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Voices from the Edge on 10/08/09

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Thu, 10/08/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Why aren't Portland police being held accountable?

Why aren't Portland police being held accountable?

The list of city residents who've become victims at the hands of the Portland police continues to grow, leading Oregonian columnist Anna Griffin to observe the news stories about these incidents "makes the Rose City's finest look like thugs with badges." In the meantime, Chief Rosie Sizer's finding on the death of James Chasse - and her failure to punish the offending officers - suggests police accountability remains little more than a joke in our city. Why can't Portland hold its police force accountable? Should the mayor take back the police commissioner duties from Commissioner Saltzman? Where's the city auditor's Independent Police Review division in all this?

Bread and Roses on 10/09/09

Program: 
Bread and Roses
Air date: 
Fri, 10/09/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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All-Women's Circus

 Join host Nico on Bread and Roses October 9 for a talk with members of Circus Artemis -- Portland's All-Women Circus!   

Taking a cue from a legendary "strong woman," Portland's female circus artists have united under a common goal -- to blow audiences away with amazing feats of strength, skill and beauty.  The circus will debut October 16-18.  

We'll talk with creators and performers from Circus Artemis about the creation of the circus, traditional roles for women in circus performance, and how they're breaking barriers with the new show.  

 

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/01/09

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Thu, 10/01/2009 - 5:30pm - 6:00pm

Tune in to KBOO 90.7 fm at 5:30 pm today for an interview with filmmaker Cherien Dabis about Amreeka, a new film that will be opening tomorrow in Portland at Fox Tower.

Amreeka chronicles the adventures of Muna, a single mother who leaves the West Bank with Fadi, her teenage son, with dreams of an exciting future in the promised land of small town Illinois.

In America, as her son navigates high school hallways the way he used to move through military checkpoints, the indomitable Muna scrambles together a new life cooking up falafel burgers as well as hamburgers at the local White Castle.

The African Women's Coalition

program date: 
Wed, 09/30/2009

 Common Sense Talk Radio
 Hosted by Kayse Jama and Grassia Melendez
 From the Center for Intercultural Organizing

Today's guests are local activists Sharif Mohamed and Arika from The African Women's Coalition.

54:58 minutes (25.17 MB)

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/07/09

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Wed, 10/07/2009 - 7:00am - 8:00pm
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A Special News and Public Affairs Day with Noam Chomsky, more of the EconVergence, and more

On Wednesday October 7th, join us for a Special News and Public Affairs Day!

We’ll bring you a recording of Noam Chomsky’s October 2nd appearance in Portland, as well as other featured speakers from the EconVergence.  You’ll also hear from Cornell West, Carl Dix, and other activists, authors, and political analysts.  Tune in for this stimulating KBOO Special, from 7am until 8pm.  And don't forget to call in to support KBOO with your financial contribution - 503-232-8818 or click on the 'Donate' jar above.  These talks will be available on CD as a thank you gift for your contribution to KBOO.

7 am - Democracy Now!

8 am - Noam Chomsky's Oct. 2 speech in Portland - Noam Chomsky was born on December 7, 1928 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Chomsky has written and lectured widely on linguistics, philosophy, intellectual history, contemporary issues, international affairs and U.S. foreign policy.

9:30 - “The Role of the Media: A Critical Assessment” with David Barsamian, Danny Schechter, Jo Ann Bowman, Jules Boykoff

11:00 - Cornel West and Carl Dix: The Ascendancy of Obama and the Continued Need for Resistance and Liberation

12:30 Ralph Nader: Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!

1:30 Vandana Shiva Sustainability & the World Food Crisis: Dr. Shiva talks about food crisis as a consequence of expansion in agribusiness—ultimately bringing destruction to local farmers-- and its
petrol-based production that heavily relies on chemical pesticide, which produces less nutritional value crops

2:00 The Financial Crisis: Causes, Lessons, and Solutions: Danny Schecter, Barbara Dudley, Eric Tymoigne, Robin Hahnel

3:00 Paul Cienfuegos: Corporate Constitutional Rights and The Rights of Nature and People

4:00 Democracy Now!

