Human rights

Voices of the Middle East on 08/14/09

Air date: 
Fri, 08/14/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Upcoming elections in Afghanistan

Goudarz Eghtedari reports on upcoming elections in Afghanistan, his guests are Amin Wahab and Ahmad Qayoumi, both Portlanders from Afghani descent.
 

Journalism's Role in Democracy

program date: 
Tue, 08/11/2009

In this edition of We The People, we explore the art of investigative journalism and its role in democracy.  Is investigative journalism on the decline?  What are the economic and political interests behind this decline?  Will the internet be able to replace the void left as larger news corporations reduce the resources spent in investigative reporting?  To explore these questions, Joanne interviewed Ken Silverstein of Harper’s Magazine; and joining us live in the studio was Beth Slovic, reporter for the Willamette Week and independent journalist Chris Lydgate.

58:08 minutes (39.92 MB)

Circle A Radio playlist for 04/02/2009

Air date: 
04/02/2009

As a country, we tend to forget the dangers of current methods of processing coal. We focus on the myth of “clean coal” and don’t pay much attention to stories such as the December 22nd Coal Ash Disaster in Kingston, Tenn.,
The 65 foot tall pile of 1.6 billion gallons of coal ash created by years of burning coal for electricity broke the dam that separated it from the nearby Emory  river, spilling into the river and  burying 400 acres of land.
Tonight on Circle a Radio we talk with Matt Landon of United Mountain Defense about the aftermath of the disaster, and we talk to Patricia Feeney and Joe Stanley of the Sludge Saftey Project in West Virginia about their community and legislative fight against storage of the toxic byproducts .

Katherine Hughes on the trial of Dr. Dhafir, an Iraqi Humanitarian Aid Worker

program date: 
Tue, 08/11/2009

 KBOO Wednesday Morning Talk Radio

Today, Marianne Barisonek talks with activist Katherine Hughes about how Muslims are being targeted for harassment in general, and how Dr. Dhafir, an Iraqi Humanitarian Aid Worker, has been targeted in particular.  

57:52 minutes (26.49 MB)

August 10 Old Mole Variety Hour

program date: 
Sun, 08/09/2009

 

Tom Becker (pictured here) hosts this show dealing with racism, the WTO, anti-tax protests at healthcare reform meetings, and mountain top removal coal mining.   It features music from Woodstock as we approach the 40th anniversary of that historic festival.  

 

52:44 minutes (30.17 MB)

Changing Demographics Versus the Wingnuts

program date: 
Mon, 08/10/2009

 Hosted by: Abe Proctor and Joe Uris, except, of course...

58:53 minutes (26.96 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 08/11/09

Air date: 
Tue, 08/11/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

What's the thread running through the Birther movement, the health care protests, fear of socialism, anti-immigrationism, and generalized wingnut craziness? It's Oppressed White Man Syndrome. The United States will be a "majority minority" nation sometime around 2042. Resisting that fact is as foolish as it is bigoted. Deal with it, White Dudes.

The MOVE 9 Story

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Prison Pipeline
program date: 
Sun, 08/09/2009

August 8th, 1978, The MOVER 9 were arrested for a murder they did not commit, and have been in prison ever since.  In a telephone interview, Consuelo Africa described the event.  After serving 30 years, the MOVE 9 became eligible for parole, however, their parole has been denied.  Consuelo urged us to exert public pressure to release these political prisoners.  She urged us to contact Pennslyvania Governor Edward Rendell, Philadelphia's Mayor and others to support these folks.  For more information you can visit Move's website and/or email on

26:46 minutes (24.51 MB)

If You Love This Planet on 08/10/09

Air date: 
Mon, 08/10/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

This episode features a speech by Dr Helen Caldicott, delivered in Battleboro, Vermont in April 2009. The Battleboro community are fighting to close down the ailing Vermont Yankee nuclear reactor, and Caldicott explains the medical consequences of living near a nuclear plant, and the situation locals face should the reactor leak or meltdown.

Can talking about race make a difference?

program date: 
Wed, 08/05/2009

Last month, President Obama sat down over beers with a Cambridge cop and a Harvard professor to talk about an ugly incident that brought home how deep racial tensions still run in our nation. The president saw the arrest of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. by Sgt. James Crowly as a "teachable moment" that could help Americans in their struggle to understand race and its impacts. But can talking about race make a difference?

59:46 minutes (47.89 MB)
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