Politics

If You Love This Planet on 06/26/09

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Fri, 06/26/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Founder of environmental non-profit research group Earth Policy Institute, Lester Brown has been describes by the Washington Post as ' one of the world's most influential thinkers'. In this interview he talks about the rise of failed states around the world, how the price of grain will in the future be linked to the price of oil, and the danger posed to civilisation if food shortages and hunger continue to increase.

Is this what Democracy looks like?

program date: 
Wed, 06/24/2009

Words can be used to communicate ideas between people, to describe things we can't point to.  Words can also be used to separate and manipulate.  This happens in our media all the time.  Remember when the prior administration talked about "spreading democracy"?  

This was a divisive choice of words - some of us think - hooray! spreading democracy! pass the popcorn!  to others, sounds a little like cultural imperialism.

58:09 minutes (39.93 MB)

One Land Many Voices

Air date: 
Fri, 06/26/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Guest hosts, Wael Elasady and Peter Miller interview Professor Norman Finkelstein about the most recent events in Palestine and Israel, Obama's June 4th speech in Cairo, and what we can learn from Gandhi.

Radiozine on 06/25/09

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Thu, 06/25/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Toni Tabora-Roberts interviews Curtis Choy about his film "Manilatown is in the Heart".  A favorite at the DisOrient film festival in April, the film is a tribute to late poet and activist Al Robles. 

In the 1970s, Robles was an activist involved in the San Francisco I-Hotel struggle, a fight which is now burned into Filipino-American civil rights history.

After a decade-long protest, many low-income elderly Manong were evicted, effectively dismantling the last enclave of downtown San Francisco's historic Manilatown community.

"Manilatown is in the Heart"will show for one night only in Portland on Friday, June 26th at the Hollywood Theater.

Flashpoints on 06/25/09

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Thu, 06/25/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

On Flashpoints, remembering the life of human rights leader and liberation theologist, Father Jean Juste, and Helen Caldicott speaks about the nuclear threat.

Revolutionary Haitian priest Father Jean-Juste died on May 27th at the age of 62. In jail and out, he preached liberation of the poor, release of prisoners, human rights for all, and a fair distribution of wealth. He constantly challenged both the powers of Haiti and the US to stop killing, starving and imprisoning the poor. He slept on the floor of his church, St. Claire, which provided meals to thousands of starving children and adults every week. Father Gerry will be missed but not forgotten by the Haitian people, and by all who embrace true democracy and justice throughout the world.

Roundtable discussion about Hawaiian sovereignty and the Akaka bill

program: 
APA Compass
program date: 
Thu, 06/04/2009

APA Compass member Elaine Cha hosts a discussion with author and professor Dr. Kēhaulani Kauanui and Native Pacific Islander and activist Angela Robinson. They discuss Hawaiian sovereignty and the Akaka Bill.

32:12 minutes (29.48 MB)

Flashpoints on 06/24/09

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Wed, 06/24/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

 Part two of a special report about the current political, social and cultural climate inside Iran.

A look at local progressive capitalists: Noble Rot and Sol Pops

program date: 
Mon, 06/22/2009

 A look at progressive capitalists
 Hosted by Abe Proctor

57:32 minutes (26.34 MB)

Flashpoints

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Tue, 06/23/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

The current political, social and cultural climate inside Iran.  Part one of a two part series featuring the hosts of KPFA's "Voices of the Middle East and North Africa".

Michelle Schroeder Fletcher interviews Fred Magdoff, co-author of "The Great Financial Crisis: Causes and Consequences".

program: 
Radiozine
program date: 
Sun, 06/21/2009

 Michelle Schroeder Fletcher interviews Fred Magdoff, co-author of "The Great Financial Crisis: Causes and Consequences".

In the fall of 2008, the United States was plunged into a financial crisis more severe than any since the Great Depression. As banks collapsed and the state scrambled to organize one of the largest transfers of wealth in history, many — including economists and financial experts — were shocked by the speed at which events unfolded. In this new book, John Bellamy Foster and Fred Magdoff offer a bold analysis of the financial meltdown, how it developed, and the implications for the future.

 

27:46 minutes (25.42 MB)
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