Sam Husseini of the Institute for Public Accuracy on Israel's ongoing nuclear program, Catherine Austin Fitts of Community Business on California's broken economy and the GM bailout and Sansara Taylor of Revolution Newspaper on the response to the assassination of Dr. George Tiller and the state of women's reproductive rights.
Joe Uris is alone today, and covers several topics of interest. First up, Joe talked about the proposed (and potentially devastating) natural gas pipeline thru our farms and wilderness. He also covered the recent murder of Dr. Tiller, a Women's Health Professional. He talked about the right wing's smear campaign against Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor.
One of this week's topics for discussion was the recent murder ofDr. Tiller, a Women's Health Professional that provided abortions when they were needed. The idea that killing health care providers could be considered a form of domestic terrorism came up, and apparently really angered one of our listeners. Someone called in, identified himself as "Joe", and threatened to kill Joe Uris for bringing the topic to the table.
The threat and obscenity did not go out over the air, as the FCC would not allow that, but it is included here to foster discussion.
Discussion with film makers Vassiliki Katrivanou and Bushra Azzouz
In the spring of 2004, Maria, a Greek Cypriot, and Zehra, a Turkish Cypriot, cross to opposite sides of the green line, which has divided Cyprus since the war of 1974, to visit family homes they have not seen for thirty years. Thus begins the personal journey of these women haunted by war and pain, but searching for reconciliation and common ground. On the eve of the U.N. referendum to reunite the divided island, many buried stories from the past emerge.
Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey interview Dr. Patricia T. Morris, 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.
John Kroger wants to be an activist attorney general. Since being sworn in, he’s taken on predatory lenders, challenged the LNG terminal, and headed up the investigation of Mayor Sam Adams. Now he’s asking lawmakers to fund a new civil rights unit so he can sue Oregon companies that break our state’s civil rights laws.
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.
Do we need a new civil rights unit? An interview with Oregon Attorney General John Kroger
John Kroger wants to be an activist attorney general. Since being sworn in, he’s taken on predatory lenders, challenged the LNG terminal, and headed up the investigation of Mayor Sam Adams. Now he’s asking lawmakers to fund a new civil rights unit so he can sue Oregon companies that break our state’s civil rights laws. His request comes as lawmakers in Salem are facing a growing budget crisis and considering major cuts in education, family services, public safety and other essential services.
Focus on QDoc, the queer documentary film festival in Portland
On the next Out Loud, tune in to hear from Russ Gage & David Weissman, the guys who created QDoc. We'll discuss highlights from this year's film festival line up, including directors at the movies & other special guests. Like: Which local band is playing live music before the opening night movie as the theater fills up & usually sells out? Which film highlights LGBTQ activists & civil rights work from the 70s? How many documentaries are from foreign countries or cultures?