KBOO program director Chris Merrick and Ani Haines, host of Positively Revolting Talk Radio join host Julie Sabatier for an honest look at FCC regulations and the restrictions that made this month’s “DIY, Portland” episode too hot for the radio.
Today's show, hosted by Frann Michel, opens with Bill Resnick talking with Portland attorney Steven Goldberg about the government's use of the "State Secrets" defense to prevent prisoners in the "war on terror" from getting a hearing. Movie Moles Jan Haaken and Frann Michel review the parody film "Romance and Cigarettes." Thabiti Lewis comments on Heroes and Sports in light of the Mitchell report on steroids in baseball. And Karl Rohde of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) talks with Bill Resnick about promoting bicycling in Portland.
Producer Lisa Loving interviews genome scientist J. Craig Venter on his book, his life, the future applications of genomic research on alternative fuels, and the recent implosion of Nobel Prize-winning scientist Dr. Robert T. Watson's career.
Producer Lisa Loving speaks with award-winning writer Junot Diaz on his novel, which tells the story of a young immigrant who dreams of being "the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien." Junot has been named one of the top writers of the 21st Century by the New Yorker magazine.
Bill Resnick hosts today's show and interviews Bill Black, former senior government financial regulator and author of the book "The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One." They discuss the subprime mortgage crisis and other corporate malfeasance aided and abetted by the neo-cons now in power. Tom Becker critiques the undermining of the separation of church and state in Mitt Romney's speech about his religious beliefs. Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews Pat Barker's novel about the ravages of war in the souls of soldiers, "Regeneration." And Jan Haaken talks with Costa Rican activist Jimena Alvarado about the recent vote there in favor of a free trade pact.
Part of the Ubu Hour Xmas special. Jesus returns to get revenge on the fundamental religious leadership in this extremely weird and twisted radio drama. This program contains adult themes, profanity, vulgarity, sexual acts, and violence. Do not listen if you are easily offended.