Science

Movie Moles: Augustine

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Mon, 07/15/2013

Frann Michel and Jan Haaken reviews Augustine, a new film written and directed by Alice Winocour. The film tells the semi-historical story of Augustine, a 19th Century French maid, who is struck with a neurological condition that gives her seizures, and how she is received by famous neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot for study and ostensibly for care. Frann points out that the story largely focuses on a "Freudian reading" of the idea that hysteria is a symptom of sexual repression, which is a rather narrow perspective on the phenomena .

13:10 minutes (12.05 MB)

Bruce Gagnon on Weapons and Other Junk in Space

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Mon, 07/15/2013

Bill Resnick talks with Bruce Gagnon about nuclear and other weapons in space, as well as the dangerous accumulation of "space junk". Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of The Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space. They also talk about the formation of the Network, the history of US space military-development, and other high-tech dimensions of contemporary conflict. Gagnon argues that we are addicted to military production, which is driving climate change and other forms of ecological degradation, and that climate change activists need to challenge the military-industrial complex

22:00 minutes (20.15 MB)

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 07/19/13

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Fri, 07/19/2013 - 8:00am - 12:00pm
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One-day Flash Drive Fundraiser: Part One - Oceania/Climate Change


Antarctica mapAt 8am
, we'll begin our tour in Oceania / Australia / Antarctica focusing on topics related to global warming and climate change, including a call from Palmer Station on Antarctica's peninsula (map). We'll air this week's talk by noted environmental activist, author and speaker Bill McKibben of 350.org, as well as an update on gay rights and culture in New Zealand, plus a story about Asian Pacific Islanders.

 8 am - More Talk Radio: hosts Ani and Theresa take on the issue of worldwide climate change from an anarcha-feminist perspective

9 am - Bill McKibben: Summer Heat! How to take decisive, immediate action to confront climate change

10 am - Australian and South Pacific activists speak about the fight against coal terminals and rising sea levels, speaking from ground zero - the part of the world most impacted by climate change

10:40 am - Host Joe Meyer interviews Bob DeValentino, the winter site manager at Palmer Station, located on Anvers Island along the Antarctic Peninsula. Palmer Station, where Bob is spending the winter, is primarily the site of biological research because it is located far enough north (closer to the equator) to have open water much of the year, allowing an abundance of animals.

Voices from the Edge on 07/11/13

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Thu, 07/11/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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77th Oregon Legislature Wrap-Up w/ Sen. Dingfielder

 

The 77th Oregon Legislature has adjourned and there are many winners and losers. Education appears to be an early winner and police accountability measures died quietly in committee without much action. How did your issue or cause fare this session? How effective is grassroots advocacy? What can you do now to prepare for the next legislative session? Join Senator Jackie Dingfielder and I for an informative discussion on Thursday July 11, 2013 from 8:00AM-9:00AM. Call-in at 503-231-8187 and join the conversation. http://www.leg.state.or.us/dingfelder/

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 07/09/13

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Tue, 07/09/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Abe and Joe discuss Edward Snowden and the modern American security state.
Abe and Joe discuss Edward Snowden and the modern American surveillance state.

Blowing the whistle on abuses of power used to be a laudable act, a hallmark of transparent democracy and a sign of a society's commitment to civil liberties and the rule of law. Not any more. Abe and Joe discuss Edward Snowden and the modern American surveillance state.

Monsanto and other corporations profiting off death

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Mon, 07/01/2013

Tom Becker reads excerpts by a Truth-Out article by Brian Moench titled "Mankind: death by corporation". The article looks at Monsanto and contextualizes its evil behavior in a history of corporate zombie death-industries from tabacco, lead, and asbestos.

7:16 minutes (6.66 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 07/02/13

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Tue, 07/02/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Scott Fernandez joins Abe and Joe to discuss the city's plan to cover its open-air reservoirs.
Scott Fernandez joins Abe and Joe to discuss the city's plan to cover its open-air reservoirs.

Scott Fernandez joins Abe and Joe to discuss the city's plan to cover its open-air reservoirs.

Voices from the Edge on 06/27/13

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Thu, 06/27/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Interview with Dante James Esq, Director of Office of Equity & Human Rights

Join Dante James, Bureau Director and I for an informative conversation regarding the Office of Equity & Human Rights this Thursday, June 27, 2013 from 8:00AM-9:00AM. What is Equity? What is the role of the Office of Equity and Human Rights?

Recovery Zone on 06/26/13

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Recovery Zone
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Wed, 06/26/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Interview with Daniel Chamovitz, author of "What a Plant Knows"

Does a rosebush know when you stand next to it?  Can an oak tree see a sunset?  What does a poplar smell? How does a tomato plant know down from up?  Join host Stephanie Potter and Daniel Chamovitz author of What a Plant Knows, A Field Guide to the Senses. "After reading this book you will never again walk innocently past a plant or reach insensitively for a leaf.  You will marvel at and be haunted by a plant's sensory attributes and the shared genes between plant and animal kingdoms."  -- Elizabeth Tova Bailey, author of The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

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