There's no doubt of the importance of the election of Barack Obama as America's first black president. But what role did people of color play in making this happen and where do they stand in the wake of the election? Jo Ann and Dave talk with Rudy Lopez, Directory of the Center for Community Change about his organization's work in turning out people of color and other disempowered voters for Obama. He'll also talk about how this new bloc of mobilized citizens can ensure that the new president and the Congress remain true to the promises made before election day. For more information on the Center for Community Change and their upcoming people's conference, visit www.communitychange.org.
On the Nov 6 Recovery Zone, "the morning after the morning after" the historic 2008 election, Virginia Ross and Nancy Matela from the Oregon Voter Rights Coalition spoke with host Stephanie Potter and answered questions from listeners about the pressing need for transparency in our election process.
In just over a week, three transgender students were violently attacked on a Washington state university campus. LGBTQ students fear for their safety and argue the school administration has not responded quickly enough to the wave of attacks. Jacob Anderson-Minshall has more.
For the first time ever, the US is deploying a military unit inside the United States. KBOO news reporter Jacob Anderson-Minshall speaks with an ACLU representative about the issues involved, especially the lack of information about why the unit was deployed and what it will be used for.
Election Night Radio Theater: Cable news talking heads make sure they don't miss a single weasel word during coverage of Barack Obama's election. Pundit: Randall Howington Reporter: Kathy Fors Written byS.W. ConserwithRandall Howington
Host Dave Mazza moderated a panel discussion with KBOO's Teresa Mitchell and Per Fagereng and guests Andrea Durbin, Executive Director of the Oregon Environmental Council, Maya Rockeymoore, and Loren Hollingwood, University of Washington polling expert.