Politics

Obama, Race, and Class

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Sun, 01/18/2009

What does the Obama presidency mean, symbolically and politically, for issues of race and class?  Malik Miah comments in this article from Against the Current.  The Old Mole's Jan Haaken reads it for us. 

8:14 minutes (4.71 MB)

John Nichols from the Inauguration

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Sun, 01/18/2009

From the streets of Washington, D.C. on the eve of the Inauguration, John Nichols, a correspondent for The Nation Magazine, talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about Barack Obama and how history may drive him into more progressive action than he has foreseen.  

16:07 minutes (9.23 MB)

Inauguration Day: Obama's Chicago Roots

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Mon, 01/19/2009

S.W. Conser asks Chicago political consultant Don Rose what listeners can expect from the new Obama administration.  Chicago's rich mix of rough-and-tumble precinct politics, racial and ethnic ferment, and grassroots activism on urban and human rights issues has deeply influenced Obama's political career to date.  A longtime champion of progressive causes and candidates, Rose mentored Obama's chief campaign strategist (now senior advisor) David Axelrod, and has butted heads with chief of staff Rahm Emanuel.

28:35 minutes (26.18 MB)

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 01/20/09

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Tue, 01/20/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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More special programming on the Inauguration of Barack Obama as President of the United States.

More special programming on the Inauguration of Barack Obama as President of the United States.

Democracy Now!

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Democracy Now!
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Wed, 01/21/2009 - 11:15am - 12:00pm

Part 2 of today's special 2-hour Democracy Now program.

Veteran's Voice

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Wed, 01/21/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Northwest Vets for Peace Marvin, Bill and John speak with members of Iraq Vets Against the War, Portland.

Locus Focus

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Locus Focus
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Wed, 01/21/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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We talk about the promises Barack Obama made in his inaugural address and how we hold him to them.

The day after Barack Obama's historic inauguration as president of the United States we'll look at how much has changed in the United States and what still needs to change in the days, months and years ahead. Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein is joined by guests John Cavanagh, director of the Institute for Policy Studies, and Ajamu Barakaexecutive director of the US Human Rights Network.

Special Programming: Public Affairs

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Tue, 01/20/2009 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

More special programming on the Inauguration of Barack Obama as President of the United States.

MLK Tribute Day

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Radiozine
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Sun, 01/18/2009

A preview of today's 24th Annual Tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., "Keep Alive the Dream."

The celebration airs live until 7:00pm when Hard Knock Radio will provide more coverage.

Listen to the live audio stream here

Also Yugen Rashad speaks with local people who are in Washington for the Inauguration of Barack Obama as President. They'll talk about the meaning of today's holiday in light of the Inauguration. 

58:07 minutes (26.61 MB)

Fixing the Economy: The Right Re-Writes History

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The free market crowd, hunkered down in the economic rubble created by eight years of the nation following their policies, is desperately searching for ways to be relevant in the post-Bush world. Their answer is to persuade Americans that the biggest failure in recent U.S. history was the New Deal. In recent weeks Fox News has led this charge, with Brit Hume opining that both Left and Right agree with that conclusion (Brit apparently hasn't read any of the columns recently penned by progressive economist Paul Krugman).

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