Host Ed Goldberg speaks with Stuart Archer Cohen, author of The Army of the Republic, a novel of resistance to a repressive government in near-future America. Stuart Archer Cohen lives in Juneau, Alaska, where he owns Invisible World, an international company dealing in wool, silk, alpaca and cashmere in Asia and South America. His previous two novels, Invisible World and 17 Stone Angels, have been translated into 10 languages.
Tonight we are talking about the animal enterprise terrorism act and the Green Scare, with Bob Bloom, defense attorney for one of the AETA 4, Jude from the Scott and Carrie Support Committee, and Tom from EWOK, Earth Warriors are Okay.
The Coalition to Abolish the AETA seeks an end to the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) and works collaboratively to more strategically coordinate grassroots education and outreach, legislative advocacy, media, litigation and public pressure to more effectively reverse the erosion of rights enshrined in the AETA. http://abolishtheaeta.org/web/
This segment includes of songs by Mavis Staples and the Staples Singers, plus a discussion of her music and her career with radical musicologist Brad Duncan and the Old Mole's Bill Resnick. Their music was an integral part of the civil rights movement, and she's still at it.
Counting Heads: What's right and what's wrong with the 2010 census
Its been happening every decade since 1790. As mandated by the constitution, the U.S. Census Bureau determines the population of the nation, the results used to allocate congressional seats, electoral votes and government program funding. As census questionnaires start arriving in mailboxes this month, criticism of the census is heating up from all quarters. Right wing pundits characterize the census as part of the Obama administration's efforts to control citizens' lives. Republicans accuse organization like ACORN of distorting the results for political gain. Communities of color and other underrepresented populations worry that historic undercounting of their numbers will once again leave them without real political representation.
On this March 2010 Gender Blender, hosts Laura Calvo and Jacob Anderson-Minshall talked to women involved with Portland's POW fest, the ENDA legistlation lobby and a symposium on Feminist Pedagogy.
The show started with in-studio guest Tara Johnson-Medinger, producer of Portland, Oregon's women's film festival, POW Fest, talking about Kathryn Bigelow's Oscar Win and how female directors differ from their male counterpoints. POW Fest runs March 18th-21st and you can get tickets here.
The appointment of Multnomah County Chair Ted Wheeler as state treasurer last Tuesday churned county and state political waters this week. Wheeler, appointed by Governor Kulongoski to fill the vacancy created by State Treasurer Ben Westlund's death, is now better positioned to advance up the ladder of statewide offices. At the county level, meanwhile, his departure has set off a scramble for his and County Commissioner Jeff Cogen's seat - Cogen throwing his hat in the ring to be the county's top executive. What will Wheeler's departure mean for residents of Oregon's most populous county? Jo Ann and Dave look at what's ahead for the candidates and county residents.