Politics

Dmitry Orlov

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Tue, 08/12/2008

When the Soviet Union collapsed in the late 1980’s, it took just about everybody by surprise. Pundits in the United States said it was proof of the superiority of the capitalist system but people in other parts of the world wondered whether the US could suffer the same fate. Dmitry Orlov believes that the American Dream is about to become a nightmare and he examines the similarities and differences between the US and Soviet Union in his book Reinventing Collapse. He is interviewed by Marianne Barisonek.

24:41 minutes (22.6 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 08/14/08

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Thu, 08/14/2008 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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AIDS and Race

African Americans make up 13 percent of the total U.S. population yet they represent 49 percent of HIV/AIDS cases in this country. In Oregon, where African Americans make up only 2 percent of the population, 8 percent of Oregonians diagnosed with HIV/AIDS are black. HIV/AIDS levels in the African American community are surpassing levels in several African nations currently receiving U.S. support to fight the disease.

Old Mole Variety Hour for August 11, 2008

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Sun, 08/10/2008

Hosted by Tom Becker,  this program discusses green and sustainable cities, J.M. Coetzee's South African boyhood, being distracted from important lies  by trivial ones, and how the first labor  party was born 180 years ago in Philadelphia.  To hear the whole show, click on the arrow above.  To hear the pieces separately, follow their links below:

1.  Bill Resnick and urban naturalist Mike Houck discuss green cities.

2.  Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews J.M. Coetzee's Boyhood: Scenes from a Provincial Life.

3.  Well-read Red Laurie Mercier explores political  lies--big and not-so-big. 

47:09 minutes (21.59 MB)

The First Labor Party

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Sun, 08/10/2008

Tom Becker conducts a lesson in labor history and reveals that the first labor union was formed in Philadelphia, and with it, the first labor oriented political party on August 11, 1828.  Tom reads from Moral Visions and Material Ambitions: Philadelphia Struggles to Define the Republic by A. Kristen Foster.   It was re-published in 2004 and is available at the Portland State Library. 

8:43 minutes (3.99 MB)

Well-read Red on Trivial Lies and Big Lies

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Sun, 08/10/2008

Laurie Mercier explores  how political discussions often fail to distinguish between lies that are  trivial, like John Edwards's, and lies that have global, catastrophic consequences -- like those of the Bush administration. 

7:40 minutes (3.52 MB)

Abe and Joe Talk Radio - August 12

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Mon, 08/11/2008

 Host Joe Uris leads a discusssion of environmental issues like water, air and energy with an emphasis on energy consumption in the U.S. and the world.  Of course, politics and history eek their way into the show.

We do apologize, but due to technical difficulties recording the show, the last 10 minutes of the broadcast are missing from the webcast.

 

 

44:44 minutes (40.97 MB)

Out Loud on 08/12/08

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Out Loud
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Tue, 08/12/2008 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Cascade AIDS Project guests on Out Loud

Tune in to hear from Cascade AIDS Project staff, Alison Frye, Manager of Education & Family Services, who attended the International AIDS Conference that happened in Mexico City last week.

We'll also hear about CAP programs and services, as well as what's happening nationally and in Oregon with the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Art Focus on 08/14/08

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Art Focus
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Thu, 08/14/2008 - 10:30am - 11:00am

At 10:30 Art Focus takes a break. Instead we’ll hear about the Clothesline Project, a visual display by women survivors of violence.  Guests will also discuss Women’s Equality Day coming up on Tuesday, August the 26th.

If You Love This Planet on 08/18/08

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Mon, 08/18/2008 - 11:15am - 12:00pm

Host Dr. Helen Caldicott speaks with Kevin Kamps, a radioactive waste specialist at Beyond Nuclear. He discusses the environmental and medical risks associated with low, medium and high level nuclear waste.

Between the Covers on 08/19/08

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Between the Covers
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Tue, 08/19/2008 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Host Jim Schumock interviews radio-host and author Scott Simon about his book, Windy City: A Novel of Politics. The book provides an insider's view of Chicago's urban political fray.

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