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
KBOO reporter Rebecca Nay spoke with Steve Witte
from the United Farmworkers of America.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kboo's Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews Andy Worthington. A frequent contributor to The Huffington Post, he is the author of the book The Guantanamo Files; The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison. The book is a comphrehensive examination of each and every man locked in Guantanamo from how they came into the custody of the United States Military through their imprisonment in Guantanamo.
Kboo's Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews Steve Wax Federal Public Defender for the District of Oregon and author of the new book, Kafka Comes to America; Fighting For Justice In The War On Terror. This is the inside account of the fight to defend two innocent men wrongly imprisoned in the U.S. global war on Terror. It is also a cautionary tale of what can happen when the Rule of Law is set aside.
Host Joe Uris brings a variety of topics to the table today, including the controversial LNG Terminals in Oregon, the Presidential Race, and the Columbia River Crossing. Our conservative friend James is declared KBOO's official Rush [Limbaugh] Reporter, inspiring some listener comments on the place of inflammatory Hate Speech and death threats on the public air waves.