The Politics of Humor and Irony

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Sun, 11/23/2008

Humor and irony can be ways of deflating those who oppress us--but they can also promote stereotypes and immunize us from passions for serious causes.  Jan Haaken and Bob  Samuels discuss the complex issues posed by the popularity of The Daily Show, Stephen Colbert, and the movie Religulous. Samuels is the author of Teaching the Rhetoric of Resistance.

18:23 minutes (10.52 MB)

The Spiraling Economy

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Sun, 11/23/2008

More bad news about the economy keeps arriving.  What is the situation and how can be fixed?  The Old Mole's Bill Resnick talks with radical economist Arthur McEwan -- aka Dr. Dollar at Dollars & Sense.

19:47 minutes (11.32 MB)

Comfortably Numb: How Psychiatry is Medicating a Nation

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Healthwatch
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Sun, 11/23/2008

 Dr. David Naimon hosts an Interview with Charles Barber about his book "Comfortably Numb: How Psychiatry is Medicating a Nation."  Barber explores the ways pharmaceutical companies exert pressure on Americans to medicate themselves, how America has come to account for 66% of the global consumption of antidepressants,  and how without an industry to promote them, non-pharmaceutical approaches that have the potential to help millions, are tragically overlooked.

Large drug companies use various means to create an artificial need for their expensive (and highly profitable) products, then rush in to fill the orders.  Drug marketers intentionally blur the distinction between everyday problems and what used to be considered serious mental illness in such a way that people under the daily stress of modern life can be easily persuaded that a quick fix for stress lies in a pill bottle.  Direct-to-Consumer advertising plays a large role, as well as the time and expense related to non-drug therapeutic options, in convincing consumers to request medication in cases that just 10 years ago would have considered drugs to be inappropriate treatments.

29:32 minutes (27.04 MB)

Global Policy Network Organizer Tony Avirgan

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More Talk Radio
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Sun, 11/23/2008

Hosts Cecil and Celeste speak with Global Policy Network Organizer Tony Avirgan about what kind of world system might emerge out of our economic meltdown.

55:27 minutes (22.21 MB)

Susan Griffin on Wrestling With the Angel of Democracy

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Radiozine
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Thu, 11/13/2008

Host Kathleen Stephenson speaks with poet, essayist, playwright and screen writer Susan Griffin about her new book Wrestling with Angel of Democracy, the Autobiography of an American Citizen.  Griffin is known for her innovative style. Her groundbreaking book Woman and Nature is an extended prose-poem. A Chorus of Stones, the Private Life of War, blends history and memoir as does Wrestling with Angel of Democracy, the Autobiography of an American Citizen her most recent book.

28:36 minutes (26.19 MB)

Strengthening Our Local Economy

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Radiozine
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Tue, 11/18/2008

Robyn Shanti hosts Strengthening Our Local Economy with Marcia Meyers from the Real Wealth of Portland Group.  They discuss ways to make the local economy more vibrant.

39:35 minutes (36.24 MB)

Investigative Journalist Robert Parry on Obama's Cabinet

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Radiozine
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Thu, 11/20/2008

Host Per Fagereng speaks with Robert Parry, award-winning investigative journalist for Consortium News. Parry's books include Lost History: Contras, Cocaine, the Press & "Project Truth;" Secrecy & Privilege: Rise of the Bush Dynasty from Watergate to Iraq; Secrecy and Privilege: the Rise of the Bush Dynasty from Watergate to Iraq and "Neck Deep: The Disastrous Presidency of George W. Bush," written with two of his sons, Sam and Nat.. His recent pieces include "The Danger of Keeping Robert Gates" and "Obama Risks Clinton-Era Mistakes," which states: "After a masterful campaign, Barack Obama seems headed toward some fateful mistakes as he assembles his administration by heeding the advice of Washington's Democratic insider community, a collective group that represents little 'change you can believe in.' ..."

26:43 minutes (24.46 MB)

Michael Schwartz, author of War Without End

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Tue, 11/18/2008

Members of Northwest Vets for Peace interview Michael Schwartz, author of War Without End: the Iraq War in Context.

Michael Schwartz, professor of sociology and faculty director of the Undergraduate College of Global Studies at Stony Brook University, has written extensively on the war in Iraq at websites including TomDispatch, ZNet, Asia Times, and Mother Jones, and in numerous magazines, including Contexts, Against the Current, and Z Magazine.

 

52:30 minutes (48.06 MB)

Marilyn Yalom about American cemeteries

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Radiozine
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Tue, 11/11/2008

Host Elizabeth Fournier interviews Marilyn Yalom about her study of American cemeteries, their history and their changing rules.

27:07 minutes (24.83 MB)

Yusef Chaman about the impact of fair trade on Pakistan

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Radiozine
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Tue, 11/11/2008

The guest is Yusef Chaman, who imports fair trade rugs from Pakistan.  He speaks about the impact of fair trade on Pakistan, as well as on related topics.

26:22 minutes (24.15 MB)

Palin Pardons Turkey...Whoops!...too late...

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Air Cascadia
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Thu, 11/20/2008
14:27 minutes (13.23 MB)

Bailouts, Debt, & the Degradation of the Dollar

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Presswatch
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Wed, 11/19/2008

On Presswatch with the "news you're not supposed to know" host Theresa Mitchell questions the validity of the bailouts  and sees a grim future for those of us who draw a paycheck for doing real work. The tidal wave is bearing down.

26:52 minutes (6.15 MB)

Storm Tharp at PDX Contemporary Art

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Art Focus
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Wed, 11/19/2008

Eva Lake is hosting Art Focus this week. Her guest is Storm Tharp who currently has a multi-media exhibition up  at PDX Contemporary Art in NWPortland through November 29th.  See more images at: http://www.pdxcontemporaryart.com/arm-arm  

 
 
 
 
30:54 minutes (7.08 MB)

Salmon Dam Study

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Evening News
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Mon, 11/10/2008

A new study may have found that dams don’t have as much of an impact on salmon as we may have thought.  KBOO’s Brendan Grubb reports. 

1:32 minutes (1.4 MB)

 

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