Politics

Peter Mountford discusses recent novel: "A Young Man's Guide to Late Capitalism"

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Between the Covers
program date: 
Wed, 04/13/2011

Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with fiction writer Peter Mountford about his new novel A Young Man's Guide to Late Capitalism, which tells the story of Gabriel de Boya, a recent college graduate who works for an unscrupulous hedge fund while pretending to be a freelance journalist. Mountford drew on his own experience for the book. Just out of college, he was hired to write about the economy of Ecuador for a nonprofit think tank. He later discovered that the think tank was running a hedge fund out of its back office.

28:10 minutes (12.9 MB)

Tunisians to US: "Hands off our revolution!"

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Wed, 04/13/2011

Local attorney Steven Goldberg talks about being part of a recent delegation of lawyers and academics to Tunisia. The members of the group from the US, UK and Turkey have been investigating US and European complicity in human rights abuses committed by the Ben Ali regime and will be making strong recommendations to their respective governments to allow the Tunisian revolution to develop into a genuine democracy. The group wanted to show support for the revolution in Tunisia, explore the involvement of Western governments with the prior Ben-Ali regime and try to understand the changes which are happening in the Middle East. 

23:42 minutes (10.85 MB)

Opposing perspectives on U.S. role in Libya

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More Talk Radio
program date: 
Mon, 04/11/2011

Host Cecil Prescod moderates a discussion with two local peace activists who have differing opinions about the U.S. led U.N. bombing of Libya and their subsequent involvement in that country. Listeners call in.

http://www.opednews.com/articles/BACK-TO-THE-BRIDGES-by-Joe-Walsh-110330-130.html

54:52 minutes (25.12 MB)

Positively Revolting on 04-15-11 United for A Fair Economy

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Fri, 04/15/2011

Positively Revolting hosts Ani & Lyn talk about wealth and taxes with guest Brian Miller, the Executive Director of United for A Fair Economy

When it comes to taxes, not all income is created—or taxed—equal

Despite the time-honored value of rewarding hard work, our tax code gives preferential treatment to income derived from pre-existing wealth instead of income earned from work. 

LEARN MORE HERE:  faireconomy.org
 

51:28 minutes (47.12 MB)

Voices from the Edge 04-14-11 Remembering the Power of Words: An interview with Avel Gordley

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Sat, 04/16/2011

Avel Gordley was the first African American woman elected to the Oregon Senate, a distinction earned through years of struggle. Gordley's experience growing up black in the Portland of the 1950s and 1960s illuminates an important piece of city and state history as well as casting a light on "the politics of being an African American woman."

This week, Jo Ann and Dave spoke with Avel Gordley about her life as a community activist, lawmaker and educator, and about her memoir, Remembering the Power of Words, which reflects on the personal and professional challenges Gordley has faced and overcome.

54:56 minutes (50.3 MB)

Veteran's Voice on 04/15/11

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Fri, 04/15/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bob Chenowith, former prisoner of war in Hanoi

Host Marvin Simmons of Northwest Vets for Peace interviews Bob Chenoweth who was a prisoner of war in Hanoi for five years and a member of the Peace Committee while in prison. Members of the Peace Committee were deeply affected by their combat experiences and as a result reexamined their basic assumptions about the war.

Voices from the Edge on 04/14/11

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Thu, 04/14/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Remembering the Power of Words: An interview with Avel Gordley
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Remembering the Power of Words: An interview with Avel Gordley

Avel Gordley was the first African American woman elected to the Oregon Senate, a distinction earned through years of struggle. Gordley's experience growing up black in the Portland of the 1950s and 1960s illuminates an important piece of city and state history as well as casting a light on "the politics of being an African American woman."

Between the Covers on 04/14/11

Program: 
Between the Covers
Air date: 
Thu, 04/14/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Peter Mountford on his novel "A Young Man's Guide to Late Capitalism,"

Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with fiction writer Peter Mountford about his new novel "A Young Man's Guide to Late Capitalism," which tells the story of Gabriel de Boya, a recent college graduate who works for an unscrupulous hedge fund while pretending to be a freelance journalist. Mountford drew on his own experience for the book. Just out of college, he was hired to write about the economy of Ecuador for a nonprofit think tank. He later discovered that the think tank was running a hedge fund out of its back office.

Jess Walters, author of "The Financial Lives of the Poets" describes "A Young Man's GUide to Late Capitalism" as a "parable of the voracious global economy."

The Assault on Labor and ALL of America's Working Class

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Tue, 04/12/2011

Hosted by Joe Uris and Abe Proctor

What if the labor movement never happened? What if we never gained weekends or sick leave? Or lunch hours, paid vacation, health insurance? The 40-hour work week? With hundreds of union-busting bills pending across the nation, Abe and Joe return to the ongoing assault on workers.

52:17 minutes (23.93 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 04/12/11

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Tue, 04/12/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Abe and Joe survey the outbreak of union-busting legislation in the U.S.

What if the labor movement never happened? What if we never gained weekends or sick leave? Or lunch hours, paid vacation, health insurance? The 40-hour work week? With hundreds of union-busting bills pending across the nation, Abe and Joe return to the ongoing assault on workers.

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