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Special Programming: Public Affairs

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Fri, 12/12/2008 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
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Portland Winter Soldier: Voices of Iraq Veterans and Civilian Victims

Winter Soldier was first held in 1971, when veterans of the Vietnam War gathered in Washington DC to testify about the atrocities they had committed or witnessed during the war. Now, Iraq Veterans Against the War have resurrected the tradition by holding a number of Winter Soldier events, including here in Portland.  Veterans' testimonies, recorded in Portland in October, were followed by a live forum with Iraq war vets and civilian victims of Occupation.

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Listen to Pacifica recordings of the national Winter Soldier event held in March 2008.

Iraq Veterans Against the War website

Live blog of Portland Winter Soldier

Portland Sanctuary city campaign

No More Victims

Special Programming: Public Affairs

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Tue, 12/09/2008 - 9:30am - 10:30am

Anna Keith hosts a new pilot program called "Family Business." Today's show looks at breastfeeding with guest Rachel Martinez from the Nursing Mothers Counsel of Oregon and Washington. Call-ins are welcome.

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Wed, 12/03/2008 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Host Melinda Bernert looks behind the media, local and national. Today's topics include "The Incredible Shrinking Oregonian;" and a look at how CNN is trying to get newspapers to drop the Associated Press, why that's bad and what it means for Portland and other local areas. We'll also hear a critique of the plan of the new Chair of the FCC to sell one-fourth of the Internet. 

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Mon, 12/01/2008 - 11:15am - 12:00pm

We hear from the series Law and Disorder. Jonathan Hafetz, staff attorney of the ACLU, discusses the case of Ali Al-Marri and whether the President can declare legal residents, including American citizens, enemy combatants. And journalist Jeremy Scahill talks about "20 Hawks, Clintonites and Neocons to Watch for in Obama's White House."

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Fri, 11/28/2008 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Professor and author Robert Jensen on How We Talk about the Vision for an Alternative and What Is Our Strategy for Getting There In an Era of a Democratic Party President. Produced by Global Voices for Justice.

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Thu, 11/27/2008 - 8:00am - 12:00pm

Host Eugene Johnson returns for his annual broadcast, Genocide Cover-Up Day. Eugene is joined by co hosts Jim Craven and Rhonda "Shusli" Baseler to discuss the crime of genocide with the likes of Ward Churchill, author of A Little Matter of Genocide, and Carter Camp, former AIMster and current political leader in Indian Country, and you. Be prepared to call in and exchange ideas!

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Wed, 11/26/2008 - 10:00am - 11:00am

 Melinda Bernert hosts a pilot program called "Media-ocrity," which looks at how local media covers or doesn't cover the issues we care about. She'll speak with Eric Boehlert, who writes for Media Matters about the layoff trend of newspapers and other media outlets. Layoffs of the most experienced and expensive employees leaves a huge hole in knowledge, institutional memory and experience. The Oregonian and Columbian have layed off 150 employees in the last nine months

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Mon, 11/24/2008 - 11:15am - 12:00pm

The topics are protesters and First Amendment rights and building solidarity among workers while staying clear of the law.

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Thu, 11/20/2008 - 11:15am - 12:00pm
Flashpoints is off again today. Instead we'll hear an interview about the out-sourcing of U.S. intelligence operations and a commentary on "The Myth of Thanksgiving."

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Thu, 11/20/2008 - 9:30am - 10:30am
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The Digital Divide: A show on technology activism

How do the latest technologies affect our communities? How can we use science to benefit society and how do we keep it from harming us? KBOO's The Digital Divide attempts to answer these questions and ask a few of our own through interviews, recordings, and commentary. The show touches upon such issues as open source, privacy, transparency, intellectual property, free speech, accessibility, hacking, net neutrality, file sharing, piracy, social networking, pollution, bioethics and more.

The program begins with a roundup of technology news from around the world and then provides in-depth feature stories from a variety of reporters. In our pilot show we cover the recent elections - how technology was used to get out the vote and also prevent it.  We feature an interview with one of the communications collective members for those who protested the Republican National Convention.  We'll also hear from Tim Jones of the Electronic Frontier Foundation on what to expect from an Obama administration and what changes they are proposing be made to improve our digital civil liberties.

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Localizing and Colorizing Peace and Justice: Jo Ann Bowman

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Thu, 09/11/2008

Jo Ann Bowman spoke during the 2008 conference of the Peace and Justice Studies Association and the Peace and Conflict Studies Consortium.  She participated in the plenary session, "Localizing and Colorizing Peace and Justice."  Bowman is the Executive Director of Oregon Action, President of Coalition for a Livable Future, a Public Affairs Program radio host, and a former member of the Oregon State House of Representatives.  She is President of Bowman Consulting SErvices and is also a Social Justice Training Professional.

