Developing Portland's "real wealth" - a conversation about "caring economics"
There’s more ways of defining wealth than just dollars or private property. There’s the economic value of the health of families, communities and our planet – far more important indicators than those of our dominant market economy.
Today, Joe is by himself, and he opens the show with a reading of an article from August of 1993 that was printed in a small independent rag called PDXS. The article was entitled "Wake Up And Smell The Boot Polish," and warned us of a pending Fascist State looming on the horizon. Amazingly, the article could have been written yesterday, and inspired quite the flurry of calls.
The Christian Crusade to Take Over The US Military
Guest Jeff Sharlet, author of The Family:The Secret Fundamentalism AtThe Heart Of Americn Power will join host Linda Olson-Osterlund on a Deeper look to discuss his May 2009 Harpers article on The Christian Crusade To Take Over The U.S. Military.
When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke today at the Annual Conference of the United Jewish Federations in Washington, DC, he was interrupted by Code Pink peace activist Midge Potts stood up with a banner that said “End the Siege of Gaza”.
She shouted “Stop the blockade of Gaza, Shame on you, Netanyahu”, and was dragged out of the meeting by security guards.
Host Crystal Leighty speaks with Leigh Knox about Awakening the Dreamer...Changing the Dream is a unique 4 hour symposium developed by the Pachamama Alliance, a not-for-profit organization inspired by indigenous elders of the Amazon rain forest and their friends in North America.
An update on recent devlopments in Rendition court cases, changes to the FOIA law, and changes to the Military Commissions at Guantanamo. The Obama administration continues to use National Security to cloak Bush era abuses in secrecy.
The Fund for Peace compiles an annual "Failed States Index" that ranks countries with the most political, economic and social instability. The higher the ranking, the more critical the need for help. The world average is about 75 on a 100-point scale, but more nations have topped 100 this year - and Portland-based Mercy Corps works in many of them. KBOO’s Crystal Leighty has more, in collaboration with the Oregon News Service:
A Eugene activist is suing the Eugene Chief of police after he was arrested only to have the charges dropped when a police officer was found lying on video tape. KBOO’s Paul Munday talks to his lawyer.