Disability rights

Kathy Farr on School Shootings

program date: 
Mon, 10/19/2015

Jan Haaken interviews Kathy Farr, professor emeritus at PSU, on her current research on school shootings. She looks at middle and high school rampage shootings over the past 30 years and takes up some of the gender and social dynamics that seem to be driving these expressions of rage. They note the inadequacy of simply calling for more mental health counseling.

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13:21 minutes (6.11 MB)

Madness Radio on 10/05/15

Madness Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 10/05/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Voices and Visions from Outside Mental Health

First Day of Retail Pot Sales in Oregon

Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 10/01/2015
Today was the first day of legal retail pot sales in Oregon, and spirits were high at dispensaries across the Portland area.
In this piece, KBOO reporter Jim Thompson speaks with customers lines up outside Shango's, a dispensary in Hillsboro, followed by KBOO reporter Doug McVay speaking with Mike Mullins of Stoney Girl Gardens, a dispensary in Clackamas County, to see how opening day went from a business owner's perspective. 6:00 minutes (5.5 MB)

The Psychology of Mass Shootings

Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 10/01/2015
After a mass shooting claimed ten lives this morning at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, President Obama adressed the nation with visible frustration, saying, "[Thoughts and prayers do] not capture the heartache and grief and anger that we should feel, and it does nothing to prevent this carnage from being inflicted someplace else in America next week or a couple months from now."
His remarks touch on the now-routine nature of such killings, and the widespread frustration with the inevitable political stalemate over the issue of gun control that follows them.
KBOO's news director Jenka Soderberg spoke with Professor Eric Mankowski of Portland State University about the impact of these mass murders on our collective psyche.
4:10 minutes (3.82 MB)

The Old Mole Variety Hour for September 14, 2015

program date: 
Mon, 09/14/2015
Old Mole Variety Hour
Denise Morris hosts this membership drive episode of the Old Mole Variety Hour, with segments on Social Security, historical fiction and reproductive justice, and rights of workers in sexual services.

Bill Resnick talks with Eric Laursen about Social Security. This version is longer than the interview that was broadcast.

Jan Haaken and Patricia Kuhlberg talk about Patsy's novel Girl in the River.
39:36 minutes (18.13 MB)

Eric Laursen on Social Security

program date: 
Mon, 09/14/2015

Bill Resnick interviews Eric Laursen, author of The People’s Pension: The War Against Social Security, from Reagan to Obama, available from AK Press. They discuss how and why Social Security survived in the face of elite attacks since its inception. Laursen is part of the movement seeking to expand Social Security, not just raising benefits but involving recipients in the battle for a just economy.  You can find more of his recent work here.

[image via Wikimedia] 19:11 minutes (13.18 MB)

Taxpayers will pay KBR $30 million in legal fees after lawsuit from poisoned vets

Evening News
program date: 
Fri, 09/04/2015
U.S. taxpayers will have to pay at least $30 million to cover attorney fees incurred by defense contractor K-B-R.  The company, a subcontractor of the infamous Halliburton corporation, was found guilty of wrongly exposing U.S. and British soldiers to toxic chemicals while serving in the Iraq War.

More than 30 Oregon Army National Guard soldiers who served at Qarmat Ali filed a 2009 fraud and negligence lawsuit against KBR in Portland.
The vets alleged that exposure to the toxic dust caused them to suffer health problems, including serious respiratory illnesses.
8:02 minutes (7.36 MB)
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