Host Barbara Bernstein speaks with activist and author Tom Hayden. Hayden was a founding member of the Students for a Democratic Society in 1961, and author of its visionary call, the Port Huron Statement, described by Howard Zinn as "one of those historic documents which represents an era."
After helping lead street demonstrations against the war at the 1968 Chicago Democratic Convention, where he was beaten, gassed and arrested twice, Hayden was indicted in 1969 with seven others on conspiracy and incitement charges.
After five years of trials, appeals, and retrials, he was acquitted of all charges.
Host Scott Forrester's topic today is Public Utilities, why we need them and how to get them. Guests Steve Johnson, Executive Director for the Washington Public Utility Districts Association (wpuda.org) and Joe Nipper, Senior VIce President for the American Public Power Association (appanet.org) encourage us to get our act together in Oregon and fight hard for a Public Utility District.
Host Barbara Bernstein invites local Portland activists Paul Maresh and Pam Arden from the Friends of the 40 Mile Loop (40mileLoop.org) to discuss the plans for adding the North Portland Greenway to the long-term plan for a 40 Mile hiking and biking loop around the Portland Metro area.
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.
Joe Uris and Abe Proctor rant 'n' rail on with a pre-May Day Special covering the history of the Labor Movement in the United States, and how it's been steadily eroded since the last of the *real* Domocrats were in power.