On a planet where two billion people are already hungry, an additional 100 million will be plunged into poverty because of the world-wide food crisis. Deborah James, Director of the Center for Economic Policy Research, talks with Bill Resnick about the reasons for this and what needs to be done. She recommmends the Oakland Insitute's website as good place to get more information on these issues.
Per Fagereng interviews John Perkins, author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. He'll talk about his latest book, The Secret History of the American Empire: Economic Hit Men, Jackals, and the Truth about Global Corruption, an exposé of international corruption — and what we can do about it.
This program, hosted by Denise Morris, has musical breaks from Pink Martini and features a discussion with Thomas Lauderdale, the band's co-founder. We also hear from widely-published writer Michael T. Klare about oil and its potential to provoke wars in the future; a review of an Alice Munro story collection; and a discussion of theater and politics. You can hear the whole show by clicking on the arrow above, or listen to individual segments by clicking on the links below.
Well-known author and scholar Michael Klare talks with Bill Resnick about Oil: scarcity, increasing demand, and the arms race developing around competition for it. Michael T. Klare is a Five Colleges professor of Peace and World Security Studies, whose department is located at Hampshire College, defense correspondent of The Nation magazine, and author of Resource Wars and Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America's Growing Petroleum Dependency (Metropolitan).
Host Joe Uris brings a variety of topics to the table today, including the controversial LNG Terminals in Oregon, the Presidential Race, and the Columbia River Crossing. Our conservative friend James is declared KBOO's official Rush [Limbaugh] Reporter, inspiring some listener comments on the place of inflammatory Hate Speech and death threats on the public air waves.
Hope Shand, Research Director for the ETC Group and I discuss their new report
describing efforts by the ag-biotech industry to patent 'climate-ready'
genes which would theoretically allow our most common agricultural
crops to continue thriving in the warm future confronting us all.
This program includes a Movie Mole review of "Iron Man," a commentary on Racism in the Presidential campaign, a first-person report on May Day in Havana, music and the history of the Buena Vista Social Club, and a discussion of the crisis in food prices. Clayton Morgareidge hosts.
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