Riane Eisler, author of The Chalice and the Blade and other books, was interviewed on Positively Revolting Talk Radio on October 5th, 2007 by hosts Ani Haines and Melodie Silverwolf. The topic was her new book, The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics. (This program was edited to remove membership drive fund-raising talk.)
An interview with two contributors to the book "Choice: True Stories of Birth, Contraception, Infertility, Adoption, Single Parenthood, and Abortion," edited by Karen E. Bender and Nina de Gramont. The contributors interviewed were Susan Ito and Kate Maloy.
Per Fagereng interviewed Raed Jarrar about the new Bush-Malaki agreement and more. Jarrar, who was born and raised in Iraq, is Iraq consultant for the American Friends Service Committee.
He says: "While the agreement gives lip service to protecting Iraqi sovereignty and democracy, it in fact undermines these very things. It is a major step in the attempt to make permanent U.S. domination of Iraq, thus undermining any real sovereignty. And it attempts to circumvent any democratic process whereby the Iraqi people or parliament have a say over agreements like this.
Local poet Judith Arcana and local writer Miriam Budner discuss the life and work of activist, writer and teacher Grace Paley, who died in August. Judith Arcana's books include "Grace Paley’s Life Stories: A Literary Biography.” Arcana and Budner also read from Grace's work and discuss an upcoming Portland event honoring her memory at Broadway Books on Tuesday, December 11th at 7PM.
Hosts Jo Ann Bowman and Dave Mazza speak with Ted Wheeler, Multnomah County Commission Chair, about delivering services to county residents and what possible changes county residents may be facing in the future, including recent discussions about changing the Multnomah County Sheriff from an elected position to an appointed one.
Hosts Ayleen and Tori spoke with guests Alison Hill-Braves from the Community Cycling Center, Janis McDonald from the City of Portland, Transportation Options and Barb Grover from the Bike Gallery about a variety of issues related to women who ride bikes.
Marianne Barisonek speaks with the women of Code Pink Portland about their Tea Party. On December 16th, 1773 a group of patriots protested Great Britain's policies by dumping tea into Boston Harbor. On December 16th, 2007 Code Pink Portland will symbolically recreate this event on the Hawthorne Bridge and will read their updated Declaration of Independence. Go to codepink.org for more info.
Host Per Fagereng interviews Conn Hallinan, columnist for Foreign Policy In Focus, about two of his recent articles. In "Death at a Distance: The U.S. Air War," Hallinan says "an enormous intensification of U.S. bombardments" in Iraq and Afghanistan entails an "increasing number of civilian casualties ... and the growing role of pilot-less killers in the conflict." His most recent piece is "The Surge: Illusion and Reality," which argues that a decrease in attacks on U.S. troops is more the result of political decisions by the U.S. government and Iraqi groups than the result of more U.S. troops in Iraq.