This week: We talk with Jamie Bridge of the International Drug Policy Consortium about the Support Don't Punish Campaign, the June 26th Global Day of Action for Drug Policy Reform, and the new psychoactive substances bill being debated in the UK Parliament. 29:00 minutes (26.56 MB)
Nicole Garcia is seeking ordination in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. When that happens she will be the first transgender woman of color to be ordained in the ELCA. 29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)
What follows is some raw, unedited news clips from a number of sources as well as my own notes on the issue.All the material you missed in the hustle to make room for our guests:
Watching the Greek nation implode, the Greek people suffering hideously, lives destroyed. We cannot understand the rising tide of blame when this was caused by the IMF, banks and private creditors. It could have been solved at the get-go...Now, the world not only stands by and does nothing, but contributes to the disaster .
Joe Clement talks with Ryan Wisnor about Blood Wednesday, a labor battle fought during the auspicious year of 1934, when general strikes erupted in Portland and other West Coast port cities. In particular, striking longshoreworkers blocked the train that runs near Pier Park and were met with police, who fired on the workers and sent them running for cover in the Douglas Firs. Thought they suffered losses that day, the strikers ultimately prevailed through community support and helped galvanize workers up and down the West Coast. 11:40 minutes (5.34 MB)
Norm Diamond talks with the Low Tide Drifters, whose "music for the rest of us" draws on growing up in coastal oregon, wobbly didacticism, environmental as well as socially conscious themes, and phenomenal performances all around. They talk about their backgrounds and the importance of music as a conveyer of history and popular understandings. 32:19 minutes (14.8 MB)
This week we're at a news conference featuring Congressman Earl Blumenauer, New Approach Oregon's Anthony Johnson, WomenGrow's Leah Maurer, and ACLU of Oregon's David Rogers, discussing Oregon's new legal adult use marijuana program. 29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)
It's Stop the Oil Trains Week...
as well as 'leave fossil fuels in the ground where they belong' Year, and years to come...
Across the nation yesterday people of conscience came together in a variety of direct action events commemorating the sad second anniversary of the fatal oil train fire in Lac Megantic, Quebec. This is the Stop Oil Trains week of action with more than 80 planned events opposing oil trains across the US and Canada. Climbers, who are risking arrest to drop the banner, are representing three groups: Asian Pacific Environmental Network, Communities for a Better Environment, and ForestEthics. Baykeeper also provided support for the action.
15:37 minutes (10.72 MB)
July 6 marks the two-year anniversary of the Lac-Mégantic oil train derailment that killed 47 people and kicks off the oil train week of action. Activists across the United States and Canada are staging memorials to honor those killed and to call for an end to oil trains and fossil fuel development everywhere.
The Climate Action Coalition is planning to commemorate the tragedy with a memorial and action targeting local oil trains. There will be photo and interview opportunities with local faith and climate leaders.
Nearly three years ago, Alex McNeill was on Religion For Life to discuss two journeys. His ordination to the ministry in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and his transition from female to male. 29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)
Last summer, during the 51 days of conflict that began when Israel launched air strikes on Hamas-controlled Gaza, journalist Max Blumenthal was embedded on the ground. His reportage followed the fighting and the deaths of more than 2,000 people, most of whom were Palestinian civilians, in what he called an "entirely avoidable catastrophe." In his new book, The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza, Blumenthal explores the conditions and deceptions that led to war.
10:50 minutes (9.91 MB)
KBOO, as a community experiment is always evolving! New volunteers and new shows join in the mix of decades old programs and years of creativity! Every attempt at community building is highly celebrated and in July, we mark the 1 year anniversary of Sacred Circle TEMENOS a late night music program that airs on alternating Thursday nights at Midnight (technically Friday mornings) hosted by Diablo -Dirty Diablo (aka Tim Nakayama).
I sat down with Tim and asked him to reflect on 1 year of Sacred Circle TEMENOS, a show he describes as a "Live mix tape"!