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Episode Archive

In Context War Report

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Thu, 12/25/2014 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
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Cuba, Ukraine, ISIS and the Christmas truce
In this edition of the In Context War Report, we analyze the U.S. restoration of relations with Cuba in terms of the global conflict with Russia. Also, we present an update on the war in the Ukraine and on ISIS and we remember the Christmas Truce of World War I. Marchand MacDermotRoe, military affairs commentator
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The In Context War Report, a monthly one hour analysis of global warfare, is produced by MDR Productions, Inc. and originates at Pacifica affiliate WPKN 89.5 FM, Bridgeport, CT.

Christmas with the Enemy

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Wed, 12/24/2014 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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How some soldiers in WWI laid down their guns and celebrated Christmas with each other
Humanity at its best amidst the brutality of war.

The hundredth anniversary telling of the hectic rush into WWI, and the horrors unleashed. The men thought they'd be home by Christmas to tell of the excitement over a glass by the fireside. German High Command promised a "fresh and cheerful war." But by Christmas a million soldiers lay dead, with no end it sight. In defiance of commanding officers, and at risk of their lives, the soldiers lay down their guns and climbed out of their trenches armed with wine, food and cigarettes, to greet the others, exchange gifts, and agree to a ceasefire.

They ate, they sang, their played together. They brought in the wounded and buried the dead, often with men of both armies working as one.

Overcriminalized

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Fri, 12/05/2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
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Mental Illness, Homelessness, Drug Addiction: Do These Sound Like Crimes?
In this special segement, we'll explore the film series 'Overcriminalized', which looks at Mental Illness, Homelessness, Drug Addiction: Do These Sound Like Crimes? Why are we letting these serious social problems be handled by the criminal justice system?

In addition, we'll speak with long time homeless activist Paul Boden, co-author of the new book 'House Keys Not Handcuffs: Homeless Organizing, Art and Politics in San Francisco and Beyond.' The book reflects on 30-years of community organizing, the role of artwork and the effects on SF city homelessness policy and programs.

Theresa Mitchell interviews Mickey Huff about Censored 2015

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Thu, 12/04/2014 - 8:00am - 9:30am
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Theresa Mitchell interviews Mickey Huff about Censored 2015
Theresa Mitchell hosts a Membership Drive Talk Radio and Presswatch special. From 8-9AM she'll speak with Mickey Huff, Director of Project Censored/Media Freedom foundation, about Censored 2015: Inspiring We the People, featuring the top 25 most censored stories of 2013-2014. 

Techno-Utopianism & the Fate of the Earth: from the International Forum On Globalization

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Fri, 11/28/2014 - 10:00am - 11:30am
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Techno-Utopianism & the Fate of the Earth: from the International Forum On Globalization
A Teach- In on Why Technology Will Not Save the World. 45 Scholars, Authors & Activists over two days provide an analysis on why immediate change is required in our thinking, behavior, values and economies, before Nature and human society are terminated. 

We hear moderator Ralph White, NY Open Center, and four speakers: Jerry Mander, IFG: Questions We Should Have Asked About Technology (pictured above); Richard Heinberg, (below left) Post Carbon Institute: "The Party's Over,'
Anuradha Mittal(India), (below center) Oakland Institute: "Stealing Nature" 
Andrew Kimbrell, ICTA (below right): "The End of Market Capitalism"

Reaction to Ferguson Grand Jury's Failure to Indict, Part 2

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Tue, 11/25/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Reaction to Ferguson Grand Jury's Failure to Indict, Part 2

Continuation of Reaction to Ferguson Grand Jury's Failure to Indict Officer Darren Wilson.

Reaction to Ferguson Grand Jury's Failure to Indict

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Tue, 11/25/2014 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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Reaction to Ferguson Grand Jury's Failure to Indict

Reaction to Ferguson Grand Jury's Failure to Indict: interviews with Marsha Coleman-Adebayo of  the Washington-based Hands Up CoalitionDC, which is organizing a series of protests in Washington, D.C. , Portland activist Teressa Raiford of Don't Shoot Portland, and Reverend Alvin Herring of the PICO National Network.

