The speaker is one of the main proponents of a growing movement to curtail the "rights" and destructive practices of corporations at a local, grassroots level. Linzey started the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund in Pennsylvania working for clients trying to stop factory hog farms from moving into their area and similar environmental issues. He soon found his work stymied by a structure of law skewed by Constitutional and legal protections for private property and corporations. Out of that has grown a new "community rights" movement to educate people about the real legal and political structures that maintain corporate dominance as well as crafting local ordinances and ballot intitiatives to curtail corporate power. 63:21 minutes (58 MB)
Steve McQuiddy talks about his new book, "Here on the Edge", published by Oregon State University. McQuiddy looks at a long-neglected element of World War II history: the role of pacifism in what is often called "The Good War." He shares the fascinating story of one conscientious objector camp located on the rain-soaked Oregon Coast, Civilian Public Service (CPS) Camp #56, providing the definitive history of the Fine Arts Group at Waldport. 38:38 minutes (35.38 MB)
Bill Resnick talks with Michael Cox of Cover Oregon about how the Affordable Care Act can be utilized by "various classes of people". Michael explains what Cover Oregon is (the "healthcare exchange" created by the ACA) and what may qualify for under the ACA and how to engage the process. They talk about the differing benefits for both the uninsured and insured alike. 6:37 minutes (6.06 MB)
Host Ren Green interviewed Peter Pincetl of KBOO's Prison Pipeline Collective on his experience with our Criminal Justice System, the challenges parolees face when they reintegrate into society, and what Prison Pipeline offers listeners.