Civil Liberties

OPAL and the Tri-Met Bus-Riders' Union

program date: 
Mon, 06/11/2012

Bill Resnick talks with Jon Ostar and Khanh Pham from OPAL about organizing a bus-riders union in Portland. They considerm  Tri-Met's vision of a lighrail utopia while bus-service has diminished and fares have increased, and why these priorities have shifted. They underscore why the bus is the backbone of any transit system and deconstuct the rationale behind putting lightrail at the center of Tri-met's vision. Jon explains different approaches to organizing public transit that do not rely on light-rail and frees up money for services.

19:49 minutes (18.14 MB)

Positively Revolting on 06-08-12 Democracy? ...what would that look like?

program date: 
Fri, 06/08/2012

Lyn is joined by guest host Grace Marion and guest David Delk of the Portland Alliance for Democracy ....democracy? ...what would that look like?

54:57 minutes (50.31 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 06-07-12 How did Portland police fare in new report on officer-involved shootings?

program date: 
Thu, 06/07/2012

How did Portland police fare in new report on officer-involved shootings?

The Portland City Auditor released on May 30 a

new report

by outside experts that examined officer-involved shootings of "individuals experiencing some level of mental or emotional crisis." The investigation also scrutinized communication at the scene of critical events. Among the cases examined was the shooting death of Aaron Campbell. The report, which is part of a series of outside reports conducted by the auditor's office since 2002, comes as Portlanders will be choosing the next mayor - who will decide who serves as police commissioner - and a new council will be gearing up for the 2013 round of

57:41 minutes (52.82 MB)

Koreen Brown on culturally responsive and relevant instructional practices.

program: 
Bread and Roses
program date: 
Fri, 06/08/2012

Koreen Brown discusses the importance of providing cultural and racial equity to Portland Public School's students experiencing significant mental health concerns as well as the findings of her academic research on Mexican American males counter stories of educational success.

Koreen is a vice principal for Portland Public School's Dart Program or Day and Residential Treatment Program where she is a strong advocate and leader for racial equity. She is also a doctoral student at Lewis and Clark College in the Educational Leadership for Social Justice Program.

55:16 minutes (126.5 MB)

Muslim Student Placed On No Fly List, Stranded Overseas

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 06/07/2012

3:04 minutes (2.81 MB)

Cameron Whitten Continues Hunger Strike For Housing Rights

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 06/07/2012

5:53 minutes (2.69 MB)

Bread and Roses on 06/08/12

Program: 
Bread and Roses
Air date: 
Fri, 06/08/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Koreen Brown on culturally responsive and relevant instructional practices.

Tune in this Friday to hear Koreen Brown discuss the importance of providing cultural and racial equity to Portland Public School's students experiencing significant mental health concerns as well as the findings of her academic research on Mexican American males counter stories of educational success.

Koreen is a vice principal for Portland Dart ( Day and Residential Treatment) School Program where she is a strong advocate and leader for racial equity. She is also a doctoral student at Lewis and Clark College in the Educational Leadership for Social Justice Program. Her research is on the Mexican American adolescent males counter stories.

Hosted by Delphine Criscenzo.

Headlines on the war on Syria, al-Hola massacre, Fukushima re-criticality, poverty in the U.S. and more

program: 
Presswatch
program date: 
Thu, 05/31/2012

Host Theresa Mitchell gives the Headlines and takes listener calls on subjects including the war on Syria, al-Hola massacre, military exercises in Jordan, Fukushima re-criticality and contamination, poverty in the U.S. and more.

55:02 minutes (50.38 MB)

Headlines and listener calls with Theresa Mitchell

program: 
Presswatch
program date: 
Thu, 05/24/2012

Host Theresa Mitchell gives the Headlines and takes listener calls on subjects including the nuclear submarine fire in Boston Harbor, the controversy over car camping for homeless in local church parking lots, Iran/U.S. negotiations, nuclear contamination and the use of drones to monitor U.S. protesters.

25:38 minutes (23.46 MB)

The 2nd Revolution: Dismantling Corporate Rule

program date: 
Wed, 06/06/2012

We live "drenched in corporate culture," with our planet, our democracy, and all of us "real people" under assault. But, according to Paul Cienfuegos, "We the people are more powerful than we dare to believe," and the corporate power structure CAN be dismantled. A long-time community organizer and educator, Cienfuegos provides a wealth of information showing how the fictions of "corporate personhood" and "corporate rights" can be challenged and reversed by empowered, informed citizen action. He'll be leading a Portland workshop June 9-10.

56:14 minutes (25.74 MB)
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