Like their national counterparts, our local media is in a tailspin. The Oregonian is cutting more than 60 reporters from its newsroom. Television and radio news has been reduced to weather reports and traffic accidents. Developments on the internet hold promise, but right now is more opinion and little solid local reporting. How can our democratic institutions thrive if our citizens can't found out what is happening in their community.
Host Nora Barrows Friedman speaks with Iraq and Afghanistan war resisters from the U.S. about their meetings with Israeli refuseniks about resistance to militarism. And 3 mayors from El Salvador’s F-M-L-N Party talk about the challenges in their country.
Former economic hit man John Perkins talks about "Hoodwinked;" journalist and author John Ross talks about his new book "El Monstruo: Dread and Redemption in Mexico City," a report on a massive walk-out and strike by UC Berkeley students against rising fees and privatized education and live music by Northwest singer-songwriter Jim Page.
Like their national counterparts, our local media is in a tailspin. The Oregonian is cutting more than 60 reporters from its newsroom. Television and radio news has been reduced to weather reports and traffic accidents. Developments on the internet hold promise, but right now is more opinion and little solid local reporting.
Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now, speaks with KBOO's Kathleen Stephenson about the importance of independent media, the stories of grassroots activists included in her new book, "Breaking the Sound Barrier; and her upcoming benefit for KBOO at the Bagdad Theatre.
Host Per Fagereng speaks with investigative journalist and writer Mike Ruppert, whose books include "Crossing the Rubicon" and "A Presidential Energy Policy". They talk about the new film, "Collapse." which features Mike Ruppert discussing his life and his work on peak oil issues.
This show is hosted by Tom Becker (pictured here), and covers this variety of topics: What has to happen to include jobs in the economic recovery (it's not happening now); a new film about Hip Hop culture spanning the distance between Portland and Sierra Leone; how stories about PTSD and psychiatry are being used to protect the planners of war from the guilt and trauma of war; and Elizabeth Strout's pulitzer prize book of fiction Olive Kitteridge.