We speak with members of the Chilean reggae band Aflora Reggae, bassist Felipe Cuevas and lead vocalist Javiera Rosselot,about the state of the educational system in Chile, the impact of the neoliberal economy that is destroying the country's rivers, forests and dividing the communities through the exploitation of natural resources, and the intention of their music to promote unity in the world, to elevate global consciousness and to promote a healthy and loving lifestyle.
This interview was rescheduled from July 22nd.
Health and Health Care Forum
TR Reid is a Washington Post reporter and bureau chief who became an advocate for universal health care after living abroad in countries which provide health care to all residents. He came to realize that the significant link among the various excellent and unique health care systems is the moral commitment that these countries feel toward their people. He wants the US to do the same.
Reid's work on the book "The Healing of America” was the basis for a popular PBS film “Sick Around the World,” followed by "US Health Care: the Good News."
Reid chairs the Colorado Foundation for Universal Health Care that is planning an initiative to achieve universal coverage for all residents. He has challenged Oregon to a contest in which whoever is first in achieving universal care will benefit the other.
Host Roberta Hall spent July 25th with TR Reid as part of his whirlwind 6-day tour of Oregon that involved about 10 public appearances to packed audiences. She recorded this conversation with him for KBOO.
T. Geronimo Johnson, author of the novel "Welcome to Braggsville" about Berkeley students who try to disrupt a Civil War re-enactment, talks with host Richard Wolinsky from the series Bookwaves.