Relax, vagina-having Americans, it's for your own good. Since taking power in statehouses across the country, not to mention the U.S. House, the GOP has wasted no time in addressing the most serious problem confronting the United States -- uppity women.
Tonight we feature local change agents working on making impacts in our larger communities.
Before we welcomed our first guest, we took a music break with 'Una Mujer' from Renee Muzquiz's CD "Gay in Texas". This music was featured in 'Bunkin' with You in the Afterlife', the musical produced by BroadArts Theatre. The final run of this performance is this weekend at Interstate Firehouse Community Center on Friday March 9 and Saturday March 10.
Last week KBOO and Outside In worked together on a youth media project about Peer Education and health. We begin with Erick and Heberto Espinosa, Youth Specialist, who introduce the show.
Next, Richard Temple finds out how others cope with stress in order to adapt, cope and thrive. He created the song on the track, Sled Through Snow. After that we'll have Love Gun speak about recovering from alcohol and drug addiction, Peter Tysdal demystify psychic abilities, Jem talk about healthy, affordable alternatives to tampons, and interviews “veteren menstrator” Annie Calhoun, and Jackson Weird talk about the similarities between transgender and cisgender folks, how to be a good ally and shares great resources.
Tonight we talk about conflict minerals, the historic exploitation of Congo and the role that Western nations
and multi-national corporations continue to play in the exploitation of the resources of Africa.
We hear from many people, including Aaron Hall, from the enough Project, Kambale musavuli, spokes person from Friends of the Congo,Chouchou Namegabe Nabintu (recorded before the senate committee on foreign relations on May 13th, 2009), and more.
Exploring fear and loathing on the Populist Right with Arthur Goldwag
Its no surprise that the confluence of the internet and the 24-hour news cycle has enabled extreme groups once relegated to the fringe of American politics to enjoy unprecedented influence on political discourse. The paranoia and scapegoating of today's Tea Party, however, reflect a disturbing pattern in our history that fueled hysteria about the Illuminati of the 1790s, anti-New Deal forces of the 1930s, and McCarthyism of the 1950s. What is new about the "new hate" is its ability to project itself and the willingness of politicians to exploit it for their own purposes.
Well-read Red, Clayton Morgareidge, comments on the spectacle of electoral politics, the presidency itself, and how voting is over-rated as a form of social action when so much that matters is decided, when addressed at all, by other means and to other ends. The presidential election is a reality TV-show as irrelevant to our lives as the gossip on Jersey Shore, Chris Hedges argues and Clayton reads, while the debates fomented by the Occupy movment about inequality, corporate malfeasance, the destruction of the ecosystem, and the security/surveillance state are the only ones that matters right now.
Bill Resnick interviews William Beeman, author of "The Great Satan and the Mad Mullahs: how the US and Iran demonize each another". They talk about the history and patterns of this demonization, and why & how the same people who argued for war in Iraq over weapons of mass-destruction are doing it again with Iran (and again with little or no evidence).