Civil Liberties

Civil rights, etc.

Radical Music: Christy Moore

program date: 
Mon, 03/28/2011

 Today's show was peppered with selections of Christy Moore's music, including a fairly complete cut of Ordinary Man. Joe talked with Brad at the end of the show, and due to an engineering error we experienced almost 40-seconds of dead-air. It's been edited out of the online version, but we apologize if you endursed it live. Brad highlights Moore's internationalist taste in the music he covers and the causes he sings about, like Viva la Quince Brigada,but also the class-consciousness of songs like Ordinary Man.

1. America You Are Not The Wolrd

2. Ninety Miles From Dublin

4:11 minutes (1.91 MB)

Somali Youth of Oregon

program: 
The Underground
program date: 
Wed, 03/23/2011

Skylar went to the fundraising and informational event hosted by the new group Somali Youth of Oregon.

The Somali Youth of Oregon is a broad-based non-profit organization that values strong community support, leadership and empowerment for all. Thier mission:  To empower and reach out to Somali Youth of Oregon to build a better community for the future generation.
SYO’s vision is to build a strong youth community and a safe space where we can come together and share our values with the Oregon community.
 

For more information, go to somaliyouths.org

9:55 minutes (9.08 MB)

More Talk Radio on 05/09/11

Program: 
More Talk Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 05/09/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Robert Whitaker on Anatomy of an Epidemic

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Robert Whitaker, author of "Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America." Robert Whitaker probed into clinical studies in prestigious scientific journals, some dating back more than 50 years. He noticed a shocking anomaly. Psychiatric drugs have repeatedly been shown to worsen mental illness, to say nothing of the risks of liver damage, weight gain, elevated cholesterol and blood sugar, and reduced cognitive function they entail. The reality, he says, is that, because no one knows what causes mental illness, there’s no cure or palliation to be found in these pills.

Civil Rights at home, and abroad

program date: 
Mon, 03/14/2011

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with activists Wael Elasady of Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights and Curt Bell about civil rights at home and abroad as we approach the 8th anniversary of war in Iraq and over nine years in Afghanistan. They'll also discuss the Peace Rally and March Marking Eighth Anniversary of US Invasion of Iraq on Saturday, March 19, 2011. 

53:28 minutes (24.48 MB)

A Deeper Look on 03/24/11

Program: 
A Deeper Look
Air date: 
Thu, 03/24/2011 - 9:30am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
The United States and Torture: Interrogation, Incarceration, and Abuse, Interview; Marjorie Cohn

The United States and Torture: Interrogation, Incarceration, and Abuse

That's the title of the new book  edited by author Marjorie Cohn. The professor and former President of the National Lawyers Guild, joins host Linda Olson-Osterlund to talk about the history and scope of the United States use of torture. The book is made upf of essays by some of the countries most prestigious Human Rights Activist and experts. Tune in to this important discussion. Can we afford to allow this practice to continue?

Signs of Militarization

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 03/24/2011

KBOO's Kabir Khanna takes a critical look at how increasing defense spending is affecting our society.

3:03 minutes (2.8 MB)

Flashpoints on 03/23/11

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Wed, 03/23/2011 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
Investigative news radio with Dennis Bernstein

Aileen Mioko Smith, director of Green Action, a Japanese environmental group, speaks about the expansion zone around the damaged nukes.

A short discussion with George Galloway about the US led bombing on Libya.

Immigration supporter, Pablo Alvarado, speaks about a Kansas State Representative's call for a law to shoot immigrant workers from a helicopter.

Also - A special commemoration on the deadly Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire that happened 100 years ago in NY.

Positively Revolting 03-18-11 Rebecca Griffin of Peace Action West

program date: 
Fri, 03/18/2011

Guest Rebecca Griffin from Peace Action West, about ending the horrifying wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and stopping any NEW WARS about to spring up. 

Also, info about the Portland Peace Rally of March 19, 2011.

52:30 minutes (48.08 MB)

Voices from the Edge 03-17-11 A new look at Oregon's Measure 11 and its impacts

program date: 
Thu, 03/17/2011

Kevin Mannix promised voters in 1994 that his Ballot Measure 11 establishing minimum mandatory sentences would create certainty in Oregon's criminal justice system. While the measure tripled the state's prison population over 20 years, a new report by the state Criminal Justice Commission finds that Measure 11 not only failed to deliver certainty, it has cost the state billions of dollars while it shifting sentencing power from the hands of judges to those of district attorneys - a shift many see as dangerous.

57:02 minutes (52.22 MB)
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