Economic imperialism

Voices from the Edge 03-17-11 A new look at Oregon's Measure 11 and its impacts

program date: 
Thu, 03/17/2011

Kevin Mannix promised voters in 1994 that his Ballot Measure 11 establishing minimum mandatory sentences would create certainty in Oregon's criminal justice system. While the measure tripled the state's prison population over 20 years, a new report by the state Criminal Justice Commission finds that Measure 11 not only failed to deliver certainty, it has cost the state billions of dollars while it shifting sentencing power from the hands of judges to those of district attorneys - a shift many see as dangerous.

57:02 minutes (52.22 MB)

Conn Hallinan on the Irish Economy

program: 
Fight the Empire
program date: 
Thu, 03/17/2011

 In a special edition of Fight the Empire, Per Fagereng hosts  Conn Hallinan, columnist for Foreign Policy in Focus, who talks about the Irish economy.

28:35 minutes (13.08 MB)

Space and Time: On The Moon

program: 
The Underground
program date: 
Wed, 01/26/2011

Kodiak asks the question "If you could spend a day on the moon, what would you do?" for our January show on Space and Time.

2:59 minutes (2.74 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 03/15/11

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Tue, 03/15/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Will Seaman joins Abe and Joe to discuss the upcoming March 19 peace march and rally.

Sometimes lost amid the background noise of the American political and social landscape is the fact that we're still at war. Nearly 10 years on, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have reaped a grim harvest of blood and treasure. Is there a way out? How long will U.S forces remain? Does the violence and unrest spreading through North Africa and the Middle East threaten to draw us in elsewhere? Is it still worth our time to resist? In advance of Saturday's big anti-war rally and march, activist Will Seaman visits the show to tackle these compelling questions and more.

Hunger in Oregon

program date: 
Sat, 03/12/2011

Dan Johnson hosts a discussion of hunger in Oregon. His guests are Jessica Chanay, Deputy Director for Hunger Free Oregon and Jean Kempe Ware of the Oregon Food Bank

59:02 minutes (27.03 MB)

Political Perspectives on 03/09/11

Air date: 
Wed, 03/09/2011 - 9:30am - 10:00am
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Bernie Sanders: INTERNATIONAL TRADE, TRADE DEFICIT & JOB LOSSES

The Best of Senator Bernie Sanders' Senate Filibuster

Part FOUR: After devoting time to the $13.7 trillion national debt and our deficit which is $1.4 trillion, Sanders turns to our trade deficit. He says: In 2008 the trade deficit was nearly 700 billion - last year our deficit with China alone was almost 227 billion - we urgently need trade reform.

Incalculable: The Cost of US Terrorism in Afghanistan: Interview; Kathy Kelly

program: 
A Deeper Look
program date: 
Thu, 03/10/2011

In the wake of the  US Helecopter gunship killing of nine Afghan boys gathering wood protests have erupted in their village of Nanglam and in the capital Kabul. Protesters carried signs saying " Death, death to America". The  real cost of the U.S. war on Afghanistan is incalculable according to peace activist Kathy Kelly.  Even corrupt Afghan President Karzai called the American apology “not enough”.  Tune in for the human cost of the War in Afghanistan.

30:55 minutes (28.31 MB)
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