ICE Raids and Community Resistance

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program date: 
Tue, 06/03/2008

On June 12th, 2007, as workers at the Del Monte
processing plant in North Portland, neared the end of their work shift, agents
from the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement
or ICE, raided the plant, detaining 167 people, separating families, and
spreading fear and anxiety through out the community.

59:29 minutes (23.83 MB)

Planting Prosperity and Harvesting Health: Trade-offs and Sustainability in Our Regional Food System.

program date: 
Sun, 06/01/2008

The following program is from a panel discussion that took
place at the day long conference titled “Planting Prosperity and Harvesting
Health:  Trade-offs and Sustainability
in Our Regional Food System.”


The April conference focused on
the recently released draft report from the Institute of Portland Metropolitan
Studies, which assesses food system sustainability trends in the region.

28:53 minutes (26.44 MB)

Recovery Zone: Footsteps to Freedom!

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program: 
Recovery Zone
program date: 
Sat, 06/07/2008

For the June 5th Recovery Zone, host Stephanie Potter visited with people helping refugees to resettle in Portland.  Interviews with Abdul Fofanah and  Arika Makena Bunyoli of the African Women's Coalition Youth Programs; and Megan Schaefer at Lutheran Community Services Northwest, who is helping to  coordinate the Footsteps to Freedom World Refugee Day Walk taking place on  Saturday,  June 21st, in downtown Portland. This event will honor the resiliance and courage of refugees.  Proceeds will benefit services to refugees.

27:38 minutes (12.66 MB)

Robert Jensen: On Porn and Rape Culture

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program: 
Radiozine
program date: 
Mon, 05/19/2008

Ani Raven Haines interviews author and activist Robert Jensen on his new book, "Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity".  Jensen is an associate professor in the School of Journalism, University of Texas, Austin.

23:51 minutes (21.84 MB)

Environmental Justice for APAs and communities of color

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program: 
APA Compass
program date: 
Thu, 06/05/2008

This month APA Compass explored the topic of race and environmental justice
including an interview with Julie Sze, environmental justice advocate,
Assistant Professor of American Studies at UC Davis and director of the
Environmental Justice Project for UC Davis’ John Muir Institute for the Environment.
The program will also include a live roundtable discussion with local
environmental justice activists Alan Hipolito, Chris Winter, Kevin
O'Dell & Marcelo Bonta. And as always another edition of the Angry
APA Minute, this month featuring hip hop artist Skim.

55:37 minutes (12.73 MB)

Obama's Declaration to Give Jerusalem to Israel

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 06/04/2008

With the New York
Times reporting that Senator Hillary Clinton will resign from the Presidential
race, the Democratic nomination will almost certainly go to Senator Barack
Obama.

Obama gave a
speech yesterday that raised a great deal of criticism among human rights
advocates.

In the speech, given at the annual conference of the
American-Israel Political Action Committee, or AIPAC Obama stated that he would
give the disputed city of Jerusalem to Israel without any negotiation.

KBOO's Saed
Bannoura spoke with Professor Naseer Aruri about the implications of Obama's
speech:

That was Professor Naseer Aruri, speaking with
KBOO reporter Saed Bannoura.

 

3:55 minutes (1.8 MB)

British Media Reveals US Plan to Occupy Iraq Indefinitely

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 06/05/2008

A British newspaper revealed today that Bush is
secretly brokering a deal to continue US military occupation of Iraq
indefinitely.

KBOO’s
jacob anderson-minshall has more:

 

1:26 minutes (676.37 KB)

City Council: Police "Use of Deadly Force" Redefined

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 06/04/2008

Yesterday,
Portland's City Council voted to approve new guidelines on the 'Use of Deadly
Force' by the Portland Police.

KBOO's Don Wolfe has more

 

3:49 minutes (3.5 MB)

Winter Soldier Northwest: Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Speak in Seattle

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Tue, 06/03/2008

Iraq Veterans Against the War hosted an event
called Northwest Winter Soldier at Seattle’s town hall on Saturday.

Winter Soldier brings together Iraq and Afghanistan
veterans to share their experiences and tell stories that have not been covered
in the mainstream media.

Over 600 people attended Saturday's event, which
culminated with a peaceful anti-war march from 
Seattle’s Town Hall to the city’s Federal Building.

The following excerpts were taken from the
testimonies of veterans who spoke at the event.

Those were excerpts of testimony by Iraq and
Afghanistan war veterans given at the northwest winter soldier event this
weekend in Seattle.

4:57 minutes (2.27 MB)

Oregon History Project: the 60th Anniversary of the Vanport Flood

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 06/05/2008

As reported
yesterday on the KBOO News, this week marks the 60th anniversary of Portland's
Hurricane Katrina-like disaster: the Vanport flood. 

Professor Michael
McGregor has written about the relevance of the Vanport flood for today's
Portland:

 

That was Michael McGregor, a researcher with the
Oregon History Project, speaking on the 60th anniversary of the Vanport flood
in Portland.

 

1:40 minutes (781.47 KB)

The Flood of Vanport Remembered: Changes in the Black Community in Oregon

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 06/02/2008

Vanport, Oregon
was hastily built in 1943 as thousands of workers moved to the area to take up
jobs in the wartime seaports. Forty thousand workers took residence in the
town, which grew from shanty structures to massive public housing in a few
short years. At its peak it was the second largest city in Oregon but after the
war, the population dropped to just over eighteen thousand. But for the African
Americans who stayed, it was a place to call home.         

1:40 minutes (781.47 KB)

Hunger Strike Against Liquefied Natural Gas

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Tue, 06/03/2008

On Sunday June 1st, the battle to halt the siting
of a Liquefied Natural Gas Pipeline through Oregon entered a new phase. a man
named Rick also known as Brokenfeather 
began a 10 day Hunger Strike in front of the NW Natural Energy Company
Headquarters at 220 NW ist ave.

Nw natural is just one of several pipeline
proposals being considered by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. It is
working with Palomar Gas Transmission System on a plan that would install 500
miles of Oregon’s public and Private lands.

2:59 minutes (2.73 MB)

Bradley-Angel House Bi-Gender Discrimination Case

Categories:
program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 06/04/2008

According to Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and
Industries, Portland domestic violence shelter Bradley-Angel House
discriminated against a bi-gendered individual. 

KBOO’S Jacob Anderson-Minshall has more on the
story:

 

2:03 minutes (1.89 MB)

Republicans Prevent Public Access to Grand Jury System Information

Categories:
program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 05/28/2008

Civil rights leaders and civil libertarians have
launched a campaign to reform Oregon’s Grand Jury system.

During the recent legislative session, there was an
attempt to make grand jury testimony public in certain cases.

Republican legislators managed to stop that measure
from going forward.

KBOO
reporter Don Wolfe spoke with Dan Handelman from Portland Cop Watch and a civil
rights attorney Lauren Regan about the problems with the secrecy of the Grand
Jury system in Oregon.

 

7:00 minutes (6.42 MB)

 

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