War & Peace

The Politics of PTSD

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Mon, 11/23/2009

 Is PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) a useful concept  for thinking about how people deal with a society saturated in violence?   What is gained by using it to treat soldiers suffering from the results of battle mayhem?  Can it be extended  to understand women in abusive relationships, or children growing up in a police state?  Two mental health professionals discuss the history of the concept, its usefulness and its limits -- the Old Mole's  Jan Haaken and  Rebecca Hyman, a student of  trauma  theory.   

19:53 minutes (11.38 MB)

The Yes Men Fix The World

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Radiozine
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Mon, 11/23/2009

 Host Linda Olson Osterlund speaks with one of the Yes Men. The Yes Men often pose as powerful people as a form of protest.  Their new movie “The Yes Men Fix the World” is showing at Cinema 21 this week.

25:36 minutes (23.43 MB)

Veteran's Voice on 11/20/09

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Fri, 11/20/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Is the Military Ignoring Its Heroin Problem in Its Ranks?

Hosts Marvin Simmons and Bill Bires of Northwest Vets for peace speak with reporter Shaun McCanna who has written about the use of drugs by the military in Afghanistan.

November 16 Old Mole Variety Hour

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Mon, 11/16/2009

 This show is hosted by Tom Becker (pictured here), and covers this variety of topics:  What has to happen to include jobs in the economic recovery (it's not happening now); a new film about Hip Hop culture spanning the distance between Portland and Sierra Leone;  how stories about PTSD and psychiatry are being used to protect the planners of war from the guilt and trauma of war; and Elizabeth Strout's pulitzer prize book of fiction Olive Kitteridge.

56:15 minutes (32.19 MB)

Psychiatry and the Military at Fort Hood

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Mon, 11/16/2009

 Reponding to the recent shootings at Fort Hood, Psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Maureen Katz talks with the Old Mole's Jan Haaken about how the military uses psychiatry, and how the media portray PTSD and mental illness among  soldiers and mental health workers.   Who carries the trauma and the guilt produced by wars set in motion by the State?   Katz is the author of an article on these matters: "Prisoners of Azkaban: Understanding Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma Due to War and State Terror (With Help from Harry Potter)."

17:26 minutes (9.97 MB)

John Perkins and Hoodwinked Live in Studio

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Tue, 11/17/2009

 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

Author and former "economic hit man" John Perkins joins Abe and Joe for a look behind the mirror at the coporations who have made America into history's first truly global empire. Perkins examines why global financial markets collapsed, and how we can build a better, cleaner and more just planet.

57:33 minutes (26.35 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 11/17/09

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Tue, 11/17/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Author and former "economic hit man" John Perkins joins Abe and Joe for a look behind the mirror at the coporations who have made America into history's first truly global empire. Perkins examines why global financial markets collapsed, and how we can build a better, cleaner and more just planet.

Dr. John Prados: How Afghanistan Compares to Vietnam

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More Talk Radio
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Mon, 11/09/2009

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview Dr. John Prados, a prominent analyst at the National Security Archive and author of numerous books including the recent one, VIETNAM: THE HISTORY OF AN UNWINNABLE WAR, 1945-1975. Dr. Prados will discuss Vietnam and how it compares to Afghanistan. He spoke in Portland Monday,  November 9,  at Portland State University at the College of Urban and Public Affairs.

52:00 minutes (23.8 MB)

Jeff Sharlet; The Christian Crusade to Convert the US Military

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A Deeper Look
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Thu, 11/12/2009

Jeff Sharlet, contributing editor to harpers Magazine, joins host Lilnda Olson-Osterlund to talk about a Small but powerful movement of evangelist Christians concentrated in the Officer Corps who are committed to converting the US Military. Sharlet's May 2009 cover story for Harpers titled Jesus Killed Mohammed: The Christian Crusade to Convert the US Military, revealed this movement who see their service in the Military as their "Mission Field". With leadership at the highest levels of all of our Armed Forces these men put their commitment to their religon above their oath to uphold the Constituion.

29:40 minutes (27.17 MB)

Liz Grover Visits Afghanistan to Bust Through Media Stereotypes

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Wed, 11/11/2009

Host Kayse Jama talks with local resident Liz Grover about her experiences living and working in Kabul, with the goal of busting through western media sterotypes about Afghanistan and its people.  " . . in the midst of war, I went to Afghanistan with one hundred dollars to my name, a one-way airplane ticket and no promise of a job."

 

28:04 minutes (12.85 MB)
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