Civil Liberties

Civil rights, etc.

Do we need a new civil rights unit? An inteview with Attorney General John Kroger

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Wed, 05/27/2009

John Kroger wants to be an activist attorney general. Since being sworn in, he’s taken on predatory lenders, challenged the LNG terminal, and headed up the investigation of Mayor Sam Adams. Now he’s asking lawmakers to fund a new civil rights unit so he can sue Oregon companies that break our state’s civil rights laws.

56:39 minutes (45.39 MB)

Enhanced Interrogation is Torture

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Wed, 05/27/2009

Waterboarding, Torture or Enhanced interrogation ? What about the men and women who authorized it?  Are they criminals or Public Servants protecting America? Should they be held accountable? If so, then how? Should it be by a court or panel?  On this show we listen to the voices of experts and perpetrators alike. What is the path forward?  Many callers added to the discussion.

56:01 minutes (38.47 MB)

Heroes of the Past

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Prison Pipeline
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Wed, 05/27/2009

Prison Pipeline looked at Memorial Day to remember more than the many military heroes of the past. We also had an update on the MOVE 9 who are still in prison.

25:24 minutes (23.26 MB)

Portland Protests Against Proposition 8

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Evening News
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Tue, 05/26/2009

After yesterday’s California Supreme Court decision upholding that state’s ban on gay marriage, ad-hoc protests were held across the country challenging the decision. In Portland, gay rights advocates gathered at Pioneer Courthouse Square to voice their outrage.

KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg has more:

3:14 minutes (2.97 MB)

Human Trafficking in Oregon

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Evening News
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Wed, 05/20/2009

Multnomah county has become one of the top spots in the nation for human trafficking.

County sheriff Keith Bickford reports that in Oregon, police are encountering three to five people per week who are victims of trafficking.

Eighty percent of the victims of this slave trade are women and half are children.

Washington State Crime Victims Advocacy names Portland as one of the main hubs in human trafficking between Seattle and California, because of the city’s ports and location.

2:44 minutes (2.51 MB)

Race and Recession: An Interview with Seth Wessler

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Wed, 05/20/2009

The current recession is not an equal opportunity crisis. People of color are experiencing job loss, foreclosures and lack of healthcare at alarmingly higher rates than white Americans. These disparities are not a coincidence but rather the result of structural barriers that have been taking a toll on people of color long before the subprime meltdown.

56:26 minutes (45.21 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 05/28/09

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Thu, 05/28/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Do we need a new civil rights unit? An interview with Oregon Attorney General John Kroger

John Kroger wants to be an activist attorney general. Since being sworn in, he’s taken on predatory lenders, challenged the LNG terminal, and headed up the investigation of Mayor Sam Adams. Now he’s asking lawmakers to fund a new civil rights unit so he can sue Oregon companies that break our state’s civil rights laws. His request comes as lawmakers in Salem are facing a growing budget crisis and considering major cuts in education, family services, public safety and other essential services.

The Curious Case of the Cowardly War-Mongers

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Mon, 05/25/2009

 Hosts Abe Proctor and Joe Uris solve the Curious Case of the Cowardly War-Mongers!!!

Closing the Guantanamo Bay gulag would be nice and all, but not if we have to bring the terrorists back to the United States! Apparently they're all 10 feet tall with various mutant superpowers, and no American prison can hold them.

55:55 minutes (25.6 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 05/26/09

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Tue, 05/26/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Joe and Abe solve the Curious Case of the Cowardly War-Mongers

Closing the Guantanamo Bay gulag would be nice and all, but not if we have to bring the terrorists back to the United States! Apparently they're all 10 feet tall with various mutant superpowers, and no American prison can hold them. As soon as we brought them here, they would break out en masse and start a cross-country rampage, burning and pillaging as their ranks are swelled by liberal America-haters and other ne-er-do-wells.

Joe and Abe examine the rank cowardice behind the Senate's vote to keep the Guantanamo prison open.

Out Loud on 05/26/09

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Out Loud
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Tue, 05/26/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Focus on QDoc, the queer documentary film festival in Portland
On the next Out Loud, tune in to hear from Russ Gage & David Weissman, the guys who created QDoc. We'll discuss highlights from this year's film festival line up, including directors at the movies & other special guests. Like: Which local band is playing live music before the opening night movie as the theater fills up & usually sells out? Which film highlights LGBTQ activists & civil rights work from the 70s?  How many documentaries are from foreign countries or cultures?

Before creating QDoc:
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