Tune in to KBOO's Morning Radiozine for intriguing Public Affairs programming every Monday through Friday!
Host Per Fagereng speaks with Sara Robinson, strategic foresight
analyst, and author of the recent article “Decline and Fall of America’s Energy Empire.”
Host Kathleen Stephenson speaks with Anne Elizabeth Moore, author of Unmarketable: Brandalism, Copyfighting, Mocketing, and the Erosion of Integrity, a look at the corrosive effects of corporate infiltration of the underground.
Anne Elizabeth Moore is the co-editor of Punk Planet, the Best American Comics series editor, and the author of Hey Kidz! Buy This Book: A Radical Primer on Corporate and Governmental Propaganda and Artistic Activism for Short People. She has written for Bitch, the Chicago Reader, In These Times, The Onion, The Progressive, and Chicago Public Radio WBEZ’s radio program 848. She lives in Chicago.
- Title: Unmarketable, Corporate Infiltration of the Underground
- Producer: Kathleen Stephenson
- Length: 22:43 minutes (18.21 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 112Kbps (CBR)
Host Per Fagereng speaks with Silvia Boero, Professor of New Italian at Portland State University and scholar of Italian literature, about current Italian politics.
Host Dennise Kowalczyk interviews Charity Fain, the new Executive Director for the Portland City Club. Her background includes working on media issues and media advocacy in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
- Title: Charity Fain, Executive Director of the Portland City Club
- Producer: Dennise Kowalczyk
- Length: 19:06 minutes (17.5 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
Host Per Fagereng interviews Mike Davis, author of Planet of Slums and In Praise of Barbarians.
He discusses his latest article, "Living on the Ice Shelf, Humanity's Melt Down".
Davis says, "Our world, our old world that we have inhabited for the last 12,000 years, has
ended, even if no newspaper in North America or Europe has yet printed its
scientific obituary. This February, while cranes were hoisting cladding to the
141st floor of the Burj Dubai tower (which will soon be twice the height of the
Empire State Building), the Stratigraphy Commission of the Geological Society of
London was adding the newest and highest story to the geological column."
It turns out that the Holocene -- that recent inter-glacial warm interval
when we made ourselves at home on this planet -- is so all over. Welcome to the
Anthropocene, an Earth epoch defined by the emergence of urban-industrial
society as a geological force -- and get used to it.
In this post, Davis considers just how dire things are on our small,
warming planet (dire indeed!) and lays out in no uncertain terms just why those
who are hoping to rely on market mechanisms and carbon trading as a solution to
global warming are bound to be deeply disappointed.
Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with journalist Chris Hedges, author of War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning, about the new book he co-authored with Laila Al-Arian, called Collateral Damage: America's War Against Iraqi Civilians.
Bruce Silverman hosts another installment of his occasional Answers Series. He speaks with Chris Luginbuhl of the International Dark Sky Association, www.darksky.org.
Robyn Shanti speaks with Michael Shuman, author of "Going Local: Creating Self Reliant Communities in the Global Age" and "The Small-Mart Revolution: How Local Businesses Are Beating the Global Competition."
Per Fagereng interviews Gareth Porter,
historian, investigative journalist and policy analyst. His latest book
is "Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War
He wrote the recent piece "Bush Pledges on Iraq Bases Pact
Were a Ruse," which states: "When Democratic Sen. James
Webb asked the State Department's David Satterfield, 'What is a permanent
base?' Satterfield tried to avoid answering the question. But Assistant Defense
Secretary Mary Beth Long was more responsive. She said, 'I have looked into
this. As far as the department is concerned, we don't have a worldwide or even
a department-wide definition of permanent bases.' "Webb
then observed, 'It doesn't really mean anything,' to which Long replied, 'Yes,
senator, you're right. It doesn't.' She added that 'most lawyers... would say
that the word "permanent" probably refers more to the state of mind
contemplated by the use of the term.'"