Hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, this program opens with some reflections on why the presidential campaign is treated as a horserace, not as a debate on the future of the nation. Bill Resnick talks with local bicycling activists Tim Calvert and Elinor Blue about how bicycling can change our cities and our lives. Luz María Gordillo reads her short story "Hot Señorita", one of her series on the Mexican immigrant experience. Carolyn Jessop talks with Bill Resnick about her experience in a polygamous, fundamentalist Mormon community.
Dana Welty and Britta Duncan, co-chairs of Portland Jobs with Justice Health Care Committee, join host Martha Odom to discuss JwJ's Health Care Initiative Campaign. This is one of the most critical issues of the day and JwJ joins other groups across the country in support of HR676 to fix a problem facing millions of Americans.
As George Bush hastily made his entrance and exit at a one-day Israel-Palestine peace talk in Annapolis Maryland yesterday, others in the area were organizing events to bring attention to issues that weren’t addressed in the summit.
Phil Karoum is with the Annapolis Friends Meeting, a Quaker church that organized events yesterday and Monday in Annapolis. KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with Mister Karoum earlier today:
The Seriously Pissed-Off Grannies staged a protest in front of the Broadway Military Recruiting Center today, with the theme 'Peace on Earth means No to War'. KBOO's Jenka Soderberg spoke with Bonnie Tinker, one of the grannies who participated:
Hosted by Denise Morris, this Christmas Eve show begins with Bill Resnick interviewing Jocelyne Cesari, author of When Islam and Democracy Meet: Muslims in Europe and the US. They discuss similarities and differences between Muslim immigrants in the US and Europe and debunk notions that link Islam with terrorism. Jay Thiemeyer reviews The Missing Class: Portraits of the Near Poor in America, by Katherine Newman and Victor Tan Chen.
A conversation with Canupa Gluha Mani (aka Duane Martin Sr.) from the Strongheart Civil Rights Movement about the declaration (pdf) earlier this month by the Lakota Indian Nation of independence and secession from the United States. He was a member of the delegation which delivered the official documents to the U.S. State Department. The Lakota Freedom Movement has extensive documentation related to the reasons for their action.
Our anthology of sweet morsels from the past year, served on a silver speaker by Jeeves, with a side of kippers - all our best efforts. The voice of Boom Boom goes on hiatus, except his writing, of course. Bon voyage, Boom Boom...