[act-ma] Sun 3/9/08 RADIO with a VIEW 10am-12noon WMBR 88.1FM
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Sat Mar 8 12:36:06 PST 2008
The Independent Broadcast Information Service, in cooperation with WMBR,
"RADIO with a VIEW"
10am - 12noon
WMBR, Cambridge 88.1FM and www.wmbr.org (live webcast & archive)
** LATE BREAKING NEWS **
Anti-War activist, diplomat, and Retired Colonel: ANN WRIGHT to join the
conversation live in-studio from 10:15 - 10:45!
[Ann Wright resigned from the U.S. Foreign Service on March 19, 2003, while
serving as Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Mongolia. She
resigned due to her disagreement with the Bush administration's decision to
go to war in Iraq without the authorization of the UN Security Council, the
lack of effort in resolving the Israel-Palestinian situation, the lack of
policy on North Korea and unnecessary curtailment of civil liberties in the
United States .
Ms. Wright joined the Foreign Service in 1987 and served as Deputy Chief of
Mission of US Embassies in Sierra Leone, Micronesia and briefly in
Afghanistan. She received the State Department's Award for Heroism for her
actions during the evacuation of 2500 persons from the civil war in Sierra
Leone, the largest evacuation since the evacuation of Saigon in 1974.
Before entering the Foreign Service, she served in the Army and has a
combined regular Army/Army Reserve service time of 29 years. She served
primarily in special operations units and attained the rank of colonel.
While on military duty in 1982 and 1983 in Grenada, she was on the US Army's
International Law team and participated in civil reconstruction work
following the US "rescue" mission.]
Guests and Topics:
* NANCY POLIKOFF, Professor of Law at American University and author of
"Beyond (Straight and Gay) Marriage: Valuing All Families Under the Law."
* March 6th marked the one year anniversary of the B.I.C.E. raid on a
factory in New Bedford, MA, and the arrest and detention of 361 workers.
Michael Bianco, Inc. manufactured military backpacks for use in the
Iraq/Afghanistan wars. We'll hear from immigrant advocates and activists on
the current status of workers, their families, and immigration policy.
* On Monday, Feb. 25th, at Harvard Law School, the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) held contentious hearings on the issues of "net neutrality"
and broadband network management practices. The fray included Free Press
which has brought a complaint against the Comcast Corporation for
interfering with other companies applications on the internet. We'll hear
excerpts from the hearings. Also, the Boston chapter of the NAACP protested
the FCC's lack of hearings on minority media ownership. We'll hear from
officials and allies of the NAACP and National Black Chamber of Commerce.
* Teacher, playwright, and long time member of the Community Church of
Boston, John O'Brien, passed away this week. We're preparing a short tribute
* Grace notes with GRACE ROSS.
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