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Evening News on 05/21/15

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Evening News on 05/20/15

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Evening News on 05/19/15

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Evening News on 05/18/15

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Evening News on 05/15/15

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Evening News on 05/14/15

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Evening News on 05/13/15

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Evening News on 05/12/15

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Evening News on 05/11/15

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Evening News on 05/08/15

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Electroshock survivor arrested at protest in Clackamas

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Mon, 05/18/2015
Electroshock survivor and activist Deborah Schwartzkopff was arrested for Criminal Trespass during a protest on Saturday against the controversial practice at the Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center .
Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) is still widely practiced in the United States, despite public perception that it is largely a thing of the past.
A campaign to ban the procedure in the 1970’s and 80’s had some visibility and achieved at least one outright ban in Berkeley, California in 1982, but since then it has mostly faded from public awareness.
Schwartzkopff underwent numerous series of shock treatments for depression and says she has lasting neurocognitive damage as a result.
She and two other electroshock survivors organized an international day of action on Saturday in fifteen U.S. cities, four in Canada and two others in Argentina and Australia.
During Saturday’s protest at the Kaiser facility in Clackamas, where Schwartzkopff underwent a number of her shock treatments, a dozen protestors stood at the Kaiser entrance on Sunnyside Drive carrying signs and banners.
One of the protestors, Steve McRae with Portland group Rethinking Psychiatry, had this to say:

After an hour and a half, at around 12:30, Schwartzkopff and three other protestors walked in toward the main entrance, but were stopped about 100 feet short by security guards.
Schwartzkopff sat down on the sidewalk, with a sign saying “Kaiser stop Electroshock” and waited for Clackamas Sheriff’s deputies to come arrest her.
She was taken to the Sheriff’s office in Clackamas, cited for Criminal Trespass and released. Her court date is June 15th.
KBOO reporter Paul Roland spoke with Schwartzkopff this afternoon by phone.

Schwartzkopff runs an advocacy website http://ectjustice.com/.
She will be speaking on the issue  this Wednesday along with fellow electroshock survivor Jason Kalendak at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland. The address is 49 SW Porter and the event begins at 6:45 p.m.
She will also be on this Wednesday’s Talk Radio along with Rethinking Psychiatry members Marcia Meyers and Steve McRea.
Rethinking Psychiatry is at http://www.rethinkingpsychiatry.org/



Activists call for nuclear plant in Washington to remain offline indefinitely

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Fri, 05/08/2015
The only nuclear plant in the pacific northwest, the Columbia Generating Station, is going offline tomorrow for the first time in two years for a routine re-fueling.
But a number of citizen and environmental groups are hoping that the plant will stay offline for a lot longer than the few days that are scheduled – and possibly forever.
The groups are calling for a public hearing to demand that a crack in the jet pump at the Columbia nuclear generator be fixed.

Memorial for homeless man who burned to death in St. Johns

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Wed, 05/06/2015
In Saint John’s today, around fifty people gathered for a memorial service for a houseless man who was burned to death in April.  Bruce McAdie was apparently trying to warm himself at a McMenamin’s outdoor fire pit late at night on April first when he fell in to the fire.

His family and friends came together with houseless activists to remember Bruce and to call on the city of Saint John’s to take action to address the lack of shelter for houseless men.

Portland neighbors come together to save Overlook Bluff

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Wed, 05/06/2015
A group of neighbors in north Portland are mobilizing a last-ditch effort to save an oak savannah and heritage tree on a spot of land they call ‘Overlook Bluff’.
The savannah is located in the neighborhood north of Overlook Park, west of Interstate Avenue, overlooking the Willamette River.
 Friends of Overlook Bluff was organized about 3 years ago to work to save the meadow and tree. 
The group has raised over four hundred thousand dollars to try to buy the property to protect it from development, but they need twice that amount to purchase the land.
And now, the owner has announced that he’s ready to sell the land to the highest bidder.
For more, KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg went to Overlook Bluff with neighbor Deborah Kalapsa, who is one of those trying to save the savannah
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Health Disparities for Pacific Islanders in Oregon

