Faith & spirituality

Alternative Radio on 03/25/09

Program: 
Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Wed, 03/25/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Tenzin Tsundue - Free Tibet (interview)

Tenzin Tsundue is a poet, writer, author and a noted activist for Tibetan freedom. He is widely regarded as a leading voice of the Tibetan exile community. His book "Kora" is in its fifth edition and has been translated into several languages. His poems and essays appear in the Indian media as well as various publications around the world.

Tibet is the inspiration behind the idea of Shangri la, paradise on earth. Scholars can debate the veracity of that. But today Tibet, in the words of the Dalai Lama, its spiritual leader, is "hell on earth" and "these 50 years have brought untold suffering and destruction to the land and people of Tibet. Today, the religion, culture, language and identity, which successive generations of Tibetans have
considered more precious than their lives, are nearing extinction." The Nobel Peace Prize winner spoke on March 10, 2009 in Dharamsala, India, the Himalayan hill town that is the seat of the Tibetan government in exile. Tibetans outside of China and their supporters held rallies around the world to mark the 50th anniversary of the failed revolt against Chinese rule. The Chinese military crushed the rebellion, forcing the Dalai Lama to flee to India.

Circle A Radio playlist for 02/04/2009

Air date: 
02/04/2009

Dicentra Collective
The Dicentra Collective is based in Portland, OR. They are 7 individuals who are collectively committed to create radical communities of care, networks of support, and movements based on relationship building. We talk with the members of Dicentra Collective about their beginnings, their workshops, their ideas for radical caregiving, and include excerpts from a cronic pain zine, and other media they’ve produced.
 

Circle A Radio playlist for 01/07/2009

Air date: 
01/07/2009

Hawaiian Sovereignty
Queen Liliuokalani was the last reigning monarch of the Hawaiian islands. She was deposed by opposition forces who called themselves the Committee of Safety,  with the help of the U.S. Marines. On January 17, 1893, Queen lileo kulani  yielded her authority:
. . . Now to avoid any collision of armed forces, and perhaps the loss of life, I do this under protest and impelled by said force yield my authority until such time as the Government of the United States shall, upon facts being presented to it, undo the action of its representatives and reinstate me in the authority which I claim as the Constitutional Sovereign of the Hawaiian Islands.

Circle A Radio playlist for 12/03/2008

Air date: 
12/03/2008

Proposition 8 and the fight for Marriage Equality
Proposition 8 was passed this November in California. It changed the state Constitution  to restrict the definition of marriage to a union between a man and a woman and eliminated the right of same-sex couples to marry .
We explore the issues of marriage equality, people of color and the LGBT movement. with Thomas Wheatley, Organizing Director of Basic Rights Oregon, and  Bonnie Tinker and The Rev. Cecil Charles Prescod from Love Makes a Family.

Presswatch

Program: 
Presswatch
Air date: 
Thu, 01/29/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Host Theresa Mitchell speaks with Jack D. Forbes, author of "Columbus and Other Cannibals." Forbes is professor emeritus and former chair of Native American Studies at the University of California at Davis. He was instrumental at the start of the Native American Movement in 1961, and went on to found Native American Studies programs across the country as well as an indigenous university.

Life During Wartime on 01/28/09

Program: 
Life During Wartime
Air date: 
Wed, 01/28/2009 - 11:00pm - Thu, 01/29/2009 - 1:00am
Short Description: 
Raging punk and hardcore spun by your favorites plus live performances from Iron Lung and Australia'

interview with Marion Dawan on Islam

program date: 
Wed, 12/03/2008

the conversation with Ms. Dawan is finally being posted...  She is a wonderful spirit, as well as a local, Portland-based community activist.  Here, we speak on Islam. 

23:39 minutes (21.66 MB)

Index of leading asshattery indicators

 I love Harper's Index.

For those of you not familiar with it, Harper's Index appears near the front of every edition of Harper's magazine. It presents a sort of snapshot of current affairs by way of assembling a bunch of seemingly obscure, but ultimately telling, statistics. The index can really help break an issue down to irrefutable numbers in a way that cuts through ideological trappings.

Take the current iteration of Harper's Index, for example. It's all about the legacy of the Bush years, the whole fucking war-ridden, corrupt, incompetent, greedy, murderous, filthy lot of them. Here's just a few choice nuggets:

 

Percentage of Bush’s first 189 appointees who also served in his father’s administration: 42

Minimum number of Bush appointees who have regulated industries they used to represent as lobbyists: 98

Date on which the GAO sued Dick Cheney to force the release of documents related to current U.S. energy policy: 2/22/02

Number of other officials the GAO has sued over access to federal records: 0

Number of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and North African men detained in the U.S. in the eight weeks after 9/11: 1,182

Number charged with an immigration violation: 762

Days since the federal government first placed the nation under an “elevated terror alert” that the level has been relaxed: 0

Percentage of the amendments in the Bill of Rights that are violated by the USA PATRIOT Act, according to the ACLU: 50

Minimum number of laws that Bush signing statements have exempted his administration from following: 1,069

 

... and on and on. It's an itemized chronicle of catastrophic mis-government. Read the whole thing, and then print it off and give it to your Republican co-workers.

-A

An Evening of Afrotainment playlist for 01/03/2009

Program name: 
An Evening of Afrotainment
Air date: 
01/03/2009
Bridget B. here, Celeste and I will be joining forces to deliver An Evening of Afrotainment each Saturday from 7pm to 10pm.  Hear music of the African Diaspora by Black artists-worldwide. All genres...from African traditional to esoteric experimental. Slip and slide aurally through the spectrum of Black experience.  I'll be at the helm on January 3, 17 and 31, 2009 with Celeste serving as the host on January 10 & 24, 2009.

Diane Wilson

program: 
Radiozine
program date: 
Mon, 12/29/2008

 Diane Wilson talks with host Marianne Barisonek about her book "Holy Roller: Growing Up in the Church of Knock Down, Drag Out; or, How I Quit Loving a Blue-Eyed Jesus"

27:36 minutes (25.27 MB)
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