Human rights

A Deeper Look on 04/08/10

A Deeper Look
Air date: 
Thu, 04/08/2010 - 9:30am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Interview wiith Lisa J Shannon founder of Run For Congo Women

 Running for Women in the Congo:

Interview with Portland author and activist  Lisa J. Shannon on her new book  A Thousand Sisters: My Journey Into The Worst Place On Earth To Be A Woman. Lisa Shannon saw an episode of the Oprah show about the plight of women in the Congo. Women who were driven from their villages by a variety of warring armies have lost family members and faced rape and torture. That show changed her life forever and turned her into an activist to support the displaced women of the Congo.


"An Act of State" by Dr. William Pepper: an investigation into Martin Luther King Jr's assassination

Fight the Empire
program date: 
Thu, 04/01/2010

 Per Fagereng interviews Dr. William Pepper about the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Pepper is the author of An Act of State, a compelling and authoritative account of how King’s challenge to the US establishment led inexorably to his murder.  William Pepper was a young journalist, just back from Vietnam, when he first met Martin Luther King Jr. His photographs and first-hand accounts of the war prompted King’s unflinching opposition to the war. His investigations of King’s assassination included extensive interviews with James Earl Ray. Pepper is an English barrister who convenes a seminar on International Human Rights at Oxford University and maintains practices in the US and the UK.

28:36 minutes (13.09 MB)

Out Loud Radio

Out Loud
program date: 
Tue, 03/23/2010

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).

54:30 minutes (18.71 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 03/30/10

Air date: 
Tue, 03/30/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Blogger Chip Ward from 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 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.

Sex Abuse and the Church

program date: 
Mon, 03/29/2010

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.  

13:17 minutes (7.6 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 3-25-2010

program date: 
Thu, 03/25/2010

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.

49:57 minutes (45.73 MB)

OLMV - Rabbi Joseph Wolf of the Havurah Shalom Congregation, joins Hala and Will to continue the discussion of Zionism.

program date: 
Fri, 03/26/2010

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 questions and comments!

To hear the previous programs on Zionism, check out these links!

Rabbi Joey Wolf's first visit with Hala and Will on OLMV:

Professor Zachary Lockman's discussion of the history of Zionism:

Joel Kovel, author of OVERCOMING ZIONISM, talks about the topic:

57:26 minutes (26.29 MB)

World Water Day, speaking with Nancy Matela

Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 03/22/2010

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.

3:57 minutes (3.61 MB)

Paul Cienfuegos - "Is a Truly Sustainable Society Achievable As Long As Corporate 'Rights' Trump the Rights of People" - 2/26/10

Evening News
program date: 
Fri, 03/26/2010

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.

72:23 minutes (29 MB)
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