Politics

Political Perspectives on 03/31/09

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Tue, 03/31/2009 - 9:00am - 9:30am

Host Per Fagereng speaks with Avigail Abarbanel, a former Israeli soldier who now lives in Australia. She says her army experience turned her into a pacifist. She is the Canberra director of Deir Yassin Remembered. She is a psychotherapist in Canberra.

Flashpoints on 03/20/09

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Flashpoints
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Fri, 03/20/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Palestinian Legislator Mustafa Barghouti speaks about Avigdor Lieberman's appointment as Israel's Foreign Minister.

Alternative Radio on 03/25/09

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Alternative Radio
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Wed, 03/25/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Tenzin Tsundue - Free Tibet (interview)

Tenzin Tsundue is a poet, writer, author and a noted activist for Tibetan freedom. He is widely regarded as a leading voice of the Tibetan exile community. His book "Kora" is in its fifth edition and has been translated into several languages. His poems and essays appear in the Indian media as well as various publications around the world.

Tibet is the inspiration behind the idea of Shangri la, paradise on earth. Scholars can debate the veracity of that. But today Tibet, in the words of the Dalai Lama, its spiritual leader, is "hell on earth" and "these 50 years have brought untold suffering and destruction to the land and people of Tibet. Today, the religion, culture, language and identity, which successive generations of Tibetans have
considered more precious than their lives, are nearing extinction." The Nobel Peace Prize winner spoke on March 10, 2009 in Dharamsala, India, the Himalayan hill town that is the seat of the Tibetan government in exile. Tibetans outside of China and their supporters held rallies around the world to mark the 50th anniversary of the failed revolt against Chinese rule. The Chinese military crushed the rebellion, forcing the Dalai Lama to flee to India.

Political Perspectives

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Tue, 03/24/2009 - 9:00am - 9:30am

Host Linda Olson Osterlund speaks with journalist and historian Andy Worthington, author of The Guantanamo Files: The Stories of the 759 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison."For the first time there is a definitive Guantanomo prisoner list. Andy discisses this just released list and answers the question, "Where have released prisoners gone? Also who's locked up and under what conditions?"

Political Perspectives on 03/24/09

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Tue, 03/24/2009 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Host Emily Young interviews Joel Berg, author of "All You Can Eat: How Hungry is America?"

In his new book Joel Berg looks at the growing number of people who are hungry in America. He  takes to task politicians who remain inactive; the media, which ignores hunger except during holidays and hurricanes; and the food industry, which makes fattening, artery-clogging fast food more accessible to the nation’s poor than healthy fare. He even chides organic food gurus such as Michael Pollan and Alice Waters for saying that the recent increase in food costs is a positive development, an assertion Berg deems to be class biased.

Flashpoints on 03/19/09

Program: 
Flashpoints
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Thu, 03/19/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Catherine Austin Fitts on the A.I.G. Bailout and Controversial Bonuses.

Catherine Austin Fitts is the president of Solari, Inc., the publisher of The Solari Report and managing member of Solari Investment Advisory Services, LLC.  She served as Assistant Secretary of Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in the first Bush Administration. 

Action on Single-Payer

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Sun, 03/15/2009

Why we need single-payer health insurance and how to get it.  

Russell Mokhiber, ace crime reporter for Multinational Monitor talks about the crimes of the private insurance companies and how a new activist organization, Single Payer Action, is going to get Single Payer recognized as a serious option in the planning for universal coverage going on in Washington.  

16:18 minutes (9.33 MB)

More Talk Radio

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More Talk Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 03/23/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Diana Butler Bass, author of "A People's History of Christianity," about Christianity and social justice work.

Diana Butler Bass is an author, speaker, and independent scholar specializing in American religion and culture. Her six books including the best-selling Christianity for the Rest of Us, The Practicing Congregation: Imagining a New Old Church and her most recent, A People’s History of Christianity, a history of Christian spirituality and social justice, scheduled for March 2009 release from Harper One. From 2002 to 2006, she was the Project Director of a national Lilly Endowment funded study of mainline Protestant vitality—a project featured in Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times. She serves on the board of directors of the Beatitudes Society, and participates as an advisor for Emergent Village and Synagogue 3000. She is part of Sojourner’s Red Letter Christians and is a regular contributor to the God’s Politics blog on Beliefnet.

www.dianabutlerbass.com

Political Perspectives on 03/19/09

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Thu, 03/19/2009 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Host Per Fagereng speaks with Saul Landau, scholar, author, commentator, and filmmaker on foreign and domestic policy issues. He has been a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies since 1972. He has written 13 books, thousands of newspaper and magazine articles and reviews and made more than 40 films and TV programs on social, political, economic and historical issues.  He is Professor Emeritus at Cal Poly Pomona University. They'll discuss two recent articles by Mr. Landau, "Capitalism has Failed: Face the Facts," and "Israeli Policy Gives Jews a Bad Name." They will also touch on the recent elections in El Salvadore.   www.ips-dc.org/staff/saul

Air Cascadia on 03/18/09

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Air Cascadia
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Wed, 03/18/2009 - 10:00am - 10:15am

Air Cascadia Special, Wednesday, March 18th:   Chris Andreae interviews  Vandana Shiva at the recent Organicology Conference in Portland.

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