Wednesday Talk Radio
Host Lisa Loving speaks with Susan Herman about her new book “Taking Liberties: The War on Terror and the Erosion of American Democracy” which takes a hard look at the human and social costs of the War on Terror. A decade after 9/11, it is far from clear that the government's hastily adopted antiterrorist tactics--such as the Patriot Act--are keeping us safe, but it is increasingly clear that these emergency measures in fact have the potential to ravage our lives--and have already done just that to countless Americans. Herman gives a powerful account of how civil liberties have rapidly eroded in post-9/11 America, tells numerous stories of ordinary people caught in the government's surveillance dragnet, explains that the state of emergency has continued into the Obama administration, and shows why we must remain vigilant if we are to hold on to our age-old freedoms
Susan Herman is President of the American Civil Liberties Union. She holds a chair as Centennial Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School, where she teaches courses and seminars in Constitutional Law, Terrorism, and Civil Liberties. She is the author of “The Right to a Speedy and Public Trial: A Reference Guide to the The Sixth Amendment of the United States Constitution” and “Taking Liberties: The War on Terror and the Erosion of American Democracy.”
If the current GOP presidential primary campaign is remembered for nothing else, it will be known for the meteoric rise of the "anti-contraception conservatives."
• Rick Santorum thinks states should have the power to ban family planning.
• Mitt Romney wants to eliminate funding for Title X, which helps to provides low-income women with access to family planning and reproductive health services.
• Rick Perry proudly trumpeted the fact that Texas had slashed state support for family planning clinics by two-thirds.
Taxpayers may instinctively applaud such cuts. But every dollar invested in helping women avoid unwanted pregnancies saves $4.02 in Medicaid expenditures that otherwise will be needed for pregnancy-related care.
Furthermore, many fail to realize that eliminating publicly-supported family planning services would actually increase the number of abortions in the U.S. Title X-supported centers alone helped avert 406,200 abortions in 2008 by providing high quality contraception.
"That it has gotten as far as it has in the past 18 months is unnerving," says Robert Walker of the Population Institute. "The escalating assaults on contraception are not only short-sighted financially,” but according to Walker, "they are really a war on women and their reproductive health and rights."
Robert Walker is the Executive Vice President of the Population Institute, which works to promote voluntary family planning and reproductive health services, and to increase awareness of the social, economic, and environmental consequences of rapid population growth.
Hosted by Lisa Loving
It used to be that literacy was a question of: can you read or can't you? Today literacy experts look at the levels of reading ability -- reading a medicine bottle, a newspaper, or a ballot all require different levels of literacy. Our guests today, Melissa Madensky, and Joy Meyers, from the Multnomah County Library talks about their new literacy programs at the North Portland Library. Tune in and call 503-231-8187 with your stories about the issue, plus find out how you can help increase literacy in your community. Wednesday at 8am on 90.7 FM, KBOO.
Hosted by Lisa Loving
First snowstorm of the year, and host Lisa Loving spends the hour with Ibrahim Mubarak, Derrick Shelton, and Shasta Leming from Right 2 Dream Too talking about their homeless families' encampment on a fenced streetcorner on NW Burnside Street in Portland.
Questions for Right 2 Dream Too, or offers of resources, call us during the show at 503-231-8171.
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New York writer and co-founder of Occupy the Wall Street Journal, who reports for Salon from occupation sites all over the United States. They'll talk about the current state of the Occupy movement and take your calls.
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Hosted by Lisa Loving
The Center for Intercultural Organizing kicked off 2012 with a special program -- First Friday gatherings where friends and members share their citizenship status stories of hope and courage. Join host Lisa Loving and guests Carmen Madrid and Andrew Riley for a frank conversation about what's going on in our immigrant communities.
DO Reserve time on your calendar on June 21, 2012, for CIO's Annual Fundraiser.
Operation Fast and Furious, in which the US Government is complicit in arming Mexican Drug Cartels, was mention during the show.
Unfortunately, SB 742 and SB 845 failed to pass the Oregon Legislature, but, have no fear, these are being reworked for another try. One entitles all Oregon High School Graduates to In-State Tuition Rates in ORegon Colleges, and the other helps New Immigrants obtain Drivers Licenses.
Hosted by Lisa Loving
The murder of Portland teen Davonte Lightfoot in 2007 pushed organizer Imani Muhammad to create an annual series of events unlike any other – by, for and about Black youth in the Portland area. This year’s Portland Youth Summit theme is: The Mis-education of Our Youth. Join host Lisa Loving and guests Imani Muhammad, recording artist and educator Mic Crenshaw and activist Jasiri X Wednesday morning at 8.
KBOO Community Radio is a media sponsor of the Portland Youth Summit. Read the entire schedule of events here.
Photos by Venetia Kelley.
And, of course... Let's not forget to support Socially Responsible Businesses like The Freedom Paper Company
Host Lisa Loving’s guest is teenaged activist and Oregon Zoo Arctic Ambassador Caroline Bass, who traveled to the far northern reaches of Manitoba, Canada this fall with Polar Bears International to learn more about global warming and the threatened habitat of polar bears. What can we do to save the planet?
Article Co-Authored by Caroline at the PBI Leadership Camp:
A Lazy Bear & Energized Teens
(Photos by Caroline Bass)
During the show, a listener recommended Dirt, The Movie
Another listener, Barry, claimed that Human Emissions are irrelevant because Volcanoes emit much, much, more Greenhouse Gas than Humans ever could, so changing OUR behavior would have little or no effect on climate. He implied that we'd have to plug up all the world's Volcanoes to get any significant reduction in Greenhouse Gases.
Well... The Scientists at the USGS think otherwise... "Human activities, responsible for a projected 35 billion metric tons (gigatons) of CO2 emissions in 2010 (Friedlingstein et al., 2010), release an amount of CO2 that dwarfs the annual CO2 emissions of all the world’s degassing subaerial and submarine volcanoes."
Will Hall of Madness Radio hosts. His guest is a former Oregon State Hospital patient now living in the community under the Psychiatric Security Review Board (PSRB) after taking the "guilty except for insanity" plea. http://www.psrbfairshake.org/
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