Can talking about race make a difference? Jo Ann and Dave talk with the founders of the Restorative
Last month, President Obama sat down over beers with a Cambridge cop and a Harvard professor to talk about an ugly incident that brought home how deep racial tensions still run in our nation. The president saw the arrest of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. by Sgt. James Crowly as a "teachable moment" that could help Americans in their struggle to understand race and its impacts. But can talking about race make a difference?
What is going on in Honduras, following the ouster of its democratically elected President? How are the US and other Latin American governments reacting? The Old Mole's Bill Resnick talks with Lynn Holland, who teaches at the University of Denver and writes for Foreign Policy in Focus.
“How We Survive”, a look into how communities and everyday people around the U.S. are responding to the economic crisis. This week we focus on people who are resisting foreclosures and answer the question––are rescue programs actually working?
An interview with the Urban League's Midge Purcell about their report on the state of Black Oregon.
Seven months after the inauguration of the first Black president, a statewide report on the condition of African Americans in Oregon reveals that black Oregonians remain at or near the bottom of every meaningful social and economic measure. African Americans in Oregon have significantly higher infant mortality rates, are more likely to live in poverty, have higher levels of unemployment, are half as likely to own their own homes and are far more likely to die of diseases such as diabetes than their white counterparts.
Both Abe Proctor and Joe Uris are on vacation this week.
Today, Peter Shapiro and Kevin Card tell us some horror stories about the current Health Care Crisis, and listeners are encouraged to call in and share theirs. It seems as tho everyone has been touched by the health care crisis lately. If you haven't been personally burned by our profit-driven, insurance based health care system, you probably have a friend or loved one who has been.