We read little in the mainstream press about secular movements for democracy in places like Iraq, Pakistan, and Egypt, but they are there--led by workers, women, and others. Bill Resnick talks with anthropologist Kamran Ali who identifies some of these democratic forces and how they have been stymied by US-supported dictators. Ali teaches at the University of Texas and is on the editorial board of Middle East Reports.
Dr. Don McCanne, former president and current Senior Policy Fellow of Physicians for a National Health Plan, talks with host Martha Odom on the crisis in affordable health care and how to fix it. Dr. McCanne will speak in Portland on Mar. 17, 7 pm, at Good Samaritan Hospital, 1015 NW 22nd Av., and on Mar. 18, 7 pm at the Jobs with Justice Healthcare Campaign forum, PAT Hall, 345 NE 8th Av.
Hosts Patricia Welch and Emma Jackson Ford talk with James McBride about his latest book: Song Yet Sung, the story of a runaway slave, shot and captured; hovering near death and dreaming of the future and the Code that leads her to survival.
Host Julie Bernard interviewed local artists Remedios Rapoport and Jacquelyn Bond about Women’s Art: Women’s Vision at the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center. Celebrating the theme of 2008’s National Women’s History Month Remedios Rapoport takes the traditional Argentinean art of Filete (elaborate sign painting) and puts a contemporary message for empowerment and action into each piece. She will present her work, act as guest curator and mentor an emerging artist also working with women and political empowerment.
Host Julie Bernard interviews Terri Hopkins, director and curator at the Art Gym at Marylhurst University about the current show, Women's Work: Contemporary Women Printmakers from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation. It includes works by Annie Albers, Louise Bourgeois, Suzanne Caporael, Squeak Carnwath, Vija Celmins, Helen Frankenthaler, Ellen Gallager, M.K. Guth, Jane Hammond, Mary Heilmann, Julia Jacquette, Fay Jones, Barbara Kruger, Hung Liu, Agnes Martin, Julie Mehretu, Sarah Morris, Wangechi Mutu, Louise Nevelson, Judy Pfaff, Bridget Riley, Kiki Smith, Pat Steir, Kara Walker, Marie K. Watt, and Sherrie Wolf.
The 03/06 airing of the Recovery Zone with host Stephanie Potter featured interviews with members of the Oregon Community for War Tax Resistance. They describe the issues and struggles they face and the satisfactions they experience in refusing to pay for military invasion and occupation. For more info visit War Tax Boycott and the War Resistors League . You can also visit the 18th Avenue Peace House . The Oregon Community for War Tax Resistance holds workshops on the 3rd Monday of every month at 7 pm in Portland at Laughing Horse Books. To find out more leave a message at (503) 238 0605.
Another edition of KBOO's locally produced environmental series: Our Backyard. This edition: Two sides present their case on the climate change issue; both with PNW connections. Take your choice: fear and denial or hope and responsibility.
The Africa House Refugee Center is a multilingual community-based center that works with immigrants from 32 of the 54 African Countries. We speak with Africa House Coordinator Jimmy Dogo , Daniel Amine, Mediation specialist of Africa House, and Ali Ibrahim, Africa House Community educator.We also take a tour of the Africa House Facility.