An Interview with Campaign for America's Future's Bill Scher: The Bush administration says it needs $700 billion to avert the current financial crisis from turning into a global depression. Taxpayers see this as another use of their money to protect the wealthy. Congress is caught in the middle, trying to come up with a plan that will stop a financial meltdown without turning voters against. them.
What exactly does need to be done about the collapse on the Wall Street? Will the administration's plan help or hurt the situation? Jo Ann and Dave talk with Bill Scher of Campaign for America's Future, a non-profit organization advocating progressive solutions to the nation's problems.
A special one-hour Membership Drive Edition on the financial crisis. Theresa interviews Robin Hahnel, professor emeritus of economics at American University and currently visiting at Portland State University. Hahnel's most recent books are "Panic Rules!: Everything You Need to Know About the Global Economy," "The ABCs of Political Economy: A Modern Approach," and "Economic Justice and Democracy: From Competition to Cooperation."
Kayse Jama spoke during the 2008 conference of the Peace and Justice Studies Association and the Peace and Conflict Studies Consortium. He participated in the plenary session "Localizing and Colorizing Peace and Justice." Jama recently organized for the Western States Center under a New Voices Fellowship. He lives in Portland, a refugee from Somalia and helped found the Western States Center.
Jo Ann Bowman spoke during the 2008 conference of the Peace and Justice Studies Association and the Peace and Conflict Studies Consortium. She participated in the plenary session, "Localizing and Colorizing Peace and Justice." Bowman is the Executive Director of Oregon Action, President of Coalition for a Livable Future, a Public Affairs Program radio host, and a former member of the Oregon State House of Representatives. She is President of Bowman Consulting SErvices and is also a Social Justice Training Professional.
As part of the September 11th Special: The War on Liberty since 9/11, GoudarzEghtedari speaks with Tom Nelson who talks about the 9/11 impact on communities in the Middle East and Islamic communities and organizations.
A protest was held outside the Oregonian newspaper in Portland this morning to challenge the newspaper's decision to distribute one point two million anti-Muslim DVDs in yesterday's paper. Aisha loREN spoke to KBOO's Air Cascadia this morning from the protest. This morning's protest was outside the Oregonian newspaper officers. A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group today announced that it has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission, or FEC, about the group that distributed the DVD. The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations has urged the FEC to investigate the Clarion Fund, a shadowy non-profit organization that distributed the DVDs, titled “Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West".