Human rights

Reflections after our 4th Episode of Good Sista/ Bad Sista: Talking Mess!


We really enjoyed the 4th show today! Great to have Vagabond join us in a discussion about his award winning first film on the air this morning and had some great calls come in as well. 

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The CIA, Health Professionals, Torture and Human Experimentation; Dr. Scott Allen

A Deeper Look
program date: 
Thu, 10/22/2009

Tune in to hear Dr. Scott Allen of Physicians for Human Rights and co-author of the newly published report; Aiding Torture: Ethics and Human Rights Violations Revealed in the May 2004 CIA Inspector General's Report. The newly released CIA Torture report reveals so far undisclosed techniques used to "break" prisoners in Guantanamo and Bagram Air base in Afghanistan. It also gives the clearest picture yet of the central role played by Health Professionals in the CIA's "Interrogation" program.

29:23 minutes (26.9 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 10/22/09

Air date: 
Thu, 10/22/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Why is 350 an important number? A discussion on climate change.



This Saturday, Portlanders will be gathering in Pioneer Courthouse Square to convince other Oregonians that 350 is a very important number. That's the maximum safe level of parts per million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The 350 movement, initiated by author-activist Bill McKibbon, is having actions in over 140 nations this Saturday to pressure governments to take serious action to curb climate change. In the United States, the call to action comes as the U.S.

Fair Trade Music

program date: 
Mon, 09/28/2009

 Fair Trade Music is a movement to level the economic playing field at clubs, bars, and all venues for music in Portland. This is a program co-sponsored by the Musicians Union. Representatives are interviewed by avante-garde performer and host of KBOO's Un|Herd, Sean Ongley. For more information on the subject, visit

19:31 minutes (17.87 MB)

Common Sense: Immigrant Issues in our Schools

program date: 
Wed, 10/21/2009

 Common Sense Talk Radio
 Hosted by Kayse Jama, Grassia Melendez, and Lucilene Lira
From the Center for Intercultural Organizing

Today's topic is our educational system, and how it does (or does not) relate to the Immigrant and Refugee Community.  We'll hear three Portland Public School teachers with years of experience in English as a Second Language programs talk about their experiences, both with the school system and with their students.

54:24 minutes (24.9 MB)

Flashpoints on 10/21/09

Air date: 
Wed, 10/21/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Part 2 of a series of interviews with financial analyst Catherine Austin Fitts on "The Anatomy of a Financial Coup d'Etat: Understanding the Financial Meltdown and Bailout." And the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case of 13 Wiegers from China. We'll hear a response from the Center for Constitutional Rights.

Sorting Out the Polanski Case

program date: 
Mon, 10/19/2009

Film director Roman Polanski was recently arrested in Switzerland for possible extradition to the US to face charges for raping a 13 year old girl some 30 years ago.  Many in the film industry have risen to defend him.  In this commentary, Frann Michel demonstrates how these defenses reveal the male supremacy that lies at the heart of bourgeois ideology.   Here are links to her sources:

David Walsh

The case of Genarlow Wilson

8:29 minutes (4.86 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 10/20/09

Air date: 
Tue, 10/20/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Vietnamistan: Abe and Joe look at the morass that is Afghanistan, and return to the ongoing health c


Common Sense Talk Radio and Movement Building

program date: 
Wed, 10/14/2009

 Common Sense Talk Radio
 Hosted by Kayse Jama and Grassia Melendez
 From the Center for Intercultural Organizing

Today's guest is local activist Lucilene Lira, also from the Center for Intercultural Organizing, and they talk about the problems and experiences immigrants often have when organizing for solidarity and social change. 


58:45 minutes (26.9 MB)

Project Censored Benefit for KBOO

KBOO is excited to announce that the editors of Project Censored 2010 will be hosting a benefit for the station. All proceeds except book sales will go to KBOO.

What: An Evening with Project Censored

When: 11/07/2009

Time: 5-7:30PM

Where: First Unitarian Church Main Sanctuary

            1211 SW Main St

             Portland, OR 97205

Donation: $5-15 sliding scale, $10 suggested donataion

Information/Tickets: 503.231.8032 ext 222


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