Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey discuss the role of technology in modern society and the effect it has had on personal connections.
In light of the recent death of Gil Scott-Heron, Celeste Carey asks: Do we respond anymore to the meaningful exchange we had with protest singers when we heard their songs? Has Tweeting in the digital age replaced it and is it as effective?
Inspired by Arwyn Arising's blog 'Raising My Boychick' (http://www.raisingmyboychick.com/) Cecil Prescod discusses gender roles, the idea of gender assignment, and raising a child without an imposed gender.
Host Per Fagereng interviews Professor Zaher Wahab and journalist Gareth Porter about Afghanistan, Obama's announcement about troops there, and the future of the country.
Zaher Wahab is Professor of Education at Lewis and Clark College and a native of Afghanistan. Dr. Wahab served as senior advisor to the Minister of Higher Education in Afghanistan 2002-2006 and as a visiting researcher-professor in a masters degree program for teacher education faculty from Afghanistan’s 16 teacher training colleges 2007-2010. He has been spending about four months annually in that country since 2002. He just returned from three months in Afghanistan.
Host Carlos Chavez interviews social rights activist and co-founder of the Brown Berets in Los Angeles, Carlos Montes. His house was raided by the FBI on May 17th of this year and was the most recent in a string of raids and subpoenas on activists and labor union members throughout the country. They discuss these recent accounts of repression by the FBI as well as past experiences. Carlos Montes is facing firearm charges and is due for another court appearance on July 6th.
Mr. President: With Joe on leave, Abe looks at the 7-decade growth of executive power in the U.S.
It's been nearly 70 years since the U.S. Congress has declared war. The current administration has enshrined anddeepened the surveillance state first ushered in under the auspices of the Cold War and the War on Drugs, and then imposed under G.W. Bush's War on Terror. Once-inviolable rights to counsel, swift trial, due process, security from search and seizure, and habeas corpus have been rendered insubstantial.
Bill and Brad discuss Ewan McColl, the radical folk-singer/song-writer from England and the impact of his ballads on raising political awareness around the world. Before that, Brad reflects on the last three years he's been doing these segments with the Old Mole and the importance of KBOO in general.
Brian of voices for creative non-violence describes the surreal and no less traumatic situation where drone-pilots operate their weapons from thousands of miles away while soaking up more of the bloody imagery. Brian argues that drone warfare is prefered because it makes war low-profile and seemingly cleann. When the drones can be deployed without judicial oversight to execute anyone the President orders, the nature of international law is made just as precarious. Brian also suspects the drones are making war more likely by lowering the cost for war, making it easier to chose war.