Jeff Sharlet, contributing editor to harpers Magazine, joins host Lilnda Olson-Osterlund to talk about a Small but powerful movement of evangelist Christians concentrated in the Officer Corps who are committed to converting the US Military. Sharlet's May 2009 cover story for Harpers titled Jesus Killed Mohammed: The Christian Crusade to Convert the US Military, revealed this movement who see their service in the Military as their "Mission Field". With leadership at the highest levels of all of our Armed Forces these men put their commitment to their religon above their oath to uphold the Constituion.
Journalist, historian and now Film maker, Andy Worthington joins host Linda Olson-Osterlund on A Deeper Look to discuss his new documentary, Outside The Law: Stories From Guantanamo. Co-directed with Polly Nash this powerful film focuses on Three detainees and their journey to Guantanamo and for two of them their release. Please tune in to hear about the film and a clip featuring Omar Deghayes talk about hisimprisonment. And don't miss Worthington on the decisons of the Obama administrations to move some prisoners to the United States for Trial while keeping others at Guantanamo to face Military Commissions.
Interview with Frans De Waal, Director of the Living Links Center. The Age Of Empathy; Nature’s Lessons for a Kinder Society, this is the title of a new book by Dutch born biologist Frans De Waal. Are we our brothers keepers,? Do we have an instinct for compassion, or are we selfish, evolving only to serve our own survival and interest? Join host Linda Olson-Osterlund, to address these questions with guest Frans DeWaal Director of the Living Links Center at Emory University. Hosted by: Linda Olson-Osterlund
Guests Dr. Roger Fouts co-founder of The Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institutein Ellensburg, Wa. and author of the book Next of Kin: My Conversations With Chimpanzees and Matt Rossell of In Defense of Animals join host Linda Olson-Osterlund to discuss the ethics of bio-medical research on non-human Primates. OHSU's controversial National Primate Research Center in Beaverton, Oregon is planning to expand their site.
Which tactics were appropriate. Marches? Ones with permits? Blockading streets with lockdowns? How about breaking windows of corporate buildings. Would the world have heard of the dissent in this country without these tactics? Hear the voices of activists with divergent points of view.
Yemen, Cruise Missiles,The Christmas airline Bomber and Guantanamo "detainee's". What do they have to do with each other? Join host Linda Olson-Osterlund and guest Andy Worthington author of The Guantanamo Files and co-director of the powerful new documentary Outside The Law: Stories From Guantanamo. Tune in for the most up to date information with a focus in on the detainees and their ties if any to terrorism.
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, will open it's eagerly awaited and much protested regional center on NW Martin Luther King Blvd in Portland this Valentines Day. Guests, Liz Delapoer marketing director for the organization and Roey Thorpe of Planned Parenthood Advocates join host Linda Olson-Osterlund to talk about the hadf ought opening, about the services offered and the protests. They also talk about current threats to reproductive health care in Oregon and in the Nation.
Jonathan Hafetz of The National Security Project of the ACLU joins host Llinda Olson-Osterlund to talk about the new book he co-edited, The Guantanamo Lawyers: Inside a Prison Outside the Law. This book has the voices of over a hundred attorneys from all types of practices who volunteered to defend the prisoners at Guantanamo. It is a unique behind the scene view of the prisoners, the camp and the attorneys. And an unblinking expose of the failures of our justice system . Meanwhile, priosners cleared for release continue to be held.