It’s a fitting topic for a day devoted to remembering Martin Luther King, Jr, since King’s work recognized the power of grassroots political action and, in his later years, also acknowledged the need for economic restructuring.
Per Fagereng hosts talk radio this morning with special guest, Kurt Liebezeit, a local Peak Oil Activist. Listen to Per and Kurt discus Peak Oil and the Economy, while fielding questions, opinions, and discussions with our listening audience.
Since participating in the first "Inconvenient Truth" workshop with Al Gore, Oregon Secretary of State Bill Bradbury has been traveling around the state giving presentations based on Al Gore's book. This talk was recorded at the BPA GSA Auditorium on December 13th. It's part of a series of lectures sponsored by the Oregon Public Health Division's Climate Change Committee in collaboration with PSU's Schoolof Community Health, Oregon Environmental Council, and Physicians for Social Responsibility. Bradbury offers his own insights and personal take on what we can do to turn the crisis around.
Host Carlos Chavez explores the topics of racial justice and racial disparity in the Oregon Prison System with Caylor Rolin of the Portland-based Partnership for Safety and Justice, a group seeking to unite people convicted of crime, survivors of crime, and the families of both to redirect policies away from an over-reliance on incarceration to effective strategies that reduce violence and increase safety.
George Bush is making his first-ever visit to the occupied Palestinian territories today. He is protected by an army of 10,000 soldiers, and the Palestinian population has remained under curfew, with all protest banned, as long as Bush is in the area.
KBOO's Jenka Soderberg spoke with Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh, a Palestinian scholar originally from Bethlehem, about Bush's visit to the region.