Politics

Special Programming: Public Affairs

Air date: 
Wed, 11/19/2008 - 11:15am - 12:00pm

Flashpoints is off today. Instead we feature the program Law and Disorder with:

A look at a suit against police in Pittsburgh brought by two people who were tasered multiple times even after they were arrested and put in police custody.

National Lawyers Guild attorney Maunica Sthanki to discuss the transfer of thousands of prisoners from detention centers in New York City to South Texas.

Chris Hedges about "America the Illiterate"

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Thu, 11/13/2008

Hosts Melodie Silverwolf and Crystal Leighty speak with Chris Hedges about his current article on truthdig.com called "America the Illiterate."

56:56 minutes (22.81 MB)

The 14th Amendment, Marriage, and Sexual Identity

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Mon, 11/17/2008

 Joe Uris hosts. The 14th amendment requires states to provide equal protection under the law to all persons. Does that include marriage? Gay marriage? What is marriage? What should the rules be? What are the rights of conservatives? Call in with your opinion.

 

56:28 minutes (25.85 MB)

Veteran's Voice

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Wed, 11/19/2008 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Members of Northwest Vets for Peace interview Michael Schwartz, author of War Without End: the Iraq War in Context.

Michael Schwartz, professor of sociology and faculty director of the Undergraduate College of Global Studies at Stony Brook University, has written extensively on the war in Iraq at websites including TomDispatch, ZNet, Asia Times, and Mother Jones, and in numerous magazines, including Contexts, Against the Current, and Z Magazine.

 

Alternative Radio

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Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Wed, 11/19/2008 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Maude Barlow on Peak Water, (a lecture)

Maude Barlow is the National Chairperson of The Council of Canadians, Canada's largest public advocacy organization, and the co-founder of the Blue Planet Project, working internationally for the right to water. She is the recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, the alternative Nobel Prize and the Citation for Lifetime Achievement, Canada's highest environmental award. She is the first Senior Advisor on water issues for the United Nations.  Author of many books, her latest is "Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis."

 

Rallies for Gay Marriage in 300+ US cities Sat 11/15

THANK YOU to everyone who participated in rallies around the country! And a huge thank you to all of our straight-allies who are now stepping forward in solidarity with us! What can YOU DO today to make a difference? Talk to your neighbors, talk to your family, talk to your child's teachers, and your coworkers about why this issue means something to you. When things become personal, opinions change......

Protesters turned out is scores of cities across America to protest the unprecedented stripping of rights from gays and lesbians with the passage of California’s Proposition 8, as well as the passage of anti-marriage amendments in Arizona and Florida.

Voices from the Edge

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Thu, 11/20/2008 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A Compact for Racial Justice: Building on the Election of Barack Obama

How do we end racial disparity and move towards greater social equity in the wake of the election of the nation's first black president? Jo Ann and Dave discuss the Compact for Racial Justice, a proactive plan that was unveiled at the Facing Race Conference in Oakland California last week. How do we create equaity in our communities, our economy and our laws? How do we make our society more inclusive and our government and institutions more accountable in matters of racial equity? Join us in this important conversation.

Positively Revolting

Air date: 
Fri, 11/14/2008 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Hosts Melodie Silverwolf and Crystal Leighty speak with Chris Hedges about his current article on truthdig.com called "America the Illiterate."

Sat 11/15 National Rally against Prop 8 - Oregon details

Message from the Democratic Party of Oregon, LGBTQ caucus:

November 4th election night has come and passed.  As Democrats, as Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Oregonians and Americans we have much to celebrate.

Flashpoints

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Thu, 11/13/2008 - 11:15am - 12:00pm

Topics include a report from occupied Gaza, the crisis of displaced refugees in Congo, and former Presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney reflects on the election and the future of President-Elect Obama.

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