Guest host Crystal Leighty speaks with Matthew Deschaine of The WhyNotPortland campaign. The campaign has
submitted 30,520 signatures to the City Auditor for its ballot-initiative to provide health insurance for uninsured school children in Portland.
The plan would allow children to see their pediatrician or other primary care provider for a $10 co-pay while providing coverage for hospitalizations and other major illnesses.
Host David Barsamian interviews Youdon Aukatsang about Tibet: The Struggle for Freedom. Youdon Aukatsang is a member of the Tibetan Parliament in exile. She is a graduate of Jawaharlal Nehru University and the Fletcher School at Tufts University. She is Executive Director of Empowering the Vision in New Delhi.
Local activist Joe Keating of the Oregon Wildlife federation discusses the group's benefit for the Iraqi Childrens Campaign. It features Jim Page and David Rovics on Wednesday June 4th at 7:30PM at the 9 Muses Cafe.
Kboo's Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews Andy Worthington. A frequent contributor to The Huffington Post, he is the author of the book The Guantanamo Files; The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison. The book is a comphrehensive examination of each and every man locked in Guantanamo from how they came into the custody of the United States Military through their imprisonment in Guantanamo.
Kboo's Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews Steve Wax Federal Public Defender for the District of Oregon and author of the new book, Kafka Comes to America; Fighting For Justice In The War On Terror. This is the inside account of the fight to defend two innocent men wrongly imprisoned in the U.S. global war on Terror. It is also a cautionary tale of what can happen when the Rule of Law is set aside.
Host Joe Uris brings a variety of topics to the table today, including the controversial LNG Terminals in Oregon, the Presidential Race, and the Columbia River Crossing. Our conservative friend James is declared KBOO's official Rush [Limbaugh] Reporter, inspiring some listener comments on the place of inflammatory Hate Speech and death threats on the public air waves.
Hope Shand, Research Director for the ETC Group and I discuss their new report
describing efforts by the ag-biotech industry to patent 'climate-ready'
genes which would theoretically allow our most common agricultural
crops to continue thriving in the warm future confronting us all.