Civil Liberties

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Eugene police will engage in forced blood tests over 4th of July weekend

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 07/02/2014
Eugene listeners will be interested to know that if they’re stopped at a police checkpoint this coming weekend, they had better agree to perform a Breathalyzer test, or risk being forced to have their blood drawn by the police.

During the coming holiday weekend in Eugene, police will implement a policy to forcibly draw blood from people who refuse to take an alcohol Breathalyzer test.
The so-called ‘no refusal’ policy will likely result in people being strapped down to gurneys and forced to have their blood drawn.
 
That’s been the result of ‘no refusal’ policies in other cities where they’ve been implemented.
4:32 minutes (4.15 MB)

Flashpoints on 07/01/14

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Flashpoints
Air date: 
Tue, 07/01/2014 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

Benjamin Chavis Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Mon, 06/30/2014
Dr. Benjamin Chavis is a civil rights pioneer. He led the NAACP in the early 90s and he was the director of the Million Man March. He is involved in a number of self empowerment initiatives including a collaboration with media mogul Russell Simmons to use hip hop as a way for youth to transmit experiential messages to the larger community. Mr. Chavis was recently elevated to the position of president and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association. Don Merrill sat down with Mr. Chavis to talk about his newest job to once again help energize and educate not just black communities but all communities. 29:56 minutes (27.4 MB)

The Confessional on 06/30/14

Program: 
The Confessional
Air date: 
Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:00am - 2:00am
Short Description: 
Talk Radio with La Contessa de la Luna. Guilt Shame Fear Forgiveness Minor Felonies 503-231-8187

Flashpoints on 06/27/14

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Flashpoints
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Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

Portland Police Stop Tracking Use of Force on Transients

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 06/26/2014
Denis Theriault of the Portland Mercury discusses how the Portland Police Bureau has stopped making public their data on use of force against "transients." 5:32 minutes (5.07 MB)

Flashpoints on 06/26/14

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Flashpoints
Air date: 
Thu, 06/26/2014 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

Flashpoints on 06/25/14

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Flashpoints
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Wed, 06/25/2014 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

Movie Moles: Orange is the New Black Season 2

program date: 
Mon, 06/23/2014
Frann Michel and Iven Hale take a second critical look at the latest season of Orange is the New Black (click here to hear season one review). They discuss its potential merit, including just increasing the exposure of the prison industrial complex in popular culture, but find that it has strayed from effective commentary on the state of mass incarceration, queer or race issues it seemed like it might offer.  Some relevant links available here. 12:19 minutes (4.94 MB)

Flashpoints on 06/24/14

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Tue, 06/24/2014 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein
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