The guest is Zaher Wahab, Professor of Education at Lewis & Clark College. He was born and schooled in Afghanistan. He currently teaches Foundations of Education, Race-Culture-Power, Paulo Freire, and the Middle East in Global Perspective. Dr. Wahab serves as a senior advisor to the Minister of Higher Education in Afghanistan, and has been spending about five months annually in that country since 2002. He just returned from his most recent stay there and will talk about the current situation there.
Chris Hedges speaks on "Empire of Illusion" (lecture)
Chris Hedges reported for “The New York Times” for more than a decade. Before that he worked for “The Christian Science Monitor” and National Public Radio. He has covered wars in the Balkans, the Middle East and Central America. His book, "War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning" received the Overseas Press Club award. He is the author of “American Fascists,” “Collateral Damage,” and “Empire of Illusion.”
In his research, Jensen draws on a variety of critical approaches to media and power. Much of his work has focused on pornography and the radical feminist critique of sexuality and men’s violence, and he also has addressed questions of race through a critique of white privilege and institutionalized racism.
Chris Hedges reported for "The New York Times" for more than a decade. Before that he worked for "The Christian Science Monitor" and National Public Radio. He has covered wars in the Balkans, the Middle East and Central America. His book, "War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning" received the Overseas Press Club award. He is the author of "American Fascists," "Collateral Damage," and "Empire of Illusion."
A look at the best and worst of the year and decade in Portland
A look back at the best and the worst of the year and decade.
A 12-year-old girl shot by police with a beanbag, failed attempt to recall the mayor, new community journalism, solving Portland's gang problem, race and recession...these are just some of the issues Voices from the Edge covered during 2009. This week well be taking a look back the lows and highs in the Rose City the last 12 months as well as memorable moments earlier in the decade: remember Police Chief Mark Kroeker, Mayor Katz's River Renaissance, or Columbia Villa?
For over a decade, Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH) has been in the center of a controversy about genetic engineering, food safety, and animal health. Join us in a discussion with Rick North, from Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, as we examine the good and bad sides of rBGH.