War & Peace

If You Love This Planet on 07/20/09

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Mon, 07/20/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Ellen Augustine and Barry Hermanson are Californian residents who have started a campaign to alert fellow citizens to the gross overspending of the US military budget.

Their campaign, called Not My Priorities, centers on educating people through a simple pie chart about the discrepancy in spending on the Pentagon versus all other areas in the national budget.

Hermanson, who founded the campaign was a Green Party candidate for congress in California's 12th Congressional District. Augustine also ran for the US congress, and founded four non-profit organisations. This is an inspiring interview with two people who believe Americans can harness their democratic process, and really make a difference.

Voices from the Edge on 07/16/09

Air date: 
Thu, 07/16/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
What's the future of community media? A discussion with Erik Mollberg and Phil Busse

As recent events in Iran have shown, technology has given ordinary people the power to inform neighbors down the street and strangers halfway around the world about important events regardless of government censorship or corporate media indifference. "Community media" - citizen-operated print, broadcast and digital technologies - is filling the information needs of a growing number of Americans.

Locus Focus on 07/15/09

Program: 
Locus Focus
Air date: 
Wed, 07/15/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

This morning on Locus Focus, guest host Trillium Shannon speaks with members of the Portland Central America Solidarity Committee (PCASC), about the history of solidarity work, current events and trends in Latin America, and how local communities are responding.

The Secret Surveillance Program, and the Health Care Bill

program date: 
Mon, 07/13/2009

 Hosted by: Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

57:12 minutes (26.19 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 07/14/09

Air date: 
Tue, 07/14/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Abe takes a look at the breaking story of the Bush-era "surveillance program" that Cheney ordered the CIA to keep secret from Congress. That would be Vice-president Cheney, who has Constitutional authority over exactly nothing. Also, Jerry Flanagan returns with an update on the health care bill making its way through Congress.

The July 13 Old Mole Variety Hour

program date: 
Sun, 07/12/2009

 

Hosted by Laurie Mercier (pictured here) and featuring music by activist folk-singer Anne Feeney, this program discusses what Obama's experience as a community organizer  might mean for him as President; the role of science in the law; Hurt Locker, the movie about defusing bombs in Iraq; and the bad job  the mainstream press is doing on the military coup in Honduras.  

53:57 minutes (30.87 MB)

Movie Moles: "The Hurt Locker"

program date: 
Sun, 07/12/2009

 The Hurt Locker follows a US military bomb squad in Iraq as they face harrowing situations.  Our Movie Moles Frann Michel and Jan Haaken discuss how the film works to position its viewers on the side of the US occupation, and they ask Can there really be an anti-war film?  The Hurt Locker will be shown at the Hollwood Theater in Portland on Monday, July 20  followed by a discussion with the director Kathryn Bigelow. This is a benefit for the Portland Oregon Women's Film Festival.

11:22 minutes (6.5 MB)

If You Love This Planet on 07/13/09

Air date: 
Mon, 07/13/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

An interview with professor Lawrence Wittner, an award-winning American historian who has written extensively on peace movements and foreign policy.

Wittner is the author of seven books, including his most recent: Confronting the Bomb: A Short History of the World Nuclear Disarmament Movement, published by Stanford University Press in 2009.

Wittner is a Professor of History at the State University of New York/Albany.

Positively Revolting on 07/10/09

Air date: 
Fri, 07/10/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Theresa Mitchell discusses the financial crisis with Les Leopold, author of The Looting of America. Call in with questions and comments at 503-231-8187.

The Looting of America
How could the best and brightest (and most highly paid) in finance crash the global economy and then get us to bail them out as well? What caused this mess in the first place? Housing? Greed? Dumb politicians? What can Main Street do about it?

Political Perspectives

Air date: 
Wed, 07/08/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

We honor the life of Bonnie Tinker, with an interview about her life, from 2006. This interview is from the program "Spirit In Action", produced by Mark Helpsmeet, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

(From Portland Indymedia)Rest In Peace Bonnie Tinker

Bonnie Tinker, a well-loved and much-respected Portland activist, was killed on Thursday, July 2, in an accident on the campus of Virginia Tech University. She was attending a conference of the Religious Society of Friends (Quaker). Bonnie was killed while bicycling on campus when a Mack dump truck turned into her.

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