Human rights

Daring to care: the challenge of compassion

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 10/30/2009

Science tells us we are wired for fair play. Relgion tells us to stay true to the Golden Rule--treat others as you would be treated. Yet global and interpersonal violence persists. Have we lost our capacity for compassion? Sister Joan Chittister, an activist and author of  Called to Question,  is one of many scholars worldwide advocating for a return to the roots of caring and a commitment to do no harm. www.charterforcompassion.org  "This is not a pious and pretty little topic," says Sister Joan in this provocative interview.

 

20:02 minutes (18.34 MB)

Portland activist calls for the arrest of Judge Jay Bybee.

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Evening News
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Thu, 10/22/2009
A Portland activist has called for the arrest of Judge Jay Bybee, who authored the torture memos used by the Bush administration to justify its policies. KBOO’s Andrew Schwager met up with activist Joe Walsh outside the Appeals Court in Portland today, and brings us this report: 1:41 minutes (1.54 MB)

Events this weekend in Portland to mark ‘Congo Awareness Week’.

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Evening News
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Fri, 10/23/2009

This weekend, several events in Portland will be held to mark ‘Congo Awareness Week’. The Week aims to inform people in the U-S about the situation in the Congo, where over six million people have died from the effects of war since nineteen ninety six. KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with Francisca Thelan, who will be speaking tomorrow evening at the First Unitarian Church in Portland, about her experiences as an immigrant from the Congo:

2:38 minutes (2.42 MB)

Siren Nation's queer talent

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Out Loud
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Tue, 10/27/2009

Siren Nation is a celebration of women in the arts. Out Loud focuses on the queer talent as part of the Siren Nation festival. Tonight we hear live music from The I's, and Carla interviews Natlalia Kay, Executive Director of Siren Nation. Natalia shares some queer film suggestions showing as part of the S.N.

54:12 minutes (24.81 MB)

Common Sense Talk Radio on Employment Help for Immigrants, and Comprehensive Immigration Reform

program date: 
Wed, 10/28/2009

 Common Sense Talk Radio
 Hosted by Kayse Jama, Grassia Melendez, and Lucilene Lira
From the Center for Intercultural Organizing

56:58 minutes (26.08 MB)

Flashpoints on 10/28/09

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Flashpoints
Air date: 
Wed, 10/28/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Coverage of last night's Texas state execution of Reginald Blanton and a report on reconstruction projects in Louisiana after Katrina.

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 10/27/09

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Tue, 10/27/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Abe and Joe discuss President Obama's inexplicable reluctance to abandon Bush-era detention and surv

 

Todos Somos Macheteros

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Fri, 10/23/2009

 Our guest Vagabond, screenwriter and director of the award winning film Machetero, joins us.

For more information about the film and Vagabond, check out:

www.machetero-movie.com

www.myspace.com/macheteromovie

58:19 minutes (26.7 MB)

Reflections after our 4th Episode of Good Sista/ Bad Sista: Talking Mess!

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We really enjoyed the 4th show today! Great to have Vagabond join us in a discussion about his award winning first film on the air this morning and had some great calls come in as well. 

If you would like more info and updates, check out our website:   www.goodsistabadsista.com

 

 

The CIA, Health Professionals, Torture and Human Experimentation; Dr. Scott Allen

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A Deeper Look
program date: 
Thu, 10/22/2009

Tune in to hear Dr. Scott Allen of Physicians for Human Rights and co-author of the newly published report; Aiding Torture: Ethics and Human Rights Violations Revealed in the May 2004 CIA Inspector General's Report. The newly released CIA Torture report reveals so far undisclosed techniques used to "break" prisoners in Guantanamo and Bagram Air base in Afghanistan. It also gives the clearest picture yet of the central role played by Health Professionals in the CIA's "Interrogation" program.

29:23 minutes (26.9 MB)
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