Bruce Silverman hosts another installment of his occasional Answers Series. He speaks with Chris Luginbuhl of the International Dark Sky Association, www.darksky.org.
Robyn Shanti speaks with Michael Shuman, author of "Going Local: Creating Self Reliant Communities in the Global Age" and "The Small-Mart Revolution: How Local Businesses Are Beating the Global Competition."
Per Fagereng interviews Gareth Porter,
historian, investigative journalist and policy analyst. His latest book
is "Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War
He wrote the recent piece "Bush Pledges on Iraq Bases Pact
Were a Ruse," which states: "When Democratic Sen. James
Webb asked the State Department's David Satterfield, 'What is a permanent
base?' Satterfield tried to avoid answering the question. But Assistant Defense
Secretary Mary Beth Long was more responsive. She said, 'I have looked into
this. As far as the department is concerned, we don't have a worldwide or even
a department-wide definition of permanent bases.' "Webb
then observed, 'It doesn't really mean anything,' to which Long replied, 'Yes,
senator, you're right. It doesn't.' She added that 'most lawyers... would say
that the word "permanent" probably refers more to the state of mind
contemplated by the use of the term.'"
Filmmaker Todd Darling's purchase of a smoke-belching snowmobile led to a cross-country odyssey to unravel the mysteries of deregulation in the Bush era. S.W. Conser talked with Darling about the resulting documentary A Snowmobile for George on the eve of its Portland premiere.
- Title: A Snowmobile for George: Documentarian Todd Darling
- Date: June 12
- Genre: Public Affairs
- Year: 2008
- Producer: S.W. Conser
- Length: 27:36 minutes (11.06 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 22kHz 56Kbps (CBR)
S.W. Conser talks with author Jeff Gordinier about his new book X Saves the World: How Generation X Got the Shaft but Can Still Keep Everything from Sucking. A droll overview of media and culture in the information age, Jeff's book offers cautious hope for our future.
Per Fagereng interviews John Perkins, author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. He'll talk about his latest book, The Secret History of the American Empire: Economic Hit Men, Jackals, and the Truth about Global Corruption, an exposé of international corruption — and what we can do about it.
- Title: John Perkins on The Secret History of the American Empire
- Producer: Per Fagereng
- Length: 28:54 minutes (26.47 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
Hosts Leigh Anne Kranz and Kayse Jama, Executive Director of the Center for Intercultural Organizing, speak with Kayse's mentor Eric Ward, of the Center for New Community, about two looming anti-immigrant ballot initiatives in Oregon, Measures #19 and #122. He also discusses the history of a national movement to manipulate the American public on the issue of migration. And he analyzes current anti-immigrant movements.