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Radical Musicology: Ewan McColl

program date: 
Mon, 06/20/2011

 Bill and Brad discuss Ewan McColl, the radical folk-singer/song-writer from England and the impact of his ballads on raising political awareness around the world. Before that, Brad reflects on the last three years he's been doing these segments with the Old Mole and the importance of KBOO in general.

Heard on the show were these songs:

12:08 minutes (4.86 MB)

Alternative Radio on 06/28/11

Program: 
Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Tue, 06/28/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Chris Hedges - Empire Abroad, Tyranny at Home (interview)

Chris Hedges - Empire Abroad, Tyranny at Home (interview)

Host David Barsamian interviews the brilliant Chris Hedges, one of the foremost societal critics in the country today.

Chris Hedges is an award-winning journalist who has covered wars in the Balkans, the Middle East and Central America. He writes a weekly column for Truthdig.com and is a senior fellow at The Nation Institute. He is the author of "American Fascists," "Empire of Illusion," and "Death of the Liberal Class." His latest book is The World As It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress, a collection of original Truthdig columns.

Fukushima: China Syndrome? Economy: Great Depression?

program: 
Presswatch
program date: 
Thu, 06/16/2011

Theresa Mitchell with "the news you're not supposed to know."  Has the worst finally happened in Fukushima? Melt-through spiraling out of control? Default looming for U.S. government?

26:40 minutes (12.21 MB)

Political Perspectives on 06/15/11

Air date: 
Wed, 06/15/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Creating Democracy and Challenging Corporate Rule

David Cobb speaks on "Creating Democracy and Challenging Corporate Rule." In this talk he presents a case for Move to Amend.org, a coalition of over 100,000 people and organizations whose goal is to amend the United States Constitution to restrict corporate power.

Cobb is an organizer with Move to Amend.org and a former Presidential Candidate.

Cobb’s Corvallis talk was sponsored by the Linn-Benton chapter of the Pacific Green Party and the Veterans for Peace.

David Cobb will be leading a workshop this Saturday, June 18th, from 10AM to 5PM at the First Unitarian Church at SW 12th and Salmon in Portland. Preregistration is required at www.afd-pdx.org

 

Fear not, citizen, the President has your interests at heart. That's why he's wooing Wall Street.

program date: 
Tue, 06/14/2011

 Hosted by Abe Proctor.  (Joe Uris is off for the Summer...)

 

55:45 minutes (25.53 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 06/14/11

Air date: 
Tue, 06/14/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Fear not, citizen, the President has your interests at heart. That's why he's wooing Wall Street.

It's been estimated that the winner of the 2012 presidential election will need to spend $1 billion to do it. In 2008, the financial sector, realizing it had been the catalyst for the economic meltdown, realized Barack Obama was a winner and decided to back him. This time around, he's making sure they back him again.

More Talk Radio on 06/13/11

Program: 
More Talk Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 06/13/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
PLASTIC: A Toxic Love Story

Science writer Susan Freinkel talks about her book PLASTIC: A Toxic Love Story. 

In PLASTIC, Susan traces the history of the substance, and our pervasive use of it. She writes about the good uses of plastic (IV bags, heart monitors, design concepts, etc) and the bad aspects (health concerns, danger to animals, etc). She follows the history of plastic through eight household items including the comb, credit card, and soda bottle. She visited factories in China, where women toil 60-hour weeks for $175 a month to make Frisbees. She also visited preemie wards, where the lifesaving vinyl tubes that deliver food and oxygen to premature babies may cause altered thyroid function, allergies, and liver problems later in life.

Voices from the Edge on 06-09-11 Oregon's Foreclosure Crisis

program date: 
Thu, 06/09/2011

Foreclosure filings are soaring and lawmakers are balking.  Voices from the Edge hosts JoAnne & Dave talk with Economic Fairness Oregon's Angela Martin about what needs to happen to protect Oregonians from the foreclosure tsunami.

54:47 minutes (50.16 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 06/07/11

Air date: 
Tue, 06/07/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Welcome to the Machine. The USA PATRIOT Act has been renewed for another four years.

The surveillance state ushered in under the reign of Bush the Younger was given a bipartisan imprimatur in late May when the USA PATRIOT Act was renewed for another four years. Warrantless wiretaps? You bet. Illegal searches of personal and business records? That's just how it is these days, because, you know, terrorism.

It appears that any hopes progressives may have had that President Obama would undo the Bush-era security state are unfounded. Whither from here? Abe and Joe survey the damage.

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