Human rights

Medical Delegation Reports on Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza

program date: 
Wed, 05/18/2011

Physicians for Social Responsibility Members Speak about their Recent Trip

Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Gerri Haynes and Laura Hart about the health threats they witnessed on their January 2011 medical delegation visit to Gaza. Portland nurse practitioner Maxine Fookson, a member of Jewish Voice for Peace, is also a guest.

23:56 minutes (10.95 MB)

Voices from the Edge 05-19-11 How well do we support those with mental illness?

program date: 
Thu, 05/19/2011

How well do we support those with mental illness?

An estimated 137,000 Oregonians suffer from serious mental illness and nearly 39,000 children live with serious mental health conditions. How well do we support these individuals and their families?

Oregon's public mental health system provides services to only 43 percent of adults who live with serious mental illnesses, spending only $117 per capita or 2.1 percent of total state spending. With the legislature struggling with budget cuts, how will mental health services fare?

55:48 minutes (51.09 MB)

THE LETTER I: Interview with African Youth and Community Organization

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The Underground
program date: 
Wed, 05/25/2011

Zoe interviewed Jamal Dar of The African Youth and Community Organization (AYCO). AYCO was formed in early 2010 to address the lack of services and programs for African immigrant and refugee families. Schools are inadequately equipped to deal with African refugee youth; parents lack the necessary language skills for effective communication with the schools and other community organizations; and existing organizations too often under-serve or cut loose families, leaving them ill-prepared for interactions with the larger community.

12:11 minutes (11.15 MB)

Veteran's Voice on 05/20/11

Air date: 
Fri, 05/20/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Bob Chenowith, former prisoner of war in Hanoi, pt 2

Host Marvin Simmons of Northwest Vets for Peace interviews Bob Chenoweth who was a prisoner of war in Hanoi for five years and a member of the Peace Committee while in prison. Members of the Peace Committee were deeply affected by their combat experiences and as a result re-examined their basic assumptions about the war. They made radio and print statements against the war while in prison. In this second part of a two-part interview Chenoweth discusses some of his experiences in prison.

Rural Organizing Project in Bend

program date: 
Wed, 05/18/2011

The Rural Organizing Project held its annual rural caucus on May 7th, in Bend Oregon.  On ths episode of Circle A Radio, we will listen to speeches from the event, hear participants in the march on Representative Greg Walden’s office, and talk to individual members of Rural Organizing Project about building community, and organizing.

58:43 minutes (53.76 MB)

More Talk Radio on 05/23/11

Program: 
More Talk Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 05/23/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Social Security: Beyond the Doom and Gloom

Host Celeste Carey interviews Max Richtman, Executive VP/Acting CEO of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare.

Richtman says, “It’s important that Americans understand the [just-released] 2011 Trustees Report which confirms that Social Security and Medicare continue to fulfill their mission, providing retirement and health security to millions still suffering during the worst economic crisis of a generation. Beyond the doom-and-gloom news headlines and calls to cut these programs in order to ‘save’ them, the fiscal facts in this annual report show that Social Security has a $2.6 trillion surplus which continues to grow."

A Deeper Look on 05/26/11

Program: 
A Deeper Look
Air date: 
Thu, 05/26/2011 - 9:30am - 10:00am
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WikiLeaks and Guantanamo What Can We Learn?

Guest: Andy Worthington; WikiLeaks media partner and author of The Guantanamo Files

On April 24th WikiLeaks released thousands of pages of classified military documents from Guantanamo. What can we learn from them and what difference do they make in the fight to close the prison? Tune in to hear Andy Worthington talk about these documents he helped release.

One Land Many Voices on 05/27/11

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Fri, 05/27/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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One Land, Many Voices - LGBT & the Palestinian Struggle + Sexual & Gender Diversity in Palestine

One Land, Many Voices hosts Wael Elasady and William Seaman welcome Sherry Wolf, author of Sexuality and Socialism for a discussion of LGBT support for the Palestinian struggle.  Also joining the conversation will be a Palestinian in the West Bank who is a member of Palestinian Queers for BDS and Al-Qaws for Sexual & Gender Diversity in Palestinian Society.

Voices from the Edge on 05/19/11

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Thu, 05/19/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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How well do we support those with mental illness?

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How well do we support those with mental illness?

An estimated 137,000 Oregonians suffer from serious mental illness and nearly 39,000 children live with serious mental health conditions. How well do we support these individuals and their families?

Free-For-All in the kabuki theater that passes for American political discourse

program date: 
Tue, 05/17/2011

 Hosted by Joe Uris and Abe Proctor

 

It might seem hard to believe, but the kabuki theater that passes for the American political discourse has been even stranger of late than it usually is. Abe and Joe survey the absurd state of the empire, while Joe shares a laundry list of important upcoming events.

57:13 minutes (26.2 MB)
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