Politics

More Talk Radio on 07/27/09

Program: 
More Talk Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 07/27/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
HIp Hop: progressive critique of its flaws and an appreciation of its extraordinary gifts

Tricia Rose, author of "The Hip Hop Wars", is the guest.  This book "explores the divisive, vitrolic debate about race and cluture in America, concluding with a call for the revitalization of the progressive and creative heart of hip hop" (from the book cover).  Henry Louis Gates, Jr. writes  "The Hip Hop Wars is a hopeful, inspiring book that speaks to the necessity of a community-centered vision for justice for all."  Her website is www.triciarose.com

Call (503-231-8187) or email (moretalkradio@gmail.com), with your questions and comments.

How do we change the national conversation about war and peace? Also: Update on health care reform legislation

program date: 
Wed, 07/22/2009

Seven months into a new administration and the nation still finds itself embroiled in two Asian wars. Many Americans would have difficulty explaining how the Obama administration's conduct of these wars differs from the last administration's. They're certainly not being helped by policymakers and pundits who are working overtime to marginalize arguments for American withdrawal from the region. With the economy now people's foremost concern, how does the peace movement change the national conversation about war and peace?

56:58 minutes (45.64 MB)

What's the future of community media?

program date: 
Wed, 07/15/2009

As recent events in Iran have shown, technology has given ordinary people the power to inform neighbors down the street and strangers halfway around the world about important events regardless of government censorship or corporate media indifference. "Community media" - citizen-operated print, broadcast and digital technologies - is filling the information needs of a growing number of Americans. The Alliance for Community Media's 2009 international conference recently took place in Portland, where hundreds of media activists discussed new concepts in community media and challenge old ones.

54:37 minutes (43.75 MB)

A Deeper Look on 07/23/09

Program: 
A Deeper Look
Air date: 
Thu, 07/23/2009 - 9:30am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Human Trafficking And Slavery In America Today

Zaher Wahab

Categories:
program: 
Fight the Empire
program date: 
Wed, 07/15/2009

Professor Zaher Wahab, recently back from Afghanistan, interviewed by Fight the Empire Host,Per Fagereng.

27:53 minutes (25.54 MB)

News You're Not Supposed to Know

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program: 
Presswatch
program date: 
Wed, 07/15/2009

News You're Not Supposed to Know

23:07 minutes (21.17 MB)

Goldman Sachs lives high on the taxpayer dole

program date: 
Mon, 07/20/2009

 Goldman Sachs lives high on the taxpayer dole

55:04 minutes (25.21 MB)

The Death of Labor Law Reform, or Why the Democrats are So Pathetic and Meaningful Reform is Dead

 Bill Resnick for The Old Mole Variety Hour
 
 Why are the Congressional Democrats so weak and afraid? Why did they refuse to consider universal single payer health care, also called Medicare for All? Why last week did card check union organization die in the Congress? The card check provision was certainly the key part of the Labor Law Reform bill and labor’s top legislative priority. The AFL-CIO spent hundreds of millions of dollars in advertising and campaign contributions – yet its key section was killed by the Democrats. But how could that be?

Masters of the Universe, Redux

July 21, 2009

Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi gets to the heart of how one investment banking firm, Goldman Sachs, has engineered bubble after speculative bubble in the marketplace for years, always positioning itself to prosper in the wake of each disaster -- often at taxpayer expense.

What you need to know is the big picture: If America is circling the drain, Goldman Sachs has found a way to be that drain — an extremely unfortunate loophole in the system of Western democratic capitalism, which never foresaw that in a society governed passively by free markets and free elections, organized greed always defeats disorganized democracy.

Read it. It's a blueprint of how the executive class rigs the game for its own benefit.

-A

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 07/21/09

Air date: 
Tue, 07/21/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Goldman Sachs lives high on the taxpayer dole

Abe digs in to a smokin' hot piece in Rolling Stone by Matt Taibbi, about how Goldman Sachs -- and a who's-who cast of Goldman alumni -- has for years engineered speculative bubble after speculative bubble in the "free market" (including the recent housing/mortgage derivative bubble), and placed itself in a unique position to profit at taxpayer expense.

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