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California Prison Hunger Strike

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Wed, 08/03/2011

We bring you an update on the historic California Prison Hunger Strike. We interview prison activist Sam Paige, and Betty, whos husband is currently in the Security Housing Unit of the Pelican Bay .State Prison in Crescent City, California.

57:56 minutes (53.04 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 08/02/11

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Tue, 08/02/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Farewell, American democracy. We hardly knew ye. Abe dicusses the latest in the debt ceiling debacle

The triumph of the ruling class is at hand. With a vote in Washington looming, the America in which we have all grown up is primed for sacrifice on the altar of tax cuts and deficit reduction. Congressional Republicans threatened to blow up the global economy unless they got exactly what they wanted -- and the president gave it to them. Our political system is wholly, finally, broken.

Political Perspectives on 07/29/11

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Fri, 07/29/2011 - 9:00am - 9:30am
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REAL STATE OF AMERICA ATLAS

Host Michelle Schroeder-Fletcher speaks with Joni Seager and Cynthia Enloe about their book, REAL STATE OF AMERICA ATLAS, which draws back the curtain on our complex nation to reveal the myriad realities of the American experience-from our changing demographics to patterns of home ownership to the kinds of food we eat. The atlas upends many long-held myths and shows us who we are today.

Cynthia Enloe is research professor at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, and has appeared on NPR and written numerous articles on feminism, militarization, and globalization.

 

Soundbitten: The Perils of Media-Centered Political Activism

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Radiozine
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Thu, 07/21/2011

Host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher interviews Sarah Sobieraj, author of Soundbitten: The Perils of Media-Centered Political Activism.

Sobieraj explores the dynamics and costs of media obsession by activist groups.  She says the pervasive mediatization of politics has jeopardized the ability of dissenting groups to engage in public discourse and so has altered the very fabric of both social movements and the civil society that the news media claim to inform.

28:45 minutes (39.47 MB)

Flashpoints on 07/21/11

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Flashpoints
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Thu, 07/21/2011 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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National and International Politics

This morning on Flashpoints, guest host Kevin Pina talks with Corey Saylor from the Council of American-Islamic Relations on the "political theatre" of New York Republican Peter King's Congressional witch-hunts in Muslim-American communities. Also joining Kevin, author Greg Mitchell, who was recently censored by Google in promoting his new book on the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. That, plus Tea Party antics along the Arizona-Mexico border, and an update on Libya from correspondent Mahdi Nazemroaya.

Radiozine on 07/21/11

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Radiozine
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Thu, 07/21/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Soundbitten: The Perils of Media-Centered Political Activism.

Host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher interviews Sarah Sobieraj, author of Soundbitten: The Perils of Media-Centered Political Activism.

Sobieraj explores the dynamics and costs of media obsession by activist groups.  She says the pervasive mediatization of politics has jeopardized the ability of dissenting groups to engage in public discourse and so has altered the very fabric of both social movements and the civil society that the news media claim to inform.

The Propagandizing of America, Guest; Frances Fox Piven

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A Deeper Look
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Thu, 07/14/2011

A Murdoch owned newspaper in London has been forced to close in a scandal of dirty tricks and bribery. It was on another Murdoch outlet that Glen Beck was allowed to unleash a firestorm of hate mail, death threats, and dirty tricks against professor Frances Fox Piven. This Thursday morning author and long time social activist Frances Fox Piven will join host, Linda Olson-Osterlund, to talk about the Propagandizing of America and the tactics used by the extreme right-wing against her. Targeted over 30 time by Beck the results included 2 men who came to her home posing as students. Tune in to hear the whole story.

28:32 minutes (26.12 MB)

CITIZEN REVIEW COMMITTEE (COPWATCH)

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Evening News
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Wed, 07/13/2011

Tonight, after months of debate, the citizen review committee of the Portland Police Bureau will hear the proposals of a sub committee on how to help citizens through the complicated appeals process. Kboo’s Tim Orr spoke with Dan Handelman from Portland Copwatch about the issue.

5:48 minutes (5.31 MB)

MURDOCH PHONE HACKING

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Evening News
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Wed, 07/13/2011

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has withdrawn a bid to take over a British paid TV service. The decision comes in the midst of a massive scandal involving illegal phone hacking by another of Murdoch’s holdings. KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg has the story.

2:36 minutes (2.39 MB)
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