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ACLU sues CIA on case of "extra rendition program"

Airs at: Sun, 12/16/2007 at 4:00pm
Produced for Evening News
On Friday the American Civil Liberties Union, or ACLU, filed legal papers against the Central Intelligence Agency of the U.S. government.the ACLU is suing on behalf of five victims of the U-S government's QUOTE “extraordinary rendition” program. KBOO reporter Linda Olson-Os... Read more

Nuclear Power Resurgence? / 2004 OH Election Theft

Airs at: Tue, 12/18/2007 at 4:00pm
Produced for People Rise Up
12/19/07A double header today.  First a look at the (domestic) nuclear power industry, long thought dead, but poised for a possible resurgence thanks to congressional actions and the fear of climate change and global warming.  But is it appropriate?  That's what Michael Mar... Read more

National Applications Office and the Privatization of Intelligence

Airs at: Tue, 12/11/2007 at 4:00pm
Produced for People Rise Up
Investigative journalist Tim Shorrock speaks about the new, but interrupted, National Applications Office (NAO).  He has written extensively about the privatization of intelligence, and how private contractors drive domestic surveillance policy, and then secure lucrative co... Read more

The Supremes Go to Guantanamo (again)

Airs at: Tue, 12/04/2007 at 4:00pm
Produced for People Rise Up
Featuring Emi Maclean, Staff Attorney with the Guantanamo Global Justice Initiative at the Center for Constitutional Rights.  Today, they went before the U.S. Supreme Court to argue two cases (docket 1, 2) regarding Guantanamo detainees and habeas corpus.  Described as "the... Read more

Mexican Human Rights Threatened by War on Drugs Funding

Airs at: Sun, 10/28/2007 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
The Bush Administration is asking for one and a half billion dollars to fight the War on Drugs in Mexico. The money will be going towards police training, surveillance sharing, and weapons appropriations.  The plan is similar to one instituted in Colombia a few years ago. Th... 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

Portland rally against expansion of NAFTA

Airs at: Tue, 10/23/2007 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
An emergency rally to stop the expansion of NAFTA (the North American Free Trade Agreement) was held in Portland.  Organized by a number of local groups, the rally was held outside the Federal Building on Southwest Third. One of the speakers was Centolia Maldonado Vasquez, a... Read more

Interstate Ave

Airs at: Tue, 10/09/2007 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
Last night, a contentious  public meeting was held to discuss the renaming of Interstate Avenue to Cesar Chavez Avenue. KBOO’s Andy Seaton was at that meeting, and brings us this report: Read more

Nader Sues the Democratic Party

Airs at: Sun, 11/04/2007 at 4:00pm
Produced for On The Environment
Interview with Attorney Carl Mayer on Nader suing the Democratic Party and others. Read more

ONS Federal logging plan

Airs at: Tue, 08/14/2007 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
A new plan federal plan would reduce protections of much of Western Oregon’s old growth forests. Kurt Ackerson reports in collaboration with the Oregon News Service Read more