Kboo's Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews Steve Wax Federal Public Defender for the District of Oregon and author of the new book, Kafka Comes to America; Fighting For Justice In The War On Terror. This is the inside account of the fight to defend two innocent men wrongly imprisoned in the U.S. global war on Terror. It is also a cautionary tale of what can happen when the Rule of Law is set aside.
Host Marliese Franklin speaks with Italian filmmakers Gustav Hofer and Luca Ragazzi about their film Suddenly, Last Winter, which is part of QDoc: The Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival. This Italian film follows a couple filmmakers Gustav Hofer and Luca Ragazzi) as the Italian government debates domestic partnership legislation. Through interviews with people on the street, ranging from devout Catholics to a band of fascists, the pair paints a complex picture of how Italians view the concept of family, and how powerful a role the church plays in that country's politics.
Host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher interviews Ibrahim Warde, adjunct professor at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, about his book The Price of Fear: The Truth Behind The Financial War on Terror.
Host Barbara Bernstein invites local Portland activists Paul Maresh and Pam Arden from the Friends of the 40 Mile Loop (40mileLoop.org) to discuss the plans for adding the North Portland Greenway to the long-term plan for a 40 Mile hiking and biking loop around the Portland Metro area.
Host Joe Uris brings a variety of topics to the table today, including the controversial LNG Terminals in Oregon, the Presidential Race, and the Columbia River Crossing. Our conservative friend James is declared KBOO's official Rush [Limbaugh] Reporter, inspiring some listener comments on the place of inflammatory Hate Speech and death threats on the public air waves.
Host Marlene Smith interviews Elizabeth Ewen, co-author with Stuart Ewen of Typecasting: On the Art and Sciences of Human Inequality. Ewen, who is a professor of media studies at SUNY College of Old Westbury, talks about her work on this sweeping study of the most everyday, often unconscious, forms of prejudice.
Our Backyard: KBOO's locally produced environmental series. Our very own Congressman Earl Blumenauer and the President have ended up in the same bed over the 2008 Farm Bill, but perhaps not exactly for the same reasons.
Students at De La Salle recently participated in a four week
workshop series as part of OPAL’s Voice For Empowerment Project. OPAL (Organizing People-Activating Leaders) is
a community organization formed in September 2005 that works for Environmental
Justice in the Portland metro area to support ignored communities that fight
against the oppression of pollution and social injustice. The Voice for
Empowerment project’s mission is to empower low-income youth from
undeserved communities to find their voice and use it as an instrument for
Hosted by Laurie Mercier, this show features the music of Phil Ochs. We hear a conversation about Village Building Convergence, the movement to create community spaces in cities; a review of the Erol Morris documentary about the Abu Ghraib photos "Standard Operating Procedure;" a commentary about racism in the primaries; an interview about peace activists in Kalamazoo, Michigan; and a discussion of the life and music of Phil Ochs.
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