Human rights

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

program: 
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)

Positively Revolting on 08/07/09

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Air date: 
Fri, 08/07/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Ani Raven Haines hosts a discussion on embracing anti-oppression work as a normal part of our lives.

What does it mean to actively embrace anti-fascism in your daily life? It's not enough to want to live in a world based in justice and compassion--- what are we all doing to get us there?  Join Ani and local anti-fascist, anti authoritarian organizers for a discussion about recognizing and dealing with oppressive acts in daily life, towards yourself or others. 

Question your complacency and compliance.

We are the change; the revolution is now--- but only if we make it so.

It Takes A Village on 08/07/09

Program: 
It Takes A Village
Air date: 
Fri, 08/07/2009 - 11:00am - 11:30am
On August 7th at 11:00 AM we will inaugurate the first installment of It Takes A Village with a program focusing on "President Obama and the Muslim World." What are his chances of healing the riff between Islam and the West? Shaheed will explore this topic with his guest Mamadou Toure, Imam, and President of the Institute of Islamic and Interfaith Studies, based here in Portland, OR.

It Takes A Village

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Short Description: 
It Takes A Village
with Shaheed

The name of the new show, by veteran KBOO programmer, Shaheed Haamid It Takes A Village is from an old African proverb that recognizes the diversity, differences and unity needed to make a community work. It Takes A Village will attempt to examine some of the current political and social issues affecting our local as well as global community today, in order to view situations and peoples from a multi-dimensional perspective.

Prog Audio

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News & Public Affairs

Democracy Now! on 08/06/09

Program: 
Democracy Now!
Air date: 
Thu, 08/06/2009 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Amy Goodman interviews Somali Hip Hop artist K'naan, and more!

Flashpoints on 08/06/09

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Thu, 08/06/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

An indepth interview with Jeremy Scahill on sworn allegations against the founder of Blackwater, and a report from Honduras by journalist Tim Russo.

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