Media

Well-read Red: The Spectacular President's Role in Electoral Theater

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Mon, 02/20/2012

Well-read Red, Clayton Morgareidge, comments on the spectacle of electoral politics, the presidency itself, and how voting is over-rated as a form of social action when so much that matters is decided, when addressed at all, by other means and to other ends. The presidential election is a reality TV-show as irrelevant to our lives as the gossip on Jersey Shore, Chris Hedges argues and Clayton reads, while the debates fomented by the Occupy movment about inequality, corporate malfeasance, the destruction of the ecosystem, and the security/surveillance state are the only ones that matters right now.

9:09 minutes (6.28 MB)

William Beeman - The Great Satan and the Mad Mullahs: how the US and Iran demonize each another

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Mon, 02/20/2012

Bill Resnick interviews William Beeman, author of "The Great Satan and the Mad Mullahs: how the US and Iran demonize each another". They talk about the history and patterns of this demonization, and why & how the same people who argued for war in Iraq over weapons of mass-destruction are doing it again with Iran (and again with little or no evidence). 

William Beeman is a professor of anthropology and chair of the department at University of Minnesota. He also maintains a blog on Culture and International Affairs.

20:50 minutes (14.31 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour February 20th

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Mon, 02/20/2012

 Tom Becker hosts today Old Mole and we hear about the war drums being beat over Iran, the kabuki theatrics of electoral politics, a cold war waged with drones, and about the African Film Festival.

 Thanks to all you folks who called in to support KBOO and the Old Mole!  If you didn't get to it, you can use the tip jar at the top of this page!

58:14 minutes (39.99 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 02/16/12

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Thu, 02/16/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Exploring fear and loathing on the Populist Right with Arthur Goldwag

Exploring fear and loathing on the Populist Right with Arthur Goldwag

Its no surprise that the confluence of the internet and the 24-hour news cycle has enabled extreme groups once relegated to the fringe of American politics to enjoy unprecedented influence on political discourse. The paranoia and scapegoating of today's Tea Party, however, reflect a disturbing pattern in our history that fueled hysteria about the Illuminati of the 1790s, anti-New Deal forces of the 1930s, and McCarthyism of the 1950s. What is new about the "new hate" is its ability to project itself and the willingness of politicians to exploit it for their own purposes.

Out Loud on 02/14/12

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Out Loud
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Tue, 02/14/2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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Queering Sex, Love and Relationships

To celebrate Valentines Day, we are queering sex, love and relationships with a two hour special! It is our Spring Membership Drive, as well, so we're offering some special thank you gifts for new and renewing members!

We welcome Myshkin, from Myshkin's Ruby Warblers, to the show and we'll feature new music from her latest record 'That Diamond Lust'. Myshkin donated copies of this CD and a pair of tickets to her record release show at the Alberta Rose Feb 25! We'll offer these thank you gifts to new and returning members who call during the show!

Anything goes for the U.S. military these days; plus more on the Great Birth Control Fracas of 2012.

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Tue, 02/14/2012

  It's the Winter Membership Drive! Abe and Joe take your contributions, your phone calls, and hold forth on the newly-unaccountable U.S. military. Plus, the latest in the Great Birth Control Fracas of 2012.

 

 
 

 

 
56:34 minutes (51.8 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 02/14/12

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Tue, 02/14/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Anything goes for the U.S. military these days; plus more on the Great Birth Control Fracas of 2012.

 It's the Winter Membership Drive! Abe and Joe take your contributions, your phone calls, and hold forth on the newly-unaccountable U.S. military. Plus, the latest in the Great Birth Control Fracas of 2012.

The Media's Role in the Fate of the World

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Wed, 02/08/2012

 Host Lisa Loving speaks with Maria Armoudian about her new book "Kill the Messenger: The Media's Role in the Fate of the World," an in-depth examination of the media's power to help or harm.

55:15 minutes (50.58 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 02/09/12

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Thu, 02/09/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Mitt's billion-dollar sugar daddy, BP petroleum pirates and other harrowing updates from Greg Palast

Mitt's billion-dollar sugar daddy, BP petroleum pirates and other harrowing updates from Greg Palast

As the presidential primaries kick into high gear, campaign contributions from big oil, high finance and other corporate high rollers who want four more years of the status quo are gushing. Hedge fund billionaire Paul Singer is at the top of the list of corporate sugar daddies who are pouring $1 million or more into Restore Our Future pro-Romney Super PAC. With growing pressure from the 99 percent, these elites of the 1 percent are working overtime to protect their turf.

Talk Radio on 02/08/12

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Wed, 02/08/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The Media's Role in the Fate of the World

Host Lisa Loving speaks with Maria Armoudian about her new book "Kill the Messenger: The Media's Role in the Fate of the World," an in-depth examination of the media's power to help or harm.

What role do the media have in creating the conditions for atrocities in areas of conflict? Conversely, can the media be used to preserve democracy and safeguard the human rights of all citizens in a diverse society? How will the media affect the fate of the planet itself.

How does the media interact with psychological and cultural forces to impact perceptions, fears, peer-pressure, "groupthink," and the creation of heroes and villains?

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