Politics

Well Read Red: American Exceptionalism Revisited

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Mon, 12/13/2010

 Well Read Red, Tom Becker, reads an op-ed piece by Don Monkerud, "American Exceptionalism Revisited." Tom and Don's concern is that:

"Flag-waving politicians like Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Mike Pence, and Newt Gingrich use the concept of "exceptionalism" to prove how much they love America. Such hyper-nationalism, usually tied to a Christian God, denies our common humanity with the rest of the world, undercuts international cooperation, and promotes an arrogant disregard for world opinion."

 

6:25 minutes (5.88 MB)

Andrew Fieldhouse on Obama's Tax Deal

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Mon, 12/13/2010

Bill talks with Andrew about Obama's "tax-deal" and its real and imagined potential for getting the economy moving again. Andrew Fieldhouse is a Policy Analyst and Fellow Economic Policy Institute. Prior to joining EPI, he worked as a research assistant and assistant budget analyst at the House Budget Committee.

17:38 minutes (16.15 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour December 13th

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Mon, 12/13/2010

 Bill Resnick hosts today's show, which features music selected by our radical musicologist, Brad Duncan. Between songs, we hear another Left and the Law installment about the FBI's role in arresting Mohamed Mohamud for attempting to use a fake bomb they supplied him with. Bill Resnick talks with policy analyst Andrew Fieldhouse about Obama's "tax-deal." Well Read Red, Tom Becker, reads a CounterPunch article about American Exceptionalism. And at the end of the show, Bill talks with Brad about the music featured throughout the show that expresses popular reactions to economic woes.

59:13 minutes (54.22 MB)

Political Perspectives on 12/15/10

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Wed, 12/15/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Die German Stunde Talks about Conflicts in Portland between Old and New Immigrants

How do immigrants who came to Oregon in the 1950s and 1960s get along with more recent entries?  We'll have a look at what's going on in the German community and also investigate the old vs. new debate in the Iranian and Italian communities. Guests are:  Sascha Siekmann, board member of the German American Society,  Mahnaz Milani, an Intel engineer who is active in the Iranian community and Lucia Galizia, host of KBOO's very own Italian Hour. Die German Stunde is hosted by Miriam Widman.

The Death of the New Deal - or - Obama's Tax Cut "Compromise"

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Tue, 12/14/2010

 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris.

Join Abe and Joe as we mourn the death of the New Deal. President Obama's  tax cut "compromise" spells out, in painful detail, the final death of the idea of liberalism as a governing philosophy. Obama was elected at the head of a populist wave and enjoyed strong majorities in both houses of Congress -- but at every turn, the prerogatives of the ruling class remained intact. The Bush tax cuts remain in place. Unemployment remains high. Obama and the Democrats kiss the ring of their corporate masters. Rest in peace, American Century. We hardly knew ye

55:26 minutes (25.38 MB)

Food Show on 12/15/10

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Food Show
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Wed, 12/15/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
black farmers settlement with USDA; Food Safety Modernization Act; Harold McGee

President Obama just signed into law a $1.15 billion settlement with thousands of black farmers who were discriminated against by the United States Department of Agriculture. We'll get an update from John Boyd Jr., president of the National Black Farmers Association, who spoke with us in February.

Speaking of legislation, the Senate and House have passed versions of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act. But does the bill grant adequate exemptions to Oregon's many small farmers? We'll discuss the matter with Susan Boyd of Oregon Rural Action in La Grande and Albany farmer Scott Frost, who runs Nature's Fountain.

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 12/14/10

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Tue, 12/14/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Compromise = Giving the Republicans everything they hold dear.

 Join Abe and Joe as we mourn the death of the New Deal. President Obama's  tax cut "compromise" spells out, in painful detail, the final death of the idea of liberalism as a governing philosophy. Obama was elected at the head of a populist wave and enjoyed strong majorities in both houses of Congress -- but at every turn, the prerogatives of the ruling class remained intact. The Bush tax cuts remain in place. Unemployment remains high. Obama and the Democrats kiss the ring of their corporate masters. Rest in peace, American Century. We hardly knew ye.

Monday December 13th Evening News

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Evening News
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Mon, 12/13/2010

Our Production team for tonight’s newscast is Evan Tenenbaum and Brenda Escobar… Special thanks to reporter Dan Johnson… Our Engineer is Jeff Lovell …  The KBOO Interim Evening News Director is Rebecca Nay.

If you can't catch the whole broadcast, listen to these locally produced stories:

26:53 minutes (24.62 MB)

Joshua Holland: "The Fifteen Biggest Lies about the Economy"

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Sun, 12/12/2010

Host Per Fagereng interviews Joshua Holland about his new book, THE FIFTEEN BIGGEST LIES ABOUT THE ECONOMY (AND EVERYTHING ELSE THE RIGHT DOESN’T WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT TAXES, JOBS, AND CORPORATE AMERICA).  Joshua Holland exposes the most repeated, most publicized lies of the Right, and reveals their all-too-real consequences.

Joshua Holland is a senior writer and editor at AlterNet, responsible for coverage of the economy, globalization, and immigration. 

 

55:36 minutes (25.46 MB)

More Talk Radio on 12/13/10

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More Talk Radio
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Mon, 12/13/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The intellectual influences that have shaped Obama's worldview

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview James Kloppenberg about his book "Reading Obama: Dreams, Hope, and the American Political Tradition."

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