KBOO's Sam Bouman spoke with Alka Pradhan, Counter-Terrorism Counsel with Reprieve US, who is representing Guantanamo Bay prisoner Ahmed Rabbani in the Washington DC Court of Appeals, in one of the first court cases related to conditions of detention at the controversial military prison. Rabbani has been imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay since his arrest in Pakistan in 2002, and is joining historic litigation begun by fellow prisoner Imad Abdullah Hassan. Both men are attempting to have a the court issue an injunction against abusive force-feeing techniques used by guards against hunger-striking prisoners.
I had a very interesting and helpful conversation with Erin Donley, a communication specialist about the importance of conscious communication.
Erin Donley is a connection queen in Portland, Oregon. She's known for helping businesses and individuals gain respect, rapport and results with their words.
Erin was a media sales executive for several years, until she left seeking role models who could show her when (and how) to swallow her pride or express her views -- carefully and professionally.
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Jen Davis grows 16 kinds of fruits and many of her family's vegetables in her urban yard. She also keeps ducks to eat slugs, and Mason bees for pollination, and she teaches Mason bee care classes around the NW. She is the founder of Bee Friendly Portland, a coalition of folks working at the neighborhood level to protect send sustain our threatened pollinators. Please check it out on FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bee-Friendly-Portland/650478741630390?ref=hl
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Host Sutree has a very interesting and enlightening conversation with Annam of The HeartGate Sanctuary just outside of Hood River Oregon.
From age 7, Annam was awake to divine Word. At 17, a revelatory spiritual experience increased this capacity and began her lifelong commitment to God-centered awareness.
Annam has been referred to as a midwife to the soul and a bridge to the God Mind within. She inspires us to true awareness and unity consciousness as she helps you to become your authentic divine self. Annam is a modern mystic for the student of life, Unity and the presence of the diving spirit.
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KBOO's Robin Ryan speaks with Portland houseless advocate Ibrahim Mubarak, who was arrested last Thursday while documenting police and private security violating the rights of houseless individuals underneath the Burnside Bridge in Portland. 9:16 minutes (4.24 MB)
In a time of social and ecological crisis, what can we as individuals do to make the world a better place?In his The More Beautiful World our Hearts Know is Possible,Charles Eisenstein submits that the old worldview of Separation must fall away, to be replaced by a new worldview of Inter-being, and a radically different understanding of cause and effect. 27:50 minutes (25.49 MB)
For nearly 30 years, Holly Pruett has been a community organizer, serving as a leader in and consultant to the nonprofit community in Oregon and nationally. From ten years of work with survivors of domestic and sexual violence in her 20s, Holly has gone on to work for the LGBT community, on racial justice and environmental issues, and for stronger schools and social services.
She has also worked for many years in the summers at the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival, as a production assistant and office coordinator, and where I had the great privilege of getting to know her better as we worked together.
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The American Psychological Association has dropped a formal complaint against John Leso, a psychologist at the US's Guantanamo prison, who designed and oversaw torture techniques used against prisoners. KBOO's Jenka Soderberg spoke to Steven Reisner, a psychologist who is trying to hold Leso and the APA accountable for these abuses. 5:32 minutes (5.06 MB)