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LNG Protest in Salem

program: 
Air Cascadia
program date: 
Mon, 01/12/2009
12:20 minutes (11.29 MB)

Isreal, The Timeline: from Way Back Then till Right Now

program date: 
Mon, 01/12/2009

 Hosts Abe Proctor and Joe Uris cover many of the key points in Isreal's history, in an effort to understand how and why today's slaughter in Gaza came to be.  Of course, several well-spoken listeners offer illumination on some events, and contrasting views on others.  

Listener Laurie recommends the book The Lemon Tree by Sandy Tolan for a riveting story of the relationship between an exiled Palestinian family and the Israeli family that took over their house when they fled.

 

56:04 minutes (25.67 MB)

Between the Covers

Program: 
Between the Covers
Air date: 
Tue, 01/13/2009 - 9:00am - 9:30am

Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Australian based journalist, author and blogger Antony Lowenstein about his bbok, "The Blogging Revolution."

Special Programming: Public Affairs

Air date: 
Thu, 01/08/2009 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Melinda Bernert hosts another pilot edition of Mediaocrity: Beyond the Spin, which looks at how local media covers or doesn't cover issues we care about. Her guest is Joanne Zuhl, managing editor of Street Roots.

Index of leading asshattery indicators

 I love Harper's Index.

For those of you not familiar with it, Harper's Index appears near the front of every edition of Harper's magazine. It presents a sort of snapshot of current affairs by way of assembling a bunch of seemingly obscure, but ultimately telling, statistics. The index can really help break an issue down to irrefutable numbers in a way that cuts through ideological trappings.

Take the current iteration of Harper's Index, for example. It's all about the legacy of the Bush years, the whole fucking war-ridden, corrupt, incompetent, greedy, murderous, filthy lot of them. Here's just a few choice nuggets:

 

Percentage of Bush’s first 189 appointees who also served in his father’s administration: 42

Minimum number of Bush appointees who have regulated industries they used to represent as lobbyists: 98

Date on which the GAO sued Dick Cheney to force the release of documents related to current U.S. energy policy: 2/22/02

Number of other officials the GAO has sued over access to federal records: 0

Number of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and North African men detained in the U.S. in the eight weeks after 9/11: 1,182

Number charged with an immigration violation: 762

Days since the federal government first placed the nation under an “elevated terror alert” that the level has been relaxed: 0

Percentage of the amendments in the Bill of Rights that are violated by the USA PATRIOT Act, according to the ACLU: 50

Minimum number of laws that Bush signing statements have exempted his administration from following: 1,069

 

... and on and on. It's an itemized chronicle of catastrophic mis-government. Read the whole thing, and then print it off and give it to your Republican co-workers.

-A

Alternative Radio

Program: 
Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Wed, 01/07/2009 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Robert Fisk - War Reporting (lecture)
Robert Fisk, based in Beirut, is the Middle East correspondent for "The Independent." He is winner of the Amnesty International UK Press Award and the Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom. The "Financial Times" calls him "one of the outstanding reporters of his generation. As a war correspondent he is unrivalled." He is the author of "Pity
the Nation: The Abduction of Lebanon" and "The Great War for Civilization." His latest book is "The Age of the Warrior."

 

Presswatch

Program: 
Presswatch
Air date: 
Tue, 01/01/2008 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Theresa Mitchell hosts a special extended version of Presswatch, the News You're Not Supposed to Know, for the beginning of the New Year.

Newsrooms in Peril

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program date: 
Tue, 12/16/2008
Pink slips are filling up newsrooms across the country. Is this due to dire financial circumstances? Or unrelenting greed and Wall Street pressure? Craig Aaron from Free Press joins Melinda Bernert on Mediaocrity.

And.. Do you want to be part of the media? But don't want to leave your neighborhood? Bright Neighbor CEO Randy White shows us how.

 
52:38 minutes (24.1 MB)

Radiozine

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Tue, 12/30/2008 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Host Kathleen Stephenson speaks with Heidi Boisvert, media manager at Breakthrough, a group which promotes human rights by developing new media including downloadable games. Boisvert helped to create the game ICED or I Can End Deportation to spark dialogue and create awareness of unfair U.S. immigration policies.

www.homelandgitmo.com

www.icedgame.com 

www.breakthrough.tv

Special Programming: Public Affairs

Air date: 
Thu, 12/25/2008 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Michael Parenti speaks on Diversity and Orthodoxy in the News Media. Parenti gave the keynote speech for the Modern Media Censorship lectures by Project Censored on August 28th of this year.

Michael Parenti has written and lectured on the mainstream media for decades. He is the author of numerous books including "Inventing Reality."

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