Racism

Bread and Roses on 02/17/12

Program: 
Bread and Roses
Air date: 
Fri, 02/17/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
A Walk through the Underground Railroad and a Look at Aphrodite

In honor of Black History Month, Host Gabi Ross speaks with Joan Southgate, who at almost 80 years old walked 519 miles along the original underground railroad and then wrote a book about the process, In Their Path: A Grandmother's 519 Mile Underground Railroad Walk ... Then during the second part of the show, in honor of Valentine's Day, Host Ashley Thirstrup interviews Dr. Arlene Landau about her new book Tragic Beauty. They will discuss both the light and dark sides of the Greek Goddess, Aphrodite who has ruled our culture for centuries.

Circle A Radio on 02/15/12

Air date: 
Wed, 02/15/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
The Congo and Exploitation of Resources

Tonight on Circle a Radio, we talk about conflict minerals, the historic exploitation of Congo and the role that Western nations and multinational corporations continue to play in the exploitation of the resources of Africa.

We hear from many, including

  • Kambale Musavuli, a spokesperson and student coordinator for Friends of the Congo,
  • Chouchou Namegabe Nabintu, a radio reporter, and founder of South Kivu's Association of Women Journalists, and
  • Aaron Hall, from The Enough Project.

Jamal Tarhuni Comes Home

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 02/15/2012

Jamal Tarhuni, an Oregon resident prevented from returning to the United States after visiting Libya, finally came home yesterday. The Tigard Businessman and Libyan had been visiting the Post-Qaddafi nation to deliver humanitarian supplies with Medical Teams International. In January, he learned that he had been placed on the no-fly list, and was questioned by FBI agents from Portland.

KBOO's Zeke Harrington spoke with Thomas Nelson, an attorney for Jamal Tarhuni and several others on the no-fly list.

5:18 minutes (4.85 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 02/16/12

Air date: 
Thu, 02/16/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Exploring fear and loathing on the Populist Right with Arthur Goldwag

Exploring fear and loathing on the Populist Right with Arthur Goldwag

Its no surprise that the confluence of the internet and the 24-hour news cycle has enabled extreme groups once relegated to the fringe of American politics to enjoy unprecedented influence on political discourse. The paranoia and scapegoating of today's Tea Party, however, reflect a disturbing pattern in our history that fueled hysteria about the Illuminati of the 1790s, anti-New Deal forces of the 1930s, and McCarthyism of the 1950s. What is new about the "new hate" is its ability to project itself and the willingness of politicians to exploit it for their own purposes.

AAPAM: What is My Race?

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program: 
APA Compass
program date: 
Fri, 02/03/2012
Another Angry APA Minute by Sarika Mehta: Inspired by a blog post at Sepia Mutiny, she questions what her race is, why the English words never seem to fit, and why her "ambiguous ethnicity" doesn't help her out in the real world. 
6:23 minutes (5.84 MB)

Book Mole: The Intuitionist

program date: 
Mon, 02/06/2012

Iven Hale reviews Colson Whitehead's 1999 novel, "The Intuitionist." Set in a big city during a period of racial integration,Whitehead and Iven both explore the racial implications of the elevator as a metaphor for "social-uplift", the black female protagonist who is the first non-white male elevator inspector in the city, and the dueling methods for testing the functioning of the elevators that so deeply structure society: intuitionism and empiracism. Hale thinks Whitehead bites off more than he can adequately chew, but compares the novel to Ralph Ellison's "Invisible Man" and remarks positively on how Whitehead treats blindness caused by privilege.

8:53 minutes (6.1 MB)

Bill Bigelow on banning Rethinking Columbus and critical pedagogy in Arizona

program date: 
Mon, 02/06/2012

Bill Resnick talks with writer and Portland-area teacher, Bill Bigelow, about how his book "Rethinking Columbus" was removed from Tuscon-area schools because it violates Arizona Law concerning teaching ethnic studies in Public Schools.

13:46 minutes (9.45 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour February 6th

program date: 
Mon, 02/06/2012

 

Joe Clement hosts this Old Mole, which because of membership drive breaks shows up as being about30% shorter than normal. We hear about the crack-down on ethnic studies in Arizona, about what's going on in Jobs with Justice, and a review of The Intuitionist. In the middle of the show, we heard Pete Seeger's rendition of Ralph Chaplin's "Commonwealth of Toil" from the Wobbly Little Red Songbook.

 

38:46 minutes (26.62 MB)

Alternative Radio on 02/07/12

Program: 
Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Tue, 02/07/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Angela Davis- Prison Industrial Complex (lecture)

Angela Davis- Prison Industrial Complex (lecture)

The U.S. has more people in jail than any other country. The General Accounting Office says the number of inmates has tripled since 1980. In this program, recorded in Colorado Springs, Angela Davis discusses how race, class and gender issues intersect with the drug war and the fast-growing prison industry.

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