Special Programming: Public Affairs

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Special Programming: Public Affairs

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Thu, 12/25/2008 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Michael Parenti speaks on Diversity and Orthodoxy in the News Media. Parenti gave the keynote speech for the Modern Media Censorship lectures by Project Censored on August 28th of this year.

Michael Parenti has written and lectured on the mainstream media for decades. He is the author of numerous books including "Inventing Reality."

Special Programming: Public Affairs

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Thu, 12/18/2008 - 9:30am - 10:30am
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The Digital Divide

This month, the Digital Divide looks at the environment and what technology is doing to help or harm it.  We'll speak with a pioneering nonprofit that is battling the growing amount of eWaste, and talk to a justice organization on just how green many of the next generation energy technologies really are.

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.

Special Programming: Public Affairs

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Wed, 12/17/2008 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Pink slips are filling up newsrooms across the country. Is this due to dire financial circumstances? Or unrelenting greed and Wall Street pressure? Craig Aaron from Free Press joins Melinda Bernert on Mediaocrity this week.

And.. Do you want to be part of the media? But don't want to leave your neighborhood? Bright Neighbor CEO Randy White shows us how.

All this coming up on Mediaocrity. 

 

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

Air date: 
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. 

Special Programming: Public Affairs

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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."

Special Programming: Public Affairs

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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.

Special Programming: Public Affairs

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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!

Special Programming: Public Affairs

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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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KBOO's Election Special: Counting the Votes in Oregon

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Thu, 10/09/2008

Three Powerful Women: Betty Reardon

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Thu, 10/02/2008

Betty Reardon's peace education work is noted for its integration of human rights principles and feminist perspectives on global issues into its substance and methodology. Reardon is the Founding Director Emeritus of the Peace Education Center at Teachers College Columbia University and the International Institutes on Peace Education, a global consortium for continuing education on issues of peace.  Reardon participated in the plenary discusion "Three Powerful Women," during the 2008 conference of the Peace and Justice Studies Association and the Peace and Conflict Studies Consortium.

Anniversary of the death of James Chasse

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Tue, 09/16/2008

September 17th, 2008 is the second anniversary of the death of James Chasse Junior, Jim Jim, an early fixture in the Portland Punk Scene, a schizophrenic man living independently in Downtown Portland, and the victim of a brutal and fatal police beating.
Two years ago James Chasse was attacked and beaten to death by Multnomah County Sheriff deputy Bret Burton, Portland Police officer Christopher Humphreys and Portland Police Sargent Kyle Nice. on NW 13th and Everett before a dozen eyewitnesses. Chasse was not suspected of a crime, he had not committed a crime, and had no criminal record. The officers beat him, kicked him, tasered him repeatedly, and broke 17 ribs and his shoulder.

Chasse was sent by paramedics to jail, where the Jail nurses refused to admit him. He died en route to a hospital in the back seat of a police car driven by the same officers who had earlier beaten him.

The Multnomah County medical examiner ruled that Chasse died of blunt-force trauma to the chest, but declared the death “accidental.” A grand jury later cleared the officers of criminal wrongdoing. The officers involved are all back on duty.

This interview is with Jason Renault of the Mental Health Associaton of Portland, and film director Brian Linstrom , about James Chasse, and the film project about his life, called Alien Boy.
It also includes excerpts from the Public Memorial Service held for Chasse in October, 2006.

The film’s title comes from a song written about Chasse in 1979 by his friend, Greg Sage, lead singer of the seminal Portland punk band, the Wipers. He was also the subject of the song Nothing to Fear by Portland’s first all female punk band, the Neo Boys.

http://alienboy.org/

http://jameschasse.blogspot.com/

http://mentalhealthportland.wordpress.com/

http://brianlindstrom.wordpress.com/

http://readingfrenzy.com/

 

Human Rights: Sovereignty: Pu'uhonua Dennis Keiki 'Bumpy' Kanahele

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Fri, 09/12/2008

Pu-uhonua is a consistent voice for the just restoration of the inherent rights to self determination and self governanace of native Hawaiians. Mr. Kanahele is active in the movement to restore and advance the rights of indigenous peoples of the Americans and throughout the world. For the past decade, he has served on the Board of Directors of the International Indian Treaty Council. His work fosters alternative, compassionate appropriate and alternative solutions to the political,economic, social, and cultural issues and concerns faced by Native Hawaiians.

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.

Localizing and Colorizing Peace and Justice: Kayse Jama

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Thu, 09/11/2008

Kayse Jama spoke during the 2008 conference of the Peace and Justice Studies Association and the Peace and Conflict Studies Consortium.  He participated in the plenary session "Localizing and Colorizing Peace and Justice."  Jama recently organized for the Western States Center under a New Voices Fellowship.  He lives in Portland, a refugee from Somalia and helped found the Western States Center.

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

 

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