Faith & spirituality

Domestic tranquillity

June 16, 2009

There's something about having a leftist politician (and I use that term loosely) in the White House that brings out the crazies. We all remember how it happened under Bill Clinton, and it's clear that it's even more of a problem under Barack Obama. In fact, since his inauguration, there has been an incidence of right-wing domestic terrorism about every two and a half weeks.

Eight episodes of right-wing extremist violence in four and a half months. We haven't gone four weeks since February without some poor guy -- always with a long history of mental illness, usually with a record of military service and/or domestic violence, and invariably jacked up on a toxic cocktail of white male privilege; us-versus-them enemy seeking; fury at women, blacks and/or Jews; and a belief that the world as he knew it was ending unless he took up arms -- taking out his gun and offing innocent Americans in a suicidal bid for glory.

Remember how bent the conservatives got back in April when the Homeland Security Department warned us about right-wing domestic terrorism? Well, they were right. I wonder when we're going to start waterboarding white Republicans to gather information on the next attack?

-A

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 06/16/09

Air date: 
Tue, 06/16/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
A survey of the conservative zeitgeist yields stupidity and murder

While Joe takes a vacation, Abe takes a pass through conservative airspace, and flushes out words and deeds ranging from the merely stupid and offensive to the violent and murderous. Michelle Obama's ancestor? A gorilla! How to stop an abortion doctor from doing his work? Shoot him dead? How to get back at the Jews? Open fire in the Holocaust museum!

Are these incidents connected? Yes, they likely are. But not in the manner you might think. They are the sights and sounds of aggrieved white privilege.

Interview: Jeff Sharlet author of The Family; The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power

program: 
A Deeper Look
program date: 
Wed, 06/10/2009

The Family an underground shadowy organization of Fundamentalists, influencing US and World governments for decades. My guest, Jeff Sharlet contributing editor for Harpers and The Rolling Stone  went inside their training camp for young men , Ivanwald.

 

It’s leader, Oregonian Doug Coe, a spiritual counselor to  former dictator Suharto of Indonesia and at times to Secretary of State Hilary Clinton.

29:23 minutes (26.91 MB)

Positively Revolting on 06/12/09

Air date: 
Fri, 06/12/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Guest host Marlene Howell interviews Serena Barton, who teaches a course on Women, Art, and Healing, and 
who also works as a counselor in private practice.

Israel and the Misuse of Anti-Semitism: Maxine Fookson

program date: 
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.

9:17 minutes (8.5 MB)

A Deeper Look on 06/11/09

Program: 
A Deeper Look
Air date: 
Thu, 06/11/2009 - 9:30am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
A look and Fundamentalism shadow organization

 

Is Portland's Village Building Convergence relevant in this economic crisis?

program date: 
Wed, 06/03/2009

The 9th annual Village Building Convergence starts in Portland on June 5. Coming together under the them "Powered by the People," Portlanders will work on projects ranging from water catchment systems and intersection painting to native plant gardening and cob benches. But with record job and home loss rocking the metropolitan area, is the convergence still relevant? Even in good times, how much community voice does the convergence really create?

55:28 minutes (44.44 MB)

Pathways

Program: 
Pathways
Air date: 
Sun, 07/05/2009 - 8:30am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Author Don Joseph Goewey speaks with host Paul O'Brien

Don Joseph Goewey is the author of Mystic Cool: A Proven Approach to Transcend Stress, Achieve Optimal Brain Function, and Maximize Your Creative Intelligence. Don has worked in some of the most stressful places on Earth, from Bosnian refugee camps to AIDS wards to prisons. He has delivered workshops and throughout the world -- always with the same message: that stress is fear and peace is power. He also cofounded ProAttitude, a human performance firm dedicated to ending stress in the workplace. Visit Don's website to learn about workshops, coaching, and to read Don's blog.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 06/04/09

Air date: 
Thu, 06/04/2009 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Thursday June 4th on KBOO

"Israel and the Misuse of Anti-Semitism: Jewish Activists Speak Out", a panel discussion held last month at Portland State University.  Speakers include Ned Rosch, Sophie Bloch, Jonathan Moss, Maxine Fookson and KBOO's own Willian Seaman.

Also, an interview with Jewish anti-Zionists Donna and Darlene Wallach.

Low-Key: Long Live Palestine - www.youtube.com/watch

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