The Department of Homeland Security has detained medical supplies at the US-Canada border between Maine and Quebec .
The supplies were bound for Cuba, as part of a caravan organized by the Pastors for Peace from various parts of the US and Canada.
The section of the caravan coming from Canada through the US was stopped at the border, and several boxes were seized in order to examine them for their potential threat to the security of the United States.
KBOO spoke with the Director of Pastors for Peace, Reverend Lucius Walker
1. Now that the potage is cooked it’s time to take it to the polls. Oregon lawmakers referred eight measures to the ballot. Most comical of all is the cigarette tax, which is to be enshrined in the Oregon State Constitution. Yes, that is what it takes to get health coverage for 100 thousand uninsured children. Why not just give the money directly to the huge health insurance companies and leave the constitution out of it. That’s how every other department of the US government works now, right?
This program, hosted by Luz María Gordillo, discusses immigration and labor, reviews Michael Moore's film "Sicko," and considers a National Health Care System. Frann Michel comments on issues being discussed at the US Social Forum in Georgia.
Congress wants to know what role Vice President Dick Cheney played in a plan that led to the die-off of about 70 thousand salmon in the Klamath Basin in 2002.
The House Natural Resources Committee says allegations of Cheney’s involvement in the 10-year water plan that diverted water to irrigators at the expense of fish in the Klamath Basin, merits investigation.
KBOO’s Crystal Leighty reports, in collaboration with the Oregon News Service.
1. Portland’s very own Oregonian had an incendiary little piece on immigration – specifically, on the phenomena of ID theft and the immigrant community. Seems that undocumented workers are shifting from document forgery to ID theft in their effort to obtain employment. Here’s the nut: “Federal authorities attribute the proliferation of fraudulent documents to a rise in multinational criminal organizations” Be afraid…Be very afraid…
2. Meanwhile, one Yaderlin Jimenez finally got her green card. Her husband – also cardless – is missing in Iraq. Mrs. Jimenez herself was about to be missing in America: She was on the verge of being deported but the DHS roused itself at the eleventh hour and issued a stay.
Special for the Platform Animation Festival - Originally aired on Words & Pictures on June 26, 2007
Rose Bond and Dryden Goodwin introduce the free animation installations that have been appearing in the Pearl District during the Platform Animation Festival. Rose is a celebrated local animator and visiting artist Dryden Goodwin has been featured at the Tate Modern Gallery.
Special for the Platform Animation Festival - originally aired on Words & Pictures on June 26, 2007
Scott McCloud, the author of the landmark work "Understanding Comics" rolls into town on a 50-state lecture tour exploring the art of visual storytelling.
Hear an interview with Gunther von Hagens the famous and often controversial anatomist behind the Body Worlds exhibit that recently made its way to The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Portland. The exhibit showcases real human specimens preserved by replacing bodily fluids with plastics. Most of the so-called plastinates appear without their skin at various stages of dissection. Von Hagens has been hailed as a pioneer in medical education and derided as a sicko who desecrates human remains.
KBOO Art Focus host Julie Bernard and producer Julie Sabatier went to the press opening of the exhibit and interviewed Mr. von Hagens about his unique dissection methods, his thoughts on death and whether he thinks of what he does as "art."