Bill Resnick offers some brief comments about Pete Seeger, addressing his past involvement with the Communist Party, but also his break from it and other advocacy. He points in the direction of worthwhile reads that go into more detail. 3:17 minutes (1.51 MB)
Frann Michel offers a Well-read Red on education in the age of neoliberalism. She outlines the historical transfers of power and responsibility for public education that have deformed the public university into a crass commercial project. From there she interrogates how this situation has led to bloated administrative staff and obcene executive salaries, but also the proletarianization of faculties and the hollowing out of professional autonomy, as well student debt. In the end, she calls for a reinvigorated movement to assert the public mission of the university.
Read the written version with links HERE.
7:08 minutes (3.27 MB)
Attorney James Buchal is a Republican running for US House of Representatives for Oregon's 3rd District. He has strong views on education, free enterprise and the Federal Government's role in our day to day affairs. Don Merrill talked with Mr. Buchal about why, if he had his way, the three layers of government; municipal, state and federal, would be scaled back by one and how, exactly, he would do it. *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon candidates for the 2014 election to share their views. A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly. 29:42 minutes (27.19 MB)
Pavel Goberman is a Democrat and Russian immigrant who is campaigning for US Senate in Oregon. He has been a fixture in the local political process as a candidate for a number of offices. And he has filed complaints and lawsuits against those he feels have wronged him. Don Merrill talked with Pavel Goberman about his views on corruption, some of Oregon's big issues and what he says Americans don't appreciate about America. *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon candidates for the 2014 election to share their views. A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly.
29:01 minutes (26.56 MB)