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Episode Archive

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 01/13/10

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Wed, 01/13/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Tune in this coming Wednesday, January 13th from 6 to 7 pm, for a special on the upcoming Vancouver Winter Olympics, and the coalition of indigenous, environmental and housing activists that have come together to oppose the theft of indigenous land for the Olympic games. 

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 12/30/09

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Wed, 12/30/2009 - 9:00am - 8:00pm
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Israel's Gaza Invasion - one year later

Israel's Gaza Invasion: One year later

After a devastating Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip from Dec. 27, 2008 - Jan. 20, 2009 which resulted in over 1400 Palestinians killed by Israelis and 5 Israelis killed by Palestinians, the population of Gaza has been unable to rebuild the 20,000 destroyed homes and buildings due to an ongoing Israeli-imposed siege.  A year after the attack, we look at what role the US has played in the ongoing assault on Gaza, the solidarity marches which will be arriving at the Gaza border as we speak, and examine the history of the refugee population of the Gaza Strip.  Tune in from 8 am to 8 pm on Wednesday, December 30th, for our all day special on Gaza.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 12/29/09

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Tue, 12/29/2009 - 10:00am - 10:15am

KBOO's Jenka Soderberg interviews members of the Gaza Freedom March, who are scheduled to cross into Gaza on December 30th with over 1400 marchers from around the world.

More info on the Gaza Freedom March

CODEPINK recently put out a statement: “Citing escalating tensions on the Gaza-Egypt border, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry informed us on Dec. 20 that the Rafah border will be closed over the coming weeks, into January. We responded that there is always tension at the border because of the siege and that if there are any risks, they are risks we are willing to take. We also said that it was too late for over 1,360 delegates coming from over 42 countries to change their plans now.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 12/28/09

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Mon, 12/28/2009 - 10:00am - 10:15am

KBOO's Jenka Soderberg interviews members of the 'Artery of Life' aid caravan to the Gaza Strip, which is currently stuck on the Jordanian-Egyptian border.

The latest word from the caravan, which has travelled by land from England to bring humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip:

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 11/30/09

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Mon, 11/30/2009 - 8:00am - 8:00pm
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WHOSE STREETS? OUR STREETS!!

WHOSE STREETS?  OUR STREETS!!

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Special Programming: Public Affairs on 11/26/09

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Thu, 11/26/2009 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

5:00 - 6:00 pm Thurs. Nov. 26th

Jenka Soderberg interviews Dhoruba bin Wahad, who is speaking from a hotel in Jordan after being detained and then denied entry into Palestine by Israeli authorities.  bin Wahad is a former political prisoner in the US who was charged in 1971 with the murder of two police officers, but was vindicated nineteen years later when a judge ruled that the FBI had fabricated evidence in order to frame bin Wahad of a crime he didn't commit.

As an African-American, on his way to a conference on political prisoners convened by the Palestinian Authority in the city of Jericho, bin Wahad feels that he was racially profiled, along with his travelling companion Naji Mujahid - the only two African Americans on a busload of white tourists.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 11/26/09

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Thu, 11/26/2009 - 8:00am - 12:00pm

Genocide Cover-up day

On alleged Thanksgiving Day, hosts Eugene Johnson, Dean Looking Hawk, Louis Sowa and Jim Craven ask listeners to tune in to this annual call in program and let's talk about the crime of genocide.  Topics will include both the genocide of the native people of this continent, and ongoing genocides around the world.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 11/11/09

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Wed, 11/11/2009 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The Hanford nuclear site: Still Radioactive after all these years

 

Join KBOO's Chris Andreae and David Rosenfeld as they take you on a virtual tour of the world's first large-scale nuclear reactor, located just four hours from Portland, in Richland Washington.  Then hear a talk by Paige Knight of Hanford Watch on the efforts being undertaken to address the massive contamination.

 

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/29/09

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Thu, 10/29/2009 - 9:30am - 10:15am

Repealing the Death Penalty: What can Oregonians learn from the successful repeal movement in New Mexico?

Host Miriam Widman interviews activists from the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and others.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/12/09

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Mon, 10/12/2009 - 8:00am - 11:00am

Indigenous Resistance Day

On October 12th, KBOO commemorates Indigenous Resistance Day (known to some people as 'Columbus Day') from 8 - 11 am, with talks by John Trudell and other renowned native activists.

John Trudell is an acclaimed poet, national recording artist, actor and activist whose international following reflects the universal language of his words, work and message. Trudell (Santee Sioux) was a spokesperson for the Indian of All Tribes occupation of Alcatraz Island from 1969 to 1971. He then worked with the American Indian Movement (AIM), serving as Chairman of AIM from 1973 to 1979. In February of 1979, a fire of unknown origin killed Trudell’s wife, three children and mother-in-law. It was through this horrific tragedy that Trudell began to find his voice as an artist and poet, writing, in his words, “to stay connected to this reality.”

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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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