Racism

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 05/18/12

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Fri, 05/18/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Beyond Veganism: Food Justice and Racism in the food industry

Everyone should have the right to choose foods they want to eat, especially foods that are healthier for them and that meet some of their ethical beliefs. Communities of color and low-income communities often have difficulty accessing healthier foods when compared to higher income areas.

Radiozine on 05/21/12

Program: 
Radiozine
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Mon, 05/21/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Rebecca Skloot on "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"

We hear about the story of Henrietta Lacks who unwittingly donated her tissue to science in 1951 and whose cells still grow in laboratories around the world today.  Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, in vitro fertilization, and more. Henrietta’s cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can’t afford health insurance.

Voices from the Edge on 05-10-12 Occupying the economy with Richard D. Wolff

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Thu, 05/10/2012

Occupying the economy with Richard D. Wolff

Three years into the government's announced recovery, working Americans find themselves poorer than when the recovery began. While the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression has exposed corrupt bankers, unregulated speculators and a government willing to serve the interests of the one percent regardless the cost, the wealthy continue to prosper. Economist Richard D. Wolff credits the occupy movement with exposing these symptoms of capitalism but believes we must go deeper to resolve the decades-old causes of the crisis, reaching back to the 1970s when a century-old pattern of rising wages for workers ended.

57:56 minutes (53.04 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 05/10/12

Air date: 
Thu, 05/10/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Occupying the Economy with Richard Wolff

Occupying the economy with Richard D. Wolff

Three years into the government's announced recovery, working Americans find themselves poorer than when the recovery began. While the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression has exposed corrupt bankers, unregulated speculators and a government willing to serve the interests of the one percent regardless the cost, the wealthy continue to prosper. Economist Richard D. Wolff credits the occupy movement with exposing these symptoms of capitalism but believes we must go deeper to resolve the decades-old causes of the crisis, reaching back to the 1970s when a century-old pattern of rising wages for workers ended.

US Labor Chauvinism and China

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Tue, 05/08/2012

Joe Clement reads a CounterPunch article by trade-unionist, Alberto Ruiz, called The US Labor Movement and China. Ruiz criticizes the stigmatization of foreign labor by US unionists and explores the dark pro-imperialist history of the AFL-CIO, as well as the vigor of the recent up-surge in China's labor movement.

7:50 minutes (7.17 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour May 7th 2012

program date: 
Tue, 05/08/2012

 Joe Clement hosts this Old Mole, which is shorter than usual because of membership-drive. We hear about growing concern with and resistance to nuclear energy, ecologically driven energy policy in Oregon, and about labor chauvinism toward China.

41:20 minutes (37.84 MB)

Michelle Alexander and the New Jim Crow

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Wed, 05/02/2012

We take a look at mass incarceration and racism in America today through Michelle Alexander's book "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness."

We begin with a speech given by Michelle Alexander in New York in February of 2010, and then will hear from various community members who participated in a Book Group at the Talking Drum Bookstore, located in Reflections coffee shop on NE Killingsworth. This group is going through the book in six weeks, chapter by chapter, to study how and why a majority of young Black men in major American cities are locked behind bars and how  the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control, even as it formally adheres to the principle of color blindness.

58:17 minutes (133.4 MB)

Oakland Police Investigate Trans Woman's Murder

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Fri, 05/04/2012

The Oakland Police Department is investigating the murder of a transgender woman who was shot in a possible hate crime on Sunday morning. Thirty-seven-year old Brandy Martell was an outreach worker at the Tri-City Health Center in Fremont. She was sitting in the driver's seat of her car with three other transgender women at 3 AM when two men approached the car and started a conversation.

5:20 minutes (4.89 MB)

PopWatch: No, Ashton Kutcher, Brownface is Not OK

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APA Compass
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Fri, 05/04/2012

 Kushlani de Soyza critiques the latest examples of Asian and Asian-American representation in advertising. Who thought putting Ashton Kutcher in brownface was a good idea? We also take a look at stereotypes that underpin recent New Balance and Intel commercials featuring APAs.

7:51 minutes (7.19 MB)

The Eavesdrop on 05/03/12

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Thu, 05/03/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Black Girl in Suburbia Film Update!

Tonight, join hosts Nia and Paula for conversation around the kitchen table on The Eavesdrop! Join the conversation by calling (503) 231-8187.

Is Portland really the Whitest city in America? What is it like living Black in a predominantly White city?

Mainstream media touted a "post-racial society". Nia and Paula challenge that notion, with the welcome  return of their special guest, filmmaker Melissa Lowery, to discuss her film, Black Girl in Suburbia, in its final stage of production.

The film is in its final stage of production and needs your support: http://awe.sm/5nU93 .

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