Three Powerful Women: Colonel Ann Wright

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Thu, 09/11/2008

Col. Ann Wright is the co-author of "Dissent:Voices of Conscience". A retired 29-year veteran of the Army and Army Reserves, she resigned from the Department of State ion March 19, 2003 in opposition to the Iraq war.  Wright was a diplomat in Nicaragua, Grenada, Somalia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Sierra Leone, MIcronesia, Afghanistan and Mongolia. 

Wright participated in the plenary discusion "Three Powerful Women," of the 2008 conference of the Peace and Justice Studies Association, and the Peace and Conflict Studies Consortium.

Andy Worthington, An Update on Guantanamo

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Wed, 09/10/2008

Andy Worthington the author of The Guantanamo Files; The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison hosted by Linda Olson-Osterlund gives an update on Guantanamo. Who's still there and what is happening to them now. They also talk about the important role of the prisoners, lawyers, civil liberty activists and independant media in bringing this story to light.

For more from Andy Worthington go to andyworthington.co.uk

 

Interview with Stephen Soldz, psychoanalyst on the role of Psychologists in Torture

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Wed, 09/10/2008

Stephen Soldz is a psychoanalyst, psychologist and faculty member at the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis. He is a founder of the Coalition for an Ethical Psychlogy and organization leading the struggle to change the American Psychological Association policy on participation in abusive interrorgations. He discusses with host Linda Olson-Osterlund the role psychologists have played in the use of torture  by the U.S. Military and Intelligence agencies and the current struggle inside the American Psychological Association to end this role.

You can visit his blog Psyche, Science, and Society and at the web site Psychoanalysts for Peace and Justice

Interview with Eric Lichtblau author of Bush's Law; The Remaking of American Justice

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Wed, 09/10/2008

Eric Lichtblau is the Justice Department beat writer for the New York Times newspaper. He and his partner in writing, Jim Risen were the recipients of the 2006 Pullitzer Prize fpr national reporting for their story that revealed the secret, warrantless  wiretapping program of the National Security Agency. He talks about the Bush Administrations secret actions to rewrite or circumvent Civil Liberty protections  most Americans consider the bedrock of our freedom.

His compelling and important book is Bush's Law; The Remaking of American Justice

Welcoming Plenary: Peace and Justice Studies Conference

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Wed, 09/10/2008

Speakers from the Opening Plenary of the Peace and Justice Studies Association Conference: Felice and Jack Cohen-Joppa, John LaForge, Kathy Kelly

Interview with Jane Mayer author of The Dark Side Interview with Jane Mayer author of The Dark Side

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Wed, 09/03/2008

 Host Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews Jane Mayer about her new book The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How The War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals. The book reveals how a small group of extremists inside the White House  the Pentagon and the CIA took over America's policy on prisoners and their treatment following 911.It documents how rendition and torture became standard procedure throughout  CIA "black sites", at Guantanamo and US military prisons abroad.

Interview: Andy Worthington on the Salim Hamdan's Guantanamo Trial

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Wed, 08/13/2008

    Host Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews guest Andy Worthington, author of The Guantanamo Files: The Stories of The 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison.They discuss the trial of Salim Hamdan, a driver for Osama Bin Laden. What did we learn from this , the first United States war crimes trial since WWII.  More from Andy Worthington can be found at www.andyworthington.co.uk/

Interview: Andrew Pappone and Attorney Tom Nelson on IDS & FBI Harrassment

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Wed, 07/30/2008

Reed Graduate,  Andrew Pappone and his attorney Tom Nelson discuss his detention by the Israeli Defense Force when he left Palestine following completion of n internship with the Palestine Fair Trade Association.  After he returned to the US he and his family faced harrassment by the FBI prompting him to hire civil rights attorney Tom Nelson.

Population, Climate and Women's Right to Choose

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Tue, 07/29/2008

On the July 30 News and Public Affairs Special on the Climate Crisis, Stephanie Potter looked at how our numbers are affecting the climate crisis, and learned that providing women with the means to determine the size of their families could lead to population stabilzation.  She spoke with Bob Doppelt, Director of the Climate Leadership Initiative at the Univesity of Oregon's Institute for a Sustainable Environment;   Marian Starkey, Communications Director at the Population ConnectionRamona Rex, Population Issues Coordinator for the Sierra Club's  Global Population and Environment Program; and Robert Engelman, Vice-president for Programs at the World Watch Institute and recent author of More: Population, Nature and What Woment Want.

 

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