Join co-hosts Jo Ann Bowman and Dave Mazza every Thursday morning as they bring you informative guests and lively discussions about the issues that are important to you and your community. Every week, Voices from the Edge provides KBOO listeners a place to engage in meaningful talk about racial disparity, government accountability, environmental justice, local and national politics, and other crucial issues of the day. Jo Ann and Dave bring you guests you won’t hear on other talk radio programs and conversation about making Oregon and the nation a better place.
Yesterday, we heard from an Oregon activist who spoke of her experience protesting the apartheid Wall in Palestine. Today, KBOO reporter Isobel Charle speaks with another Oregon activist who is currently based in Jerusalem.
With pride and terror, I compiled a collection of women's "protest music" of the last decade which aired recently on Bread and Roses (Fridays, 6-7pm). Pride: because of the power of these women's voices. Terror: because of the memories of the Bush years and the worry that US policy has not really changed since Bush. This selection below represents just a few of the many protest songs of the decade.
For the last three years a ban on squatting has been in preparation in Dutch politics. A new act that is to ban squatting in the Netherlands passed through parliament on October 15th, 2009. Despite strong critique from the High Court, the union of city councils and even the Amsterdam police force, the christian/rightwing majority in The Hague is pushing this law through.
Having suffered from an immense housing shortage ever since the sixties, squatting has a long history in the Netherlands and has always been a legal means for thousands of people to acquire a roof over their heads.
On January 26, Oregonians will be asked to decide how the latest chapter in the state's long-running tax wars will turn out. Opponents of two tax increases approved by the legislature in 2009 succeeded in collecting enough signatures for a referendum on what are now Measures 66 and 67. The former would raise the state income tax rate on those earning more than $125,000 per year while the latter would increase the minimum corporate tax. Supporters of the measures say vital public services are at stake. Opponents say raising taxes during a recession will only make matters worse.
Theresa Mitchell with the "news you're not supposed to know." She talks about her own recent experiences with swine flu and pneumonia, and the curious lack of corporate media interest in this mysterious killer. Also, is there an Israeli connection to the Nigerian plane bomber? And what about Israeli trafficking in Palestinian body parts? Corporate personhood challenged in Humboldt County--can we do it here? And more! Visit Theresa's blog at: http://kboo.fm/node/18638