As Joe prepares for his annual hiatus, he and Abe survey the State of the Union.
The State of the Union is screwed. Four years into the New Depression, the economy still lags and working people suffer while the ruling class rolls in profligate wealth. Inequality grows more extreme. The wars drag on. The modern surveillancestate is a reality. The planet grows warmer.
What's to be done? Do we play by the rules, and rely on our democratic institutions? If so, whom do we support? Does it matter? Is it time for a more creative solution?
In Joe's last show before his annual summer break, he and Abe survey the State of the Union.
Chris Hedges on Multinational Corporations, the Occupy Movement and Nonviolence
Chris Hedges speaking at the first annual Truthdig Retreat on May 24th, 2012 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He discusses multinational corporations and the Occupy movement, with an emphasis on the important role of nonviolence.
Hedges, an Occupy activist who has been arrested at protests, has written extensively on these subjects since before the movement began, reporting on the quiet decimation of the middle class and the growing economic inequity in the United States.
Atkinson School, one of many Portland Public Schools is suffering from fund cuts for 2 and half position for next year. Listen to community organizers Kim Heron, Diana Cameron, Savannah Paz, Carissa Harrison and Constance San Juan about the actions parents, teachers and community memebers are taking to save their children's education.
Back in February the city of Philadelphia's school system announced the closing of 40 public school to be replaced by privately owned private and charter schools by 2017. This announcement received very little to no coverage by the local or national media. It appears that this pattern is not new and is repeating itself all over the nation.
Spanish Immersion School Program's funds being cut! Savannah Paz talks about community organizing!
Spanish Immersion School Program's funds are being cut in Portland! Hear from mother and community organizer Savannah Paz about the actions parents are taking to save their children's education on Bread and Roses Friday May 25th at 6pm.
Back in February the city of Philadelphia's school system announced the closing of 40 public school to be replaced by privately owned charter schools. This announcement received very little to no coverage by the local or national media. It appears that this pattern is not new and is repeating itself all over the nation. Here in Portland, Atkinson elementary school and its students and families are protesting Portland Public School's budget cuts. You can hear all about it on your community radio station KBOO!
Tonight the Youth Collective celebrated our 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY, and while we were having an Open House and Party, we also hosted this show! Topics include the Erie Canal, The Simpsons, a vox pop on "America is _____", and a view on how America appears in dystopian science fiction. We also had an interview with Cole Robinson from Portland Parks and Rec, and with Carlos Chavez of the Morpheus Youth Project.
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Ani and Lyn speak with John Nichols, correspondent for The Nation magazine and the associate editor of The Capital Times in Madison, Wisconsin. His latest book is "Uprising: How Wisconsin Renewed the Politics of Protest, from Madison to Wall Street." He has covered seven presidential races and reported from two-dozen countries. He is the author or coauthor of eight books on media and politics.
Membership Drive Special: Juan Gonzalez on the History of Race and the American Media
A Wednesday Talk Radio Membership Drive Special: Host Lisa Loving speaks with Democracy Now's Juan Gonzalez on his groundbreaking book, "News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media." Also, expect a little Oregon Primary Elections morning-after quarterbacking and a look at the media's role in the outcome. That's 8-9am Wednesday May 16 -- and be sure to get a copy of Juan's incredible history of media in America while you support KBOO Community Radio with your contribution.