Jeff Reardon is a Democrat seeking reelection in Oregon's 48th House District. He talked with Don Merrill about why he voted for the Grand Bargain which proposed changes to PERS, why he feels Career Technical Education is the key to solving Oregon's workforce development needs and how, because he has four daughters, he gives his full support to Oregon's Equal Rights Ballot initiative. 29:12 minutes (26.73 MB)
Martin Bisi is the subject of the new film Sound and Chaos: The story of BC Studio.
The film screens Thursday October 23rd at the Hollywood Theater.
I spoke with Martin about his life, the history of his studio, and the threat he faces as a new wave of gentrification hits the neighborhood where we has lived and worked for 30+ years. 26:20 minutes (36.16 MB)
Full interview with Emily Asher, trombonist and band leader currently touring the West Coast with her two bands full of New York-based musicians, Emily Asher's Garden Party and Endangered Species. They arrive in Portland on October 29th and play that very evening at the Bossanova Ballroom, one block west of the KBOO studios! Details of all venues, dates, and times, together with news on the latest CD 'Meet Me In The Morning'.. www.emilyasher.com 22:22 minutes (51.18 MB)
Scott Mills is is a Democrat running for the Oregon House in the 18th District. He talked with Don Merrill about the caustic influence of money into Oregon politics, why unions have a role in protecting civic culture and how he and his Shadow love helping Oregon's veteran's feel better. 29:49 minutes (27.3 MB)
"Ever since New York Times reporter James Risen received his first subpoena from the Justice Department more than six years ago, occasional news reports have skimmed the surface of a complex story. The usual gloss depicts a conflict between top officials who want to protect classified information and a journalist who wants to protect confidential sources. Meanwhile, Jeffrey Sterling—a former undercover CIA officer now facing charges under the Espionage Act, whom the feds want Risen to identify as his source—is cast as a disgruntled ex-employee in trouble for allegedly spilling the classified beans.
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Bill Resnick reads from Horace Campbell in Counterpunch on "Ebola, the African Union, and Bioeconomic Warfare," and summarizes and comments on other accounts of the Ebola Crisis. He concentrates on the neo-liberal defunding of public health agencies and the exploitation of the Ebola crisis by the right wing that blames the Obama administration and the Democrats in Congress for not properly responding. The right intends this attack on Obama to influence voters to vote Republican. 7:41 minutes (3.52 MB)
Bill Resnick talks with Drew Spencer of FairVote.org about Measure 90, on the November 2014 ballot, that would undermine an already dysfunctional election system. They also discuss the changes required in election procedure-- rank choice voting and proportional representation-- that would democratize elections. 14:27 minutes (6.62 MB)
Movie Mole Jan Haaken talks with Mimi Schippers about feminist controversies over the film Gone Girl, a thriller directed by David Fincher and based on the global bestselling novel by Gillian Flynn, who also adapted the story for the screen. Mimi teaches sociology at Tulane University, writes about gender and popular culture, and is a regular blogger. For other interesting feminist criticism and dialogue, check out her blog site at http://www.marxindrag.com/Marxindrag/Blog/Blog.html 13:43 minutes (6.28 MB)