The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris
Abe wasn't here today, so Joe led the show thru 3 topics: The extreme costs of maintaining the Military Industrial Complex Portland Police recently paid $175,000 for Excessive Force in a police brutality law suit What are the problems in changing our Society for the better?
While protesters on the streets outside were being gassed by police, what were the world leaders doing inside? Lots of pious promises to help the poor, but any action? Bill Resnick talks with Arthur Stamoulis, Director of Oregon Fair Trade Campaign who has followed the talks. They also discuss the E-Convergence Conference, featuring Noam Chomsky and many others, coming up later this week here in Portland. For details, go here.
Common Sense Talk Radio Hosted by Kayse Jama and Grassia Melendez
Today, Kayse and Grassia welcome some of the producers of the new film "Papers: The Movie" that deals with people's lives as they turn 18 without "Documentation." In the Studio today were José Luis and Manuel Morales, student producers, and Eric Ward by phone from Chicago.
This program is hosted by Clayton Morgareidge (pictured here) and deals with several areas of popular resistance to domination -- in political uprisings around the world, in courtrooms demanding restitution for medical errors, in demands for healthcare for immigrants, and in against the invasion of our culture by the military.
Hordes of Real Americans (TM) descended on Washington this weekend as the Teabaggers held their "Sept. 12" march and rally. You know, the kind of event where people are so patriotic they fly Confederate flags and call for the president to be sent to Kenya. It's all part of the continuing outbreak of Aggrieved White Man Syndrome, which is what happens when a privileged group begins to lose the prestige to which it feels entitled.
Curtis Edward McCarty was convicted and sentenced to death twice for a 1982 murder in Oklahoma City. After repeated court battles and 21 years in prison - 19 on death row - McCarty was exonerated and released following a 2005 appeals court ruling based on new DNA evidence and findings of a "continued pattern of government misconduct." McCarty was the 124th person in the United States to be exonerated and released since 1973 after spending time on death row.
Jo Ann and Dave talk with McCarty about his experience and his struggle to win his freedom.