Economic imperialism

Local Reactions to Obama's New Budget

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Evening News
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Thu, 02/17/2011

President Obama revealed a new budget on Monday (2/14/11) that included proposed cuts to programs that have a significant impact low-income Americans.  Some Portland residents reacted to the budget by questioning the priorities of the Obama Administration.  KBOO's Craig Strand has the story.

4:02 minutes (3.69 MB)

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 02/17/11

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Thu, 02/17/2011 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Real conversations for real people!

The Kitchen Table Collective welcomes YOU to "The Eavesdrop"!

Food Show on 02/16/11

Program: 
Food Show
Air date: 
Wed, 02/16/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Cajun breakfasts for Mardi Gras; GMO Alfalfa and Sugar Beets; the Whole Hog; House Bill 2336

February may be our shortest month, but we'll still bring you a sumptuous yet policy-packed Food Show! We begin again with the first meal of the day. Breakfast in Bridgetown author Paul Gerald returns to talk Cajun petit dejeuner spots in advance of Mardi Gras (March 8).

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 02/15/11

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Tue, 02/15/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Economist Justin Elardo joins Abe and Joe to talk about demand-side economics.

When President Franklin D. Roosevelt conceived of and executed the New Deal -- his grand plan to lift the country out of the Great Depression -- his work was guided by demand-side economics. The government would spend money to put people to work building roads, schools, bridges, dams, community centers and a whole array of infrastructure projects, many of which are still in use today. In turn, these gainfully-employed Americans would circulate their wages through the economy, creating demand for goods and services of all kinds. The money needed to hire these workers was raised through a combination of deficit spending and taxation of the wealthy, at rates that would be considered scandalous today.

Burma Today; the Interview with author Edith Mirante

program: 
A Deeper Look
program date: 
Thu, 02/10/2011

 Burma Today is home to arguably the world's tightest contolled dictatorship!

 Last November, just days after the much disputed National Elections were held, the Military Dictatorship of what it calls Myanmar released Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Ky. In January the newly seated Parliament appointed the new President. What do these developments mean about democracy in Burma. My Guest is Edith Mirante author and the founder of Project Maje an educational project on human rights and enviromental issues in Burma.

30:44 minutes (21.11 MB)

Voices from the Edge 02-10-11 Rethinking Psychiatry

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Thu, 02/10/2011

Rethinking psychiatry: a conversation with Robert Whitaker about a more compassionate mental health system

Our treatment of those in emotional distress manifests itself everyday. Too many Oregonians struggling with mental health issues can be found heavily medicated and warehoused. Or, they are turned out onto the streets to become the victims of crime or institutional violence as in the case of James Chasse. This is an issue that goes beyond public policy reform. It is one that calls for a fundamental reexamination of the "broken brain" model of psychiatry upon which those policies are based.

54:46 minutes (50.15 MB)

Marines in the Suez/Polar ice melting/New Depression

program: 
Presswatch
program date: 
Fri, 02/11/2011

 Theresa Mitchell with the "news you're not supposed to know,"and  the strategic significance of the Suez.  Try these links: http://english.aljazeera.net/ http://rawstory.com/ US media, including Time magazine, are reporting that the US has two of its Marine carriers, the USS Kearsarge and USS Ponce, in the Red Sea, ready to attack Egypt.

26:34 minutes (12.16 MB)

Press**Watch: Marines in the Suez/Polar ice melting/New Depression

Try these links: http://english.aljazeera.net/ http://rawstory.com/ US media, including Time magazine, are reporting that the US has two of its Marine carriers, the USS Kearsarge and USS Ponce, in the Red Sea, ready to attack Egypt. According to the pro-war and sometime disinformation site Debka, the Kearsarge is even closer, in the Great Bitter Lake of the Suez, thus parked within easy helicopter range of Cairo. There are 2,200 Marines in the combined carrier battle groups. More on the strategic significance of the Suez, in a moment. .......................................................................................... Lisa Hajjar of Aljazeera English reports that the new Vice President of Egypt is a favorite of the US and Israel, and, of course, is a torturer.

Chris Hedges discusses "The Death of the Liberal Class"

program date: 
Fri, 02/04/2011

Michelle Shroeder Fletcher spoke with author and journalist Chris Hedges about his book "The Death of the Liberal Class."

30:44 minutes (21.1 MB)
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