If You Love This Planet on 03/23/09

Air date: 
Mon, 03/23/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Host Dr. Helen Caldicott speaks with Mary Olson, Southeast Regional Coordinator for the Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS) talks about the nuclear 'renaissance' in the United States, including the push for the flawed Generation IV reactors.

Old Mole Variety Hour for March 16, 2009

program date: 
Sun, 03/15/2009

 Hosted by Denise Morris, this program features discussions of single payer health insurance, a strike against a hedge-fund owned cookie company in Brooklyn, a movie about ambiguous gender, and a psychological investigation of political apathy.  To hear the whole show, click on the arrow at the top of this page.  For individual segments, follow the links below:

1.  Russell Mokhiber and Bill Resnick discuss the need for getting single payer health insurance recognized as an option in the current debate.

2.  Movie Moles Jan Haaken and Denise Morris review the Argentine film XXY.

54:13 minutes (31.02 MB)

Action on Single-Payer

program date: 
Sun, 03/15/2009

Why we need single-payer health insurance and how to get it.  

Russell Mokhiber, ace crime reporter for Multinational Monitor talks about the crimes of the private insurance companies and how a new activist organization, Single Payer Action, is going to get Single Payer recognized as a serious option in the planning for universal coverage going on in Washington.  

16:18 minutes (9.33 MB)

Circle A Radio on 05/06/09

Air date: 
Wed, 05/06/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Howard Zinn compares the economic crisis of today with the Great Depression

In our current economic meltdown, pundents rush to compare our present-day situation to the Great Depression.  We talk with historian, author, playwright, and social activist, Howard Zinn, to explore the truth in the comparisons, and where they fall short.

We also feature Oral Histories from the Library of Congress.


Radiozine on 03/23/09

Air date: 
Mon, 03/23/2009 - 11:00am - 11:30am

"Four Health Care Advocates Talk about the Oregon State Legislature." Roberta Hall moderates a discussion with Joe Zaerr representing the Archimedes Movement, Betty Johnson representing Health Care for All Oregon and Mid-Valley Health Care Advocates, and Mike Huntington representing Physicians for a National Health Program.

Food Show on 03/18/09

Food Show
Air date: 
Wed, 03/18/2009 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

"Potato Talk!" 

Potatoes are Oregon’s 7th biggest cash crop, grown primarily for frozen French fries and chips in the Columbia Basin, and in the Klamath Basin for fresh sales. Tubers also kept our grandparents and parents alive during the Great Depression. Maybe you’re cooking with them more now, to stretch those food dollars during these tight times. Though maligned by the low-carb craze, potatoes are a vitamin-and-fiber-rich nutritional punch.

On today’s show we’ll hear from:
•    Eco-chef and activist Bryant Terry who will tempt us with a recipe for “Cumin-Cayenne Mashed Potatoes with Carmelized Onions,” from his just released cookbook, Vegan Soul Kitchen: Fresh, Healthy, and Creative African-American Cuisine. The third person to call (503) 231-8187 after the interview will win a free copy of the book!

•    Heirloom potato breeder Tom Wagner of Tater-Mater Seeds in Everett, Wash.

•    Local organic farmer Lyle Stanley of Gee Creek Farm, on potato varieties and how to plant them.

•    Roosevelt High School students overcoming learning disabilities in the garden.

Dr. Sharol Tilgner and Herbal Medicine: From The Heart Of The Earth

program date: 
Sun, 03/15/2009

 Host Dr. David Naimon interviews Dr. Sharol Tilgner, naturopathic physician, herbalist, founder of Wise Woman Herbals, and author of "Herbal Medicine: From The Heart of the Earth."  Her web site is called Herbal Transitions.

27:48 minutes (25.46 MB)

If You Love This Planet on 03/16/09

Air date: 
Mon, 03/16/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Host Dr. Helen Caldicott speaks with Dr. Oliver Fein, a practicing general internist with experience in health policy and a commitment to access to care for vulnerable populations, health system reform and global health education. He is currently Professor of Clinical Medicine and Clinical Public Health and Associate Dean at the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City.
In this interview he talks about his role as President of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), and outlines their proposal for a 'one payer' system for health care in the United States.

Healthwatch on 03/16/09

Air date: 
Mon, 03/16/2009 - 11:00am - 11:30am

Host Dr. David Naimon interviews Dr. Sharol Tilgner, naturopathic physician, herbalist, founder of Wise Woman Herbals, and author of "Herbal Medicine: From The Heart of the Earth."

Concerned over Central City Concern; Also: Marching for Peace

program date: 
Wed, 03/11/2009

Central City Concern, with a $33 million annual budget and 23 buildings, is the city's biggest nonprofit landlord in downtown Portland. Some of the nonprofit's tenants, however, say their landlord has let apartment buildings fall into disrepair and disregarded tenants'demands for action or even a chance to speak to Central City Concern's board about the problem.

55:54 minutes (44.78 MB)
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