Political Perspectives

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9:00am - 10:00am
News and views on current politics.

Recovery Zone on 02/24/10

Recovery Zone
Air date: 
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

program date: 
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?

A Deeper Look
program date: 
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"

More Talk Radio
program date: 
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


How Bush's grandfather helped Hitler's rise to power

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

Seduced by Hitler: A Book Review


"Seduced by Hitler: The Choices of a Nation and the Ethics of Survival" by Adam LeBor and Roger Boyes, Barnes and Nobel Books, N.Y. 2000 and 2005.
Reviewed by James M. Craven/Omahkohkiaayo i'poyi
This book gives clear examples and lessons of individuals, often basically decent until tested, participating in and fundamental to, their own repression, the repression of others along with the building and maintenance of the tyrannical orders and systems repressing them. It tells many stories of both various forms of "Faustian Bargains", as well as stories of courage and resistance in the face of tyrannical repression.

Haiti relief efforts and the problem with big charities.

program date: 
Wed, 01/27/2010

 Haiti relief efforts and the problem with big charities. Millions of people text messaged financial contributions to the American Red Cross. Where does the money go? Host Lisa Loving speaks with Suncere of Mutual Aid Disaster Relief for Haiti.

50:03 minutes (22.91 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 01/28/10

Air date: 
Thu, 01/28/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
What's the state of your Union? A look at the president's address.

What's the State of Your Union?
Wednesday, President Obama will address the nation about the state of the Union. Among those listening to the president's speech will be nearly 210,000 unemployed Oregonians who are part of the 15 million Americans (official figures that don't include those who have just quit looking for work) out of work during this economic crisis. Will the president provide eloquent but empy rhetoric or will he step up and provide long overdue bold leadership to bring relief to those Americans most in need?

This week, host Dave Mazza is joined by KBOO talk radio hosts Abe Proctor and Joe Uris for a post-speech analysis that will look at what the president got right, what he got wrong and where he needs to go to bring the change he promised in 2008. Dave, Abe and Joe will also be following up on last week's Supreme Court decision that elimnated decades-old restrictions on corporate political expenditures and what that augers for moving real reform forward in the coming months. Join us in the conversation and let us know the state of your Union.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 01/29/10

Air date: 
Fri, 01/29/2010 - 7:00am - 8:30pm

Membership Drive Special: One Year Later – Where Do We Go From Here?
It’s been one year since the inauguration of President Barack Obama. How have progressive goals and proposals fared under his administration? Where do progressives go from here? What’s the future of activism on issues such as ending the wars and occupations in Afghanistan and Iraq? What about healthcare, saving the economy, the environment, trade policy, corporate domination, and education?
As Bill Moyers has said about the U.S., ”We are a very crippled giant suffering from self inflicted wounds that if we do not treat and heal, will in fact bring us to our knees and ultimately to our doom. We are close to losing the moral, financial, economic muscle and wisdom that makes a big nation a great nation.”

7 am - Democracy Now!
8 am – Positively Revolting Talk Radio with host Ani Haines
9 am – Robert McChesney and John Nichols
10 am – Power and Change: Speakers of the Illahee Lecture Series

          The Power to Change Our Minds - Jonah Lehrer
          Power, Change and Energy - Richard Heinberg

10:45 – Obama and Change: Phyllis Bennis, Institute for Public Accuracy

11:00 – Amy Goodman: Take Back the Airwaves
12:00 – Noam Chomsky in Portland
1:30 – Barbara Ehrenreich: on her new book, Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America
Read more: Barbara Ehrenreich Takes on a Plague of Positive Thinking in 'Bright-Sided' 

2:00 - Obama and Change: David Swanson – afterdowningstreet.org
2:30 - Dolores Huerta: Farmworker organizer and rabble rouser for over 50 years
3:00 - Tribute to Howard Zinn, who died on January 27th, 2010 (including a live tribute by radio legend David Barsamian)

Listen to Bill Bigelow interviewing Howard Zinn on January 19th
4:00 - Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez
5:00 - KBOO Evening News
6:00 - Bread and Roses: Beekeeping!
7:00 - John Perkins: How to remake the global economy


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