Racism

Voices from the Edge: Hurricane Katrina

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Thu, 08/26/2010

Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans five years ago this week. Katrina's impact went beyond the loss of life and property to reveal deeply rooted attitudes about race many Americans thought had withered away. Jo Ann and Dave talked about the various aspects of Katrina's impacts, including the permanent displacement of over 100,000 residents, the reshaping of the city and the federal indictments against the New Orleans police.

53:18 minutes (24.4 MB)

Voices from the Edge: Is the party really over? Alberta Street Last Thursday.

program date: 
Thu, 08/19/2010

Is the party really over?  JoAnne and Dave discussed Alberta Street Last Thursday in NE Portland.

The conversation doesn't end when the program does. You can join in additional discussion of the week's issue on our blog at kboo.fm/voicesfromtheedge (click on the "blog" tab). You'll find additional information, important links, comments from other listeners and commentary from Jo Ann and Dave. Have a question for our guests, but can't call in during the program? Post your questions on line so we can make them a part of the Voices discussion.

54:16 minutes (49.69 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 08/31/10

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Tue, 08/31/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Abe and Joe examine the billionaire backers of the Tea Party movement.

The Teabaggers -- noisy, bigoted and ignorant, but basically harmless, right? And if we're lucky, they'll hijack the Republican Party and nominate a bunch of un-electable loons. The best thing the Teabaggers can do is to keep making asses of themselves in public.

But what if they have friends in high places? A bombshell article by Jane Mayer in the New Yorker paints a vivid portrait of two such highly-placed friends. David and Charles Koch, the patriarch sublings of Koch Industries, are philanthropists of note -- and also deep-pocketed backers of the Tea Party and other conservative causes. Abe and Joe delve into the New Yorker piece and discuss the role of big money in today's discourse.

More Talk Radio on 08/30/10

Program: 
More Talk Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 08/30/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Critiquing Beck and Sharpton

Distorting Martin Luther King: Critiquing Beck and Sharpton

Saturday, August 28 was the anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" speech. Rallies were held there on Saturday by Fox host Glenn Beck and by Al Sharpton.

 Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with Kevin Gray, the author of "Waiting for Lightning to Strike: The Fundamentals of Black Politics."

APA Compass Deanna Fei A Thread of Sky

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APA Compass
program date: 
Fri, 08/06/2010

Kushlani de Soyza interviews author Deanna Fei. Fei's debut novel, A Thread of Sky, has received great praise from the New York Times and others.  It tells the story of six women from three generations who travel together to China to reconnect with their family history and strengthen their family ties.
 

15:51 minutes (14.52 MB)

APA Compass Ed Lin Snakes Cant Run

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APA Compass
program date: 
Fri, 08/06/2010

APA Compass' Andrew Yeh interviews Ed Lin, author of three novels: Waylaid, This is a Bust, and Snakes Can't Run.  His work has been awarded two Asian American Literary Members' Choice Awards, the Booklist Editor's choice and Top Ten First Novel, and a Publisher's Weekly's starred review.  The last two novels are a series starring a Chinese-American police officer in New York City's chinatown.
 

18:27 minutes (16.89 MB)

APA Compass Jean Kwok Girl in Translation

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APA Compass
program date: 
Fri, 08/06/2010

APA Compass' Liz Rogers interviews author Jean Kwok, whose novel, Girl in Translation, has been picked up as one of the books to read by Vogue, Entertainment Weekly, O Magazine, and more.  It's story about loss of innocence, overcoming hardships, and love.
 

15:05 minutes (13.82 MB)

The Melting Pot on 08/17/10

Program: 
The Melting Pot
Air date: 
Tue, 08/17/2010 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
ZION I Featured Artist

THE MELTING POT 8/17/10 Featured Artist - ZION I

Tune in tonight 8-10pm(PST) for an exclusive interview with AMP LIVE from Zion I

on Dr.J's "THE MELTING POT" 90.7fm in Portland Or, Online @www.KBOO.fm/listen

Voices from the Edge on 08/12/2010

program date: 
Fri, 08/13/2010

This week Mayor Adams and other officials announced support for an "iconic" ten-lane bridge across the Columbia River.

What does the community really need?

Dave and JoAnne talked with members of the Third Bridge Now project about an alternative, they say relieves traffic congestion while preserving neighborhood livability and safety.

 

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54:11 minutes (49.6 MB)

No More Deaths!

program date: 
Mon, 08/09/2010

Jan Haaken talks with Sophie Smith. Sophie works with No More Deaths, a humanitarian organization that tries to make sure no one dies in the deserts of the Mexican-American border, and stands by the motto: humanitarian aid is never a crime. She recounts her own experience in the Sonora Desert of Arizona, and argues from her experience that nothing less than powerful desperation is compelling people to risk their lives crossing the border.

Visit the No More Deaths website to learn more about their projects, of which desert aid is just one.

14:03 minutes (6.43 MB)
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