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Thu, 04/30/2015
A new report by Multnomah County reveals a staggering health disparity for Pacific Islanders in Oregon. Oregon has the fifth largest population of Pacific Islanders in the country, but some are barred from receiving Medicaid. And those who are eligible often still can’t afford it. The US has a checkered history with Pacific Island nations, and those communities in general fly under the public radar. Alan Montesillo spoke with Kristina Narayan, who is a policy associate at the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon. She explained the history behind the US relationship with Pacific Islands, and what is blocking them from getting healthcare today. 
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Officials and Activists Weigh Options for O & C Lands

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Thu, 04/30/2015
The US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has released five options for updating the Northwest Forest Plan, which determines, among other things, the number of board feet allowed to be harvested from the O & C lands. These lands are a patchwork of square-mile plots surrounding the coprridor of the failed Oregon & California railroad extending the full length of the Oregon coast. In the 1930s, a deal was set up where the land once owned by the O & C would become public land for the benefit of local counties, and the result was decades of wholesale logging, only ending in the early 1990s due to environmental regulations. Officials in the 18 affected counties have stated they support whichever option allows for harvesting of the most board feet, since the money would allow the counties, many of them poor, to replenish desperately needed funds. Conservation activists take a different stance, noting that all five options call for more logging than the status quo, and logging is an outdated, non-diverse economic model. KBOO's Sam Bouman spoke with Morgan Lindsay, Outreach Director for Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands in Ashland, Oregon, for more on the O & C debate.

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Prof. Fred Alford on Robert Kraus and the Consequences of Whistleblowing

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Thu, 04/30/2015
A whistleblower who came forward in 2006 to report what he believed to be illegal activity of his coworkers is now fighting to save his home from the very financial institution that acquired his former employer. Robert Kraus worked as a controller for North Carolina based Wachovia Bank before it got acquired by Wells Fargo in 2008. KBOO Reporter Robin Ryan spoke with professor Fred Alford at the university of Maryland about the consequences whistleblowers face and the power of organizations to discourage ethical behavior.
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Deaf Activists Fight Government Interference in India

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Thu, 04/30/2015
In the nation of India, deaf activists are organizing to challenge the discrimination they face. In March, a deaf teenager was raped and killed, and just this week, a deaf child was badly beaten by a teacher in India for failing to understand an assignment. KBOO’s Sarika Mehta produced this report about the situation in India for deaf people:
 
The full version of this story aired on KBOO’s Political Perspectives last week. You can find it here.

Interview on Nepal earthquake relief with Mary DesChene

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Tue, 04/28/2015

Congress sneaks amendment to criminalize boycotts of Israel into TPP Fast Track bill

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Fri, 04/24/2015
Legislation penalizing organizations for participating in the B-D-S movement against Israel, has been quietly attached to the Fast-Track Legislation that is winding its way through Congress.
The B-D-S movement, which stands for boycott, divest, and sanction, is a growing international effort began in 2005 to pressure Israel for its continued oppression and occupation of Palestine.
It utilizes economic tactics similar to those used against the Apartheid regime in South Africa.
The amendment, introduced by Senator Ben Cardin of Maryland, stipulates that, as a general principle of trade agreements, the US should discourage other countries from participating in any form of B-D-S against Israel for political reasons.

Josh Ruebner, policy director for the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, said his organization first became aware of the legislation by happenstance, and that it was embedded in the bill with virtually no public knowledge of its existence.

The legislation follows similar efforts in the House Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice to pass a trade agreement law that would require the US to discourage trade partners from engaging in any BDS activities. That legislation in the House is known as the United States-Israel Trade and Commercial Enhancement Act. KBOO’s Ethan Martin spoke earlier with Josh Ruebner about the legislation.
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