Carlos Chavez hosts part two of a two part series on the 2012 highlights of his radio journalism group in MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility.
This time they focus on a field recording exercise that was done by one of the students. He interviews Steve Llanes from the Office of Minority Services and other youth as they prepare for one of the sweat lodge ceremonies at MacLaren.
Carlos facilitates educational workshops at MacLaren for the youth incarcerated there. MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility is the largest facility in Oregon for incarcerating youth. Most of these youth face sentences ranging from 3 to 7 years or longer. During their time on the facility these young men have access to a high school education, college courses and job skills training.
Tom Becker reads from an article on Truth Dig by Chris Hedges, "The Myth of Human Progress". Hedges predicts massive starvation and misery await us this century if we do not stop climate change, and isolates a certain myth of progress that stymies that action.
Joe Clement talks with local police-scholar, Kristian Williams, about an up-coming panel at PSU about community alternatives to the police. The panel is a response to the Campus Public Safety Office's intention to give its agents more power to arrest as well as arm them. Kristian talks broadly about community alternatives to the police, what they've meant historical to the police abolition movement and what they mean in the context of the panel.
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Candace Chellew-Hodge, the founder of Whosoever: An online magazine for GLBT Christians, the pastor of the Jubilee! Circle in Columbia, S.C., and the author of Bulletproof Faith: A Spiritual Survival Guide for Gay and Lesbian Christians.I talked to Candace about the recent controversey surrounding Sweet Cakes bakery in Gresham, Oregon. Sweet Cakes denied to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple solely on the basis of their sexuality.
Bill Resnick talks with Larry Kleinman, Secretary-Tresurer of PCUN, a union for all Oregon's farmworkers. They discuss the potential impact of different kinds of immigration reform. This is the second of a two-part interview. The first can be found here.