There is no one better to address these issues than guest Michael Ratner.He is an author, an attorney and the President emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights , (CCR). As president he helped lead the fight to demand due process for the prisoners locked in Guantanamo. Over the past decade the CCR has used lawsuits, lobbying and public education to end the government's use of torture and extraordinary rendition.
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Host Jim Schumock speaks with T.C. Boyle about his thirteenth novel, When the Killing's Done, which takes up some of the environmental themes of earlier novels such as A Friend of the Earth and The Tortilla Curtain, and stories like “Carnal Knowledge,”“Top of the Food Chain,”“Tooth and Claw.” It is set in the past decade on the California Channel Islands, where a rather testy turf war was fought between animal rights activists and the biologists of the National Park Service and the Nature Conservancy over the elimination of non-native species of plants and animals, and this provided the inspiration for the book.
Host Cecil Prescod speaks with Tyrone Waters, African American, native Portlander, and a certified life coach. Waters has written about his own negative encounters with members of the Portland Police Force. He will talk about his ideas on how to improve interactions between the police and citizens with mental illness.
Muslim–Bashing; Does it Win Elections? Interview;Stephan Salisbury
Muslim–Bashing: For the right wing it’s "How to win an election without even trying".
Or is it? Stephan Salisbury, cultural writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer took a close look at the 2010 elections. He is the author of the book Mohamed's Ghosts: An American Story of Love and Fear in the Homeland. You’ll be surprised at what he found. Tune in to learn about the limits of Muslim-Bashing ten years after 911 and what it might mean for 2012 presidential race.
Commissioner Amanda Fritz and the Office of Equity
Host Lisa Loving speaks with Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz and two community members about Portland's Office of Equity. There will be a public hearing before Council on the Office of Equity on Wednesday, August 31 at 6 p.m. in City Hall.