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.
Oregon children participating in school activities have been exposed to dangerous pesticides dozens of times over the past ten years.
This is according a report kept at the State Department and the Department of Human Services.
KBOO’s Kyle Burris spoke with Lisa Arkin, who is the executive director of the Oregon Toxics Alliance.
A program of social and political commentary from a socialist-feminist point of view.
The Movie Moles discuss “Queen of Hearts,” a documentary about Darcelle’s – the nation’s oldest suriving Drag club right here in Portland. We also hear from David Oaks who challenges the dominance of drugs and the medicalizing of madness in psychiatry. He urges organizing psychiatric survivors around patients’ rights.