Politics

Bread and Roses on 06/05/09

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Bread and Roses
Air date: 
Fri, 06/05/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Discussion with film makers Vassiliki Katrivanou and Bushra Azzouz
In the spring of 2004, Maria, a Greek Cypriot, and Zehra, a Turkish Cypriot, cross to opposite sides of the green line, which has divided Cyprus since the war of 1974, to visit family homes they have not seen for thirty years. Thus begins the personal journey of these women haunted by war and pain, but searching for reconciliation and common ground. On the eve of the U.N. referendum to reunite the divided island, many buried stories from the past emerge.

Fight the Empire

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Short Description: 
Connecting history with the latest world events
with Per Fagereng

We live in an empire that began 500 years ago with the European conquest of the Americas. This program looks at how the empire permeates our lives.

 

What are we doing in the world? What are we doing to the world?

George Kennan was an influential US diplomat during the Cold War years. It was he who devised the containment strategy against the Soviet Union (as opposed to a more aggressive rollback policy). In February 1948 Kennan presented a document to President Truman, Presidential Policy Statement #23, which includes the following:

Prog Audio

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News & Public Affairs

An Evil, Evil Man

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sun, 05/31/2009

AN EVIL, EVIL MAN - Starring the voice of Richard Bruce Cheney, this audio peice involves a former vice-president accused of torture and war crimes who appears again on the air waves for even more fear mongering.  A collage of scary sounds and creepy pronouncements from an evil, evil man. 

15:51 minutes (14.51 MB)

Our Little Mayor Part 3

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sun, 05/31/2009

Our Little Mayor Part 3 - Catch up on the latest adventures of Our Little Mayor Slam Assbuns and his problems with the media hounding him for consensual sex with another adult... This peice involves car crashes, 12-lane highway bridges, and a new soccor stadium.  Written and produced by G Violetta

16:54 minutes (15.47 MB)

El Salvador Inaugurates Leftist President

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Sun, 05/31/2009

The Central American nation of El Salvador inaugurated its first leftist President in decades today, amidst great fanfare and nationwide celebrations.

KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with Samantha Alloy, with the Portland branch of the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador, about the importance of today’s inauguration, and local solidarity actions in Portland:

 
6:39 minutes (6.1 MB)

US Buys Large Stake in General Motors

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Sun, 05/31/2009

General Motors filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in New York today.

 The move comes as part of an Obama plan to downsize the automaker to a manageable size and grants a majority ownership stake to the federal government.

Many citizens feel concern over the government’s new property. KBOO’s Peter Shoaf investigates:

 
3:18 minutes (3.02 MB)

Flashpoints on 06/02/09

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Tue, 06/02/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Former P-L-O advisor Diana Bhuttu on how the Palestinian Authority is subcontracting the Israeli Occupation, an interview about upcoming hearings in the San Francisco 8 case, and a Jewish Canadian activist talks about being dropped from a major art exhibit because of her anti-Zionist activities.

Fight the Empire on 06/04/09

Program: 
Fight the Empire
Air date: 
Thu, 06/04/2009 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Host Per Fagereng starts his new program "Fight the Empire" with an interview with journalist Pepe Escobar on Pakistan, Afghanistan and "Pipelineistan."

Pepe Escobar is the roving correspondent for Asia Times and an analyst for the Real News.

Israel and the Middle East

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program date: 
Sun, 05/31/2009

With two new administrations in Israel and the US, what are the chances for change in the direction of less conflict in the Middle East?  The Old Mole's Bill Resnick talks with Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies, where you can find many articles by her.  

15:44 minutes (9 MB)

Do we need a new civil rights unit? An inteview with Attorney General John Kroger

program date: 
Wed, 05/27/2009

John Kroger wants to be an activist attorney general. Since being sworn in, he’s taken on predatory lenders, challenged the LNG terminal, and headed up the investigation of Mayor Sam Adams. Now he’s asking lawmakers to fund a new civil rights unit so he can sue Oregon companies that break our state’s civil rights laws.

56:39 minutes (45.39 MB)
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