What does ISIS hope to gain from their videos of their beheadings of innocent people? Bill Resnick talks with Amanda Rogers who writes on the middle east and studies media representations in the current struggles. Hey discuss the genius of ISIS media. One genre is meant for Muslims around the world, graphically showing the oppression and attacks they are experiencing, including heavy surveillance in the US and Europe and the incineration of families by US drone warfare, and promoting the ISIS Caliphate as their nation, just as Israel promotes itself to Jews around the world as their homeland where they will not be persecuted. 14:48 minutes (10.16 MB)
Brian Malte is the National Policy Director for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Both were started after former Reagan press secretary James Brady was shot and severely wounded by gunman John Hinkley in 1981. March 30th will the the anniversary of that assassination attempt on the President, and Mr. Malte talked with Don Merrill about how there aren't as many federal gun laws as opponents like to claim, if fears of insurrection are behind opponent's fight against gun restrictions and the real story behind green tipped ammo.
29:46 minutes (27.25 MB)
On March 9, 2015, Talking Earth featured two poets with recent books: Karen McPherson will read from "Skein of Light", out on Airlie Press, and Tim Shaner will read from his new book "Picture X".
Karen McPherson is the author of the poetry chapbook Sketching Elise (Finishing Line Press, 2012) and her poems and translations have appeared in numerous literary journals.
Tim Shaner holds an M.A. in Creative Writing from Antioch University (London) and a Ph.D. in English from SUNY-Buffalo’s Poetics Program. He currently lives in Eugene, Oregon, with his wife and daughter, and teaches
writing at Lane Community College. 48:56 minutes (44.8 MB)
In Salem today, Oregon legislators considered a bill that will regulate the use of aerial herbicides which are sprayed from planes and helicopters in the state.
KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke to Steve Peddery of Oregon Wild for more. 6:26 minutes (5.89 MB)
A coalition of environmental groups filed a lawsuit against the port of Seattle Wednesday, challenging the commission’s move to enter an agreement with contractors for Shell Oil.
KBOO’s Robin Ryan spoke with a member of the Puget Sound-Keepers Alliance, one of the suit’s petitioners, about what prompted legal action and what concerns they have about the proposed lease. 5:13 minutes (2.39 MB)
Today, the Oregon Senate Committee on Human Services and Early Childhood held a public hearing on the Right to Rest bill, which would override local bans on camping, sleeping on sidewalks, and sleeping in cars by people experiencing homelessness.
20:09 minutes (18.45 MB)
And the whole Week's Audio plus The Reverend Billy of the Church of Stop Shopping...Live and Uncut!!!
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1, Port of Longview commissioners unanimously rejected the proposed Haven Energy propane export terminal Tuesday morning, voicing concerns about the safety and the true economic impact of the $300 million project.
Commissioners Lou Johnson and Darold Dietz said they would support the project, but not at the proposed 24-acre site near Berth 4. Commissioner Bob Bagaason said it came down to a matter of trust.
It was not immediately clear whether the vote killed the project,.
61:26 minutes (42.19 MB)
Jan Haaken talks with film director, Caryn Waechter, about Sisterhood of Night---a feminist-inspired mystery drama where a group of girls form a secret society. From the film's website: "When a teenage girl says she's the victim of a secret network called The Sisterhood of Night, a quiet suburban town becomes the backdrop for a modern-day Salem witch trial." It is the opening film of the 2015 Portland Oregon Women's Film Festival (Thursday March 12th at the Hollywood Theater). 10:43 minutes (9.82 MB)
Every second Monday of the month, Alan Wieder presents a short documentary on the life and times of radical radio commentator and oral historian Studs Turkel, including clips of his work or else of him speaking. This month looks at the influence of wobblies and other working-class intellectuals on Studs in his early life, as well as his support for third-party politics. 14:04 minutes (12.88 MB)
This is the second half of Bill Resnick's talk with clean energy activist, Al Weinrub. The first half played last week. They discussed community energy, which are networks of small scale networked solar and wind installations all over the city and connected by the existing electric grid. It can be run democratically. It can replace big expensive corporate energy. 17:22 minutes (11.93 MB)
A fireside chat with Doug Sammons and Dee Settlemier, mainstays of the Portland vintage live music arena and celebrating a ten year anniversary for their band, the Midnight Serenaders, The foundation of the band, the secret of their endurance through challenging economic times, the qualities of their band members, musical inspirations. AND!! What fans new and old can expect in the near future! 35:38 minutes (81.57 MB)