Racism

Voices from the Edge on 02/26/09

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Thu, 02/26/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Health Disparity and the County Budget Crisis; Testing for Anti-Black Bias

African Americans in Multnomah County are twice as likely to die from diabetes or stroke than white county residents. Hispanic mothers are two times less likely to have early prenatal care white mothers. Native Americans in the county die from HIV at three times the rate of whites.

Alternative Radio on 02/25/09

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Alternative Radio
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Wed, 02/25/2009 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Howard Zinn - Against Discouragement (interview)
 

Host David Barsamian interviews Howard Zinn, professor emeritus at Boston University, and perhaps this country's premier radical historian. Zinn was born in Brooklyn in 1922. His parents, poor immigrants, were constantly moving to stay "one step ahead of the landlord." After high school, he went to work in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. During World War II, he saw combat duty as an air force bombardier. After the war, he went to Columbia University on the GI Bill. He was an active figure in the civil rights and
anti-Vietnam War movements. Today, he is in great demand as a public speaker. He's a regular contributor to "The Progressive" magazine. His masterpiece, "A People's History of the United States," continues to sell in huge numbers. His latest books are "A Power Governments Cannot Suppress" and "Original Zinn."

Portland police tackle racial profiling...again

imagePeople of color continue to be stopped and searched by the police than other Portlanders. Racial profiling has not abated according to a draft 36-page report released February 18 by Portland Police Bureau Chief Rosie Sizer. The report, long awaited by the community, outlines Sizer's assessment of the problem as well as steps to eliminate racial profiling by making the police bureau better reflect the community it is supposed to serve.  Jo Ann and Dave review the draft plan's strengths and weaknesses.

Police tackle racial profiling...again

program date: 
Wed, 02/18/2009

People of color continue to be stopped and searched by the police than other Portlanders. Racial profiling has not abated according to a draft 36-page report released February 18 by Portland Police Bureau Chief Rosie Sizer. The report, long awaited by the community, outlines Sizer's assessment of the problem as well as steps to eliminate racial profiling by making the police bureau better reflect the community it is supposed to serve.  Jo Ann and Dave review the draft plan's strenths and weaknesses.

57:41 minutes (46.21 MB)

Voices from the Edge

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Thu, 02/19/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Hosts Jo Ann Bowman and Dave Mazza discuss the recent report on racial profiling put out by the Portland Police Bureau. Later they speak with Oregon State representative Chip Shields about his racial impact bill that would require lawmakers to consider the potential racial or ethnic impact of proposed criminal justice legislation.

More Talk Radio on 03/02/09

Program: 
More Talk Radio
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Mon, 03/02/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with activist and writer Randy Shaw, author of "Beyond the Fields: Cesar Chavez, the UFW, and the Struggle for Justice in the 21st Century." Shaw will discuss the UFW's impact and its influence on recent labor organizing, the immigrant rights movement and other current social activism. Randy Shaw will be speaking in Portland on Wed., March 4, at 6 p.m. at the Central Library at 801 SW 10th.

More Talk Radio on 02/23/09

Program: 
More Talk Radio
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Mon, 02/23/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Hosts Cecil and Celeste speak with Harold Holzer, co-chairman of the U.S. Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and author of over 30 books on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. Holzer is a contributor to a special Smithsonian Collector's Edition called "Lincoln: America's Greatest President at 200."

Harold Holzer is one of the country's leading authorities on Abraham Lincoln and the political culture of the Civil War era. His latest book is Lincoln President-Elect: Abraham Lincoln and the Great Secession Winter 1860-1861. 

Gran Torino film - critical discussion and interview with star Bee Vang

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APA Compass
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Thu, 02/05/2009

In February, APA Compass critically discussed the Clint Eastwood folk Gran Torino, which features Eastwood as a cranky old veteran living in a neighborhood with an influx of Hmong immigrant neighbors. Aslo, an interview with one of the film's stars, Hmong actor Bee Vang.

41:48 minutes (38.28 MB)

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 02/20/09

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Fri, 02/20/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Mexico's African Root

Mexico's Third Root

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An Interview with Maria Elisa Velazquez on the history and culture of Mexico's African Root.

Hosted by Carlos Chavez

Gender Blender

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Tue, 02/17/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Interviews with trans musicians and a two spirit performer

Fresh from their day long F to eMbody tour at Portland State University, Gender Blender is proud to announce  Athens Boys Choir (myspace.com/athensboyschoir) and Katastrophe (myspace.com/katastropherap) will headline the Tuesday night show.  Monday, these two outspoken trans musicians offered a once in a lifetime multi-media spoken-word and hip-hop performance and a workshop emphasizing how deeply individual the trans experience is and will covering everything from terminology to stories of personal experience to campus oriented trans issues.   Now they'll join hosts Rebecca Nay and Jacob Anderson-Minshall to talk about the program, their experiences as trans men inside the often homophobic and sexist world of hip-hop, and how their activism is changing the world.&nb

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