Bill Fletcher is a long-time racial justice, labor, and international activist, scholar, and author. He has served in leadership positions with many prominent union and labor organizations, including the AFL-CIO and the Service Employees International Union. Fletcher is the immediate past president of TransAfrica Forum and is the coauthor, with Fernando Gapasin (heard here introducing Bill Fletcher), of Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor and a New Path Toward Social Justice. Fletcher was in Northeast Portland, speaking at an event sponsored by the International Socialist Organization on May 18th, 2013 as part of a tour promoting his new book: "They're Bankrupting Us" and Twenty Other Myths about Unions.
KBOO's Jennifer Kemp spoke with Hawaiian peace activist Jim Albertini about RIMPAC naval trainings being conducted in Hawaii. His organizatinon is protesting the naval trainings, because they contaminate Hawaii's oceans with depleted uranium, and because he thinks the money being used for the trainings, would be better used feeding children.
Forty years of making music hasn’t made The Manhattan Transfer any less daring. Their latest project, "The Living Room Sessions" expose the quartet and how they make their music even more. Don Merrill has the chance to talk with founding member Alan Paul about the group, the return of group member Sharon Bentyne after her bout with cancer and his feelings about the failings of some of today’s music making.
Lucia Pena, Faith Mayhew and Pina Williams talk about Racism in Oregon and organizing that they are involved with. Native American, Chicana and Balck groups that people could support are also discussed.
In this long-lost episode of the original 1960's TV series Star Trek, the crew of the USS Enterprise must stop a bad robot named Jay Jabrams from making any more movies based on their lives. On their way to track down this bad robot, they encounter a couple of Orion twin sisters who find it is quite easy being green.
A young maiden has a dream: she wants to meet the Prince so he will fall in love with her and take her as his wife. But how to get the royal lad's attention? That is a dilemma that she seems unable to resolve until she meets an old, mystical creature with special powers and a very unusual name that must never be spoken.
NOTE: Includes an extra sing along at the end that didn't get broadcast due to the show running long.