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Getting Past Apathy

program date: 
Sun, 03/15/2009

Political activists are often discouraged by public "apathy" about big problems like the environmental crisis.  But what lies behind apathy? Psychologists  Jan Haaken and Renee Lertzman discuss how activists can relieve the sense of powerlessness that underlies what looks like apathy.

Photo Credit: www.beyondrobson.com

12:55 minutes (7.39 MB)

Getting Past Apathy

program date: 
Sun, 03/15/2009

Political activists are often discouraged by public "apathy" about big problems like the environmental crisis.  But what lies behind apathy? Psychologists  Jan Haaken and Renee Lertzman discuss how activists can relieve the sense of powerlessness that underlies what looks like apathy.

Photo Credit: www.beyondrobson.com

12:55 minutes (7.39 MB)

Raw Interview with a Judge from El Salvador

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program: 
The Underground
program date: 
Sat, 03/14/2009

I got the pleasure of co-interviewing a judge from El Salvador back in March, 2009. This is a pretty rough edit (unfortunately my Spanish is only rudimentary making it difficult to edit this well) but a fascinating topic! I hope to be posting more of the interview online as I continue to work on it!

The main focus of the interview was about gang violence in El Salvador- including how the judicial system is often corrupt when dealing with such issues.

The interviewee asked to remain anonymous.

7:46 minutes (7.11 MB)

Yuval Ron Interview

program date: 
Sat, 03/14/2009

Yuval Ron

Composer and musician Yuval Ron is the leader of the Yuval Ron Ensemble, a musical ensemble that builds musical bridges between people of the Jewish, Muslim, and Christian faiths by performing sacred music of Arabic, Israeli, Jewish, Moslem, Sufi, and Armenian Church traditions.  Yuval Ron was interviewed on the Portland Yiddish Hour March 15, 2009 by host Ed Kraus.  This interview covers a wide range of topics including the origins of his ensemble, the musicians and the instruments they play, musicology of Arabic music styles, and thoughts about the relevance of reaching out to others in this time of extreme violence and suffering.

0:16 minutes (243.26 KB)

Portland Tibetan youth congress hunger strike

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 03/12/2009

Friday, March 13, 2009
Tomorrow is the anniversary of China’s crackdown on peaceful protesters in Tibet.
Portland’s chapter of the Tibetan Youth Congress is marking the day with a Hunger strike and vigil at Pioneer square.
Tibetan Youth Congress chapters across North America will also be holding hunger strikes tomorrow.
China has occupied Tibet since nineteen fourty nine.
Last year there was a upswell of peaceful uprising against Chinese rule.
China responded with a harsh crackdown, that continues today.

Tenzing Kunratsang is the General Secretary at the Portland-Vancouver Chapter of the Tibetan Youth Congress.

4:27 minutes (4.08 MB)

Portland Tibetan youth congress hunger strike

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 03/12/2009

Friday, March 13, 2009
Tomorrow is the anniversary of China’s crackdown on peaceful protesters in Tibet.
Portland’s chapter of the Tibetan Youth Congress is marking the day with a Hunger strike and vigil at Pioneer square.
Tibetan Youth Congress chapters across North America will also be holding hunger strikes tomorrow.
China has occupied Tibet since nineteen fourty nine.
Last year there was a upswell of peaceful uprising against Chinese rule.
China responded with a harsh crackdown, that continues today.

Tenzing Kunratsang is the General Secretary at the Portland-Vancouver Chapter of the Tibetan Youth Congress.

4:27 minutes (4.08 MB)

Ramona Africa Speaking in Portland

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program date: 
Thu, 03/12/2009
42:28 minutes (38.89 MB)

Positively Revolting 03/13/2009

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program date: 
Thu, 03/12/2009
Hosted by: ani
Amy Dudley, of the Rural Organizing Project, and Dan Handelman of Peace and Justice Works, join Ani in the studio. We are talking about stopping the wars and advancing people's needs
51:38 minutes (47.27 MB)

 

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