Happy New Year from the KBOO Evening News Team.2008 marks KBOO's 40th anniversary, and in honor of the occasion, we've been digging through the KBOO archives, which are filled with recordings from KBOO's 40 years of radical radio.Throughout the coming year, you will have the opportunity to hear more recordings from the KBOO archives, as we attempt to restore some of the older pieces from delicate reel-to-reel tapes.
And tonight, for the next hour, we'd like to present some excerpts of a few of these recordings.
Per Fagereng hosts talk radio this morning with special guest, Kurt Liebezeit, a local Peak Oil Activist. Listen to Per and Kurt discus Peak Oil and the Economy, while fielding questions, opinions, and discussions with our listening audience.
On Wednesday, January 9, Stephanie Potter spoke with Sean Stevens of Oregon Wild about Bush's "compromise" with the timber industry: The Western Oregon Plan Revision or "Whopper." Stevens describes how this plan would decimate old growth forests and salmon habitat on BLM lands, and offers common sense solutions. (More info at www.oregonwild.org )
This is the Old Mole Variety Hour in its entirety. Hosted by Laurie Mercier, this program focuses on some popular movements the mainstream media fail to cover. First, Phil Alden Robinson from the Writers Guild talks with Bill Resnick about the writers's strike and how the issues have been slanted by mainstream media. You can hear this segment separately here.
Press coverage of Iraq tells us that the US is trying to build a secular democracy there, when in fact democratic and secular groups are most under attack by the US and its Suni and Shia allies. Bill Weinberg, award-winning journalist, radioactivist, and producer at Pacifica's WBAI in New York, talks with Laurie Mercier about civil resistance to the US occupation. Weinberg maintains an on-line journal World War 4 Report with links to more news about the non-religious democratic labor movements in Iraq.
Laurie Mercier and Luz María Gordillo review Zapatista, the play by Dañel Malán about Subcomandante Marcos and the Zapatista insurgency in the Mexican state of Chiapas, discussing, among other things, whether the Zapatistas are post-modernists. Zapatista plays in a bi-lingual production through January 19 at Teatro Milagro here in Portland. Follow the link for more information.