The Trial of environmental activist and violin teacher Brianna Waters began in Tacoma Washington yesterday.Waters is accused of acting as a lookout during a 2001 arson that caused seven million dollars worth of damage at the Urban Horticulture center at the University of Washington.
KBOO reporter Linda Olson-Osterlund brings us the story
Former United Nations Chief Kofi Annan has announced that negotiations in Kenya have moved to a final stage today. The talks are aimed at ending the violence that has plagued Kenya since a disputed election was held on December 27th.Over 1000 people have been killed in the violence, most of them civilians.Nate Oetting is with the Portland-based group Mercy Corps, which has been working to bring humanitarian support to the region.
KBOO's weekly series Civil Liberties Watch, on the latest attacks on the constitution by the current government. KBOO's Linda Olson-Osterlund speaks with Lauran Regan of the Civil Liberties Defense Center on the prosecution of Brianna Waters as an "ecoterrorist" for alleged arson.
Discussion on IPR(Independent Police Reviewing) with Portland Copwatch. This compares citizen's opinion and police opinion of how the Portland Police Force is doing. The Independent Police Review Division will hear a caseTuesday February 19th at 530 pm. in Portland.
The U N will be holding a meeting with over forty leading institutional investors managing over 1.75 trillion dollars in assets to discuss the coming problems with climate change. Among them will be Oregon State Treasurer Randall Edwards. An outline for the investor commitments to be discussed at the summit was included in a news release sent out by the state treasurer’s office. Among the items was a commitment to requiring tougher scrutiny about carbon-intensive investments that may pose long-term financial risks.
While Democrats and Republicans gathered in Washington this weekend to caucus for one of the few remaining candidates for President, anti-authoritarians and activists also held a gathering.There, they began planning protests at both the Democratic and Republican conventions.
The Democratic convention will take place in Denver from August 24th to 28th.The Republican convention is planned for Minneapolis, September 1st to 4th.
An interview with historian Evan Siegel, Ph.D. (CUNJ), and Mazen Malek, Ph.D. local Palestinian activist on the death of Dr. George Habash leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), who died on January 26, 2008 at age 82. For previous shows go to: www.voicesofthemiddleeast.com
Scott Ritter is the former UN inspector in Iraq. He was interviewed prior to his appearance in Portland on his US Tour of Duty. Event was sponsored by the American Iranian Friendship Council www.aifcpdx.org , KBOO Community Radio and others. For previous shows go to: www.voicesofthemiddleeast.com
BRIAN CUTEAN (www.QTNRG.org) Oregon's travelling troubadour returns LIVE to KBOO. Brian is an adept musical storyreller whose lyrics are introspective, satirical, delightfully absurd, and always acoustically gentle to the ears. Brian plays FIVE of his favorite songs, and talks about life on the road and in the lower reaches of the Willamette Valley....So listen up!........Jade hosts
Host Jay Thiemeyer speaks with Austrian director Stefan Rusowitzky about his film "The Counterfeiters," which tells a little-known, true-life World War II story. Solomon Sorowitsch, a Russian Jew and uncrowned king of counterfeiting in the swinging Berlin of the 1930s, is plucked from almost certain death in a Nazi concentration camp and put in charge of a massive effort to flood England and America with counterfeit currency.
Dmae Robertstalks with Brook Bloomcurrently starring in "A Feminine Ending" at Portland Center Stage. Bloom has recurring role in CSI: Miami and a new love of Portland. In the second half of the show, Dmae finds out about Black History Month events at the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center from Creative Director Adrienne Flagg.Featured music (with permission) is by local composer and performer David Ornette Cherry.