Civil Liberties

Supreme Court: No Right to DNA Tests

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Sun, 06/21/2009

 By a split decision, the US Supreme Court has ruled that there is no constitutional right to have a conviction reviewed on the basis of DNA evidence.  Civil Rights attorney Mike Snedeker explains the impact of the decision in this conversation with the Old Mole's Jan Haaken.

11:17 minutes (6.46 MB)

Flashpoints

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Flashpoints
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Tue, 06/23/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

The current political, social and cultural climate inside Iran.  Part one of a two part series featuring the hosts of KPFA's "Voices of the Middle East and North Africa".

Recovery Zone on 06/24/09

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Recovery Zone
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Wed, 06/24/2009 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Healing our World

paul cienfuegosPaul Cienfuegos teaches that corporate rights are at the core of almost every environmental and social justice problem that we face. Corporate power grew immensely toward the end of the 19th century with the dismantling of legal restraints and the redefinition of corporations as "persons." As citizens, can we take back our power from these fictitious corporate "persons?"   Cienfuegos says, "Yes!"  And he tells of communities that are doing just that by going after illegitimate corporate authority and privilege.

We the People on 06/25/09

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Thu, 06/25/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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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?

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Bread and Roses
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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

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A Deeper Look
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Thu, 06/25/2009 - 9:30am - 10:00am
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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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Fight the Empire
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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

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Flashpoints
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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.

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