Technology

Coltan and The Congo

program date: 
Wed, 02/15/2012

Tonight we talk about conflict minerals,  the historic exploitation of Congo and the role that Western nations
and multi-national corporations continue to play in the exploitation  of the resources of Africa.


We hear from many people, including Aaron Hall,  from the enough Project, Kambale musavuli, spokes  person from Friends of the Congo,Chouchou Namegabe Nabintu (recorded before the senate committee on foreign relations on May 13th, 2009), and more.

42:17 minutes (96.79 MB)

Drone Bombers: or warfare as hobby

program date: 
Mon, 02/20/2012

Tom Becker reads "War By Drones and Special Forces: inviting the big pay-back", by Dave Lindorff. In it Dave argues that drone technology has made it easier to swallow the prospect for war, while unwittingly giving other countries not only the incentive, but a renewed tactic to retaliate against the American empire. 

 

 

6:24 minutes (4.4 MB)

William Beeman - The Great Satan and the Mad Mullahs: how the US and Iran demonize each another

program date: 
Mon, 02/20/2012

Bill Resnick interviews William Beeman, author of "The Great Satan and the Mad Mullahs: how the US and Iran demonize each another". They talk about the history and patterns of this demonization, and why & how the same people who argued for war in Iraq over weapons of mass-destruction are doing it again with Iran (and again with little or no evidence). 

William Beeman is a professor of anthropology and chair of the department at University of Minnesota. He also maintains a blog on Culture and International Affairs.

20:50 minutes (14.31 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour February 20th

program date: 
Mon, 02/20/2012

 Tom Becker hosts today Old Mole and we hear about the war drums being beat over Iran, the kabuki theatrics of electoral politics, a cold war waged with drones, and about the African Film Festival.

 Thanks to all you folks who called in to support KBOO and the Old Mole!  If you didn't get to it, you can use the tip jar at the top of this page!

58:14 minutes (39.99 MB)

Circle A Radio on 02/15/12

Air date: 
Wed, 02/15/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
The Congo and Exploitation of Resources

Tonight on Circle a Radio, we talk about conflict minerals, the historic exploitation of Congo and the role that Western nations and multinational corporations continue to play in the exploitation of the resources of Africa.

We hear from many, including

  • Kambale Musavuli, a spokesperson and student coordinator for Friends of the Congo,
  • Chouchou Namegabe Nabintu, a radio reporter, and founder of South Kivu's Association of Women Journalists, and
  • Aaron Hall, from The Enough Project.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 02/16/12

Air date: 
Thu, 02/16/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Life Without Oil: Why We Must Shift to a New Energy Future

Theresa Mitchell of Presswatch and Per Fagereng of Fight the Empire join forces for this special program looking at "Life Without Oil." Their guests are Steve Hallett and John Wright, authors of "Life Without Oil: Why We Must Shift to a New Energy Future."

Richard Heinberg of the Post Carbon Institute says Hallett and Wright deliver a brilliant overview of the dilemma posed by our society's profound dependence on a depleting, non-renewable resource that is becoming more scarce and unaffordable almost by the month."

Anything goes for the U.S. military these days; plus more on the Great Birth Control Fracas of 2012.

program date: 
Tue, 02/14/2012

  It's the Winter Membership Drive! Abe and Joe take your contributions, your phone calls, and hold forth on the newly-unaccountable U.S. military. Plus, the latest in the Great Birth Control Fracas of 2012.

 

 
 

 

 
56:34 minutes (51.8 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 02/14/12

Air date: 
Tue, 02/14/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Anything goes for the U.S. military these days; plus more on the Great Birth Control Fracas of 2012.

 It's the Winter Membership Drive! Abe and Joe take your contributions, your phone calls, and hold forth on the newly-unaccountable U.S. military. Plus, the latest in the Great Birth Control Fracas of 2012.

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 02/07/12

Air date: 
Tue, 02/07/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Abe and Joe look back on a good couple of weeks for women. Also -- pledge drive!

 It's been a good couple of weeks for women. First, there was the ruling that nonprofits must cover contraception in their employees' health plans, even if doing so runs counter to church doctrine. Then there was the stunning betrayal -- and equally stunning reversal -- by the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Both were victories for the notion of women as full human beings, and, crucially, both were won in the court of public opinion.

Also, it's fund-raising time. Open yer wallets in the name of our fair sisters, y'all.

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