Politics

Fictional Democracy

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Mon, 02/01/2010

 The recent Supreme Court decision granting rights of free speech to corporations merely reveals what was already true: that democracy is merely a useful fiction and we are already ruled by corporations.  This is the argument Chris Hedges makes in a piece on Truthdig, read here by Tom Becker.

6:29 minutes (3.72 MB)

Today's topic is Abortion, and Female Callers take Precedence

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Tue, 02/02/2010

 With Joe on vacation, Abe takes on the warm, fuzzy, not-at-all divisive issue of Abortion.

 It's clear that the issue of abortion elicits a visceral reaction from certain members of the political right, in a way that few other issues do. The reason why is perhaps less clear than it might appear. On the surface, it is framed by abortion opponents as a question of the right of a human to not be murdered. Dig a little deeper though, and you find a fear of sexuality and sex -- particularly female sexualty, and the choice of young women to have sex on their own terms.

58:42 minutes (26.87 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 02/02/10

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Tue, 02/02/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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With Joe on vacation, Abe takes on the warm, fuzzy, not-at-all divisive issue of abortion.

 It's clear that the issue of abortion elicits a visceral reaction from certain members of the political right, in a way that few other issues do. The reason why is perhaps less clear than it might appear. On the surface, it is framed by abortion opponents as a question of the right of a human to not be murdered. Dig a little deeper though, and you find a fear of sexuality and sex -- particularly female sexualty, and the choice of young women to have sex on their own terms.

Two events, one in the recent past and one in the near future -- the  conviction of Scott Roeder, murderer of Dr. George Tiller, and the airing of a controversial ad during this weekend's Super Bowl -- prompt Abe to take a closer look at the debate around this most contentious of issues.

Fight the Empire on 02/04/10

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Fight the Empire
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Thu, 02/04/2010 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Host Per Fagereng speaks with blogger Stoneleigh, who contributes to the website theautomaticearth.blogspot.com about entropy and empire.

Political Perspectives

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News and views on current politics.

Recovery Zone on 02/24/10

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Recovery Zone
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Wed, 02/24/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am

Most of us thought big business already had too much congressional clout. Corporate banks have weakened banking reform, insurance giants have weakened health care reform, coal and oil companies use their lobbyists to delay climate crisis solutions and weaken environmental regulations.  And now, under the guise of enforcing the free speech rights of the First Amendment,  the Supreme Court has reversed decades of campaign finance reform.  In a clearly partisan move, a majority of five justices has allowed corporations to spend unlimited cash on campaigns.  What can we do about it?

Membership Drive Special, State of the Union commentary

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Presswatch
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Thu, 01/28/2010

Theresa celebrates and extols the virtues of community radio and  provides her insightful commentary, shining light on the "News You're Not Supposed To Know".  Sharing a listeners personal story of a death due to Swine Flu  sent to her in a letter and her own personal story of a recent bout with illness among other topics.

27:50 minutes (25.48 MB)

The US Yemen Crisis and Yemini Detainees at Guantanamo, The Link?

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A Deeper Look
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Thu, 01/28/2010

A Deeper Look Membership Drive Special:

Yemen, Cruise Missiles,The Christmas airline Bomber and Guantanamo "detainee's".  What do they have to do with each other? Join host Linda Olson-Osterlund and guest Andy Worthington author of The Guantanamo Files and co-director of the powerful new documentary Outside The Law: Stories From Guantanamo. Tune in for the most up to date information with a focus in on the detainees and their ties if any to terrorism.

17:31 minutes (16.04 MB)

Author Roberto Mangabeira Unger on "The Left Alternative"

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More Talk Radio
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Mon, 01/25/2010

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Roberto Mangabeira Unger, a leading social and political thinker. Until recently he served as Brazil's Minister for Strategic Affairs in Brazil. He recently returned to teach at Harvard Law School. They discuss his new book, The Left Alternative. The book sets out the principles for a future left and searches for a progressive alternative to neoliberalism.

36:13 minutes (16.58 MB)

The Real Origins of the Bush Name, Brand and Family Wealth

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How Bush's grandfather helped Hitler's rise to power
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2004/sep/25/usa.secondworldwar

Rumours of a link between the US first family and the Nazi war machine have circulated for decades.

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