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Flashpoints on 12/10/09

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Flashpoints
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Thu, 12/10/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

On a special edition of Flashpoints, Nora Barrows-Friedman brings us the keynote speech by Ali Abunimah from last week's Boycott, Sanctions, and Divestment conference at Hampshire College in Amherst Massachusetts.  Ali Abunimah is editor and co-founder of The Electronic Intifada, and author of the book One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.

Voices from the Edge on 12/10/09

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Thu, 12/10/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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What's behind Oregon's domestic violence murder-suicides?

What's behind Oregon's domestic violence murders-suicides?

 

Fourteen Oregonians died last month in five murder-suicides and one attempted murder suicide. Why this sudden outbreak now of men using guns to murder their spouses, ex-spouses and themselves when domestic violence homicides in Oregon have been on the decline? In 1997, 22 domestic violence homicides took place in Multnomah County alone. In recent years, the state average has been eight murder-suicides a year. Is it the economic climate, a lack of social services, or deep-rooted cultural issues?

This week on Voices from the Edge, Jo Ann and Dave talk with Jennifer Warren, LCSW, a counselor with Portland's Men's Resource Center/Women's Counseling Center since 1998. She specializes in domestic violence intervention and recovery, and has worked extensively with men and women arrested for domestic violence. Join us in this discussion about what's behind domestic violence murder-suicides, how the problem is being addressed and what needs to be done to stop the violence.

Dianne Riley from the Coalition for a Livable Future on Race, Class, and Urban Planning

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Wed, 12/09/2009

 Lisa Loving hosts a discussion about race, class and urban planning. Her guest is Dianne Riley of the Coalition for a Livable Future, talking about recent trends toward “racial isolation” in area schools and neighborhoods. Gentrification, segregated schools, poverty – do we have the tools to fix them?

56:33 minutes (25.89 MB)

Voices from the Edge: The Portland Police Association

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Thu, 12/03/2009

Jo Ann and Dave talked about the recent demonstration by the Portland Police Association, in which the association expressed a vote of no confidence in Chief Sizer and Police Commissioner Dan Saltzman following the latter's decision to suspend Officer Chris Humphreys for excessive use of force against a 12-year-old girl.

55:42 minutes (44.62 MB)

Vietnam Redux: The Perpetual State of War in These Here United States

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Tue, 12/01/2009

 Hosted by Joe Uris and Abe Proctor

Vietnam Redux -- Abe and Joe examine President Obama's fateful decision to escalate the War in Afghanistan.

Like LBJ before him in Vietnam, President Obama plans to escalate the War in Afghanistan.  Abe and Joe examine the lessons of history, and opine as to how the president's choice may impact the remainder of his time in office.

56:28 minutes (25.85 MB)

Where Do We Call Home?

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Fri, 11/13/2009

Episode #5: Where Do We Call Home?

Episode Aired Live: Friday November 13th, 2009

Featuring Special Guests: Dr. Darrell Millner Professor of Black Studies and Max Rameau from Take Back the Land

For our fifth installment, we are joined in the studio with two special guests. Scholar, historian, and professor Dr. Darrell Millner from Portland State University and Max Rameau from Take Back the land join us in studio! The topic for today, gentrification.

Intro Song: Open Letter to a Landlord Living Colour

Outro Song: Someplace by Hasan Salaam

58:05 minutes (26.59 MB)

OLMV - Hala and Will talk with Zahi Damuni and Jeff Halper about Iraq's Palestinian Refugees and Evictions in East Jerusalem

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Fri, 11/27/2009

This week the guests are Jeff Halper, director of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, and Zahi Damuni, co-founder of Al-Awda, the Palestine Right to Return Coalition. The topics are the escalation of evictions and house demolitions in East Jerusalem, and the Palestinians uprooted from Iraq following the 2003 US invasion.

59:05 minutes (27.05 MB)

Dhoruba bin Wahad and Naji Mujahid: Denied entry into Palestine

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Thu, 11/26/2009

5:00 - 6:00 pm Thurs. Nov. 26th

KBOO interviews Dhoruba bin Wahad, who is speaking from a hotel in Jordan after being detained and then denied entry into Palestine by Israeli authorities.  bin Wahad is a former political prisoner in the US who was charged in 1971 with the murder of two police officers, but was vindicated nineteen years later when a judge ruled that the FBI had fabricated evidence in order to frame bin Wahad of a crime he didn't commit.

As an African-American, on his way to a conference on political prisoners convened by the Palestinian Authority in the city of Jericho, bin Wahad feels that he was racially profiled, along with his travelling companion Naji Mujahid - the only two African Americans on a busload of white tourists.

57:57 minutes (53.05 MB)

Outside The Law: Stories From Gunatanamo; Andy Worthingron on his new Documentary

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A Deeper Look
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Wed, 11/25/2009

Journalist, historian and now Film maker, Andy Worthington joins host Linda Olson-Osterlund on A Deeper Look to discuss his new documentary, Outside The Law: Stories From Guantanamo. Co-directed with Polly Nash this powerful film focuses on Three detainees and their journey to Guantanamo and for two of them their release. Please tune in to hear about the film and a clip featuring  Omar Deghayes talk about his imprisonment. And don't miss Worthington on the decisons of the Obama administrations to move some prisoners to the United States for Trial while keeping others at Guantanamo to face Military Commissions.

28:16 minutes (25.88 MB)
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