Abe and Joe discuss PDX transit with Mary Fetch and Kerry Ayers Palanuk of TriMet.
Government agencies everywhere are struggling to do more with less, and TriMet is no exception. Abe and Joe are joined in studio by TriMet's Mary Fetch and Kerry Ayers Palanuk to discuss the transit agency's forthcoming service cuts and rate increases.
Also, in honor of Black history month, we will talk with Dr. Antiono Pastrana Jr. (Department of Sociology at City University of New York) about the interconnection between Race and Sexual;/Romantic Identity
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.