Portland City Councilvoted 3-2 this morning to let police unit commanders have a vote in certain cases before the new police review board. Does this make the new board "structurally flawed" or does it increase accountability as commissioners supporting the change claim? Voices from the Edge Hosts Dave Mazza and Jo Ann talk about this new development.
FEATURED ARTIST ~ BLOCKHEAD: Interview, Live Mix, & More
Blockhead grew up in downtown New York City. The son of an artist, early on he found his passion was for music. A fan of a whole range of sounds, especially hip-hop, Blockhead steadily built a tremendous collection of tapes and later CDs from innumerable artists. After a brief stint as a rapper, he realized his calling was behind the boards and not on the mic, and from there he began to produce beats.
Facts? Don't bother me with the facts. An article from the Boston Globe discusses the ramifications of a University of Michigan study which shows that reality has very little bearing on one's deeply held opinions, whether right or wrong. In fact (so to speak), the study suggests a perverse tendency to cling even more tightly to one's beliefs whenever reality proves to be inconvenient.
With Joe on vacation, Abe probes the murky waters where faith and fact overlap.
Tonight on Circle A Radio we have a summer reading program, with people who run bookstores, and bookgroups, printers, and of course, readers sharing what they’re reading.
We'll talk with Jordi and Shanti from Northstar Infoshop, Maile Speakman of the Portland Feminist Reading Group, author Yusef Shakur whose most recent book is entitled The Window to My Soul: My Transformation from a Zone 8 Thug to a Father and a Freedom Fighter, Charles from Eberhardt Press, and people from AK Press and Blackrose Infoshop.
Theresa Mitchell with the news "you're not supposed to know" interviews poet Walt Curtis about Portland's declaration of Walt Curtis Week and events to support the poet. Theresa also takes a look at npr portrayals the Afghanistan invasion, and the possibility and consequences of an Israeli attack on Iran. See more at Theresa's blog: http://kboo.fm/node/22376