Human rights

Freedom of Speech Victory: Sarah Graham Speaks

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Evening News
program date: 
Sun, 06/08/2008

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One year after locking themselves to a World War 2 tank in last year's Rose Festival Parade, Grannies Sara Graham and Bonnie Tinker, had the charges against them dismissed.

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Radiozine on 06/13/08

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Fri, 06/13/2008 - 9:00am - 9:30am

Remembering Stonewall, a radio documentary by David Isay. KBOO presents our annual broadcast of this documentary that was first broadcast in 1989, on the 20th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. It is the first documentary - in any medium- to tell the story of the 1969 riots that started with a police raid of a gay bar and ended with a revolution and the transformation of a hidden subculture into a vibrant political movement.

Bradley-Angel House Bi-Gender Discrimination Case

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 06/04/2008

According to Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and
Industries, Portland domestic violence shelter Bradley-Angel House
discriminated against a bi-gendered individual. 

KBOO’S Jacob Anderson-Minshall has more on the
story:

 

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Republicans Prevent Public Access to Grand Jury System Information

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 05/28/2008

Civil rights leaders and civil libertarians have
launched a campaign to reform Oregon’s Grand Jury system.

During the recent legislative session, there was an
attempt to make grand jury testimony public in certain cases.

Republican legislators managed to stop that measure
from going forward.

KBOO
reporter Don Wolfe spoke with Dan Handelman from Portland Cop Watch and a civil
rights attorney Lauren Regan about the problems with the secrecy of the Grand
Jury system in Oregon.

 

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Homeless Tie Themselves to Trees at City Hall

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 06/04/2008

Two protestors
have tied themselves to trees outside of Portland's City Hall. 

The two are
organizers with the homeless sit-in that was dismantled by Portland police two
weeks ago.

KBOO's Kyle Burris reports from in front of City
Hall:

 

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United Farmworkers Sues Oregon Beef Northwest for Racist Hiring Practices

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program date: 
Mon, 05/26/2008

A sexual discrimination lawsuit
has been filed by three Hispanic women against the Boardman, Oregon Beef
Northwest feedlot management for refusing to hire and employ them based on
their race and gender.

This is the latest
development in a series of labor related-issues that have been directed at Beef
Northwest.

KBOO reporter Rebecca Nay spoke with Steve Witte
from the United Farmworkers of America.

 

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Yvonne Simmons on Peru's Children

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program: 
Radiozine
program date: 
Thu, 05/29/2008

Host Crystal Leighty speaks with local activist Yvonne Simmons about her recent trip to Peru where she has worked with a political and human rights NGO for many years. She talks about her work with children in poor neighborhoods who live off the small items that they scavenge from a local garbage dump. She also discusses her work on preventing violence against women.


 

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Healthwatch (weeks 1,2,& 4) on 06/09/08

Program: 
Healthwatch
Air date: 
Mon, 06/09/2008 - 10:00am - 10:30am

Guest host Crystal Leighty speaks with Matthew Deschaine of The WhyNotPortland campaign. The campaign has
submitted 30,520 signatures to the City Auditor for its ballot-initiative to provide health insurance for uninsured school children in Portland.
The plan would allow children to see their pediatrician or other primary care provider for a $10 co-pay while providing coverage for hospitalizations and other major illnesses.

Alternative Radio on 06/04/08

Program: 
Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Wed, 06/04/2008 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Host David Barsamian interviews Youdon Aukatsang about Tibet: The Struggle for Freedom.  Youdon Aukatsang is a member of the Tibetan Parliament in exile. She is a graduate of Jawaharlal Nehru University and the Fletcher School at Tufts University. She is Executive Director of Empowering the Vision in New Delhi.

 

Tuesday Radiozine on 06/03/08

Air date: 
Tue, 06/03/2008 - 10:00am - 10:15am

Local activist Joe Keating of the Oregon Wildlife federation discusses the group's benefit for the Iraqi Childrens Campaign.  It features Jim Page and David Rovics on Wednesday June 4th at 7:30PM at the 9 Muses Cafe.

 

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