Race

Junot Diaz, author of "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao"

Airs at: Mon, 12/10/2007 at 4:00pm
Produced for Between the Covers
Producer Lisa Loving speaks with award-winning writer Junot Diaz on his novel, which tells the story of a young  immigrant who dreams of being "the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien." Junot has been named one of the top writers of the 21st Century by the New Yorker magazine. Read more

Black Book Talk

  Every first Thursday from 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM. Monthly program featuring interviews and discussions of works by African American authors. Co-hosts Emma Jackson Ford, O B Hill and Patricia Welch review works in all genres by well-known and emerging authors. Occasional ... Read more

V.O. Blum on WPFW-FM

Airs at: Mon, 11/12/2007 at 4:00pm
In Washington, DC, Pacifica news analyst Gloria Minott quizzes Oregon novelist V.O. Blum about his recent political parable, Split Creek. Read more

City Council on renaming a street to Cesar Chavez

Airs at: Fri, 11/23/2007 at 4:00pm
Produced for Evening News
The Portland City Council took testimony on renaming a major street in honor of César Chávez. KBOO’s Andy Seaton has the report. Read more

Latino Network on Cesar Chavez Avenue

Airs at: Tue, 11/06/2007 at 4:00pm
Produced for Evening News
The Latino Network held a press conference this morning to support the renaming of Interstate Avenue to Cesar Chavez Avenue.            KBOO’s Andy Seaton has the Story. Read more

Los Angeles Police profiling Muslims

Airs at: Mon, 11/12/2007 at 4:00pm
Produced for Evening News
The use of racial profiling has long been a major source of criticism for police departments all over the country and Los Angeles is no exception. But with a new plan involving the second largest muslim population in the country the LAPD is now being accused of religious pro... Read more

Occupation of Alcatraz - Resources

Alcatraz Graffitti Slide Show http://www.nps.gov/history/museum/exhibits/alca/exb/Indian/Grafitti/Goga-2438aSS.html Documents from Native Occupation of Alcatraz http://www.nps.gov/history/museum/exhibits/alca/exb/Indian/documents/Goga-17604a2SS.html Photo Documentation http://... Read more

po lice

The Prologue to Dario Fo’s 1970 play Accidental Death of an Anarchist explains that in late 1969 there were a number of bomb incidents in Italian cities. Milan police arrested an anarchist and accused him of the crime. At a certain point in his interrogation, the anarchist ... Read more

Upcoming Topics

We reserve the right to change our minds, but just in case you're wondering, we are probably going to cover these topics in the next few months... and this is not in order by date or anything. --Grace Paley Birthday Celebration and Memorial Party --The Native American Occupa... Read more

Interview with local FBI about Hammerfest

Airs at: Thu, 10/04/2007 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
The Hammerskin Nation, a neo-Nazi skinhead organization, aims to attract hundreds of hardcore racists to the group's twentieth-anniversary celebration, to be held from today until Sunday somewhere in the greater Portland area. The group has not publicized the location of th... Read more