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Alternative Radio on 06/28/11

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Alternative Radio
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Tue, 06/28/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Chris Hedges - Empire Abroad, Tyranny at Home (interview)

Chris Hedges - Empire Abroad, Tyranny at Home (interview)

Host David Barsamian interviews the brilliant Chris Hedges, one of the foremost societal critics in the country today.

Chris Hedges is an award-winning journalist who has covered wars in the Balkans, the Middle East and Central America. He writes a weekly column for Truthdig.com and is a senior fellow at The Nation Institute. He is the author of "American Fascists," "Empire of Illusion," and "Death of the Liberal Class." His latest book is The World As It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress, a collection of original Truthdig columns.

Membership Drive Special: Education Reform and the War on Teachers

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 10/11/2010

Who is to blame for the failures of public education?  The finger is often pointed at teachers and their unions.  Tonight's Labor Radio gives educators a chance to talk back.  In tonight's membership drive special we take a look at how so-called reforms add to the problems and what educators are doing to resist cutbacks and fight for the real transformations our schools need.  First we speak with Bob Peterson, a fifth grade teacher and an editor for Rethinking Schools.

27:57 minutes (19.19 MB)

Portland Rising: Fifteen Thousand Workers in Collective Bargaining This Summer

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 04/11/2011

Negotiating a collective bargaining agreement is tough.  Negotiating during hard economic times is even tougher. Despite the down economy, workers across the state -- including 15,000 Portland workers in bargaining right now -- are staying on the offense to fight for jobs, fairness and the respect we all deserve. We speak with Toby Green of Laborers Local 483, Al Shropshire, a welder and member of the United Association of Plumbers, Steamfitters, and Apprentices, and Jerry Kohler, a Mt.

26:15 minutes (18.03 MB)

Political Perspectives on 06/15/11

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Wed, 06/15/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Creating Democracy and Challenging Corporate Rule

David Cobb speaks on "Creating Democracy and Challenging Corporate Rule." In this talk he presents a case for Move to Amend.org, a coalition of over 100,000 people and organizations whose goal is to amend the United States Constitution to restrict corporate power.

Cobb is an organizer with Move to Amend.org and a former Presidential Candidate.

Cobb’s Corvallis talk was sponsored by the Linn-Benton chapter of the Pacific Green Party and the Veterans for Peace.

David Cobb will be leading a workshop this Saturday, June 18th, from 10AM to 5PM at the First Unitarian Church at SW 12th and Salmon in Portland. Preregistration is required at www.afd-pdx.org

 

New Hope for Single Payer! and West Coast Unity for San Francisco Hotel Workers

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 06/13/2011

http://www.laborforsinglepayer.org/images/trumka.jpgRN and longtime health care and labor activist Betsy Zucker brings us some major good news in the campaign for single payer, including a groundbreaking victory in Vermont and a change of direction from labor's top organizational leadership.  For more info on the upcoming training for single-payer advocates (Saturday June 25th, 10 am) contact Portland Jobs with Justice.

28:17 minutes (11.33 MB)

More Talk Radio on 06/13/11

Program: 
More Talk Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 06/13/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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PLASTIC: A Toxic Love Story

Science writer Susan Freinkel talks about her book PLASTIC: A Toxic Love Story. 

In PLASTIC, Susan traces the history of the substance, and our pervasive use of it. She writes about the good uses of plastic (IV bags, heart monitors, design concepts, etc) and the bad aspects (health concerns, danger to animals, etc). She follows the history of plastic through eight household items including the comb, credit card, and soda bottle. She visited factories in China, where women toil 60-hour weeks for $175 a month to make Frisbees. She also visited preemie wards, where the lifesaving vinyl tubes that deliver food and oxygen to premature babies may cause altered thyroid function, allergies, and liver problems later in life.

Helen Keller: politically incorrect rebel girl

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Mon, 06/06/2011

Helen Keller is a beloved bleeding-heart symbol of personal perseverance, an "unmitigated American folk-hero" even, but what we hardly hear in school is that she persevered against capitalism and in solidarity with the radical left movements of her time. This short essay, read by Joe Clement and published at On This Deity, pays tribute to that legacy. At the end is a clip of a Joe Hill song, The Rebel Girl, sung by Hazel Dickens. That song can be found HERE, but note that the music is preceded by about a minute of narration.

5:12 minutes (4.77 MB)

The 11th annual Village Building Convergence!

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Tue, 05/24/2011

 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

57:07 minutes (26.15 MB)

Anti-union campaign threatens Portland's French School closure

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Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 05/23/2011

Massene Mboup, Co-President of the Associated French School Employees, tells host Jamie Partridge how his administration is trying to bust their union by threatening to close their school

 
13:35 minutes (18.65 MB)

City's Seasonal Workers Struggle for Basic Union Rights

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 05/23/2011

Seasonal Maintenance Workers who work in the Portland Parks are struggling for basic union rights.  Laborers local 483 organizer Erica Askin is interviewed by host Jamie Partridge

13:24 minutes (18.4 MB)

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