Elizabeth Beavers on Ferguson and Military Policing
Host Cecil Prescod speaks with Elizabeth Beavers, Legislative Associate, Militarism & Civil Liberties of the Friends Committee on National Legislation, A Quaker Lobby in the Public Interest.
They'll talk about Ferguson and Military Policing. Elizabeth co-authored the recent article "Get the Military Off of Main Street: Ferguson Shows the Risks of Militarized Policing," which points out that the Ferguson police force got equipped by the Pentagon. The Department of Defense provides military-grade weapons and equipment to local law enforcement agencies through the 1033 program, enacted by Congress in 1997 to expand the practice of dispensing extra military gear. .
The late night radio show that comes on in the afternoon.
A nice line up of guests today. Filmmaker Michael Bartlett will join us to talk about the showing of his locally made feature movie 'The House of Last Things', which will be shown at the up coming Portland Film Festival. Also part of the festival, our old friend Dennis Nybeck, will be conducting a walking tour of downtown Portland'sfilm history. And he'll be calling on the phone to gives us all the details of how you can be part of it.
Author Jay Ponteri speaks with Pathways host Paul O'Brien
Our guest this week on Pathways is Jay Ponteri, author of the new memoir Wedlocked, which was awarded the 2014 Oregon Book Award for Creative Nonfiction. Jay directs the undergraduate creative writing program at Marylhurst University and Show: Tell, The Workshop for Teen Writers & Artists. He is the founding editor of both the online literary magazine M Review and HABIT Books. His work has appeared in Tin House, Puerto Del Sol, Seattle Review, and “Listen to This,” was chosen as a Notable Essay in The Best American Essays 2010. Jay lives here in Portland, with his wife and son.
Community bike ride and event to respond to gang violence in North Portland Sunday, August 24th
Take Back the Streets is a community ride and event happening this Sunday, August 24th in North Portland as a response to gang violence. The event aims to promote community ownership through a bike ride followed by a health and anti-violence resource fair at Columbia Park, located at the corner of Lombard and Russell. Jason Washington and Demarcus Preston are at the origin of the idea and they partnered with the Community Cycling Center to organize the event.
On this weekend, the 23rd of August, my old Friend Matt Smith will be in the chair for Grateful Dead and Friends filling in for me. I'll be back in September. See You Then! Have a great show! Duane.
Amy Johnson interviews members of the Mothers of Incarcerated Sons Society, Inc (M.I.S.S.). M.I.S.S. is a non-profit support group for families of the incarcerated. M.I.S.S' website, www.mothersofinmates.org, has resources for family memers and hosts a chat forum primarily for mothers and fathers dealing with the incarceration of a child. Learn about this valuable resource and how it is helping family members cope with the pain and isolation of their loved one's incarceration and the groups actions to persuade legislators to change our justice system.