Politics

Voices of the Middle East on 07/08/11

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Fri, 07/08/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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"Focus on North Africa: A Second Roundtable on the Middle East"

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.

Political Perspectives on 07/06/11

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Wed, 07/06/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Yves Engler on "Stop Signs: Cars and Capitalism"

Yves Engler, co-author of "Stop Signs: Cars and Capitalism on the Road to Economic, Social and Ecological Decay" spoke at Lauthing Horse Books on June 21st. He and his co-author Bianca Mugyenyi documented an anthropolicical tour of the land of Homo Automomotivis and argue for moving beyond the private automobile. Stephanie Potter attended the talk, which was given in a parking lot around the corner from Laughing Horse. She recorded and produced this program.

Radiozine on 07/11/11

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Radiozine
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Mon, 07/11/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Colombia Free Trade Agreement

Arthur Stamoulis of Oregon Fair Trade Campaign talks about the demonstration planned for Congressman Earl Blumenauer's Office on Monday, July 11 * 12:00 noon at 729 NE Oregon St (Near the 7th Avenue MAX Station)

Fifty-one union leaders were assassinated in Colombia last year — more than in the rest of the world combined. At least 17 have been assassinated so far this year.

A Recap on the State of the Union after 235 Years... Wherefore Art Thou, Liberty?

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Tue, 07/05/2011

 Hosted by Abe Proctor; Joe Uris is *still* on vacation...

Today, Abe looks at Liberty, or what's left of it, in light of the Independence Day celebrations.

 

 

58:13 minutes (26.65 MB)

Writer Nathaniel Philbrick on his latest book, "The Last Stand."

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Radiozine
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Mon, 07/04/2011

Host Gene Bradley speaks with award-winning author Nathaniel Philbrick about his latest book, "The Last Stand." Philbrick explores the volatile political, economic, and social forces that led to the  Battle of the Little Bighorn, the infamous confrontation, and demolishes some commonly held myths

24:08 minutes (22.1 MB)

Alternative Radio on 07/05/11

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Alternative Radio
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Tue, 07/05/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Michael Parenti on "Superpatriotism," a classic talk

Michael Parenti on "Superpatriotism"

Samuel Johnson in the 18th century said, "Patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels." Maybe it is, maybe it isn't. But for certain today, patriotism is a battleground. Being labeled unpatriotic or anti-American have become routine terms of abuse. Somehow the state has been invested with some extraordinary power and people are to be silent and obey in respectful awe. As Martin Luther King, Jr said in his great Riverside Church speech in 1967, "Even when pressed by the demands of inner truth, citizens do not easily assume the task of opposing their government's policy, especially in a time of war." Perhaps true patriotism would be to raise uncomfortable questions that challenge the official story.

Denise Morris and Mark Brenner: We Can Do Better Than The American Dream

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Mon, 07/04/2011

 Van Jones reclaim the American Dream movement kicks off tomorrow. Denise and Mark Brenner - the director Labor Notes - talk about the struggle the labor movement has ha d engaging American working-class history. Mark and Denise emphasize that the labor-movement doesn't have a PR problem; it has had  a movement problem, and we only have to look to past concrete labor-struggles in the form of strikes and occupations to see what can be done. Recently even, Mark points out, Egypt wasn't changed by "changing the narrative", but by filling Tahrir Square and closing down factories.

14:35 minutes (13.35 MB)

This Fourth of July, Let's Forget What The Founders Would Think

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Mon, 07/04/2011

 Joe reads from Joshua Holland's July 1st Alternet essay about the over-blown importance of what 18th Century men might think about our world today.

2:51 minutes (2.62 MB)

Food-Stamps: an effective program that we can't afford to cut

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Mon, 07/04/2011

Joe talks with Jessica Chanay of Partners for a Hunger Free Oregon about the food-stamps program, its importance for recipients and society at large, and what it would mean if we applied 1996 Welfare Reform type cuts to it, as current legislators want to.

 
7:56 minutes (7.26 MB)

Jane Collins: welfare and the working-poor

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Mon, 07/04/2011

 Bill and Jane talk about the relationship between welfare and the working-poor, paying special attention to working-mothers in Jane's research. Jane says she and her colleagues have wanted to know how the relationship between government, families and business has changed to affect the division of labor she and feminists call "social reproduction" - basically getting people into the next generation. She laments that a lot of people in government today seem to think that tax-payers arrive on the scene fully developed and ready to work. Jane hopes to dislodge that assumption and show that children and adults need many things - like healthcare, childcare and the flexibility to take care of personal crises - secured by their community to flourish individually.

19:47 minutes (18.12 MB)
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