Economic imperialism

Radiozine on 01/20/12

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Fri, 01/20/2012 - 11:00am - 11:40am
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Thomas Frank, author of PITY THE BILLIONAIRE

Host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher welcomes journalist Thomas Frank, author of Pity the Billionaire: The Hard-Times Swindle and the Unlikely Comeback of the Right.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 01/19/12

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Thu, 01/19/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Interview with Youth Film Makers from Outside In about their screening on Jan. 30th.

For the second year in a row Outside In's Guerilla Theatre youth have created films about issues that are important to them. Young filmmakers, who have experienced homelessness, participated in an intensive film internship in an effort to inspire and educate their peers and the community.

On this program, we will hear from Nili Yosha, Guerilla Theatre project lead at Outside In, and from Youth filmmakers Cantrelle and Travis.

This years films will show at a free premiere screening hosted by film director Todd Haynes at the Gerding Theatre at the Armory, 128 NW 11th Ave, in downtown Portland, on Monday, January 30th.

A reception, catered by Voodoo donuts, begins at 6:30 and the screening starts at 7pm.

Presswatch on 12/29/11

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Thu, 12/29/2011

The news you're not suppposed to know from 1811, a review of 2011 and listener calls.

56:45 minutes (51.96 MB)

State of the Dream 2012

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Mon, 01/16/2012
Tom Becker reads the State of the Dream 2012 report from United For a Fair Economy: "The report examines trends across a variety of indicators including income, wealth, education, employment, health and incarceration. It finds that when the U.S. becomes a minority-majority country, the racial economic divide will remain disastrously large and will threaten the stability of the entire economy ... The report proposes policy solutions to significantly reduce the racial divide.
5:50 minutes (4 MB)

Movie Moles: The Iron Lady

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Mon, 01/16/2012

Movie Moles, Joe Clement and Jan Haaken, talk about the new drama-documentary "The Iron Lady", which looks at the life and political career of Margaret Thatcher (played by Meryl Streep) through her own nostalgic memories. They talk about her status as a powerful women against the backdrop of the women's movement, about her conservative politics and the way the film at best avoids them and at worst normalizes them.

15:47 minutes (10.84 MB)

Well-read Red: vulture capitalism and the contradictions of investment

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Mon, 01/16/2012

Well-read Red, Clayton Morgareidge, reads an excerpt from Gary Weiss' article from Salon on Mitt Romney and vulture-capitalism. The article reviews how Romney's former investment firm bought out companies and destroyed rather than created jobs, while turning a tidy profit, and how Romney's Republican opponents have even cricized him for it (drawing their own criticism for questioning capitalism).

9:04 minutes (6.23 MB)

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 01/16/12

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Mon, 01/16/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Economic Autonomy, Racial Injustice, War and Moving Beyond the Dream

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Economic Autonomy, Racial Injustice and War and the Need to Move Beyond the Dream.

Today's Talk Radio is pre-empted for a special for Martin Luther King Jr. Day produced by Jamilah Bourdon

"as we approach the official celebration of martin luther king jr.'s life, we spend another year of reflection on what the dream he spoke of means to us.  in the midst of this conversation, we tend to neglect his observations on the injustices of war and economic equalities- issues which still resonate to this day. 

join us as we feature portions of dr. king's speeches regarding economic autonomy, the connections between racial injustice and war; and the need to move beyond a dream into a reality."

Occupy Portland Moves Indoors

Evening News
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Fri, 01/13/2012

The Occupy Portland Movement has moved indoors, with a new headquarters opening today in the basement of Saint Francis church.

The new space is located at Southeast 12th and Oak Street, and will be open this evening beginning at 5:30.

Organizers with the Occupy Portland movement say they hope the presence of a legal, semi-permanent space with regular office hours will give the community at large a chance to get involved.

Kboo spoke with a member of Occupy Portland who helped organize tonight’s open house.

3:40 minutes (3.36 MB)

More Talk Radio on 01/09/12

More Talk Radio
program date: 
Mon, 01/09/2012
Host Cecil Prescod speaks with Angela Martin, Executive director of Economic Fairness Oregon, a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to consumer protection and fair lending laws.
52:38 minutes (48.19 MB)
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