Special Programming: Public Affairs on 01/29/09

Air date: 
Thu, 01/29/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Woody Guthrie - Better World A'Comin'

Woody Guthrie: his life and music

The Pacifica Radio Archives delves into our collection to find interviews with Woody's wife Marjorie, longtime friend Will Geer, best friend Beth Lomax Hawes along with classic music and interviews with Woody.

Right 2 Survive

Second week of the month on Wednesday at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Confronting the housing crisis and organizing housing activists to address systemic inequalities

Life During Wartime on 01/28/09

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'

Special Programming: Public Affairs

Air date: 
Thu, 01/08/2009 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Melinda Bernert hosts another pilot edition of Mediaocrity: Beyond the Spin, which looks at how local media covers or doesn't cover issues we care about. Her guest is Joanne Zuhl, managing editor of Street Roots.

Old Mole Variety Hour for January 5, 2009

program date: 
Sun, 01/04/2009

Tom Becker hosts the first Old Mole show of 2009.  Topics include

Hear the whole show by clicking on the arrow at the top of the page.  Hear individual pieces by following the links above, where you can also find links to more information.


51:28 minutes (29.46 MB)

Solving the Housing Crisis

program date: 
Sun, 01/04/2009

ForeclosuresUnemploymentPoverty.  At least  a third of the nation ill-housed or un-housed.  What to do?  Chester Hartman has written widely on housing issues, and he talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick.  Hartman, an urban planner and author, is Director of Research of the Poverty & Race Research Action Council in Washington, DC.

18:18 minutes (10.48 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.


Old Mole Variety Hour

Air date: 
Mon, 01/05/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
A program of social and political commentary from a socialist-feminist point of view.

The housing crisis continues as more people become homeless  because of foreclosures.  On this program, Bill Resnick talks with Chester Hartman, Director of Research for the Poverty and Race Research Action Council, about  the problem and how it could be solved. The Movie Moles will  review Slumdog Millionaire, and Tom Becker will read from the Guardian on the Palestinian-Israeli struggle. 

Doreen Binder, Executive Director of Transition Projects

More Talk Radio
program date: 
Sun, 12/14/2008

Hosts Cecil and Celeste lead a discussion of the increased need for food and shelter for low-income and others affected by the current recession. Their guest is Doreen Binder, Executive Director of Transition Projects.

52:10 minutes (47.77 MB)

More Talk Radio

More Talk Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 12/15/2008 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Hosts Cecil and Celeste lead a discussion of the increased need for food and shelter for low-income and others affected by the current recession. Guests include a representative from the Oregon Food Bank and Doreen Binder, Executive Director of Transition Projects.


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