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Food Show on 01/19/11

Food Show
Air date: 
Wed, 01/19/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Ethnic breakfast soups; Soup Cycle; Frugal Soup; The Evolution of Campbell's Soups

Our January Food Show oh-so soup-centric! We'll begin with the first meal of the day, chatting about porridges and ethnic soups for breakfast with Paul Gerald and Nick Zukin. Gerald is the author of Breakfast in Bridgetown. Zukin, of, wrote the section on Mexican and Asian breakfasts.

Want the soup delivered to you? Soup Cycle delivers homemade soup by bicycle in Portland and Corvallis. Laura interviews Soup Cycle co-founder Shauna Lambert and shadows Corvallis cyclist Kim Thackray on her SoupCycle delivery route.

Positively Revolting on 01/07/11

program date: 
Fri, 01/07/2011

2011, a year in review..... Ani and Lyn review the last seven days.  We think it's been a weird, and busy, first week of the year.  What's taken your attention this week?  Our discussion of topics included, but was not limited to:

50:28 minutes (46.22 MB)

Daniel Lerch on Managing the 21st Century's Sustainability Crises

program date: 
Wed, 01/12/2011

  Host Sue Supriano speaks with Daniel Lerch, Program Director of Post Carbon Institute about his book, The Post Carbon Reader: Managing the 21st Century’s Sustainability Crises.

55:19 minutes (25.32 MB)

Voices of the Middle East on 01/14/11

Air date: 
Fri, 01/14/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Reese Erlich and Dr. Nasser Abufarha

Host Goudarz Eghtedari speaks with journalist and foreign correspondent Reese Erlich. His new book is Conversations with Terrorists: Middle East Leaders on Politics, Violence, and Empire. 

Reese Erlich speaks on Friday January 28, 2011, 7-9 PM at the Multicultural Center, Smith Memorial Student Union, Room #228, Portland State University


Political Perspectives on 01/12/11

Air date: 
Wed, 01/12/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Daniel Lerch on "The Post Carbon Reader: Managing the 21st Century’s Sustainability Crises."

Host Sue Supriano speaks with Daniel Lerch, Program Director of Post Carbon Institute about his book, "The Post Carbon Reader: Managing the 21st Century’s Sustainability Crises."

Voices from the Edge 01-06-11 Lawmakers & Lawmen

program date: 
Thu, 01/06/2011

It's lawmakers and lawmen! First, Dave & Jo Anne talked with State Senator Jackie Dingfelder about the challenges facing the legislature and governor. Then they took a look at Police Chief Mike Reese's comments on the rash of recent officer-involved shoots.  As always, listeners called in and shared their views.

Jo Ann Bowman is a former state legislator, former executive director of Oregon Action, and a long-time leader in the struggle for racial and economic justice.

53:06 minutes (48.62 MB)

Fix the Economy -- ban billionaires and pass a $20 minimum wage!

program date: 
Thu, 01/06/2011

 Theresa Mitchell with the "news you're not supposed to know," focusses on the economy, the dire statistics, and a few solutions.  How about a $20 minimum wage?  And banning billionaires? 

24:32 minutes (22.47 MB)

Albert Einstein on Socialism

program date: 
Mon, 01/03/2011

 Albert Einstein wrote "Why Socialism?" for the first issue of Monthly Review. In it he considers the possibility revealed by anthropological science for many different forms of social organization, and way socialism answers the crises of our time.

8:51 minutes (4.05 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour January 3rd

program date: 
Mon, 01/03/2011

On today's Old Mole, hosted by Joe Clement, we hear about net neutrality, Albert Einstein on socialism, the new movie Black Swann, and politically-charged 1990s hardcore-punk.


58:22 minutes (26.72 MB)

Abe and Joe discuss the not inconsiderable accomplishments of the Obama administration.

program date: 
Tue, 01/04/2011

Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

It's no secret that for progressives, the Obama administration has been a mixed bag. A number of landmark accomplishments seem diminished in light of what they might have been, had the President and his Congressional majority had the backbone to challenge the prerogatives of the wealthy.

Joe, back from vacation, joins Abe to discuss the accomplishments of the Obama administration thus far -- and suggest how the President might chart a bolder tack in the future.

56:47 minutes (26 MB)
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