Civil Liberties

Abe Minus Joe on Obama the Wimp

Airs at: Mon, 07/14/2008 at 5:00pm
Host Abe Proctor leads a discussion on Obama, the Lessor of Two Evils, or How Much Stink Are You Willing To Tolerate To Keep McCain OUT of the White House?!? Read more

Patriotism Versus Nationalism

Airs at: Mon, 07/07/2008 at 5:00pm
Host Abe Proctor goes solo today, leading a discussion on Patriotism versus Nationalism, plus whatever else our callers bring to the table. Read more

Civil Liberties Watch: The FBI's New Investigation: Datamining, Racial and Ethnic Profiling

Airs at: Mon, 07/07/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
The FBI has leaked news of its new policy to investigate Americans based on profiles collected through datamining including racial and ethnic profiling. Coming up on Kboo's recurring feature Civil Liberties Watch, reporter Linda Olson-Osterlund talks with Caroline Fredrickson... Read more

Civil Liberties Watch: The San Francisco 8 :new developments

Airs at: Sun, 06/22/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
  The prosecution throws up new obstacles in the case of eight former members of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense. Jailed defendants Jalil Muntaquin and Herman Bell are delayed in their return to New York for a parole hearing. Read more

Civil Liberties Watch: The Supreme Court & Guantanamo Prisoner Rights

Airs at: Sun, 06/15/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
  The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the prisoners in Guantanamo had the right to a hearing in Federal court. this was one of the most important Human Rights cases ruled on by the court in decades. Twice the Bush Administration and the Congress had tried to put these prisone... Read more

Civil Liberties Watch: Stopping Telecoms Spying on Citizens

Airs at: Sun, 06/29/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
Next up,  our recurring feature Civil Liberties Watch.  This week reporter Linda Olson-Osterlund focuses on whistleblower Mark Klein and the fight to stop the governments use of telecom companies to spy on Americans   Read more

Healthcare Premiums up 35% July 1st

Airs at: Sun, 06/29/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Healthwatch
One year ago Regence Blue Cross raised rates by an average of 19%. This year's increase is a whopping 35% scheduled to take effect on July 1. Britta Duncan, co-chair of Jobs with Justice' Healthcare Committee and Secretary/Treasurer of ILWU Local 5 will join host Martha Odo... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for June 30, 2008

Airs at: Sun, 06/29/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Laurie Mercier hosts this program of interviews and reviews about civil rights, justice and injustice.   Laurie interviews Ellen Schrecker about the assaults  on academic freedom in the 1950s and how they compare with those of today.  Bill Resnick talks with radical  econom... Read more

Movie Moles: "Road to Guantanamo"

Airs at: Mon, 06/30/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Movie Moles Denise Morris and Laurie Mercier review Road to Guantanamo, the British docudrama that follows the story of three British citizens swept up by the military while traveling in Afghanistan and sent to Guantamo prison where they were held without charges for three ... Read more

McCarthyism Past & Present

Airs at: Sun, 06/29/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Laurie Mercier interviews historian Ellen Schrecker.  They compare the chilling effects of political repression on academic freedom  in the 1950s and today, finding similarities and differences, both of which are disturbing.   Schrecker is the author of THE AGE OF MCCARTHYI... Read more