Politics

The Rural Organizing Project: Roots and Wings Celebration

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Wed, 01/05/2011

We put together a show based on interviews recorded during the Roots and Wings Celebration of the Rural
Organizing Project on December 4, 2010. We included about 2/3rds of people who participated in the interviews, talking about the beginnings of ROP, how different individuals came across ROP and how it has effected their organizing or their lives, and some anecdotal snippets about the marches, the caucuses,  the demonstrations, and other events that ROP has helped them with, across the state over the past 18 years.

59:10 minutes (23.7 MB)

Circle A Radio on 01/05/11

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Wed, 01/05/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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The Rural Organizing Project at 18


Tonight Circle A Radio will air interviews recorded during the Roots and Wings Celebration of the Rural
Organizing Project. We included about 2/3rds of people who participated in the interviews, talking about the beginnings of ROP, how different individuals came across ROP and how it has effected their organizing or their lives, and some anecdotal snippets about the marches, the caucuses,  the demonstrations, and other events that ROP has helped them with, across the state over the past 18 years.
 

Mary Volm talks about the Future of Portland, especially regarding Police Accountability

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Wed, 01/05/2011

 Host Lisa Loving speaks with Mary Volm, former spokesperson for the city of Portland transportation office, about the issues Portland faces in the new year, including police accountability.

56:57 minutes (26.07 MB)

Fight the Empire on 01/06/11

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Fight the Empire
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Thu, 01/06/2011 - 9:30am - 10:00am
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MIke Ruppert on politics in the new year

Host Per Fagereng speaks with Mike Ruppert, author of Crossing The Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil. They will discuss the New Year, the new Congress, peak oil and the future.

Between the Covers on 01/06/11

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Between the Covers
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Thu, 01/06/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Practical Wisdom: The Right Way to Do the Right Thing

Host Kathleen Stephenson speaks with Kenneth Sharpe, co-author with Barry Schwartz of "Practical Wisdom: The Right Way to Do the Right Thing." In the book, Schwartz and Sharpe make a reasoned appeal for wisdom in a world gone mad with ineffectual rules and rampant bureaucracy: from doctors too bogged down with insurance paperwork and quotas to give patients the time they deserve, to teachers too focused on standardized tests to ensure that their students are really learning.

Radical Musicology: '90s Hardcore Punk

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Mon, 01/03/2011

 Brad Duncan talks with Joe about how hardcore punk functioned to politicize many apathetic young people in the 1990s, but also faced a social contradiction with its anti-authoritarian message on the one hand and the realization of the need for solidarity with practical groups on other. Links to the music below appear in the order heard on the show.

1. Avail "On the Nod"

2. Blood and Circuits "Bloodbath"

3. Spitboy "In the Tradition"

4. Los Crudos

6:39 minutes (3.04 MB)

Albert Einstein on Socialism

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Mon, 01/03/2011

 Albert Einstein wrote "Why Socialism?" for the first issue of Monthly Review. In it he considers the possibility revealed by anthropological science for many different forms of social organization, and way socialism answers the crises of our time.

8:51 minutes (4.05 MB)

Talk Radio on 01/05/11

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Wed, 01/05/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Portland in 2011

Host Lisa Loving speaks with Mary Volm, former spokesperson for the city of Portland transportation office, about the issues Portland faces in the new year, including police accountability.

Political Perspectives on 01/05/11

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Wed, 01/05/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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How to fend off the "pathological optimism" all around us.

Clinical psychologist Kathy McMahon speaks on PEAK OIL VERSUS "PATHOLOGICAL OPTIMISM," recorded in Vancouver, Canada on October 18, 2010.  Kathy McMahon has heard it all, through her blog Peak Oil Blues. She's been called "the Peak Shrink." She offers ways to fend off what she calls "pathological optimism" all around us. She also offers a new understanding of our reaction to learning about Peak Oil (or climate change, and the crumbling economy). These come from the many letters, sent in from all over the world, to McMahon's blog "Peak Oil Blues" (http://www.peakoilblues.com).

Abe and Joe discuss the not inconsiderable accomplishments of the Obama administration.

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Tue, 01/04/2011

Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

It's no secret that for progressives, the Obama administration has been a mixed bag. A number of landmark accomplishments seem diminished in light of what they might have been, had the President and his Congressional majority had the backbone to challenge the prerogatives of the wealthy.

Joe, back from vacation, joins Abe to discuss the accomplishments of the Obama administration thus far -- and suggest how the President might chart a bolder tack in the future.

56:47 minutes (26 MB)
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