Omar Khadr was only fifteen years old whe he was captured by American Forces in Afghanistan.This program talks about his torture and mistreatment in U.S. custody. For more information start with Wikipedia and follow the many leads. For newspaper coverage go to The Torotno Star and reporter Michelle Shephard. Go to the ACLU for an organization in support of Khadr's rights.
Lisa Loving and Carolyn Jessop discuss the sexual politics and abusive lifestyle of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, a polygamist sect which controls land and people in Texas and Utah. Jessop was the first woman to escape and file suit against cult leader Warren Jeffs.
Lisa Loving and Ms. Magazine founding editor Suzanne Levine discuss her new book, Bella Abzug: How One Tough Broad from the Bronx Fought Jim Crow and Joe McCarthy, Pissed off Jimmy Carter, Battled for the Rights of Women and Workers, Rallied Against War and for the Planet, and Shook up Politics Along the Way (co-edited by Mary Thom)
A KBOO Radio Special examining marijuana today, who can use it, who shouldn't, and what the government's doing about it. Part 1 features Mitch Earlywine, Associate Professor of Psychology at the State University of New York at Albany.
A KBOO Radio Special examining marijuana today, who can use it, who shouldn't, and what the government's doing about it. Part 2 features Dr. Stanley Zammit, a reasearcher at Cardiff University and the University of Bristol, expert on schizophrenia and marijuana.
Part of a daylong, live broadcast bringing attention to law enforcement and civil rights. Part 2 features Lisa Loving interviewing investigative reporter Wayne Madsen on Blackwater Corp's domestic police training programs in the United States, including one slated for construction in the Pacific Northwest.
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Department is lobbying the Legislature to make it easier for property owners to kill cougers who stray onto their property. Lisa Loving talks with Lynn Sadler about the politics, the animals, and the future of wild cats.
A crew of KBOO news reporters interviews experts around the nation to find out what more about trash and its impacts on our neighborhoods and our planet. Part 1 includes: Lisa Loving interviews New York Times blogger Benjamin Miller; Suzanne La Grande speaks with Julie Daniels of BRING Recycling in Eugene; plus reporters Jim Ivancie and Josh Childs journey to the dump.
A crew of KBOO news reporters interviews experts around the nation to find out what more about trash and its impacts on our neighborhoods and our planet. Part 2 includes Lisa Loving speaking with writer Elizabeth Royte, author of Garbage Lands: On the Secret Trail of Trash; KBOO commentator Beth Crawford; reporter Don Wolfe interviews scientist Dr. Marcus Erickson about the thousand-mile-wide sheen of plastic garbage in the Pacific Ocean; plus reporters Jim Ivancie and Josh Childs continue their exploration of the local dump.
A crew of KBOO news reporters interviews experts around the nation to find out what more about trash and its impacts on our neighborhoods and our planet. Part 3 includes reporters Ryan White and Katie Arrents on the de-construction movement and recycling; KBOO reporter Richard Umana interviews World Watch Institute Research Director Gary Gardner; plus reporters Jim Ivancie and Josh Childs reach the end of the line for local trash – a fleet of trucks with “Save the Earth” bumper stickers.
KBOO producer Lisa Loving speaks with author and essayist Alexandra Fuller about oil drilling in the Wyoming wilderness, and the war-like impact the Haliburton Corporation's drilling rigs have on local communities. Fuller's newest work of nonfiction is "The Legend of Colton H. Bryant."
Fifty refugees held in solitary confinement at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp need the United States government to come up with safe places for them to be released to. Having committed no crimes, the men have been held for years despite the admission of the government that they are not criminals or terrorists. Attorney Emi Maclean of the Center for Constitutional Rights testified before congress on their behalf. Reporter Linda Olson-Osterlund interviewed her for the story.
Kboo's Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews Steve Wax Federal Public Defender for the District of Oregon and author of the new book, Kafka Comes to America; Fighting For Justice In The War On Terror. This is the inside account of the fight to defend two innocent men wrongly imprisoned in the U.S. global war on Terror. It is also a cautionary tale of what can happen when the Rule of Law is set aside.
Listen to a montage of the voices and music of three Oregon women who wear headcoverings. Hear them talk about why they wear them, there spiritual meaning and even the role that fashion plays in there selection.
Marianne Barisonek speaks with Jeff Sharlett, author of the new book "The Family," about the "secret fundamentalism at the heart of American power." Sharlett is a contributing editor for Harpers Magazine and Rolling Stone.
