Benjamin Barber speaks on Runaway Capitalism. Benjamin Barber is a well-known scholar and political theorist. He is the author of many books including the bestseller Jihad vs. McWorld. His latest book is Consumed: The Fate of Citizens under Capitalism Triumphant.
Former New York Times reporter David Cay Johnston speaks on "Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense." In this talk given in Oregon Johnson addresses Oregon issues related to his topic.
A look at how major drug makers are pushing drugs and vaccines that have not been properly tested on consumers. And a tribute to the late poet and activist Grace Paley with Portland poet and biographer Judith Arcana.
Sunsara Taylor returns to Drinking From Puddles tonight !!
Activist Sunsara Taylor, of The Revolution newspaper & The World Can't Wait orginization returns to Drinking From Puddles tonight for her third interview on the program. On tap is the decline of anti-war & other protesting in the wake of Obama's nomination, as well as other connected issues regarding the war in Iraq, the potential war in Iran and America's adgenda on the world stage.
Host Marlene Howell substitutes for Barbara Bernstein today, bringing two main topics to the table.
First up, she invites opinions on Patriarchy versus Matriarchy as it relates to the wholesale Commodification of the entire planet's resources versus Sustainability. Is it even possible for our species (let alone mostother species) to survive our greed?
Part two of today's show asks the listenership: "What are YOU going to do TODAY to express your environmental values?" This is not meant as an esoteric question, but a practical one, inviting real behaviors that can be practiced today by average citizens to protect and preserve our lifeline.
Dennis Bernstein interviews Michael Parenti, author, historian and media critic, who discusses US activities in the Middle East and implications of the 2008 US Presidential election. His latest book is Contrary Notions, the Michael Parenti Reader.
And on the Block Report hear about The Decline of Black Radio. The guest is Iyanna Jones - filmmaker of Disappearing Voices, the Decline of Black Radio, written and narrated by Bob Law, and directed by U-Savior. www.disappearingvoices.com, www.blockreportradio.com
Frann Michel hosts this program which features an explanation of what's going on between Russia and Georgia (and the US); a review of the documentary about a high wire exploit at the World Trade Center in 1974; and an introduction to Los Angeles's Thai Town.
Last week, Bill Resnick began a conversation with urban naturalist Mike Houck about restoring Portland's ecosystem and making it part of a sustainable environment. Part 2 of this interview was not aired this week so we could bring you a live interview about a breaking story -- the Russia - Georgia conflict. But you can hear Part 2 of The Sustainable City here.
If you want a clear explanation of what's going on between Russia and Georgia (and the US), listen to this conversation between Middle-Eastern expert Stephen Zunes and the Old Mole's Bill Resnick as they lay out the background and the probable outcome. See also his current article in the Huffington Post.