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Radiozine on 02/18/11

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Radiozine
Air date: 
Fri, 02/18/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Building A Powerful Left in the United States

Building A Powerful Left in the United States

Part One of a special series produced at KPFK by Alan Minsky with featured speakers and guests Delores Huerta, Anthony Arnove, Stephen Duncombe, Bill Fletcher, and Stanley Aronowitz.

Informing this series is the sense that three years into the gravest economic crisis since the Great Depression, the vast majority of Americans have no significant political movement that truly represents their interests.
 

Movie Moles: "The Garden"

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program date: 
Mon, 02/14/2011

A 14 acre community garden in South Central Los Angeles, established after the riots of 1992, under threat from developers: that's the situation described in the documentary film The Garden, reviewed here by Movie Moles Denise Morris and Jan Haaken.   

 

11:34 minutes (6.62 MB)

Egypt's Army Consolidating Its Power

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Mon, 02/14/2011

 Further analysis of the role of the Egyptian Army in the ongoing revolutionary changes in Egypt, from the blog Lenin's Tomb, read here by Joe Clement.  

7:17 minutes (4.17 MB)

Stephen Zunes on Egypt

program date: 
Mon, 02/14/2011

What are the prospects for realizing the goals of the Egyptian revolutionaries as the military takes over?  What will the people need to do to make sure the old order is not re-established with only cosmetic changes?   Stephen Zunes has published widely on the Middle East, and he talks here with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about Egypt's future.   

17:50 minutes (10.21 MB)

Žižek on Egypt and Democracy

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Mon, 02/14/2011

 Philosopher and social critic Slavoj Žižek has been following events in Egypt with an eye to their historical signficance.  In this commentary, read by the Old Mole's Joe Clement, Žižek analyzes the Egyptian revolution's commitment to universal democratic values and social justice.

6:45 minutes (3.87 MB)

Alternative Radio on 02/15/11

Program: 
Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Tue, 02/15/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Whistleblower Wendell Potter on Whistleblowing: Health Insurance

Wendell Potter - Whistleblowing: Health Insurance (lecture)

Friends of Prison Pipeline

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Prison Pipeline
program date: 
Mon, 01/31/2011

For tonight's special one hour membership show, we bring you some excerpts of friends that have visited Prison Pipeline.

39:32 minutes (15.83 MB)

Burma Today; the Interview with author Edith Mirante

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A Deeper Look
program date: 
Thu, 02/10/2011

 Burma Today is home to arguably the world's tightest contolled dictatorship!

 Last November, just days after the much disputed National Elections were held, the Military Dictatorship of what it calls Myanmar released Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Ky. In January the newly seated Parliament appointed the new President. What do these developments mean about democracy in Burma. My Guest is Edith Mirante author and the founder of Project Maje an educational project on human rights and enviromental issues in Burma.

30:44 minutes (21.11 MB)

Voices from the Edge 02-10-11 Rethinking Psychiatry

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Thu, 02/10/2011

Rethinking psychiatry: a conversation with Robert Whitaker about a more compassionate mental health system

Our treatment of those in emotional distress manifests itself everyday. Too many Oregonians struggling with mental health issues can be found heavily medicated and warehoused. Or, they are turned out onto the streets to become the victims of crime or institutional violence as in the case of James Chasse. This is an issue that goes beyond public policy reform. It is one that calls for a fundamental reexamination of the "broken brain" model of psychiatry upon which those policies are based.

54:46 minutes (50.15 MB)
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