Civil Liberties

Civil rights, etc.

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 02/09/10

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Tue, 02/09/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Our Republic is broken. What's to be done? With Joe on vacation, Abe tosses out a possible answer: a

Our Republic is broken. A lockstep minority, cloaked in arcane rules, can bring business to a complete halt. The influence of monied interests is rampant. The social contract has been shredded, and cherished liberties erode. A yawning chasm opens between rich and poor. A bloated foreign empire bleeds the Treasury. The public discourse is controlled by a profit-driven Fourth Estate that is loath to criticize its owners. The promise of a populist president seems impotent against the entrenched forces arrayed against him.

Our Republic is broken. What is to be done? Let's call a Constitutional Convention and fix it.

Judging in Difficult Times and EcoKashrut

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Fri, 02/05/2010

Shalom Portland brings you a talk by Federal Judge Myron Thompson, "Judging in Difficult Times:  Berlin 1933 to Birmingham 1963".  In this talk recorded at Congregation Beth Israel Judge Thompson speaks of the parallels between discrimination against Jews in Germany in the 1930's, and his personal experiences with Jim Crow laws as a youth. Judge Thompson also talks about the need for empathy from the judicial system.

We'll also hear a segment of a show on Jewish food produced by Liz Schwartz.  Rabbi Arthur Waskow is interviewed on the subject of ecokashrut, a concept where the intersection of ethics and kosher food production is explored.

0:16 minutes (243.26 KB)

The High Price for Cheap Sex

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Old Mole Variety Hour on 02/08/10

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Mon, 02/08/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Haiti and child protection laws in Oregon

 

This program features an interview with a doctor just returned from working in Haiti.  Our series The Left and the Law continues with a discussion of the uneven application of child protection laws in light of the homicide conviction of members of the Church of Christ who did not get medical attention for their son.  Bill Resnick interviews an expert  on food safety and the food industry.

Shalom Portland on 02/05/10

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Fri, 02/05/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Shalom Portland - Judging in Difficult Times and Eco Kosher

Shalom Portland brings you a talk by Federal Judge Myron Thompson, "Judging in Difficult Times:  Berlin 1933 to Birmingham 1963".  In this talk recorded at Congregation Beth Israel Judge Thompson speaks of the parallels between discrimination against Jews in Germany in the 1930's, and his personal experiences with Jim Crow laws as a youth. 

We'll also hear a segment of a show on Jewish food produced by Liz Schwartz.  Rabbi Arthur Waskow is interviewed on the subject of ecokashrut, a concept where the intersection of ethics and kosher food production is explored.

 

Right 2 Survive & Circle A Radio Go to San Francisco to protest for Affordable Housing and Civil Rights

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Wed, 02/03/2010

Tonight you’ll hear from some of the Portlanders who participated in the movement building trip to San Francisco  to protest for Affordable Housing and Civil Rights, as well as some of the people they met along the way.  We’ll also update you on the current situation in the Rose City.
This show is a collaboration between Right 2 Survive (R2S), an organization led by homeless and formerly homeless human rights advocates and Circle A Radio.

 

58:00 minutes (53.1 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 02/04/10

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Thu, 02/04/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Haiti, race and international adoption

 

 

Haiti, Race and International Adoption

The arrest of 10 American Baptists for attempting to take children out of Haiti without permission has rekindled the debate over international adoption. Many Americans believe the plight of Haitian children more than justifies removal of orphans to new homes abroad. Critics fear incorrect identification of Haitian children as orphans and the potential for human trafficking.

Fictional Democracy

program date: 
Mon, 02/01/2010

 The recent Supreme Court decision granting rights of free speech to corporations merely reveals what was already true: that democracy is merely a useful fiction and we are already ruled by corporations.  This is the argument Chris Hedges makes in a piece on Truthdig, read here by Tom Becker.

6:29 minutes (3.72 MB)

Today's topic is Abortion, and Female Callers take Precedence

program date: 
Tue, 02/02/2010

 With Joe on vacation, Abe takes on the warm, fuzzy, not-at-all divisive issue of Abortion.

 It's clear that the issue of abortion elicits a visceral reaction from certain members of the political right, in a way that few other issues do. The reason why is perhaps less clear than it might appear. On the surface, it is framed by abortion opponents as a question of the right of a human to not be murdered. Dig a little deeper though, and you find a fear of sexuality and sex -- particularly female sexualty, and the choice of young women to have sex on their own terms.

58:42 minutes (26.87 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 02/02/10

Air date: 
Tue, 02/02/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
With Joe on vacation, Abe takes on the warm, fuzzy, not-at-all divisive issue of abortion.

 It's clear that the issue of abortion elicits a visceral reaction from certain members of the political right, in a way that few other issues do. The reason why is perhaps less clear than it might appear. On the surface, it is framed by abortion opponents as a question of the right of a human to not be murdered. Dig a little deeper though, and you find a fear of sexuality and sex -- particularly female sexualty, and the choice of young women to have sex on their own terms.

Two events, one in the recent past and one in the near future -- the  conviction of Scott Roeder, murderer of Dr. George Tiller, and the airing of a controversial ad during this weekend's Super Bowl -- prompt Abe to take a closer look at the debate around this most contentious of issues.

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