Veteran journalist Reese Erlich discussed his experience by actually talking (imagine!) to some of the people vilified by our government as terrorists. His new book is Conversations with Terrorists: Middle East Leaders on Politics, Violence and Empire.
Ethnic breakfast soups; Soup Cycle; Frugal Soup; The Evolution of Campbell's Soups
Our January Food Show oh-so soup-centric! We'll begin with the first meal of the day, chatting about porridges and ethnic soups for breakfast with Paul Gerald and Nick Zukin. Gerald is the author of Breakfast in Bridgetown. Zukin, of ExtraMSG.com, wrote the section on Mexican and Asian breakfasts.
Want the soup delivered to you? Soup Cycle delivers homemade soup by bicycle in Portland and Corvallis. Laura interviews Soup Cycle co-founder Shauna Lambert and shadows Corvallis cyclist Kim Thackray on her SoupCycle delivery route.
It's lawmakers and lawmen! First, Dave & Jo Anne talked with State Senator Jackie Dingfelder about the challenges facing the legislature and governor. Then they took a look at Police Chief Mike Reese's comments on the rash of recent officer-involved shoots. As always, listeners called in and shared their views.
Jo Ann Bowman is a former state legislator, former executive director of Oregon Action, and a long-time leader in the struggle for racial and economic justice.
Trafic engineers explain how our streets and their design end up working-- or not-- for cyclists.
This month on the Bike Show we're exploring how our streets and their design end up working (or not) for cyclists. Our guests include traffic engineers Rob Birchfield and Peter Koonce from the City of Portland and Jim Peters of DKS Associates Transportation Solutions to talk about where bikes fit into how our roads are shaped, their work on projects like the Broadway/Weidler couplet, and how they're working to shape how our roads, lights, and signals will look in the future.
It's no secret that for progressives, the Obama administration has been a mixed bag. A number of landmark accomplishments seem diminished in light of what they might have been, had the President and his Congressional majority had the backbone to challenge the prerogatives of the wealthy.
Joe, back from vacation, joins Abe to discuss the accomplishments of the Obama administration thus far -- and suggest how the President might chart a bolder tack in the future.