Civil Liberties

Prison Pipeline on 02/27/12

Program: 
Prison Pipeline
Air date: 
Mon, 02/27/2012 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
School to Prison Pipeline

Carlos Chavez speaks to is co-editor of Re-Thinking Schools, Jody Sokolower. Rethinking Schools is a progressive magazine put together by activist educators focused on a practical, but visionary approach to public education in the United States. Jody Sokolower put together much of the latest winter edition, which is themed on the “School to Prison Pipeline. They discuss this concept and how is impacts youth and educators and what can be done to change it.

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 02/28/12

Air date: 
Tue, 02/28/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
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.

Out Loud on 02/28/12

Program: 
Out Loud
Air date: 
Tue, 02/28/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Labor, Socialism, Race, and Queer rights!

Tune in to this weeks two where we discuss two exciting topics!

The first is looking at the similarities between the Labor movement and the Queer movement with Dr. Joesph Zompetti (School of Communication at Illinois State University) and Sherry Wolf (Author of Sexuality and Socialism: History, Politics, and Theory of LGBT Liberation).

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

Burma in Transition: From Dictatorship Towards Democracy

program: 
A Deeper Look
program date: 
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

Air date: 
Wed, 02/22/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
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.

Guests are:

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

program: 
Prison Pipeline
program date: 
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

Program: 
Bread and Roses
Air date: 
Fri, 02/17/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
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

Air date: 
Fri, 02/17/2012 - 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Short Description: 
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

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
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"

program date: 
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)
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