Civil Liberties

We the People on 06/25/09

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Air date: 
Thu, 06/25/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Listener Discussion about the Nature and State of US Democracy

 Democracy is one of those big words we use a lot, but you get the feeling not everyone means the same thing by it.

Especially in light of recent events in Iran, and the US policy of "supporting" and "spreading" democracy, we thought it might be good to take a step back and ask you - what is it?

We are inviting listeners to write a two paragraph mini-essay answering the following questions: 

What is the definition of democracy?

Does the US measure up? 

We'll read them on the air, and discuss it with our listeners on June 25th for We the People's Independence Day show.

 

www.kboo.fm/wethepeople

What Is Feminism Anyway?

program: 
Bread and Roses
program date: 
Fri, 06/19/2009

Bridget B. here and I'm your host for this edition of Bread and Roses on KBOO 90.7FM.  Listen in as I talk about Feminism with references from key voices from the feminist movement, including Gloria from All In The Family, Gloria Steinem and Rebecca Walker.

Yes, this will be my last show with Bread & Roses and I wouldn't have come this far in producing shows like this had it not been for the wonderful opportunities to create radio with the help of this collective.  I'll still be on KBOO every other Saturday night from 7pm - 10pm hosting an Evening of Afrotainment and will continue to produce public affairs pieces for either podcasting or airing on other programs.  Send me an email and let me know if you'd like to be added to the email list for future announcements on my shows.

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46:00 minutes (42.12 MB)

A "Juneteenth" rememberance: confronting racism in Oregon

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Wed, 06/17/2009

June 19th marks the 144th anniversary of the landing of federal troops in Galveston, Texas to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation and finally bring slavery to an end throughout the United States. "Juneteenth" has not only become a day to commemorate the end of slavery but to reflect on the African American experience - from progress made to challenges that remain. As Oregonians celebrate the 150th anniversary of their statehood, Juneteenth is an opportunity to look at how we are contributing - or not - to overcoming racism in Oregon.

56:46 minutes (45.48 MB)

A Deeper Look on 06/25/09

Program: 
A Deeper Look
Air date: 
Thu, 06/25/2009 - 9:30am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Interview discussing Guantanamo under the Obama administration

Host Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews the author of The Guantanamo Files,human rights activist Andy Worthington about Guantanamo under the Obama administration.

Iran: Elections, Power and Protest

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program: 
Fight the Empire
program date: 
Wed, 06/17/2009
Muhammad Sahimi

Theresa Mitchell of Presswatch is on break this week and next. Instead we hear a special 1-hour "Fight the Empire" show with Per Fagereng. The topic is Iran: Elections, Power and Protest. The guest is Muhammed Sahimi, professor of chemical engineering at the University of Southern California. Several of his articles about the election are available at: http://tehranbureau.com/?s=+MUHAMMAD+SAHIMI .

56:04 minutes (38.51 MB)

Flashpoints on 06/17/09

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Wed, 06/17/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Law Professor Francis Boyle, a scholar in the areas of international law and human rights, discusses the situation in occupied Palestine from an international legal perspective.

Mark Weisbrot, Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, on Congress's passage yesterday of the massive war spending bill including money for the International Monetary Fund.

And Cindy Cohn, Legal Director for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, talks about the fight against U.S. domestic spying and illegal surveillance in the wake of the USA Patriot Act.

Domestic tranquillity

June 16, 2009

There's something about having a leftist politician (and I use that term loosely) in the White House that brings out the crazies. We all remember how it happened under Bill Clinton, and it's clear that it's even more of a problem under Barack Obama. In fact, since his inauguration, there has been an incidence of right-wing domestic terrorism about every two and a half weeks.

Eight episodes of right-wing extremist violence in four and a half months. We haven't gone four weeks since February without some poor guy -- always with a long history of mental illness, usually with a record of military service and/or domestic violence, and invariably jacked up on a toxic cocktail of white male privilege; us-versus-them enemy seeking; fury at women, blacks and/or Jews; and a belief that the world as he knew it was ending unless he took up arms -- taking out his gun and offing innocent Americans in a suicidal bid for glory.

Remember how bent the conservatives got back in April when the Homeland Security Department warned us about right-wing domestic terrorism? Well, they were right. I wonder when we're going to start waterboarding white Republicans to gather information on the next attack?

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The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 06/16/09

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Tue, 06/16/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A survey of the conservative zeitgeist yields stupidity and murder

While Joe takes a vacation, Abe takes a pass through conservative airspace, and flushes out words and deeds ranging from the merely stupid and offensive to the violent and murderous. Michelle Obama's ancestor? A gorilla! How to stop an abortion doctor from doing his work? Shoot him dead? How to get back at the Jews? Open fire in the Holocaust museum!

Are these incidents connected? Yes, they likely are. But not in the manner you might think. They are the sights and sounds of aggrieved white privilege.

Prison Volunteer Special

program: 
Prison Pipeline
program date: 
Sun, 06/14/2009

A Prison Pipeline Special! We looked at the Prison Volunteers of Oregon—we heard some of them speak, we heard messages from prisoners who appreciate the volunteers, and Ruth told about the process of becoming an official ID Badge holding volunteer. If you are thinking about being a guest or volunteer at one of the prisons, this program will help you understand why 2000 of us do this work. Also, you’ll hear why we feel that we are privileged to be a part of the Volunteer Program. 

 

56:41 minutes (38.92 MB)
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