Human rights

Hearing on a new bill that could restrict foster kids from getting meds

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Sun, 04/05/2009

There was ahearing in Salem on Friday on a new bill that would regulate how children in foster care can be prescribed drugs like ritalin [RIT-a-lin] and prozac.
Representatives Tina Kotek [KO-tek] of Portland and Carolyn Tomei [toe-MAY] of Salem are co-sponsoring the bill.
They were concerned about children in state custody taking psychotropic drugs that might not be appropriate.
Their bill would require children to be evaluated by a mental health professional before they could take psychotropic drugs, and set tighter standards for the drugs being age appropriate.
 It would also require annual medication reviews for children taking more than one drug.
But would the bill improve the lives of children in foster care?
 

4:14 minutes (3.88 MB)

The Second Amendment: Our Rights AND Responsibilities

program date: 
Mon, 04/06/2009

 Joe and Abe host a discussion of the Second Amendment. What are our rights and responsibilities?  The text reads as follows:

"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

58:26 minutes (26.75 MB)

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

program date: 
Tue, 04/07/2009

Greetings Cascadia! My name is Steve, and this is the KBOO Community Calendar for Wednesday, April 8th, 2009.
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2:10 minutes (1.99 MB)

Mumia's Conviction Upheld

program: 
Prison Pipeline
program date: 
Sun, 04/05/2009

Patrick Ryan, one of the organizers of Friends of Mumia of Portland, gave Ruth an update of today’s (04/06/09) U.S. Supreme Court ruling to let Mumia Abu-Jamal’s conviction stand. Also discussed were plans for Portland action, Saturday April 11th, at 10:00 am at Pioneer Square to protest this devastating ruling. For more information call 503/515-9540. Come join us as we stand up to be counted for Justice. Mumia needs your support and Portland supporters need to know that we are not alone.

26:14 minutes (24.02 MB)

guess who's coming to radio??!! playlist for 04/02/2009

Air date: 
04/02/2009

tonight we discussed the economy, how work is related to it, and we followed up on the LEP charter high school, and the results of the meeting to renew the charter.  plus...  music!!!

 

thanks for all the calls...

Flashpoints on 04/01/09

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Wed, 04/01/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

A report from occupied Palestine on an international day of protest against Israeli colonization of Palestinian lands and an interview with a Canadian minister-turned-activist on a decades-long program of genocide targeting the youth of Canada's indigenous population.

The History of Mexican - U.S. Relations

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Mon, 03/30/2009

 Host Joe Uris discusses the history of the relationship between Mexico and the U.S. in celebration of the birthday of the late leader Cesar Chavez.  Joe will talk about the Mexican-American War, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, the "Zoot Sui

56:03 minutes (25.66 MB)

Wednesday, April First, 2009

program date: 
Tue, 03/31/2009

Greetings Cascadia! My name is Steve, and this is the KBOO Community Calendar for Wednesday, April First, 2009.
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2:02 minutes (1.87 MB)

Phoenix Rising

program: 
Prison Pipeline
program date: 
Sun, 03/29/2009

Kelly Fitzpatrick from Phoenix Rising Transitions visited with host Ruth Kovacs.

25:51 minutes (23.67 MB)

Stop Joe Arpaio! Stop 287gs! Stop the ICE Raids!

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program date: 
Tue, 03/17/2009

On tonight's show we focus on the human and civil rights abuses against people of color, the misuse of 287g agreements, and the need for Comprehensive Immigration Reform.  We are talking with immigrant rights advocates in Maricopa County (AZ), where the worst examples of this abuse are happening at the hands of Sheriff Joe Arpaio.  We talk with Silvia Herrera of the Puente Movement, Jason Odhner, and Antonio Bustamante.  We also bring you short interviews from the National Convergence and Protest in Phoenix on February 27th & 28th, 2009.

58:37 minutes (23.49 MB)
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