Politics

"Focus on North Africa: A Second Roundtable on the Middle East"

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Fri, 07/08/2011

Host Goudarz Eghtedari presents a panel discussion on "Focus on North Africa: A Second Roundtable on the Middle East." recorded recently at Portland State University and featuring Lindsay Benstead, Assistant Professor of Political Science in the School of Government at PSU, where she teaches courses on Middle East and North African politics; Nabil Boudraa, Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies at Oregon State University; and Professor Keith Walters, a Professor in the Department of Applied Linguistics at PSU.

46:57 minutes (64.47 MB)

Political Perspectives on 07/29/11

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Fri, 07/29/2011 - 9:00am - 9:30am
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REAL STATE OF AMERICA ATLAS

Host Michelle Schroeder-Fletcher speaks with Joni Seager and Cynthia Enloe about their book, REAL STATE OF AMERICA ATLAS, which draws back the curtain on our complex nation to reveal the myriad realities of the American experience-from our changing demographics to patterns of home ownership to the kinds of food we eat. The atlas upends many long-held myths and shows us who we are today.

Cynthia Enloe is research professor at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, and has appeared on NPR and written numerous articles on feminism, militarization, and globalization.

 

Political Perspectives on 07/27/11

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Wed, 07/27/2011 - 9:00am - 9:30am
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Misguided Measures

It's been 15 years since Oregon voters passed Measure 11, setting mandatory sentences in criminal cases. Just as a new Governor's Commission on Public Safety begins examining prison costs and their causes, a new report by the Partnership for Safety and Justice (PSJ) and the Campaign for Youth Justice says Measure 11 has meant more Oregon youths being charged as adults.

Associate Director and co-author of the report, as well as Matt (last name omitted). Matt spent seven and a half years in the Oregon Youth Authority. He shares some of his experiences with Measure 11 and his time at the McLaren youth facility in Woodburn.

For a copy of the report or for more info:

www.safetyandjustice.org

Political Perspectives on 07/27/11

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Wed, 07/27/2011 - 9:30am - 10:00am
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"Concrete, Steel, and Paint," a film documents what happens when men in a Pennsylvania state priso

Host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher speaks with Tony Heriza, Co-Director/Producer of "Concrete, Steel, and Paint," and Jane Golden, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. They discuss the film "Concrete, Steel, and Paint," which documents what happens when men in a Pennsylvania state prison join with victims of crime to create a mural about healing and their views on punishment, remorse, and forgiveness collide. Finding consensus is not easy - but as the participants move through the creative process, mistrust gives way to surprising moments of human contact and common purpose.

Watch the trailer here: http://www.concretefilm.org

Political Perspectives on 07/29/11

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Fri, 07/29/2011 - 9:30am - 10:00am
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"The Tenacity of Hope," a Veterans Art Exhibit at the Littman and White Galleries at PSU

Dan Shea of Veterans for Peace talks about "The Tenacity of Hope," a Veterans Art Exhibit at the Littman and White Galleries at Portland State University, Smith Memorial Student Union. Dan Shea, a Vietnam veteran, curated the exhibit, which is about the resilience of veterans to survive using art as a path to healing, the resistance of veterans to be silent, to ignore history and a warning to the present that our future will require not a few warriors but all of us to be committed to nonviolence, itself a nonviolent revolution, thus, they dare to hope their work is making a difference.

Reception Thursday, August 4 from 5pm to 7pm
Littman and White Galleries, Smith Memorial Student Union
1825 SW Broadway, Room 250, Portland State University

Alternative Radio on 07/26/11

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Tue, 07/26/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Stephen Bezruchka on Dying Younger Than We Should

Stephen Bezruchka - Dying Younger Than We Should (lecture)

Over and over U.S. citizens are told,” We have the best health care system in the world.” That would be great if it were true but the facts, baldly stated, don’t support the claim. Not only is it far and away the most expensive system, the U.S. spends half the world’s health bill, it fails to produce outstanding outcomes. For example, in one basic index, all of us in this country die younger than we should. A really healthy society does not have the radical disparities in wealth and income the U.S., one hesitates to use the word, “enjoys.” One in seven Americans are officially in poverty, the highest levels in decades. Evidence demonstrates that people in more egalitarian societies have healthier and happier lives.

Art Focus on 07/26/11

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Tue, 07/26/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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LA Street Phantom aka Joey Krebs on “Blacklisted and Banned.”

Guest host Wendy Webb speaks with LA Street Phantom aka Joey Krebs, a longstanding force in the L.A. street art scene.

The Denizen Gallery @Milepost 5 and the Plum Bum Gallery are bringing Krebs to Portland to perform "You Don't Know What Art i$” for the closing of his visual art show “Blacklisted and Banned.” Joey Krebs, media activist, street artist, performer, and visual artist, along with his collective ARTSAVESLIVES, calls the commodification of "street art" into question. Recently Krebs was one of the protesters of the censorship of the 2011 MOCA graffiti show.

More Talk Radio 07/18/2011

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Mon, 07/18/2011

Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey comment on various topics including: our dependence on technology, re-purposing job skills to adapt to the emerging green economy, and same sex marriage.

55:16 minutes (75.91 MB)

Soundbitten: The Perils of Media-Centered Political Activism

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Thu, 07/21/2011

Host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher interviews Sarah Sobieraj, author of Soundbitten: The Perils of Media-Centered Political Activism.

Sobieraj explores the dynamics and costs of media obsession by activist groups.  She says the pervasive mediatization of politics has jeopardized the ability of dissenting groups to engage in public discourse and so has altered the very fabric of both social movements and the civil society that the news media claim to inform.

28:45 minutes (39.47 MB)

The Enemy is Washington: The Economy Crashed

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Mon, 07/25/2011

If you want to talk about wasteful Federal spending, you're have to look at where the money actually goes. Tom Becker reads Paul Craig-Roberts' essay, "The Enemy is Washington: the economy destroyed".

7:33 minutes (3.46 MB)
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