In this special International Women's Day edition, APA Compass examined violence against Asian and APA women. Includes interviews with Sarita See, author of Trying Whiteness: Media Representations of the 1996 Okinawa Rape Trial; Fareen Ramji from New York's Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project; and Lam Phan from the API Women and Family Safety Center. Also the Angry APA Minute featuring Margaret Cho.
Jan Haaken and Frann Michel review Barack Obama's speech of Friday, March 21 at Portland's Memorial Coliseum. They discuss what's missing from his calls for solidarity. You can listen to the speech here.
Hear how artistic expression has helped people to deal with and overcome challenges such as homelessness, incarceration and physical disabilities. Funding for this episode was provided by a project grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council. More photos and links at http://destinationdiy.org
Thanks to Brian Kramer for engineering and production assistance, to Dmae Roberts for editorial assistance, to Nick Jaina and Jason Leonard for original music. Thank YOU for listening!
A round-table discussion with Jan Haaken, Denise Morris and Bill Resnick in which they analyze and debate the hysterical media treatment of the Spitzer sex scandal and others like it. Why this "perpetual surprise," these recurring "outbreaks of political virginity"?
Dawn Jones, instructor for Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. and a journey level carpenter; Lela Brown, plumber; and Tara Webb, electrician, join host Martha Odom on International Women's Day to talk about blue collar work: the rewards and obstacles. Oregon Tradeswomen provides education, mentoring and advocacy for women entering non-traditional fields and sponsors an annual Women in Trades Fair coming up in May.
When the United States and its allies invaded Afghanistan, one of the prominent justifications was liberating the people George W Bush called “women of cover” from the Taliban.Laura Bush told us in 2002that “the fight against terrorism is also a fight for the rights and dignity of women."Similarly, in March 2003, shortly after the United States and its allies invaded Iraq, women's rights and gender equitywere mentioned as symbolic issues for Iraq's new national agenda.
Movie Moles Frann Michel and Denise Morris give an enthusiastic, entertaining, and informative account of the documentary "Girls Rock," playing at Cinema 21 starting Friday, March 7. For more on Rock 'n Roll camps for girls, click here, and for Portland locations, click here.