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Alternative Radio on 12/15/09

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Alternative Radio
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Tue, 12/15/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Helena Norberg-Hodge – Thinking Outside the Box (lecture)
Helena Norberg-Hodge, a native of Sweden, is an internationally renowned environmentalist. She is a leading critic of conventional notions of growth and development. She is the recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the alternative Nobel Prize. She is founder and director of the International Society for Ecology and Culture and author of "Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh."
 

Voices from the Edge: What's behind Oregon's domestic violence murders-suicides?

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Thu, 12/10/2009

Fourteen Oregonians died last month in five murder-suicides and one attempted murder suicide. Why this sudden outbreak now of men using guns to murder their spouses, ex-spouses and themselves when domestic violence homicides in Oregon have been on the decline? In 1997, 22 domestic violence homicides took place in Multnomah County alone. In recent years, the state average has been eight murder-suicides a year. Is it the economic climate, a lack of social services, or deep-rooted cultural issues?

This week on Voices from the Edge, Jo Ann and Dave talk with Jennifer Warren, LCSW, a counselor with Portland's Men's Resource Center/Women's Counseling Center since 1998. She specializes in domestic violence intervention and recovery, and has worked extensively with men and women arrested for domestic violence. Join us in this discussion about what's behind domestic violence murder-suicides, how the problem is being addressed and what needs to be done to stop the violence.

56:00 minutes (44.86 MB)

Flashpoints on 12/11/09

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Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Fri, 12/11/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Nobel Laureate in Peace Jody Williams and longtime peace activist Kathy Kelly react to President Barack Obama receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. An interview with Clayton Thomas Muller, Director of the Canadian Indigenous Environmental Network on indigenous peoples issues at the global climate summit. And an update on the case of Kevin Cooper, who is on death row at San Quentin State Prison.

Current events in the queer community

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Out Loud
program date: 
Tue, 12/08/2009

Tis the season for holiday music. We start the show with 2 songs from Venus Envy: Rhonda the Lesbo Reindeer and I'll be a Homo for Christmas.

Carla & Laura Calvo discuss current news stories and events, and Jacob Anderson-Minshall talks about next week's Gender Blender. Laura & Jacob are co-hosts of Gender Blender.

Matt from the Gay Men's Chorus calls in to discuss their upcoming show "Celebrate the Season" happening at Reed College on Dec 18, 19 & 20.

Events discussed tonight include: 

Pictures with Santa! This is a SMYRC fundraiser on Thurs 12/10 from 7 to 10 p.m. at 909 NW 19th.

49:37 minutes (19.87 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 12/10/09

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Thu, 12/10/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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What's behind Oregon's domestic violence murder-suicides?

What's behind Oregon's domestic violence murders-suicides?

 

Fourteen Oregonians died last month in five murder-suicides and one attempted murder suicide. Why this sudden outbreak now of men using guns to murder their spouses, ex-spouses and themselves when domestic violence homicides in Oregon have been on the decline? In 1997, 22 domestic violence homicides took place in Multnomah County alone. In recent years, the state average has been eight murder-suicides a year. Is it the economic climate, a lack of social services, or deep-rooted cultural issues?

This week on Voices from the Edge, Jo Ann and Dave talk with Jennifer Warren, LCSW, a counselor with Portland's Men's Resource Center/Women's Counseling Center since 1998. She specializes in domestic violence intervention and recovery, and has worked extensively with men and women arrested for domestic violence. Join us in this discussion about what's behind domestic violence murder-suicides, how the problem is being addressed and what needs to be done to stop the violence.

Out Loud on 12/29/09

Program: 
Out Loud
Air date: 
Tue, 12/29/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Queer/Trans Year in Review

Meredith Baxter's coming out, downsizing queer media, gay marriage, hate-crime legislation?  Which was the biggest story of 2009?  On December 29th, host Jacob Anderson-Minshall presents the Queer/Trans year in review.  In a pre-produced program Jacob will talk with local and national representatives of LGBT media about the biggest queer and trans stories of 2009.  They'll also look at some of the top LGBT stories of the decade that is drawing to a close: including Oregon's own pregnant man.

Dianne Riley from the Coalition for a Livable Future on Race, Class, and Urban Planning

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Wed, 12/09/2009

 Lisa Loving hosts a discussion about race, class and urban planning. Her guest is Dianne Riley of the Coalition for a Livable Future, talking about recent trends toward “racial isolation” in area schools and neighborhoods. Gentrification, segregated schools, poverty – do we have the tools to fix them?

56:33 minutes (25.89 MB)

Flashpoints on 12/09/09

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Program: 
Flashpoints
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Wed, 12/09/2009 - 10:00am - 10:30am

A report from Honduras where polling data on the recent boycotted election suggests that the voter turnout was under 50 percent. This contrary to U.S. claims.


And an interview with journalist and prisoner mumia abu jamal. Today marks the 28th year that he has been incarcerated.
 

(Air Cascadia is off today, but will return tomorrow morning.)

Jim Fetzer on JFK Assassination

program: 
The Lecture Room
program date: 
Wed, 12/09/2009

Founder of Scholars for 9/11 Truth, Jim Fetzer is interviewed and points to the government as the source of false-flag terrorism - the state causing the tragedy and using it for political gain.

Judyth Vary Baker is aired here from excerpts from "The Love Affair" - episode 8 of "The Men Who Killed Kennedy"

42:03 minutes (38.5 MB)

Political Perspectives on 12/09/09

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Wed, 12/09/2009 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Host Mel Reslor speaks with Jim Fetzer, professor emeritus at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Two of his most recent books were on the evolution of intelligence and philosophical aspects of "the Christian Right's crusade against science". He has published three collections of studies on the death of JFK, co-authored another on the plane crash that took the life of Senator Paul Wellstone, and edited the first book from Scholars for 9/11 Truth.

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