Human rights

Alternatives to Detention

Prison Pipeline
program date: 
Sun, 10/19/2008

Ruth Kovacs presented another report from CR10 - the gathering of more than 3000 folks who support strategy to abolish the Prison Industrial Complex.  She attended a workshop concerning alternatives to detention/incarceration.  We also heard an update on Mumia Abu-Jamal.

29:24 minutes (26.93 MB)

Alternative Radio on 10/22/08

Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Wed, 10/22/2008 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Alternative Radio host David Barsamian interviews Noam Chomsky about Wars, Bailouts & Elections.

Noam Chomsky, internationally renowned MIT professor, practically invented modern linguistics. In addition to his pioneering work in that field he has been a leading voice for peace and social justice. He is in huge demand as a public speaker all over the world. The New York Times calls him, "a global phenomenon, perhaps the most widely
read voice on foreign policy on the planet." Author of scores of books, his latest are "The Essential Chomsky" and "What We Say Goes."

Radiozine on 10/22/08

Air date: 
Wed, 10/22/2008 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Host Linda Olson Osterlund interviews Andy Worthington, author of The Guantanamo Files: The Stories of the 759 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison.   


 As Election Day approaches, and as an Obama victory looks more probable, the McCain campaign is serving as the focus of an untrammeled and vitriolic collective id. Lots of these people are just scared shitless that a black man might sit in the White House.

The Melting Pot on 10/21/08

The Melting Pot
Air date: 
Tue, 10/21/2008 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Short Description: 
The Melting Pot fuses elements of Electronica with traditional instruments and vocals from various c

This week is an overview of the music featured on the show. Starting Nov. we will feature specific artists individually, focusing on music by them and their influences.

Joe & Abe - Oct 14

program date: 
Mon, 10/13/2008

 Hosts Abe Proctor and Joe Uris cuss and discuss the latest election news and coverage, including a run-down of the various Oregon Ballot Measures.  The cops are tracking your car's location with high tech cameras that log when and where your license plates appear.  Be aware!!!

55:22 minutes (25.35 MB)

National STOPMAX Campaign - Taking the Next Steps

Prison Pipeline
program date: 
Sun, 10/12/2008

Ruth shares a take of an interview she had with Lugman Abdullah at CR10.  Abdullah is the National STOPMAX Campaign Coordinator.  He shares his story about being locked up and then exonerated aver serving nine years on death row.  Ruth also talks about the documentary, After Innocence.

29:49 minutes (27.31 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour on 10/13/08

Air date: 
Mon, 10/13/2008 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
A program of social and political commentary from a socialist-feminist point of view.

Bill Resnick talks with Chuck Collins from the Institute for Policy Studies about a real recovery plan that would revive the enconomy, support working people, and lead to new and green forms of production.   Jan Haaken interviews Megan Brooker,  an organizer of the Winter Soldier Conference, about the impact of war on mental health.  And Tom Becker explores the significance of Columbus Day.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/13/08

Air date: 
Mon, 10/13/2008 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Colonialism Today and the Impact of Columbus on America

A history of Christopher Columbus and the impact of his arrival in America. What is colonialism and how does it continue as a basic premise of our society? This program will explore what the story is really about. It looks at the major impact on native peoples and on African Americans through the legacy of slavery. How does racism today stem from this colonialist philosophy and experience? Guests include local historian Bill Bigelow, local artist damali ayo, Roberto Mukaro Borrero of the United Confederation of Taino People, educator Karen Salazar and Joseph Quinones formerly of AIM.

Produced by Carlos Chavez

Co-produced by Juan Chavez

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