Historian Marilyn Young and the Old Mole's Laurie Mercier analyze how the neo-cons have misused the history of the Viet Nam war and what we should have learned from that disaster. Brooke Jacobson reviews two forthcoming documentaries to be shown on public television. John Cameron of the Institute for Policy Studies talks with Bill Resnick about the three crises facing the global environment and how they can be confronted by popular movements. Laurie Mercier concludes with some reflections on the anniversary of 9/11 and demonstrations for peace.
In this Labor Day show, Bill Resnick and Bill Smalldone discuss the power of the German working class since World War II; Tom Becker reviews the history of Labor Day; Luz Maria Gordillo reads a short story about Mexican family whose father has crossed the border to work; and the Movie Moles Fran Michel and Jan Haaken take on "The Invasion".
Words & Pictures takes a loving look back at the brilliant and quirky UPA studio (started by Disney strikers after WWII) with animation historian Tee Bosustow. Tee's father Stephen helped found the haven for artists and oddballs, many of whom ended up blacklisted during the McCarthy red scares of the 1950's.
We continue the round table discussion of transportation alternatives in Portland. Mike Snedeker discusses the consolidation of executive power going back to the 1970s. Larry Bowlden reviews "Midnight at the Dragon Cafe" by Judy Bates Fong, and Clayton Morgareidge reports on “The World at Our Service: Cruise Ships and the Global Division of Labor.”
Health care workers around the country have been struggling to form unions, facing off against private health care companies that care little about living wages and benefits.
Workers Independent News brings us this report about one group of workers trying to unionize in Chicago:
This program begins with Marty Hart-Landsberg discussing whether China's growth is really sending US jobs to China. Brooke Jacobson reviews the film "Ten Canoes," and Larry Bowlden reviews the novel "Pearl" by Mary Gordon. Tom Becker discusses two books on what apes tell us about human morality. The program concludes with Bill Renick and Micah Yeigh beginning a conversation about models of early education at issue in Portland schools.