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Book Review: Timothy Egan and The Big Burn

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Radiozine
program date: 
Mon, 10/26/2009

Host Ed Goldberg interviews writer and journalist Timothy Egan about his most recent book, "The Big Burn," a true tale of the massive forest fire that changed America.

27:08 minutes (24.85 MB)

Bob Bussel remembers the J.P. Stevens boycott

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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 10/26/2009

Thirty years ago, labor historian Bob Bussel worked on the organizing drive at J.P. Stevens, a violently anti-union Southern textile manufacturer--a campaign the inspired the movie Norma Rae. Besides giving actress Sally Field a career-defining role, the J.P Stevens drive gave rise to the "corporate campaign" strategy which became a standard weapon in the union arsenal. Bob Bussel talks with Peter Shapiro about the continuing significance of the J.P. Stevens drive and shares memories of the late Crystal Lee Sutton, who was the prototype for Sally Field's character.

30:09 minutes (27.6 MB)

The October 26 Old Mole Variety Hour

program date: 
Mon, 10/26/2009

 Hosted by Tom Becker, this show deals with US military action in Afghanistan, the challenge to corporate-industrial society from climate change, and with putting people to death for crimes they did not commit.   We hear haunting and apocalyptic music by Laibach from Slovenia.

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52:09 minutes (29.85 MB)

Book Review: Timothy Egan and The Big Burn

program: 
Radiozine
program date: 
Mon, 10/26/2009

Host Ed Goldberg interviews writer and journalist Timothy Egan about his most recent book, "The Big Burn," a true tale of the massive forest fire that changed America.

27:08 minutes (24.85 MB)

The Law & the Left: Capital Punishment

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program date: 
Mon, 10/26/2009

 In the first of the Old Mole Mole's new feature, The Law and the Left, Jan Haaken and Mike Snedeker  discuss why the case of Cameron Todd Willingham, executed in 2004 in Texas for a crime of which he was almost certainly innocent,  is so central to the fight against capital punishment.   Read Mike Snedeker's  piece at Counterpunch.  Mike also recommends the blog The StandDown Texas Project for a critical take on the death-dealing Texas justice system.

13:37 minutes (7.79 MB)

Book Review: Timothy Egan and The Big Burn

program: 
Radiozine
program date: 
Mon, 10/26/2009

Host Ed Goldberg interviews writer and journalist Timothy Egan about his most recent book, "The Big Burn," a true tale of the massive forest fire that changed America.

27:08 minutes (24.85 MB)

Obama exempts Israel from tariffs on dairy products

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 10/26/2009

In a little-publicized move, President Barack Obama has signed an executive decree that exempts the state of Israel from tariffs on dairy products.  KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg has more:

4:52 minutes (4.45 MB)

The October 26 Old Mole Variety Hour

program date: 
Mon, 10/26/2009

 Hosted by Tom Becker, this show deals with US military action in Afghanistan, the challenge to corporate-industrial society from climate change, and with putting people to death for crimes they did not commit.   We hear haunting and apocalyptic music by Laibach from Slovenia.

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52:09 minutes (29.85 MB)

 

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