Politics

Political Perspectives on 03/09/11

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Wed, 03/09/2011 - 9:30am - 10:00am
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Bernie Sanders: INTERNATIONAL TRADE, TRADE DEFICIT & JOB LOSSES

The Best of Senator Bernie Sanders' Senate Filibuster

Part FOUR: After devoting time to the $13.7 trillion national debt and our deficit which is $1.4 trillion, Sanders turns to our trade deficit. He says: In 2008 the trade deficit was nearly 700 billion - last year our deficit with China alone was almost 227 billion - we urgently need trade reform.

Phyllis Benning discusses 8th anniversary of Iraq war & continuing occupation, PDX march & rally March 19

program date: 
Wed, 03/09/2011

Host Will Seaman speaks with Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies about the upcoming 8th anniversary of the war in Iraq, the continuing occupation of Iraq, President Barack Obama's foreign policy and the uprisings in Middle Eastern countries.

26:35 minutes (12.18 MB)

Presswatch on 03/10/11

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Presswatch
Air date: 
Thu, 03/10/2011 - 9:00am - 9:30am
Short Description: 
News You're Not Supposed to Know

Per Fagereng guest hosts today.

Mark Moscato and Amanda Tillstrom from the Dill Pickle Club talk about Portland History

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program date: 
Wed, 03/09/2011

 Hosted by Lisa Loving.

Today's Guests are Mark Moscato and Amanda Tillstrom from the Dill Pickle Club in Portland.  This newly formed Club is dedicated to uncovering Portland's forgotten history and compelling -- albeit dry -- policy issues. Their newest publication is a compendium of murals created by African American artists. What do you think are Portland's forgotten histories? And which boring policy issues do you think are crucial for the public to know about? 

56:44 minutes (25.98 MB)

Welcome Gretchen Vala and Meredith Wexler from Oregon CURE

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Prison Pipeline
program date: 
Mon, 03/07/2011

On tonight's show, Prison Pipeline welcomes back Gretchen Vala from Oregon CURE. Gretchen brings with her Meredith Wexler. Meredith is an Oregon CURE board of directors member and mother of a recently incarcerated son. She shared her personal story with us, discussed Measure 11 and how she has benefited from being a part of Oregon CURE.

For more information about Oregon CURE, visit their website at www.oregoncure.org

If you have any questions, comments, show ideas or feedback, please email us at prisonpipeline@gmail.com

27:15 minutes (24.95 MB)

Marriage Equality as Neoliberal Project

program date: 
Mon, 03/07/2011

Denise and Yasmin connect the struggle for LBGT rights with struggles against privatization and criticize how marriage equality obfuscates the fact that essential services like healthcare are not available to all, or in the case of education are under attack.

Yasmin Nair is a writer and activist in Chicago. Her work focuses on queer activism and struggles. She also writes for Against Equality, an online archive, publishing, and arts collecive dedicated to challenging the rhetoric and politics of inclusion.

13:07 minutes (12.01 MB)

Human Rights Violations in Zimbabwe

program date: 
Wed, 03/02/2011

Last week, 45 people were arrested in Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, for watching a video on the uprising in Egypt. They were charged with treason and were tortured by government personnel. One of the detainees was pushed out of a second floor window resulting in a broken leg. Some of the detainees are HIV positive and in need of their life-saving medicine. All have been denied access to medical treatment, lawyers and proper meals.

56:30 minutes (22.63 MB)

Bus Riders Unite!

program date: 
Wed, 02/16/2011

On this show, you'll hear interviews with organizers and community members who are working to make public transit affordable and equitable.  They are part of an inspiring movement for social and environmental justice.
First, we bring you an interview with Esperanza Martinez of LA's Bus Riders Union.  A little later in the show, we'll take a trip on Trimet with a dozen dynamic organizers from OPAL, Organizing People Activating Leaders, OPAL, and Bus Riders Unite

58:29 minutes (23.42 MB)

Positively Revolting 03-04-11 Rally for Peace

program date: 
Fri, 03/04/2011

Host Lyn Molich speaks with guests Grant Remington of Veterans For Peace and Dan Handelman of Peace and Justice Works about the March 19th 2011 Rally for Peace
 

53:10 minutes (48.69 MB)
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