Drone-maker Insitu, located in towns throughout the Columbia Gorge, and now owned by Boeing, makes surveillance & targeting drones for the U.S. military. Insitu has been soliciting local support for developing a centralized campus in the Gorge. In response to Insitu’s raised profile, local concerns have begun to be voiced about the military role of Insitu's drones in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
It's an end-of-the-year grab bag as Abe and Joe toss around a number of hot topics, and then hand them off to callers. On the docket are the health care 'reform' bill, a study from Citizen Soldier on the mental health of our soldiers, and a friendly note from a listener.
Voices from the Edge host Dave Mazza invited listeners to lead the conversation on issues they felt important. Among the topics discussed were the U.S.'s failure to support strong carbon reduction goals at the Copenhagen conference, the ongoing environmental threats of LNG terminals and pipelines proposed for the Oregon coast, and the importance of local activism.
Focus on Palestine-Israel - Dan Fleshler: Transforming the Israel Lobby: The Limits of Its Power and the Potential for Change. Host Will Seaman interviews Dan Fleshler, a media and public affairs strategist, who spends much of his free time trying to convince the American Jewish community to support Israel’s peace camp and an end to Israeli settlement expansion. He is the author of Transforming America's Israel Lobby --The Limits Of its Power and the Potential For Change.
Interview with Frans De Waal, Director of the Living Links Center. The Age Of Empathy; Nature’s Lessons for a Kinder Society, this is the title of a new book by Dutch born biologist Frans De Waal. Are we our brothers keepers,? Do we have an instinct for compassion, or are we selfish, evolving only to serve our own survival and interest? Join host Linda Olson-Osterlund, to address these questions with guest Frans DeWaal Director of the Living Links Center at Emory University. Hosted by: Linda Olson-Osterlund
Celebrate Human Rights Day on Bread and Roses, Dec 11, 6-7pm! The Universal Declaraton of Human Rights was the showcase of a marvelous moment in history when, with much of the world in ruins, citizens and governments were able to come together to articulate a path for peace and justice. Tonight we profile the work of Eleanor Roosevelt, honor victims of Guantanamo, then turn attention to our homefront and what we can do to help women and children live free from violence here in Portland.
As Christians around the world prepare for the annual Christmas holiday, Christians who live in Bethlehem say that their plight has been neglected and forgotten. Christian Palestinians have lived in Bethlehem since the time of Christ, but have faced dislocation and repression since Israel was created in 1948.
This hour, we examine the situation of Bethlehem today, including a report on al-Wallaja village, which is a Christian Palestinian village located just outside of Bethlehem, produced by Ghassan Bannoura and Hazem Jamjoum; an interview with Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh of Bethlehem University; and a report on solidarity ‘From Brooklyn to Bethlehem’.
If you missed your favorite historical events in the Twentieth Century, you'll be thrilled to learn they're all coming back. Imperial wars? Check. Rampant and unrelieved racist oppression? Check. Economic Collapse? Yes, we have that too. Good thing we have global warming, or else it would be difficult to distinguish current events from the Nineteen Thirties.