Human rights

Madness Radio on 05/02/11

Program: 
Madness Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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"Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche by Ethan Watters

Host Will Hall speaks with Ethan Watters, author of "Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche," which looks at western mental disorders and pharmaceutical treatments are exported around the world."

The Madness of Medicare

program date: 
Fri, 04/22/2011

Dan Johnson hosts "The Madness of Medicare." He lays out what Medicare covers now and what changes would occur under Representative Paul Ryan's plan for cutting the budget. He's joined by Lisa Stiller of Jobs with Justice

55:32 minutes (25.42 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 04/26/11

Air date: 
Tue, 04/26/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The more things change... The latest WikiLeaks dump exposes the gulag at Guantanamo Bay.

The prison at Guantanamo Bay is a lingering blight of Bush's -- and now Obama's -- War on Terror. The latest WikiLeaks dump exposes the flimsy evidence on which some people are still being held, and the apparent indifference with which others were released. And once again, the documents confirm that torture is an accepted instrument of U.S. foreign policy. Abe and Joe sift through the leaks and ponder whether the Bill of Rights will ever again be in vogue.

Fukushima: Hanging on by their fingernails

program: 
Presswatch
program date: 
Thu, 04/14/2011

  Theresa Mitchell with the "news you're not supposed to know" takes a look at radiation (how do microsieverts per hour stack up over time?), the situation in Fukushima, and the (ir)rationality of nuclear power. Also, an examination of our class system. (Reality check-- if you think you're middle class, think again.)

25:33 minutes (11.7 MB)

Radiozine on 04/25/11

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Mon, 04/25/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Antonia Juhasz on her new book BLACK TIDE: the Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill.

Host Per Fagereng interviews Antonia Juhasz about her new book BLACK TIDE: the Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill

It is the largest oil disaster in American history, and it could happen again. It is more than a story of ruined beaches, dead wildlife, chemical dispersants, corporate spin, political machinations, and financial fallout. It is a riveting human drama filled with people whose lives will forever be defined as “before” and “after” the Gulf oil disaster.

Alternative Radio on 04/26/11

Program: 
Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Tue, 04/26/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Physicist and activist Vandana Shiva discusses "War on Earth"

Vandana Shiva  - War on the Earth  (interview)

The predatory practices of corporations are increasingly turning our fragile garden into a junkyard. Citizens are told by their political masters and the corporados who pay them that there is no alternative. That’s true if one’s only concern is profits. That approach is fast turning our planet into a toxic waste dump. The landscape of environmental devastation extends from radiation leaks in Japan to drilling in the Alberta tar sands to hydofracking in Pennsylvania and New York to leveling mountains in West Virginia to more drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. However in India, the site of some of the worst corporate abuses, there is tremendous popular resistance.

Recognizing Palestine?

program: 
Fight the Empire
program date: 
Thu, 04/21/2011

Per Fagereng discusses an article by Ali Abunimah, "Recognizing Palestine?," which discusses how the Palestinian Authority is attempting to bring about an independent Palestinian state.  Ali Abunimah is the author of One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse and a fellow with the Palestine Centre in Washington, DC. Abunimah is Executive Director of The Electronic Intifada.  Per also provides some background for understanding  the recent election in the Ivory Coast.

28:16 minutes (12.94 MB)

OLMV - Boycott - Divestment-Sanctions: Interview with Omar Barghouti + Chomsky on US-Israel alliance, Apr. 22, 2011.

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program date: 
Fri, 04/22/2011

One Land, Many Voices hosts Wael Elasady and William Seaman return to the Boycott-Divestment-Sanctions campaign with guest Omar Barghouti, co-founder of the global BDS movement and author of the recently published book, Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions: The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights.  Also, special feature from Noam Chomsky's April 20th talk on the Middle East at Pacific University in Forest Grove!

55:11 minutes (25.26 MB)
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