This month marks the 40th anniversary of the 1968 student strike at Columbia University, one of the many pivotal events of 1968 being remembered this year. Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein, as a freshman at Barnard College, spent a week occupying Low Library, the office of Columbia University's president, along with 100 other students, kicking off a series of actions and mass arrests that shut down the university for the rest of the semester. Today she speaks with fellow striker and Low Library occupier Hilton Obenzinger, (obenzinger.com) whose memoir Busy Dying (chax press) comes out this month.
Omar Khadr was only fifteen years old whe he was captured by American Forces in Afghanistan.This program talks about his torture and mistreatment in U.S. custody. For more information start with Wikipedia and follow the many leads. For newspaper coverage go to The Torotno Star and reporter Michelle Shephard. Go to the ACLU for an organization in support of Khadr's rights.
Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris. Today is a special fun-filled April Fool's version of the show. The guests are local actresses Francine Raften and Wendy Westerwelle, who are starring in a new play at Triangle Productions called "Jewish American Princess."