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Dr. Laila Amine on Arab immigration and Race relations in France

program: 
Bread and Roses
program date: 
Fri, 04/13/2012

Dr. Laila Amine on Arab immigration and race relations in France. Bread and Roses' host Del Criscenzo asks Laila, her compatriot, about the history of French Imperialism and Arab immigration to France. They discuss racism and race relations in their country as well as Maghrebi literature and its contributions to denouncing historical silencing. Laila Amine specializes in twentieth-century African American and African Diaspora literature with particular interest in comparative race and ethnic studies. Her current project, Algerian Paris: Belonging beyond Diaspora uncovers how the Algerian war (1954-1962) and its legacies shaped representations of a transnational Paris in African American, French, and Maghrebi cultural texts.

54:16 minutes (124.19 MB)

City Arbitrator Orders to Re-Hire Aaron Campbell's Killer

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 04/11/2012

A recent arbitration ruling to reinstate Aaron Campbell's shooter to the Portland Police force is continuing to outrage the community. Aaron Campbell, an unarmed African-American man, was fatally shot by officer Ron Frashour in 2010. Campbell's family received a $1.2 million settlement last February in response to their Federal wrongful death lawsuit.

On Friday, arbitrator Jane Wilkinson ruled that the city of Portland must re-instate Ron Frashour with back-pay. KBOO's Zeke Harrington spoke with Dan Handleman from Portland Copwatch about the arbitration system.

5:37 minutes (5.14 MB)

Walidah Imarisha on the history of Blacks in Oregon and race relations in the United States

program: 
Bread and Roses
program date: 
Fri, 04/06/2012

Walidah Imarisha on the history of Blacks in Oregon and race relations in the United States. Samantha Taylor and Del Criscenzo ask Walidah about the peculiar history of African Americans in Oregon and Portland and openly talk about the "isms" that continue to impact our society. Walidah is a historian, a reporter, a poet, a spoken word artist, a documentary film maker, a writer and a community organizer. She teaches for the Black Studies department at Portland State University and in the Women’s Studies Department at Oregon State University. This Spring term you can take her class on the History of the Black Panther Party at PSU, and a class on race, gender and empire in Disney films at OSU.

65:07 minutes (149.03 MB)

Positively Revolting on 4-6-12 Food Not Bombs: Guest Keith McHenry, co-founder

program date: 
Fri, 04/06/2012

Keith McHenry, co-founder of Food Not Bombs is our guest.

Lyn and Ani are excited for the opportunity to talk with Keith about the work of Food Not Bombs and the efforts by the establishment to stop their important service.

Keith has been arrested more than 100 times, serving over 500 nights in jail.  He faced a sentence of 25 years to life because of the California Three Strikes Law, but was released after an Amnesty International campaign.

What makes feeding people so dangerous?  Isn't it good to feed the hungry?  Why has Food Not Bombs been targetted by the establishment.

59:28 minutes (54.45 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 04-05-12 Official violence against African American men

program date: 
Thu, 04/05/2012

Campbell, Martin, Brisette and Madison: Official violence against African American men

The Portland police officer who fatally shot Aaron Campbell was recently reinstated. Florida's State Attorney is being investigated for interference in the police investigation of the shooting death of Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch volunteer. Seven years after James Brissette and Ronald Madison were fatally shot by police officers from New Orlean's Danziger Bridge, the officers who pulled the triggers as well as those who covered up the killings have finally been convicted for their crimes.

45:10 minutes (41.35 MB)

Positively Revolting on 04/06/12

Air date: 
Fri, 04/06/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Keith McHenry, co-founder of Food Not Bombs is our guest.

Lyn and Ani are excited for the opportunity to talk with Keith about the work of Food Not Bombs and the efforts by the establishment to stop their important service.

Keith has been arrested more than 100 times, serving over 500 nights in jail.  He faced a sentence of 25 years to life because of the California Three Strikes Law, but was released after an Amnesty International campaign.

What makes feeding people so dangerous?  Isn't it good to feed the hungry?  Why has Food Not Bombs been targetted by the establishment.

Voices from the Edge on 04/05/12

Air date: 
Thu, 04/05/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Official Violence Against African American Men

Campbell, Martin, Brisette and Madison: Official violence against African American men

The Portland police officer who fatally shot Aaron Campbell was recently reinstated. Florida's State Attorney is being investigated for interference in the police investigation of the shooting death of Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch volunteer. Seven years after James Brissette and Ronald Madison were fatally shot by police officers from New Orlean's Danziger Bridge, the officers who pulled the triggers as well as those who covered up the killings have finally been convicted for their crimes.

Adrienne Rich: Ballad of the Poverties

program date: 
Mon, 04/02/2012

 In honor of the late Adrienne Rich, Frann Michel reads a poem of hers called "Ballad of the Poverties".

2:59 minutes (2.73 MB)

Kristian Williams on Treyvon Martin, Capitalism and the Culture of Fear

program date: 
Mon, 04/02/2012

Bill Resnick talks with Kristian Williams, Portland-resident and renknown scholar of policing and police history, about the murder of Treyvon Martin. Kristian re-caps the case and those like it, but also comments on the nature of the "stand your ground" laws that have been invoked to shield George Zimmerman. He contends that simply attacking those laws misses deeper problems, namely how these laws arise out of already racialized understandings of crime, law and order. They end on a note about this culture of fear, which Kristian thinks we can overcome if we see that people's needs are met, so they don't feel there are "others" out there trying to take them.

18:18 minutes (16.75 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour April 2nd

program date: 
Mon, 04/02/2012

           Joe Clement hosts today's Old Mole. We hear about the Treyvon Martin case, Adrienne Rich's work on motherhood, a poem by Adrienne Rich, a movie review about revolutionary black workers, and a radical musicology segment about Alix Dobkins, who we hear throughout the show.

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57:30 minutes (52.65 MB)
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