What should policies and goals should replace the test-and-punish approach of "No Child Left Behind"? How can academic freedom in the University be defended from what threatens it today? What does the story of Easter mean for the US at war in the Middle East? What's going on at the Oregon State Hospital nowadays? Tom Becker hosts the moles as they discuss these questions.
Psychologist, Film Maker, and Old Mole Jan Haaken talks with Tom Becker about the Oregon State Hospital where she has been making a film, "Guilty Except for Insanity". How has the institution changed since "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" was filmed there? Who winds up confined there, what is its mission, and what needs to be done to make it better?
For information on how you can see the movie this Sunday, April 11, in Salem, click here.
Poor record of President Obama when it comes to Israeli’s violation of Human Rights and an analysis of the Islamic non-violence movements. An interview with Professor Stephen Zunes, University of San Francisco.
Professor Zunes is the author of scores of articles for scholarly and general readership on Middle Eastern politics, U.S. foreign policy, international terrorism, nuclear nonproliferation, strategic nonviolent action, and human rights. He is the principal editor of Nonviolent Social Movements (Blackwell Publishers, 1999), the author of the highly-acclaimed Tinderbox: U.S.
Host Stephanie Potter talks with Portland resident Elizabeth Stinson about her work as a military trauma therapist. Stinson uses her expertise with military regulations and her counseling and diplomacy skills to advise soldiers and their families on their options for obtaining administrative discharges from the military. So far Elizabeth has succeeded in helping some 1700 soldiers to leave the military.
Theresa Mitchell with the "news you're not supposed to know" comments on our modern-day police state -- how 403 billionaires effectively direct U.S. policy, how 7 million US citizens are in jail, on parole or on probation, how rascism and class theft are tied to empire. She also takes a look at some of those who've dared to protest.
Interview wiith Lisa J Shannon founder of Run For Congo Women
Running for Women in the Congo:
Interview with Portland author and activist Lisa J. Shannon onher new book A Thousand Sisters: My Journey Into The WorstPlace On Earth To Be A Woman. Lisa Shannon saw an episode of the Oprah show about the plight of women in the Congo. Women who were driven from their villages by a variety of warring armies have lost family members and faced rape and torture. That show changed her life forever and turned her into an activist to support the displaced women of the Congo.