Politics

Radiozine on 05/20/11

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Radiozine
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Fri, 05/20/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Open Reservoirs and Governments

Democracy Here: Open Reservoirs and Governments

This edition of Democracy Here explores the difference between engineered- and informed consent of the governed using the context of Portland’s current plans to take open reservoirs off-line and replacing them with new underground storage tanks.

The plan to bury the reservoirs is controversial: the city says they are forced to spend a half a billion dollars in order to comply with a federal regulation, while citizen groups say that the water bureau is fast tracking projects to the same cozy consultants who wrote the regulation and that the water bureau could work more earnestly on obtaining relief.

Radiozine on 05/20/11

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Radiozine
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Fri, 05/20/2011 - 11:30am - 11:45am
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Funding and supporting truly free energy

Robyn Shanti interviews the President of the New Energy Movement, Joel Garbon.  The New Energy Movement believes in funding and supporting truly free energy, separate from current alternative methods such as wind, solar and wave energy. www.newnenergymovement.org

Rural Organizing Project in Bend

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Wed, 05/18/2011

The Rural Organizing Project held its annual rural caucus on May 7th, in Bend Oregon.  On ths episode of Circle A Radio, we will listen to speeches from the event, hear participants in the march on Representative Greg Walden’s office, and talk to individual members of Rural Organizing Project about building community, and organizing.

58:43 minutes (53.76 MB)

More Talk Radio on 05/23/11

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More Talk Radio
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Mon, 05/23/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Social Security: Beyond the Doom and Gloom

Host Celeste Carey interviews Max Richtman, Executive VP/Acting CEO of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare.

Richtman says, “It’s important that Americans understand the [just-released] 2011 Trustees Report which confirms that Social Security and Medicare continue to fulfill their mission, providing retirement and health security to millions still suffering during the worst economic crisis of a generation. Beyond the doom-and-gloom news headlines and calls to cut these programs in order to ‘save’ them, the fiscal facts in this annual report show that Social Security has a $2.6 trillion surplus which continues to grow."

Alternative Radio on 05/24/11

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Alternative Radio
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Tue, 05/24/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Howard Zinn – Just & Unjust Wars (lecture)

Howard Zinn – Just & Unjust Wars (lecture)

From ancient Athens to 21st century America, the rhetoric is the same. When "the dogs of war" are set loose, there is a cascade of jingoistic platitudes and cliches. We want peace. When we fight a war, it is just. We are good. The enemy is evil. We are victims seeking justice. We are making the world safe for democracy. And if they were honest they'd add, We are making the world safe for lexical and moral hypocrisy. Erasmus, the great 16th century philosopher monk, said of war, "There is nothing more wicked, more disastrous, more widely destructive, more loathsome." He then added that war was useful to a government for it enabled it to extend its power over citizens.

Political Perspectives on 05/25/11

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Wed, 05/25/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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THE BEGINNING OF THE NUCLEAR AGE

From TUC Radio's timeless archives - remastered
Iain Boal: THE BEGINNING OF THE NUCLEAR AGE
Enrico Fermi and Henry Moore

Recovery Zone on 05/25/11

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Recovery Zone
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Wed, 05/25/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Paul Stanford on petition drive for Oregon Cannibis Tax Act 2012

 Will Oregon be the first state to end the prohibition of cannabis?  Host Stephanie Potter speaks with Paul Stanford, Chief Petitioner for Initiative Number 9  which is the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act 2012. This initiative would regulate the legal sale of marijuana to adults through state-licensed stores, allow adults to grow their own, license Oregon farmers to grow marijuana for state-licensed stores, and allow unlicensed Oregon farmers to grow cannabis hemp for fuel, fiber and food. Initiative organizers have until July 7, 2012 to gather 90,000 registered Oregon voters' signatures to qualify for the November 6, 2012 ballot. 

Fight the Empire on 05/19/11

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Fight the Empire
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Thu, 05/19/2011 - 9:30am - 10:00am
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Permanent-war, American-style

Host Per Fagereng speaks with historian and retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel William J. Astore about his latest TomDispatch post in which he takes up permanent-war, American-style, and its eerie similarity to “enlightened” wars fought by European monarchs centuries ago.

Open Reservoirs and LT2 in 12 Minutes

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Mon, 05/16/2011


This special 12 minute express edition of DemocracyHere! explores Portland's plan to spend $500 million dollars to take our open reservoirs off line are replace them with new underground tanks and features:

Interviews with public health and infectious disease specialists;

11:50 minutes (10.83 MB)

Alternative Radio on 05/17/11

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Alternative Radio
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Tue, 05/17/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Glenn Greenwald – Shredding the Constitution

Glenn Greenwald – Shredding the Constitution (lecture)

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