Producer Lisa Loving speaks with award-winning writer Junot Diaz on his novel, which tells the story of a young immigrant who dreams of being "the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien." Junot has been named one of the top writers of the 21st Century by the New Yorker magazine.
Marianne Barisonek speaks with the women of Code Pink Portland about their Tea Party. On December 16th, 1773 a group of patriots protested Great Britain's policies by dumping tea into Boston Harbor. On December 16th, 2007 Code Pink Portland will symbolically recreate this event on the Hawthorne Bridge and will read their updated Declaration of Independence. Go to codepink.org for more info.
Hosts Ayleen and Tori spoke with guests Alison Hill-Braves from the Community Cycling Center, Janis McDonald from the City of Portland, Transportation Options and Barb Grover from the Bike Gallery about a variety of issues related to women who ride bikes.
Bill Resnick hosts today's show and interviews Bill Black, former senior government financial regulator and author of the book "The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One." They discuss the subprime mortgage crisis and other corporate malfeasance aided and abetted by the neo-cons now in power. Tom Becker critiques the undermining of the separation of church and state in Mitt Romney's speech about his religious beliefs. Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews Pat Barker's novel about the ravages of war in the souls of soldiers, "Regeneration." And Jan Haaken talks with Costa Rican activist Jimena Alvarado about the recent vote there in favor of a free trade pact.