War & Peace

"Captive: My Time As A Prisoner of the Taliban" Heroic tale or Fraud?

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A Deeper Look
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Thu, 07/22/2010

Join host, Linda Olson-Osterlund for a probing interview with author Jere Van Dyk about his new book. Over the years Van Dyk, who was raised in the Portland area, has been a reporter for CBS news, the New York Times, National Geographic and much more. He wrote the book, In Afghanistan: An American Odyssey based on travels in the 1980's and later served as a front man for the National Security Council in Washington DC. You can view him on the web at the Big Think or on CSPAN.

28:11 minutes (25.81 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 07/27/10

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Tue, 07/27/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Are the Afghanistan revelations this generation's Pentagon Papers?

A leak of classified military documents about the War in Afghanistan brings up serious issues about the U.S. military's mission there, and begs a simple, direct question: Isn't it time to leave?

Plus, a surprise videotaped appearance by President Obama at the Netroots Nation conference leads Abe to ponder the president's track record to date.

KBR Lawsuit Immunity

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Evening News
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Tue, 07/13/2010

3:41 minutes (3.38 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 07/22/2010

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Thu, 07/22/2010

This week on Voices from the Edge, Jo Ann and Dave ask the question "Are the good guys ahead?" Local progressive may be feeling a bit down over the direction of local and state politics lately. City Hall seems more disconnected than ever from the world in which most Portlanders live. Earlier this week, city council voted 4-1 (Commissioner Fritz abstaining) to put a new bond measure before voters for a new communications system and other equipment for the Fire Bureau. With so many city services taking hits - and at least on other proposed bond measure being put on hold because of the economy - should there have been a community discussion about whether this measure could wait? Oregon's gubernatorial race - "Doc vs.

55:18 minutes (50.63 MB)

Golden Leaf - author presentation by Kilong Ung

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The Lecture Room
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Fri, 07/23/2010

Recorded June 5th, 2010 at St. Johns Booksellers in North Portland.

Kilong Ung, author of "Golden Leaf" on his story of surviving the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia 1975-1979.

57:36 minutes (52.73 MB)

Press**Watch: Seafloor explosions, USS Washington at Pusan

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Oil and methane are bursting from the seabed near BP's well.

Be sure to bookmark the live BP feed at the bottom of this post.

--theresa

Radiozine on 07/23/10

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Radiozine
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Fri, 07/23/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Golden Leaf, A Khmer Rouge Genocide Survivor

Kilong Ung, author of the memoir, "Golden Leaf, A Khmer Rouge Genocide Survivor," speaks about his life and his incredible journey from the Khmer Rouge killing fields to the Rotary Club of Portland and the fellowship of the Royal Rosarians, through minefields, rockets, bullets, refugee camps, and Reed College. The term "golden leaf" means a survivor of a heinous act against humanity, especially genocide.

He was recorded at a reading at St John's Books by KBOO's Mel Reslor.

A Deeper Look on 07/22/10

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A Deeper Look
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Thu, 07/22/2010 - 9:30am - 10:00am
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Interview: Jere Van Dyk; Journalist or Fraus

"Captive: My Time As A Prisoner of the Taliban" Heroic tale or Fraud?

Join host, Linda Olson-Osterlund for a probing interview with author Jere Van Dyk about his new book. Over the years Van Dyk, who was raised in the Portland area, has been a reporter for CBS news, the New York Times, National Geographic and much more. He wrote the book, In Afghanistan: An American Odyssey based on travels in the 1980's and later served as a front man for the National Security Council in Washington DC.

The new book is filled with inconsistencies and lacks adequate corroboration. Was he even a captive? You be the judge.

 

 

Voices from the Edge on 07/15/2010

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Thu, 07/15/2010

Portland City Council voted 3-2 this morning to let police unit commanders have a vote in certain cases before the new police review board.  Does this make the new board "structurally flawed" or does it increase accountability as commissioners supporting the change claim? Voices from the Edge Hosts Dave Mazza and Jo Ann talk about this new development. 

54:50 minutes (50.21 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 07/20/10

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Tue, 07/20/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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With Joe on vacation, Abe checks in on the fracas between the NAACP and the Teabaggers.

This just in: some members of the Tea Party movement have said racist things in public, and displayed racist slogans and images at public events. This is apparently completely acceptable in conservative circles. What's not acceptable, it seems, is pointing out the public racism when it happens.

A dustup between the NAACP and the Tea Party movement throws the racist streak in modern conservatism into stark, ugly relief. It's the next chapter in a sordid tale that predates our Republic. But the good news? The Tea Party's visible virulence is proof that things are getting better.

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