Politics

Will Oregon be first to end prohibition of cannabis?

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Recovery Zone
program date: 
Wed, 05/25/2011

 Host Stephanie Potter speaks Paul Stanford and Jennifer Alexander who are working to put the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act 2012 on the November, 2012 ballot. If passed this initiative would legalize the purchase of marijuana (through state licensed stores), license Oregon farmers to grow marijuana for state-licensed stores, and permit adults to grow their own. The act would also allow unlicensed Oregon farmers to grow cannabis hemp for fuel, fiber and food.

25:57 minutes (11.88 MB)

Alternative Radio on 06/07/11

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Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Tue, 06/07/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Helen Caldicott - Hiroshima to Fukushima

Helen Caldicott  - Hiroshima to Fukushima (lecture)

The disaster at Fukushima has thrust the dangers of nuclear power back in people’s consciousness. The idea of an industry renaissance had been carefully orchestrated by corporations that stand to make tons of money. Politicians, ever mindful of who funds their campaigns, have gone along. It was hailed as a clean and safe solution to addressing climate change and energy issues.

An irony of the still unfolding tragedy is that it occurred in Japan, the only country to be attacked by nuclear weapons. The fallout from the fallout has spread around the world. Germany is planning to phase out nuclear power.

Alternative Radio on 06/14/11

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Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Tue, 06/14/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Arun Gupta - Economic Crisis & the Tea Party

Arun Gupta - Economic Crisis & the Tea Party (lecture)

You’ve played by the rules. Went to work every day. Paid your bills and taxes. When your country summoned you to fight in its wars you were proud to serve. You’ve worked hard all your life and now what do you get? Bupkis as they say in Yiddish. Goat droppings. Your job was outsourced overseas. Your house has been foreclosed. You’re in debt. Meanwhile, the big banks are sitting pretty on tons of cash. The stock market and corporate profits are up. GE made billions in 2010 and didn’t pay a dime in taxes. With this backdrop in walks the Tea Party. They got the answers. You know why you are getting shafted? It’s the immigrants, gays, uppity women, minorities, liberals, unions, and public service workers.

Arab Spring 2011 and Green Movement of 2009.

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Fri, 05/13/2011

 

Arab rebellion continues and while West picks and chooses what to support and what not, people in both sides are following the dreams for a democratic future in the region. 
32:57 minutes (30.17 MB)

What about building 7? David Ray Griffin debunks official 9/11 conspiracy theory

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Presswatch
program date: 
Thu, 05/12/2011

Host Theresa Mitchell speaks with theologian, writer and outspoken 9/11 researcher David Ray Griffin, author of Cognitive Infiltration: An Obama Appointee's Plan to Undermine the 9/11 Conspiracy TheoryOsama Bin Laden: Dead or Alive? 18:56 minutes (8.67 MB)

How does American-style permanent-war resemble the warfare of European monarchs centuries ago?

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Fight the Empire
program date: 
Thu, 05/19/2011

 Host Per Fagereng speaks with historian and retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel William J. Astore about his latest TomDispatch post in which he takes up permanent-war, American-style, and its eerie similarity to “enlightened” wars fought by European monarchs centuries ago.

28:32 minutes (13.06 MB)

THE LETTER I: Interview with African Youth and Community Organization

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The Underground
program date: 
Wed, 05/25/2011

Zoe interviewed Jamal Dar of The African Youth and Community Organization (AYCO). AYCO was formed in early 2010 to address the lack of services and programs for African immigrant and refugee families. Schools are inadequately equipped to deal with African refugee youth; parents lack the necessary language skills for effective communication with the schools and other community organizations; and existing organizations too often under-serve or cut loose families, leaving them ill-prepared for interactions with the larger community.

12:11 minutes (11.15 MB)

Veteran's Voice on 05/20/11

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Fri, 05/20/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bob Chenowith, former prisoner of war in Hanoi, pt 2

Host Marvin Simmons of Northwest Vets for Peace interviews Bob Chenoweth who was a prisoner of war in Hanoi for five years and a member of the Peace Committee while in prison. Members of the Peace Committee were deeply affected by their combat experiences and as a result re-examined their basic assumptions about the war. They made radio and print statements against the war while in prison. In this second part of a two-part interview Chenoweth discusses some of his experiences in prison.

Radiozine on 05/20/11

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Fri, 05/20/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Open Reservoirs and Governments

Democracy Here: Open Reservoirs and Governments

This edition of Democracy Here explores the difference between engineered- and informed consent of the governed using the context of Portland’s current plans to take open reservoirs off-line and replacing them with new underground storage tanks.

The plan to bury the reservoirs is controversial: the city says they are forced to spend a half a billion dollars in order to comply with a federal regulation, while citizen groups say that the water bureau is fast tracking projects to the same cozy consultants who wrote the regulation and that the water bureau could work more earnestly on obtaining relief.

Radiozine on 05/20/11

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Fri, 05/20/2011 - 11:30am - 11:45am
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Funding and supporting truly free energy

Robyn Shanti interviews the President of the New Energy Movement, Joel Garbon.  The New Energy Movement believes in funding and supporting truly free energy, separate from current alternative methods such as wind, solar and wave energy. www.newnenergymovement.org

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