Immigration

Flashpoints on 04/21/09

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Flashpoints
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Tue, 04/21/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Host Dennis Bernstein speaks with one of the reporters who just won the Pulitzer Prize for coverage of Sheriff Joe Arpaio in Arizona. He also speaks with a Venezuelan diplomat about the significance of the recent meeting between President Hugo Chavez and President Barack Obama. And a look at the situation in Haiti where police have attacked hunger strikers.

Creating accountable immigration enforcement

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Wed, 04/15/2009

Over 440,000 people will be detained by the U.S. government this year. Women, children, the elderly, asylum seekers, torture victims and even long-time permanent residents will be detained for months - in some cases years - awaiting a determination on their status. Many of these people will be detained without a judicial hearing or access to an attorney in a nation that prides itself on the rule of law and due process. Will the Obama adminstration create real immigration reform to ensure the people who come to our shores are treated fairly?

55:42 minutes (44.62 MB)

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 05/14/09

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Thu, 05/14/2009 - 11:00am - 7:00pm
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Support KBOO's Spring membership drive!

News and Public Affairs Day – Thursday May 14th

The theme of this year’s drive is ‘Spring into Action!’ – Like groundwater in spring, the power of the people is rising.  We’ll hear talks by Democracy Now co-host Amy Goodman, radical Texan Jim Hightower, media critic and historian Robert McChesney, Harvard professor and author Linda J. Bilmes and some bits from the Pacifica Archives.

Interview: Ronault L.S. Catalani, author of Counter Culture; immigrant stories from portland cafe counters

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Wed, 04/15/2009

Host Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews Ronault L.S. Catalani, author, poet immigrant rights attorney and the the City of Portland's Immigrant & Refugee Affairs Coordinator. In his evocative new book Catalani also known as "Polo" writes a series of essays from familiar cafes. Each one gives a new and startlingly intimate experience of one mans life as an immigrant. The interview springboards from the book to the political forces underpinning his experience of "ethnic Cleansing" to the effects of those forces in the life of refugees today. The wide ranging discussion touched on the value of war crimes tribunals to the camaraderie immigrants from different cultures find in each others company.

27:40 minutes (25.34 MB)

Proverbial Perspectives on 04/16/09

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Thu, 04/16/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Services and resources for African immigrants and their families.

Host Celeste Carey welcomes Evelyne Ello-Hart, to share her experiences in Portland as an African woman and as the Coordinator of the African Women's Coalition of Portland.

Creatiing accountable immigratoin enforcement

Over 440,000 people will be detained by the U.S. government this year. Women, children, the elderly, asylum seekers, torture victims and even long-time permanent residents will be detained for months - in some cases years - awaiting a determination on their status. Many of these people will be detained without a judicial hearing or access to an attorney in a nation that prides itself on the rule of law and due process.

Voices from the Edge on 04/16/09

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Thu, 04/16/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Creating accountable immigration enforcement: an interview with Detention Watch Network's Jacqueline

Over 440,000 people will be detained by the U.S. government this year. Women, children, the elderly, asylum seekers, torture victims and even long-time permanent residents will be detained for months - in some cases years - awaiting a determination on their status. Many of these people will be detained without a judicial hearing or access to an attorney in a nation that prides itself on the rule of law and due process.

Obama announced his plan to deal with Immigration Reform

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Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 04/08/2009

President Obama announced last night that he plans to make immigration reform a top priority during his first year in office.
KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with local immigrant rights activist Francisco Lopez about what this pledge could mean for Oregon’s immigrant community:

4:03 minutes (3.71 MB)

Tuesday April 14 2009 community calendar

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Mon, 04/13/2009

This is the community calendar for Tuesday April 14, 2009 A Portland/Multnomah Food Policy Council meeting,. a public citizen-advisory meeting about food system policy recommendations for the City of Portland and Multnomah County, will take place on Wednesday, April 15 in the Rose Room on the second floor of City Hall, 1221 S.W. Fourth Avenue, from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. For more information contact: Steve Cohen, Food Policy and Programs, (503) 823-4225 Portland Central America Solidarity Committee meets Wednesday April 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Liberty Hall, 311 N Ivy St in Portland. PCASC is a grassroots organization working for international solidarity and immigrant rights.

2:47 minutes (2.55 MB)
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