The US Senate debates a law to protect journalists from being forced to disclose confidential sources. Citizen journalists are not included for protection in the Senates version of The Free Flow of Information Act, S2035.
Patrick Ryan, one of the organizers of Friends of Mumia of Portland, gave Ruth an update of today’s (04/06/09) U.S. Supreme Court ruling to let Mumia Abu-Jamal’s conviction stand. Also discussed were plans for Portland action, Saturday April 11th, at 10:00 am at Pioneer Square to protest this devastating ruling. For more information call 503/515-9540. Come join us as we stand up to be counted for Justice. Mumia needs your support and Portland supporters need to know that we are not alone.
Waterboarding, Torture or Enhanced interrogation ? What about the men and women who authorized it? Are they criminals or Public Servants protecting America? Should they be held accountable? If so, then how? Should it be by a court or panel? On this show we listen to the voices of experts and perpetrators alike. What is the path forward? Many callers added to the discussion.
Aba Gayle was Ruth's guest. She told the story of Maurice Bickham, an African American, born in 1917, served 38 years and is now an ordained minister. He was from the era of Jim Crow laws, convicted of shooting two white law men, had his execution date set seven times, but was eventually released in 1996. Aba Gayle reminisced about watching the day Barack Obama took office. His mother had been a slave.You can search the web for more about Aba Gayle and her work with prisoners.
A Prison Pipeline Special! We looked at the Prison Volunteers of Oregon—we heard some of them speak, we heard messages from prisoners who appreciate the volunteers, and Ruth told about the process of becoming an official ID Badge holding volunteer. If you are thinking about being a guest or volunteer at one of the prisons, this program will help you understand why 2000 of us do this work. Also, you’ll hear why we feel that we are privileged to be a part of the Volunteer Program.
Words can be used to communicate ideas between people, to describe things we can't point to. Words can also be used to separate and manipulate. This happens in our media all the time. Remember when the prior administration talked about "spreading democracy"?
This was a divisive choice of words - some of us think - hooray! spreading democracy! pass the popcorn! to others, sounds a little like cultural imperialism.
A group of guests from Bridges to Change told their stories. All of the mentors and administrators from this organization are ex-felons. The director - Chuck, the program director – Doug, and two clients – John an Pete joined Ruth in a discussion about the value of a mentor program for folks when released. Assistance in housing, job hunting and connecting with the family and community can make a significant difference as folks begin new lives in the community.
A good discussion about Oxford House was provided by Jimmy Williams, Field Services Supervisor of Oregon Recovery Homes. Outreach Coordinators Ed and Cori, and the Program Manager, Wayne Kline also participated. For more information:call 503/413-9233 to talk to Jimmy or send him an email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Friends, family and loved ones as well as folks soon to be released can write to the Recovery Association Project, 18438 SE Pine St., Portland, OR 97233 – Attention Jimmy Williams or Wayne Kline or search 222.rap-nw.org.
Our guest was Adam Arms, attorney with the firm McKanna, Bishop, Joffee & Arms. Adam told us about his work with prisoners. We also discussed again the importance of contact with folks on the outside for prisoners.
Next week we’ll have a telephone interview with Pam Africa who will update us on Mumia and more.
In this edition of We The People, we explore the art of investigative journalism and its role in democracy. Is investigative journalism on the decline? What are the economic and political interests behind this decline? Will the internet be able to replace the void left as larger news corporations reduce the resources spent in investigative reporting? To explore these questions, Joanne interviewed Ken Silverstein of Harper’s Magazine; and joining us live in the studio was Beth Slovic, reporter for the Willamette Week and independent journalist Chris Lydgate.
This episode examines the issues of class and gender from some different perspectives. In 2009, have women acheived equality? In 2008, Hillary Clinton was a candidate for President of the United States and Sarah Palin was a VP nominee. Numbers of women CEO's of major corporations are increasing. Nancy Pelosi serves as the Speaker of the House in Congress and just recently, Sonia Sotomayor was appointed to the U.S. Supreme court.
Women may have come a long way, but have women arrived in all segments of our society? Where are we as a society?
It’s Labor Day, so we talked about prison labor. Tatiana, our guest helped Ruth walk through some of the basic information about prison labor. Ruth also read from essays about working in prison written by folks at Oregon State Prison. 27:09 minutes (24.87 MB)
This week: we continue our coverage of the annual meeting of the UN's Commission on Narcotic Drugs, with audio from the Uruguayan delegate Milton Romani and also from Martin Jelsma of the Transnational Institute. Plus, we look at the recent firing of Tom Burns, who had been putting together Oregon's legal adult use marijuana program. 29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)