yet global and interpersonal violence persists. Have we lost our capacity for compassion? Sister Joan Chittister, an activist and author of Called to Question, is one of many scholars worldwide advocating for a return to the roots of caring and a commitment to do no harm. www.charterforcompassion.org "This is not a pious and pretty little topic," says Sister Joan in this provocative interview.
A Portland activist has called for the arrest of Judge Jay Bybee, who authored the torture memos used by the Bush administration to justify its policies. KBOO’s Andrew Schwager met up with activist Joe Walsh outside the Appeals Court in Portland today, and brings us this report: 1:41 minutes (1.54 MB)
This weekend, several events in Portland will be held to mark ‘Congo Awareness Week’. The Week aims to inform people in the U-S about the situation in the Congo, where over six million people have died from the effects of war since nineteen ninety six. KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with Francisca Thelan, who will be speaking tomorrow evening at the First Unitarian Church in Portland, about her experiences as an immigrant from the Congo:
Siren Nation is a celebration of women in the arts. Out Loud focuses on the queer talent as part of the Siren Nation festival. Tonight we hear live music from The I's, and Carla interviews Natlalia Kay, Executive Director of Siren Nation. Natalia shares some queer film suggestions showing as part of the S.N.
Tune in to hear Dr. Scott Allen of Physicians for Human Rights and co-author of the newly published report; Aiding Torture: Ethics and Human Rights Violations Revealed in the May 2004 CIA Inspector General's Report. The newly released CIA Torture report reveals so far undisclosed techniques used to "break" prisoners in Guantanamo and Bagram Air base in Afghanistan. It also gives the clearest picture yet of the central role played by Health Professionals in the CIA's "Interrogation" program.