We speak with local creators of two documentaries about Sierra Leone: Diamonds, Guns and Rice, and Moving to the Beat.Jan Haaken talks about Diamonds, Guns and Rice, which focuses on women’s perspectives on war and the peace process in Sierra Leone. She also is one of the Producers of Moving to the Beat. We’ll talk with Abdul Fofana, Moving to the Beat director, local videographer PC Perry and members of the Portland hip hop group, Rebel Soulz about hip hop, war, identity and their experiences making this film
A coalition of Native Americans, border residents, and community groups continue the fight for their lands in the Rio Grande Valley.The Department of Homeland Security says it will seize Apache and other private lands using eminent domain to build the border wall and militarize the zone.
The Native American Occupation of Alcatraz Island began on November 20, 1969. At about 2 a.m., nearly eighty American Indians from more than twenty tribes pulled up to the island's eastern shore in three boats, and the island of Alcatraz was occupied until June 11, 1971. We talk with Robert Free Galvin and Lenny Foster, veterans of the Alcatraz movement, and also hear audio fromIndian Land Radio, and other recordings made during the occupation.
Several newspapers in Denmark reprinted a cartoon depicting the Prophet Mohammed with a turban shaped like a bomb yesterday.
The cartoon sparked massive protests when it was originally printed in 2006. The reprinting of the cartoon yesterday occurred a day after three men were arrested for allegedly planning to kill the original artist and publisher of the cartoon.
ever wonder what’s actually in the food you buy?KBOO’s Magnus Fleming spoke with the Northwest Resistance Against Genetic Engineeering about an educationalevent they are holding this weekend to help educate and inform the Public on this matter
An undercover video made by the Humane Society of the US has brought about the largest beef recall in the United States. The video shows crippled and sick animals being pushed along the ground with forklifts, among other things.Now, the scramble is on to find out if any of the meat is still destined for school children's lunches.The U.S. Department of Agriculture yesterday ordered the recall of one hundred forty three million pounds of beef that came from Chino-based Westland/Hallmark Meat Company.
The Oregon Students Public Interest research group held a rally today in Portland.They used street theater, costumes and props to represent what they see as a broken health care system in the state of Oregon.
KBOO's Robert Barncord spoke with one of the organizers.
Washington state held primary elections today. But the results will not be used to pick the state's democratic delegates. The delegates were selected at the caucuses held two weeks ago.So why hold a primary at all? Some Washington voters are calling it a waste of taxpayer money.Pete Anderson is one of them
A protest was planned in Hawai'i for Friday February 22, 2008, to challenge the US Marine training at a 50,000 acre base contaminated with radiation. A complete environmental impact survey of the base has not been completed. The training location is at the two most sacred mountain peaks to the local peoples in the Pacific region, not to mention the unknown health threat to residents, troops and visitors. KBOO's Jenka Soderberg spoke today with Jim Albertini, a peace activist in Hawai'i.