Monday, October 30, 2006

Lt. Ehren Watada's Refusal to Deploy to Iraq

On our KUCI Subversity show Monday October 30, 2006, we aired a talk given by Bob Watada and Rosa Sakanishi, father and stepmom of Ehren Watada, an army officer (first lieutenant) who has refused deployment to Iraq. They spoke at Chapman University. We also got a chance to chat with them after their talk about being parents of Ehren Watada.

For more information on Ehren Watada's resistance to an illegal war, see:

To hear the audio of a statement by Ehren Watada, his parents' talk, plus brief interviews with both of them, click here: .

Monday, October 23, 2006

UCI Student Protesters Face More Aggressive Police Tactics

We chatted with Worker Student Alliance activists about the arrest of a Vietnamese student last Wednesday during a protest and what's behind this increased standoff between labor supporters and the cops. This was on our Monday October 23, 2006 show.
Here's the press release: press release.

To hear the audio of the show, click here: .

Monday, October 16, 2006

Civil Liberties Attorney Shayana Kadidal on Challenging State Repression

On our Monday October 16 show, Subversity, a KUCI public affairs program, broadcast a talk given by a civil liberties attorney about the National Security Agency surveillance lawsuit, as well as the legal limboland now confronted by those incarcerated at Guantanamo, in the wake of Congressional action stripping habeas corpus rights from those imprisoned there.

Shayana Kadidal is Staff Attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights based in New York City. For more information, see our press release.

To hear the audio of the show, click here: .

Monday, October 9, 2006

Return to Homeland: Journalist/Writer/Artist Nguyen Qui Duc

On Monday, October 9, 2006, we talk with Nguyen Qui Duc about his decision to return to his homeland, Vietnam, with his mother, and the opportunities and challenges he faces there, after a distinguished journalism and literary career in the West. Nguyen hosted the KQED radio internationally syndicated show, "Pacific Time" that focused on Asian and Asian American affairs from 2000 until recently.

The winner of many awards, he has worked for the BBC among other radio stations and provided commentaries on NPR. He is a founder of an artists' collective, Ink & Blood, has authored plays and produced a documentary, China: Shanghai Nights for Frontline/World on PBS. The documentary was awarded the Edward R. Morrow Award by the Overseas Press Club of America. He has also translated several Vietnamese writers works and has written for mainstream puhblications as well as the literary press. His books include an autobiography, "Where the Ashes Are" (Addison-Wesley) and an edited work, "Vietnam: A Traveler's Literary Companion" (Whereabouts Press).
To hear the audio of the show, click here: .

Monday, October 2, 2006

What's Behind the Latest Sex Scandal

On our 2 October 2006 Subversity show, we reflected on the latest Washington D.C. sex scandal, the one involving resigned Florida Congressman Mark Foley's emails, while taking a look back on the Clinton sex scandal -- when we aired an interview with Martha Loew, the editor of EIDOS, a sexualities journal once in print. Promises of protecting children helped self-righteous neocon Republicans (such as Mark Foley) take over Congress; will their hypocrisy now lead them to lose control of Congress?

We chatted with Bill Andriette, features editor of The Guide, an alternative sexual politics magazine from Boston, about what's behind the moral panic over this scandal. Andriette wrote about Foley prior to this scandal.
To hear the audio of the show, click here: .