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A Crime Against Humanity in Paris

program date: 
Mon, 06/08/2015
Tom Becker reads  Jon Queally's piece on Common Creams, "With 2°C Target Falling Swiftly Out of Sight, Inaction on Climate is a 'Crime Against Humanity”.  Queally is a staff writer for Common Dreams..  World leaders will be meeting in Paris, but with little prospect for meaningful action.
7:23 minutes (5.07 MB)

Is the Anthropocene a Myth?

program date: 
Mon, 06/08/2015
Some writers on climate change use the idea of the "Anthropocene" to blame humanity in general for the degradation caused by burning fossil fuels. Andrea Malm critiques this concept in this article from Jacobin, read here in abridged form by Clayton Morgareidge. Capitalists, not humanity, are to blame.
Ian Angus, editor of Climate and Capitalism, argues, to the contrary, that the concept of the Anthropocene is a useful one and does not rule out pointing the finger at Capitalism. His article is here.
9:13 minutes (6.33 MB)

A Movie about Move

program date: 
Mon, 06/08/2015
In remembrance of the police bombing of the MOVE collective in Philadelphia in 1985, Movie Moles Jan Haaken and Denise Morris talk about the 2013 documentary film "Let the Fire Burn." In discussing the film, Jan and Denise take up some of the politics of MOVE and their activism prior to the bombing that led to the death of 13 MOVE members and the destruction of homes by the fire that the mayor allowed to continue to burn. 11:54 minutes (8.18 MB)

Child Poverty in Oregon

program date: 
Mon, 06/08/2015
Bill Resnick and Tyler MacGuiness of the Oregon Center for Public Policy explore Child poverty in Oregon. Twenty-five percent of Oregon kids live in destitution, 50% are in ordinary poverty, and 75% of those are in working families. The "business community" has become concerned but their proposals are false and self-serving, and they are fighting against raising the minimum wage, the best way of reducing poverty.
Photo Credit: Oregon Food Bank
17:08 minutes (11.76 MB)

John Dominic Crossan, How to Read the Bible and Still Be a Christian

Religion For Life
program date: 
Wed, 06/10/2015
In my second series of three on the Bible, world-renowned scholar on the historical Jesus, John Dominic Crossan returns to  29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)

Three days of Air Cascadia...from The NSA to the TPP to the ISIS

Air Cascadia
program date: 
Tue, 06/09/2015
0608 Air Cascadia
Today’s guest is William Binney.    Binney is an NSA whistleblower. He said today: "While this is a step in the right direction, it doesn't go nearly far enough in ending bulk acquisition of data. It doesn't stop activity under [executive order] 12333, that does acquisition right off the fibers -- it's an automatic flow to the NSA. It's both content and meta data." Edward Snowden has said: "Without Bill Binney, there would be no Edward Snowden," See: "The executive order that led to mass spying, as told by NSA alumni."
0609 Air Cascadia 14:37 minutes (10.04 MB)

Century Of Lies for June 7 2015

Century Of Lies
program date: 
Sun, 06/07/2015
This week on Century Of Lies we talk with Dale Sky Jones of Oaksterdam University, and former NORML national director Professor Jon Gettman of Shenandoah University. 29:00 minutes (26.56 MB)

Charlie Rouse

program date: 
Fri, 06/05/2015
Today's featured artist, Charlie Rouse - Thelonius Monk's favorite saxophone player and a brilliant player in his own right.

THIS  AUDIO HAS BEEN REMOVED DUE TO REQUIREMENTS BY THE DIGITAL MILLENIUM COPYRIGHT ACT. We are only allowed to keep music audio posted for 2 weeks.

Thanks for your understanding. 25:59 minutes (59.47 MB)

Glenn Waco on the Last Thursday Shooting and Gentrification

Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 06/04/2015
The Last Thursday shooting on NE 20th and Alberta St. has led to a police response that may do more harm than good.
          After people were seen taking selfies near the crime scene, two black men were arrested while helping one of the three shooting victims.
         In the meantime, the Portland Police Bureau is adding six new officers to its Gang Enforcement team. The Chief of Police says it will help curb the rise in gun violence.          4:34 minutes (4.18 MB)
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