Access to the voting booth by people with disabilities
The race for The White House is heating up. Four years ago Sounds of Awareness broadcast a program on access to the voting booth by people with disabilities. Though some of the names have been changed since then to protect the innocent, we felt that now would be a good time to revisit this vital topic.
Abe and Joe discuss PDX transit with Mary Fetch and Kerry Ayers Palanuk of TriMet.
Government agencies everywhere are struggling to do more with less, and TriMet is no exception. Abe and Joe are joined in studio by TriMet's Mary Fetch and Kerry Ayers Palanuk to discuss the transit agency's forthcoming service cuts and rate increases.
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.
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.
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).
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
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."