Between the Covers on 12/09/10

Between the Covers
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Thu, 12/09/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Tribute to the late writer, poet and activist Grace Paley

Writer, poet and activist Grace Paley's birthday is December 11 (born in 1922, she died in 2007). In honor of Grace Paley Between the Covers presents a partial rebroadcast of a program produced by KBOO's Circle A Radio Collective on December 5th, 2007. The program features an interview with local author, Judith Arcana, who is Grace Paley’s biographer. We’ll also hear archival recordings of Grace Paley reading her work and talking about her life.

Judith Arcana recently wrote this about Grace Paley.

Everything you ever wanted to know about Mug Shots

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Wed, 12/08/2010

Hosted by Lisa Loving 

What happens when you're arrested?  Among other things, you get your picture taken!

Today's guest is the Editor of PDXmugShots.com.  Listen up, and find out what Mug Shots are, what happens to them, and what that might mean to YOU.  Do YOU peruse the Mug Shots?  Is YOUR mug out there?  Your Mom's?  DO call in with YOUR experiences with Mug Shots!

52:04 minutes (23.84 MB)

Political Perspectives on 12/08/10

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Wed, 12/08/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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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.

Neighborhoods Versus Cell Phone Towers

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Tue, 12/07/2010

 Host Joe Uris invites concerned NE Portland Neighborhood Activists Susan Prows and Steve Cole in to talk about Cell Phone Towers in Portland.  Many city residents are opposed to the towers, and to the less-than-transparent methods being used to place them.

See RespectPDX.org for more information.

55:36 minutes (25.46 MB)

Alternative Radio on 12/07/10

Alternative Radio
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Tue, 12/07/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Chris Hedges on "The Death of the Liberal Class"

Chris Hedges - Death of the Liberal Class (lecture)

The gradual corruption and demise of the liberal class has occurred without much comment. For decades it was a modest curb against the worst excesses of power. Once the pillars of this class, the Democratic Party, the unions, and the liberal church, collapsed, the poor, the working class, and even the middle class no longer had a defender, thus creating a vacuum that is increasingly filled by opportunists and charlatans.

More Talk Radio on 12/06/10

More Talk Radio
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Mon, 12/06/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Racism and Ballot Measures

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview Daniel Martinez HoSang about his book Racial Propositions: Ballot Initiatives and the Making of Postwar California (American Crossroads), which looks at the controversial history of California's ballot measures over the past fifty years. HoSang is professor of Political and Ethnic Studies at the University of Oregon. He will also discuss Oregon ballot measures and local concerns--especially efforts to expand prisons and attack labor rights in Oregon through recent ballot measures.

Healthwatch on 12/06/10

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Mon, 12/06/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Professor Dr. Courtney Campbell on "The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Society Stronger"

Health and Healthcare Forum

A discussion of the book The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger, by Richard Wilkenson and Kate Pickett. The authors compiled extensive international data to support their premise.  Dr. Courtney Campbell, OSU Professor of Religion and Culture, spoke about the book at a meeting of Physicians for a National Health Care Plan in Corvallis.

Produced by Roberta Hall

Positively Revolting on 12-03-10 Author Steve Hendricks

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Fri, 12/03/2010

Ani and Lyn interview author Steve Hendricks, on A Kidnapping in Milan: The CIA on Trial
In his book, Hendricks explores the 2003 kidnapping of Abu Oman from a street in Milan.  An act which resulted in the first trial of CIA officers by a U.S. ally.

51:23 minutes (47.05 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 12/02/10 - The Arrest of Mohamed Osman Mohamud

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Thu, 12/02/2010

The arrest of Mohamed Osman Mohamud is raising troubling legal, political, social and moral questions. This week, Dave and Jo Ann examined the fallout of this incident and how we can move toward real - rather than politically expedient - solutions.

55:15 minutes (50.59 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 12/02/10

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Thu, 12/02/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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What's the fallout from the Mohamed Osman Mohamud incident?

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What's the fallout from the Mohamed Osman Mohamud incident?

The Nov. 26 arrest of 19 year-old Mohamed Osman Mohamud for allegedly attempting to detonate a bomb during the Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Pioneer Courthouse Square raises troubling legal, political, social and moral questions.

Did the FBI derail a dangerous plot or entrap a disaffected youth?

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