Popular 1970s balladeer Cat Stevens converted to Islam in the '70s and became Yusuf Islam. Radical musicologist Brad Duncan talks with Bill Resnick about Yusuf Islam's career, music, and the controversies he's had to deal with.
Will Seaman interviews Dan Handelman of Peace & Justice Works here in Portland, and Ben Manski of the national "Bring the Guard Home, It's the Law" campaign. They'll talk about the legislation that may soon be coming up for a vote in the Oregon Legislature that is part of a national effort to stop the National Guard from being deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.
After yesterday’s California Supreme Court decision upholding that state’s ban on gay marriage, ad-hoc protests were held across the country challenging the decision. In Portland, gay rights advocates gathered at Pioneer Courthouse Square to voice their outrage.
The current recession is not an equal opportunity crisis. People of color are experiencing job loss, foreclosures and lack of healthcare at alarmingly higher rates than white Americans. These disparities are not a coincidence but rather the result of structural barriers that have been taking a toll on people of color long before the subprime meltdown.
Thursday May 21: Jenka Soderberg interviews Cindy and Craig Corrie, parents of Rachel Corrie, a 23 year old peace activist who was killed on March 16, 2003 when she was crushed by an Israeli bulldozer while trying to prevent the demolition of a Palestinian doctor's home. Cindy and Craig Corrie were part of a protest against the recent conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in Washington DC. They talk about their experience at that protest, and their recent trip to Gaza with the peace group Code Pink.
Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey interview Dr. Patricia T. Morris is Executive Director of Peace X Peace, a nonprofit Global Network where women connect through the internet to promote sustainable peace. Dr. Morris is an internationally known leader in women’s rights and development. She comes to Peace X Peace from Women for Women International, where she designed and directed programs for women survivors of conflict and war in the Middle East, Africa, and Eastern Europe. Dr. Morris is also a calypso singer and songwriter. Under her pseudonym, Pepper Pat, she writes songs for non-profit organizations like Women Thrive Worldwide. Pepper Pat composed and produced “A Better Tomorrow” for Women Thrive Worldwide’s fifth anniversary. “A Better Tomorrow” may also be heard on Let Freedom Ring, a collection of acoustic and world music songs in support of Soroptomist International’s Project Independence. Let Freedom Ring is featured in the 49th Annual Grammy Awards Entry List in the category of Best Contemporary World Music Album.
Hosts Abe Proctor and Joe Uris solve the Curious Case of the Cowardly War-Mongers!!!
Closing the Guantanamo Bay gulag would be nice and all, but not if we have to bring the terrorists back to the United States! Apparently they're all 10 feet tall with various mutant superpowers, and no American prison can hold them.