Tom Becker hosts today's show which looks at legal complicity in the drug-war, de-centralized energy production, why the rich are faring so well during the crisis, and the new Michael Cera film, "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World." Below are links to individual segments (forthcoming):
Dave and Jo Ann look at the flap over the City of Beaverton supporting a Mexican independence celebration and other current local events.
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In Uganda an anti-homosexual bill has been poised to pass in Parliament. The bill would execute a gay person for engaging in repeated homosexual acts. It would put anyone in jail for 3 years for failure to report suspicions of homosexuality to the Police. Learn how American, political and religious leaders are behind this Ugandan movement. Author and journalist Jeff Sharlet, joins host, Linda Olson-Osterlund. He’ll talk about his article in the September issue of Harper's Magazine, Straight Man’s Burden:The American Roots of Uganda’s Anti-Gay Persecutions.
Toby Green from the Laborers Union was the Prison Pipeline guest for our Labor Day program. Ruth and Toby discussed the prison work programs and the union jobs that some programs replace. We asked the question, “Is the Oregon prison work program “slave labor?”
Will Portland's new police chief fire the officer responsible for fatally shooting Aaron Campbell? The city's independent review board recommended that action, but will Chief Reese - as well as his boss, Mayor Sam Adams - oppose the Portland Police Association?
A discussion of economic conditions in the area and what happens to people who lose jobs
Jay Thiemeyer hosts a special Labor Day discussion about Poverty, Unemployment and Jobs with guests Cassandra Garrison, longtime Portland anti-poverty worker and Jeff Terrel, a local Teamster who has been unemployed for a year and a half.
Crystal Leighty guest hosts a special Labor Day edition of More Talk Radio focusing on labor and the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign. She speaks with Arthur Stamoulis of the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign about how NAFTA and the WTO have been a disaster for working people in Oregon and around the globe and about opportunities to not only stop the expansion of these corporate trade deals, but to actually begin fixing the problems they have created. Later in the hour Crystal will take your calls on labor issues.