Golden Parachute, a suspenseful audio-drama about wealth, money, class, estate taxes, and death. Inspired by the fact that because of Bush's tax cuts for the rich several years ago, in 2010 the estate tax completely vanishes, adn then in 2011 it returns. So why would anyone want thier rich relatives to die in 2011 or afterward and pay estate taxes if they can die in 2010 and not pay a dime?
Tom Becker (pictured here) is our host as we hear about the history of gangs, the movie version of John Dillinger (Public Enemies), the political agitation that founded the US of A, and the power grab built into the House-passed energy bill. Tom also plays selections from Bob Dylan's new blues album as a follow-up on the KBOO-sponsored Portland Blues Festival.
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1930s era gangster John Dillinger (pictured here) is played by Johnny Depp in the new film Public Enemies. Movie Moles Jan Haaken and Frann Michel give us their nuanced review of the political and moral issues this blockbuster raises.
Dave Sweeney is one of the key voices in Australia educating people about the environmental and public health dangers of uranium mining. Sweeney works with the Australian Conservation Foundation, a 40 year old organisation that liases with the community, business and government to protect and sustain our environment.
In this interview with Dr Caldicott, Sweeney talks about the plans that are underway for a massive expansion of the uranium industry in Australia.
Oregon Author Naseem Rakha talks about her debut novel "The Crying Tree"
Dmae Roberts talks with Oregon Author Naseem Rakha about her debut novel "The Crying Tree" -- the story of a family whose son is murdered. The novel brings to light issues of justice and forgiveness as a mother begins a correspondence with the convicted murderer of her son.
An Interview with Carrie McLaren and Jason Torchinsky
Host, Linda Olson–Osterlund, is joined by the irreverent authors of Ad Nauseam: A Survivor’s Guide to American Consumer Culture. Author Carrie McLaren founded the cult magazine Stay Free! In 1993 and is a regular blogger on the topic of advertising and media. Co-author Jason Torchinsky is a writer and illustrator out of Las Angeles.
What is the impact of advertising on American culture and poitics. Find out how the television show CSI has affected Jury selection and what advertising strategies and dog training have in common.
Portland band, The Chemicals, playing live on July 1, 2009.
Frustration / Same Old Pattern / Peppermint Schnapps / Chemical Burn / Bubble city / Just For Kicks /Chemical livin!/D.R.A.G. / Play with our Brains / Times I Died / Radiation / 30 MG's / I Don't Like the Way You Look/ The Ballad of Richie and Dougie / Out with the Tide