Politics

Flashpoints on 05/06/09

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Flashpoints
Air date: 
Wed, 05/06/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Writer and activist Alice Walker speaks about her recent trip to occupied Gaza and Iraqi writer and journalist Ahmed Habib on the continuing destruction of Iraq.

May Day: Is it still relevant 123 years later?

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Wed, 04/29/2009

May 1, 2009 marks the 123rd anniversary of a rally for the eight-hour day in Chicago's Haymarket Square that ended with a police riot that left over a dozen dead. The political trial and hanging of four anarchists that followed sparked protests around the world and the designation by the Second International of May 1 as International Workers' Day, more commonly known as May Day. But does commemoration of a 19th century incident have relevance for people in the 21st century? Does demonstrating on May Day have meaning for you?

55:51 minutes (44.74 MB)

Rethinking Ballot Measure 11

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Wed, 04/22/2009

As Oregon's economy continues to decline, lawmakers are faced with a growing budget gap and spiraling prisons costs driven by state mandatory sentencing laws. Some in the legislature say its time to revise state sentencing programs and find more efficient ways to handle convicted offenders. Among the proposals working their way through the legislative process is a bill that would allow judges to review mandatory sentences at mid-point and revise them if deemed appropriate. Dave and Jo Ann talk with Rep. Chip Shields about this proposed bill and other changes lawmakers are considering this session.

55:55 minutes (44.79 MB)

Soccer, Streetcars, and GIVE MONEY to KBOO!!!

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Mon, 05/04/2009

 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

Issues near and dear to Portlanders -- like soccer and streetcars -- come to the fore during Abe and Joe's first Spring Membership Drive show.

57:34 minutes (26.35 MB)

Flashpoints on 05/05/09

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Tue, 05/05/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Longtime environmental activist Mike Roselle reports on a small victory in the battle against mountaintop removal in West Virginia, Robert Knight presents the Knight report, and a commentary from Mumia Abu Jamal.

Mumia Abu-Jamal on His Birthday

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Thu, 04/23/2009

Mumia Abu-Jamal is a renowned journalist from Philadelphia who has been inprisoned since 1981.  

17:16 minutes (15.81 MB)

Robert King: Angola 3

program date: 
Thu, 04/23/2009

The Case of the Angola 3

Some 36 years ago, deep in rural Louisiana, three young black men were silenced for trying to expose continued segregation, systematic corruption, and horrific abuse in the biggest prison in the US, an 18,000-acre former slave plantation called Angola.

15:06 minutes (13.83 MB)

Rinku Sen: Race and Obama's first 100 days

Last week, President Obama reached his first 100 days in office, triggering a media flurry of speculation about how well he's doing. Communities of color - already hurting before the lastest round of troubles - have been measuring up the new president as well. Is President Obama pushing to create justice for all or is he too bogged down in the legacy of his predecessor? What should we be doing to push the president down the path of racial equity?

Voices from the Edge on 05/07/09

Air date: 
Thu, 05/07/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Rinku Sen: Race and Obama's first 100 days

Last week, President Obama reached his first 100 days in office, triggering a media flurry of speculation about how well he's doing. Communities of color - already hurting before the lastest round of troubles - have been measuring up the new president as well. Is President Obama pushing to create justice for all or is he too bogged down in the legacy of his predecessor? What should we be doing to push the president down the path of racial equity?

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