A new episode of DIY, Portland is born! This month, we're talking with midwives, doulas and moms about a do-it-yourself project as old as human history. You'll hear stories of home birth and unassisted birth, along with music from the lovely and talented Ali Ippolito. Fair warning: you will also hear some sounds of mamas grunting and babies crying.
Thanks once again to Brian Kramer for his audio skills and to Nick Jaina for our theme song. Special thanks to Nina Jacobi for her piece called "Birth Night."
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Capt. May of Ghost Troop, military affairs correspondent for the Texas Iconoclast, discusses the ongoing revelations about the Noble Resolve exercise scheduled for Aug. 20 in Portland, including the exposure of a detailed atomic blast map composed in April by a neocon-led study group. See portland.indymedia.org and texasicon.com
The ANSWER coalition, made up of dozens of anti-war groups, has called for a campaign to challenge a 10,000 dollar fine the group received yesterday.
The fine was levied on the coalition for putting up fliers for an upcoming peace rally.
KBOO spoke with Sarah Sloane, of the ANSWER coalition:
A UCLA professor detained in the Philippines has been released, largely due to an international media campaign exposing her detention.
Professor Annalisa Enrile (en-REE-lay) is a U.S. Citizen who was in the Philippines to speak at a conference when she was detained by Filipino authorities and prevented from returning home on August 5th.
For the last ten days, Enrile’s friends and family have organized a campaign of phone calls, letters and media exposure to demand her release. Last night Professor Enrile was released from the Philippines and allowed to return home to California.
KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with Donna Denina in Seattle, one of Professor Enrile’s supporters:
President Bush's close friend and chief political strategist, Karl Rove, announced today that he will leave the White House at the end of this month.
Rove has been with Bush since the start of his political career in Texas. Critics have called Rove Bush’s brain
A criminal investigation into the leak of a CIA operative's name put Rove under scrutiny for months. However, Rove was not indicted after testifying five times before the grand jury.
In a more recent controversy, Rove, refused to testify before Congress about the firing of U-S attorneys.
KBOO spoke with political analyst Rick Perlstein about Rove’s departure:
Organizers and activists from around the Pacific Northwest are occupying the proposed Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal site in Bradwood, Oregon today.
NorthernStar Corporation has proposed building a terminal on the site to import natural gas from Russia and other sources, and pipe the gas through Oregon to the California market.KBOO’s Adinah Little has more:
A group of activists locked down in front of Pacificorp in downtown Portland today. The protest was meant to draw attention to the environmental damage caused by Pacificorp-owned dams throughout Oregon. KBOO’s Kurt Ackerson has more
U.S. Senator for Oregon, Ron Wyden, held a town hall meeting in Portland today to hear community response to the war in Iraq.
KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with local activist Martha Odom, who attended the town hall.
This program, hosted by Frann Michel, features a round table discussion about transportation issues in the Portland area with Bill Resnick and local transportation activists. Denise Morris reviews the movies about organic farming "The Real Dirt on Farmer John." Jay Thiemeyer reviews "Children of War" by P.W. Singer. The Movie Moles JanHaaken and Frann Michel review the documentary "War Made Easy."