Don't Shoot Portland meets for a training tonight, Nov. 25th, at 5:30PM at Bethel A.M.E. Church of Portland at 5828 NE 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97211, (503) 288-5429. 

The Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Justice and Police Reform and a coalition of other groups is sponsoring a rally today:

Nonviolent Communication with Marshall Rosenberg

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Mon, 11/24/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Nonviolent Communication with Marshall Rosenberg

Disability Awareness was off today. Instead we heard a program from Peace Talks Radio: The Series on Peacemaking and Nonviolent Conflict Resolution.

Save the Good Old Houses: The 1989 Struggle in NW Portland

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Tue, 11/18/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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Live panel discussion - broadcast live on KBOO!
KBOO will Broadcast this event LIVE!!!

From Eastmoreland, to Kenton, to Ladd’s Addition, to Northwest Portland, Portlanders are fighting to save good old houses and maintain the character of their neighborhoods–the City of Portland has called it a “demolition uproar.” Others call it a demolition epidemic.

As neighbors a

Veterans' Journeys Back to Vietnam

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Tue, 11/11/2014 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
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Peace Talk Radio
On this edition of Peace Talks Radio (for Veterans Day week), stories about former enemies in war, reconciling between each other to achieve peace within themselves and, they hope, delivering a message about the futility of war. We talk with Dr. Edward Tick first, psychologist and author of book "War and the Soul" and founder of Soldier's Heart, an organization that promotes innovative approaches to healing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) -among them sponsoring trips for US citizens, veterans and non-vets, back to Vietnam where the US was involved in bloody war for over a decade in the 1960's and early 70's. We also hear from 2 American soldiers, Al Plapp and Tommy Laughlin, who made such a trip back to Vietnam. Carol Boss hosts.

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Monday Morning Radiozine FAMILY BUSINESS with Anna Keith Soderberg

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Sun, 07/12/2009

Anna Keith Soderberg interviews Dixie Whetsell, BS, IBCLC from the Northwest Mothers Milk Bank about the importance of human milk and the new milk bank forming in Portland, OR.

Portlanders break the blockade on Cuba!

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Tue, 07/07/2009

For more than 40 years, the Cuban people have faced an economic, commercial and financial blockade by the government of the United States of America.

 

Cubans say this is one of the most cruel, inhuman and prolonged policies of hostility endured by any people in the history of human civilization.

 

Throughout these last 44 years, a total of 10 different U.S. administrations have reinforced and expanded the complex system of laws and measures that make up the blockade established by the U.S. government against the people of Cuba.

 

This policy has inflicted and continues to inflict serous damage to the Cuban people’s material, psychological and spiritual welfare, while seriously hindering its economic, cultural and social development.

 

An event was held in Portland on Sunday to send a painted solidarity school bus of aid from the Pacific Northwest to Cuba. The bus will be joining thirty other vehicles, and over one hundred participants, who will be crossing into Cuba on July 21st. This will be the first open attempt to break the blockade during the Obama administration.

 
Sunday’s event began with singer David Rovics.
 
Speakers include Alicia Jrapko and Nita Palmer.  The segment ends with a song by Maria Damaris.

 

Israel and the Misuse of Anti-Semitism: Maxine Fookson

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Mon, 06/08/2009

Forum on “Israel and the Misuse of Anti-Semitism: Jewish Activists Speak out”. This forum was recorded at Portland State University in May. The first speaker is Maxine Fookson, a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Portland who is active in issues of war, poverty and oppression affecting children.

