One of the most interesting (and entertaining) scholars with two Ph. D.'s, Robert M. Price, talks with me about three books: The Historical Bejeezus: What A Long Strange Quest It Has Been, The Amazing Colossal Apostle: The Search for the Historical Paul, and Preaching Deconstruction: Sermons Employing the Deconstructive Philosophy of Jacques Derrida and The Death of God Theology of Thomas J. J. Altizer. The question is: how critical can you go? Taking critical methods of interpreting scripture and turning over every dogmatic stone, Robert M. Price exposes Jesus and Paul as composite literary characters. If Jesus of the gospels is mythical all the way down and Paul's letters were written by a patchwork of authors, what is one to preach? 29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)
This week we speak with Don Yellowman of Forgotten People and Save the Confluence about what's going on with the Bennett Freeze and how his organization is working to protect Dine'tah. Don shares the history of the Bennett Freeze and how it has impacted the people for the last 49 years. We also talk about alternative energy solutions and the importance of the young people to rise up!
This week in part two of our coverage of Seattle Hempfest, we talk with Bill Panzer, a criminal defense attorney from Oakland, CA; Kari Boiter, a criminal justice reform activist from Washington state; and John Conroy, an attorney from British Columbia, Canada. 29:00 minutes (26.56 MB)
A policewoman shot a man to death this morning in the Adams Point neighborhood of Oakland, after he assaulted her with what the police have only described as a “metal object,” but which witnesses say was a bike chain.
The officer, who has not been named, received a call that the man had assaulted somebody with a bike chain early in the morning.
She radioed for more police and an ambulance at eight-thirty-six after shooting the man, who is black, and who relatives have said suffers from an unspecified mental illness.
KBOO spoke with Nayomi Munaweera, a Sri Lankan-American author based in Oakland, who witnessed the immediate aftermath of the shooting.
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Janus Youth Workers, organized in the Industrial Workers of the World (Wobblies), march on their boss (Dennis) and rally outside the headquarters of the non-profit agency which works with homeless and marginalized youth. Host Jamie Partridge interviews two workers, Tyler and Bella, who describe their working conditions and poverty wages amid a chanting crowd. Tyler reads a statement directly to Dennis, demanding $15 per hour on behalf of her co-workers. 13:51 minutes (12.67 MB)
Youth Collective members Ryan and River interview Chanel Adair, multimedia artis, about her current show at Blackwater, 835 NE Broadway, for The Underground. The topic of the show was "Art". 7:07 minutes (4.89 MB)
The U-S Congress is on a deadline to vote on a nuclear deal with Iran by September seventeenth. Freelance foreign correspondent Erlich is recently back from Iran on assignment for GlobalPost. He has reported from Iran six times and has covered the Middle East since 1986. His piece "Iran's Jewish community gets behind nuclear deal with U.S." was recently published by GlobalPost and USA Today.
KBOO spoke with Ehrlich earlier today about the Iranian nuclear deal, and the response by Iran’s Jewish community:
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Host Paul Roland speaks again with cutting-edge climate journalist Robert Hunziker from Los Angeles. They will discuss the Children's Trust lawsuit and critical information that has come to light in the discovery process; Pope Francis' upcoming address to the U.S. 56:15 minutes (77.25 MB)
A panel organized by the Oregon Working Families Party addresses the topic - Disrupting Democracy -- What can the US Left learn from Greece. Panelists include moderator Mary King, economic professor from Portland State University; Robin Hahnel, economics professor from PSU; Barbara Dudley, political science professor at PSU and WFP founder; and Dan Cantor, national director of the Working Families Party. 55:49 minutes (51.1 MB)