Politics

Robert Dreyfuss

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Thu, 08/14/2008
An interview with Robert Dreyfuss
On issues related to US presence in the Middle East: Iraq, Iran, and beyond 
 
Thursday August 14th, 6 pm
43:34 minutes (39.9 MB)

Voices of the Middle East on 08/14/08

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Thu, 08/14/2008 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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An interview with Robert DreyfussOn issues related to US presence in the Middle East: Iraq, Iran, an

For nearly fifteen years, Robert Dreyfuss has worked as an independent journalist who specializes in magazine features, profiles, and investigative stories in the areas of politics and national security. In 2001, he was profiled as a leading investigative journalist by the Columbia Journalism Review, and two of his articles have won awards from The Washington Monthly. In 2003, Dreyfuss was awarded Project Censored’s first prize for a story on the role of oil in U.S.

Wrecking Crew: Thomas Frank on Washington Corruption

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Radiozine
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Wed, 08/13/2008

On the  Aug 14, Thursday, 10 am Radiozine, Michelle Schroeder Fletcher interviews Thomas Frank, the author of What's the Matter with KansasThey discuss his new book, The Wrecking Crew, in which Frank examines the blundering and corrupt Washington created by politicians who reserve their favors for the rich.

27:47 minutes (12.72 MB)

Interview: Andy Worthington on the Salim Hamdan's Guantanamo Trial

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Wed, 08/13/2008

    Host Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews guest Andy Worthington, author of The Guantanamo Files: The Stories of The 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison.They discuss the trial of Salim Hamdan, a driver for Osama Bin Laden. What did we learn from this , the first United States war crimes trial since WWII.  More from Andy Worthington can be found at www.andyworthington.co.uk/

28:47 minutes (26.36 MB)

Dmitry Orlov

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Radiozine
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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)
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