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Arjun Makhijani on “The Fukushima Nuclear Crisis and Its Impact on Nuclear Power in the United States”

program date: 
Sun, 06/12/2011

 Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Arjun  Makhijani, president of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, which has released a paper “The Fukushima Nuclear Crisis and Its Impact on Nuclear Power in the United States.”

57:09 minutes (65.41 MB)

More Talk Radio on 06/13/11

More Talk Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 06/13/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
PLASTIC: A Toxic Love Story

Science writer Susan Freinkel talks about her book PLASTIC: A Toxic Love Story. 

In PLASTIC, Susan traces the history of the substance, and our pervasive use of it. She writes about the good uses of plastic (IV bags, heart monitors, design concepts, etc) and the bad aspects (health concerns, danger to animals, etc). She follows the history of plastic through eight household items including the comb, credit card, and soda bottle. She visited factories in China, where women toil 60-hour weeks for $175 a month to make Frisbees. She also visited preemie wards, where the lifesaving vinyl tubes that deliver food and oxygen to premature babies may cause altered thyroid function, allergies, and liver problems later in life.

Pitch A Tent for the Right 2 Survive

Right 2 Survive
program date: 
Wed, 06/08/2011

Why is it legal to pitch a tent for leisure but not for survival on the city streets of Portland.  R2S reporters Ibrahim Mubarak and Jac Brown investigate.

59:14 minutes (54.24 MB)

Khalil Edwards from Basic Rights Oregon talks about the Gay Pride Festivities this weekend

program date: 
Wed, 06/08/2011

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

Today's guest is Khalil Edwards from Basic Rights Oregon, in to talk about this weekends's start of the Black Pride Festivities as part of the Rose Festival.

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54:44 minutes (25.06 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 06/07/11

Air date: 
Tue, 06/07/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Welcome to the Machine. The USA PATRIOT Act has been renewed for another four years.

The surveillance state ushered in under the reign of Bush the Younger was given a bipartisan imprimatur in late May when the USA PATRIOT Act was renewed for another four years. Warrantless wiretaps? You bet. Illegal searches of personal and business records? That's just how it is these days, because, you know, terrorism.

It appears that any hopes progressives may have had that President Obama would undo the Bush-era security state are unfounded. Whither from here? Abe and Joe survey the damage.

Political Perspectives on 06/08/11

Air date: 
Wed, 06/08/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
"Joint Palestinian-Israeli Popular Struggle: The Face of a Future of Peace and Equality"

Stanford University Professor of Middle East History, Joel Beinin speaks on "Joint Palestinian-Israeli Popular Struggle: The Face of a Future of Peace and Equality"

Joel Beinin is the Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History and Professor of Middle East History at Stanford.

Obama Strikes Out On Global Warming

program date: 
Mon, 06/06/2011

Tom Becker reads Bill McKibben's esssay "Obama Strikes Out on Global Warming," which tracks the unambiguous support the administration has given various carbon-intensive industries. It can be found at

6:57 minutes (6.36 MB)

Helen Keller: politically incorrect rebel girl

program date: 
Mon, 06/06/2011

Helen Keller is a beloved bleeding-heart symbol of personal perseverance, an "unmitigated American folk-hero" even, but what we hardly hear in school is that she persevered against capitalism and in solidarity with the radical left movements of her time. This short essay, read by Joe Clement and published at On This Deity, pays tribute to that legacy. At the end is a clip of a Joe Hill song, The Rebel Girl, sung by Hazel Dickens. That song can be found HERE, but note that the music is preceded by about a minute of narration.

5:12 minutes (4.77 MB)

Physicians for a National Health Program & Medicare for All

program date: 
Mon, 06/06/2011

Dr. Garrett Adams testifies to the impact that Medicare made on the populations it served when it was first implemented in the 1960s, and makes a case against medical privatization and for expanding Medicare for all. Rather than an essential feature of public management, it's suggested that private interests seeking to profit off the delivery of medical care are what create obscene bureacracy and high costs.

Dr. Adams is president of Physicians for a National Health Program and specialist in pediatric infectious epidemiology.

15:01 minutes (13.75 MB)
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