Civil Liberties

Burma in Transition: From Dictatorship Towards Democracy

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A Deeper Look
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Thu, 02/23/2012

Can a dictatorship become democratic without a revolution? Guest, Edith Mirante  Portlander and founder of Project Maje  joins host Linda Olson-Osterlund in the studio. She talks about the surprising and rapid transition to democracy going on in Burma and the ongoing struggle of minorities there as well. In November, Mirante traveled to Burma including areas of conflict in the northeastern border area. She will bring us up to date on the struggle of the Kachin minority and their war with the Burmese army. Parliamentary elections are scheduled for April 1 2012 with Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi freed and running for office. Big changes are taking place in all aspects of life. Tune in for much more!

29:07 minutes (26.66 MB)

Political Perspectives on 02/22/12

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Wed, 02/22/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Redefining Black Power Reflections on the State of Black America

Redefining Black Power, a special program to celebrate the launch of the Pacifica Radio Archive's first book published by City Lights Books, "Redefining Black Power: Reflections on the State of Black America."

This book utilizes the Pacifica Radio Archive's classic Civil Rights and Black Power recordings such as W.E.B Dubois, Rosa Parks, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Audre Lourde as a context for a new conversation on the state of Black America with contemporary educators, activists and philosophers.

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Prison Pipeline 2/13/12 w/ Lyle Murphy and James hosted by Megan Vosk

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Prison Pipeline
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Mon, 02/13/2012

Our topic for this evening is a look at a wildly popular crocheting club that has taken root inside a male correctional facility. The last place you would expect a thriving crochet program to be is in a medium security prison. Yet, at the Oregon State Correctional Institution in Salem, such a program exists.

37:37 minutes (86.09 MB)

Bread and Roses on 02/17/12

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 02/17/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A Walk through the Underground Railroad and a Look at Aphrodite

In honor of Black History Month, Host Gabi Ross speaks with Joan Southgate, who at almost 80 years old walked 519 miles along the original underground railroad and then wrote a book about the process, In Their Path: A Grandmother's 519 Mile Underground Railroad Walk ... Then during the second part of the show, in honor of Valentine's Day, Host Ashley Thirstrup interviews Dr. Arlene Landau about her new book Tragic Beauty. They will discuss both the light and dark sides of the Greek Goddess, Aphrodite who has ruled our culture for centuries.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 02/17/12

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Fri, 02/17/2012 - 7:30pm - 8:00pm
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Marwan Bishara on the Arab Spring

One year after the launch of the Arab Spring, the people’s revolutions continue across the Arab world – from north Africa to the Persian Gulf, a generation of youth have risen up to challenge the entrenched rule of dictators and monarchies. Tune in Friday at 7:30 pm for an in-depth look at the origins of the uprising with Al Jazeera’s Marwan Bishara, author of The Invisible Arab: The Promise and Peril of the Arab Revolutions.

Jamal Tarhuni Comes Home

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Evening News
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Wed, 02/15/2012

Jamal Tarhuni, an Oregon resident prevented from returning to the United States after visiting Libya, finally came home yesterday. The Tigard Businessman and Libyan had been visiting the Post-Qaddafi nation to deliver humanitarian supplies with Medical Teams International. In January, he learned that he had been placed on the no-fly list, and was questioned by FBI agents from Portland.

KBOO's Zeke Harrington spoke with Thomas Nelson, an attorney for Jamal Tarhuni and several others on the no-fly list.

5:18 minutes (4.85 MB)

Susan Herman on “Taking Liberties: The War on Terror and the Erosion of American Democracy"

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Wed, 02/15/2012

 Host Lisa Loving speaks with Susan Herman about her new book “Taking Liberties: The War on Terror and the Erosion of American Democracy” which takes a hard look at the human and social costs of the War on Terror.

54:02 minutes (49.47 MB)

Talk Radio on 02/15/12

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Wed, 02/15/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Susan Herman on “Taking Liberties: The War on Terror and the Erosion of American Democracy"

Host Lisa Loving speaks with Susan Herman about her new book “Taking Liberties: The War on Terror and the Erosion of American Democracy” which takes a hard look at the human and social costs of the War on Terror. A decade after 9/11, it is far from clear that the government's hastily adopted antiterrorist tactics--such as the Patriot Act--are keeping us safe, but it is increasingly clear that these emergency measures in fact have the potential to ravage our lives--and have already done just that to countless Americans.

Out Loud on 02/14/12

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Out Loud
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Tue, 02/14/2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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Queering Sex, Love and Relationships

To celebrate Valentines Day, we are queering sex, love and relationships with a two hour special! It is our Spring Membership Drive, as well, so we're offering some special thank you gifts for new and renewing members!

We welcome Myshkin, from Myshkin's Ruby Warblers, to the show and we'll feature new music from her latest record 'That Diamond Lust'. Myshkin donated copies of this CD and a pair of tickets to her record release show at the Alberta Rose Feb 25! We'll offer these thank you gifts to new and returning members who call during the show!

Anything goes for the U.S. military these days; plus more on the Great Birth Control Fracas of 2012.

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Tue, 02/14/2012

  It's the Winter Membership Drive! Abe and Joe take your contributions, your phone calls, and hold forth on the newly-unaccountable U.S. military. Plus, the latest in the Great Birth Control Fracas of 2012.

 

 
 

 

 
56:34 minutes (51.8 MB)
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