Dr. David Naimon (DrNaimon.com) interviews Melody Petersen, (New York Times) the author of Our Daily Meds: How the Pharmaceutical Companies Transformed Themselves into Slick Marketing Machines and Hooked the Nation on Prescription Drugs.
This past Saturday, in Northeast Portland, the Council for Prostitution Alternatives opened its second weekly drop in center for any person who is now working, or who has ever worked, in the sex industry.
KBOO reporter Don Wolfe spoke with the Director, Lila Lee, about the new Northeast Portland Drop In location and her long term goals for the organization.
Activist, poet and healer Sunni Patterson speaks with Bread & Roses from the Tenth Annual V-Day celebration in New Orleans. The annual V-Day event is an international celebration of ending violence against women and girls, and this year honors the women of New Orleans and the Gulf South. Ms. Patterson, a native of New Orleans, was part of a panel that presented at the V-Day events on April 11. This audio includes a poem and interview.
This month marks the 40th anniversary of the 1968 student strike at Columbia University, one of the many pivotal events of 1968 being remembered this year. Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein, as a freshman at Barnard College, spent a week occupying Low Library, the office of Columbia University's president, along with 100 other students, kicking off a series of actions and mass arrests that shut down the university for the rest of the semester. Today she speaks with fellow striker and Low Library occupier Hilton Obenzinger, (obenzinger.com) whose memoir Busy Dying (chax press) comes out this month.
Omar Khadr was only fifteen years old whe he was captured by American Forces in Afghanistan.This program talks about his torture and mistreatment in U.S. custody. For more information start with Wikipedia and follow the many leads. For newspaper coverage go to The Torotno Star and reporter Michelle Shephard. Go to the ACLU for an organization in support of Khadr's rights.