Today's show, hosted by Frann Michel, opens with Bill Resnick talking with Portland attorney Steven Goldberg about the government's use of the "State Secrets" defense to prevent prisoners in the "war on terror" from getting a hearing. Movie Moles Jan Haaken and Frann Michel review the parody film "Romance and Cigarettes." Thabiti Lewis comments on Heroes and Sports in light of the Mitchell report on steroids in baseball. And Karl Rohde of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) talks with Bill Resnick about promoting bicycling in Portland.
Marlene hosts Dr. Steven Bailey and an interview with Dr. Brian Scott Peskin, author of "The Hidden Story of Cancer". Then, in the second half of the show, Marlene and Ed Goldberg discuss the mortgage crisis and sub-prime lending.
As the trial date for several key cases of prisoners in Guantanamo Bay draws near, KBOO reporter Marliese Franklin spoke today with lawyer Pardiss (par-DEES)Kebriaei (keh-BRAH-ee) of the Center for Constitutional Rights:
Every Monday on the A.M. news, Martha Odom presents the Activist Report: Highlights from actions in the previous week and upcoming events of note. This week features an Oregon peace activist held without bail in Arizona - for opposing torture.
The advanced research wing of the Department of Defense has announced the construction of several new weapons that have human rights groups worried about their potential impacts. KBOO's Ethan Scarl has more: