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Circle A Radio on 02/15/12

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Wed, 02/15/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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The Congo and Exploitation of Resources

Tonight on Circle a Radio, we talk about conflict minerals, the historic exploitation of Congo and the role that Western nations and multinational corporations continue to play in the exploitation of the resources of Africa.

We hear from many, including

  • Kambale Musavuli, a spokesperson and student coordinator for Friends of the Congo,
  • Chouchou Namegabe Nabintu, a radio reporter, and founder of South Kivu's Association of Women Journalists, and
  • Aaron Hall, from The Enough Project.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 02/16/12

Air date: 
Thu, 02/16/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Life Without Oil: Why We Must Shift to a New Energy Future

Theresa Mitchell of Presswatch and Per Fagereng of Fight the Empire join forces for this special program looking at "Life Without Oil." Their guests are Steve Hallett and John Wright, authors of "Life Without Oil: Why We Must Shift to a New Energy Future."

Richard Heinberg of the Post Carbon Institute says Hallett and Wright deliver a brilliant overview of the dilemma posed by our society's profound dependence on a depleting, non-renewable resource that is becoming more scarce and unaffordable almost by the month."

Anything goes for the U.S. military these days; plus more on the Great Birth Control Fracas of 2012.

program date: 
Tue, 02/14/2012

  It's the Winter Membership Drive! Abe and Joe take your contributions, your phone calls, and hold forth on the newly-unaccountable U.S. military. Plus, the latest in the Great Birth Control Fracas of 2012.

 

 
 

 

 
56:34 minutes (51.8 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 02/14/12

Air date: 
Tue, 02/14/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Anything goes for the U.S. military these days; plus more on the Great Birth Control Fracas of 2012.

 It's the Winter Membership Drive! Abe and Joe take your contributions, your phone calls, and hold forth on the newly-unaccountable U.S. military. Plus, the latest in the Great Birth Control Fracas of 2012.

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 02/07/12

Air date: 
Tue, 02/07/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Abe and Joe look back on a good couple of weeks for women. Also -- pledge drive!

 It's been a good couple of weeks for women. First, there was the ruling that nonprofits must cover contraception in their employees' health plans, even if doing so runs counter to church doctrine. Then there was the stunning betrayal -- and equally stunning reversal -- by the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Both were victories for the notion of women as full human beings, and, crucially, both were won in the court of public opinion.

Also, it's fund-raising time. Open yer wallets in the name of our fair sisters, y'all.

Book Mole: The Intuitionist

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Mon, 02/06/2012

Iven Hale reviews Colson Whitehead's 1999 novel, "The Intuitionist." Set in a big city during a period of racial integration,Whitehead and Iven both explore the racial implications of the elevator as a metaphor for "social-uplift", the black female protagonist who is the first non-white male elevator inspector in the city, and the dueling methods for testing the functioning of the elevators that so deeply structure society: intuitionism and empiracism. Hale thinks Whitehead bites off more than he can adequately chew, but compares the novel to Ralph Ellison's "Invisible Man" and remarks positively on how Whitehead treats blindness caused by privilege.

8:53 minutes (6.1 MB)

The slipshod cleanup effort at the Hanford nuclear site in Washington state.

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Tue, 01/31/2012

  Right here in the Columbia Basin, we have our very own atomic wasteland. The Hanford nuclear site in Washington state is a festering Cold War sore, and the multibillion-dollar cleanup effort is underfunded and poorly run. Abe and Joe discuss a blockbuster article on the dubious attempt to remedy the sins of our fathers.

55:58 minutes (51.25 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 01/31/12

Air date: 
Tue, 01/31/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Abe and Joe discuss the slipshod cleanup effort at the Hanford nuclear site in Washington state.

 Right here in the Columbia Basin, we have our very own atomic wasteland. The Hanford nuclear site in Washington state is a festering Cold War sore, and the multibillion-dollar cleanup effort is underfunded and poorly run. Abe and Joe discuss a blockbuster article on the dubious attempt to remedy the sins of our fathers.

Recovery Zone on 01/25/12

Program: 
Recovery Zone
Air date: 
Wed, 01/25/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy

What would it take to get off fossil fuels entirely, and to power the planet with renewables by 2030? How could we get this going in Oregon? In Portland?Collin Ferguson, and Mark Goodson, who are launching the Earth Energy Cooperative through Portland's Cascadia Commons, will join local solar expert Jesse Hunter, and James Rector (by phone) of RC Cubed, to talk about these issues and more. Join the discussion.

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