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Political Perspectives on 06/30/09

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Tue, 06/30/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Analysis and information about the June 27th coup in Honduras.

Closing Portland's Affordable Housing Gap

program date: 
Wed, 06/24/2009

The real estate bubble may have burst but many Portlanders still find homeownership beyond their reach.

58:22 minutes (46.77 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 06/30/09

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Tue, 06/30/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Guest Host: Goudarz Eghtedari

Why were elections in Iran rigged? What do the Iranian Demonstrators want? Is the Green Wave in Iran another CIA staged colour revolution? For some answers tune into KBOO's special talk show with Goudarz Eghtedari when he interviews Professors Hamid Dabashi and Kaveh Ehsany, 8 AM Tuesday June 30th.
Hamid Dahbashi is a Columbia University's Middle East Studies Professor, and Kaveh Ehsani is Professor of International Studies at DePaul University, Chicago and an editor of Middle East Report.


Is this what Democracy looks like?

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Wed, 06/24/2009

Words can be used to communicate ideas between people, to describe things we can't point to.  Words can also be used to separate and manipulate.  This happens in our media all the time.  Remember when the prior administration talked about "spreading democracy"?  

This was a divisive choice of words - some of us think - hooray! spreading democracy! pass the popcorn!  to others, sounds a little like cultural imperialism.

58:09 minutes (39.93 MB)

Andy Worthington Interview: Guantanamo under Obama

A Deeper Look
program date: 
Wed, 06/24/2009

 Host Linda Olson-Osterlund Interviews Andy Worthington journalist, 

historian and author of the book The Guantanamo Files:
The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison
What progress is being made since Obama has become President?
We discuss recent releases of prisoners, the transfer of some
Chinese Uighurs to Bermuda and the suspicious death of America's
most famous "Ghost Prisoner" in a Libyan prison

28:30 minutes (26.09 MB)

One Land Many Voices

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Fri, 06/26/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Guest hosts, Wael Elasady and Peter Miller interview Professor Norman Finkelstein about the most recent events in Palestine and Israel, Obama's June 4th speech in Cairo, and what we can learn from Gandhi.

Positively Revolting

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Fri, 06/26/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Anna Soderberg hosts call-in talk radio this morning. The topic is "Parenting without Punishments".

Guests will be connected parenting educators Emily Troper and Lyla Wolfenstein. Emily is also a Certified Post-Partum Doula and Lyla is also a Board Certified Lactation Consultant.

Radiozine on 06/25/09

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Thu, 06/25/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Toni Tabora-Roberts interviews Curtis Choy about his film "Manilatown is in the Heart".  A favorite at the DisOrient film festival in April, the film is a tribute to late poet and activist Al Robles. 

In the 1970s, Robles was an activist involved in the San Francisco I-Hotel struggle, a fight which is now burned into Filipino-American civil rights history.

After a decade-long protest, many low-income elderly Manong were evicted, effectively dismantling the last enclave of downtown San Francisco's historic Manilatown community.

"Manilatown is in the Heart"will show for one night only in Portland on Friday, June 26th at the Hollywood Theater.

Flashpoints on 06/24/09

Air date: 
Wed, 06/24/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

 Part two of a special report about the current political, social and cultural climate inside Iran.

Alternative Radio on 06/24/09

Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Wed, 06/24/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Our planet and its people are in peril. Diminishing fresh water supplies, destruction of forests, polluted air, species extinction at an unparalleled rate, and a toxic petrochemical environment are all clear signals that things are going seriously haywire. And climate change, the impacts of which are already evidenced at an accelerating pace, threatens environmental devastation on an almost incomprehensible scale. Rising sea levels will overwhelm island states, low lying countries such as Bangladesh, and many of the coastal areas where the world's population is concentrated. Climate change will bring more disease outbreaks, including new diseases and variants of existing ones for which there is no treatment.

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