Wisconsin is again at the center of a fight for labor and collective bargaining rights. We did most of these interviews last week, just as the news broke that collective bargaining rights in Wisconsin had been all but eliminated for public workers. This came after three weeks of massive protests in Madison and less publicized protests across the state that inspired social justice activists nationally and internationally.
Tonight on Circle A Radio we speak with Ken Germanson, former President of the Wisconsin Labor History Society. We also have interviews with Margaret Shannon, Natalie Tsoris, and Lauryl Sulfate, all of Wisconsin, all opposed to the union-busting Budget Repair Bill proposed in the Wisconsin State Senate in February 2011.
Avel Gordley on her memoir "Remembering the Power of Words
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with former Oregon State Senator Avel Gordley about her new memoir "Remembering the Power of Words: The Life of an Oregon Activist, Legislator and Public Servant”.
Avel Louise Gordly was elected to the Oregon State Senate in 1996, after she had served three terms in the House of Representatives, running on both Democratic and Republican ballots in each election. Throughout her career, she always insisted that the legislative process belongs to the People, that it be open and transparent to constituents from every place in Oregon.
Kevin Mannix promised voters in 1994 that his Ballot Measure 11 establishing minimum mandatory sentences would create certainty in Oregon's criminal justice system. While the measure tripled the state's prison population over 20 years, a new report by the state Criminal Justice Commission finds that Measure 11 not only failed to deliver certainty, it has cost the state billions of dollars while it shifting sentencing power from the hands of judges to those of district attorneys - a shift many see as dangerous.
In another of their series The Left and the Law, attorney Mike Snedeker talks with pyschologist Jan Haaken about her new book Hard Knocks: Domestic Violence and the Psychology of Story Telling. They discuss some of the misleading dichotomies that have grown up in the struggle to get funding for programs to fight domestic violence.
Cecilia Girón, Directora de Programas y Araceli Ortiz, Coordinadora de los programas de Adelante Chicas nos hablan, en el Día Internacional de Las Mujeres, de esta organización, parte de Adelante Mujeres, cuyo trabajo se centra en empoderar a las jovenes latinas de Oregón.
In this special program, young women leaders Araceli Ortiz and Cecilia Girón will talk about Adelante Chicas (Go ahead girls) dedicated to empower Latina girls in Oregon, a program of the organization Adelante Mujeres.
This week on Voices from the Edge, Jo Ann and Dave talked with Wray Harris, president of Iraq Veterans Against the War (Oregon) about who is paying the real cost of America's wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
For International Women's Day, Prison Pipeline brings you an hour long special focused on women in prison. We bring you excerpts from plays, music and poetry all created by women in prison. We share with you the history of female incarceration and the state of current women prison issues. We also bring you voices of women who have been incarcerated or have a loved one in prison.
Dr.Vandana Shiva, India’s preeminent environmentalist, eco feminist, author, and winner of the Wright Lively Award, joins host Linda Olson-Osterlund for an International Women’s Day Special. She will talk about The Universal Rights of Mother Earth, Gaia, and the struggles of indigenous peoples to stay on the land. Founder of Navdanya, an organization and movement.