Since the founding of the US, the postal service has delivered mail quickly and securely from any place in the country to any other place in it, all for a price anyone could afford. Now many corporations and members of congress want to break up this birthright and hand it over to private, profit-making companies. Willie Goshell is an officer in the National Association of Letter Carriers and active in the Portland Campaign to Save Our Post Office. Here he talks with Bill Resnick about how much we would be losing if Postal Service gets privatized, and what we can do to stop it. 19:03 minutes (13.08 MB)
Kirsten sits down with former host/creator of Sub-Human Intellect Theater, Noah Madrano. In this interview, they discuss the title of the show, as well as other aspects of producing a radio theater program.
[NOTE: Also includes the intro to Dreamtime Theater, which can be heard here.]
Dr. Benjamin Chavis is a civil rights pioneer. He led the NAACP in the early 90s and he was the director of the Million Man March. He is involved in a number of self empowerment initiatives including a collaboration with media mogul Russell Simmons to use hip hop as a way for youth to transmit experiential messages to the larger community. Mr. Chavis was recently elevated to the position of president and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association. Don Merrill sat down with Mr. Chavis to talk about his newest job to once again help energize and educate not just black communities but all communities. 29:56 minutes (27.4 MB)
On June 17, the Canadian government approved the hotly contested Northern Gateway pipeline, which would carry diluted tar sands crude oil from Alberta to the British Columbia Coast. Since then, protestors have sat in at one Member of Parliament's office and chained and padlocked the offices of two others, among other actions against the decision.
B.C. indigenous or First Nations bands and organizations are generally united against the project, along with Canadian environmental groups and many towns along the pipeline route, as well as the Union of B.C. Municipalities. 7:56 minutes (40.05 MB)
'Railroaded': howw a handful of powerful energy companies ran rolling death through the Dakotas without the knowledge or the pwemission of the people whose communities are endnagered.
The DeSmoh Blog's Steve Horn talks Bakken ‘bomb-trains’; Greenpeace’s Brian Manning talks sbout this coming Tuesday’s street theater event in the name of action against amber energy; the corporatization of incompetence and Janet Phelan, ‘Exile extraordinaire’ introduces the book she wrote documenting her strange saga. 45:32 minutes (18.24 MB)