Indigenous issues

Flashpoints on 04/24/15

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Flashpoints
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Fri, 04/24/2015 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

Mauna Kea protests continue

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Thu, 04/23/2015
A four-week long protest which has halted construction of  the proposed TMT or Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea on the big island of Hawaii continues with several new developments this week.
On Tuesday activists took to the streets of Honolulu to bring their message to the centers of state and commercial power in the archipelago.
The thirty-meter telescope would be housed in a massive eighteen-story high structure atop the highest mountain in Hawaii.
It’s a project of the TMT Observatory Corporation, a joint venture of Institutions  from the United States, Canada, China, India and Japan.
There are already thirteen other telescopes sited on the mountain, which have also drawn opposition  from Native Hawaiians and environmentalists. 16:09 minutes (14.78 MB)

Flashpoints on 04/23/15

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Flashpoints
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Thu, 04/23/2015 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

"Why the Mountain": a struggle for autonomy, dignity and tradition on Mauna Kea in Hawaii

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Wed, 04/22/2015
Native Hawaiian protestors have halted construction of a massive 18-story telescope on their sacred, life-giving Mauna Kea. While the protest is about stopping the continued desecration and damage to a mountain central to their culture, beliefs and traditions, it is also about an ongoing movement for independence and decolonization. Filmmaker Anne Keala Kelly has been documenting and involved in this struggle for many years. 58:50 minutes (80.79 MB)

Flashpoints on 04/22/15

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Flashpoints
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Wed, 04/22/2015 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

Flashpoints on 04/21/15

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Flashpoints
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Tue, 04/21/2015 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

Interview with Chris Gunness of UNRWA about Yarmouk refugees

program: 
News In Depth
program date: 
Fri, 04/17/2015
The Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk, in Syria, remains under the control of the so-called ‘Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’, known by its Arabic acronym Da’esh for the second straight week.

Aid groups have been unable to gain access to the camp, and are concerned that many of the eighteen thousand residents are without food or potable water.

For more on the situation in the camp, KBOO spoke with the head of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, UNRWA, Chris Gunness 9:41 minutes (8.86 MB)

Flashpoints on 04/17/15

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Fri, 04/17/2015 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

US Congress Introduces Legislation to Fast-Track TPP

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 04/16/2015
Top Congressional legislators reached a deal earlier today to introduce fast-track legislation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership to Congress.
As the ranking Democrat on the Finance Panel, Oregon Senator Ron Wyden was crucial in reaching an agreement between Republicans and Democrats drafting the legislation.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership would be the world’s largest free trade agreement, involving the United States, Canada, Mexico, Vietnam, Japan, and seven other Pacific-rim countries.
It is heavily opposed by environmental groups, American labor unions such as the AFL-CIO, as well as human rights advocates.
The Oregon chapter of the AFL-CIO has staged multiple protests calling for lawmakers to reject the trade deal. 6:44 minutes (6.16 MB)
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