Human rights

Positively Revolting on 01-28-11 Single Payer Health Care w/ Guest Dr. Paul Gorman

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Fri, 01/28/2011

Single Payer Health Care in -- The Affordable Health Care for All Oregon Act

Isn't it time we acknowledge health care as a right?  What could possibly make it alright for there to be a profit motive in health care?  Why should we endlessly capitulate to the private insurance industry?  Why do people go without essential preventative care, while the executives take home millions of dollars? And why have we put up with this for so long?

35:07 minutes (32.16 MB)

Voices from the Edge 01/27/11 Journalist Reese Erlich

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Thu, 01/27/2011

Veteran journalist Reese Erlich discussed his experience by actually talking (imagine!) to some of the people vilified by our government as terrorists.  His new book is Conversations with Terrorists: Middle East Leaders on Politics, Violence and Empire.

34:01 minutes (31.15 MB)

One Land Many Voices on 01/28/11

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Fri, 01/28/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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OLMV - Rashid Khalidi talks about the stuggle for Palestinian statehood.

Tune in this Friday at 9AM to One Land, Many Voices, with hosts William Seaman and Wael Elasady. This week's program features Columbia University's Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies, Rashid Khalidi, talking about the history of the Palestinian struggle for national self-determination. Professor Khalidi is author of The Origins of Arab Nationalism, Palestinian Identity: the Construction of Modern National Consciousness, Resurrecting Empire: Western Footprints and America's Perilous Path in the Middle East, Sowing Crisis: American Hegemony and the Cold War in the Middle East, and, on the topic of today's program, The Iron Cage: the Story of the Palestinian Struggle for Statehood.

State sanctioned homicide? Another look at the death penalty

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Recovery Zone
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Wed, 01/26/2011

  A father and son have just been sentenced to death by a Salem jury for killing two police officers with a bomb planted in a failed bank robbery.  This month's guests on the Recovery Zone are three people who want us to re-examine our relationship to the death penalty and to the idea that violence is an appropriate solution to social problems.

58:18 minutes (26.7 MB)

Flashpoints on 01/27/11

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Flashpoints
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Thu, 01/27/2011 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Investigative news radio with Dennis Bernstein

Air Cascadia is off today. Tune in for Flashpoints at 10AM.

Recovery Zone on 01/26/11

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Recovery Zone
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Wed, 01/26/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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questioning the death penalty

A father and son have just been sentenced to death by a Salem Jury for killing two police officers with a bomb planted in a failed bank robbery.  This month's guests on the Recovery Zone are three people who want us to re-examine our relationship to the death penalty and to the idea that violence is an appropriate solution to social problems.

Scott Cannon and Son

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Prison Pipeline
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Mon, 01/03/2011

Scott Cannon and his son Mathias came to our show today to share their stories after Scott spent almost 11 years in lockdown for a crime he did not commit.

29:57 minutes (27.42 MB)

Climate Justice and the Portland Central America Solidarity Committee

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Mon, 01/24/2011

Carrie talks to Bill after returning from Cancun where she attended the International Climate Change Conference as a representative of the Portland Central America Solidarity Committee. She relates her experience caravaning across Mexico to the conference. She emphasizes climate change and social justice as twin issues, and speaks of climate justice, especially in movements to localize food and energy systems.

10:20 minutes (4.73 MB)

Why is the US Condemning Chinese Human Rights?

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Mon, 01/24/2011

 Bill and David Gespass talk about the hypocrisy of the Obama Administration condemning Chinese human-rights violations when doing so obfuscates US complicity (on structural-economic and militant-political levels) in those violations. They also consider the United States' own anti-democratic tendencies on the electoral level.

David is  President of the National Lawyer's Guild. The guild was formed in 1937 and fights for human rights in the US. 

18:44 minutes (8.57 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour January 24th

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Mon, 01/24/2011

Tom Becker hosts today's Old Mole, which features: US and Chinese Human Rights; a review of the film Marwencol; a profound and jarring disconnect between the will of the American people and their administration; and climate justice.

54:11 minutes (24.81 MB)
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