Civil Liberties


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Portland Proposition Eight Protest

Airs at: Sun, 11/16/2008 at 4:00pm
Produced for Evening News
In Portland, a protest was held Saturday as part of a national effort to mobilize for equal rights for gay, lesbian and transgender couples. KBOO’s Rebecca Nay spoke with protest organizer Lindsey Asher.    Read more

Strugglebration for Mumia

Airs at: Sun, 11/23/2008 at 4:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Guest, Shaun Carnahan and Ruth Kovacs talk about  December 9 when  KBOO  co-sponsors a Strugglebration event for Mumia Abu-Jamal. Folks will gather at the Cultural Center  of Portland State University, from 6 to 9 pm, Tuesday, December 9. There will be music, speakers and f... Read more

Homophobic Protest in Portland

Airs at: Sun, 11/23/2008 at 12:00am
Produced for Evening News
Four members of the notorious anti-gay church of Fred Phelps arrived in Portland this morning to protest Portland’s support of gay rights.  They were vastly outnumbered by counter-protesters, who called for equal rights for all. KBOO’s Rebecca Nay reports.  Photo courtesy o... Read more

Technology and the Elections

Airs at: Wed, 11/19/2008 at 12:00am
Produced for The Digital Divide
This program begins with a roundup of technology news from around the world and then provides in-depth feature stories from a variety of reporters.  In our pilot show we cover the recent elections - how technology was used to get out the vote and also prevent it.  We feature... Read more

Civil Liberties Watch: The Missing White House E-mails

Airs at: Tue, 11/18/2008 at 12:00am
Produced for Evening News
The Bush Administration dismantled the White House system for archiving e-mails and never put a new one in place as required by the Federal Records Act. The missing e-mails cover the period of convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff's contact with the White House as well as the ti... Read more

Towards a Progressive Mental Health Policy

Airs at: Mon, 11/17/2008 at 4:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
What  would a humane and helpful mental health program look like?  David Oaks of Mind Freedom International  talks with Old  Mole Jan Haaken about "greening the mind."  Read more

The 14th Amendment, Marriage, and Sexual Identity

Airs at: Mon, 11/17/2008 at 4:00pm
 Joe Uris hosts. The 14th amendment requires states to provide equal protection under the law to all persons. Does that include marriage? Gay marriage? What is marriage? What should the rules be? What are the rights of conservatives? Call in with your opinion.   Read more

The Framing of Mumia

Airs at: Sun, 11/16/2008 at 4:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Patrick O’Connor, author of “The Framing of Mumia”, talked about his book and shared information that has not been presented before the publication of his book. He described part of the injustice of the trial, the lies about a so-called confession—which did not exist, and  ... Read more

Rallies for Gay Marriage in 300+ US cities Sat 11/15

THANK YOU to everyone who participated in rallies around the country! And a huge thank you to all of our straight-allies who are now stepping forward in solidarity with us! What can YOU DO today to make a difference? Talk to your neighbors, talk to your family, talk to your... Read more

NORTHCOM, AIG, and the Alaskan Vote

Airs at: Wed, 11/12/2008 at 4:00pm
Produced for Presswatch
On the 11/13 Presswatch, with the "news you're not supposed to know," host Theresa Mitchell explores election shenanigans and uncounted votes. Also, what's NORTHCOM up to? and why is AIG a bottomless pit? Read more