Special Programming: Public Affairs

Episode Archive

News and Public Affairs Special on 09/03/08

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Wed, 09/03/2008 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Republican Convention Protests and Analysis

KBOO presents Pacifica radio's live coverage of the Republican convention protests, with analysis of the pageantry inside the halls as well.

 Pacifica's Election 411 website

News and Public Affairs Special on 08/26/08

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Tue, 08/26/2008 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Pacifica Coverage of the 2008 Democratic National Convention
The broadcasts will include live speeches and analysis, produced reporter packages and convention-floor interviews, and coverage of protest activities surrounding the conventions. Analysis will center on campaign and convention financing, its influence on party and candidate platforms, ideological struggles within the major parties, the historical trajectory of the protest movements outside, and civil rights issues concerning their treatment by local authorities. The broadcasts may include listener-call-ins.

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News and Public Affairs Special on 08/25/08

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Mon, 08/25/2008 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Pacifica Coverage of the 2008 Democratic National Convention
The broadcasts will include live speeches and analysis, produced reporter packages and convention-floor interviews, and coverage of protest activities surrounding the conventions. Analysis will center on campaign and convention financing, its influence on party and candidate platforms, ideological struggles within the major parties, the historical trajectory of the protest movements outside, and civil rights issues concerning their treatment by local authorities. The broadcasts may include listener-call-ins.

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News and Public Affairs Special on 06/20/08

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Fri, 06/20/2008 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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40th Anniversary special - Recordings from the KBOO Archives

In celebration of KBOO's 40th anniversary, we bring you recordings from the KBOO archives - dating back to 1968.  Each weeknight at 6:00 - 7:00 pm from June 16th - 20th, we'll play some of these historic, rarely heard recordings. 

News and Public Affairs Special on 06/19/08

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Thu, 06/19/2008 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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KBOO Archive recordings: 40 years of radio-activism

In celebration of KBOO's 40th anniversary, we bring you recordings from the KBOO archives - dating back to 1968.  Each weeknight at 6:00 - 7:00 pm from June 16th - 20th, we'll play some of these historic, rarely heard recordings.

News and Public Affairs Special on 06/02/08

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Mon, 06/02/2008 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Biodevastation Special

A look at geological catastrophe and the world's food supply, a five-hour special.

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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.

Interview: Frederick S. Lane, Author of The Court and The Cross

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Wed, 07/23/2008

 Free lance journalist Fred Lane traces the rise of the Religous Right and their attempts to reshape the Supreme Court.

Interview: Michelle Shepherd, Author of Guantanamo's Child

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Thu, 07/17/2008

Toronto Star, award winning journalist, Michelle Shepherd  discusses her book Guantanamo's Child; The Untold Story of Omar Khadr. Khadr is a Canadian citizen who was a wounded fifteen year old when taken into custody by the US military in Afghanistan. He has spent the past six years in the Guantanamo Prison Camp and is on the governments short list to face a  Military Tribunal. Ms Shepherd has covered his story since 2002 and interviewed others in his life extensively.

Andrew Geller interviews Anuradha Mittal

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Mon, 06/23/2008

 

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