The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 02/19/13

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Tue, 02/19/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Abe and Joe discuss the Keystone XL pipeline project

 Tens of thousands of protesters converged on the National Mall in Washington, DC on Sunday to demand action on climate change. Among their principal targets: the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry oil from the Alberta Tar Sands in Canada to U.S. ports on the Gulf of Mexico.

The project is an environmental disaster waiting to happen. Aquifers, delicate ecosystems, and entire communities would be devastated in the event of a major leak. Small wonder, then, that a Senate majority recently voted in favor of the project, and that the President is at best ambivalent.

Abe and Joe look at the latest battleground between profit and preservation.

Old Mole Variety Hour February 18th 2013

program date: 
Mon, 02/18/2013

  Iven Hale hosts this President's Day episode. Please note that an unforseen glitch in the recording clipped the first 30 or so seconds from the beginning. Once it can be recovered it will be re-inserted. All that was lost was the intro-music and some of Iven's opening remarks. On the rest of the show, we hear:

57:20 minutes (52.49 MB)

Big Pharma = Bad Science

program date: 
Mon, 02/18/2013

 Bill Resnick talks with Ben Goldacre about the pharmaceutical industry's influence on science research. He points out that because clinical trials don't have to be published, there's a remarkable bias in favor of pharmeceutical manufacturers. He talks about the deleterious effects this has on doctor's and independent academic researcher's ability to evaluate approaches to treatment.

Dr. Ben Goldacre is the author of international best-seller Bad Science and more lately Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients.

18:14 minutes (16.7 MB)

Chris Hedges: The Myth of Human Progress

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Tue, 02/12/2013

 Tom Becker reads from an article on Truth Dig by Chris Hedges, "The Myth of Human Progress". Hedges predicts massive starvation and misery await us this century if we do not stop climate change, and isolates a certain myth of progress that stymies that action.

6:27 minutes (4.43 MB)

Who Bombed Judi Bari?

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Mon, 02/11/2013

Jan Haaken talks with Mary Liz Thomson, the director of Who Bombed Judi Bari?. Judi Bari was an environmental activist, labor organizer and feminist who helped to bridge crucial gaps between how timber workers and radical environmentalists understood each other. She also helped to feminize either side's understanding of their own interests. Bari worked with the Industrial Workers of the World, a revolutionary union with a famous past among timber workers, and EarthFirst!

16:19 minutes (11.21 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 02/12/13

Air date: 
Tue, 02/12/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Abe and Joe discuss the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, and the ramifications for US Christianity.

 So the Pope resigned on Monday -- the first time that's happened in about 600 years -- leaving the world's 1.2 million Catholics without a leader. We can only hope that his successor will support contraception and refuse to protect pedophiles. But we can, with some accuracy, predict that the new Pope will be male.

In the wake of the Holy Father's abdication, Abe and Joe examine the state of modern Christianity, and ask listeners whether patriarchal religion is a help or a hindrance in the 21st Century.

APA Compass on 02/01/13

APA Compass
Air date: 
Fri, 02/01/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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APA Compass: Race Monologues, Baratunde Thurston, Merlyna Lim

Today's APA Compass program features
* The Race Monologues of six Lewis and Clark students: Camille Christie, Raymond Fenton, Jasmine Graze, David Jenkins, Guadalupe Triana, and Tony Zamora
* Comedian Baratunde Thurston on technology, race, and politics
* Arizona State professor Merlyna Lim on how minority voices use social media to organize

John Farrell on Local Energy Self Reliance with Bill Resnick

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Mon, 01/28/2013

Bill Resnick talks with John Farrell of the Institute for Local Self Reliance about local control of energy, the value of democratic control and participatory society, and how the economics of energy has changed in recent years to make this more feasible as well, especially given the increasing costs of transporting energy long distances. They note that Boulder, CO in 2011 voted to form a municipal utility and Minneapolis, MN is currently considering the same possibility, and they consider a variety of programs for clean contracts or feed-in tariffs.

18:22 minutes (8.41 MB)

The Melting Pot on 01/29/13

The Melting Pot
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Tue, 01/29/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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The Melting Pot fuses elements of Electronica with instruments and vocals from various cultures.
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