The Bonneville Power Administration has reached a 900 million dollar settlement with Indian tribes on ways to increase protection for endangered and threatened salmon in the Columbia River Basin over the next 10 years.
The tribes and the federal agency have been at odds for years in court over the conflict between salmon runs and power demands on the river.
Hosted by Laurie Mercier, this program reviews the case for veganism with an animal rights activist and a vegan cookbook author. We also hear from a Seattle activist who works with homeless women, and from an Italian geographer about the resistance in Sardinia to privatization of land.
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Laurie Mercier talks with Anitra Freeman of Women's Housing, Equality and Enhancement League (WHEEL) about the work her organization does with homeless women in Seattle. She will be speaking at In Other Word Bookstore on Thursday, April 17 (call 503-232-6003 for info).
There are more reasons than you may have dreamed of why a vegan diet is good for you and the planet. Matt Rosell and Isa Chandra Moskowitz tell the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about some of them. Matt works with In Defense of Animals.
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.
Dr. David Naimon hosts. His guest is is veteran medical journalist Joan Liebmann-Smith, the author of Body Signs: From Warnings Signs to False Alarms. How to Be Your Own Diagnostic Detective. (Random House)
We speak with Gabriel Yaiva, Navajo and Hopi hip hop artist, owner of the independent label Fourth World Entertainment, www.4went.com, empowering people through community work, such as The Peace and Balance Project, www.peaceandbalance.com.
Featured songs, artists, and albums:
*Broken Dreams, Nightshield (Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/nightshizzle) *Hostile Takeover, Yaiva w/ Nightshield & 28 Tha Native (from Limited Edition) *Adolescence, Nightshield & Overflow (from the Save the Peaks compilation) *It's Hard, Shadowyze (from The Fire Starter compilation)