Tongiht we talk to Lydia Anne Bartholow, one of the organizers of the Raize the Walls Mini Conference, and Ed Mead, a member of the George Jackson Brigade, about the importance of supporting Political Prisoners.
Dave and Jo Ann look at the flap over the City of Beaverton supporting a Mexican independence celebration and other current local events.
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Natalie Butto hosts a special live Talk radio program featuring preeminent scholar and leader Robert Thurman. Thurman is a Columbia University Professor, prolific author, a former Tibetan Buddhist monk, co-founder of the Tibet House (along with Richard Gere), and formerly on Time Magazine's list of Most Influential Americans. Thurman and fellow humanitarian spiritual leader Michael Bernard Beckwith will be in Portland on Friday evening for a unique "Transforming Awareness" conversation about how people can effect positive prosperity in their lives and in the world.
Protecting our safety net programs from any cuts with local activists
Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod host a discussion of the National Day of Action that calls on members of Congress to lead the fight against those blocking good jobs and a real recovery and demands that our safety net programs be protected from any cuts. Local activists from Portland Jobs with Justice will be the guests.
In Uganda an anti-homosexual bill has been poised to pass in Parliament. The bill would execute a gay person for engaging in repeated homosexual acts. It would put anyone in jail for 3 years for failure to report suspicions of homosexuality to the Police. Learn how American, political and religious leaders are behind this Ugandan movement. Author and journalist Jeff Sharlet, joins host, Linda Olson-Osterlund. He’ll talk about his article in the September issue of Harper's Magazine, Straight Man’s Burden:The American Roots of Uganda’s Anti-Gay Persecutions.
Toby Green from the Laborers Union was the Prison Pipeline guest for our Labor Day program. Ruth and Toby discussed the prison work programs and the union jobs that some programs replace. We asked the question, “Is the Oregon prison work program “slave labor?”