Jerry Flanagan of Consumer Watchdog joins Abe and Joe for a perusal of the health care legislation that has emerged from the House and that which should shortly be produced by the Senate. Surprise -- the insurance industry is going to get everything it wants, and the American people will get only a fraction of what they need.
With President Obama and the Congressional Democrats committed to passing some sort of health care bill -- regardless of whether it's worth a damn -- this is shaping up to be another in a long line of wasted opportunities. Once again, the guys with the gold are making the rules.
Host Linda Olson Osterlund speaks with one of the Yes Men. The Yes Men often pose as powerful people as a form of protest. Their new movie “The Yes Men Fix the World” is showing at Cinema 21 this week.
Like their national counterparts, our local media is in a tailspin. The Oregonian is cutting more than 60 reporters from its newsroom. Television and radio news has been reduced to weather reports and traffic accidents. Developments on the internet hold promise, but right now is more opinion and little solid local reporting. How can our democratic institutions thrive if our citizens can't found out what is happening in their community.
This is an excerpt from an hour-long pre-emption on Thursday December 2, 1999 in which I recount a Direct Action Network press conference that finished just before I went on air. This audio will NOT be part of KBOO's special coverage of the 10th anniversary of the Seattle WTO demonstrations.
However, I will contribute other audio from the dozens of hours of tape I rolled in Seattle while covering the WTO Ministerial for KBOO.
Like their national counterparts, our local media is in a tailspin. The Oregonian is cutting more than 60 reporters from its newsroom. Television and radio news has been reduced to weather reports and traffic accidents. Developments on the internet hold promise, but right now is more opinion and little solid local reporting.
Brandi Tuck from the Goose Hollow Family Center talks about Homeless Issues Wednesday Morning Talk Radio Hosted by Erik Jorgenson
Today's guest is Brandi Tuck, Executive Director at the Goose Hollow Family Center, which opened for the season on November First. Brandi was recently awarded the Skidmore Prize for Excellence in Non-Profit Work. Today's show will cover issues homeless people face on a daily basis.
Author and former "economic hit man" John Perkins joins Abe and Joe for a look behind the mirror at the coporations who have made America into history's first truly global empire. Perkins examines why global financial markets collapsed, and how we can build a better, cleaner and more just planet.
Jeff Sharlet, contributing editor to harpers Magazine, joins host Lilnda Olson-Osterlund to talk about a Small but powerful movement of evangelist Christians concentrated in the Officer Corps who are committed to converting the US Military. Sharlet's May 2009 cover story for Harpers titled Jesus Killed Mohammed: The Christian Crusade to Convert the US Military, revealed this movement who see their service in the Military as their "Mission Field". With leadership at the highest levels of all of our Armed Forces these men put their commitment to their religon above their oath to uphold the Constituion.
Developing Portland's "real wealth" - a conversation about "caring economics"
There’s more ways of defining wealth than just dollars or private property. There’s the economic value of the health of families, communities and our planet – far more important indicators than those of our dominant market economy.