Politics

Private v. Public Health Insurance

program date: 
Sun, 06/28/2009

 Health, Money and Fear is the name of a video by Dr. Paul Hochfeld, an ER physician in Corvallis and a member of Physicians for a National Health Care Program (PHNP).   In this interview with the Old Mole's Laurie Mercier, he discusses the human and economic costs of our  "2.5 Trillion Dollar Health Care Factory."  You can learn more from his website here.   

13:26 minutes (7.69 MB)

Political Perspectives on 06/30/09

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Tue, 06/30/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Analysis and information about the June 27th coup in Honduras.

Closing Portland's Affordable Housing Gap

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Wed, 06/24/2009

The real estate bubble may have burst but many Portlanders still find homeownership beyond their reach.

58:22 minutes (46.77 MB)

Interview Dr Elliot Katz Founder In Defense Of Animals (IDA) and Dr Sheri Speede Founder IDA Africa.

program date: 
Sun, 06/28/2009

Pete Anderson interviewed Dr Elliot Katz Founder In Defense Of Animals (IDA) and Dr Sheri Speede Founder IDA Africa on June 25th 2009.

Dr Katz Founder In Defense Of Animals (IDA) is located in San Francisco.

Dr Sheri Speede Founder IDA Africa spends most of her time in Africa however, her home is Portland.

This interview was done in relation to an upcoming Animal Rights Conference to be held in Los Angeles - July 16 through July 20, 2009.

At this conference there will be more than 90 Speakers - More than 90 Exhibitors.

There will be Cermonies, Awards, Reports and Other Exciting Events.

Pete and Joe Partansky plans on covering the events for KBOO and Fort Vancouver Public Access Television.

30:34 minutes (27.99 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 06/30/09

Air date: 
Tue, 06/30/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Guest Host: Goudarz Eghtedari

Why were elections in Iran rigged? What do the Iranian Demonstrators want? Is the Green Wave in Iran another CIA staged colour revolution? For some answers tune into KBOO's special talk show with Goudarz Eghtedari when he interviews Professors Hamid Dabashi and Kaveh Ehsany, 8 AM Tuesday June 30th.
Hamid Dahbashi is a Columbia University's Middle East Studies Professor, and Kaveh Ehsani is Professor of International Studies at DePaul University, Chicago and an editor of Middle East Report.

 

If You Love This Planet on 06/26/09

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Fri, 06/26/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Founder of environmental non-profit research group Earth Policy Institute, Lester Brown has been describes by the Washington Post as ' one of the world's most influential thinkers'. In this interview he talks about the rise of failed states around the world, how the price of grain will in the future be linked to the price of oil, and the danger posed to civilisation if food shortages and hunger continue to increase.

Is this what Democracy looks like?

program date: 
Wed, 06/24/2009

Words can be used to communicate ideas between people, to describe things we can't point to.  Words can also be used to separate and manipulate.  This happens in our media all the time.  Remember when the prior administration talked about "spreading democracy"?  

This was a divisive choice of words - some of us think - hooray! spreading democracy! pass the popcorn!  to others, sounds a little like cultural imperialism.

58:09 minutes (39.93 MB)

One Land Many Voices

Air date: 
Fri, 06/26/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Guest hosts, Wael Elasady and Peter Miller interview Professor Norman Finkelstein about the most recent events in Palestine and Israel, Obama's June 4th speech in Cairo, and what we can learn from Gandhi.

Radiozine on 06/25/09

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Radiozine
Air date: 
Thu, 06/25/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Toni Tabora-Roberts interviews Curtis Choy about his film "Manilatown is in the Heart".  A favorite at the DisOrient film festival in April, the film is a tribute to late poet and activist Al Robles. 

In the 1970s, Robles was an activist involved in the San Francisco I-Hotel struggle, a fight which is now burned into Filipino-American civil rights history.

After a decade-long protest, many low-income elderly Manong were evicted, effectively dismantling the last enclave of downtown San Francisco's historic Manilatown community.

"Manilatown is in the Heart"will show for one night only in Portland on Friday, June 26th at the Hollywood Theater.

Flashpoints on 06/25/09

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Flashpoints
Air date: 
Thu, 06/25/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

On Flashpoints, remembering the life of human rights leader and liberation theologist, Father Jean Juste, and Helen Caldicott speaks about the nuclear threat.

Revolutionary Haitian priest Father Jean-Juste died on May 27th at the age of 62. In jail and out, he preached liberation of the poor, release of prisoners, human rights for all, and a fair distribution of wealth. He constantly challenged both the powers of Haiti and the US to stop killing, starving and imprisoning the poor. He slept on the floor of his church, St. Claire, which provided meals to thousands of starving children and adults every week. Father Gerry will be missed but not forgotten by the Haitian people, and by all who embrace true democracy and justice throughout the world.

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