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Radiozine on 04/25/11

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Mon, 04/25/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Antonia Juhasz on her new book BLACK TIDE: the Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill.

Host Per Fagereng interviews Antonia Juhasz about her new book BLACK TIDE: the Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill

It is the largest oil disaster in American history, and it could happen again. It is more than a story of ruined beaches, dead wildlife, chemical dispersants, corporate spin, political machinations, and financial fallout. It is a riveting human drama filled with people whose lives will forever be defined as “before” and “after” the Gulf oil disaster.

Beaverton School Custodians on Chopping Block

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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 04/25/2011

Two custodians at Beaverton public schools, Mason Young and Steve Specht, talk with host Jamie Partridge about their struggle to prevent possible  layoffs or pay cuts of 30% to 50%  for over a hundred of their fellow custodians, members of the Oregon School Employees Association, chapter 48.

15:14 minutes (20.92 MB)

Crises not over with US economy or Fukushima

program: 
Presswatch
program date: 
Thu, 04/21/2011

 Theresa Mitchell with the "news you're not supposed to know" Theresa Mitchell with the "news you're not supposed to know" notes that radioactive cesium in fish 35 km from Fukushima reactors is 25x legal limit.  Possibility of radiation disheartening to those who live on coast here in Oregon. How is our food being tested for radiation here in US? "Far below levels that pose risk to humans" -- really? Radioactive plumes from Fukushima--Northern Oregon right in the path. Also instability in economy -- even Ben Stein proclaiming that economic collapse is coming.  Inflation -- a hidden tax.  Gold and silver gaining in value.  Workers wages become worth less.

25:57 minutes (11.88 MB)

Alternative Radio on 05/03/11

Program: 
Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Tue, 05/03/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Simon Johnson on Megabanks: Too Big to Save (lecture)

Simon Johnson on Megabanks: Too Big to Save (lecture)

It was an unusual moment at the 2011 Oscars. Charles Ferguson, director of the award-winning documentary "Inside Job," told the audience, "Forgive me, I must start by pointing out that three years after our horrific financial crisis caused by financial fraud, not a single financial executive has gone to jail, and that's wrong." There was some applause. Imagine if you or I drove away without paying for gas or stole a pizza. We’d be arrested. But if you commit a huge financial fraud you walk away with tons of money. The robber barons of the age are laughing as hapless citizens watch in dismay as they are taken to the cleaners. Are these the values U.S. politicians keep extolling and insist the world emulate?

The Virtue of Selfishness or The Soul of Man Under Socialism

program date: 
Mon, 04/18/2011

 Joe and Clayton consider selfishness and altruism in the context of Ayn Rand's work. They bring in Oscar Wilde's 1891 essay "The Soul of Man Under Socialism" - which almost sounds like an essay Rand would write - as an alternative understanding of the same dynamics of altruism and self-determination that Rand uses to support laissez-faire capitalism and the rule of property.

11:15 minutes (10.31 MB)

Abe & Joe discuss the Federal Budget

program date: 
Tue, 04/19/2011

 Hosted by Joe Uris and Abe Proctor.

Today, we'll discuss the Federal Budget...

54:09 minutes (24.79 MB)

Workers Helping Workers

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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 04/18/2011

Workers Feeding Workers

 Labor troubador George Mann talks about his friend Anne Feeney and an upoming concert in her honor.

On May 14th, letter carriers and their customers across the country participate in the largest, 1-day food drive of the year. Jean Kemp-Ware from the Oregon Food Bank tells you how you can adopt a letter carrier and help stamp out hunger.

27:39 minutes (25.32 MB)

Positively Revolting on 04-15-11 United for A Fair Economy

program date: 
Fri, 04/15/2011

Positively Revolting hosts Ani & Lyn talk about wealth and taxes with guest Brian Miller, the Executive Director of United for A Fair Economy

When it comes to taxes, not all income is created—or taxed—equal

Despite the time-honored value of rewarding hard work, our tax code gives preferential treatment to income derived from pre-existing wealth instead of income earned from work. 

LEARN MORE HERE:  faireconomy.org
 

51:28 minutes (47.12 MB)

The Assault on Labor and ALL of America's Working Class

program date: 
Tue, 04/12/2011

Hosted by Joe Uris and Abe Proctor

What if the labor movement never happened? What if we never gained weekends or sick leave? Or lunch hours, paid vacation, health insurance? The 40-hour work week? With hundreds of union-busting bills pending across the nation, Abe and Joe return to the ongoing assault on workers.

52:17 minutes (23.93 MB)

Michael Moore in Wisconsin

program date: 
Mon, 04/11/2011

 Last month, Michael Moore spoke to the crowd of protesters in Madison, Wisconsin, telling them "Wisconsin is not broke!"  The Old Mole presents a quick edited version.  You can find the entire speech with video at Mike's website.  

8:30 minutes (4.87 MB)
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