Racial Disparity in the Oregon Prison System

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Wed, 01/09/2008

Host Carlos Chavez explores the topics of racial justice and racial disparity in the Oregon Prison System with Caylor Rolin of the Portland-based Partnership for Safety and Justice, a group seeking to unite people convicted of crime, survivors of crime, and the families of both to redirect policies away from an over-reliance on incarceration to effective strategies that reduce violence and increase safety.

22:37 minutes (20.72 MB)

Circle A Radio playlist for 01/02/2008

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We produced Updates on some of the issues we covered last year. We talked with Claude Marks of the Freedom Archives about the San Francisco Eight case,  with Lisa Moore, assistant dean for multicultural affairs at Reed college about the Jena Six and Reed’s own noose incident , and to Eric Ward of the human rights organization Center for New Community about pending anti-immigration legislation, hate crimes, and the relationship between white nationalism and the anti-immigrant movement.  We also produces a short update about the ICE Raids, and other immigration issues. 

Old Mole Variety Hour for December 24, 2007

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Sun, 12/23/2007

 Hosted by Denise Morris, this Christmas Eve  show begins with Bill Resnick interviewing Jocelyne Cesari, author of When Islam and Democracy Meet: Muslims in Europe and the US.  They discuss similarities and differences between Muslim immigrants in the US and Europe and debunk notions that link Islam with terrorism.  Jay Thiemeyer reviews  The Missing Class: Portraits of the Near Poor in America, by Katherine Newman and Victor Tan Chen.

52:00 minutes (47.62 MB)

Jan. 2nd Updates Show Resources

For More Information about the San Francisco Eight:


For More Information about the Jena Six:


For More information about the noose incident at Reed:



For more information about anti-immigration legislation:



KBOO Reporter Interviews Guantanamo Lawyer

Evening News
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Sun, 12/16/2007

As the trial date for several key cases of prisoners in Guantanamo Bay draws near, KBOO reporter Marliese Franklin spoke today with lawyer Pardiss (par-DEES)  Kebriaei (keh-BRAH-ee) of the Center for Constitutional Rights:

5:58 minutes (5.47 MB)

ACLU analyzes Oregon for Human Rights Day

Evening News
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Sun, 12/09/2007





Today is International Human Rights Day, and in its honor, the American Civil Liberties union of Oregon has released a comprehensive analysis of racism in America with a focus on Oregon.

 KBOO’s Linda Olson-Osterlund has the story. 

3:59 minutes (3.65 MB)

Paper Cuts, poet Tung-Hui Hu and the Angry APA Minute

APA Compass
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Thu, 12/06/2007

"Living in this country as a minority is like dying of a thousand paper cuts." -  Margaret Cho.

This month APA Compass members share the stories of their own "paper cuts." Also, a reading by San Francisco poet Tung-Hui Hu, and another installment of the Angry APA Minute.

54:35 minutes (49.98 MB)

J. Craig Venter on his memoir, "A Life Decoded: My Genome, My Life"

program date: 
Wed, 12/12/2007

Producer Lisa Loving interviews genome scientist J. Craig Venter on his book, his life, the future applications of genomic research on alternative fuels, and the recent implosion of Nobel Prize-winning scientist Dr. Robert T. Watson's career.

27:09 minutes (24.86 MB)

Junot Diaz, author of "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao"

Between the Covers
program date: 
Mon, 12/10/2007

Producer Lisa Loving speaks with award-winning writer Junot Diaz on his novel, which tells the story of a young  immigrant who dreams of being "the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien." Junot has been named one of the top writers of the 21st Century by the New Yorker magazine.

28:34 minutes (26.16 MB)

V.O. Blum on WPFW-FM

program date: 
Mon, 11/12/2007

In Washington, DC, Pacifica news analyst Gloria Minott quizzes Oregon novelist V.O. Blum about his recent political parable, Split Creek.

6:21 minutes (5.82 MB)
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