Today on Locus Focus, Barbara Bernstein talks with David Cole, Professor of Law, Georgetown University; Co-Author, Less Safe, Less Free: Why America is Losing the War on Terror (TheNewPress.com); Legal Affairs Correspondent, The Nation; Co-Chair, Liberty and Security Initiative & Checks and Balances Initiative, Constitution Project.
Today's show, hosted by Laurie Mercier, recognizes the last week of Black History Month with a discussion of reparations and race, and a review of the life and work of C.L.R. James. Also on the show are a short story about Mexican immigrants and a conversation about teens, freedom, and the internet. You can hear the whole show by clicking on the arrow on this page, or go to to individual pieces and more info about them by clicking on the links below.
Leigh Anne Kranz interviews Galadriel Mozee', a community activist who helped establish the Healing Roots Center and is currently working at Sisters of the Road Cafe. Galadriel mentors African American teens about their rights with police and talks of the history of activism in the black community.
An undercover video made by the Humane Society of the US has brought about the largest beef recall in the United States. The video shows crippled and sick animals being pushed along the ground with forklifts, among other things.Now, the scramble is on to find out if any of the meat is still destined for school children's lunches.The U.S. Department of Agriculture yesterday ordered the recall of one hundred forty three million pounds of beef that came from Chino-based Westland/Hallmark Meat Company.
The trial of Brianna Waters in Tacoma, Washington has completed its second week. Waters is accused of being the lookout for an arson targeting experimental crops at the University of Washington. Although no one was harmed in the arson, Waters and nine others were charged with "eco-terrorism".This week, witnesses included Robert Corina, a cousin of Waters who allegedly helped rent the car used as the lookout vehicle during the action. In addition, Lacy Fillibaum and Jennifer Kolars were brought to the stand. Both Fillibaum and Kolars are former environmental activists turned informants for the prosecution.
This Friday's OLMV will feature a live interview with Mr. Eitan Bronstein, and Israeli educator and activist working with an organization called Zachrot ("remembering" or "those who remember"). This organization is dedicated to educating the Israeli public about the history of Al-Nakba (the Arabic word for catastrophe), the displacement and dispossession of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians in 1948. Mr. Bronstein is will be coming through the United States with Muhammad Jaradat (a past guest on OLMV) of the Palestinian group, Badil, in a joint Badil/Zachrot US speaking tour: "Acknowledging the past; Imagining the future: Palestinians and Israelis on 1948 and the Right of Return."