Abe and Joe look at a handful of issues on the national radar, including another case of journalistic malpractice from the New York Times, the twists and turns of the health care battle on Capitol Hill, and the tale of lawmakers on the take in Oregon's liquid natural gas saga.
Ralph Nader - The Politics of Health Care (lecture)
Ralph Nader has spent a lifetime fighting on behalf of ordinary people. He has run for president four times. "Life" magazine ranks him as one of the most influential Americans of the twentieth century. Founder of Public Citizen, he is a long-time advocate for consumer safety and workers' rights. He rose to fame in the 1960s when he took on General Motors and its unsafe Corvair car. His book "Unsafe At Any Speed" not only created a sensation but was instrumental in the enactment of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act. His efforts helped create the Environmental Protection Agency. He has exposed the misdeeds of the corporate sector as well as of the political system. In recent years he has been in the forefront of the struggles around NAFTA, the WTO, corporate welfare and single payer health care.
Pride event details, queer health survey discussion and live music from Felina's Arrow!
June is the official month of Pride, and tonight's show highlights the community from a few different angles. Pride events, a survey seeking your input, live music and more.
You'll want to have something to write with to keep track of the details shared tonight, including Pride event listings from the Portland metro area, and beyond. If you want your event shared on air, email OutLoudRadio@gmail.com
Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod host a discussion of equal access to health care and reform of the healthcare system with local people fighting for health equity and health equity legislation including representatives of APANO, NARA, the Urban League and the Multnomah County Health Equity Initiative. The Health Equity Initiative works to address the root causes of socioeconomic and racial injustices that lead to health disparities.
An interview with University of Oregon professor of International Studies Anita Weiss on the breaking crisis in Pakistan as the American diplomatic team arrives there and a critical look at the situation in Darfur and the Save Darfur movement with Professor Mahmoud Mamdani, author of "Saviors and Survivors: Darfur, Politics and the War on Terror."
Joe Uris is alone today, and covers several topics of interest. First up, Joe talked about the proposed (and potentially devastating) natural gas pipeline thru our farms and wilderness. He also covered the recent murder of Dr. Tiller, a Women's Health Professional. He talked about the right wing's smear campaign against Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor.
KBOO COMMUNITY CALENDAR - TUESDAY June 9 2009
This is the community calendar for Tuesday June 9 2009
A Portland/Multnomah Food Policy Council meeting,. a public citizen-advisory meeting about food system policy recommendations for the City of Portland and Multnomah County, will take place on Wednesday, June 10 in the Rose Room on the second floor of City Hall, 1221 S.W. Fourth Avenue, from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. For more information contact: Steve Cohen, Food Policy and Programs, (503) 823-4225
The People's Farmers Market takes place Wednesdays, 2:00 - 7:00 p.m. It's a year-round market at 3029 SE 21st Avenue, one block north of Powell Blvd. 2:53 minutes (2.64 MB)
One of this week's topics for discussion was the recent murder ofDr. Tiller, a Women's Health Professional that provided abortions when they were needed. The idea that killing health care providers could be considered a form of domestic terrorism came up, and apparently really angered one of our listeners. Someone called in, identified himself as "Joe", and threatened to kill Joe Uris for bringing the topic to the table.
The threat and obscenity did not go out over the air, as the FCC would not allow that, but it is included here to foster discussion.