KBOO's Jennifer Kemp spoke with Portland Copwatch's Dan Handleman about racial profiling by the Portland Police. Handleman says that the Portland Police search African American and Hispanic people at disproportinately high rates, despite statistics showing that white people are more likely to be in position of drugs. The Portland Police admitted for the first time that racism has played a role in police actions.
The Bradley Manning Support Network reports today that a coalition of journalists is challenging theManning trial secrecy in civilian court;And the Nobel Peace Prize petition continues to draw signatures, 50,000+ at last count. Signed it yet?
Alan Wieder remembers the Rivonia Raid 50 years after it happened. The South African government in the early 1960s attacked the Rovonia farm, then occupied by the African National Congress and the South African Communist Party. These two groups, from which Nelson Mandela and Joe Slovo came, were against the apartheid government.
Bill Resnick talks with Bruce Podobnik about climate change activism and his research into where people are engaging in it. He notes that protests are increasing globally, radical, and coordinated. They also talk about local, dispersed energy systems.
Jonathan Schuppe is a crime and government reporter who has spent much of his reporting life in and around Newark, NJ. In that time, he's seen first hand the results of shattered lives and their effects on children. But he tells a different story in his new book, "A Chance to Win." Don Merrill talks with Mr. Schuppe about a special man who got a bunch of inner city kids interested in forming a sports team. And not basketball or football.