Clarifying last week's remarks on our new president
Several listeners have let us know that they thought we were too hard on President Obama last week. Give him a break, they said. He's only been on the job a little while.
This week we aim to clear the air. Let's start by saying unequivocally that we're still in the president's camp, emphatically so. But we're still going to do what we said we would during the campaign -- call for Obama to do the right thing.
A special program for Black History Month - "Texts of Resistance." How did slaves resist their oppression ? We hear a discussion of three literary works that explore what it means to resist and to survive.
Hosted by Bill Resnick, this show features Afrobeat music by Fela Kuti and a conversation about Kuti's life and work. The show leads off with a critique of the economic stimulus plan: "insufficient, ineffective, ill-conceived" are the words of economist Michael Perlman. Well-read Red Frann Michel reviews how people of color and immigrants are faring in, and even being blamed for, the economic crisis. We hear from another economist about urban agriculture in Havana and other Cuban cities. To hear the whole show, use the arrow above. To hear individual pieces, and for more information and links, follow the links below.
Howard Wade, lead guitarist of Portland's Sons of Bernard, sits in with host Laurie Sonnenfeld as they explore folk music and musicians of the early 60s who were drawn to the scene in Greenwich Village.
The Dicentra Collective is based in Portland, OR. They are 7 individuals who are collectively committed to create radical communities of care, networks of support, and movements based on relationship building. Tonight on Circle A Radio we talk with the members of Dicentra Collective about their beginnings, their workshops, their ideas for radical caregiving, and more. Stay Tuned.