Facts? Don't bother me with the facts. An article from the Boston Globe discusses the ramifications of a University of Michigan study which shows that reality has very little bearing on one's deeply held opinions, whether right or wrong. In fact (so to speak), the study suggests a perverse tendency to cling even more tightly to one's beliefs whenever reality proves to be inconvenient.
With Joe on vacation, Abe probes the murky waters where faith and fact overlap.
Tonight on Circle A Radio we have a summer reading program, with people who run bookstores, and bookgroups, printers, and of course, readers sharing what they’re reading.
We'll talk with Jordi and Shanti from Northstar Infoshop, Maile Speakman of the Portland Feminist Reading Group, author Yusef Shakur whose most recent book is entitled The Window to My Soul: My Transformation from a Zone 8 Thug to a Father and a Freedom Fighter, Charles from Eberhardt Press, and people from AK Press and Blackrose Infoshop.
Theresa Mitchell with the news "you're not supposed to know" interviews poet Walt Curtis about Portland's declaration of Walt Curtis Week and events to support the poet. Theresa also takes a look at npr portrayals the Afghanistan invasion, and the possibility and consequences of an Israeli attack on Iran. See more at Theresa's blog: http://kboo.fm/node/22376
Join co-hosts Jo Ann Bowman and Dave Mazza every Thursday morning as they bring you informative guests and lively discussions about the issues that are important to you and your community. Every week, Voices from the Edge provides KBOO listeners a place to engage in meaningful talk about racial disparity, government accountability, environmental justice, local and national politics, and other crucial issues of the day. Jo Ann and Dave bring you guests you won’t hear on other talk radio programs and conversation about making Oregon and the nation a better place.