“Powerful members of the Washington State Senate” are on board with a plan to tax crude oil shipped into the state by rail. The money raised would pay for oil spill response and clean up. It would? How do we know what the clean-up is going to cost? Why not just dump the money in the river to soak up the oil….?
WE already have a ‘barrel tax’ paid only by seaborne oil tankers. Put the oil is the barrels, put the barrels on the ships…Okay next?
The Paramount Petroleum asphalt plant, was recently sold to a an investment firm and leased to Arc Logistics Partners LP for use as a crude oil terminal.
Well-read Red Frann Michel reads from Henry Giroux about neoliberalism, connecting the more unsustainable than usual mode of capitalist ideology and worldmaking to the defunding and alround attack on universities. In the latter half, she focuses on class struggle at Portland State University, highlighting who is causing the problems and who's organizing the solution. You can read it HERE.http://kboo.fm/content/neoliberalhighereducationparttwo 8:20 minutes (7.64 MB)
The movie moles review the PBS documentary "Pete Seeger: the power of song". They discuss the difficulties in venerating Seeger the person when he really wasn't about his own personal glory, how his combination of labor and music hearkens back to a more revolutionary labor movement, and more. . It will be playing at the Red and Black cafe February 26th at 7pm, as part of a Music for the Working Class Pete Seeger tribute night, which will also include music-making and stories. It can also be found online for free through the PBS website. 9:33 minutes (8.75 MB)
Bill Resnick talks with Barbara Garson about writing people's conscious and not so conscious experiences of exploitation, domination and precariousness in the 20th and 21st Centuries. She's the author of "Down The Up Escalator: how the 99% live in the Great Recession", which you can get in print and audio form through the Multnomah County Library. 13:21 minutes (12.23 MB)
Arun Gupta is a freelance journalist and contributor to online publications such as Yes! magazine and the Guardian. He is the the founder of his own magazine, the Indypendent, and was one of the founding editors of the Occupy Wall Street Journal.
He also graduated from the French Culinary Institute, and cooked at the Savoy Restaurant in NYC. In his interview with KBOO, Arun talks about the road trip he took for his article in Yes! and then speaks more critically of the current state of fresh food in America.
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Occupy Radio started as a KBOO webstream from the movement's camp before becoming a regular show. Jimmy Tardy gave us the scoop on the array of Occupy movement issues the show covers and how it came to the air during the "anti-authoritarian hour" every third (and sometimes fifth) Wednesday evening from 6 to 7pm.
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Erin Yanke's punk show, Life During Wartime has been on KBOO since 1995. How'd it start and how has it evolved? And what's with the name? Listen now and tune in to KBOO on Wednesday nights from 10 to midnight.
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