5:00 KBOO Evening News

6:00 The Best of Circle A Radio

7:00 Derrick Jensen - the author of Endgame, The Culture of Make Believe, and A Language Older than Words.  He was named one of Utne Reader’s “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World” and won the Eric Hoffer Award in 2008.

Papers: The Movie - What happens when our Undocumented Youths turn 18?

program date: 
Wed, 09/23/2009

 Common Sense Talk Radio
 Hosted by Kayse Jama and Grassia Melendez

Today, Kayse and Grassia welcome some of the producers of the new film "Papers: The Movie" that deals with people's lives as they turn 18 without "Documentation."  In the Studio today were José Luis and Manuel Morales, student producers, and Eric Ward by phone from Chicago.

 The Dream Act

57:34 minutes (26.36 MB)

States Rights, The Federal Government, and the Obama Administration

program date: 
Tue, 09/22/2009

 The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show
 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

Today's topic is States' Rights, and how they relate to both the Federal Government and the Obama Administration.

 

56:16 minutes (25.76 MB)

Common Sense - Health Issues in the Immigrant - Refugee Community

program date: 
Wed, 09/16/2009

 Common Sense
 Hosted by Kayse Jama and Grassia Melendez

Today's show will cover Community Health and what organizations and community members who are trying to close the gap between health, gender, race and economic status.  Joining us for discussion are:

John Joo, from APANO The Asian Pacific Network of Oregon

Sade Oandeko, a community health analyst from Lutheran Community Services NW

Johnell Bell, from Multnomah County Health Services

57:41 minutes (26.41 MB)

Kennedy's letter to Obama

Sept. 10,2009

Here's the letter from Ted Kennedy to President Obama, written shortly after the Senator learned his cancer was terminal.

Dear Mr. President,

I wanted to write a few final words to you to express my gratitude for your repeated personal kindnesses to me – and one last time, to salute your leadership in giving our country back its future and its truth.

On a personal level, you and Michelle reached out to Vicki, to our family and me in so many different ways. You helped to make these difficult months a happy time in my life.

You also made it a time of hope for me and for our country.

When I thought of all the years, all the battles, and all the memories of my long public life, I felt confident in these closing days that while I will not be there when it happens, you will be the President who at long last signs into law the health care reform that is the great unfinished business of our society. For me, this cause stretched across decades; it has been disappointed, but never finally defeated. It was the cause of my life. And in the past year, the prospect of victory sustained me-and the work of achieving it summoned my energy and determination.

There will be struggles – there always have been – and they are already underway again. But as we moved forward in these months, I learned that you will not yield to calls to retreat - that you will stay with the cause until it is won. I saw your conviction that the time is now and witnessed your unwavering commitment and understanding that health care is a decisive issue for our future prosperity. But you have also reminded all of us that it concerns more than material things; that what we face is above all a moral issue; that at stake are not just the details of policy, but fundamental principles of social justice and the character of our country.

And so because of your vision and resolve, I came to believe that soon, very soon, affordable health coverage will be available to all, in an America where the state of a family’s health will never again depend on the amount of a family’s wealth. And while I will not see the victory, I was able to look forward and know that we will – yes, we will – fulfill the promise of health care in America as a right and not a privilege.

In closing, let me say again how proud I was to be part of your campaign- and proud as well to play a part in the early months of a new era of high purpose and achievement. I entered public life with a young President who inspired a generation and the world. It gives me great hope that as I leave, another young President inspires another generation and once more on America’s behalf inspires the entire world.

So, I wrote this to thank you one last time as a friend- and to stand with you one last time for change and the America we can become.

At the Denver Convention where you were nominated, I said the dream lives on.

And I finished this letter with unshakable faith that the dream will be fulfilled for this generation, and preserved and enlarged for generations to come.

With deep respect and abiding affection,

[Ted]

Common Sense and Women of Color in Leadership Roles

program date: 
Wed, 09/09/2009

 Common Sense
 Hosted by Kayse Jama and Grassia Melendez.

 Today, Kayse (right) and Grassia (Left) invite four local Women of Color in to discuss what leadership roles Women can play in building Social Justice Movements.  Present in the studio today were:

   Jeri Williams
   Lisa Reed Guarnero
   Dawn Jones
   Lucilene Lira

 

 

56:19 minutes (25.78 MB)
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