Womens issues

Voices from the Edge: What's behind Oregon's domestic violence murders-suicides?

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Thu, 12/10/2009

Fourteen Oregonians died last month in five murder-suicides and one attempted murder suicide. Why this sudden outbreak now of men using guns to murder their spouses, ex-spouses and themselves when domestic violence homicides in Oregon have been on the decline? In 1997, 22 domestic violence homicides took place in Multnomah County alone. In recent years, the state average has been eight murder-suicides a year. Is it the economic climate, a lack of social services, or deep-rooted cultural issues?

This week on Voices from the Edge, Jo Ann and Dave talk with Jennifer Warren, LCSW, a counselor with Portland's Men's Resource Center/Women's Counseling Center since 1998. She specializes in domestic violence intervention and recovery, and has worked extensively with men and women arrested for domestic violence. Join us in this discussion about what's behind domestic violence murder-suicides, how the problem is being addressed and what needs to be done to stop the violence.

56:00 minutes (44.86 MB)

Bread and Roses on 12/18/09

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 12/18/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Part 1. Minor Victims of Sex Trafficking Part 2. New Mammogram Mandates

6:00 - 6:30  Esther Nelson from the Sexual Assault Resource Center will be interviewed by Ashley about her work with local girls who have been trafficked into underage prositution here in the local community.  Listeners will learn what warning signs to look for in order to protect our girls and inform them about traffickers' tactics.  

6:30 - 7:00 Host Nico will interview local physicians about the new mandates that have recently been released around mammogram testing.  Listeners will be able to call in to ask the doctors questions, as well as voice any concerns that they might have.

Join us! 

Voices from the Edge on 12/10/09

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Thu, 12/10/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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What's behind Oregon's domestic violence murder-suicides?

What's behind Oregon's domestic violence murders-suicides?

 

Fourteen Oregonians died last month in five murder-suicides and one attempted murder suicide. Why this sudden outbreak now of men using guns to murder their spouses, ex-spouses and themselves when domestic violence homicides in Oregon have been on the decline? In 1997, 22 domestic violence homicides took place in Multnomah County alone. In recent years, the state average has been eight murder-suicides a year. Is it the economic climate, a lack of social services, or deep-rooted cultural issues?

This week on Voices from the Edge, Jo Ann and Dave talk with Jennifer Warren, LCSW, a counselor with Portland's Men's Resource Center/Women's Counseling Center since 1998. She specializes in domestic violence intervention and recovery, and has worked extensively with men and women arrested for domestic violence. Join us in this discussion about what's behind domestic violence murder-suicides, how the problem is being addressed and what needs to be done to stop the violence.

Out Loud on 12/29/09

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Out Loud
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Tue, 12/29/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Queer/Trans Year in Review

Meredith Baxter's coming out, downsizing queer media, gay marriage, hate-crime legislation?  Which was the biggest story of 2009?  On December 29th, host Jacob Anderson-Minshall presents the Queer/Trans year in review.  In a pre-produced program Jacob will talk with local and national representatives of LGBT media about the biggest queer and trans stories of 2009.  They'll also look at some of the top LGBT stories of the decade that is drawing to a close: including Oregon's own pregnant man.

Gender Blender on 12/15/09

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Tue, 12/15/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Transitioning Back, the suicide of Mike Penner and whether "transgender regret" exists.

In 2007 LA Times Sportswriter Mike Penner stunned his colleques when he came out as transgender and began living his life as Christine Daniels. The story gained international attention and turned Christine into a bit of a celebrity. But less than a year later Daniels' byline was quietly replaced by Penner's.

Collective of Genuises and Crys Matthews on Out Loud

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Out Loud
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Tue, 11/24/2009

Collective of Genuises and Crys Matthews on Out Loud

On tonight's queer hour, we hear from the Collective of GeniusesCoG’s mission is to create art that challenges the notions on which class, gender, privilege and other social demographics are based. CoG empowers minority artists, especially those who identify as trans, queer and/or womyn, and help them create sustainable economic stability through educational programs and creative opportunities.

50:49 minutes (20.35 MB)

November 23 Old Mole Variety Hour

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Mon, 11/23/2009

Do higher taxes make for fewer jobs -- or more?  Is Congress debating real healthcare reform -- or just another corporate bailout?  Is PTSD a good way to think about how people are  affected by violence?   This show takes on these questions, with host Tom Becker, Old Mole regulars  Bill Resnick and Jan Haaken, and guests Karen Kraut and Rebecca Hyman.  

 

50:40 minutes (28.99 MB)

The Politics of PTSD

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Mon, 11/23/2009

 Is PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) a useful concept  for thinking about how people deal with a society saturated in violence?   What is gained by using it to treat soldiers suffering from the results of battle mayhem?  Can it be extended  to understand women in abusive relationships, or children growing up in a police state?  Two mental health professionals discuss the history of the concept, its usefulness and its limits -- the Old Mole's  Jan Haaken and  Rebecca Hyman, a student of  trauma  theory.   

19:53 minutes (11.38 MB)

The Curse of the Good Girl - Interview with Rachel Simmons

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 11/20/2009

Host Ashley Thirstrup interviews author Rachel Simmons about her latest book: The Curse of the Good Girl - Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and  Confidence.

24:37 minutes (22.53 MB)

Transgender Awareness Month and Day of Remembrance

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Tue, 11/17/2009

Every year dozens of individuals are brutally murdered because they are transgender or simply perceived as gender variant. Rather than decreasing, the number of these deaths has increased in the last few years, possibly as a backlash against gay-marriage legislation.  In order to memorialize those who have died for their gender presentations, activists founded the Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20th.  This year, Oregon Governor Kulongoski proclaimed the day a statewide day of remembrance; and the entire month of November has been dedicated to transgender awareness.

In this episode of Gender Blender, co-hosts Jacob Anderson-Minshall and Laura Calvo spoke to the organizers of some of those events including:  Allison Cleveland, Executive Director of Eugene’s Gender Center and a key player in eliciting the governor’s proclamation; Natalia from Portland State University’s Queer Resource Center, which is sponsoring the local Transgender Day of Remembrance events, including a concert by trans musicians Katastrophe and Athens Boys Choir (aka Katz); and queer performer Peterson Toscano who will be presenting his one-man play, “Transfigurations—Transgressing Gender in the Bible,” Thursday, November 19th at the Epworth United Methodist Church, 1333 SE 28th Street in Portland.

55:33 minutes (12.72 MB)
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