Human rights

Portland Central American Solidarity Committee

program: 
Locus Focus
program date: 
Tue, 07/14/2009

 This morning on Guest Host Trillium Shannon speaks with members of the Portland Central America Solidarity Committee (PCASC), about the history of solidarity work, current events and trends in Latin America, and how local communities are responding.  Live, in the studio with Shannon are Shiruko Hashimoto, Megan Hise, and Maria Damaris.

51:31 minutes (23.59 MB)

Locus Focus on 07/15/09

Program: 
Locus Focus
Air date: 
Wed, 07/15/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

This morning on Locus Focus, guest host Trillium Shannon speaks with members of the Portland Central America Solidarity Committee (PCASC), about the history of solidarity work, current events and trends in Latin America, and how local communities are responding.

Political Perspectives on 07/15/09

Air date: 
Wed, 07/15/2009 - 9:00am - 9:30am

Jennifer Kemp speaks with activist and author Judith Arcana about reproductive rights in the United States, before Roe v. Wade and now.  Also, hear Judith read some of her poetry!

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 07/14/09

Air date: 
Tue, 07/14/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Abe takes a look at the breaking story of the Bush-era "surveillance program" that Cheney ordered the CIA to keep secret from Congress. That would be Vice-president Cheney, who has Constitutional authority over exactly nothing. Also, Jerry Flanagan returns with an update on the health care bill making its way through Congress.

Bridges to Change

program: 
Prison Pipeline
program date: 
Sun, 07/12/2009

A group of guests from Bridges to Change told their stories. All of the mentors and administrators from this organization are ex-felons. The director - Chuck, the program director – Doug, and two clients – John an Pete joined Ruth in a discussion about the value of a mentor program for folks when released. Assistance in housing, job hunting and connecting with the family and community can make a significant difference as folks begin new lives in the community.

29:39 minutes (27.15 MB)

If You Love This Planet on 07/13/09

Air date: 
Mon, 07/13/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

An interview with professor Lawrence Wittner, an award-winning American historian who has written extensively on peace movements and foreign policy.

Wittner is the author of seven books, including his most recent: Confronting the Bomb: A Short History of the World Nuclear Disarmament Movement, published by Stanford University Press in 2009.

Wittner is a Professor of History at the State University of New York/Albany.

Is health care reform in critical condition?

program date: 
Wed, 07/08/2009

Over 75 percent of Americans want health care reform according to a new Pew Research poll. President Obama remains committed to reforming our health care system this year. But as Congress struggles to craft legislation, the voice of concerned voters is getting drowned out by a vocal minority working from the same play book. Will serious health care reform die on the operating table at the hands of congressional Republicans, conservative pundits, and industry spin doctors?

57:11 minutes (45.81 MB)

Portlanders break the blockade on Cuba!

program date: 
Tue, 07/07/2009

For more than 40 years, the Cuban people have faced an economic, commercial and financial blockade by the government of the United States of America.

 

Cubans say this is one of the most cruel, inhuman and prolonged policies of hostility endured by any people in the history of human civilization.

 

Throughout these last 44 years, a total of 10 different U.S. administrations have reinforced and expanded the complex system of laws and measures that make up the blockade established by the U.S. government against the people of Cuba.

33:38 minutes (30.79 MB)

Positively Revolting on 07/10/09

Air date: 
Fri, 07/10/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Theresa Mitchell discusses the financial crisis with Les Leopold, author of The Looting of America. Call in with questions and comments at 503-231-8187.

The Looting of America
How could the best and brightest (and most highly paid) in finance crash the global economy and then get us to bail them out as well? What caused this mess in the first place? Housing? Greed? Dumb politicians? What can Main Street do about it?

Kim Klein on grassroots, non-profit fundraising

program: 
Locus Focus
program date: 
Tue, 07/07/2009

 The economic meltdown of the past year has created exceptional challenges for the non-profit sector of our society. Kim Klein, legendary grassroots non-profit fundraising consultant, joins Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein to discuss why these hard times are providing not only difficulties but also opportunities for grassroots social change organizations.

59:03 minutes (27.03 MB)
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