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Stop Joe Arpaio! Stop 287gs! Stop the ICE Raids!

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Tue, 03/17/2009

On tonight's show we focus on the human and civil rights abuses against people of color, the misuse of 287g agreements, and the need for Comprehensive Immigration Reform.  We are talking with immigrant rights advocates in Maricopa County (AZ), where the worst examples of this abuse are happening at the hands of Sheriff Joe Arpaio.  We talk with Silvia Herrera of the Puente Movement, Jason Odhner, and Antonio Bustamante.  We also bring you short interviews from the National Convergence and Protest in Phoenix on February 27th & 28th, 2009.

58:37 minutes (23.49 MB)

Civil Liberties Watch: Supreme Court Ruling Rocks Indian Country

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Evening News
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Tue, 03/17/2009

A February, United States Supreme Court Ruling has sent rumbles through Indian Country. The ruling in Carcieri v. Salazar handed down by the Roberts court throws into dispute the sovereignty of land recovered by tribes not recognized before the 1934 enactment of The Indian Reorganization Act. The decision turns on its head over 70 years of legal interpretation by the courts and by the Department of the Interior. The Narrangasett Tribe inside Rhode Island are the immediate losers in the case but have vowed to fight what they see as the " latest attempt at Judicial Termination" referring to the illegal state dissolution of the tribe in 1810.

4:28 minutes (4.09 MB)

Wake-Free on the Willamette

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Locus Focus
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Tue, 03/17/2009

Why we need to make the Holgate Channel & Ross Island Lagoon wake-free or non-motorized zones - and what that means.

Between Ross Island and the east bank of the Willamette lies the Holgate Channel, a patch of natural paradise only a couple miles south of downtown Portland.  Sitting above the river on the eastbank, with osprey and eagles and blue herron as your companions, you have no idea you're anywhere near a city. . .except for the roar of jet skis and motor boat engines - not to mention the bass enhanced stereo systems booming across the river.  Bob Sallinger, Urban Conservation Director for the Portland Audubon Society has been working hard to create a wake-free zone in the Holgate Channel and ban motorized craft outright from neighboring Ross Island Lagoon. Tune in to hear why he believes this is necessary to make the Holgate Channel a safer place for humans and wildlife.

53:51 minutes (24.65 MB)

IFCC budget cuts and Bodyvox Foot Opera Files

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Stage and Studio
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Tue, 03/17/2009

Host/Producer Dmae Roberts talks with Adrienne Flagg, creative director, and Kimberly Howard, managing director, of the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center about the proposed withdrawal of funding by Portland Parks and Rec after 26 years.  Find out how a potential loss of 30 percent might affect the future of the IFCC.  

And in the second part of the show, Jamey Hampton of Bodvox talks about the fun and mysterious Foot Opera Files.

27:47 minutes (25.44 MB)

Civil Liberties Watch: Supreme Court Ruling Rocks Indian Country

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Tue, 03/17/2009

A February, United States Supreme Court Ruling has sent rumbles through Indian Country. The ruling in Carcieri v. Salazar handed down by the Roberts court throws into dispute the sovereignty of land recovered by tribes not recognized before the 1934 enactment of The Indian Reorganization Act. The decision turns on its head over 70 years of legal interpretation by the courts and by the Department of the Interior. The Narrangasett Tribe inside Rhode Island are the immediate losers in the case but have vowed to fight what they see as the " latest attempt at Judicial Termination" referring to the illegal state dissolution of the tribe in 1810.

4:28 minutes (4.09 MB)

Gender & The Workplace; Pay Disparity for Transgender Workers I

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Mon, 03/16/2009

On part one of this episode of Gender Blender hosts Rebecca Nay and Jacob Anderson-Minshall address issues about gender and the workplace.  The show starts with Portland residents discussing whether there are jobs only men and/or women can do.  Then Rebecca interviews Theresa Mitchell, a transwoman and Tri Met bus driver who transitioned on the job.  The hosts play The Lottery Song by Namoli Brennet.  Jacob interviews University of Chicago Professor Kristen Schilt who has studied the impact transitioning has on salaries. 

30:18 minutes (13.87 MB)

Gender & The Workplace; Pay Disparity for Transgender Workers II

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Mon, 03/16/2009

On this second half of March Gender Blender hosts Rebecca Nay and Jacob Anderson-Minshall address issues about gender and the workplace.  Jacob interviews University of Chicago Professor Kristen Schilt who has studied the impact transitioning has on salaries. Then hosts try to get in a word edgewise while hearing from a passionate Diego Sanchez, named one of the 100 most powerful Latinos in corporate America by Hispanic Business magazine; Sanchez is a senior legislative aide to Barney Frank and spoke on his support for Frank, the Human Rights Commission and a transgender inclusive ENDA. The show wrapped with another song from Brennet, Border Crossing.

31:14 minutes (14.3 MB)

Gender & The Workplace; Pay Disparity for Transgender Workers I

program date: 
Mon, 03/16/2009

On part one of this episode of Gender Blender hosts Rebecca Nay and Jacob Anderson-Minshall address issues about gender and the workplace.  The show starts with Portland residents discussing whether there are jobs only men and/or women can do.  Then Rebecca interviews Theresa Mitchell, a transwoman and Tri Met bus driver who transitioned on the job.  The hosts play The Lottery Song by Namoli Brennet.  Jacob interviews University of Chicago Professor Kristen Schilt who has studied the impact transitioning has on salaries. 

30:18 minutes (13.87 MB)

 

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