Civil Liberties

US Congress Introduces Legislation to Fast-Track TPP

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Evening News
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Thu, 04/16/2015
Top Congressional legislators reached a deal earlier today to introduce fast-track legislation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership to Congress.
As the ranking Democrat on the Finance Panel, Oregon Senator Ron Wyden was crucial in reaching an agreement between Republicans and Democrats drafting the legislation.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership would be the world’s largest free trade agreement, involving the United States, Canada, Mexico, Vietnam, Japan, and seven other Pacific-rim countries.
It is heavily opposed by environmental groups, American labor unions such as the AFL-CIO, as well as human rights advocates.
The Oregon chapter of the AFL-CIO has staged multiple protests calling for lawmakers to reject the trade deal. 6:44 minutes (6.16 MB)

Alleged Killer of Chilean Folksinger Victor Jara to be Tried in USA

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 04/16/2015
The former Chilean army officer who allegedly murdered folksinger Victor Jara in the aftermath of the 1973 military coup is the subject of a civil lawsuit in the United States.
Pedro Barrientes Nunez currently lives in Deltona, Florida, despite an extradition request made by the Chilean government when his name was revealed as the leader of the squad that tortured and killed Jara.
KBOO reporter Sam Bouman speaks with Almudena Bernabeu, the international attorney with the Center for Justice and Accountability which is prosecuting the case.
7:20 minutes (16.79 MB)

Studs Terkel and the Hurts of American Racism

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Mon, 04/13/2015

Alan Weider discusses Studs Terkel and the hurts of American racism, with sounds of Terkel from transom.org and Mahalia Jackson from WFMT Chicago.

14:06 minutes (6.46 MB)

Flashpoints on 04/16/15

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Flashpoints
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Thu, 04/16/2015 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

Flashpoints on 04/15/15

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Flashpoints
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Wed, 04/15/2015 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

Century Of Lies for April 12 2015

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Century Of Lies
program date: 
Sun, 04/12/2015
On this week's Century Of Lies we talk with Jeff Anderson from United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 555 about organizing workers in the cannabis industry, and with activist and federal medical marijuana patient Elvy Musikka, plus we hear part of a presentation on marijuana as medicine from Donald Abrams, MD, of the University of California at San Francisco. 29:00 minutes (26.56 MB)

Flashpoints on 04/14/15

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Flashpoints
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Tue, 04/14/2015 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

The Confessional on 04/13/15

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The Confessional
Air date: 
Mon, 04/13/2015 - 12:00am - 2:00am
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