A tough race is heating up in Washington for the seat of Congressman Brian Baird.After Baird announced that he would not seek re-election this year, six candidates quickly put their names in the running.KBOO spoke with Brian Baird today about his position on the Israel-Palestine conflict, which has been the main issue in which he has differed from the Democratic leadership in Congress:
Host Per Fagereng speaks with James Kunstler, author of numerous books including World Made By Hand,The Long Emergency, and The Geography of Nowhere. He discusses his predictions for 2010 and the future in general.
The Digital Divide is off this month. Instead we'll hear an interview with journalist James Ridgeway about his article, "Who's Getting Rich From the Naked Full-Body Scanner Boom?" We'll speak with Washington State Congressman Brian Baird, who recently announced that he would not seek reelection. And we hear an interview with Freeway Ricky Ross, who was recently released from prison after serving 20 years for drug trafficking. He describes how he sold millions of dollars worth of drugs in Los Angeles. His connection was a CIA operative.
Looking beyond the rhetoric: the arguments for (and against) Measures 66 & 67
On January 26, Oregonians will be asked to decide how the latest chapter in the state's long-running tax wars will turn out. Opponents of two tax increases approved by the legislature in 2009 succeeded in collecting enough signatures for a referendum on what are now Measures 66 and 67. The former would raise the state income tax rate on those earning more than $125,000 per year while the latter would increase the minimum corporate tax. Supporters of the measures say vital public services are at stake.
Today's guest is Zaher Wahab, Professor of Education at Lewis & Clark College. He was born and schooled in Afghanistan. He currently teaches Foundations of Education, Race-Culture-Power, Paulo Freire, and the Middle East in Global Perspective. Dr. Wahab serves as a senior advisor to the Minister of Higher Education in Afghanistan, and has been spending about five months annually in that country since 2002. He just returned from his most recent stay there and will talk about the current situation there.
Host Per Fagereng speaks with James Kunstler, author of numerous books including "World Made By Hand," "The Long Emergency," and "The Geography of Nowhere." He discusses his predictions for 2010 and the future in general.