Pam Alee hosts a discussion with Benedict Herman and Lusijah Marx of Susila Dharma, a non-profit which funds small non-humanitarian projects. They discuss the organization and their upcoming fundraiser.
Ani will talk with guests Amelia Cates and Lydia Ann Bartholow of the Dicentra Collective about harm
Ani talks with guests Amelia Cates and Lydia Ann Bartholow of the Dicentra collective about harm reduction. We will discuss how communities can work together to address issues of domestic and interpersonal violence, police brutality, substance abuse and mental illness.
A look at the impact of ethnic media, also the Agent Orange Justice Speaking Tour
This month APA Compass will look at the impact of ethnic media with Abhay Prasad from Trikone, Bunloue Sonbalee from Siam Chronicle and Sandip Roy from New America Media. Also a talk with delegates from the Agent Orange Justice Speaking Tour - Dang Hong Nhut, Tran Thi Hoan and Merle Ratner - and another edition of the Angry APA Minute with writer Kip Fullbeck.
Host Kathleen Stephenson invites guests Karyn Jones of G.A.S.P. and Richard Condit, Senior Counsel for the Government Accountability Project (GAP) to talk about burning American Chemical Weapons of Mass Destruction stockpiled in Umatilla, Washington.
An Iraqi child currently in Portland for medical treatment received a recognition by Portland's City Council this morning.
Mustafa Abed, who just turned six, arrived in Portland over a month ago with donations from the group 'No More Victims'.
He lost his leg and hip in a US airstrike in Fallujah four years ago.
The following declaration was read into the city's record By Tom Potter this morning.
'No More Victims' will be holding a number of fundraisers in the coming month to support Mustafa's medical treatment.
More information is available on their website nomorevictims.org.
Dr. David Naimon hosts an Interview with Charles Barber about his book "Comfortably Numb: How Psychiatry is Medicating a Nation." Barber explores the ways pharmaceutical companies exert pressure on Americans to medicate themselves, how America has come to account for 66% of the global consumption of antidepressants, and how without an industry to promote them, non-pharmaceutical approaches that have the potential to help millions, are tragically overlooked.
Large drug companies use various means to create an artificial need for their expensive (and highly profitable) products, then rush in to fill the orders. Drug marketers intentionally blur the distinction between everyday problems and what used to be considered serious mental illness in such a way that people under the daily stress of modern life can be easily persuaded that a quick fix for stress lies in a pill bottle. Direct-to-Consumer advertising plays a large role, as well as the time and expense related to non-drug therapeutic options, in convincing consumers to request medication in cases that just 10 years ago would have considered drugs to be inappropriate treatments.
Host Ed Goldberg interviews local author Jill Kelly, whose memoir of alcoholism and recovery is called Sober Truths: the Making of an Honest Woman. Kelly's demons did not go quietly when she put the bottle down. Loneliness, anxiety, distrust of others-they were all still there. This memoir tells how she has learned to be with those demons and not drink, to let go of the jealous dramas of the past and embrace a new life of peace. Along the way, Kelly reinvents herself, becoming a visual artist, starting a successful business, and developing deep friendships and a satisfying spiritual life.