Politics

Voices from the Edge on 06/18/09

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Thu, 06/18/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A "Juneteenth" rememberance: confronting racism in Oregon

June 19th marks the 144th anniversary of the landing of federal troops in Galveston, Texas to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation and finally bring slavery to an end throughout the United States. "Juneteenth" has not only become a day to commemorate the end of slavery but to reflect on the African American experience - from progress made to challenges that remain. As Oregonians celebrate the 150th anniversary of their statehood, Juneteenth is an opportunity to look at how we are contributing - or not - to overcoming racism in Oregon.

Politics of Health Care "Reform"

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Sun, 06/14/2009

 Joanne Landy, a long time campaigner for single payer health care, talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about how and why the insurance companies stand in the way of the only health care reform that can work. Joanne Landy is co-director of the New York-based Campaign for Peace and Democracy, and a member of the editorial board of New Politics.  She is also a  former activist with Physicians for a National Health Care Program.

 

14:24 minutes (8.25 MB)

Community Calendar Tues June 16 2009

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Mon, 06/15/2009
KBOO COMMUNITY CALENDAR TUESDAY June 16 2009 This is the community calendar for Tuesday June 16 2009 The National Lawyers Guild, the ACLU of Oregon and the the Oregon Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society are sponsoring an evening seminar entitled "Civil Liberties Under the Obama Administration: Are We Still at Risk?" at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, June 17, 2009. The event is free and will be held at the Portland State University Urban Center's Second Floor Gallery, 506 SW Mill. The seminar will cover continuing issues of race, preventive detention, the Obama administration's plans for Guantanamo detainees, and ethnic and religious profiling. 2:59 minutes (2.74 MB)

Radiozine

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Radiozine
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Mon, 06/15/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

A broad coalition of groups and one million of their supporters issue call for disbarment for 12 torture lawyers. Amnesty International on the transfer of Guantanamo Detainee Ahmed Ghailani to New York.

 

Healthwatch on 06/15/09

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Healthwatch
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Mon, 06/15/2009 - 11:00am - 11:30am

Host Roberta Hall interviews Ann Zukoski and Karen Keon, of the Health Equity Alliance. They talk about what Health Equity means and how looking at health problems and social problems through a health-equity-lens could help Americans make positive adjustments in our social system.
 

Iranian elections - the day after

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Fri, 06/12/2009

An interview with Professor Hamid Dabashi, Columbia University on Iranian elections and future of the Islamic Revolution.

Born on June 15, 1951 into a working class family in the south-western city of Ahvaz in the Khuzestan province of Iran, Hamid Dabashi received his early education in his hometown and his college education in Tehran, before he moved to the United States, where he received a dual Ph.D. in Sociology of Culture and Islamic Studies from the University of Pennsylvania in 1984, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University. 

51:21 minutes (47.01 MB)

Interview: Jeff Sharlet author of The Family; The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power

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A Deeper Look
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Wed, 06/10/2009

The Family an underground shadowy organization of Fundamentalists, influencing US and World governments for decades. My guest, Jeff Sharlet contributing editor for Harpers and The Rolling Stone  went inside their training camp for young men , Ivanwald.

 

It’s leader, Oregonian Doug Coe, a spiritual counselor to  former dictator Suharto of Indonesia and at times to Secretary of State Hilary Clinton.

29:23 minutes (26.91 MB)

Reflections on President Obama’s speech in Cairo and upcoming elections in Iran

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Wed, 06/10/2009

Reflections on President Obama’s speech in Cairo and upcoming elections in Iran

53:17 minutes (48.79 MB)

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 06/11/2009

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06/11/2009

in honor of donny hathaway...

What do Lents residents really think of Randy Leonard's baseball stadium deal?

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Wed, 06/10/2009

At last month's meeting of the Lents Neighborhood Association, Portland City Commissioner Randy Leonard told a less than enthusiastic audience that "Having a Triple A baseball stadium would be the best thing we could ever have happen in Lents." While criticism of the stadium deal grows - including official rejection by the Portland Parks Board - Leonard remains unmoved in his belief that "downtown" interests, not neighborhood residents, are behind the opposition.

But what do the residents of Lents really think? The Lents deal has triggered deep-seated concerns about livability, affordable housing, economic development, historic preservation and how much voice citizens have with City Hall. Dave Mazza talks with Lents residents Kathleen Juergens de Ponce and Nick Christensen, organizers of Friends of Lents Park, about what their neighbors are concerned about and what they really think about Randy Leonard's desire to play ball in Lents. He also talks with Damien Chakwin, chair of the Lents Neighborhood Association and a supporter of the stadium proposal. 

56:46 minutes (45.48 MB)
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