USS Liberty: Survivors of the 1967 Israeli attack

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Sun, 06/07/2009

James Marquis Ennes, Jr., a survivor of the 1967 attack by Israel on the American intelligence ship USS Liberty and one of the creators of The USS Liberty Memorial Web Site, is an American citizen and a retired career US Naval Officer. He was born in New Jersey in 1933 and was raised in New York, Texas, Illinois, Washington State and California.

Alison Weir  "Because so few people know about Israel's extremely ruthless attack on the US Navy ship, the  USS Liberty, I'd like to alert you to that  as well.  This is a profoundly important topic. The crew members, who are still waiting for justice, have waged a heroic (but to date unsuccessful) campaign to bring this attack before the American people."   

 

USS Liberty: Interviews by Dr Stanley Monteith - Liberty Radio - PART 1

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Sun, 06/07/2009

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Dr Monteith of Liberty Radio interviewed two survivors of the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty.

 

The Liberty was attacked in International waters by the Israelis on June 8, 1967.

 

The names of the survivors who were interviewed are Phil Turney and Ernie Gallo.

 

USS Liberty: Interviews by Dr Stanley Monteith - Liberty Radio - PART 2

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Sun, 06/07/2009

Dr Monteith of Liberty Radio interviewed two survivors of the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty.

 

The Liberty was attacked in International waters by the Israelis on June 8, 1967.

 

The name of the survivor who was interviewed is Gary Bummett.

 

INTERVIEW WITH JIM ENNES PART 1 - SURVIVOR 1967 ISRAELI ATTACK ON THE USS LIBERTY.

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Sun, 06/07/2009

Following his enlisted tour, he worked as an investigator for Retail Credit Company (now known as Equifax Corporation) while attending San Francisco State College at night on the GI Bill. Upon receiving his degree in business administration he applied for Naval Officer Candidate School and was commissioned in 1962. He has lived in the Pacific Northwest since he retired from the Navy in 1978.     

During his commissioned service, Ennes first served aboard the USS Westchester County, an LST then permanently stationed in Yokosuka, Japan. He then applied to the Naval Security Group for duty and subsequently served tours in the Pentagon, one year on the staff of Vice Admiral Kleber Masterson, then Commander U.S. Second Fleet aboard the heavy cruiser USS Newport News, a brief tour aboard the USS Liberty as the ship's electronic materiel officer, a three year assignment in Bremerhaven, Germany, and three tours at Naval Security Group Headquarters in Washington, DC.

 

 

Single payer or public option?

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program date: 
Wed, 05/13/2009

How to break the insurance industry stranglehold over our health care system?Tom Leedham of Portland Jobs with Justice and Teamsters Local 206 and Betsy Dillner of Health Care for America Now debate the relative merits of the single payer and public option strategies. Peter Shapiro and David Rosenfeld co-host.

Janet Hollaway Africa

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Sun, 04/26/2009

MAY 13, 1985 BOMBING AND FIRE - Lt. Frank Powell prepares to drop the Bomb on innocent human beings! The Bomb - A Bomb that Killed - Murdered Women, Men and Children! 

Janet Hollaway Africa is a member of the "back to nature group" MOVE.

She and others were imprisoned with others who were accused of a 1978 Philadelphia police murder.

The forensics expert at the later MOVE Commission would absolve MOVE from any murder charges as the bullet was fired into the back of the officers head, away from the house.

Here her and her Sister's written and delivered comments spoke to har defination of Revolution.

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Her Sister, Merle Auston Africa died while in prison.

 

Kenny Zulu Whitmore

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Sun, 04/26/2009

 

They call me Zulu...
From a letter written to  Jenka Soderberg...

30 miles from the nearest town, hidden in the Louisiana hills, traveling along a long twisting road at a dead end you will find Angola, a former plantation now a prison the size of  Manhattan which is unlike any other known at this point in time.

Here sits Kenny Zulu Whitmore is a 55 year old political prisoner.  He has been held captive at Angola for more then 30 years.   
At the time this letter was written Zulu has been held for 34 years for a murder he says he did not do.

 

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