Theresa Mitchell is off today. Instead we'll hear a program from KBOO's Circle A Radio on Marriage Equality and the movement against Proposition 8 in California. Guests include local activists Bonnie Tinker and Cecil Prescod.
A look at what's happening in Gaza including eyewitness accounts of the killing and destruction there, a report from the Free Gaza humanitarian boat rammed by the Israeli Navy, and peace activist Colonel Ann Wright on her participation in a protest outside the compound where President-Elect Barack Obama is vacationing.
Host Kathleen Stephenson speaks with Heidi Boisvert, media manager at Breakthrough, a group which promotes human rights by developing new media including downloadable games. Boisvert helped to create the game ICED or I Can End Deportation to spark dialogue and create awareness of unfair U.S. immigration policies.
On January 26th, just six days after his inaugeration, President Obama
will face his first scheduled Guantanamo Tribunal. The trial of Canada born Omar Khadr
just 15 years old when captured by US forces following a firefight in
Aphghanistan is scheduled to begin. Michelle Shepherd, Toronto Star National Security writer, and author
The sound track for "Locked Up - Locked Out" tells about the California organization, All Of Us Or None. This national organizing movement, started by formerly incarcerated people whose goal is to build political power in the communities most affected by mass incarceration and the growth of the Prison Industrial Complex is dedicated and determined to help turn the tide of oppression, violence and pain in our communities to be a part of the solution to the problems that cause our people to populate the prison system in disproportionate numbers.
Our guest was released just two weeks ago. Ruth Kovacs and Matt talk about the joys of being released, the dinner his mom fixed, and the welcome from his girl, family and friends. Matt also talks abut why he feels sure that he will not be returning to prison. His own decision as well as help from Phoenix Rising Transitions have helped him make a plan to stay on a path that will avoid recidivism.
As bombs rain down on the people of Gaza in the largest single Israeli attack since 1948, 325 Palestinians have been killed - 305 in a five-minute bombing blitz on Saturday afternoon, and 20 in bombs dropped on Sunday and Monday.
KBOO's Jenka Soderberg spoke with reporter Rami Almeghari in Maghazi Refugee Camp in Gaza, Natalie Abu Shakra in Gaza City, Jacob Rosenblum in Jerusalem and Hala Gores in Portland in this special report aired Monday, Dec. 29th from 11:15 - 12:00.