One of the most enduring images of war protests in the Bush years were the angry mothers whose children have died in the war. One mother, Cindy Sheehan caught the world's attention by camping out in President Bush's Crawford Texas ranch. In this interview, she urges the peace movement to continue to work to end our wars.
The new Congress will be working with a new administration in the White House. Behind the smiles and calls for cooperation, there's already signs of differences between both sides of the congressional aisles and the president elect. Elements of the Obama proposal is already drawing criticism from both parties. Democrats like Representative Barney Frank and Senator John F. Kerry of Massachussetts, as well as Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon, have expressed deep skepticism about the effectiveness of the proposed business tax credits for creating new jobs.
Eva Lake talks with Cary Doucette, who is a member of the 12x16 gallery in Sellwood and is currently showing work there. He is showing alongside Jerry Walker, who was a Portland Pop Pioneer, adopting the 1960s & 70s NYC Minimalist edge. Although he exhibited in the Portland Art Museum, Walker's work remained largely obscure until his estate sold the collection after his death.
On the Jan 15 Presswatch Theresa Mitchell, with the "news you're not supposed to Know," has done some research on the weapons being imported by Israel from the US. Massive shipments indicate that much more violence is being planned. Also info on how to boycott to protest the attacks. Also another look at the economy, and accountability.
On the Jan 15 Radiozine, Jenka Soderberg host a two part program on the crisis in Gaza. This is part two - an update on the situation in Gaza, from Rami Almeghari in Maghazi Refugee Camp outside Gaza City. She also speaks with Pennie Quinton in Nablus, where a 'Safe Place for Gaza' has been created to allow Palestinian factions to come together to express their support with their fellow Palestinians in Gaza.
On the Jan 15 Radiozine, KBOO hosts a two part program on the crisis in Gaza. First, a debate on the role of Israel in the crisis. Then, an update on what's happening there. This is part one. Bob Horenstein, the Communications Director of the Jewish Federation of Portland voices his support of the current Israel invasion of the Gaza strip. He is opposed by Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh, a former Yale University Professor, currently at Bethlehem University, and author of the book, Sharing the Land of Canaan.
A look back at the worst 8 years of our life and a look ahead into what we hope will be a better future. Guest Barbara Dudley and Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein explore several themes as we we look forward to Barack Obama's inauguration next week: What are you looking forward to in the Obama administration? What do you fear will or will not happen? What opportunities now exist that have been suppressed for so long to make what we have been working for a reality?
Our Backyard: KBOO's locally produced environmental series with Edison Carder. This edition: WiMAX, the newest "kid of the block" in world of wireless internet. Clearwire ( http://www.clearwire.com/ a Kirkland, WA company) is betting that Portland will fall in love with this newer, faster, system and that you'll even want it to replace your home internet connection. The only issue may be that there are those who believe it may actually be a health hazard.