Hosts from Northwest Vets for Peace speak with Jerry Lembcke, Vietnam vet, college professor, and author of "The Spitting Image: Myth, Memory, and the Legacy of Vietnam." Lembcke debunks the image of antiwar protesters spitting on returning Vietnam veterans. He says the image was created by the Nixon-Agnew administration and an unwitting press to attribute America's loss in Vietnam to internal dissension.
The Bush Administration is now history but their criminal acts live on. How do we as a nation hold these characters accountable for the many apparent crimes they committed during the past 8 years. Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein talks with Ben Davis, Professor of Law at the University of Toledo College of Law, about his efforts to get Attorney GeneralEric Holder "to appoint a non-partisan independent Special Counsel to immediately commence a prosecutorial investigation into the most serious alleged crimes of former PresidentGeorge W. Bush, former Vice President Richard B. Cheney, the attorneys formerly employed by the Department of Justice whose memos sought to justify torture, and other former top officials of the Bush administration."
This show, part of KBOO's Spring membership drive, features the music of the local men's chorus Satori, an interview about the how successful non-violent protest has been in effecting change, and a review of a movie about burlesque and strip tease. The host is Clayton Morgareidge. You will hear very little of our asking you to support KBOO on this web version of the show, and that is because we trust you, if you have not already contributed, to use the JOIN NOW button at the top of this page to do what you can to support the program and the station.
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Satori -- Men Singing Peace. Artistic Director Susan Dorn and Board President Mike Shaughnessy talk with Clayton (also a member of Satori) about how the quest for peace in our world and in our lives is pursued by this local group. We also hear some of their music. Satori sings a concert titled "Our Island Earth" on Sunday, May 31 at 4 pm at the Old Church. For more, go to Satori's website.
A brief introduction to Satori Men's Chorus with Artistic Director Susan Dorn and Board President Mike Shaughnessy. This segment includes a bonus not heard on the air: A selection from their rendition of "On Children."
Bridget B. here, and this edition of Bread & Roses was all about The Importance of Mother's Day; it's actual meaning and how you can get involved to make a difference. Given that this show fell right before Mother's Day, or on Mother's Day in other countries, I wanted to bring to your attention the what, why, when and by whom Mother's Day was conceived, what it has become over time and what you can do to re-direct this day back towards its original meaning.
US airstrikes in Afghanistan kill an estimated 130 civilians, including many women and children, as the Pentagon scurries to cover up the massacre and Obama prepares to send 21,000 more troops to occupy the country. Flashpoints talks with Colonel Ann Wright, ret. Army; antiwar activist about the killings. Also, excerpts from the Pacifica Radio documentary, the Ballad of Pete Seeger, which chronicles the life and times of the revolutionary folk musician and social justice hero.