A look at the current state of recovery from Katrina in New Orleans
Air Cascadia is off today. Flashpoints features a special on "New Orleans Five Years after Hurricane Katrina." We'll hear a series of interviews with community activists and organizers who have been struggling to rebuild the city. Flashpoints also interviews New Orleans based reporter and author Jordan Flaherty.
Will Portland's new police chief fire the officer responsible for fatally shooting Aaron Campbell? The city's independent review board recommended that action, but will Chief Reese - as well as his boss, Mayor Sam Adams - oppose the Portland Police Association?
The late Daniel Schorr, the last of Edward R. Murrow's legendary CBS News team
Daniel Schorr – The Reagan Legacy (lecture)
The Reagan era casts its shadow into today. Much of the reputation of the 40th president has been carefully crafted and edited. Daniel Schorr was there covering the Reagan presidency. He has some trenchant observations about Reagan, his policies, and their impact and influence.
Daniel Schorr was the last of Edward R. Murrow's legendary CBS News team. He covered Europe and the Soviet Union in the 1950s and 1960s. In 1972 he was CBS' chief Watergate correspondent. His reporting on the scandal earned him three Emmy Awards. He joined National Public Radio in the mid-1980s. He was Senior News Analyst for NPR until his death at the age of 93 on July 23, 2010.
Air Cascadia is off today. Hear Flashpoints beginning at 10AM. Today's program features a special recording of Peruvian American rapper and political activist Immortal Technique speaking to at-risk youth.
The Teabaggers -- noisy, bigoted and ignorant, but basically harmless, right? And if we're lucky, they'll hijack the Republican Party and nominate a bunch of un-electable loons. The best thing the Teabaggers can do is to keep making asses of themselves in public.
Host Per Fagereng interviews journalist Pepe Escobar about Afghanistan.
Pepe Escobar, born in Brazil, is the roving correspondent for Hong Kong/Thailand-based Asia Times and analyst for Toronto/Washington-based The Real News. He is the author of "Globalistan: How the Globalized World is Dissolving into Liquid War"; "Red Zone Blues: a Snapshot of Baghdad during the Surge"; and "Obama does Globalistan."
Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans five years ago this week. Katrina's impact went beyond the loss of life and property to reveal deeply rooted attitudes about race many Americans thought had withered away. Jo Ann and Dave talked about the various aspects of Katrina's impacts, including the permanent displacement of over 100,000 residents, the reshaping of the city and the federal indictments against the New Orleans police.
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